Friday, October 9, 2009

Artful Voyage ATC's

These are the two ATC's I made for the swap we're doing. I did digital collages for mine.

My sister Erin & I are busy getting ready for our Artful Voyage cruise with Tim Holtz & Wendy Vecchi...needless to say we are very excited! We leave on Sunday & will be gone until the 18th...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Make Art Not War

I can't recall where I found this now but I really loved it
and thought I'd share it...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daddy...In Loving Memory

It's been a little over a month now since we lost our Dad...
that's him & I in the first photo in 1955

Saturday, June 20, 2009

She Did It!

My niece Megan graduated high school this past Thursday.
A happy day for us all!

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Paper Secrets Sketch #2 Challenge Layout

That's All Folks
This is Aryanna & Buster on Mother's Day. The kids had swam & played all day & she went over & layed down on the rug in front of the kitchen sink & was out...Buster decided to join her.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Senior Prom

These are some picture's of my niece Megan just before they left for their senior prom
the theme for the prom was
"The Way We Were Tonight"
can't believe she's 18 & looking so grown up!
The Dress
Megan's the one in the black & white

The Date

The Hair

The Flowers

Where did this little girl go?{sigh}

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May's ATC's

These were done for the ATC challenge over at Paper Secrets...the first criteria was it had to have some type of water color done on it...the second one you had to do some type of stamping on it. I really have so much fun doing these...they're perfect for trying out techniques on.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


May the wreaths they

have won never wither

Nor the star of their

glory grow dim

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

This is my first attempt at a digital was fun to do once I figured out

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dark Fairy

This lo was done for a Graphic 45 sketch challenge posted by Stacy at AMM for NSD

Maxine on Halloween 2008

Friday, May 1, 2009


I just finished my ATC for the challenge over at Paper Secrets...the theme was bloom{s} ...go & check out this great new blog/site

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I just completed this lo yesterday for the sketch challenge over at

These pictures I took of the kids on Easter were perfect for this sketch...they were all "Silly Rabbits" that

Monday, April 20, 2009


I just finished my ATC for the challenge over at Paper Secrets...the theme was secret{s} & the second theme for the month of April has been posted...go & check out this great new blog/site

Friday, April 17, 2009


My parents have been married 62 years this month...the lo is of them on their wedding day

Tuesday, April 14, 2009



I have at least a 800-1000 pictures of Ireland so I'm sharing just a few really.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


We were on our way to Ireland...this was a dream vacation for my sisters,niece & I. We would go back in a heartbeat & did not want to leave that beautiful country. We were fortunate to get a wonderful tour guide that made the whole experience that much better. This was an unforgettable trip & time for us so if you ever get the opportunity to go I highly recommend it. The pictures are of my sister Erin & niece Megan at Dublin airport & the streets of Dublin. Thats a statue of Molly Malone in the first photo with Trinity college in the background.

Friday, April 3, 2009


If you love vintage & mixed media art & live in the SoCal area then you'll want to attend this event

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Memories of Ireland

This time last year my sisters,neice & I were preparing for a trip to Ireland. We had such a wonderful magical time...none of us wanted to leave. I threw the little vignette in the picture together with some things that made me "feel" Ireland. The small castle picture was my first site of Blarney Castle. So through out the month of April I'll be sharing more of Ireland with you.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Here is a vintage card I made using the photos of my Great Aunt Kathryn in 1908-she's the little girl in my blog header

Where do I go from here?

OK Kristi here I am in blogland.......where do I go from here?
DARE TO BE UNIQUE...this is a name my sister Erin & I thought up many years ago our last name is Dare so how appropriate. We've always loved to be unique so this blog will be the perfect place to further explore that avenue & hopefully challenge any readers to do the same.