Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thank you

I tried something different with this card. I used Bo Bunny Stencil paste with a circle stencil. Once dry, I went over the circles with Gelatos, wetting it a bit to blend. I stamped over the circles with Altenew's Doodle Flower Stamp. Added leaves and a sentiment. 

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday Challenge which is a mood board.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you are inspired!

Welcome to the World

Heading out today to visit my 6 month old granddaughter.

Before i go, I finished a layout of her entry into this world. It did not go as planned. After a day of labor, my daughter ended up having a C section. Hard to believe this sweet thing is already 6 months old!!!

Sketch from StuckSketches

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Let's Be Mermaids

My 6 month old granddaughter loves the pool! Just like with everything else, she has no fear. She kicks and splashes and is ready to take off.

For this layout, I turned her into a mermaid. Loving Bo Bunny Down by the Sea collection!!

I used this sketch from StuckSketches

Thank you for visiting me. Your comments make me smile!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thinking of you

Needed to send a card to someone in the hospital. I used pattern paper for the backgound. The flowers are stamped and painted on watercolor paper. Something a little different.

Adding this to Simonssays Thinking of You Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a good week!

Saturday, October 14, 2017


I am heading out this week to spend time with my 6 month old granddaughter. That means I am trying to finish up and work ahead before I go. I have a show/sale with my art group the weekend after I get back. This is a work in progress card. Needs to be finished with a sentiment and maybe some bows or something.

I did decide that I did not like the paper I am using for these. It is not working as well with the watercolors as I thought it would. Oh well. Live and learn:)

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday.

Thank you for visiting on this rainy Saturday! I hope it is sunny where you are!

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

I was thrilled to be asked to guest design for Bazzill Basics cardstock! Their cardstock has the best colors and texture. My layout is posted today on facebook and I would be so happy if you would jump over there and comment.

Here is a sneak peak

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to head over to facebook!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Follow Your Dreams

Working on some new canvases for the next show

There are small 4 x 4 canvases with a dreamy background. Each one will be different.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

Thank you for your visits. They mean so much to me!

Also - my sincere thank you to everyone who stopped for the Handyman's Holiday Blog Hop! I hope you were inspired.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Hop

If you are looking for the Handyman's Holiday Hop, you have found it! Welcome!

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman's Holiday Hop. Please be sure to visit each stop to see the inspiring altered brushes!

If you get lost, just head back to D'sPaperStudio for the complete list of stops.

Our "Be Inspired Giftaway" is featured at D'sPaperStudio. Four winners will be chosen from all the comments on all of the blogs along the hop. So make sure you comment along the way!

Please join me in thanking our generous sponsors:


QuickQuotesScrapbookCompany - A $30 gift certificate (before shipping. Excludes all Canon products and Club Q memberships) Open to all

HeartfeltCreations - $50 gift certificate open to all

Helmar - An assortment of Helmar products. Restricted to mainland USA and Australia.

I am a member of the Helmar Design Team. I want to thank them for sponsoring this prize! I hope you follow the Helmar Blog for more information about their products as well inspiring projects!

DsPaperStudio - an assortment of products for you to complete your own paintbrush.

When I saw this white brush, I knew right away what I wanted to create. I started by
painting the brush red. Can you guess where this is going? I added batting and evergreen for Santa's hat. Of course, Santa needed a face. Buttons were perfect for his eyes and his cherry nose is a red pom pom. I fashioned eye glasses from a piece of wire. The last addition was a tag created with a flower and a variety of smaller tags.

I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to put the tag together and for the buttons and pom pom on his face.This glue dries quickly and clearly. And, I know the embellishments won't fall off in a few weeks.

This will be the perfect addition to my wreath!

What do you think? Are you ready to grab a paintbrush and get to work?

Your next stop is CraftyGoodies.Craftygoodies Again, if you get lost, head back to D'sPaperStudio for the complete list.

Thank you for hopping along! Don't forget to comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win the one of the Giftaway prizes! I would love for you to follow my blog either by email or by clicking the blue follow button on the right. 

I look forward to you visiting again! 


Monday, October 2, 2017


NBUS is never before used schtuff and I am playing along with Djkardkreations!

It is such fun to dig through and find stuff you forgot you had. I have these Tim Holtz Paper Dolls which I wasn't quite sure how to use. I added them to a mixed media thank you card.

Thanks Darnell for these fun challenges! Thank you for stopping by!

Adding this to Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR #320 Freestyle challenge. 

Handyman's Blog Hop

The Holidays are fast approaching - no way around it. 

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to be inspired! I am hopping along with 9 fellow crafters. For this project we are altering paintbrushes using a holiday theme. 

In addition to the inspiration, we have four wonderful sponsors. Prizes were be chosen from all the comments left on the blogs. 


Join us for all the fun starting October 5th!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mixed Up Magazine

Hi everyone!

The new issue of Mixed up Magazine is out!

I am happy to say that I have a mixed media canvas on page 57!

Here is a peek

Want to know where to buy this? It is a digital magazine available on Pocketmags
you can purchase a single issue, 2 months or an annual subscription. 

What are you waiting for? Go check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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