Monday, May 25, 2015

Stencils and Art Journal

Stencils are so much fun! I had fun creating this background in my art journal.

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Thank You

I was lucky enough to win a fantastic prize from Prima

Here is a thank you card I made for them using the new goodies!

I mixed  the Mica Flakes and Glass Glitter in the Gesso which I applied using a stencil. 

Truly appreciate winning such wonderful new products!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

100 Magazine Mondays

PCC posted it's 100th Magazine Inspiration Monday this week! Each week Steph provides  a wonderful magazine for inspiration. Here are this week's

I decided to whip up a quick card before we head to the cottage. I was drawn to the dark blue, black and silver so created this. 

Thank you Steph for all the inspiration! Thank you also for the ongoing informative articles about products, organizing and  playing with paper!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time for a New Sketch

It is time for a new sketch over at the My Scraps More Sketch Blog!

I knew what Iw as going to do as soon as I saw this. Do you have photo booth fun strips laying around? I did from my daughter's wedding! This sketch made it quick adn easy to scrap them!

There is lots of time to enter so get those photos out and start scrapping!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

PCC Magazine Monday 99~

It is time for another Magazine Monday at PCC and this is #99!!

Isn't this cool?

I do not do quilling so I was inspired by the colors and decided to practice my watercolors this week. Sorry for the shadow in the left corner. Bad time at night for taking pics.

Thanks Steph for this weekly inspiration!

Adding this to Simonssays Work It Wednesday!

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Friday, May 15, 2015


I love using washi tape for a quick and simple thank you card.
Adding this to Simonssays Wednesday challenge - color inspiration.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Growing and Learning

I have a twin sister who got the art and music gene while I got the math and science. For years we clashed - she danced ballet and listen to classical music. I was the social butterfly hanging out going to school events and rocked out to the Monkees and Beatles.

A few years ago, I took a She Art class from Christy Tomlinson. Several of my first canvases were just plain ugly but I kept playing. I found a creative niche in mixed media. I joined several on line groups and began art journaling and playing with the products in my stash. Watercolors were fun but I really could not seem to manipulate them. A few years ago, I took a class at the high school but the teacher did not really help us. This past month I signed up for another class. The teacher is very kind and helpful and has really been encouraging me. Yesterday in class I painted these flowers. My teacher looked at them and then gave me a big hug. She was just so delighted.
 Tonight I put my skills to the test to make a get well card for a friend.

I am quite proud of my self. For years I said I was not artistic but maybe I am........

My thanks go to Sandee Setliff and the Mixing It Up and Embrace  Your Art Daily Facebook Groups which I am a part of. I appreciate the feedback and support!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Journal play

Played around in my art journal yesterday. I love how Gelatos are so smooth and easy to work with!

I am adding this to Faber Castell's Take the Challenge with Mou. For this Spring challenge I have a flower pot with flowers just like the ones on my front porch!

Jumping in on the Mixed Media Flower challenge too!

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Seems like it has been a while since I have scrapped.
I used this Jillibean placemat and scrapped many of the photos from Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. I also used the brochure as well as a ticket!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Magazine Inspiration

This week is PCC s 98th Monday Magazine Inspiration Challenge!

I chose to focus on the flowers and just played with paint and the end of a a bamboo skewer.

Thanks for the ongoing inspiration PCC!

Another Thank you

My son's fiance took her mom and I to a canvas painting class on Monday as our Mother's Day gift. We had a lovely time and made the best canvas I have done so far at one of these events. I decided to recreate it on a card as a thank you note for the kids. I still need to add my sentiment so it looks a bit plain.

Entering this in SimonsSays Coral Inspiration.

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Stamps and Paint play

I have been having to make a lot of thank you notes recently. That means I have been winning prizes which is always fun. Lately, just to switch it up,  I have been using paint instead of just  paper. I used these two stamps from Unity and a painted background. I decided to use my Pearlescent paints and begin to fill in the white cloud around her to picturize the quote about coloring thoughts with the bright hues.

 I am linking this up with Unity's Friends With Flair.

Adding this to CraftStamper Take It Make It Challenge for May. The challenge is Anything Goes with a stamp.

Linking up to Simonssays Let's Get Sentimental challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

Monday, May 4, 2015

New Sketch

It is time for a new sketch and challenge over at My Scraps and More Sketches!

This sketch is by Audrey Yeager.

I decided to scrap a photo from our recent weekend in Chicago. I used a Jillibean Soup Placemat along with G45 Come Away With Me which I have been hoarding:)

This was the view from Chicago 360 which was something like 90 stories up!

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue was perfect for adhering the Placemat!
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Adding this to Simonmssaystamp Anything goes challenge with Prima flowers.

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)