Saturday, January 31, 2015

With the Ring

Playing along with this wonderful sketch over at Letscaptureourmemories

I love Pagedrafts sketches!

Here is my layout

Have so many wonderful wedding photos to scrap!

I was inspired by this Mood board at Scrappingreatdealsblog.blogspot.
The pinks and the hearts. I have some bling and love is certainly the theme. 

Linking this up to Paper Issues Perfect Pairing Challenge!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Another Card

I was lucky enough to win an envelope full of Unity Stamps! It was like Christmas as I oohed  and aahed over all of the designs! OF course, I had to make them a thank you note!! I decided to join the water color background trend. I spritzed the paper and then dropped paint. I dried that with the heat tool then added a darker color and dried that.

I appreciate opportunities to win and always thank the blog/manufacture when i get a prize. I have been doing this for several years now and love when I hear back from them after they received my card.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


For Christmas I received some embossing folders. Just getting them out to play!

I love this Dandelions Folders by Darice.

I am entering this in RedCarpetStudiochallenge Two Faces of January.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Still getting used to having Tuesdays and Thursdays off. Today I am having some play time then I need to clean up!

I am participating in a group with prompts to create every day. The topics vary widely and you can use any medium. Here are a couple I have done

This was anything goes - stamps and paint

 This was fave techniques - includes paint, stamps, stencils

 This was for collage - greats use of paper scraps

I admit I struggle with these. I find I spend too much time and often take hours to complete just one project! I need to work quicker and not overthink it.

Paints - All Deco Art

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Magazine Monday Inspiration

Playing along again with PCC Magazine Monday Inspiration.

Here is the magazine
And here is my birthday card I made

I made this birthday card for a lady in church. I had lunch with her today and she was thrilled.
(I tied twine on the left side which is what the black thread is)

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Be Prepared

Jennifer was married in September and the photographer ( who was amazing) took over 1700 photos! I am just beginning to play with them!

I saw this sketch from Letscaptureourmemories


and was inspired to do this

I just love this shot of Jen as she was ready for the first look photos!

Also linking this up to the Redcarpetstudiochallengeblogspot to use something sparkly! (the hearts have glitter texture paste and some of the flowers are glittery)

Linking this to MIxedmediamc Something New  for the New Year Challenge. Last week I purchased Martha Stewart White Texture  and a tub of Sparkle Texture. I was surprised at how loose and runny the sparkle paste was. I ended up using it over the white paste. It did not work with stencils like I thought it would. 

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Birthday Card

A quick birthday card for this week's PCC Monday inspiration. This was the magazine

Here is my card.

I went with washi tape for the candles and an older stamp that I have. 

Trying to use my stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Valentine's Day Canvas

I wanted a new canvas for the front hall so I completed this Valentine's Day one. I have papers,washi tape, paint and modeling paste, stickles, rubons and glitter  - so many items from my scrap stash! And I stamped to create the wonderful background using word stamps, script stamps, and even paper towel rolls!

I am entering this in

Craftstamper Take It Make It January Challenge
Vandicrafts - Anything Goes

This will look so pretty on the piano.

Thank you for stopping by!! Hope to see you again!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Scrapping again!

I have hardly done any scrapping lately. Not sure why but I just wasn't into it. Well, I found some challenges to get me going!

Bandit celebrated his 14th birthday on Dec. 10th! It was just the 3 of us we partied anyway! Her enjoyed dinner - chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and biscuits. Followed by a home made birthday cake complete with candles and singing.

The sketch is from Granddivascreativecorner

I also used the Tic Tac Toe on Rochellespears
I used the right column down - die cuts, 3 + pattern papers and gold. 

And from Lovetoscrapchallengeblogspot I used Twine and stamping (gold hearts)

We enjoy each day we have with Bandit and I think he enjoyed his birthday!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Dare to be Different

I decided to make a card and I grabbed a Gelli Print piece of paper and this cute Itty Bitty Stamp from Unity. Once I stamped the birds, I cut them out and popped them off the card. I added watercolor for the sky and string and buttons for the line.

Entering this in Unity's Friends With Flair.

Entering this in Craft Stamper Take A Stamp Challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting! Please stop by again!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Word

Tracy's  January dare is to use your one little word. My word again revolves around my art and art journaling and making canvases. I WILL  be BRAVE  and create and play and not worry about the negative voices or critics. I will jump in and try new techniques. I will draw. I will submit my work. I can do this!!

I used mists and stencils, water colors, stamps, punchinella,  and black pen. 

I am also submitting this to SWAT Drill 47. 

What is your word? Why did you choose it? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Scrapped!

It has been a while but I actually scrapped a layout! This was from this year's tree hunt. The tradition wads not quite what it used to be. Our daughter was not home for Christmas so we were missing her. I was only a couple weeks in with my knee replacement so was leary about hiking through the muddy, slippery field. My son took pity on me and joined us but we made it a quick hike and chose a much shorter tree than normal. It was still a very pretty tree.

I used this sketch from Nifty Pixels!

I am entering this in Frosted Deisgns Friday White as a Snowflake challenge.

Also adding this to Paper Issues Say It Ain't Snow Cold Outside link up!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tis the Season

Well, with the holiday gone, now it is the season of thank you notes. I have been working on them this morning. I played with a new embossing folder! I also tend to use up scraps for cards. These papers and piece of ribbon were perfect for this!

I am entering this in PCC Monday Magazine Inspiration

This scrap of paper I had was the perfect match for this challenge. 

Also entering this in Clear it Out Anything Goes challenge.
Also PaperTakeWeekly Anything Goes Challenge Thank you Theme
Also PArtyTimeTuesdays Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Please VOTE!

I recently completed a class called Radiant Faces. It was 9 wonderful lessons from 9 different artists all about faces. I consider myself artistically challenged and was so happy at how my works came out. Lesson 9 was by Joanne Sharpe and was a Doodle Girl. I loved mine and did something I would never ever have thought to do before. I entered it into an art contest. Luckily this is a public vote contest so I have as good a chance as anyone:)

I would LOVE it  if you would go vote!!

Art Contest

All you have to do it like Your Heart - this painting.

Thank you for your support!!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)