Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wood Blocks

I had made my granddaughter sets of dog and cat blocks with the words and photos of their pets. My daughter wanted me to make a set of Lauren blocks too.



I purchased 2 x 2 blocks and covered them with G45 Precious Memories. I spelled out her name and then added various photos of her from her first year.


I apologize in advance for the freaky photos but I am abiding by my daughter's wishes to not show the baby's face on line.

She has played with the dog and cat blocks for months getting excited when she sees the photos so I am hoping these will be also be fun for her to play with as well.

I am adding this to CraftersCastle Challenge #4. It is an anything goes dimensional challenge. 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

PaintPartyFriday

If you want to see some amazing artwork, you should check out PaintPartyFriday! I love seeing what everyone is working on! So many talented artists!

I am getting ready for a show/sale with the local art group in May. I have kind of veered away from my mixed media canvases and started playing with watercolor cards. Cards are usually good sellers. Here are a few I have done.


I am still learning! I have to make myself walk away after I get a layer painted or else I tend to play with it and mess it up. I also have to wait to add the pen because otherwise it bleeds. I hope I can continue to improve as I make more of these.

Thank you PaintPartyFriday for the weekly inspiration!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Paint Party Friday

I am a bit late to PaintPartyFriday but I am still going:)

Been spending the day catching up with my projects for the art show. I will be headed back to Phoenix to babysit my granddaughter and the show is the weekend I get home!




I made a couple of smaller mixed media canvases. These are wonderful for gifts!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. You should go check out the amazing inspiration! Thank you for your visit and your kind words which make me so happy!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Helmar Adhesives

I am so excited to be continuing on with Helmar Adhesives Creative Team. Helmar has adhesives for your every need including 450 Quick Dry, Acid Free and Fabric Glue.

Today I have a blog post with a fun craft that you can do with your kids! Look at these  Binoculars.I bet you have everything you need to make a pair!



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Would love for you to stop over there! Thank you for visiting and I look forward to sharing more Helmar projects!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thank you

Busy creating thank yous. I found a new place for sketches - Freshlymadesketches

Here is the sketch


and here is my card  - FMS#331

I used a new Altenew flower stamp and die with a watercolor background.

I hope you like it! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Back and Forth

Once again I am back from visiting my granddaughter. I will be home for a couple of weeks before I head out again. This is really cutting into my creative time:) I had thank you notes to catch up on so I grabbed a sketch from StickitDown

April Card Sketch

Here is my card

I created a background with paints and then fussy cut a new stamp I received.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Paint Party Friday

So today I am painting something a little different. I bought wood bangle bracelets and am painting them.


I am using a mix of stamps and stencils, paint, paper, decopage. these are the first few that I did. I did fix the black and white one so there were no jagged tape lines. I hope to make a variety of them for an upcoming art show!

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Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Be sure to visit the blogs participating for wonderful inspiration!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Love you to the Moon and Back

I enjoy making  mixed media canvases and this time I repurposed a gift bag that my daughter had received. I had never thought about using designs such as these for a quick and easy project!


Here is a sneak peak for you



Please hop over to Helmar to see the entire project!

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thank you

A mixed media thank you card. Love getting messy to make these!



Adding this to simonsSays National Craft Month post !

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Thank you



When I win a prize, I like to send a thank you card to the manufacturer or person who posted the giveaway. I always use the product I won to make that card. This is a thank you card to Altenew for stamps that I won. I kept it simple and like the result.  




Adding this to Simonsays Anything goes Challenge.

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