Tuesday, December 23, 2008

shiny star

Head filled with feathers

so much to be said
so much to be thankful for
To live and love with all my heart
This year brought with it major ups and downs
But all in all, I'm here to say my heart is bursting with love
For you, for my family and friends

I started off my week on Monday at the Starbucks drive-thru...I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled out my Starbucks gift card to pay, I was told the person in the car before me had already paid my tab. Sweet. I was shocked... I remember last year, every Friday hitting up Starbucks to do the very same thing for the person in the car behind me. It all comes back. It's such a nice thing, I wanted to say thank you. So if that was you, sweet hugs... I needed a little love. ;P

This week I've seen family and friends come together thinking of others. Meeting their needs. Filling those they love with attention and sweet gifts. I think friendship has been my favorite gift this year. I'm pretty sure I never thought I'd meet you. Nor share a special love for art with you...but we did. This year has been fulfilling in such a memorable way. I hope to focus more on nurturing the beautiful friendships I've made this year in the coming new year. :)


Speaking of gifts, thank you for your sweet Christmas cards! Oh the joy they bring. I sadly didn't have time to finish mine but I did finish my little project inspired by the wonderful Sarah Bowen. (pictured above) But love and blessings to you :) I wanted to say thank you to Carrie for the beautiful head piece she made me, (the pictures do not do it justice!) Isn't this just poetic and beautiful. It made me want to dance and sway around in a pretty dress. I am making it a point to wear this beauty more AND hope to have better photos (I took this one late at night with almost zero light). But I just had to show you the lovely piece. Carrie you are sweet! luvs

My prayer and hope for you in this beautiful Christmas eve, stay close to your family. Love and love a little more. Sweet memories are worth the trouble. Don't let life pass you by without making the time to say thank you to those that have impacted you. (This is my last week of work and I am learning to SAY thank you and let go of the words I've been wanting to speak from my heart...even if I tear up a little) It's so worth it :) May you be filled with an overwhelming JOY and PEACE that can only come from ABOVE. Shine like a shiny glittery star...it's the prettiest thing to behold.

You are blessed sweets
Feliz Navidad

God's little drummer girl

Monday, December 15, 2008


sneaking in to say...

love is forever

hello world. I've missed ya!

it's totally been one of those weeks....
i say i never get sick
i got sick


and the more i get older the longer it takes to recover. how wonderful?!
but easy does it... back into the groove i go!
hello world!

And heck yes to getting some art done in the middle of sneezing my brains out ;P
Good news! I am the new designer at Kenner Road! woot woot!
KL and all her glittery goodness is rockin' the kits peeps. AND the team she put together is sa-weet!

This months kit is rockin here : Gallery

I have a feeling I'm not done with this months kit... totally love the butterflies!

The layout above was inspired by my Biology class in college. You know where they make you do a class insecta?! GROSS! I really didn't like the part where you had to stick the needle through the insects... by far the worst was the stink bug!!! yucko!

*insert girlie squeamish cries*
makes me wanna do the icky bug dance. ( ha!)

Anyway, when I saw the amount of butterflies that were in this kit it begged to be done. I don't mind sewing through paper butterflies. Real ones, that's another story. So here it is, a picture of my love bug and I. I think this picture has been the most scrapped pic ever by me. I printed about 5 pictures and didn't want to throw any of the prints away so I guess you'll be seeing this pic a few more times. ;P

So I wish you love
fluttery butterflies
and warm hugs
-happy monday sweets

Friday, December 5, 2008

belladrummer shop updated

Sorry for the delay in opening the shop! I had to wait for the sun :)
Oh Mr. Sun, seriously, you tease me.
I had absolutely no light this week, to take pictures of the shop items, but the sun came through for me yesterday!
woot woot.

a little bit of eye candy for you

belladrummer christmas

belladrummer christmas

belladrummer christmas

belladrummer swatch art journals

belladrummer swatch art journals

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

So head over to the shop and check out the new seasonal items
(tags galore) here
Chipboard Albums on sale here
and Inspirational journals on sale here
And the my favorite, the swatch journals are now in the shop here!
Nothing like speedy scrapping during this fast season approaching, ya just might wanna pick one up to do a mini scrap book for a friend with the quickness ;)
oh and pssst.......I listed one chipboard journal for only a buck! ;P

have a lovely and happy friday dear friends,

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

turn that frown :( upside down :)


there's been a whole lot of change and random going on around here. I'm trying to pick my spirits up. Afterall it's December! ack! I usually am scrambling to get everything on my shopping list by now but that just gives me a headache. Afterall, it's not really what this season is about :) Having no job title has made me fully aware of my dependance on mine. I keep asking myself without the title, does that still make me a graphic artist? do i need to "work" at a studio to be one? I believe if you Think. be. live. love. create. and happily get up and do that all over again each day, then that's pretty much all there is to it. "Artist" is being, living, expressing your creative spirit. and if you do, then guess what? that's what you are. artistic. creative. beautiful. and i am realizing that i don't need the job title "artist" to be an artist. This goes for anyone. :) me. you.
no more nonsense now! ;P
so go make something!

i think the decision to open up my etsy shop came at the most perfect time. No job title? no problem. keep designing. keep creating. believing and loving the creative process. i have felt it be more like therapy for me. i don't care what negative influences have come my way. there must be a reason for it. i believe it's given me full clarity concerning what i do for a living and why. but i am blessed. even though i had never before sold any art work, (i was too embarrassed!). i had to stand up to my self doubt. feeling confident and secure in what i love to do. and if it sells, awesome. i love it. AND you for supporting the work. so thank you for your support whether it be through your comments or purchases. i cannot thank you enough for letting me share a little bit of my heart with you all. speaking of making something, how about a little show & tell? first, a shop update with new christmas tags and swatch books. AND, speaking of turning a frown upside down...I am once again updating the shop this FRIDAY, December 5th at 12 AM with one of the items listed for only $1 ya never know what will be up for just a buck. ;) it's gonna be good though! and the art journals will be going on sale. I want to make room and get them out of the studio so merry christmas to you!

Getting creative: (finally! good to be back into the swing of things)

Creative Therapy Catalyst this week

d is for dreamer

That's me on the Disney carousel ride :) I was sporting pink l.a. gears and high water pants. sa-weet.

Journaling Reads:
d is for Dreamer
graphic art
crazy sewing lines
grunge luver
spray painter
color perfectionist
big happy messy dreamer
dream big little one.

This week belladrummer shop is sponsoring Creative Therapy's RAK (I'm giving away a couple of the swatchbooks!) so get your mojo and have fun!

and I grabbed one of the swatchbooks I made for belladrummer etsy and made this for TAIF:

my life book

my fav:

kiss me please


snap* snap*

i heart sequins...(to view the rest of the book click here) play with TAIF girls!

tagged so here's 6 randoms about me:

- i fear giving birth. (have i revealed this before? still true!) don't laugh. I so do. and I know i will someday have to face the music...and that scares me.
- for christmas, i only want a giant wall to spay paint all over. no, i don't spray on public property, yet i secretly wish i could spray paint one of my own studio walls...i'll update you if i do ;P (or I'll just come over and spray paint yours ! ha
- i stink at video games. IMPOSSIBLE to win anything! i only rock the pacman game on the itouch...perfect*
- my goals for 2009: learn to knit, finish a quilt, learn how to screen printing, go back to school for some new crazy kewl skillz
- i cannot burp...hey, it's pretty random right? ;P Really really. My sister Norma and I can't burp to save our lives. It's not because we're trying to be polite, we just can't. We hiccup like maniacs though. hiccup*
- i wish i was in the amalfi coast in italy right now. or maybe even forever. yeah. forever.

thanks for the tag ali and sandra! :)

and i tag you. you're it! ha
see ya on friday for the etsy shop update!

rockin' the :)