Sunday, December 10, 2017

34 Candles

My daughter's birthday is December 6. We were discussing the need for a cake smash when her baby turns 1 in April. This caused  my daughter to realized that she had never gotten a cake smash. She and her husband both vowed to have cake smashes for their birthdays this year. His was in November and hers was just a week ago. They did cupcakes instead of cake but had fun anyway! I am glad my daughter has now had a cake smash!

I knew right away this sketch from Stuck would be perfect!

I cut 34 strips of paper for my base. And added flames to some for candles.

My apologies for the pink photos! My printer is acting up and I have not had time to get new cartridges. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Christmas Card for a friend

Made a quick card to send to an online friend

Paints, stamp, doodling. 

Also adding to PaintPartyFriday!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sparkle Snowflake

I am up today over at Helmar with s sparkly snowflake door decoration.

Look at sparkle!

Want to see more?

Head over to Helmar for the full reveal!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Pretty bird

Still learning and practicing. Here is a cardinal that is still in progress.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration there!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

O Christmas Tree

You know how you go to craft show/sales and say "I could do that". Well, I finally did it. My friend and I had seen book paper trees which ran about $20. After looking at what they were made of, we thought this is one thing we could pull off.

I used shish kabob skewers for the stem, Shakespeare book paper, old buttons and ribbon. The base is a wood spool painted gold and glued to a coaster that I covered with Christmas paper.

 The lowest papers are about 4 inches and the smallest 1 inch. I used 5 per grouping and fanned them out. I used cardboard between the layers. The ones we had seen used corks but I did not have enough.
I am still working on getting them not to lean but I think they came out quite good. I will add them to my Christmas decor when I get that all out.

Thank you for letting me share. I hope you are enjoying this sunny Sunday!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It's a Bird

Ok - bear with me as I catch up on my scrapping!

I got to be with my granddaughter for her first Halloween! We had fun putting on her costume which my daughter had gotten months earlier!

LJ was Supergirl! Let me tell you - for babies, a onesie with a cape is all they need!

I flipped this sketch from StuckSketches upside down.

Thank you for letting me share another layout of the sweet baby!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Our Little Pumpkin

I was lucky enough to spend Halloween with my granddaughter. The church down the block set up an amazing little pumpkin patch and I was excited for us to go visit it. Lauren was good until we tried to stand her in the straw in her bare feet. She freaked out:) So much for getting those wonderful pumpkin photos I wanted. But, I managed to get quite a few of Our Little Pumpkin!

I used a sketch from Stickitdown

I chose to print all the photos on one piece of paper. The strips at the bottom are the straw that she didn't like.

Face is blurred to respect her mom's wishes not to have her photograph online.

Lots of G45 here!

Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your kind words!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Work in Progress

Trying something different --- again:)

I had a canvas that started as a mixed media piece. I painted over it and just kept adding until I got this.
Not sure where to go from here. They flowers have several layers of paint as well as white pen and I even scratched some of the lines in. 

What should i do next? I feel it needs some white somewhere. Splatters? More stamping or stencils? I would appreciate any ideas!!!
I might have to get another photo in the morning as the colors are a bit off here. 

Adding this to paint party Friday

Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments! Really - leave me your ideas!!

Friday, November 17, 2017


I am up today over at the Helmar Blog and would love for you to check out my project!

My mom recently went to a nursing home and while it is nice, it is just not homey. So I made a frame for her with some pictures that I know mean a lot to her.


My mom was thrilled when she saw this and it is now hanging in her room!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!