Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Some Journaling, Some Remembering

 ...a little journaling today that took on a life of its own.
And below,
I love this photo on the left
...a very happy memory
from my daughter's wedding this past August.

Kevin & Michelle

She has begun blogging again,
and I hope you'll visit
because it's pretty....and I love her! xo

Thank you!
Have a hopeful, happy day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Journal Pages

The light of day is longer.

I drive to work in the sunrise
and now the light of day.

I love that...
even when I am too tired to be up.

I drive home in the light now,
but still wait for the sunsets
which have been magenta lately.

I am so grateful for Gifts
like these.

Here is some layering.
 I love stamping circles and using Molding Paste.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Journaling Bliss...and Tidbits

It's Friday of Vacation Week.

That in itself can be a let-down,
but I am still smiling
because the quiet Bliss isn't over yet.

Below, where has Golden Molding Paste
been all my life?
I love playing with texture.

Thank you for your interest and wonderings
about my London Fog gray ink.
Here is the pretty pad itself.
I have been searching high and low for
a really good pen
for journal writing
in gray, too,
and am excited to receive
some soon from

And here are the materials used
to carve yesterday's stamp.
I ordered these from Dick Blick
two summers ago.
It really is like cutting butter.
I should do it way more often. 
I will.

If you want a quick & fantastic
carving lesson,
and you'll find
a video
on the right side!

Find your Bliss.

special love & friendship
to you all.
Thank you for visiting,
reading, and for


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stamp Carving

Needing to rest, but restless...

I would have been angry with myself
if I didn't carve 
at least one stamp this week.

My love of all things Poppy
is no secret.
This was simple and quick
and makes me happy.
Oh, and I love
London Fog
gray ink.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Celebrating Life...and 1999

 Thank you for your thoughts and prayers
when I wrote a few days ago
that I haven't been well.

I got test results
will soon be feeling much better!

 And now, to further celebrate:

It seems I am at 1999 sales on PaperPumpkin

 ...and that just won't do!

So, if you would like to be
my 2000th sale
you will get a free item
of equal or lesser value FREE!
Just write, in the message to seller box,
what you would like!
All my heartfelt thanks!
You are the best!

♥To get to PaperPumpkin.etsy, click here!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Taking some time to play and paint
and experiment with layers.

Sometimes when I am a passenger in the car,
I look out the window and all I see are possibilities
splatters of my art supplies

and I can't wait to get it out

is that common?

Yesterday still shines within me.
It was a very good day.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Hope's Glow

...and the wonderful Promise held
when it's the first day of vacation!

Layers of paint and stenciling
and stamping and tape on this page.

Hoping to build layers of fun
mixed with relaxation during the week.

Can you tell how much
I have been looking forward to this?!

What do you look forward to doing
when you have free time?


Saturday, February 18, 2012


I am still thinking about that incredible Full Moon
from last week.

It's just one of those Gifts that I easily love.

~Wishing for you,




Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Love

Remember playing with the "Fortune Tellers"?

Thank you for your thoughts,
prayers and well wishes.

  You are sincerely the BEST.

Ummmm, do you think I married Michael for his cooking?
These rocked my world
this evening.
Garlic bread,
roasted red peppers,

oh my...

Happy Valentine's Day!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Time for Nurturing now.

My apologies for not being around as much lately and for cropping out portions of this page...I don't like to keep such secrets, but with health stuff  I tend to be more private... so, not to complain, but to explain, I have never been considered to be a healthy person, and well, my body has an immune problem.  It keeps attacking itself. I get one auto-immune/ antibody-attack trouble after another. Each one seems to bother me more than the last.  {If any of you have this problem, feel free to let me know, and my prayers will be also with you!}.

I am still in the gray, listening and journaling in the gray, feeling hopeful but oh so very fatigued.

I am grateful for friends, family, and for physicians who are finally onto something.

I am grateful for the intense beauty of the full moon this past week.

I am thankful for the lighter evenings,

and that the Buffalo Sabres have had a winning streak after an awful losing streak this hockey season.

I am grateful for my books and papers and paints and pens all over my PaperPumpkin Room.

I am grateful for Ellie, my sweet little Toy Fox Terrior who gives me unconditional love.

I am thankful to have a cell phone again after mine died this week.

I am grateful to be home.

I am thankful it's the weekend.

Enjoy yours!
Love, kathy

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Listening & Journaling in Gray

Wishing you
anything but a gray kind of day.

I am feeling comfortable
and comforted
by this color lately.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trying New Things my journal.
 I have some new texture stamps,
woven and speckled, and text ones, too.

 Then I played around with my
black and with my white Poster Paint Markers.
That was the most fun.
I liked shading and lightening,
scribbling and doodling.

Not my most favorite page,
but a fun one to experiment and play with.

I hope you are having a good week.