Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Year - A New Beginning

This promises to be an exciting year.  I promised myself that I was going to start an art journal and work in it as much as possible.  A great way to try new techniques and follow my heart's desire.  Here is a look at the first pages.  It is dedicated to my grandmother who more or less raised me and gave me unconditional love.  I do miss her but she is always in my heart.  I called her Nanny and my grandchildren call me Nanny.  On the left side of the journal is a picture of Leoda Martin Fisher - my Nanny.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring but I have to say - I am excited about my new journey!

I  am entering my first journal pages in the following challenge:

Inspiration Journal - Fresh Start -  The sky is the limit.

 Thank you so much for your visit and comments.  My blog has been all screwed up and I am afraid I lost a lot of information but I will slowly but surely get everything back in shape!  Thanks Anne for all of your help.

Sandy xx

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We have a winner!

The winner of my Graphic 45 paper pack is PAT from Pip's Pastimes.  Pat if you will please send me your mailing address, I will get this to you in the mail pronto!
Merry Christmas and thank all of you who visited our Visions of Sugarplums 2014!!
Sandy Claus

Friday, December 5, 2014


I cannot believe that it is Friday already! I don't know about you but I have had a lot of fun looking at everything.  I am still chomping at the bit for Char's Rice Krispy treats.  My grandkids are definitely going to make some of those!  Yes, my daughter and her family will be here during the Christmas holidays and as we all love to eat and the kids love to bake,  I am sure Char's recipe will be a big hit.

Press here to get the recipe!

Today is day five at :

First go to Lisa's blog and be sure to register for all her goodies and see her so sweet makes.  Have you noticed that really sweet people make really sweet things?

Today the prizes are being offered by:

      Iralamija Shop
      Studio Shine
      Kitty Bee Designs

As I said, four of my grandchildren will be here during the holidays so maybe we can have a little fun together.  They love my craft room.

I made each child a paper stocking, each one reminding me of their separate personalities.  They will be filled with green stuff (if you know what I mean) and hanging on the tree.  If they guess what stocking is theirs they get to keep the green stuff.  If they guess incorrectly, oh well they will just have to guess again!

An open book!  Each kid will get one to decorate as he or she pleases.  I have only made one and have three more to go!

They are all ready to be assembled.  The instructions for this easy bound book can be found here.

I made me a little book too so I could work along with the kids.  Here is the front and of course the back.

Let's continue on with our Christmas journey as we visit:


We hope you have had a wonderful week and enjoyed a little Christmas cheer. I have so enjoyed reading all of your comments.  And thank you again!
Sandy Claus