Friday, December 31, 2010


Hello Everyone!!
Today is a special day! It is my youngest DD birthday!!!

We Love you, Mom and Sis!!!

I also want wish everyone a Happy and safe New Year!

It has been a great year! There were some ups and downs, but I believe that it

creates a balance in ones life to take the good with the bad!

At the beginning I became part of the design team at!!

Met many wonderful people through my work and made many a friendships there both with the team and some wonderful customers!! Thank you all for your friendships and your patronage! it all means so much to me.

Had some lovely visitors here on my blog! Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such kind words.

The bad thing that happened this year was a breakup after 10 years with my ol man. Sure it hurts, but I am moving on and doing better now!

I can now move on to more happier things and times! Create new memories in all that I do. In all the friendships that I have been blessed with and getting to know YOU better!

Thank you for joining me in this years journey of 2010!

2011 Here we come!

Don't drink too much bubbly! hee hee

Much love,



Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Three Muses-Challenge-Book

"So Many Books So Little Time"
Created for the 3 Muses Challenge-Book
Background: JoesSistah(Flickr)
Woman Body: MrsInman(Flickr)
Face: Sea Dream Studio(Flickr)
Books(on floor): Jack Frosts Steampunk Station-Crowabout StudioB @
Other Books: Haute Halloween-Holliewood Studios @
Candle: ATC2-Holliewood Studios @
Chest/Crates x2/Raven/Glassdome/Basket/Statue/Door/Rat/DriedFlowers/Buffet
/WindowFrame/Wheel/Mirror: Haute Halloween-HolliewoodStudios @
Background (in Window): Ode To A Muse-HolliewoodStudios @
Thank you for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hello Everyone!!
I hope that each and everyone of you that celebrate the holiday season is having a wonderful time! We here at home celebrate Christmas...which I have to say went really awesome! This year for once I woke before my girls and peeked out my bedroom window, as the forecast had called for snow for Christmas Day! I had hoped and wished, but wasn't about to get my hopes up. Much to my surprise, there were 3 inches of snow on the ground and was still snowing in big fluffy snowflakes!! Awesome! What a blessing and a way to start the day of our celebration!
I bounced out of bed, well as much as possible for my ol body lol and went straight to my girls room with jingle bells in hand! Standing in their doorway gently shaking the bells and the girls started to stir awake! I said, Good Morning! Merry Christmas and guess what....IT'S SNOWING! They bounced out of their beds in much the same fashion as I, only not so gingerly LOL And ran to the window to see the fluffy flakes falling from the sky!!!
I then made me a bit of coffee and told the girls to go ahead and tear into their stockings to see what goodies there was for them! I then sat down with them and started handing them their gifts! RIP SHRED TEAR! It was great! They loved everything and a good time was had by all!
Moving ahead into the NEW YEAR of 2011! It is hard to believe how fast the time went in 2010!
So as to celebrate and bring in the New Year...
Crowabout StudioB @
is having a 20% off Everything in her shoppe!
You can find the goods here !!
Sale ends New Years Eve!
Our next sale will not be until May 2011 So if you have had your eye on a little something something...Nows the time to go and grab it up!
New items will be added to the shoppe just after the New Year arrives!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

To all my Family and Friends!!!!

It's that time of year again! Just wanted to stop in and wish EVERYONE a Merry Little Christmas!
Time for this ol gal to take a little break from the computer and start her holiday baking and then sit back and relax and enjoy family time with my girls! I have been fighting an awful cold this last week and hope it goes away in time to enjoy the holiday!!
I hope each and everyone of you are blessed with lots of family and friends gathered around you and many good wishes come true now and throughout the coming New Year of 2011!!!
Hope you also find a little free time to relax and be creative!
I will be seeing you again in the New Year!
Til then....Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
All My Love,
Credits: Old Photo from jerseybarb85 on Flickr, Frame from Hollliewood Studios & FineCrafted Designs-Ode To A Muse @, Sparkle from Crowabout StudioB-Jack Frosts Steampunk Station @, Font-Algerian-Created in PS.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Three Muses 81-Challenge-Odd Couple

"He Married Her for Her Pies"
3 Muses 81 Challenge-Odd Couple
The folks you see in this art piece are my grandparents! Both of German decent...My Grandmother was born in Germany...My Grandfather was born in Russia. Both came to America!!
As for the story...I will tell it the best I can...My Grandmother loved to cook and bake! Such yummy treats she would bring into our home! Grandma had been making pies one day and would cool them on the window sill. Grandpa...out for his daily walks would walk by her home and smell these delishious pies! One day he went to Grandmas house and asked for some pie. This went on for awhile and Grandpa eventually proposed marriage to her!
These two lovely folks would come to our house for the holidays and bring lots of yummy treats! After the feast and all the clean up was done. We would all sit at a large table and play Po-Ke-No! We gave the game a twist...and would put 3 empty cups in the center of the table. Everyone would save their pennies up just for this event. In each cup we would put one penny. Corners, Middle and Pokeno. Which ever one was called out you would get the pennies from the appropriate cup. We all called it gambling! hehe Grandma and Grandpa were always good for a giggle or two. Grandpa...he would cheat and call "POKENO" with a sly grin on his face! lol Grandma would shumuck his arm and curse at him in German...pretty sure she called him a "Dummy" haha And would wag her finger at him and say, "You just wait till I get you home mister!" And Grandpas grin would broaden even more! lol
Here is the original photo I used to extract the image of them for the art piece. Their wedding photo! Wouldn't you know it....after 50 years of Grandpa proposed again and they renewed their wedding vows on their 50th wedding anniversary! How sweet is that! I miss these wonderful people! They are both angels now!

This is an image I found online to show you the game Po-Ke-No!! I have one...I had searched Etsy for one and got one of the original games and all the pieces were there! Perfect condition! :O) And now when the holidays come...I play it with my 2 daughters! FUN!

Hope you enjoy this little story! It is all true! I may not be the best writer but my memories of them vivid in my mind and etched in my heart forever!

Many Blessings & Creative Moments,




Background: Backgrounds & Alpha -Crowabout StudioB @
House, animal faces, tree, boat & Suitcase: Ode To A Muse-FineCrafted Designs & Holliewood Studio
Pie: Granny Art
Water: Created with Found Texture

Copyright 2010 Nancy Baumiller All Rights Reserved

Monday, December 13, 2010

Art Journaling Goodies!!!

New goodies for art journaling and so much more!
"Round & Round" Collage Sheet Elements
And "Oh My Stars!!" Collage Sheet Elements

And lastly "Here's Your Sign" Collage Sheet Elements


Here is a lovely piece of inspiration

"Discount Fashion Queen" by: Fiona-anubis

Created and originally uploaded by: Fiona-anubis

Thank you for stopping by and always leaving such lovely comments!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!!! :O)

Hope you find time in your day to play!!

Many Blessings & Creative Moments,



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inpiration! Jack Frost's Steampunk Station!!

If ever I was excited by a new kit...It has got to be this one!!!
Today the Crowabout StudioB Team brings you......

This kit is filled with Digi Steampunk Elements, Gorgeous Icy Papers, Collage Sheet Printables and Bonus Metal Papers!!!

Even Ol' Fred from "Rusty & Abandoned" made an appearance! Except this time Jack Frost cast his icy spell on Ol' Fred! hee hee

Tons of fun to be had here!

And You can join in on all the fun too!

Yum!!! Collage Sheets!!!
Are you drooling yet? ;o)

Here is some lovely inspiration from Team Crowabout StudioB!!

A Freebie too??!! Yes, indeed!
Created by our teams very own LauraPM
A gift to share with all of you!

You can find this sweet gem of a QP freebie
Right... HERE !!!
Thank you for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New AJ Pages

Hello Everyone! I have been playing! hee hee
This first one is a WIP work in progress! Will have it finished soon!!
This second one was finished this last week and is from my PMS Chronicles...I thought I should have a name for my ranting and raving pages! lol I am totally in love with this bird creature!!!

Main Image: Body(yellow) hand drawn, hand painted and doodled by me Nancy Baumiller, Wings/Face and Horns from Teesha

Border: from Teesha and also sticker sayings from Wackystuff on Etsy and a few small images from my personal stash.


Writings and Doodles: by me Nancy Baumiller

This next one...

Border: on Etsy...magazine tid bits and blacknwhite border by me Nancy Baumiller.

Main Imagery: Body/Dress by me Nancy Baumiller...Feet is a magazine cut out...Face from and Arms are magazine tid bits.

Wings: Hand Drawn/Painted and Doodled by me Nancy Baumiller

Writings and Doodles; by me Nancy Baumiller

And finally.....


Border: from my personal stash, sticker sayings from Wackystuff on Etsy....and TumblefishStudios Fish from her collage sheets on Etsy and a few magazine tidbits!!!

Main Image: Hand drawn and painted by me! Ears are from my collage sheets on Etsy!!!

Horn shape: by Teesha

Writings and Doodles: by me Nancy Baumiller

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek!



Copyright 2010 Nancy Baumiller All Rights Reserved You may NOT copy, download, print in any manner without prior written permission.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Do people not understand TOU?

This morning as I was strolling thru blogs, I came across one in particular...I will not mention

any names, but there was this beautiful collage sheet up for sale....With closer inspection...some of my imagery was used in creating the collage sheet!

I did a double take...shaking my head! I ask myself..."Am I really seeing this?"

I am furious!

How could they?

As artists yourself, I am sure you undertand how hard it is to make a go for yourself in the art world! Am I right?

If there is anything I cannot people that steal or lie!

Why would someone do this sort of thing? It hurts me beyond belief!!!

Hoping that they see this post....Let's go over my TOU shall we!

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2. All Copyrights for contents, graphics, art and kits/packs sold online are retained by me, Nancy Baumiller.
3. All Copyrighted images by me, Nancy Baumiller with all Rights Reserved that are purchased from DeviantScrap/Crowabout StudioB may be used in both personal art and small art pieces that you intend to sell with proper credits to Crowabout
4. Would love to see what you with the images and/or published art using my images. (not required)
You may use these images in personal artwork, scrapbooking, art journaling or in small works you intend to sell.
You may sell or give small artworks or scrapbook pages to others using these images and must be received as a flattened image (jpg) or in printed format.
You may use these images on your blog, but they must not be any greater than 1000x1000 at 72 dpi and proper credits should be given to (These images may not be used for commercial web design)
You may however alter these images in any way you like.
You may not sell, share or giveaway or loan to anyone in digital or printed matter as is or in single form even if altered. They must be a part of completed art works or scrapbook layout. These images are for you use only.
You may not used these images in work mass produced.
You may not share these images with family, friends or internet groups of any kind.
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Thank you...........
Nancy Baumiller-Crowabout StudioB @

Thursday, December 2, 2010

There's A New Kit in Town!!!!

Tis the season!!! A new kit is in town..
Holiday Bliss
This kit contains lots of goodies, (((( 7 )))) files worth*! Including an Alpha & Numbers in a festive color! Would be great for creating a Christmas Countdown!!!
*There are a few differences between the Digital PNG elements and the Printable JPG Collage Sheets. Just a couple! But ohhhhhhh so much fun!!!
Count em' ....6 Printable Collage Sheets!!!
Create an ATC for someone special for a unexpected little gift!!
In shoppe now!!! And on sale too!!
Won't you stop by for a visit!! We'd love to have you! Grab a cuppa of your favorite beverage and take a look around!!!
NancyB & The Team