Monday, November 25, 2013


Weekly Challenge #146
DuoTangle Pea-nuckle/Well
at I Am the Diva CZT

I kinda kept it simple this week!! I've go a lot of things to do for Thanksgiving!!
I really enjoyed Pea-nuckle!
(There is a special thanks to you Laura, for always keeping us tangled, in this tangled world! And to all of you fellow tanglers, Thank you so much for sharing your talents every week!! I am always in awe at what I see!! Please take a peak at my previous post called 'A Big Thanks!')

Every Inchie Monday

I wanted to draw a lasso and then I thought let me do it catching a heart!!!
Gotcha!!!! That's how fast someone can grab your heart and ta da, You're in Love!!!!

I placed my Inchie on a carnation that I had on my table to take this picture. Inchies are so small that it fit right in it!!!
Please check out the Inchie blog to see all of the entries!

I know only the US celebrates this holiday but I just want to share this with everyone!!
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Please, feel free to print this image and share with kids, loved ones to color!! Maybe while they're on Thanksgiving break and/or Thanksgiving day placemats!! Please visit my last post A Big Thanks to see my finished work.
 Here are two images that I give you permission to print and use within your own homes!!

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This is a fun little ditty! Me and a group of mom's, called the Cookie 'Mom'sters,  created this little recipe to hand out to students at school in hopes that they may read it at their gathering and maybe start a new tradition of their own!
Feel free to make a copy and share it within your homes!

Peace be Yours

Please all other images are copyright and not for use without permission.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Artwork and Design by Annette Carlo (copyright)

This is going to be a special thanks to all those who got me interested and inspired to start my Zentangle Path!!!
   My journey all began on Pinterest!! I started a board that I called Zenfundoodle! I had no idea that there was an 'official' art form called Zentangle! As I would pin, I somehow came across the real "Zentangle"!!! The wonderful creators and founders are Rick and Maria! "You two have no idea how much your art form has affected my life! Yes, One stroke at a time!!! I thank you, every time I put pen to paper!! You have changed my world, for the better!! Many Thanks and many Blessings!!" Then, as one blog led to another, I came across, Laura's blog, I Am the Diva, CZT, with all of her challenges! "Oh my goodness!!!!I never knew and now I want to be a part of this wonderful family of Zentanglers! Laura your challenges actually make it easy to create, because someone is telling me what to do!! Thank you!!"(It's kinda like when I have to make dinner and the hardest part is figuring out what to make. If someone just told me, it would make my life so much easier!!) And then once I started entering in her challenges, (which has only been two months) I have met soooooo many wonderful artist out there!!! And I'm talking, all over the world!!! "So my hat's off to all of you, Thank You, for being so inspirational and sharing your beautiful work , week after week!!" And then there's Linda Farmer, at TanglePatterns. "Thank You, so much for listing all the different zentangles, official and non. I bought all of your editions of Tangles, once I found out there was such a thing!" I had started a notebook, on my own,  from Pinterest, to Diva's challenges, to Zentangle, and to Tangle Patterns. I have quite a lot of patterns now and look forward to many new ones!!! So here's my big Thank You, to all of you!!!

Rick and Maria, Zentangle
Linda Farmer, Tangle Patterns
Zoe Brener, The Specialist
Bev Tonks, Twinchie Challenge
Trillian, Every Inchie Monday

(this list will grow as my Zentangle Path continues)

Peace be Yours 

Monday, November 18, 2013


Bobbles, Bangles, and Quibs
Weekly Challenge #145, New Official Tangle, 'Quib'
I Am the Diva CZT

I had a lot of fun with this one! Thanks to Rick and Maria, founders of Zentangle, for always coming up with new and exciting Tangles to keep us all inspired! And thank you Laura, for always challenging us to use these tangles, every week!!! You're awesome!!!

Anyway, I first thought of the ocean and something moving freely in water. Then I went to the dark side and envisioned one of these evil creatures from one of my husbands favorite movies, The Matrix!! But yet again, inspired by my one of my kids, I went with jewelry as my inspiration to create this one! My daughter plays with my old, somewhat broken and tangled pieces of costume jewelry. And it rather, looks pretty!! So here it is!!

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I used bronze, copper, and gold gel pens I bought at the .99 Cents store!
Here is another photo that I used Noir effect on my phone ( I just finally figured out how to add it to my blog!.... Technology,  it's a love / hate relationship!!)
They work really well. And then I used the tangles
Confettus, Ragz, Pendrills, Heartvine, and Cruffle. Be sure to visit I Am the Diva CZT, and Zentangle! Also visit Linda Farmer at Tangle Patterns to learn how to do so many tangles and strings!!

but for me I know there are a lot of things older than me!!
And yet, things I grew up with are 'OLD' to my kids!

So here's some trivia!
1)What was the brand of this phonograph?
2)In what state did this phonograph get made?
3)What was the dog's name?
And last but not least,
4)What year was this picture published in a magazine?

Don't forget to check out what else is "OLD", on 

Twinchies Challenge

I used chalks for the background and drew the silhouette and used my white Sakura, Souffle' pen . Just don't look too close at their faces, heehee, I didn't do the girls justice!!

I don't know how familiar any of your are with this Television series that ran from 1976-1981.But can you tell me the names of the actresses that played the original Charlie's Angels cast? If you guessed Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson, you are right!!!
Thanks Bev, from Twinchies Challenge
for presenting, yet another fun challenge!!

Enjoy your week!

Peace be Yours

Monday, November 11, 2013


I Am the Diva CZT
Weekly Challenge #144
"A Bugs Life"

It's funny how kids can be an inspiration in so many ways! I asked my three lil' kiddos what bug I should put in my challenge this week. And of course, each one came up with a different one, so I had to put all three of them in there!
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I camouflaged my Praying Mantis, amongst Aura Leaf, my little cricket is an Eye Hook, and my snail is Snaylz Trayl. And of course I had to add my favorite, Mooka!! I used Sakura Souffle' pens for the pastel colors (those are the Sakura pens I have, so I wanted to use them). I also used watercolor paper, which I found the Sakura Souffle's to work wonderfully!!!
I gotta 'bug' on outa here,
so have a Blessed Day!!
Ps. please check out the Sakura YouTube video "A Bug's Life In a Zentangle World."
Peace be Yours 


Every Inchie Monday's Weekly Challenge,
the word is
Okay, so my inspiration for the wide mouth frog, comes from a joke. And it goes like this.
   There once was this little wide mouth frog. One day he decided to visit all the other creatures of the world. He came to a duck and asked her (with his wide mouth) "Ms Duck, what do you eat?" She told him she ate little fish and bugs. He said he ate bugs too. Then he saw a giraffe and asked, "Mr Giraffe, what do you eat?" He told him he ate leaves and so the frog went on. Soon he came to a crocodile. "Mr. Crocodile, what do you eat?" "I eat wide mouth frogs," said the crocodile. So the little frog 'puckered' his lips and said, "Oh is that so?" (ba da bump! hahaha) 
   It's actually funnier when you see the person telling the joke. Anyway, maybe you could share that with your little ones. My kids love it!!!
Take a peak at all of the other entries for this challenge, and then come and join in!

:0) Peace be Yours

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Tissue Paper Pumpkin Project for Kids
(wow, try and say that 5x's fast)

 Do you remember doing this kind of project back in grade school? I like to bring up these oldie-but-goodie types of kid projects for my kids, that I did back when I was little. I remember having so much fun with this!
Supplies you will need
  • Paper with drawn outline of what you will be filling in 
  • Tissue paper squares (for this project I used 1"x1" squares, because the surface we were covering was so small) but you can cut them up to whatever size you want, depending on the space you will be filling in.
  • Popsicle stick, coffee stir, anything to help adhere your tissue to the surface.
  • Glue (any kind of kid craft glue) I used Elmer's glue
Place the popsicle stick in the middle of the square,(making sure not to poke it all the way through the tissue paper ) scrunch the paper, dip the end in glue and then place it upright onto your surface. Each time one is place onto the surface, make sure they count to 5 in order to get each one to stick.

They should be puffy and 3D looking. Now my three year old kinda ended up scrunching the tissue into balls and placing those in the outline. It worked too! It just had a different look to it!

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Have fun with it! And remember, you can do this with any outline, and /or any Holiday! Pretty fall leaves, with multiple colored tissue! Easter eggs at Easter, or even flowers! It's endless what can be done with this project! Anyway, it would be nice to see your finished projects when your done!
Have fun!!

Peace be Yours

Would love to hear what you think! Sharing your comments might inspire some one else!! :0) 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Weekly Challenge #143
UMT v.XXII- 'Cruze'
by Caren Mlot, Tangle Mania!

Some of my lines are not real solid, a little waverly, but that just means I need to practice this tangle!
 I really did like working with this tile, though. It looks difficult until you see how Caren breaks it down. Anyway, I used Cruze, Angel Fish, Triadz, and a little bit of Zuan Shi!
So don't forget to pop in and see everybody else's version of 'Cruze'.
over at Diva's Challenge!


I used my Micron .005 pen, (LOVE those tiny itty bitty nibs), and my egg punch tool, and then I altered it!

So many bottles that contain poisonous and harmful material, if swallowed, have this symbol on them. (I guess this could also be a danger notice for 'PIRATES AHEAD'!!!!) haha who knows…?

Check out all the other Inchies,
They are a lot of fun to make!
Seriously, on an inch by inch square,………
what might you be able to create with and inch and one word,…?

Have a Blessed Week

Peace be Yours