Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspiration Avenue-Hot Pink Summer Sizzle Challenge

Our challenge this week at IA is all about Hot Pink!  I've been absent from making art and blogging lately because there have been a lot of cats and kittens needing rescue but I'm happy to say, "I'm back!"  I couldn't resist the hot pink pieces in 2Chmd's new July Mixology kits.  The theme for them is "Follow Your Heart!"  I think that making art is definitely a way to follow my heart so I played with the kits and this is the image I created.

You can hop over to GoDigitalScrapbooking and see all the wonderful mini kits Christina has put together for this theme here.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

The June Stash Builders kits are on sale now at  Christina Rios, the designer known as 2 Curly Headed Monsters created a juicy, fruity, fun-filled assortment this month!

In addition to the pieces I used above there are some beautiful vintage pieces that I'm planning to play with.  I can never resist a combination of fruit and vintage ephemera.  I love the way Christina uses color and texture in this kit.  There's a true painty drippy feel to many of the components.  Over at Inspiration Avenue, our challenge will be "Juicy."  This kit was part of my inspiration for the topic. 
I hope you'll check it out!


Monday, May 26, 2014

I Must be a Mermaid-New Beach Trip Mixology by 2CHMD

It's really fun when my favorite digital scrapbook kit designer tosses in a fabulous kit with mermaids! You can snap up her Beach Trip Mixology kits on sale now at Go Digital Scrapbooking!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Trying to Save the World

I've been trying to save the world lately.  Of course, I realize that I can't do it.  Not by myself.  I've been focusing on cats and dogs who are at the San Bernardino animal shelter.  I feel like I've done a lot in the three weeks since I started.  But there is so much more to do.  I view continuous posts of cats with kittens needing rescues to foster them, kittens who will not survive a full day in the shelter if they aren't rescued because they are underage, dogs and puppies who have been abandoned.  Sometimes, I just sit and cry about it.  It tears me up inside.

But I've met so many wonderful people who feel like I do.  They do all kinds of things to help.  Some go to the shelter and walk the dogs.  Others take videos and photos of the animals for adoption and post them online.  Some give donations, while others simply pass on the information to their friends.  There are families who volunteer to foster animals.  Sometimes I help with the transfer of the animal from the shelter to the foster home.  I dedicated a page on facebook here so I could reflect on the lives saved whenever it gets to be too much for me.  Right now, I have been fighting a virus and don't feel very well.  That doesn't help with the sadness.  So, here is what's left for me to do.
I'm not a religious person in any traditional way but I do consider myself to be spiritual.  I'm trying really hard to let go and accept what I can do to make these shelter animals' lives a little bit better.  Thank you for stopping by and please visit my Pets in Peril page to see some good news. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge-Water

Hi!  This week at IA Maggie challenged us to do an image on the topic of water.  Being a misplaced mermaid I had to jump in!
I've been super busy focusing on helping rescue cats and dogs from local animals shelters.  I ended up helping put 100 dogs on an airplane, fostering a little dog, transporting kittens to foster homes in another county, adopting a sick cat from a shelter, and fostering two 2 week old kittens that I am bottle feeding.  You can read about my adventures on my facebook page.  It's here.  I haven't had much time to create but I couldn't resist this.  Thank you for visiting!

Credits for image components:
Pewter 7, Tangie Baxter, Silvia Romeo, R. Davis, Finecrafted Designs, Forever Joy Designs, and Sky's the Limit Scraps