Monday, August 04, 2014


The Documented Life Project
use a fortune cookie fortune

I did not have any of those saved in my stash, so I looked online for a fortune website. 
I found several.
I chose this one, since I had the background already done ahead…and it had that flower image.

Love is like wildflowers….it is often found in the most unlikely places.

The background is alcohol ink sprayed through a hot glue stencil and stamping ink through a piece of punchinella.
I stitched the stems and leaf shapes with my sewing machine.
The rest is acrylic paints and sharpie details. 
A butterfly sticker and gem embellishments were the final additions to the page.

20 weeks left! 
The year is just flying by!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014


The Index Card A Day project is complete!
The cards fit onto a ring and are tucked into my bookcase with other similar things. 


Have a good weekend, all!
D xo

Sunday, July 27, 2014

(meeting Daniel)

What a delight to finally meet our youngest grandson this weekend!
He is a keeper. 

Monday, July 07, 2014

(more plastic bag printing)

Found the tutorial for these on the blog of Alisa Burke.
Thanks, Alisa!!!
The papers will be cut and used in journal work and happy mail.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

(happy mail folder)

I love to receive happy mail.
It usually arrives in a decorated envelope.
I have to keep them - too pretty to not keep them -  so I made a folder for that purpose.
The folder was made from two file folders for the outside cover and four folders for both inner sides - two each side - for pages. 
The last two photos show the envelopes I have so far. 
I don't anticipate a flood of happy mails, so this should do just fine.
Fun to make.


Happy Weekend!
D xo


The DLP prompt for the week:
add a scripture verse or a quote from a favorite book

I made a bunch of acrylic painted hearts last week and decided to use a few for this page.
This tips up for some journaling space underneath.


Enjoy this day, friends.
D xo

Monday, June 16, 2014


The challenge for this week at the Documented Life Project:

It is a perfect prompt, considering that today is the hubs and my 42nd wedding anniversary.
The hearts were cut from mop up paper, painted deli paper and watercolored hymn book pages.
A fun page.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

(garden blooms)

I am enjoying this season once again.

Monday, June 02, 2014


The DLP challenge for the week?
List your gratitudes every day.
 The tip up page is attached to the back of the main page and the numbered areas lift up for space to write them each day.
I liked this one.
There is always something to be thankful for! 


Here is a video link to the first 22 weeks of my Documented Life Project Journal.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

(one week later?)

Some weeks just fly by.
This one was one of those.
I was happy to see my rhodies bloom again.
Love those. 

Two days were spent around a routine hospital procedure.
Do NOT love those.
So…I diverted my attention from that by making happy mail envelopes for future use.

I am going to participate in Index Card A Day for 61 days beginning June 1st.
This one is a warm up exercise.
Add color to a grid.
My cards are 3x5.
I am not planning to post them all.
Maybe occasionally.
Not everyone's cuppa.


Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.
It is a beauty of a day here in the northlands.
D xo

Saturday, May 24, 2014

(beautiful morning)

Morning dew adds some sparkle.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

(more buntings)

Six are completed so far.
I have more to do, but am getting to the bottom of the bag.
These go to my friend for her antique mall booth.

Monday, May 19, 2014


The DLP challenge for this week:
use embroidery floss or thread on the page

Straight stitching and french knots fulfilled the challenge. Machine stitching around the edge added the thread, too. 
My word of the year is GRACE, so I included a favorite scripture verse on grace.
The postage stamp was on one of my happy mail envelopes as were the bits on the inside - the flowers on the left, the leaves cut from vintage paper (it was about growing plants!) and another stamp.
The inside is not terribly cohesive, but it is my journal, for jotting down the week's events. 
I wanted to include the happy mail things to remember.


Today I am back up in the work space to sew more buntings.
Have an excellent day, my dears.
D xo

Saturday, May 17, 2014

(more wips)

My friend, Jean, has a booth in an antique mall. She had a big garbage bag of vintage "cutter" linens. I am making some buntings for her to use/sell in her booth. 

Here is my DLP journal so far. 
Only 20 weeks in and it is bursting!!
The wrap will definitely help to keep it all together as the weeks tick on and I add more and more art to it. 


Rain, then sun.
Sun, then rain.
Warm, then cool.
Cool, then warm.
Will be happy when the warmer weather finally settles in.
It has been one of those weeks. 


Happy weekend, peeps!
D xo