Mixed Media ATC's

These are the cards I made for that swap on
I started with card board and old book pages.
Then I added scrap booking paper pieces ,molding medium and inks.
I like the results with the images I chose. The little fairy is my favorite!
I love making and trading ATC's!

National Unicorn Day!!!

How wonderful is it that thete is actually a National Unicorn day!!!
I have always loved these beautiful mythical creatures!

Back At It!

Hello April!
Today actually felt like a Spring day, here in Westchester ,New York.
I only went out for a little bit.
But it was nice.Anyhow... I really do want to get back to posting on here a couple if times a week.
It doesn't really matter if I  have followers or not.
Mainly I want this blog so my kids have something to look back on later in life.
It is so interesting to look back in time and reminisce.
Recently I have been working in an art journal. It is so fun to learn to use different supplies& learn  new techniques . There is a woman who does tutorials on YouTube. She is wonderful! I am part of her Facebook group also. It is called Mixed Media Morsels.
Also, I have been getting back into  making artist trading cards and decos and joining in swaps.
I just love the sharing and inspiration that comes with that!
I hadn't been on swapbot for years because of a person I had sent late to ... I explained the problem I had to her,sent a beautiful handmade journal and tons …

Jewelry Making

I've been making more jewelry lately.
I would very much like to start selling it.
I often make things and give them away to friends.
However,  I have been advised to start selling them.
I've never taken any classes. What I make I learn through books and YouTube tutorials.
I love that you can use the Internet and books to teach yourself. That's not saying that I  wouldn't enjoy taking  a few classes.
I feel that even though I've been doing making things for years, I still need a bit more practice so that what I put out there to sell is of good quality.
Last night I took out my ring mandrel and made a couple of wire wrapped rings.
I had not made any rings in a couple of years, so I am rusty.
I think I  will just keep these for myself.
I will post a few more things I've made recently.

This is a beaded dragonfly. I'm not sure exactly how I will use it yet. I'd like to make bracelets and earrings using  these type of beads. It is very time consuming but abso…

Hello Again!

It's been such a long time since I've posted!
I have missed doing so and here I  am.
I suppose I  stopped because it seemed like I had nothing of interest to share.
But I have been thinking I want to do it for me & perhaps for my family to look back on.
In any case I will post about what I do at my job. What I do with my family.
The crafts I work on , my thoughts etc...
The thing is to get back into it !
If I meet friends along the way, great!


It has been a very snowy winter here in New York...and many other parts of the North East as well.
I hear so many complaints about the temperatures and the snow, but hey, it IS winter! It is supposed to be cold and snow is expected in the winter months isn't it?
It can be a pain due to the road conditions and although it looks so pretty freshly fallen ,after a couple of days it looks a bit icky in some places because it turns black with dirt.
I say grin and bear it and take photos ! It makes the tree branches and landscape look quite lovely.
So enjoy the beauty of it all.Before we know it Summer will come around and then we'll all be complaining about the heat and humidity! :)

NF Blo-Ma

“Roses and thorns are parts of the same plant. Somehow though, some people are concerned mainly about the roses. The rose is not on the plant for more than a week, but the thorns are there forever.
Roses are teaching that the beauty of life will bloom, once you have taught yourself the lessons given by living with the thorns.” 
― Grigoris Deoudis

This post is part of the Nature Footstep meme. A meme all about flowers and macro shots.