Friday, February 24, 2012


                                                 photos via Imgirl on pinterest

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


My submission for this week's challenge over at Inspiration Avenue.

Roll over the title of this post to see all the unique submissions this week and see how to join in on the weekly challenges. We would love for you to join in on the fun.

Stay Inspired ~*

Monday, February 13, 2012



I thought this would be a fun art photo since the challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue is "DIVA"S.

Diva's are really a mixed bag for me. I am not generally a fan. I do however, love the boldness & the confidence that exudes from them, the passion they have for what they love and how comfortable they are in their own skin, not to mention that they don't give two flips whether we like it or not.

It's those other little and sometimes large annoying nasty traits that are attached to "Diva's" that you just really have to sift out for yourself and like the old adage goes: Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Then there are Diva's who are just born bold and beautiful, talented and bright shining stars that are DIVA'S in their own right and don't even know it. Their personality just explodes into the room..they are who they are and have earned it without demand.

If I had to choose a Diva it would be:


She is big and bold and larger than Life. And yet, so lovable and identifiable, (a trait not linked to all Diva's) If she is in the room, you know it.

As far as my own inner Diva, she gave me enough confidence to be BOLD, to LOVE MYSELF, to slow down in the world and to LOVE everything BIGGER, then I booted her out. There wasn't room for both of us!

Roll over the title of this post and see what DIVA'S are hanging out over at INSPIRATION AVENUE!

"You Really Shouldn't Say I Love You

.... unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
~Author: 8-year-old named Jessica

LOVE with a Cherry on Top ~ Happy Valentines Love ~*

Credits: Twocutethings.hartje.madelief.Imgirl.

I am doing blog linkup with Blonde Episodes. Please leave a comment and then click on the button below to linkup with other blogs for Valentines Day! Hearts to You Kori!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

powerful. simple. complicated. profound. passionate. forever. LOVE

credits: pritistudio.etsy.sunnyinbed.maritimelove.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


My submission for GLORIOUS GREENS over at Ginger Snaps Creations.Roll over the title of this post and it will take you to the prepared to be inspired!


We are at the half way point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.
For centuries Christians have celebrated this time with a celebration of lights
called Candlemas. This is the challenge this week over at Inspiration Avenue, hosted and co-hosted by Hettienne and Gemma.

I have chosen to make this mixed media collage candle to celebrate St.Brigid of Ireland. She was known for many things, among them compassion and charity. Aside from St.Patrick, she is one of the most revered Saints in all of Ireland. To learn more about her, you can read it here:

The words at the bottom of the candle say: St.Brigid of Ireland, Teacher of Compassion, Lighting the way for new life and charity.

Thank you for stopping in and be sure to roll over the title of this post and see what's shining over at Inspiration Avenue this week!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I AM IN LOVE ......

.... with a card that my artist friend Peggy Gatto sent me. She has this awesome blog where I visit at least once a week to grab some inspiration from her amazing works of art. The card she sent me is a vintage reproduction of a paper doll from Laughing Paper dolls was one of the weekly art challenge invitations this year over at Inspiration Avenue. I told Peggy I would reveal what I did with her card. I could not resist cutting it up and with LOVE in the air, this is what I created with it.


She is a MUSIC BOX Mixed Media Art Doll Assemblage. She is standing on a box that can hold your Cherished items, WISHES, DREAMS, or Valentine sentiments. She is not just for Valentines Day...She is for DREAMERS...

The top of her box has words that say:

"If your heart is in your dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do"

Whether you are near or afar...all you have to do is Wish Upon A Star ~*

She was made by Hand and inspired by Life.
She stands 5 1/2" by 1 1/2" and comes to life with song when you turn her hand crank handle.

On the back side, there is a card attached to her that can you can write a note or a date.

This is her song:

WISH UPON A STAR ..........Performed by Jimini Cricket, Lyrics by Ned Washington

When you wish upon a Star
Makes no difference where you are
Anything your Heart desires
Will Come to you

If your Heart is in your Dream
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a Star
as Dreamers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those to Love
The Sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a Star
Your Dreams come True

See Peggy's Mixed Up Art..

To join in on the weekly challenges at Inspiration Avenue!

Submission for Ginger Snap Creations Redhead Challenge
Favorite Artist Paper: I use so many papers. Two used here are: K & Company and Paper Studio
You can see all the creative submissions here:

Tell someone you LOVE them today!