Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Tree Is Up

Our granddaughter has been decorating our Christmas Tree for the last 6 years! I so adore her!  We have a narrow wall to put our very tall tree against.  I love it here in the middle of the living room:)

Here is how it looks!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Studio - Back In Basement

I have been slowly getting things back in place after the flood in June. I tried to set up in the kitchen, but it was a mess all the time and didn't look good to visitors. So back in the basement. We sold the office cubicles and I really miss them. My new desk is not in a happy place for me. I am struggling to even go down there.

I have my work space for Project Life set up and love it. I enjoy doing project life, but not every week. I tried that last year, but my life is just not that interesting.

I may do an art page from time-to-time, but not so much anymore and when I do, I will be uploading a video to YouTube.

Hope you are all well, until next time....

Hugs, Deb

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Recipe Card - (Expired)

Here is a recipe card I made today.  I needed a 5x7 so if you like this size, it is free to download.  You can cut this with your Silhouette too!

Note:  Recipe Name Here and Recipe From Here will not show in the download.  Please feel free to save this preview for your information.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Studio Is Moving Again

As you all know I have been ill.  I am better, but not feeling well yet.  Don't know why but I just don't feel well.

A month or so ago we moved some of my studio up to the kitchen as we had a flood in our basement.  Well, it is going back downstairs because I hate the way my kitchen looks with all my supplies!  It looks so messy even when it's clean, I can't stand it!

So I found a beautiful table and chairs on Kijiji and hopefully hubs and my son will get it all moved by the end of the weekend.

Will take pics soon!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Printable Postcards - Freebie [EXPIRED]]

I enjoy making postcards and needed some today, so I thought I would share.  Let me know what you think:)

These will be free for a short time, so be sure to download them now.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Meal Planner 8.50 x 5.50" - Freebie [ EXPIRED]

This one has been created so you can punch holes for whatever binder system you like. I like this size personally.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekly Planner - Freebie [EXPIRED]

I wanted to create a weekly planner for myself after watching a YouTube video and this is what I came up with.  You can cut in half and use in a composition book.  It works great!

I will be making more planners with different designs, so be sure to come back!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It Never Rains, But Pours!

I am recovering from the pulmonary embolism and last night our hot water tank blew up!  I couldn't believe it!  Hubs went downstairs to get some ice from the freezer and we were flooded!  Again!!  Of course I could not help, but our son and hubs got it cleaned up!

Water was gushing from a pipe from the hot water tank and just soaked everything!  All our storage was soaked, but thank goodness, only some old shoes and boots went into the garbage!

Some of our Christmas decorations got wet but are drying now.

The complex we live in, replaced the water tank today!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Pulmonary Embolism

Friday was pretty much a normal Friday.  Hubs always has Friday and Saturday off.  We were excited that we were getting a new stove from the place we rent.  I have been cleaning ovens by hand for over 15 years and I don't have to any more!  The new stove was supposed to arrive on Friday, but got postponed until Saturday.

I was feeling a bit uncomfortable on Friday night, couldn't sit in my recliner.  One of my back ribs hurt but not so bad after I moved to my the kitchen which is now my studio due to water in our basement in June.  I went to bed fairly early because of the new stove arriving sometime on Saturday.

When I got up on Saturday morning about an hour later, I was having a hard time breathing.  The pain in my back on the left side was getting worse.  I thought I must have done something to bruise the rib or something.  I tried laying back in my recliner and that made it worse.  I tried laying on the couch and could not find a spot where it didn't hurt.  So after about a half hour I got up from the couch and hubs was having a nap on the love seat, so I went outside and sat on the patio.  My pain seemed to be relieved some.

Hubs got up from his nap and came outside and we had a few cocktails together.  My pain seemed to go away.

At about 5:30 my pain came back like block-busters!  I was now taking small little breaths because I could not take a deep one!  The pain was excruciating!  Hubs said we are going to the hospital.

We got to the hospital at about 7:30 pm and I waited in the waiting room till almost 1:00 am.  When they finally got me into a bed in ER, they put me on oxygen right away and my blood pressure was 78/41.  Around 5:00 am the Dr. finally put me on some pain medications and I was quite loopy, but feeling much better.

I was sent by ambulance to another hospital to have a Cat Scan (with dye).  That's when they found the blood clot in my left lung.

I came home the same day as I can inject myself with the blood thinners and I also have to take pills.  I will be getting a call from the people at the  Thrombosis Clinic at the Royal Alex Hospital on Tuesday.  Wouldn't you know all this happened on the long weekend and they were closed.  I am terrified!

My son took this pic of me in hospital:

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I am sorry that I don't talk more on my blog!  I am a gal of few words when it comes to typing.  I never quite know what to say.  Some bloggers have the gift of gab, but not me.

I worked on a piece over the last few days and I wanted you to see it.  I think it turned out ok!

Friday, August 23, 2013

2014 Calendar Painted (Portrait)

I am just loving creating calendars!  OMG, I have so many rolling around my head!  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2014 Calendar Printable "Reveal"

I spent all day working on the computer.... my comfort zone:)  I created some printable calendars for my planner.  I wanted something that was elegant and not too bold.

Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Art Journal Using Manilla Folders

I was working on making an art journal out of manilla file folders and thought I would record the process!



Monday, August 12, 2013

Shelves Are Up

The Ikea shelves are up but they are not capable of holding anything with a bit of weight so hubs will be adding brackets under them tonight!  Woot!  I can't wait to bring up the rest of my supplies!

I will have a picture for you later on tonight if it's not too late!

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Muse Is Gone

I have been trying to do some art in my journal and I just can't find my place... my muse is gone!  It has been gone for quite a while.

Maybe it's because I've been struggling with stuff!  Mind stuff.  You know the kind of thoughts that wander and just can't keep your mind on one thing.

I am thinking I should be doing something else, not art.  It feels like I'm lost and don't know which way to turn.  Something stifling my ideas.  Can't put them on paper.  Although, I have never been a writer in my journal.   I want to be, but just can't find the words.

I have had to move up to the kitchen due to water in our basement and hubs has the TV so loud, I can't concentrate!  Do I blame him?  No.  I have just lost my muse.... hopefully it will come back soon.

Praying In Color

The book "Praying in Color" finally arrived today!  I am so excited to get started.  I know there was a lady on YouTube who was doing this a few years ago, but I can't seem to find her....

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith And Art

I noticed a number of my friends on Facebook were reading this and then art journaling about it, so I thought I would too!

Should be here in about a week, horray!

Here is the book....

Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith And Art
by Madeleine L'Engle

In Walking On Water, Madeleine L''Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L''Engle''s beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one''s own art.

This is the book for me for sure!  I am excited to get it!


Inner Excavation

My book finally arrived today!  Now I can play catch-up with Effy!

Monday, August 5, 2013

YouVersion - Now The Bible Is An App

My Favorite APP!!

Life Book 2013 - Working On Getting Caught Up!

I have so much on my plate right now with the moving of my studio and various classes I am taking!  One of the classes on Life Book 2013 where Danita's class had featured a video called "Beyond The Prison of Beliefs" and I loved it!  I have added it to my blog for future reference!  Who knows, you may like it too!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

My Kitchen Studio - 4

More pics from my "kitchen studio"....

 I just can't live without my printer!  I am a print freak!  Love to print all my own collage material :)

We moved this caddy up against the wall, it is easier to walk by it now.  Our front door is showing here too!  What a shock for everyone coming over to see this space instead of an oak table and chairs!

My Kitchen Studio - 3

I have to blog about my new "kitchen studio" because it is filling up fast!  I have been moving things into the drawers of my cubbies, but not enough space for me to keep my Silhouette Cameo hooked up.  I will need to move it when I need it, but that's not so bad.

I have the webcam ready for Ustream, I haven't checked it yet but will get it!

Here are more pics of how it looks today...

Water is waiting for me to start painting!  I am needing a fix!  LOL!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Kitchen Studio

I am working hard at moving my studio! Water in the basement has left our carpet smelling bad, so everything has to be cleared out in that area so we can rip out the carpet.

My studio is now in the kitchen!  Can you believe it?  I am now on the main floor and we sold our kitchen table and will now be eating on the island in the kitchen.

Hubs put together my "Ikea Expedit Desk Combo" and we brought up my cubbies, but there is so much to do yet!  I took some pics of my "Kitchen Studio".

I have it done!  Horray!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Effy Wild - BLOGALONG!

Effy Wild is having a 30 day blogalong.  This means to post to my blog 30 times in August!

We have had some water issues in our basement so I am moving my art space to our kitchen.  I'm sure it will take me a month to get it set up and I thought I would get on the bandwagon and blog about it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Alphabetica Folders

I have decided to create one post with all my alphabetica folders.  I still use these as of June 14, 2014.  I have more of these folders but since my HD died I could only find these again.

Alphabetica - Number 9

Alphabetica - Vegetables

Alphabetica - Architecture

Alphabetica - Maps

Alphabetica - Blue

Alphabetica - Doors

Alphabetica - Vintage

Alphabetica - French

Alphabetica - Butterflies

Alphabetica - Flowers

Alphabetica - Leaves

Alphabetica - Yellow