Prayer for Peace


I have had these antique chandelier Crystals for several years.  In a world that is filled with war and violence I decided to create a Christmas ornament that would be a visual reminder of my prayer for this Christmas.


I started with Sandra Evertsons Dresden wings and Relics and artifact Milagros.  Tim Holtz bottle brush wreath cut in half and reformed and peace from Tim Holtz sizzix handwritten holidays.


I covered the wings with glossy accents and then sprinkled them with Diamond Dust and let the wings dry.


I then covered the praying angle with Pebeo glitter medium and let it dry.


I assembled the ornament by using E6000 to attach wings, praying child, crystal, peace word and wreath .   After they dried I hung it on the tree.

Here is how it looks on the tree with and without lights.

I hope that the peace of Christmas will invade your life this year.


Too all the Red Head Girls in my life…


Too all the Red Head Girls in my life...

I have been practicing my drawing skills. I have been focusing on faces of both women and men.

This is one of my favorite pictures so far. I know it isn’t perfect. Her eyes are not symmetrical nor are they the same size but there is something I find intriguing about this picture.

According to Marion Roach “All the action adventure girls have red hair,” he said. “Whenever it is an independent girl, not a sidekick person, when she has her own mind or does as good as the guys, she has red hair.”

Maybe that is why I like the picture so much. Lets hear it for the Red Heads!

Brittanys Bridal Journal

My wife and I have twin daughters who will be getting married this year. We are very excited for them and their future. Both young men are very talented, loving and caring individuals. We feel very blessed.

I wanted to create something the girls could use as a planning tool as well as something they could keep memories in. I hope they will be able to pull it in later years and enjoy the memories that we had in planny this very special day with them.

Brittany and Chris will be getting married in June of this year so I created her journal first.
Brittanys Bridal Book cover

This is the Cover. Brittany likes all things with Bling so I had to make sure the cover included some blinged out initials.
Brittanys Bridal Book page 1

The second page you see when you open up the book is marked with the date that this momentous day will take place.

The following are a few pages and pouch folders I created for Brittany to store memories, brocures or swatches in. I didn’t use any one paper line to create this journal but tried to use some of the colors she was thinking about using as she planned. I did have to include some of my favorite cutouts from Graphic 45. They always work well with other vintage papers. Brittanys Bridal Book page 5

Brittanys Bridal Book page 4

Brittanys Bridal book page 3

Brittanys Bridal Book page 2Brittansy Bridal Book page 6

Hope you enjoyed seeing just a few of the pages from Brittany’s Bridal Journal