my daughter got engaged today!

My 27 year old daughter finally got engaged today to a very nice man. My daughter Lynda has had a couple of bad experiences with men and had a really hard time trusting another man to treat her well. Thankfully she met Jim at college and they hit it off and are now engaged to be married sometime in the future, they are not sure when.

Katie and Mike

Katie and Mike

You know being a mom is a HUGE job with odd rewards sprinkled throughout your 18 years or so with your kids. I would not trade one second of being a mother for anything in the world, the only thing better is grandkids of course, I have two and they are just adorable! My grandson is 9 and my granddaughter is 1 and she just loves her cousin, she could be in the worst temper tantrum then Mike walks in the room and she is just all smiles and hellos, its just the cutest thing. I just love them to pieces!

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Published in: on 12/29/2008 at 4:38 am  Leave a Comment  
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I just updated my Myspace page

check it out, its now full of color and I posted a new pic of my granddaughter Katie and I.
http://www.myspace.com/wotdoin

Published in: on 12/28/2008 at 4:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope you all have a happy Christmas and Happy New Year,  I am spending my Christmas Eve with my dog Roxy…

here is a pic!

roxyroo3she is egerly waiting for santa clause to bring her lots of little bones to chew on.

Christmas day I am going to my daughters and having dinner, it should be fun since both my kids will be there.

Have fun!!!!

Published in: on 12/25/2008 at 4:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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my christmas gift to my daughter

my daughter and granddaughter making "O" face

my daughter and granddaughter making "O" face

I made this item on a canvas that was already painted with gesso. I used red and white paint to make a shade of pink I liked ( I don’t usually like pink!). Then added some scrapbook paper, an image of my daughter at 1 1/2 making a cute little face and on of her daughter making a somewhat same face. We call it “O” face and I have to say its very cute in person!

Then I added some lace and put that down with gel medium, a note on gel medium, I love this stuff. I holds just about anything and I have the gloss since I like my art to shine, it never disapoints! I added some stickers and 3d embelishments and letters and as a final touch I embossed gold glittery embossing powder to the outside of the peice.

I think it turned out rather well, I use to say I was not much of an artist but really I think we all have artist blood in us we just need to let it out and have fun with it.

I have a couple more ATCs to post later, I just made them for fun not for any swap or anything.

thanks for looking,

Thanksgiving 2008


Thanksgiving 2008
Originally uploaded by wotdoin

here is an ATCS made for Maggie’s Monday Musings, its on a playing card and has paper, stickers, paint, glue with glitter and a couple of embellishments. Hope you all like it and Happy Holidays.

Published in: on 11/21/2008 at 10:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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cold stone ice cream Rohnert Park, CA

here is my review of Cold Stone Ice Cream. The ice cream is fantastic, however the service there is some of the worst in Sonoma County. Every time I go there the wait is about 30 minutes long. The last few times there were only 2 teenage girls in there serving the customers and since they can be quite elaborate it can take some time to get the orders rolling so to speak. If they just added one more person they could have a better run store.
It is getting on my last nerve that stores of all kinds are using the sad state of the economy to jack up there prices and cut staff. Silly when why would I want to go to your store, pay more and have the worst service? I guess I will just buy an ice cream maker and start making my own at home, I am sure its cheaper not just time wise but ingredients wise as well.

Published in: on 11/15/2008 at 5:44 am  Leave a Comment  
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my first atcs trade

I am so excited to trade my first atcs. I joined Maggies Monday Musings over at flickr and joined in the recent challenge, it was reminisce. The posting below is the one I made for the trade, I get to trade with cindyiscrafty who does very nice work as well see her photostream here.
I must say I enjoyed doing this challenge and hope to be able to participate in this weeks theme which is Africa.
So far I have not been able to use any of the collage sheets I made yet, but am hoping to soon, they are available here at Etsy.
Also again, I am a proud member of the Etsy team, Etsy Supplies Street Team, here is there page, join in the fun over at Etsy for a great venue for selling your home made items!

Published in: on 11/10/2008 at 2:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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heritage


heritage
Originally uploaded by wotdoin

here is my entry for maggies monday musings! It seems rather plain but I like the gold leafing pen around the outside which you can’t see very well in the scan. I like the black and red.
I am very new to expressing myself with art so any comments are welcome! Any new ideas too for that matter!

Published in: on 11/07/2008 at 4:14 am  Leave a Comment  
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Kitty Halloween Tags


Kitty Halloween Tags
Originally uploaded by wotdoin

here are some kitty halloween tags I made to sell at my store on  Etsy, How do you like them?

Published in: on 10/19/2008 at 1:24 am  Comments (3)  
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Tiny Witch ATCs


Tiny Witch ATCs
Originally uploaded by wotdoin

I did this for Halloween, I just sit and stare at a blank atc card until I just get frustrated and put stuff on it that I like, then I get more into the groove and insperation just seems to come from staring at it for awhile, Does this even make sense? lol!