Friday, February 28, 2014

PCC Monday Inspiration

Here is this week's Monday inspiration

Here is my journal page

I used some heavier paint and a tool which has comb like teeth and I made a grid pattern.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Most Wanted

I made the Most Wanted list over at ColorStoriesinspiration!

""Each week, five layouts that caught our eye will be chosen to feature as our "Most Wanted." With so many amazing layouts in the gallery, it was incredibly hard to narrow the "lineup" down to five, but here they are, in no particular order""

This was the layout I completed about Bandit!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Same Sketch , Two Ways

I had to do a layout of my son and his girlfriend - now fiance - also from Christmas.

Here is the sketch from letsgetsketchy again

And here is my second take on it

This time I flipped it.  Love this!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Gotta get back to my Christmas album!

I set aside my Christmas album to work on other things and never got back to it. I really need to make time to do this!

This sketch from Letsgetsketchy was perfect for this page!

I used washi tape for the corners

It was Shawn's first time in Michigan for Christmas. We introduced him to all of our traditions including tree hunting, bestowing of the ornament, and the light show!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

PCC Magazine Monday Inspiration

Each week PCC has a magazine inspiration. Here is this week's

Here i s my card
Played with some washi tape!.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Special Event

Had beautiful photos of the engagement ring my son bought for his girlfriend. She is now his fiance. They got engaged last week!

Loved this sketch over at Onceuponasketch

Here is my take on it

Journaling theme is totally addicted to. My son is in love, smitten and yes addicted to his girlfriend. i adore the look on his face when they are together. He could spend all his time with her and be totally satisfied.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


My son got engaged last weekend! We knew it was coming but did not know exactly when. he did not include us in the actual event but did meet us for dinner the next day!

Still working with my Frosted Designs Shades of spring kit. I fussy cut some papers. Added gesso and gelatos which are available in the store

Adding this to SWAT's Drill 26 Love Challenge. They are so in love and I love seeing this!

What a wonderful year! Jennifer was  engaged in October and  now Rob  in february!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

In the Good Old Summer Time

Still playing with my Frosted Deisgns Shades of Spring Kit!!

Have a bunch of scraps? Well, get busy!! I added Gelatos to this layout which are also available in  the store!!

Entering this in Drill 25 at SWAT

The challenge was to use black and white and one color.

This technique was shown on Molossi by Rikki as a way to use up scraps. I modge podged the scraps then covered with  Gelatos.

Also entering this in the  Creative Embellishment February Challenge which is also partnering with Party time Tuesdays Presents: Your Daily Dose.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Posting one of my fave layouts for SWAT. It is their one year birthday!

My kids then and now!

Celebrate life

A rare photo of my husband and I. My son took it Wednesday night at my birthday dinner.

Playing along with Sketchabilities and this sketch

And of course, still playing with the Shades of Spring kit from Frosted Designs!!

I used my Tim Holtz Stencil with Gesso for the border at the top. I am linking this to Anita's challenge to use a stencil or mask.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Another Tradition

Besides photos with Santa, we were diligent about photos with the Easter Bunny. The local Hallmark store had the Crayola Bunny there one year so off we went to get pictures with him!

I am using this sketch from LetsGetSketchy

Here is my layout using my wonderful kit from FROSTED DESIGNS!

I added a few Color Wash items from pink Paislee and the pearls from my stash.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Baskets and bonnets

Using the sketch from My Scraps and More

Dug out an OLD photo circa 1992

Added some old Easter stickers to my Frosted Design Kit. They were too white so I went back and added a color wash with my Koi Waterbrush and Distress Inks.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I want to thank Carolyn Dube for her ever inspiring and inisghtful videos and blog posts.

She was talking about listening to the art and she feels that OOPS are just opportunities.

I struggle as an "artist". I was not the artistic twin, that was my sister. A year or so ago I started some mixed media canvases which I unfortunately shared with my sister. Pretty soon she had completed some amazing pieces of art while mine felt like a grade schoolers work. I joined Mixed Media Monday nights and have continued to paint and play. The group is so encouraging and inspiring. Of late though, I have been struggling. I felt like I was in a rut. That everything looked the same. That I could not complete the new things some of my friends were. I was attempting to make a card - a simple birthday card. I tried 4 or 5 techniques and wasted much paper and paint. Finally I began to listen. Take a breath, take a step back, don't try so hard. I remembered this cute stamp that I had. So i grabbed it and my watercolors and a Koi water brush. Next thing I knew I had these cute girls. Just the thought of doodling the frame was enough to make me quit but I took a breath, grabbed a ruler and drew the frame, then just put the pen to the paper. It did not matter that each loop was not perfect. This is what doodling is! I listened. I had fun and it came together so easily.

So I hope to continue to listen and embrace my oops!

Thanks for listening!

Another One

Friday night my son proposed to his girlfriend. We all knew it was coming sometime. Unlike my daughter, he did not include the parents in the event!! We did have dinner with them the next night though.

Don't they just look so happy?! He spent three hours picking out the ring with a buddy.

I am so proud of him! He is working as a computer job he loves, he owns his own home and now he is engaged!! Not bad for a 25 year old!!

Monday, February 10, 2014


I have a layout for you with the new Shades of Spring Kit from Frosted Designs! This kit will truly get you out of your winter doldrums and make you think spring!!

I had to scrap some photos of Jen's new house! Both of my children have purchased homes this year. The only problem I see is that hers is in Phoenix and not in Michigan!

I added the clouds which are available in the store. I used my Distress inks and Paint Dabber to color the paper blooms!

You need to check out this kit! There is also a new challenge JUST FOR KIT MEMBERS!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love Letters

Joining in with the Faber Castell February challenge to complete anything related to Valentine's Day.
I did a journal page in my old book. I created a background then stenciled hearts and colored with Gelatos! Added some dots with a stencil and Gesso.

Added some journaling to the hearts. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shades of Spring

Are you up to your eye balls in snow?? Are you tired of all the gray skies?? Here is the perfect remedy for that!

You need the Frosted Designs Shades of Spring Kit!

Filled with wonderful Basic Gray papers, Adorn It Wood Die Cuts, Distress Inks, Kaisercraft Paper blooms and more!! This will certainly lift your spirits!

And there is a new kit challenge every month on the blog just for those kit subscribers!!!

Brandi's first challenge is a recipe one

Remember, you only have to use THREE or more... not all of them!!!!)
White Gel Pen (GREAT for faux stitching!)
At least ONE of the Distress Inks (Lemon and Raspberry included!)
At least ONE of the wood veneer pieces
The color PINK
At least ONE sticker (Full sheet included!)

I chose to make a tag

I used the distress ink and them embossed it!

So grab your kit and get started with this challenge!

Here is where you can get it!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


My good friend Sandee has videos every Sunday over at Frosted Designs. This week not only did she create a wonderful art journal page but she had an interactive element to the page!

Here is the link to her video . I long for days when I could write like she does!

When I saw Steph's Magazine Monday inspiration at PCC  I knew just what I wanted to make!
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays - Week Thirty-Eight Inspiration Piece (image)

I had this old calendar with this girl and quote on the cover. I cut her out and modge podged  her to my background.  I added some stamps as well. I added a quote to the back side which reads "The real secret to a fabulous life is to live imperfectly and with great delight!"

Thanks Sandee for always pushing me!!! Thanks Steph for the weekly inspiration!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Still the One

Frosted Designs is sponsoring this month's challenge over at Scrapourstash !! How exciting!

The challenge is to complete a layout using red and or pink and include

S -- stitching (faux or real)
W-- washi
A -- Arrow
K -- Kraft paper/embellies

Here is my layout using the last sheet of paper from my January kit!

For some reason I could not get the layout to photograph straight:( I hand stitched with a marker around the edges of the layout!

I hope you stop over at Frosted Designs and Scrapourstash and play along!!

Moxie Fab World is also having a Happy for Hexagons challenge so I am playing along there too!

I am posting  this  for Jot's Mood Board Challenge. The Teresa Collins papers were a perfect match!

Love Smiles!

I joined Tracy's Mixed Media Monday's a couple o weeks ago. Tracy was kind enough to include me in her post about it. This was my take on her painting. Both of my kids are in love and that make me smile! 

I completed this in an old book that I use for journaling. I used modeling paste for texture and painted and stenciled. Used an old hotel key card for the black lines in the corners. Stamped title.

Entering this in Anything But a Card Tic Tac toe challenge. I used red, black and hearts!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

PageDafts Love is Everywhere Release

I am here today with an extra special post! I was selected to scrap a project for today's PageDrafts Love is Everywhere Release! I just love Emma's sketches and hope you will stop over there for some wonderful inspiration!

For my Love Is Everywhere theme I had to go with these photos of my kids and their significant others! Jennifer (top left photo)  is engaged to Shawn and we are planning a September wedding. Rob and Beth have been dating for over a year and we are pretty sure they will be taking the next step very soon! I just love taking pictures of the four of them and it fills my hear to see them so happy!! This sketch was a perfect match for my Teresa Collins You Make Me Happy Papers from my Frosted Design kit!

Be sure to stop over at PageDrafts and look at all the Love is everywhere Releases!

Adding this to  Paper Issues Fill Er Up posting.