Today's Scripture

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For You!

Four years ago I did this quick drawing to color...I made it available for free  HERE to anyone that wanted it for Sunday School classes, or whatever. 

Weeeeellll, on a whim I sent the picture to the company that is making my charms to see if they could make one of this. Check out the results!!!  I am SO EXCITED!  Now that I know what can be done I will be doing others soon...she already has two "on the drawing board"  :-) 

Buy it here for only $15 +$2 shipping

".... then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” 
(Acts 4:10, 12)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today's New Challenge

Today my cousin asked me to create a key-chain for her 8 year old grandson using the "Chosen" charm...oh, and he loves LSU.  Hummmm.... I can not tell a lie, gifts, ANY gifts for men, much less little boys have always been a problem.  I don't "do" male gifts!  But, here I was faced with a challenge.

First I took the ninny way out and showed her this:  (UGH! - zero imagination!)


Brenda said she wanted me to use some leather on it... back to the drawing board.  After 4 failed attempts I finally came up with one that I was happy with to show her.  HIT!  I might have to make one for myself, I like it that much... though I don't care a thing about LSU so the hanging charm will have to be different.

Charm stitched to Leather

If you order this keychain we can "talk" about what you want to hang at the bottom.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Moving In A New Direction .... again.

YIKES!!!  It has been over a year since I posted here!  Life has taken a huge turn so I really haven't had anything to share, but, I just realized that a Facebook Page that I now have (today) is sending folks here!  Gotta say, Facebook still confuses me.

ANYWAY, the change ... I am doing more Jewelry making and far less doodling theses days.  Well, actually, I have taken my doodles into my jewelry design!  How cool is that?!

I have found a company that will manufacture charms for me so that's my new THANG.   I write the words, using my own handwriting and they make it happen! .. Oh, and then I make the final bracelet/necklace/keychain/whatever ...

If you see anything that you want below, please email me at and let's "talk".

AND, please come and "Like" my Facebook Page to stay current with the latest.  I have a charm being made right now that I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT!!!  But, that will follow in another post :-)

Examples of what I have so far:

- "Thy Will Be Done" - a reminder to whisper that prayer when faced with choices and decisions (Matthew 6:10 - from the prayer that Jesus, himself, told us that we should pray)
- "WHATEVER He Says -Do It" - because your future depends on it! very many examples in the Bible of what happens when you do, or don't, do what he says, but Mary is the one that said it here...(John 2 ...Mary tells servants to do whatever Jesus told them because she had faith that he would fix the wine )
- "Chosen" (by God) - reminder that you are so important to God that HE CHOSE YOU! ( Ephesians 1:11 - "In him we were chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will")
- "Handmade" (by God) - reminder that you were no accident - GOD made you, on purpose, and HE had a plan for your life before you were even born! (Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart...")
- "Loved" (by God) - reminder that no matter how unloved you feel, GOD loves you! (John 16:27 - Jesus said..."the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and believed that I came from God")
Bracelets or necklaces, antique silver or antique bronze, with or without dangle rhinestone, or "by God" heart. Just $10 each plus $2 S/H (unless you want to pick it up here). This is my opening Facebook price, the price will be more on Etsy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Making SVG Files for Cutters Now

An online friend, Sally Carpenter, asked me to come up with a zentangle leaf to cut on her Cricut.  

This is what I came up with... it isn't beautiful but it is a beautiful thing to weed.  Very few little bits left behind if you just lift the stem and put the leaf away almost all the unwanted bits stay behind.

I love what she did with it... HERE.

You can purchase the SVG feather HERE for $.99

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Journal to Lose Weight...

In 2014 I did a daily journal… here is a page… I LOVE my journal! I can look at this and tell what I ordered from Amazon, where I ate, the movies I saw, the weight I lost (2 pounds, even though I ate at Wendy’s, Panda Express, Chili’s and two pig troughs (aka: all you can eat buffets) . I lost 84 pounds that year! In 2015 I didn’t do a journal and I found a lot of those pounds again frown emoticon … There WILL be another journal this year! Just sayn’

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Just Felt Like Drawing Something...

I'm not sure why but I haven't been the mood to draw anything for a while (over TWO MONTHS!), but today I did...doodling....

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Hersey Kisses Christmas Tree

Today someone posted a picture of a Hersey's Kisses Christmas Tree and asked if anyone had a pattern for it.  I didn't but it looked easy enough so I volunteered to give it a try.  It is made using a Silhouette or Cricut Paper Cutter.   Unfortunately, my Silhouette software isn't working so I had to use SCAL and save it as an SVG file.  Now I can't test it with the Silhouette software.  It cuts perfectly from SCAL... I HOPE IT WORKS!!!  I don't have a picture of it yet, but I will put one when I get candy for the trunk.... I'm just trying to get the pattern out there for folks to use ASAP.  I decided that even though the original had a trunk I was going to skip that for two reasons... 
1. I didn't want to go get more candy and 
2. You really never see the trunk of a Christmas Tree so it isn't necessary.

 This picture is of the box with a clear top made out of transparency film.

The REEEEALLY quick, unedited, How-To video showing how to put the cuts together is HERE. (actually I was able to load it below, just not sure how it will do) 

The SVG file is HERE

The SCAL file is HERE.

After I did all the work to create a box I found the original design and realized that it was SO MUCH EASIER!!!  It took me about 5 minutes to create the .svg file!  Below is a picture of the difference in size.

If you want the SVG version without the box go HERE

The SCAL version without the box is HERE

You can see how Brenda Quintana (I think she is the original designer... Thanks Brenda) puts her design together HERE

Monday, November 23, 2015

Using Your Cricut For DIY Washi Tape

I know that most folks like to use their Cricut machine for cutting vinyl or paper but my absolute favorite use (currently) is to use the write function ... In this case I made some DIY washi tape with black masking tape and a white Gelly Roll Pen.... Think of the possibilities! I also use a black Gelly Roll with natural tape to draw pictures ... Just needed to fill in the spaces that needed filling in, by hand.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Double Sided Adhesive Paper!!! At last!

I have been in search of double back tape for years now to no avail... The widest I could find was only 6" wide and came in a roll. I FINALLY found some 8.5"x11" sheets tonight.  Hallelujah! 

The goal was to cut a large intricate something, put glitter on one side and stick that down on something else.  I have been cutting large non-intricate things out of label paper and putting glitter on the sticky side but I then had to use glue to stick it the photo.  (Yes I do have a large Xyron, but I hate using it)... 

Anyway, it is a Silhouette product but it can be cut with a Cricut and/or Silhouette.  I wanted to share it ASAP because prices change so quickly on Amazon and right now it is almost half off, with free shipping! I just ordered bunches... 

If you decide to cut something like a state out of a full sheet of label paper be be sure and cut the reverse or the reflection of the state so that the sticky side faces up, otherwise your state will be backwards. 


Friday, November 13, 2015

My New Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils

Doing a happy dance!  I just received my new 

Ohuhu 48-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils 

. LOVE!  I wasn't expecting to like them more than any other color pencil set that I have, even my Prismacolors.... well, ok, they are not better than my InkTense, but that's really comparing apples and oranges.  Anyway, who knew???   I only ordered them because they were available as a lightning sale and they had great reviews.  

I just love the way they color... very smooth and easy, no need to scrub to get a good layer of color, and there isn't a wax buildup.  My only regret is that I didn't get the 72 color set, I got the 48 colors.  Hummmmm.... and having the blank, uncolored numbers on my chart kinda really bothers me... :-/

If you would like a copy of a blank color chart click here and download.  

It isn't actually curved, my colored version was curved with I took the picture, sorry!  Let me know if the link doesn't work and I will send you the .pdf file.

I printed mine onto a full sheet label so that if I decide to cut it apart and stick it to something, like maybe whatever storage I come up with, I can do that with ease.

While I'm on the subject of color pencils, not all colored pencils are the same!  And, for the most part you really do get what you pay for.  I bought some at WalMart the other day for less than $5.... HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE!  Spend the $!

The price shown below may be different from the actual price??? it is automatically generated so I have no control.  I do know that the price keeps changing on Amazon so that might be the problem... whatever they actually are, they are worth the price.  I WILL be getting the larger set soon.



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