Sunday, September 30, 2012

Artprize Round 2

So we spent the morning touring Artprize. Can I say again how amazing. The sidewalks were overflowing with people. Yes - there are currently lots of strange animals roaming the city!! We saw a bird, a fish and even a dinosaur!! And the river was home to a herd of horses and a school of fish! Paintings were in abundance as were collages. The red painting in the left corner of the bottom set of photos was done by the mother of my daughter's friend from high school. How cool to see her work displayed.  Such an amazing event for this city!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Autumn splendor

I grabbed my camera as I was outside today


This week's sketch

My layout

I have a clock face, rubons on the photos, digi journaling, 7 + papers.

I also stamped on the background which might not show up in the photo.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


It is Artprize time! Grand Rapids is again hosting over 1700 works of art in and around the city!!


This amazing event allows us to wander and explore and view art that we may have never seen before. The crowds in the city are wonderful to see.

So far I have only spent time in the Art Museum and here are some of the works that caught my attention. We love spending several days wandering around the city seeing the different types of works. The public votes and there is a prize for that. There are also juried prizes from art experts.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

You are 1

This is the ad for a challenge over at Memorable Seasons

I had this thought to use washi tape and my dot circle punch. This is one of the quickest layouts I have ever done!

I must say I am finally almost out of the Sweetest thing collection that I won from Twopeas! I will be sad when I have no more. 

Scrap-Friendzy is turning 5

In October Scrap-Friendzy is turning 5!! There will be lots of celebrating so head on over to join the fun!!

Friday, September 21, 2012


This week's sketch

My take

A cute pic of Jen from this summer.

I have coffee filter flowers, hexagons, differing alphas for title and wood hearts.
I used the hexagon cutout piece to stencil and color some shapes.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Outside my back door

We live in a fairly rural area with lots of turkeys, deer, rabbits, etc. making their homes in the woods behind our house. For the past several weeks, I have enjoyed watching these guys!  There are three of them!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Art Journal

Another page inspired by Tracy! We have a Monday night group

Monday Nights that gets together to watch Tracy paint and journal.

Here is my page for this week

Friday, September 14, 2012


This week's sketch

My layout
I have 7 papers, feather, tag from a bread bag, and my emphera is the bunny book from 1991.

I embossed.

Lily Bee Sketch

Here is my take on it. My fall layout was inspired by my love for my son who continues to humor me by carrying on traditions that they think they are too old for. Fall - flags, arrows, LilyBee and lots of paint:)

This is a great sketch which I will use again!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

With Thanks

A Gratitude journal for Tracy's September dare. This is dedicated to all the women of our group!!

September challenge

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This week's sketch
My take on it

I have painted chipboard letters, 7 +pp, book paper, embossing  ( on border with the script which may not show up).

I used 3 different border punches.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Canvas Journal

I am playing along with Tracy

Completing a canvas journal.

Here is my cover. I got a new stencil which I used with water colors.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An evening's Work!!!

I was inspired by Dinae Kaufman's tray on Pinterest

I had gotten this shelf at Goodwill for $2.99.

I wanted to and did remove the top part with the heart. I thought I could use this like one of those trays...

I painted it black then proceeded to glue papers on the back. Or so I thought -- no, I accidentally glued them on the front:( So I peeled them off and washed the mod podge off creating a sort of weathered look WHICH I LOVE! I used black and white photos all from the 4th of July week.

I reglued the papers and then added photos and embellies.

 Top part

Bottom part

It is going to look AMAZING at the cottage!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Minty Challenge

 Moxie fab world had a Minty Fresh Challenge going on.

Here is my spin on it!


This week's sketch

My take

I have computer journaling, banner, twine and handmade flowers.
I used punches.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)