Monday, January 25, 2016

She's Got News!!

Hello again,

So glad you popped by. There is so much going on in the atelier and I have been busy busy busy!! The New Year is now upon us and with that comes lots of ideas and fresh beginnings.  I am absolutely over the moon EXCITED to see where my 2016 journey takes me!! I have so much to share but will do it in little increments over the next few weeks!! First, let me start in saying “HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE”!!! Hope all of you have a Beautiful Art filled adventurous year full of creativity and fun!!!

My new year begins with a BANG!! I wanted to share sooner, however, I thought I would wait and share after all the holiday madness was over. So without further ado, I am PROUD AND THRILLED to say, yours truly is now a creative team member of one of the most AMAZING and AWESOME creative teams EVER!!

I am now creating for TUMBLE FISH STUDIOS over at Mischief circus!!!! I have longed dreamed of getting to do this and was so EXCITED and thrilled when Marsha called!! A BIG THANK YOU to her and all of its team members for their sweet welcoming and eagerness to have me in the fish bowl!!! And we all know I LOVE FISH!!!!! Such a Lucky Lucky girl to now be creating for 2 AWESOME teams!!  Nancy’s CrowAbout StudioB and Tumble Fish Studios!!! Ya’ll must go and check them out as their collage kits are to DIE FOR!!!

Speaking of kits, Tumble Fish has just released, TODAY, it’s new “Valentine Junque 2” kit!! Here are a few designs I did….



 Marsha also has a 40% OFF sale happening right now on all of her older Valentines kits!! The perfect way to design your own valentines!!  

For all you groupies who love textile she also has a new kit out called “Folds and Wrinkles”!! This kit is full of 10 textiles and is awesome!! But this kit is only available for a limited time so you better hurry!!!

 Well, I guess that pretty much sums it up for today! So, much going on but you’ll have to come back to find out more!! Thanks for dropping by and Please stop by Mischief Circus and tell Nancy and Marsha, Mel’odee sent ya!!

Happy creating everyone!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Gref, Restoration and Welcoming The New Year

Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by. I know it has been a while since I have blogged and so I thought I would begin the new year off with sharing a little from my heart and letting you know what I have been up to these last few months. Let me start by saying thank you to all those who have stood by me. Encouraging me, keeping me lifted up in prayer and sharing your stories and your amazing art with me.  You all have been that sweet ray of sunshine that I needed during a very difficult time.

I thought I was doing good by the time fall came around however, I guess grief has a way of catching up with even the strongest. You think you have a grip on things and BAM out of nowhere it sneaks in and crushes your soul until there feels as if you haven’t the air to take even the smallest of breaths.
But a new year has come and while saying goodbye to the old is exciting it does bring about some feelings of fear.  Fear of forgetting so many important moments, fear of what others might think of you while you are attempting and even struggling to move on rather than grieving. But, I am grieving, hurting and feeling that empty place in my heart. Grief knows no boundaries and while we must move on it will always remain hidden and will pop up and grab your heart at the most inconspicuous times. Yes, grief will always be there, but having been loved and knowing love will make it bearable. Will, allow a healing heart to move on never forgetting the past and being content in knowing our loved ones are always with us.
Created using the new kit  "Dream Big" by Crow About StudioB
 This year is a year of restoration and moving forward, saying hello to and embracing the new year and getting excited about new roads to be traveled. Yes, the road may be rocky at times but I will embrace that as well. My wish for you this 2016 is to do the same, and may the new year find you loving more, creating more, being that sweet ray of sunshine for others in need and standing strong in whatever your new journey brings!!

Created using the "Dream Big" kit apart of the new CYOC at Mischief Circus