Friday, September 23, 2016

Rose Hips

My sister is quite the gardener and takes advantage of every plant and bush in her yard. While we were at the cottage with Beth and Rob, we stopped over to visit Jane. She was ready for us with measuring cups and scissors to go harvest rose hips. I had no idea what a rose hip was but Beth was overjoyed to not only pick them but to try her hand at making jelly with them. Rob was happy to carry the cup.


I used this sketch from the  DCWV September stack aholic challenge.



Adding this to HIMCR Challenge #267 to use three pattern papers. I actually used 4 papers from DCWV watercolor stack.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vacation Memories

We had friends spend a weekend us with us at the cottage. We have not seen them in a year but that does not matter. We always pick up right where we left off. I finished and mailed this album to them today. A gift of our summer memories! I hope they like it!

This is the cover and a few of the inside pages.








Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday challenge to make a gift!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hark the herald

Getting ready for the Holiday Art show!

I was inspired by the Christmas Carol Hark the Herald as I created this angel. I used a variety of paper lace, gold paint, wings, gold leaves to make her.

Hoping she goes to a good home!

Adding this to Simonssays Monday Challenge - Music.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Preserving Summer

I am up today over at Arnold Grummer Papermakingwith a way to preserve those lovely summer flowers!







Won't you stop over there and see how I did it!

I appreciate your taking the time to stop by today and  visiting. Your comments make me smile!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Visits with Friends

I love to make mini albums to send to friends after they visit. I document where we went and what we did and often send it as a surprise. I just finished one for friends who were here last month. We had not seen them in a year but that did not stop us from picking up where we left off and having such a good time! I just finished these pages and hope to mail it tomorrow.

As luck would have it, PCC Monday's inspiration is this image!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 161 Inspiration Piece (image)

I will not be going to Munich and it is actually early for Oktoberfest but we did spend one afternoon enjoying lunch at a brewery in the next town over. We got there early, before they opened, in order to avoid waiting an hour to get a table! Yes, it is a very popular destination! Of course, I saved one of the coasters





And a beer list! 


And we asked the waitress to take our picture! 

This was just a snippet of the fun weekend we had! I think they will enjoy the album!

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At the Movies

This week's challenge at Simonssays Monday Challenge is At the Movies!

Movie titles make great titles for scrapbook layouts!

Last year, while in Phoenix visiting our daughter, we also made a Road Trip to visit our old neighbors who now live in northern Arizona.  It is amazing how the scenery changes as you get out of Phoenix and into the mountains!



 G45 Come Away with Me collection was perfect for this.

 Road Trip was a movie in 2000 about 4 friends who take a trip. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I'm Famous - well sort of

Yesterday was the Art in Park show sponsored by the Rogue River Artist's Association. I have been a member of this group for just about year. This year our group took over responsibility for hosting this event from the city. Our group's president was asked by a local tv station to talk about the show and he brought some artwork to share with the audience. Unbeknownst to me there is also video and as I am watching the interview, I SEE ONE OF MY CANVASES! How cool! Over 16 of us participated in the show yesterday and I was flabbergasted to see my canvas on tv.

As for the show, I sold 6 canvases and have an order for another. Unfortunately, we had torrential downpours and there was a threat of storms so we closed up about 2 pm. I would have loved to stay longer.

Here is a link to the interview! My canvas is around 1:13 and is actually shown a second time!




Art in the Park


In case you did not notice, I have a tab showing the canvases I have for sale. Most are 8 x 10 and cost $20. I have shipped within the USA for approximately $6 - $8. I would be happy if you want to buy any. Just send me an email!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

I love saving scraps of papers from projects to use on other projects. I have a bin for solids and a bin for pattern papers. These are used for cards, mixed media canvases and so much more. I even save my handmade paper scraps which come in handy for smaller projects such as the one I have featured over at ArnoldGummer's   Here is a sneak peak

Please stop over at ArnoldGummers to see the entire post!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thank You!

I send thank you notes whenever I win a prize. I was behind in doing this and since I am leaving for Phoenix tomorrow for a long weekend with my daughter, I spent the afternoon catching up!



Each one is different and each one uses an element that was part of a prize.

Adding this to the NBUS Challenege over at DJKardKreations


Love using my never before used stuff!!!! Added some old and new! The tree stamp is new. The house stamps are new and the pink floral paper is new. The ribbon is old. 

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Just Married

It has been almost 2 years since the wedding, and I am still scrapping the photos! I will never tire of them!


I used 7 Gypsies Harmony Certificate of Marriage Paper and a Canvas Sheet (both from Canvas Corp Brands) along with my sewing machine to create this layout!I stitched the canvas, lace and even along the title. I hope you can see it.



Don't be surprised to see more wedding layouts from me:)

Adding this to Simonssays Monday Stitch It Up Challenge.

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