Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thank You!

I send thank you notes whenever I win a prize. I was behind in doing this and since I am leaving for Phoenix tomorrow for a long weekend with my daughter, I spent the afternoon catching up!

Each one is different and each one uses an element that was part of a prize.

Adding this to the NBUS Challenege over at DJKardKreations

Love using my never before used stuff!!!! Added some old and new! The tree stamp is new. The house stamps are new and the pink floral paper is new. The ribbon is old. 

Thanks for visiting!!

Just Married

It has been almost 2 years since the wedding, and I am still scrapping the photos! I will never tire of them!

I used 7 Gypsies Harmony Certificate of Marriage Paper and a Canvas Sheet (both from Canvas Corp Brands) along with my sewing machine to create this layout!I stitched the canvas, lace and even along the title. I hope you can see it.

Don't be surprised to see more wedding layouts from me:)

Adding this to Simonssays Monday Stitch It Up Challenge.

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave comments!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


It seems to be a measure of success to say you have been published. It is not why I create but it is an added bonus!

So I am happy to report that I have a layout in this month's Creative Scrapper Magazine!!

I am on page 105 with a Halloween layout.

Jennifer knows how important traditions are to me so even thought they are now older and living far away in Phoenix, she carved pumpkins and sent me photos!!

This is a wonderful magazine which you can purchase at Barnes and Noble as well as other places. They also have a great website!!

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Canvas Corp Brand Post Card Swap

I love swaps because they get me out of my comfort zone! Recently Canvas Corp Brands Collective had a post card swap. I have never done anything like this but gave it a try.\

My card has  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and  Wanderlust Paper from 7Gypsies. I painted, stamped, layered papers and created a collage. I even added color to the sentiment side.

I love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit Canvas Corp Brands and check out 
their wonderful products which includes Tattered Angels Mists,
 Canvas Corp Burlap and 7 Gypsies papers! 

Crystal Kote Matt Varnish

Do you scrapbook?
Do you art journal?
Do you paint?

Then you need Crystal Kote Matt Vatnish from Helmar!!


This product protects your masterpieces from dirt, dust yellowing and more!

Check it out over at Helmar.

I use it for all of my work!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Art In the Park

I will be participating in the Art in the Park show and sale on September 10th in Rockford, MI.

I created a few more fall canvases. For the first one, I covered the canvas with a tissue type paer to create texture. I added wood leaves to the second one.

Look forward to seeing the park filled with visitors looking at all the wonderful art!

Just MyType

It is time for another PCC Magazine Monday inspiration

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 158 Inspiration Piece (image)
And, I love when i can use some of my stash! For this card I dug into some old papers!!

It was the perfect match for this office girl and the requirement to use something office related or an office supply 

I did add staples for my office supply! 

Thanks PCC for another fun challenge. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I am up over at Helmar today!

Here is a sneak of my card

Would love for you to stop over there to see how I did this!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Canvas Corp Brand Tag Swap

Recently I participated in a tag swap using Canvas Corp Brand products. For my summer scene, I created a walk on the beach.  Here is the tag I made:


The Yellow and Ivory French Linen Stripe was the perfect base for the tag and for a beautiful envelope! My sand was made by mixing texture paste with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop.Canvas Fringe was used to make her sea shell bag, the bottom border and the ribbon tie on the envelope.

As luck would have i, I was paired up with Beverly J, Stout who lives about 20 minutes from me! We decided to meet in person and had a lovely lunch. Here is the tag she made  for me:

It is fun because when she made it, she did not know it was going to someone in Michigan. I love how she used a map of the state! 

We have to meet up again to share more projects!

Adding my tag to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Summer Fun.

Be sure to stop by Canvas Corp Brands to shop and for inspiration!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thank You

Painting another thank you card. This time I grabbed some glossy paper and the new Colour Arte Vivid Ultra  Metallics. Wow, are these paints cool!

I have Teal Zircon, True Metals Dragon gold, and Olive Vine.

Here is my card

Look at that shimmer and shine! And - i put some in a silicone mold and was able to make leaves!!! That is just so much fun!! I can see more projects with these! 

Thank you for visiting! I hope you check out these paints!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Contain Yourself

Time to recycle and to organize your craft products at the same time.

I saved the empty aluminum foil box and turned it into a Washi Storage box!  I decorated the box with various tapes, then used a stamp for a label. This was quick, easy and fun. I plan on making more!!

Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Contain Yourself!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ken Oliver Water-Medium Paper

I wanted to scrap this wonderful photo from our vacation two weeks ago but I knew I wanted to give it more of an artistic touch than just with scrapbook paper. I grabbed a piece of Ken Oliver's Water Media Paper  - available at Canvas Corp Brands here. This heavy duty paper has one textured side and one smooth. I opted for the textured side and got out my water color paints.

I decided I wanted to paint the background making it an extension of the photo. I am not an artist but I think I was able to achieve the effect.

I kept the title simple by printing it on vellum and added just one flower.

This was fun and I encourage you to give it a try. This paper holds up well to mists and Color Bursts as well.

I hope you stop over at Canvas Corp Brands to check out this paper as well as all the other papers, burlap and mists. You will not regret it!

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate it!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Olympics and Scrapping

I don't know about you, but my family has been glued to the Olympics. Makes it difficult to get much of anything else done, well except maybe SCRAPPING. I spent the afternoon putting together this layout. I used the sketch from Sketchnscrap

And here is mine

We were so happy that Jen and Shawn got to visit the cottage for a couple of days in July. It is a long trip from phoenix but there is nothing better than being on a lake in northern Michigan in the summer. We actually had a houseful of family and friends and enjoyed talking, laughing, fishing, boating, etc. 

This Kaisercraft Sandytoes Kit had everything I needed. 

Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your comments!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Using the Stash

I saw PCC's Magazine  Monday inspiration and thought I had something in my stahs that I have never used and would be perfect for this!

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 155 Inspiration Piece (image)

Sure enough m I have a small robot stamp which I have never used! Time to dust it off!

Here is my card.

I also dusted off embossing powder and silver paint!! 

Thanks Steph for helping me dust off my supplies! 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Coloring Fun!

I decided to take part in National Coloring Book Day but downloading and using this Stamplorations
 ColorBloom page

Here is my finished project. I used part of the page for a card:

Love these pretty Blooms! I cut some out for a bouquet.

Adding this to Simonssays Wednesday challenge - Fabulous Florals!

Thanks for the challenge and thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Something Different

Trying a different syle of canvas! I think I like it:)

adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Celebrate!!

Also adding this to Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge which this month is to use stencils as well as stamps.

Let's all celebrate our uniqueness!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Where am i going?

I am on an artistic journey but I do not know which path to take. As I was pondering this, I created a journal page based on a quote I saw.

I think this sums up my recent experiences. Even though I try to follow a certain path, I end up making or taking my own trail. I used a map as my background paper. I have different paints, stamps and stencils.

I am adding this to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Travel.

Thank you for making me think about this!

Thank you for visiting. Where are your travels taking you?

Monday, August 1, 2016

Take Note

Need a note pad by your phone? Why not make one!!

Head on over to Arnold Grummer's PaperMaking to see how I did this and how you can too!!

Happy Monday and thank you for visiting!!