I’ve finished and mailed off my 15 4×4’s for a chunky book swap on BookArtz. The theme just jumped out and grabbed me right away. I can’t wait to see what the other participants create!


I got the sweetest Mother’s Day gift from my son today. Each 1st grader was given a blank book to create and illustrate a story about what mom means to them. It was so sweet it made me cry.

It was really funny reading what he sees as my job and what means the most to him. Apparently my ability to make pancakes is really high on his list.

What a treasure!

Lisa Vollrath once again is generously offering images from her site for Mothers Day. She has great stuff and well worth your time to check out her sites.

I had just finished my 4×4 pages (16 of them) for a swap when I noticed a typo. I am thankful I noticed before sending them off but all that work…now ripping them back apart to fix my mistake! Where was my spell check when I needed it???

I thought this was kind of interesting.

You Are 35% Left Brained, 65% Right Brained


The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.


I just finished my second journal jar set. I LOVE this concept. I’ve been a journal wannabe for so long. I’d sit down and stare at the blank page and feel like I had nothing to say. The journal prompts are wonderful for me. They get me started and then I can just keep on writing. I’m giving this set to a friend that has a very similar life to mine…somedays autism takes over and we need an outlet…a vent…an escape. Usually art is my escape but I think this will “teach” me how to write without fear of the page…hopefully. 🙂



I’ve been doing more ATC’s lately…mostly for swaps on swap-bot. Here’s my favorite of the weekend. The background is fusion paper that I made a few weeks back. The rest is just stickers, believe or not.

I’m also happy with the composition book that I covered with a friends shaving cream background papers. I’m planning on making a journal jar to contain journalling prompts. I have an old blue canning jar that might just do the trick.

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