Well, that was weird! It seems that taking a break was a good thing, but now I have some “Splaining to do Lucy!”

Hmmm…where do I start?

First a huge THANK YOU for all the beautiful comments when I said my sad farewell! THANK YOU!!!

Now to explain:

Simply put, things were just a little too crazy when I made that decision, family stuff you know. I had recently gone through some family stuff and tried to keep this all together, and it wasn’t fun. Next time I’ll just take a break.

Β I do want to apologize though, I hate being wishy washy, but I’m over the stress hump now, and I’ve realized how large a hole was in my life without all this!

Now to the fun stuff…

I’ve been staying busy in the garden, but have managed to put a little time aside for art journaling. I pulled this one out of the shop because I loves him! So Cute!

I’ve been playing around with some “Back 2 School” ephemera I put together (there are some ephemera packs in my shoppe). So, I thought I would share something I worked on this morning.

A process post, Yay!

Because most people don’t have a Zutter binding machine, and I suck at lining things like this up, I used a regular old hole punch and a pair of scissors to pop this card into my journal. You just punch the holes accordingly, then snip along the edge, and pop it into your journal.

As you can see I prepared it with a few swipes of gesso.

Next, I added some color.Β I’m keeping the other side of this card intact, I love the retro look of it.

I added a white doily as a background. One thing I like to do is hit the edges with sand paper while it’s still a little damp, it helps seal the edge so that it doesn’t pull up or peal.

Here’s the finished page. I used a #8B pencil to go around the edges of the images.

So, there you have it. That wasn’t too difficult…in other words…next time, just a break!!!

I’m having a few technical difficulties with my blog right now, I’m in the process of working them out. So, I would really appreciate it if I got a few comments letting me know that this actually got to a reader or two.

So PLEASE give me a shout if this makes it to your door!!!

Once again,

Thank you for the visit,

Much Love,


(p.s. I’ve filled my shoppe with lots of newness if you want to check it out. Get 20% off your entire purchase with the coupon code CUSTOMERLOVE20 at checkout)





14 thoughts on “Hello-o-o-o…

  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! You’re back! I was SO bummed when you decided not to continue with the Blog, etc. You have made my day Patty!! Welcome back! πŸ™‚

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  2. Hey girl, welcome back! πŸ™‚ I’m glad things have settled down for you, sometimes we just need to hit the “pause” button right? Just last night i made a decision to not go forward with a project i had been twisting myself into a pretzel trying to figure out how i would do. sometimes we just need to say “enough!” i share what other’s have said, your blog, your posts and your shop are such a bright spot, so i am thrilled to see you back πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing about adding things to a spiral journal using a hole punch and snipping with scissors! thanks for all the eye candy you provide, thanks for creating a place that provides much needed beauty, joy, and inspiration. ❀


  3. Hey, Patty. FYI, I got pictures and words and everything! Continued good luck with your life and all your projects. Always happy to see you here, or anywhere.


  4. Oh Patty! I was so sad you were closing the blog but now I am over the moon happy that it was just a break πŸ™‚ which we all need sometimes by the way. You are such an inspiration with all the beauty that is your blog. Thank you for coming back. Thank you thank you thank you!!!


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