Friday, October 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday

It is Friday and I ended my week by subbing as a parapro in a classroom. Today was the Pumpkin fun run so the entire school went outside and the younger grades ran/waled 1 mile, the older 2. I mostly walked with a little guy named Oliver who talked the entire time:)

I have a watercolor that I have been working on. It is 9 x 12. I still need to work on layering color and waiting for it to dry!

I sent another alphabet card out to my granddaughter but forgot to take a photo. Will have to get one once it gets there. 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please go there for wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Altered Sign

 was cleaning out a basket of supplies and found a cute wood pumpkin sign that was just calling to be altered. I painted it orange, then gathered my supplies including paper, flower trim, tags, etc. My Helmar 450 was the perfect adhesive for this project because it dries quickly and clearly. 


Would love for you to swing by the Helmar Blog and check it out!

Adding this to simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge - anything but a card! Thank you for your kind words!

Friday, October 5, 2018


It is Friday,  so time for a recap of this week's projects for PaintpartyFriday

I got more alphabet post cards in the mail for my granddaughter

I am enjoying creating these cute animals. 

I am also participating in Inktober

I really need to work on my drawing/sketching skills. Hopefully they will improve by the end of the month!

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a creative weekend! 

Thank you for all your kind words. They mean a lot to me. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Inktober Day 2

Sunset at the lake. I am still new to this concept of drawing but am going to keep trying.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Paint Party Friday

I have been working on completely a scrapbook album for my 18 month old granddaughter of her week in Michigan this summer. I am glad to say it is done, but it turned into two volumes. I had too many pages for one.

Now I have time to work on more projects for the next art show. Since I sold a few floral paintings, I decided I would work on those. Here is sunflowery/black eyed susan type flower.

These are on 9 x 12 Arches watercolor paper. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Vacation Albums

I have been working on a mini album documenting my 18 month old granddaughter's visit to Michigan this summer. I had TONS of pages and of course, assumed it would fit in the album I had.

No, I could not even snap it shut. I quickly ordered a second one which I received quickly. This morning I decorated the covers and can now call them finished!

I will try and share some individual pages but my daughter does not allow me to post photos of my granddaughter on line, so I hope you will understand. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit! 

Friday, September 21, 2018


I love this time of year with leaves starting to change and falling temps. Here in Michigan the hot muggy days have finally broken. It is supposed to be in the 40s tonight. I am going to enjoy that.

I took that inspiration to a couple of thank you cards I made. I used alcohol and distress inks.

The alcohol inks are fun to play with. I used real leaves by inking the back side and pressing it against the paper.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

Also adding this to Stamptember at Simonssays to use Tim Holtz products.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

Wishing you a weekend full of sunshine and joy.

Monday, September 17, 2018


September is also stamptember. I have been remiss in joining along but am happy to jump in today. Here is a stamp set from Altenew. 

Adding this to Simonsays #Stamptember.

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Frosty the Snowman

It is not too early to start thinking of winter and the holiday season.

Today I have a project for you over at the Helmar Blog


Head over there for more details of how he came together!

Thank you for stopping by!!