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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Carl See's a Bird !!

digital art.
elements from Deviant Scrap!!
i had a fabulous time creating  this!!
hope you like it!!
thanks for stopping by and having a look!!
hugs! :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

SIMPLE JOYS OF CHILDHOOD


For all my friends....

BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL SO SWEET!!  XO

HAPPY CHILDHOOD ...

FRAME Vintage Catnip Studio!!..(I gave credit to the wrong person and have corrected it !!My apologies to VintageCatnip!!!!!)
little girl image from PringleHillStudio.
SEPIA OR COLOR?

Green Witch with Sprinkles: 100th Follower Appreciation Giveaway

Green Witch with Sprinkles: 100th Follower Appreciation Giveaway:
CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE!!!( NOT THE PICTURE... ISN'T HER GIVEAWAY PICTURE PRETTY!!!)
HURRY OVER TO MINA'S BLOG!! IT IS WONDERFUL!! WHILE YOU ARE THERE,TAKE THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR HER AWESOME GIVEAWAY TO CELEBRATE HER 100TH FOLLOWER!!! YOU'LL BE SO GLAD YOU FOUND HER!!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2 new pieces I created.........


I have been working in photoshop while enjoying the Cajun music from the annual Memorial Day Cajun Festival that has been held in the park across the street from my house for about 20years! Does anyone remember Maria Muldar...she's performing. Enjoying the aroma of all the fine Cajun fare that is being sold!
hope you are all having a lovely weekend. xo

Friday, May 27, 2011

MY GIVEAWAY WINNER IS.........................................

PEGGY GATTO!!!
Congratulations Peggy!
Everyone's name went into a bag..my husband picked the slip of paper with Peggy's name! I went to use the Random number generator..didn't want to use peoples email adresses,etc..so I went with "the hat"!!
Peggy..could you contact me with your address and I'll mail it out to you!!
My thanks to all!! I was so honored that you all liked it !!!
xo, Ann

Jeff Conaway, actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi,' dies at 60

Jeff Conaway, actor in 'Grease' and 'Taxi,' dies at 60
very sad...he was a favorite of mine..loved Taxi..he was a brilliant actor.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mein Welt: Anti- Vivisection

Mein Welt: Anti- Vivisection: "http://www.antivivisection.info/ “”The National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA) is the UK’s leading grassroots organisation, fighting..."
go to Caio's blog to get to the link!!!

Touching Story of a Dog Who Crawled His Way Home After Tornadoes

this just touches my heart!! I'm hoping he got a new home!..does anyone live close..to let me know how he is?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I have a Blog Badge!!!!!

My new blog badge was a gift from my dearest friend Amyjo Dayton!!!! She is the sweetest,nicest and most generous person in the world!! Not to mention a fabulously talented artist!!! Thank you Amy for this very specail and lovely gift!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxxxxxxooooooxxoo!!!'Sharon at Plumrose Lane designed it. She has a wonderful shop and is a talented artist. She asked me many questions and looked at my art..designed something for me based on all that..!!!
Plese feel free to get it and put it on your blog!! hugs! xo

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thanks to PringleHillStudio for the steampunk girl image!!
Having lots of fun working in photoshop!! Finding stuff in it that I didn't even know was there !! This is so nice to have on days like today.when I can't drag out all my art stuff!!
 thanks so much for visiting. xo

ELIZABETH AVEDON: VOTE: Maasai Wildlife Conservation

ELIZABETH AVEDON: VOTE: Maasai Wildlife Conservation: "Ed Norton helps the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust Watch Video Photo courtesy of Campi ya Kanzi / Maasai Wilderness Conservation T..."

Monday, May 16, 2011

more photoshop fun!!

added color to girls,hats and coats in photoshop too!!

keeping busy...having a great time learning to add elements!
many thanks to the artists who supplied the images!!!

Playing in photoshop with layers

image of little girl from FrenchKissed
flower..photoshop
background..OMG..don't remember..if i do i will certainly give credit!!
my dearest friend Amyjo Dayton gave me a gift certificate a while back to Moonlight Journey..in addition to the photoshop e-class I bought Using Digital Elements....still learning ,but I did this on my own with several different elements!! not bad for a beginner!!! Amy..I'm going to print this out and send it to you!!!!xoxo

Last week..............


OUR  CREATION!!!!!!  
my grandson,Titus and I, worked on his project which was turned in today. He had to do a report on an insect..he chose the WALKINGSTICK.All the kids were given a paperbag,which had to be utilized in the making of their insect. My husband came up with the idea of wrapping it around a stick!! So,we used trusty  distress ink stain to stain the white paper bag..wrapped with glue around the stick and twisted and twisted..glue all over our hands!! Then, picked out sticks to make the legs..this required the most "HELP" as the stick had to be glued to the body then wrapped with paper and glue to make it more secure!! wire on head for antenna and more paper wrapped around it!!.. put it on a branch..there is his project!!! .He took it to school today..branch with walkingstick on it..,along with his written report ! He was very proud..and according to my husband,who took him...everyone who saw it thought it was awesome!!
Thanks for visiting!! hugs!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monroe Gallery of Photography: MAY 17, 1954: BROWN vs BOARD OF EDUCATION DECIDED

Monroe Gallery of Photography: MAY 17, 1954: BROWN vs BOARD OF EDUCATION DECIDED: "Linda Brown (L), the 10 years old, who was refused admission to white elementary school, and her 6-yr-old sister Terry Lynn walking along r..."

Creating from the Heart: ♥ It's GIVEAWAY Time! ♥

Creating from the Heart: ♥ It's GIVEAWAY Time! ♥
would you like to win a Martha Stewart All Around the Page punch and a $100.00(yep..$100.00 !!) gift card for Michaels? who wouldn't!!! Go on over to Melissa's blog and enter to win!! Good luck!! xo

Saturday, May 14, 2011

John Denver: Annie's Song

enjoy!!! such a beautiful song! this was our Wedding Song!! Happy Weekend!!...spend it with someone you love!! xo

A reminder...

A reminder...I'm having a giveaway! Click on my Diva on the right sidebar to go to the post to add your name!!!..all you need to do!! You don't need to follow me ..wouldn't want you to follow unless you want to ..don't need to post it on your blog..nothing to do to win except say add my name!!xo

Friday, May 13, 2011

Poor Tiger kept in a small cage at a Louisiana gas station

THIS IS WHERE POOR tONY HAS BEEN LIVING!! 10 YEARS!! FINALLY SOMETHING HAS BEEN DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
check the post just before this!!! He's going to be saved from this!!!(posted them out of order..sorry!)

Tony, The Gas Station Tiger, Gets His Freedom | TeddyHilton.com

Tony, The Gas Station Tiger, Gets His Freedom | TeddyHilton.com
finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this was a horrendous example of animal cruelty and abuse!
WHAT TOOK SO LONG?

Jan is having a giveaway!!!

Jan at PaperCraftPleasures is having a wonderful giveaway!!!! Stop by her blog and enter to win. Browse her blog and look at all  her wonderful art!! xo

I'm having a GIVEAWAY......

3 weeks without a cigarette..time to celebrate!!!! yay for me!!! and yay for you..because I'm having a giveaway to celebrate!!! been keeping my mind and hands busy..it's working!!!
A small(about 5x5) accordion book collaged and embellished by me! there are pages on it for you to add pictures that are special to you!!
since i still can't use my camera..lost the cd that tells my computer to recognize it..and the cell phone camera for some reason won't let me send the picture to my email...these scans will have to do!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST..you don't have to be a follower,post on your blog or anything like that! Just let me know you'd like to have your name added! I'm going to try the "random" generator thingy to pick the winner. If i can't figure it out, all names will go into a hat!!! I'll mail anywhere!!!!
I think if I've made it this far...it's a go on becoming a non-smoker!!!!






I'll draw the name on Friday,May 27th after 3pm pacific time!..that should give me time to figure out the random number generator!!

Amy.: Non Sucking Giveaway

Amy.: Non Sucking Giveaway
$30.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SKY BLUE PINK!!!! GO FOR IT!!!!
AMY HAS A FAB BLOG...IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OFF-COLOR CHAT,JUST IGNORE IT...HER ART IS GREAT!!
XO

Monday, May 9, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY !!!

I wish you all a wonderful Mother's Day!!
A day where we remember our Mothers. My mother was my role model...she taught me love,patience,understanding,nurturing and caring! She taught me to cook(don't like it..cook yes,cleaning up..NO!!),sew,clean(ick!) ,do laundry,iron..and all those things that we do. But,she also taught me to have fun with my kids..that all those things could wait..because kids grow so fast,,dishes can be washed later,floors can be swept and mopped later( she used to say "who wants to eat off it anyway!")..don't get me wrong,a clean house is good..but if a little one wants to play dress up.cowboys and indians,read a book..whatever...do it then and do the housework later! 
My Mom loved me no matter what I said or did..I could always go to her for anything..advice,comfort and just because!!! It wasn't until I had kids of my own that I could really appreciate what she did!!
A Mother loves,cares and nurtures...to all the Mom's who have children of some kind..be it your own with 2 or 4 feet.or someone else you "Mother"( and this is EVERY WOMAN I KNOW!!!!!)..I wish you a day filled with happiness and love !!!!
Mom,Happy Mother's Day!! I carry you in my heart and thank you for being you!!! I love you!!!
xo, Ann

Friday, May 6, 2011

My son gave me my Mother's Day gift early..........


he finally got a Mom tattoo for me!!!!! Im allergic to flowers..they will wilt and die anyway..but this will last for all eternity!!!  The pictures were taken a short while ago..fresh ..yep..that's his blood dripping on the bottom,not part of the tatoo!! Yep..I'm demented and weird,but he couldn't have given me a better gift !!! thanks Cole..I love you!! Sorry the pic isn't clearer..they always come out a bit fuzzy with my poor old cellphone camera!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

11 days without a cigarette......and I have been keeping busy!!!

edited the woman image from the vintage workshop
edited this image from the Vintage Workshop.it was just the cowboy!






yep...keeping busy!!! thanks for stopping by!!!!! hugs!

Crafting with OWSE: May 1st Tutorial: Explosion Box

Crafting with OWSE: May 1st Tutorial: Explosion Box: "Explosion Box Tutorial By Lucy Chesna Supply List: 4- 12x12 sheets of cardstock Various patterned paper to decorate Adhesive Scoring tool...
I WANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gerri is having a giveaway!!!....

Gerri is having a fabulous giveaway!! Just click on the badge on my sidebar to go to her blog and sign up! It is a VERY GENEROUS giveaway..you don't want to miss it!! Her blog is wonderful..so sign up to follow!! Good luck!!

Victorian Vignettes: Blog Re-vamped and Collage Sheet Freebie

Victorian Vignettes: Blog Re-vamped and Collage Sheet Freebie: "(Click image for larger size) It took a little longer than I had hoped, but finally I've got the new theme, background, title and color sch..."
gorgeous collage sheet...visit her new look and pick up this freebie! If you aren't a follower...you should be!!! hugs!!