Saturday, November 12, 2016


My primary focus as a working American for 35 years was the children of America. As a K-12 teacher, I know how difficult it is for a scared and worried child to be able to sit and learn and be successful in school. The 2016 Election has resulted in anger, fear and division in families, schools, communities and our country. The Safety Pin in the picture is my own adaptation of the Brexit Safety Pin (see in the comments for the purpose of the Brexit Safety Pin). I will be wearing mine tomorrow. "I am safe...... please know that you can speak to me........" #safetypin No child in America should ever be afraid of who they are, regardless, who adults voted for and who is the President......... #SafetyPin = I am safe, please know you can talk to me....... please make and give to your fellow teachers and teacher friends :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Traveler's Notebook Memory Insert........ for photos, keepsakes, ephemera and other doodads........

A folio for your Traveler's Notebook........ for photos, keepsakes......... any doodads you want to collect display........   Paper is from K & Company........ Enjoy!!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Foiling with TODO from Create and Craft ~ 1st Attempt

Forever I have had a love affair with thin metal dies.  I have amassed quite a collection........  The TODO machine from Create & Craft TV allows me to take my diecutting to a whole new level :)  This is my 1st attempt at using my TODO...... Because of the help and advice I received from my crafting buddy, Rebecca, and the crafters in the TODO Facebook group,  I was successful on very first experiment with my new toy :)  My only regret is I didn't purchase the TODO months ago. The TODO is supposed to be an all-in-one diecutting machine....... The only function I have tried is foiling my diecuts which i cut with my trusty Big Shot.........  I am happy with the results of my 1st TODO Experiment :)  I can't wait to start foiling my thin metal dies and the diets from Cricut Explore :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Zentangle Feather by Nancy Babb............ Marion Smith Heart of Gold Planner, 1Canoe2 Planner

I ordered this planner back in December........ Aqua is my color........  I wanted something very special for the cover.  Took me a few months to find just what I wanted!!!  Leave it to my artist friend, Nancy Babb of Not Just Any Bee - Doodle Art to create the perfect Zentangle feather to adorn the cover of my A5 planner from Marion Smith.  The design was a "piece of cake" to cut on my Cricut Explore.    I loved the way the feather cut so perfectly and weeded so easily, I cut another for the title page of my 1Canoe2 planner.  Thanks so much, Nancy, for such a beautiful gift.............  I will find so many things your Zen Feather design will only make more beautiful :)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Traveler's Notebook ~ Handmade and Hand Dyed

I love making these Traveler's Notebooks and the inserts :)smile emoticon The leather was dyed with Archival Ink.........Sienna  :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015