What I do in January

So here you have it!! Jenny Fish asked if I was doing my Vision books I actually was in Country Living several years ago for my journals.  I mix family and ideas and dreams all in one place.  This is when I hibernate and get cozy with the animals inside my warm fortress!!!  I love these I love imagining a world of Sis Boom Color everywhere.  So tell me what you are dreaming of these days.  Look for a giveaway soon.  Oh and thanks for stopping by..it means the world to me!!


So get cozy and watch a good movie while you dream of taking yourself higher!!  Always here for you!


Ugly Ducklings and being a beginner

I do this every year in January .  It’s a ritual that gets me feeling vital and able to contribute.  This process inspires me. As you can see my books ….(almost 30 to date)  include notes, photos, memorabilia, ideas, but never judgement.  When I grew up I loved new notebooks, clean pages and once I had written in them they felt scarred somehow because I didn’t do it perfectly.  Yes I had serious perfection issues that kept me from starting many projects.  I didn’t like being a beginner and going through the ugly duckling phase.  With that in mind,I encourage you to do this but not with judgement.  I start with a blank journal nothing to precious cause that can also keep me from starting. I combine photos because it was the way I chose to scrapbook, more informally , more integrated into my lifestyle.  If I waited for perfect moments and perfect layouts I would never do them.  So I choose to keep them in my working albums where I am more inclined to see them. These books become working reference books that I go to for color and product ideas and inspiration.The blessing for me is that my daughter loves to look through them also.  I find that she really really loves the visual tool and gets excited by the juxtaposition of form and shape.  These books are so helpful to helping me focus, as I cut and glue I am thinking and exploring my world.  I am deciding what I choose to place on the pages, they have merit to me and they excite me.  So cut things out, print things off the internet, no criticism.  I love felt and sequins and to embroider so I created something from the inspiration in these books and  I’ve even included it here for you to see.  It’s an ugly duckling somewhat but I wanted to show you it’s ok to be a beginner and  there is no right or wrong way to proceed.  My french knots have a ways to go but I could see by taking baby steps they were getting better.  That’s all a result of not judging the actions I take and telling myself it’s ok and it’s a process.  Go ahead laugh at those loosey goosey french knots, I did!! Try to do something you’ve always wanted to do and let me know.  I’m standing by. xo

Here I go again

If you can’t find me it’s cause I’m hand sewing sequins again. It’s my absolute fave!!  It takes me to amazing places.  Travel with me let go and play..you deserve it!!


Every year in January the way I renew is commit to the path unfolding before me and do the footwork.  I don’t begin a year without picture journaling which helps me to visualize the path I’m on.  Visualization is the best way to achieve success that I have found.  See it before you in your minds eye.  Try not to fret the small stuff hold fast to the dream and own it.  Oh and it never hurts to ask God for help along the way.  I have over 20 journals that I have collaged over the years to achieve my goals. Here’s some takes from the journal I’m working on now and yes that’s George with his buddy!!  So get started , collect photos that resonate with you try not to have any judgment or criticism turn off your head and go for it. Go ahead dream big, don’t question just get started.  I believe in you!!!  oh and enter to win raffle below..ends Thursday so there is still time.