Good morning!   Now that CHA has started and the first day is over, I’m free to show you some of the projects I’ve done for the Spellbinders™ booth.  The one I’m going to show you today has a special place in my heart.

I know I’ve told you that my daughter, Kate, is pregnant with our first grandchild.  What I’ve not been free to say too much about, is that it’s A GIRL!!!!!!!  (Well at least that’s what the ultrasound tech said . . . I’m gonna believe her.  Plus the day I went to the doctor with her, the baby’s heart rate was fast – 140+.  Now it has been my experience with my girls that their heart rates were fast and everyone I knew that had boys the heart rates were 130- . . . SO I’m going with the IT’S A GIRL thing!)

So in honor of my granddaughter, this is one of my projects (and hopefully I’ll get it back one day and it still looks in pretty good shape).


I altered one of the $1 Michael frames by painting it Antique White and then covering it in Graphic 45’s Little Darling Collection.  The new baby’s picture can easily be inserted in the frame and the tag at the top of the frame will be perfect to record all the vital information . . . name, date, weight, height . . .


The flowers were made with the new Blossoms Five, the flourishes are from the new Venetian Motifs and the butterfly from Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.


The edges of the flowers were sponged with Chiffon Mix’d Media Inx, misted with water, shaped and then dried with the heat gun.  Once they were assembled, a little Glossy Accents was added to the edges and sprinkled with Diamond Dust Fine Vintage Glass Glitter.


All of a sudden I have a reason to love this Graphic 45 collection . . . who would have thunk!

That’s it for today . . .  I’ve got one more to show you tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today!


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Smiley from Good morning y’all!  It’s time for another Tangle Tuesday.  From the comments left and some emails I received, I can tell lots of y’all are interested in Zentangle.  I’ve been sitting on my fingers trying not to upload more over the last few days.

Let’s talk about some different links that you might find interesting:

The Zentangle website

plus there are so many zentangle/zendoodling blogs out there all you need to do is search on zentangle, doodle, zendoodle . . . you won’t believe the hits you come up with.

My friend, Micki Harper, mentioned in her blog post that she had cut up some watercolor paper to use for her doodling.  I tried it . . . I used hot press watercolor paper because it is smoother and doesn’t have all the grooves of regular watercolor paper . . . I cut it up in 3.5” squares and tried a couple of those.  It works great!

What I’ve learned over the last little bit just practicing.  I like to have a fine 01 or 03 pen for drawing but I like a broader tip, 05 or 08 for coloring in the black areas.  I have only one paper stump that I use over and over, but I can see where a couple would be handy.  If you are a golfer (or someone else in family is), those golf pencils picked up at all the pro shops are perfect . . . they are small so they can go in your pencil or Zentangle bag easy.    Zentangle doesn’t have to be perfect . . . none of my lines are . . . and I’ve messed up my share of squares . . .  things can be fixed by shading or maybe changing your design a little.

Here are a few of my tangles from the last week:

This is one done on a Zentangle Square:


This is one done on 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper:


This is one of my favorites done some time  . . . can’t remember when  . . . but I think done in a doctor’s waiting room with my mom.


Thanks to everyone who played along and linked up last week.  Hopefully we’ll keep building on that number so we can see what each other are doing.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . it’s one line at a time!


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