Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Magazine Monday Inspiration

I love playing along with PCC's Magazine Monday Inspiration. This is week 138 and I loved this cover!

 Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 138 Inspiration Piece (image)

And here is my card

I just loved the pastel colors and the black image. I used water colors and a Penny Black Stamp - Art Play. It seems my Stazon Ink pad is dying so I apologize for the spotty stamped images. But, in the end I didn't mind it too much! 

Adding this to Simonssaysstampblog Work it Wednesday to use pastels. 

Thanks for stopping by! You should visit PCC and Simonssaystampblog  for challenges, inspiration and ideas!!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Art journal Play

I am playing  along with Caroline Dube's Let's Play. This month the challenge was to find art supplies at the hardware store. I combined masking tape, drywall tape and drywall compound onto this journal page!.

Thanks for stopping by! What supplies could you find at the hardware store?

Busy Scrapping

My computer has been out for the last week for repairs. Luckily my son is in IT and has nothing better to do than fix his mom's computer:) I am so grateful for his help!

While I had limited computer access, I did much more scrapping! I sorted through photos and memorabelia  and now have even more layouts to complete.

I used a sketch from SketchNScrap

And here is my layout

Love this Bo Bunny Candy cane  Lane collection!! So happy we were all able to be together for Christmas even if it only was a couple of days!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Joys of Spring Challenge

Have you checked out the Joys of Spring Challenge over at Canvas Corp Brands?!?

12788440_10207446893469153_524267629_o Look at these pretty colors. Aren't you inspired ?

The rules are simple. Create a layout, an ATC, a mixed media project or a DIY. Easter Eggs and cards are not allowed for this challenge. Try something new or unique!

Deadline is April 5th.

I am a Crew Member over at CanvasCorpBrands and was inspired to use my supplies to make this mixed media canvas. We live on 3 acres with lots of woods. I love this time of year when the animals start to reappear. We have tons of birds, deer, chipmunks and even some bunnies.

I recommend you head over to the CanvasCorpBrands website and store! The new CHA collections are available!!

I hope each of you are enjoying the joys of spring!

Inspiring quote

I saw this quote at a store and turned it into a mixed media canvas using a star I made with paper pulp. See my blog post here at Arnold Grummer's for how I made the star.

Adding this to Simonssaysstamp Blog Monday Challenge to use some Lucky Stars!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fantasy of lights Parade

We spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix at my daughter's. One of the things on our to do list included seeing the Fantasy of Lights Parade in Tempe. We scored a front row seat at Gordon Birsch where we have a very leisurely meal until it was time for the parade!!

I used this sketch from SketchnScrap


I even made a two pager flipping the design for the second page.

We truly enjoyed it - oohing and aahing at all the wonderfully decorated floats!!
I recommend it as something to do in Tempe over the holidays!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Taking time to play

I had a few minutes today to just play. I got out my Silks and Twinkling H2Os and created this page. I usually struggle with flowers so purposely made this loose.It doesn't show as much in the photos but these colors are nice and sparkly.

Adding this to ColourArte Monthly Challenge 

And to Simonssays Monday Challenge  to make your own background. There is actually a bit of stamping in the green.

Jumping in on Djkardkreations NBUS challenge. NBUS stands for never before used Schtuff:) Some of these paints were brand new. I was holding on to them for this!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I was inspired by PCC Magazine Monday. I was inspired by  the stems.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 136 Inspiration Piece (image)

Joining in at The  Mixed Media Monthly Challenge . I was inspired by the colors in this piece.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you also enjoyed a lovely spring day like I did!

Don't Throw That Away

Good Monday Morning!

I would love for you to join me today over at ArnoldGrummer's Papermaking for a fun party project idea!

Don't you love the pretty colors! You will need to visit ArnoldGrummer's to see what these are and how I made them!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016


This month Carolyn Dube has a challenge to find you art supplies at the hardware store. One of my tricks is to use Spackle paste for a texture paste. It works just as well as the pastes you can get from the art supply stores.

Here is a close up of the center

 This is a canvas I am working on. Still deciding on a quote/words but I wanted to share anyway.

Into the Woods

When Jen and Shawn were here for Christmas, we took a long walk at the wildlife preserve. Last year they skied this trail. It was chilly but not snowing so a good day for a walk.

I used Stuck?Sketches March sketch.


I have had this Fancy Pants paper collection for probably a year. Isn't it pretty and interestingly matches the Pantone colors for this year. I am joining in on my friend Darnel's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge. I love this pattern paper and am glad I finally used it!!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Feels good to be getting some scrapping done. What are you busy with this Sunday??

Saturday, March 5, 2016

I have been Inspired

I saw a plaque at a store and immediately thought "I can do that". Do you ever get that feeling? This time I did run home and get to work. It will be a perfect addition to the kid's Easter baskets!!

It is just a thin panel canvas which I covered with a sheet of paper. I cut the bunny out of cardboard and then covered it with burlap! A bit of stamping and inking and done!!

Adding this to Simonssaysstamp Touchy Feely Challenge!

Also adding this to Craft Stamper Anything Goes Challenge to include stamping.

This morning we have snow but it falling so gently and slowly. I am just enjoying watching it. Wishing you a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Gelli Play

Have you tried Gelli Plates yet? They are such fun!! I am still learning but decided to use one of my many prints for this card.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 135 Inspiration Piece (image)I am playing along with PCC Magazine Inspiration

And here is my card

Such a quick and simple card! 

Thank you for visiting me!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

New Projects

I am really going outside the box on this one. I had an idea..................................

This canvas is made with a tissue paper and tuile skirt. The bodice is a toilet paper roll. I also used texture paste.

Adding this to Simon Says Stamps Wednesday  Touchy Feely Challenge. 

I am feeling good about these new canvases. I hope you are enjoying them.

Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IT's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As your children get older and married, Christmas traditions change! I will be the first to admit, I am having trouble with these changes:) My daughter lives in Phoenix - far away from Michigan - and I miss having her home for the holidays. Rob and his wife live about 30 minutes from us and this year, they hosted a Christmas day brunch for her mom and my husband and I. Jen and her husband wanted to celebrate Christmas at their home (last year they were on their honeymoon). We finally got everyone together at our home on the 26th!!

We still do photos with Santa!! (Years ago I bought Dh a Santa outfit at Walgreens!) My kids put up with this and I so thank them for it!

Adding this to DJKardKreations NBUS (Never before used stuff)

This Bo Bunny collection has been sitting in my stash for a year waiting for me to use it!

Love my kids and having them all together!!

Thank you

Just a simple thank you going out to someone I won a prize from!

Such a fun die!!