Monday, May 16, 2016

Wedding Programs

I have a special paper project over at ArnoldGrummer's and would love for you to visit there and take a look!

Recycled envelopes and junk mail can be turned into something very pretty!

Saturday, May 7, 2016


CSI (color stories inspiration)  is a fantastic site that offers wonderful challenges. Each one includes colors, evidence and testimony. It is up to you to decide how to use them. These always make me think outside of the box!

This was challenge 195

I chose to do this layout of Bandit

I am happy to say that I was chosen as a Star Witness - someone who did an exceptional job telling their story!

Thank you CSI for helping me tell my stories!! I strongly encourage you to visit them!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mother Daughter Time

It is time for another PCC challenge. Here is the inspiration

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 143 Inspiration (image)

I saw the mother and daughter and knew I was going to scrap recent photos of my daughter and myself.

I was fortunate enough to spend time visiting my daughter who had to go to Chicago to attend a conference. I drove to the commuter train and made my way to the windy city. I tend to be a nervous traveler especially being by myself, but, I really wanted to see Jen. I am happy to report that I made it just fine.

When Jen had free time from the conference, we wandered the city. We made the trip to the zoo which we had never visited before, stopped by the bean and ate on the patio outside listening to a street band! She indulged my requests for selfies!! It has been a while since we had mother/daughter time and I truly enjoyed it.

(I apologize for the poor quality of the photos - my printer is acting up).

I wish each of you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!Thank you for stopping by!

For Mom

I decided to make my mom a canvas for Mother's Day. And, not just any canvas, but one using doilies from my Grandmother (her mom) and my grandmother's photo.

I covered the canvas with paper and layers of paints. I added stamps, stenciling texture and chipboard. I made the dress bodice from a toilet paper roll covered in book text. My mom really seemed to like it and I am sure next time I visit her this will be on display!

Adding this to Simonsaysstamp Monday Home Decor challenge. 
Thank you for visiting and happy Mother's Day weekend to each and every one of you1

Monday, May 2, 2016

I Do

Your son or daughter has gotten engaged. So exciting but now comes the daunting task of of planning and preparing! I have an idea today over at Arnold Grummer's  that will help you out! Get ready to make paper for..................................

Friday, April 29, 2016

A little Mixed Media Canvas

I had a bit of time to play with gelatos, paints, and stencils to make a canvas. I am trying to more at ease with my painting and created these flowers. They have a mixture of paints and even some Pink Sugar!

Adding this to Faber Castell's Take the challenge with Mou. April showers do bring May flowers. Around here we should have lots of flowers based on the rain we have had!

Thank you for the challenge and thanks for visiting!

Anything Goes

Jumping in this week with SimonsSays Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge. A mixed media piece
using Andy Skinner's stamps from Stampendous. I turned the tree stamp upside down to make the roots.

Thank you for visiting! Wishing each of you a wonderful weekend!!

DO you have Washi

PCC has been exploring washi every Wednesday. This week was about using it on your envelopes.

HEre is a card and envelope using some of my washi! I used it to decorate both corners!

I should do more of this!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Take a Chance

Have you ever tried a new technique? Used a product a new way?

PCC issued a Take a Chance challenge so I took Steph up on it! As luck would have it, I met up with a friend yesterday who gave me a brand new bag of Bleeding Art Tissue paper. I had never heard of it so scoped it out online.

Well, let me say how fun this is! You can cut it or tear it and place it on a sheet of white paper. Once you wet it - the colors bleed and run!! You never know what the result will be.

Word of warning - this would be a great kids project HOWEVER YOUR HANDS WILL TURN ALL SORTS OF COLORS! My hands did come clean when I washed the dishes after dinner:)

 Image result for bleeding art tissue paper
Here are some of the backgrounds I created
And here is the card I turned one into

I chose to turn some of the purple into flowers by stamping over them.

I am looking forward to trying this on my mixed media canvases. You could also use it for scrapbook layouts and so much more.

Thanks PCC for the challenge and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Playing around

This week's Wednesday challenge at Simon Says is Make it Girlie

Here is what I came up with. I think maybe she needs a face or quote.Any ideas?

Thanks for stopping by!