Sunday, August 26, 2012


This week's layout for SYAO2 is based on this sketch
I chose to do a more simplistic layout to showcase this photo I took in my sister's garden.

I have lace, bling, a doily and a journaling tag. I misted in the top left corner.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Inspired by Sweethaven Homecoming

I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the Sweethaven Series. It has not yet arrived at the Christian bookstore where I work and I hope it won't be too long before we get it.

Courtney Walsh issued a challenge to create a project inspired by the Sweethaven books. I chose to do a mixed media canvas. We have a cottage on a small lake in Northern Michigan and there is nothing more peaceful than just resting, relaxing, regrouping by the water.

I used tissue paper on the canvas to give it dimension and also used joint tape and spackle to create the setting sun. I painted with acrylic and water colors and also added some rubons, and stamping.

Here are a couple of close ups

The quote from john Conrad reads" The true peace of God begins at any point a thousand miles from the nearest land. When I sit at the lake, I can look past the boats and jet skis and find this peace.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Bandit is our 11 1/2 year old Golden. now that the kids are gone most of the time, he is my favorite subject to photograph!

For SYAO2 at Paper Secrets I used twine, staples, chipboard, tags and I punched.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reaching New Heights

I did this layout for this weeks' SYAO at Paper Secrets

Jen brought her PhD gown home with her on vacation. I wanted to do a photo shoot so we headed to the playground at the nearby  school. She tackled the climbing wall:)

I have chipboard, buttons, pattern paper and banners/pennants. I misted!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Her Travels!

Jen finished her PhD this May. One of things she has been able to do while at school was travel to Communication Conferences. Here are some of the places she has been. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

I won

I won over at D's Paper Studios! And what I won was an Art Bin storage container for my Cricut Cartridges!

This was my storage before!

This is my storage after!!!!! So much nicer!


Saturday, August 4, 2012


I have been playing in Scrap Your Ass Off at Paper secrets. Here is this week's layout

I have buttons, doily, ribbon and chipboard.I also used a punch.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Creative Scrappers

I love this sketch!

Here is my take. My husband's aunt visited us over the 4th of July. She is my kid's favorite relative. At 79, she is the life of the party and keeps us all laughing!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Creative's Dare

Once again I tackled Tracy's August dare. This time it was to create our piece using a photo of ourselves.

I made mine as a canvas and used a photo of me at the lake. Added paints, inks, and even some doodling!!

Here is a close up

Sonshine and happiness

Love this photo of Rob from over the July 4th weeeknd.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July's Creative Dare

Each month    Tracy   challenges us! This was my journal entry for July's challenge.

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)