Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Was time to do a new canvas. I have been scrapping and neglecting my art - canvases and journaling.

I have seen so many pretty flower ones so thought I might try one. The background is dictionary paper  and I just used acrylics for the background colors. I tried a stamp for a flower but did not like it after I stamped it . So out came the gesso and as I was applying it with a brush I realized it was beginning to look like a hydrangea!!!! So I made two more and added stems and leaves! So this is one mistake that turned into something beautiful:) I am actually quite proud of myself!

The Week That Was

I don't do a project life.  Since it is just the two of us and the dog, it would be rather boring. But, I was asked to complete something for Memorable Seasons so I journaled all about a rather eventful week. I used Fancy Pants Trendsetter and their envelopes - both clasp and tissue were just perfect to hold my journaling tags!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Going to the Dark Side

Last week Tracy went to the dark side and attempted a grungier look. I remembered that I had this fun G45 so thought I would try using it. I used watercolor paper and the background is watercolor which I let run, splatted, stamped, etc. To me it looks like the hand is winding up the man and letting him go so I found a quote

In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Wish to Be

I am trying to finish my Christmas album and am using any and all sketches I can find!

Love this one Big Picture classes

Was perfect for this year's tree transformation. If you read my tree hunt post, you know that we did not have many options for choosing a tree. But this guy turned out pretty good anyway!

Christmas Eve Hike

I completed this layout for Sketch Challenge Tuesday at the Memory Nest using a pagemaps sketch
Here is my layout. I always save the little strips from the bottom of the papers so I used them for the frame. Chrstmas eve morning Mike, Jen, the dog and I took a hike in the park. It was cold but we enjoyed it anyway.


papercrafterscorner has a Monday magazine challenge. Here is the magazine

Here is what i was inspired to make. I found this cute owl stamp and made a card while watching Idol.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Snow was in the Air

It snowed for much of the day so I was inspired and got to work on my Christmas album. I have had the photos printed and the papers picked out for months. Just did not feel like tackling it, until today! I think I got 7 pages done!

Each year I give my kids a dated ornament. I try to make it meaningful. It is always a big production to present it to them.

 Ever since Jen was little we have gone on a tree hunt and cut our own tree. Last year the gods conspired against me, so this year I was determined to have our annual tree hunt. I must have done something bad because again this year we ran into problems. It was the Saturday before Christmas and the tree farm was closed!?! Really? They had 3 pre cut trees left and sold us one for $20! Yet another memory for the books!!
I chose Teresa Collins papers and just love them! I need to photograph the rest but this is the start!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Are you Ok

We had a ball at Monday's Mixed Media Monday show with Tracy and the word "ok". We might have gotten a tad out of control. So I just had to go there........

Grabbed some paints, different alpha stamps, mist, stencil and texture paste.

I had fun! I hope everyone is OK!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Paper Crafter's Corner Monday Magazine inspiration

Paper Crafter's Corner has started posting a Monday Magazine inspiration. Here is this week's magazine

Here is a thank you card I made. I used a hexagon design. I added painted alphas and sparkly flowers. This will be going out in the mail tomorrow.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pink Paislee Color Crush Challenge

I completed this layout for the Pink Paislee Color Crush Challenge .

I still make my 24 year old color Easter Eggs. His girlfriend was very excited to learn we would be doing that and jumped right in. They also had an egg war - you bump the egg and hope yours doesn't  crack. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Webster's Pages Ribbon and Trim Challenge

For the longest time, I avoided using Webster's Pages papers! They scared me. But not anymore:) And I completed this layout for their Ribbon and trim challenge. Also used it for Memorable Seasons Sketch Challenge. the sketch is from Pagedrafts.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April's Creative Dare

It is time for the April Creative Dare over at Mixed Media Mondays!
This month the challenge is to pick 5 words that encompass what you want to be remembered for.

Here is my take on the challenge

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dress Up

Using up the last of my Carta Bella So noted for this layout.
The sketch is from  My Scraps and More

I found this photo of my wearing my Grandfather's baseball hat and gloves.

Carta bella So Noted

Another layout using Carata Bella So Noted. Got out a stamp and paint for this!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday

This month over at Memorable Seasons I had the pleasure of playing with Carta Bella's So Noted.

The music paper caught my eye as my mom just had her 85th birthday. So I took the challenge at
Frosted Designs to use scallops. I used my scallop circle punch to make the flowers. I cut the circle into petals which I then scrunched /folded to make petals.

This paper is so elegant! Love it!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)