Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thank You

I needed a thank you card so I made this. I added layers of paint and stamping. I outlined the bird and painted around him. Sorry for the poor photo. I actually sealed the envelope and had to quick pull this out to take a photo.

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday Challenge - Things with Wings.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate it!

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Love using scraps and pieces to make a canvas. This was inspired by Philip Phillips song Home.

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday challenge to create a scene

Monday, July 11, 2016

Stand Tall

Prepping for an Art Market Saturday with the Rogue River Artist's Association. I am putting the finishing touches on my canvases including a Varnish Spray, and wire for hanging.

I have been working on this guy for a while. Had trouble with his snout and it took a while to find a quote or positive words. I think he is now finally finished. He is a mixture of papers and paints, stamps, stencils and inks.

Adding this to SimonsSays Monday Flora and Fauna challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! If you live near Rockford, MI come by the Art Market in the Rotary Pavilion!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

USe what you have

Carolyn Dube shared a Let's Play using her gelli plate and seed pods. I know the golf course has seed pods like those, but I did not find any this week. However, I bought a fresh pineapple and thought I would try out those leaves

I thought I pressed them into the plate really hard but you can barely make out the leaves on the first pull. The second has more of a stripey effect. It was fun to try this! Thanks Carolyn!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thank you

A thank you card using Color Silks and a Kasiercraft Stencil! I even stenciled on the envelope! Fathers are all the rage! I enjoyed playing with this one and adding different colors to it!

I am entering this in Colourarte's challenge

which is to use Sherbert colors! Apple Blossom and Plum Blossom  Color Silks made me think of grape and raspberry popsicles! I also have Beach Glass Artist Pigments. I hope you can see the sparkle  and shine!

Thanks for stopping by! You need to visit ColourArte to see all their wonderful products!!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

I was inspired to make cards using handmade paper to send to my family.

Please join me over at ArnoldGummerPapermaking and check out my post! Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands Tag Swap

The Canvas Corp Brands Collective group on facebook had a tag swap. Here is the summery tag I made

The Yellow and Ivory French Linen Stripe was the perfect base for the tag and for a beautiful envelope! My sand was made by mixing texture paste with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop.. Canvas Fringe was used to make her sea shell bag, the bottom border and the ribbon tie on the envelope.

Adding this to Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

As it turns out, the person I was matched up with the swap lives 20 minutes away! We met for lunch and exchanged our cards in person. It was fun getting to know Beverly and the projects she makes!

Looking forward to the next Canvas Corp Brands Collective Swap!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016


PCC has their 150th Magazine Monday inspiration this week! Congrats to them! I have played along with quite a few and after seeing this week's, I knew what I wanted to try. Here is the cover:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 150 Inspiration Piece (image)

Here is my card:

I used my watercolor pencils to draw a line then gently painted along the edge making sure to leave some white space. I got just the effect I was going for. A sticker and flower and the card is finished.

I hope you play along. Thanks PCC for another wonderful challenge.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


PCC Magazine Monday's inspiration was this cover:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 149 Inspiration Piece (image)

I zeroed in on the butterfly made out of strawberries. This led me to this thank you card which also had some reds, oranges and greens from the cover.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Not Just on Father's Day

I am up today at the Helmar blog with a  Father's Day layout!

My husband has been a wonderful dad to our children - not just on Father's Day but every day. He is there to teach them, to help them and to love them. I enjoyed digging out some old photos!

I love the fact that no matter which of Helmar's adhesives I use, when I go back to look at this layout in a month or a year, everything will still be secure!

Here is a link to many of their scrapbooking products.

This paper is from Recollections Mixed Media Collage Pad.  The background was created using texture paste mixed with Glimmer Mist Coffee Shop by Tattered Angels. I also  misted using a stencil.

Sketch by Nadine C My Scrap N Stuff.