Monday, November 24, 2008

Calender three views...and

Vintage Card holder...from the 12 Days of Christmas...Weedend Project Nov 22/23

These are so fun and do...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Homemade Christmas Desk Calender

Online tutorial from

This is the first one and I've done two more and will be doing 5 more for each of the adult children in our family...

They make nice inexpensive gifts ....

Ragdoll swap November 2008

FOCD had a Rag doll swap and this is the doll that I made for my partner...
Shhhh don't tell her it's up it goes out in tomorrows mail...she's an original and hope she'll like her!!

Frans Snowman class on Dollstreet is lots of fun! These are the small size and I'm gong to be starting the lg. size in a few days...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Victoria is here

Born the 5th of Nov at 8lb. 13oz.
to GS Anthony J. Garcia and Laura her name is Victoria Lynn Garcia.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More 12 days of Christmas workshop

Half way there the stocking is the #6 and I'm really enjoying all the projects.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

12 Days of Christmas

the twelve days of Christmas online class with Lisa M. Pace on the
snowman is Jingel on left and the tussie mussie on rt.

Gift tag
The Angel is from Patternbee site in the freebie section.
Glitter and glue messy and fun!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bottlecap Pincushion

This is not a very good picture but I had a lot of fun making it. Here is the U"RL to the directions to make your own...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Babies are coming

Well I'm going to be a great Grandma.... a girl in Nov. and a boy in Dec.

I've been sewing flannel recieving blankets, and bibs, and burp cloths.

Wall Hanging

For Autumn

I made two one for me and one for my daughter.
I found this on GiftMaker e-newsletter made from scrapbook papers, chalk ink, cardstock, ribbon, glue, buttons, velvet leaves and sewn... It was a fun piece to do...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Camping

Caught 4 and yes 1 did get away (just as I was bringing it on the bank) Rainbow Trout and good fun family time.
At Riggs Flat Lake in the Mt. Graham mountains nearby...a 2 hr drive...lots of rain and beautiful scenery... Son Larry and his family and Daughter Casie and her sons and I...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Trip to CG AZ....

Oh K!!!! I'm at my daughters house in Casa Grande AZ and brought them home after their visit...

this is Brandie and her honey Pete....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Holly Hocks & Dolphins

This picture of the school of bottle nose dolphins was from the Mutual of Omaha 2003 calender.
Done in the Inktense watercolor pencils and WC paper.

Well... I tried to do some holly hocks and I'll be doing this again from the picture that I took of them! I know that The scan didn't do a good job. Derwent watercolor pencils and WC paper
I gave Lillian this picture of them they were from her front yard.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fathers Day and Anniversary Card and Gift

Here they are!

Sunday kickin'

Yesterday was our 17th wedding anniversary we went to dinner at a local mexican restraunt very good food, and then watched two DVD's Rush Hour 3 and Ace of Hearts. Both were fun to watch. I made Davids' card (my own design) and he gave me a beautiful Hallmark card.. and also a beautiful Rooster Cookie canister (that matches other things that he's bought me for the kitchen decorations.)...

I also made his Fathers Day Card which I used a Design by Tami Mayberry from the CardMaker newsletter...that I subscribe to.

This is a recent picture of Casie and the boys... Jonathan 3 1/2 and Matthew 11 1/2 months

Monday, June 09, 2008

Nature Trail at Roper Lake St. Park

This is the beggining of the Nature trail across from the Hot tub! It's already in the triple digit heat here in Southeastern Az. and the man made lake is a big draw...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Cup of Coffee

Roper Lake fun with the boys and Casie and drawing this pic.

I was sitting and drinking from this cup that was Momma's.... Mom always had a cup of coffee and a ciggerette. June 3 2008

Another Water Color done at Roper Lake yesterday June 4

Left before it was completed when the wind came up really threw up my container (plastic) cola into my face and all over me...but the hot tub was wonderful to soak in ....

Monday, June 02, 2008

Everyday in May

This is the First drawing for June 2. I decided to try to draw everyother day in June so it won't be so furious and I can possibly spend more time on a project and do a couple other types of things.

This is an African violet plant that survived out of four and it bloomed this year. W/C pencils in journal.

This next picture is of a scene from a calender picture from Kauai Island.
Derwent pencils in the journal.

I caught this picture of Casie at the Sink last Christmas and it was mostly in shadows...This is a different approach using watercolours and 140 lb. watercolor paper.

This is a Conche shell done with Watercolor pencil in my journal that I've come to find a real challenge in it's self to paint/draw in.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothers Day

Here are two of my (April on the left and Casie on the right) daughters and grandson Jonathan.

Happy Mothers Day to one and all!

Post for ED in May 10th and 11th

Well this is Mattie with his other Nana Lillian liking that hat putting it on and off...

He now is 10 mnts. has two bottom teeth and every once in a while you catch him standing alone but hasn't taken that first step yet.

Birthday Cake (done from a Trinket box) and I put itrepeated 4 X on a cardstock and have made Birthday Cards for the Grandaughters B-Day's...18 yr olds

This is a Rose from my Garden Pots I took a pic and then scanned it in and used my photoshop to make it look like a oil painting and it helped me see the different values that was in the Rose ...

Again I made a 4 pieces on cardstock they printed out really well.... to make cards for Mothers Day for all the daughters...

This is the First page (Catching up the ones that I missed... am using the ATC Book Journal pages as one of the days May #2) watercolor painting done with Watercolour pencils & paper for the Every Day in May Challenge. I'll be putting it together like a scrapbook. I've been having a lot of fun with this.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Graduation 2008

2008 May 23rd Step Grandaughters Graduation picture of Tawnee. She'll be Eighteen this June! I used watercolor paper and watercolor pencils, color pencils and pigma pens...

Thursday, May 08, 2008

ED in May 7 and 8

Everyday in May #8 This is a watercolor pencils picture of the AZ Desert Bird of Paradise that is right out my front was really nice to sit out on the porch this morning and do this.

Everyday in May #7

Here is a graphite pencil drawing of Frida Kahlo from an online picture that I'd found. I really want to paint it in watercolor but I think it would look more approriately done in Acrylics.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

EveryDay in May 6

This pic was done freehand with MaimeriBlu watercolours... and it got away from me so I just played around with pen and glitter to define it more, it was done on a ATC size watercolor 140 lb. paper...Not so good but was still fun.
I'll probably mount these pics in a collage type framing...
I've also decided to go ahead and do 1-4 days which will be interesting.