Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thank You

Finished a thank you card -

Used this sketch from StickitDown

June Card Sketch

DCWV Simple Joy stack.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

What a Week

This week there is a big Ladies Professional Golf Tournament in town. We are again hosting a girl from France along with her coach who is from Spain. This is their 3rd year with us so it is like having family. We often do dinners together and from Thursday - Sunday we spend our days following her on the golf course. As of  yesterday, she was tied for second! We are so excited to see her play so well.

So for this week, most of my creative projects are on hold.

I did however complete an ATC for Grumbacher's ATC exchange. If you are interested you can check out the post on facebook. Each swap has a different theme. This month's was wood. I wanted to use an embossing plate I had. From there i started with water colors and markers but then I brilliant idea to do a paint pouring. I love how this came out. In fact, I kind of wanted to keep it!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. You should check this blog out! Wonderful inspiration every week!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your kind words more than you will know!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


My mom is currently in a nursing home. I know she misses seeing the hummingbirds she used to have at her house. When I saw this $1 wood kit at a garage sale, I knew I had to buy it and put it together for her!

Helmar Wood Glue was the perfect adhesive for this.

Here is a sneak peek


Stop over at Helmar to see the entire project!!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018


Leaving tonight for a visit with my granddaughter. Time enough to make a few more cards!

A little water coloring. Full discloure - i was erasing pencil marks around the swirls and the ink smeared so I decided to spray it and make it mist!


Adding this to the Coffeelovingcardmakers spring summer 2018.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Best Friend

Card #2 for the Coffee Loving Card Makers Spring Summer hop.

Again more mixed media play. I used coffee with a stencil and made coffee splatters. I painted the text and the inside of the coffee cup with coffee and even added some to the flower.

Thank you for visiting! Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 25, 2018


Last night I did something I have not done in a while. I played. I played with paints, stamps, stencils, ink, markers, charcoal. I grabbed so many different materials. I tired not to think or plan which is difficult for me as I am an overthinker.

The base is a collection of paper pieces which I Mod Podged.

I will probably turn this into a card.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday which always inspires me!!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Wishing you a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. I am off again to visit my granddaughter and babysit her so her mom can go to the office. Not sure how much painting I will get done after chasing the one year old all day. But, I love it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Me & My Shadow

Have you been to the Canvas Corp Shop lately? You need to run over there and check out the Compose Your life Collection. It is my new fave!!! Such a versatile collection!

It lends itself well to many types of creating!

Last time I was in Phoenix I took this fun photo of my granddaughter. I knew I would want to scrap it so I went to town and created a layout using one of my favorite techniques. I used texture paste and a stencil to replicate the cement wall. The layout has other mixed media techniques including misting and  stamping. I fussy cut the leaves and flowers which are misted and I even doodled on them. The chipboard birds are painted with the new Color Wash Paint. I will list my supplies at the end. The smaller green leaves are actually 7Gypsies washi tape that I taped together and die cut after misting.

(My printer was acting up and I got the yellow/orange print. I decided I like it so used it.)

My daughter has asked that I not post photos of the baby on line so I covered her with text paper cutouts. Thank you for your understanding.

Supplies and links --

Color wash Paint French Roast - here
Color Wash Paint Blue Lagoon - here
Color Wash Paint Red Wine - here
Compose Your Life Collection - here
Glimmer Mist Sunflower - here
Glimmer Mist Almost Black - here
Glimmer Mist PArty Pink - here
Glimmer Mist English Ivy - here
Burlap - here

Adding this to Crafters Castle Monthly Challenge #5.

Adding to SimonSays MOnday Challenge - inspired by a song

Thank you for visiting. Be sure to check out the Canvas Corp Blog and Shop!

Helmar to the rescue!

Do you have sticky, gummy, scissors?

Do you have broken items at home?

I answered yes to both and luckily had Helmar products which could come to my rescue!



Please stop over at the Helmar blog to see what I was able to do!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Thank you

Been busy catching up on thank yous!

Saw this sketch over at SketchNScrap

Here is my ca
This was a thank you for several children's books for my granddaughter so I used children's book pages for the leaves and flowers.  

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild One

The theme for my granddaughter's first birthday was Wild One! That is so her:)

I made a wonderful banner for her high chair using various prints including zebra, giraffe, etc. I still have lots of the fabric and used it to recreate the banner on the layout. I also have one of the cake toppers in the cluster.

Here is the sketch from SketchNScrap

And here is my layout

I have the banner and it will be saved in her album. 

My apologies for the poor quality of the photos. My printer decided to run out of ink. 
Adding this to Simon Says NSD challenge