Friday, February 17, 2017

Birthday Dinner

It is such fun hanging out with our adult children. This was the case last night when my son and his wife took us out to dinner for my birthday. We enjoyed trying foods at a new restaurant and just hanging out.

Here is the card I am going to send them,

I used my new ColourArte Primary Elements. which I am still learning how to use.

Adding this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals!

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Busy Catching up!

I was in Phoenix last weekend to attend my daughter's baby shower. Such a fun time with her amazing friends.

Now that I am back, I am catching up on thank you cards!

I broke open a new Tim Holtz stencil and my black gesso for a different look.

Adding this to Simons Says Monday Challenge - Favorite tool. I LOVE combining stencils and modeling paste or gesso. I never get tired of using these.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Paint Party Friday

We were at the cottage this weekend. My husband and brother in law participate in a cross country ski race. I had a few minutes and completed this. The lake did not look like this now but hopefully, in a few more months it will!

Still honing my water color painting skills!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

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Welcome Little One

Working on layouts for the baby's album. She is due to arrive April 2nd but we think she might come sooner! When I was at my daughter's a few weeks ago, we got the room ready. She will have this adorable safari theme.

I used Canvas Corp Mix and Match Sugar and Spice pad!

Mix & Match Pad - Sugar & Spice

This is such a fun collection!

And, I used this sketch from SketchNScrap

Here is my layout

I just love being able to grab this pad and use the coordinating papers THe only extras I added were flowers and a resin faerie!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017


Sometimes I have trouble knowing how to start an art journal page. I get wrapped up in what colors, how to apply it, etc. Every Monday Tracy Weinzapfel does a live Ustream. I decided to stop reinventing the wheel, and basically follow her lead. Tracy had a background of several blues and purple and then drew heart like flowers.

So here is my interpretation

I am entering this for the MixedMediaMC Challenge Sweet Inspirations

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Monday, January 30, 2017


I tend to grab sketches for many of my projects.

I saw this fun one at StickitDown

And here is my card

The hearts are hand painted and stamped with bubble wrap. The background is a fun printed deli like paper that was a gift from a friend years ago.  

I love using bubble wrap and I used a piece of paper that is at least 4 years old. 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017


ATC's are a wonderful way to practice painting because it is a smaller size! I have been participating in Grumbacher's  ATC swaps. Most of the time there is a theme for the 2.5 x 3.5 cards and it can eb done in any medium.

This month's theme is the 50s. For some reason a record player popped into my head. Here is my card. I used water colors for this.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday.

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Friday, January 27, 2017


I am playing along with my friend Darnell and her NBUS Challenge

NBUS is never before used schtuff. I think we all have these in our craft rooms. The other part of this challenge was hidden words.

I grabbed a brand new embossing folder that had words on it. After embossing, I misted my paper and punched out Scalloped circles. I made these into flowers. I sanded one word out of the embossing. 

This was a fun card to make! 


My daughter is 6 months pregnant and I love photographing her bump! I got out paints and inks and stencils and created the background using two different heart stencils!! . Even used washi tape! Sequins were the finishing touches.

This sketch is from Scrapping-clearly

Adding this to Mixedmediamc To put a Stencil on it!

Joining in on the Simonsays Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

I will be visiting Jen again in 2 weeks and can't wait to see the bump again:)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thank you

I was playing today with Ken Oliver Stitched Water Media cards from Canvas Corp Brands

Ken Oliver Stitched Water - Media Greeting Cards
These are wonderful surfaces for paints, mists, and so much more!

I wanted to make a thank you card and used a variety of media products!

I masked stripes using tape. I painted with ColourArte Twinkling H2Os. These shimmery paints are so pretty!

I used my Dreamweaver butterfly stencil and Ranger Texture Paste to create a glorious butterfly. I mixed Colourarte's Vivid Ultra Metallics Dragon Gold in the paste. Once dry I painted the butterfly with Teal Zircon Ultra Metallics and outlined the body and edges with Colourarte's Smokey Diamond. In this close up you can see the wonderful colors and texture!

I am adding this to Simon Says Monday Challenge - Spread Your Wings.
Also adding this to MixedMediaMC  - Put a stencil on it.

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