Journaling on my experience as a mixed media artist. I love trying new techniques. You might find anything from altered art like books, tip ins, ATC's, fat books, watercolors, scrapbooking, stamping, cards, antiques, potpourri. I hope to add items you enjoy for sale. I have been dabbling in art since I received my first box of crayons. I especially love the heritage or vintage look. judy

Location: central, Illinois, United States

Mother of two beautiful women, grandmother of 1 boy and 2 girls, caregiver to my Mother, artist. Our family includes 1 cat, and a land turtle. I have been mama to 2 ferol cat families.

Monday, November 17, 2008


On the new Yahoo group All Things Tim the moderator , Gloria asked who had not met Tim Holtz in person. ME I answered. Gloria had surprises from Tim for 4 lucky people to be given in a random draw from those who answered. What can I say -Tim is my idol. I love his style, creativity, products, tutorials, enthusiasm, and the list goes on. He made my Christmas last year when he did the 12 Holiday tags tutorial on his blog. Friday one of the surprise packages was received. , I was disappointed. No packages in the mail Saturday either. Today I received 2 packages. I was hoping to receive Tim's new Holiday stamps I ordered last week. I did receive my order from . I LOVE the word keys!!!The other package was marked Surprise from Gloria. Instant tears came to my eyes. I WON!!! I won a 342 pc mixed minis plain Idea-ology grungeboard set AND a tag made for me and signed by Tim Holtz, my idol. THANK YOU TIM!!!!! Thanks to Gloria for mailing. too . I have a piece of treasure. Gratefully, Judy

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Paula's Journal

My niece by marriage, Paula is going through cancer treatment for breast cancer. She starts chemo tomorrow. My daughter Laurie and their other cousin , Carla is supporting her through this. Laurie mentioned she told Paula she should journal her emotions. I scanned this before adding

any embellishments. I think I will sell these journals.Who hasn't had an unexpected journey down this road of life? I need one of these myself!
I have been heartsick because I haven't been able to help my sis-in-law, Phyl. She has been fighting pancreatic cancer and had many setbacks. A couple weeks ago she fell and broke her shoulder. Her arm was in a sling. Saturday she fell and broke her arm, wrist, ribs and hip.I will be making a journal for her and maybe her visitors and family can keep it updated.
I can't leave Mom for any length of time now. She has recovered from broncitis/flu but is extremely unstable on her feet, and very forgetful. She only has 20% of her sight and less of her hearing.I just thought I'd throw that update in for friends and family who read my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments. judym