Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
See it here at Pinterest

Monday, December 29, 2014


The ATC, an okapi getting some affection:

Credits: Itkupilli and Holliewood Studios, various kits

As always, thanx for stopping by...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Traveling Hen

Just playing with my new grunge skills, attempting a water scene and anxious to see what would come out. It's playful, yet not really, but then again...

She just may be a "hanger"...

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.          
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Credits: Itkupilli and Holliewood Studios, various kits

and the ATC:

"It is a happy talent to know how to play" –Ralph Waldo Emerson

As always, thanx for stopping by...

Monday, December 22, 2014

Maybe Next Year - Take a Word Challenge

This is about as "red and green" as I'm gonna get this year...another holiday orphaned...and though I thought I was a good girl, well, maybe next year...

Credits: Xquizart's Art dolls, various elements and papers from Holliewood Studios, 
Mischief Circus Freebie, Itkupilli, Mr Whiskers, and JMaddox

As always, thanx for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Credits: Xquizart, Holliewood Studios, Krysty Scrap, Eena's Creations

thanx for stopping by :)
peace, pam

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Gift of Christmas

Created for the Mischief Circus December Postcard Challenge. I hesitate to say too much about this's one of those that speaks to your heart, how you perceive Christmas... I see it as a celebration of divine love, a time when we remind each other of the birth of the divine embodiment of pure love and all it brings. Nature never loses its proximity to God... the inability to maintain it is a frailty owned by humans alone. 

Credits: All elements from Mischief Circus: Krysty Scraps, Cryztal Rain,
 Holliewood Studios, Eena's Creations, Xquizart, BRimmer

As always, thanx for taking apeek!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fortune favors the brave

The idea for this layout is taken from Trudi Sissons aka two dresses studio, a true artist that I've admired for a few years. No one has an eye like hers, that I've seen anyway. Recently she did such an emotive layout that that I could not get out of my mind for several days. Here it is: 

In trying to find why this was striking me, I decided to let the concept run freely in the creative realm to see what came out...

Comparatively, aside from my layout being decidedly amateurish, I was struck by how unable I was to be darker, given the central image in the piece. I interpret this as my personal ordeals being seemingly bolstered with colors of life. How fortunate, I mused, and thus the Latin phrase place on the banner: FORTIS FORTUNA ADIVAT, translated roughly to "fortune favors the brave", or bold. And indeed, bravery has been a frequent companion...

I know that there are many people with personal struggles, and some day my "colors" may fail, and indeed some days it seems they are no where to be found, but they must be there. My wish and hope is for my flora and fauna photography and digital compositions to brighten and lighten hearts making someone's day better... 

Credits: Itkupilli, EmKa, JBrisebois, Holliewood Studios

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Dream is back!

My print is back and I am pleased with the framing... the daylight is short this time of year and my den walls are painted deeply so the photo is not high quality.  She is nonetheless beautiful on my wall! Thanx again to Beth Conklin of Here on Earth digital art and photography!!

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Neela and the Flower Vendor

A Christmas layout just because 'tis the season!

Neela is a Hindi name meaning "sapphire blue" which is interesting because I did the layout and gave her a blue scarf long before I named the horse. And the name i just picked out of the sky, maybe just like the color...

Credits: Itkupilli Jolly Holiday, Holliewood Goddess, Jmaddox Step into Winter, Oscraps City Sidewalks overlay

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek and leaving your wonderful comments!


Monday, December 1, 2014


Credits: JMaddox multiple kits, Giuseppe Cristiano for the bird image


Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Poppies! Take-a-Word Challenge "Door"

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door 
you didn't know you left open”
 --John Barrymore, American stage and film Actor. 1882-1942

Credits:  Xquizart Rustic Autumn Art Dolls, MPop Poppy Fields, 
Tumblefish Studios Little Houses

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Photography 

This is a piece I did from pansy photos Spring 2014. All original.

Will be off to a Holiday Craft show with this and some of my cards in tow.  Excited but got the jitters a bit as this is new for me! :)

As always, thanx for stopping by :)

Turkey Fairy

This is a piece from a few years back, but this time of year I always bring her around  to inspire me :)

Credits: Holliewood Kitchen Counter; CrowAbout Studio Body Language; 
Crysztal Rain Food Journal, Bokeh Lightz; Altered Emporium Overlays Trashed; 
ARockwell 3 step overlays; TFS Slightly Sinister, Hat, Crowns, and Wings, 
Whimsy Frames, Freestyle; Tangie Black Licorice ATC; KPertiet Follow Me

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :) 


Monday, November 17, 2014


I was playing with Rebecca's new doll and came up with several options. In this one I imagine the sunshine of her hair bursting though the morning fog and glimpses of the periwinkle sky peeking through a smattering of willowy clouds, frosty snow melting on the green grass...only 4 months before the crocus pop! 

Credits: RMcmeen, AAspnes, Itkupilli, TFS

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek:)



I found this interesting quote by Charlie Chaplin, from his autobiography, which read: "What do you wanting meaning for? Life is about desire, not meaning."  Still chewing on that one, but it has enough merit for it's thought-provoking nature. I actually learned a lot about Chaplin last week, and his family. Always on the hunt :)

credits: RMcmeen, AAspnes, Itkupilli

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek:)


Friday, November 14, 2014


I'm ecstatic! my art from Beth aka Here On Earth came in the mail today and we are going for framing tomorrow. The piece is so very beautiful and I have the perfect place for it!

Visit Beth on her blog here:

or on Facebook here:

Her Etsy shop where you can place an order is here:

Sharing my joy! 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Transportation - Collage Obsession Challenge

I'm a Sci Fi fan so naturally when I found a fabulous original art teletransporter, aka teleportation, room by Starstation which he calls "Energize" , I could not pass up using it for the challenge.  

Credits: Background by starstation computer art at 2D Graphics & 3D Meshwork, 
FCD Guardian Angels, Holliewood Mischief Circus, second layout: Xquizart doll

My favorite passage from Isaac Asimov for over 40 years:

Second Foundation
Chapter 8: Seldon's Plan

"Down- down- the results can be followed; and all the suffering that humanity ever knew can be traced to the one fact that no man in the history of the Galaxy, ...could really understand one another. Every human being lived behind an impenetrable wall of choking mist within which no other but he existed. Occasionally there were the dim signals from deep within the cavern in which another man was located-so that each might grope toward the other. Yet because they did not know one another, and could not understand one another, and dared not trust one another, and felt from infancy the terrors and insecurity of that ultimate isolation - there was the hunted fear of man for man, the savage rapacity of man toward man." And the next line: 


Did a second layout with a bit of a different flavor to it: 

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)


Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Three Muses Challenge "White Space"

Leaving space on a layout page is more difficult than it seems, at least for me. I kept wanting to put "stuff" in the space!  But self-control won and I came around with this, the 5th in my character series, Intoxication. 
It represents the decision to walk toward the light, leaving behind the darkness that clouded her while she ignored her heart. She is still uncertain why she is awakening from her intoxicating sleep...and what is pulling her forward.  She has not yet made friends with her inclinations toward the good, toward altruistic desires...but the first steps have been made.

Credits:  Xquizart, JMaddocks, AAspnes, Itkupilli

As, always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek :)



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pink - Take a Word Challenge

I've done a couple layouts in pink lately so I went into a little "muted rose" color, as in rose colored glasses. Did 2 as I could not make up my mind which to post, each has its humble merits, I think.  Hope you enjoy :)

She only felt that the candle would burn better, the packing go easier, the world be happier, if she could give and receive some human love. 
- E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Credits: Itkupilli MS Dollhouse Babes, Pink Flowers, Holliewood Portals and Goddess, Anna Aspnes Kardz, 

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Captured Wishes - for the "Captured" challenge at Mischief Circus

Throwback Thursday? Yep, a throwback to summertime...the chill is on, no reprieve expected for a few months but here's a reminder of the the verdant air to come and a note to keep wishing for what you hold dear, and don't let go... 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Movie Star - for the Take A Word Challenge

“Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, 
especially the ones in your own head.” - Meryl Streep

As always, thanx for stopping by and taking a  peek :)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Other Way

Created for the Three Muses Challenge "Take Fright".  It's funny where the mind will go given the right inspiration! Happy Halloween!!

Credits: Cryztal Rain, Holliewood Studios multiple kits, Hidden Vintage Studios

As always, thanx for stopping by and taking a peek!

What leaves I see!

Created  for the October Creative Challenge at Mischief Circus. 

Credits: Cryztal Rain Food Journal, Xquizart Brolly Dolly art dolls, 
Leaves brushes by Hawksmont, Tangie Baxter October grab bag

“Come, little leaves,”
Said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows
With me, and play;
Put on your dresses
Of red and gold;
Summer is gone,
And the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves
Heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering,
One and all;
Over the meadows
They danced and flew,
Singing the soft
Little songs they knew.

Dancing and flying
The little leaves went;
Winter had called them
And they were content-
Soon fast asleep
In their earthy beds,
The snow laid a soft mantle
Over their heads.

---by George Cooper

As always, thanx for taking a peek!

Monday, October 27, 2014

There they go again…

“There they go again…just when it was all going so well” 

Lily is no longer startled by her closet skeletons, baggage, dust or whatever you call it, when it starts cavorting about. It’s all clung to her so tightly and has become hard to shake, so she has come to almost expect some bogie to pop up sooner or later. She just watches cautiously until it all passes, again….

Credits: Tangie Prose, Arsenic and Old Lace; Brim Night of the Uber Undead; FCD Day of the Dead; 
CrystalRain Hi Lightz, All Hallows Eve; Sherrie D Fairmaiden; Madame Magpiel Overlays; 
ARockwell Overlays; Itkupilli Grunge and Spooky Backgrounds; C Renee Majestic Blooms

This is not a new one, but the spirit, pun intended, that inspired it always gives me a personal chuckle, so I have an affinity for the layout... 

and the song is a favorite from an often overlooked creative time for the early Fleetwood Mac post Peter Green...this one was written by Danny Kirwan just before he unwillingly left the band...

As always, thanks for taking a peek :)
peace, pam

Remains of the Summer Days

Haven't made many cards in a couple of months, but a friend had a birthday so I had a great reason to get myself in another creative floral mode. The flowers are from late September, giant Rudbeckia. Again, still trying out some of the newer grunge overlays.

Hey, my love, your come to me like
wine comes to the mouth
Grown tired of water all the time 
You quench my heart and you 
quench my mind

Celebrate we will
Because life is short but
sweet for certain
We're climbing two by two 
To be sure these days continue
The things we cannot change

Friday, October 17, 2014


Still enjoying the Halloween pre-season and its opportunity for a bit of innocent evil. This one is done with a sardonic bit of humor and a few chuckles to myself. If the subject matter is not clear, thank your stars for having a perfect heart...

All elements from Mischief Circus
As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek... :)

Monday, October 13, 2014


'Tis the season for creeping around, and this is what I came up with over the past few days: Indulgence, #3 in the character series... it went through several morphs, still having the same blocks that chain my brain, but still plugging away...

Thanx! to Xquizart for the great art doll...background is my original as is the layout, Mischief Circus for all elements

As always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dragonfly - Take a Word Challenge: Insects

Credits: TBaxter Flora Finery, Botanicals Summer, Flypaper edgers

Sometimes things are connected in unexpected ways, and so it is with this tune and the challenge theme. I'm  more inclined to believe the tune is coming from deeper places and so too the colors and textures of the layout, less so the obvious content or verse. So sit back and enjoy the man of the world in his hey day before his beauty was swallowed up...

As always, thanx for stopping by for a peek! 


Friday, October 3, 2014

Remains of the Days...

Not much left in the garden and with the temps going into the 40'sF tonight, it's almost certain that few flora and fauna will grace my place before next spring. But, this zinnia was there yesterday and the painted ladies were still there 2 days ago, well the smaller one anyway, so in the spirit of extending their memory for joy's sake, I created some photos for note cards and tried out some grunge textures recommended by Beth Conklin. I usually make my own grunge overlays, but these offer a lot more variety and them so far!

As Always, thanx for stopping by to take a peek!