Friday, September 21, 2018


I love this time of year with leaves starting to change and falling temps. Here in Michigan the hot muggy days have finally broken. It is supposed to be in the 40s tonight. I am going to enjoy that.

I took that inspiration to a couple of thank you cards I made. I used alcohol and distress inks.

The alcohol inks are fun to play with. I used real leaves by inking the back side and pressing it against the paper.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

Also adding this to Stamptember at Simonssays to use Tim Holtz products.

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

Wishing you a weekend full of sunshine and joy.

Monday, September 17, 2018


September is also stamptember. I have been remiss in joining along but am happy to jump in today. Here is a stamp set from Altenew. 

Adding this to Simonsays #Stamptember.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Frosty the Snowman

It is not too early to start thinking of winter and the holiday season.

Today I have a project for you over at the Helmar Blog


Head over there for more details of how he came together!

Thank you for stopping by!!


Another week is in the books!

And, I have started another project. My 17 month old granddaughter lives in Phoenix. Far away from me in Michigan. I already am writing letters to her after each visit. When she is older I will give his this box of memories. In the meantime, I thought of something else I could do with her. She got a new play house which has a mail slot.I am painting and sending Alphabet post cards every few days. Eventually she will have a complete set.

I am making them pretty simple:

I sealed them good and took the first one to the post office to be sure it was ok to mail something like this. They thought they were so cute and wanted to know how I made them.

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the art show last weekend. I had a banner sale selling watercolor paintings, cards, and canvases! Got my work cut out for me before the November show!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday! Please visit the wonderful artists over there! Thank you for stopping by and for all of your kind words!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Woo hoo

Yesterday was Art in the Park. It is a huge show/sale in a park in our scenic town. Our local art group had 16 members selling including me. I had the best day I have ever had!!

See all the blue stars? Those are all items I sold! I am going to be busy stocking up again for the November show!!

Thanks for letting me share and for your kind words!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Art in the Park

This weekend our local art group hosts Art in the Park. Set up by the river in our scenic town, over 60 artists will be there. It is a fun event with so many gorgeous works to look at and buy.

I will be displaying and selling my mixed media canvases, my watercolor cards and my hand painted wood bangle bracelets. I can post pics tomorrow of the set up and my displays. For now here are some of my works:


Watercolor paintings 9 x 12

Watercolor canvases

Wood bracelets

Mixed media Canvases

I am hoping to do well. I just bought a new card rack so am excited to see how it works. 

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! I look forward to seeing the different inspiration form the blogs who post!!
You should check it out!\

Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words!

Happy Friday!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Busy, Busy

I have an art show/sale with the local art group next week. I bought a card rack with slots for 64 cards so I need to get to work!!
I figured now would be a good time to start some cards for the holidays. These are just in the beginning stages. So stay tuned because they should be done next week!

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! You need to check out the amazing inspiration!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Despite being a busy week, I was able to complete a bit of painting for cards. Some of these are matted and finished. One needs to have that done.

Thank you for stopping by and for your support! It means the world to me. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Independence Day Banner

I have a project up over at the Helmar blog today.

A new banner to celebrate the 4th of July!

Would love for you to visit their blog!

Helmar adhesives are perfect for all my projects whether I am scrapping. making canvases  or creating home decor projects! Be sure to check them out!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

At the cottage

We headed north to the cottage this weekend. In between boating and fishing, I managed to start paintings for cards. I sold quite a few at the show and need to stock up.

I started new flowers and even branched out with a cactus:) Stay tuned to see the finished cards!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. Be sure to visit the wonderful works over there!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Thank you

A sweet little thank you I made. 

Flowers are watercolor paints. Adding this to SimonsSays stamp Work it Wednesday challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Hop on over to Helmar

Would love for you to hop on over to the  Helmar blog to see my project! I repurposed a spiral pad for my daughter. She has a new daughter and while she is good at documenting with photos, I wanted a place for her to write down her hopes, her wishes, dreams, etc. for the baby.

I love these Graphic 45 papers!

Thank you for stopping by!

PS - for those of you who stopped by last week and saw my cards for the Art Show, I am happy to report I had one of my better shows. Sold quite a bit so now need to up the inventory again!

Friday, August 3, 2018


The Rogue River Artists Association is having their summer show/sale tomorrow. I have been busy getting the rest of my projects finished and ready. Set up is this afternoon.

In addition to my mixed media canvases, I have been preparing watercolor cards. I think this is where my future is headed. We will see.

And here are some of the cards. I am really enjoying playing around.

Here is one of my most recent canvases. Frosty. I used song lyrics for his body and pattern paper for the trees.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! There is such amazing talent and inspiration over there!

Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a lovely weekend!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Vacation is almost over

My daughter and her family have been visiting for a week. Tomorrow they fly back to Phoenix and it will be a sad time for all of us.  We will miss chasing our 15 month old granddaughter around.

Last week while we were at the cottage, I got out my watercolors for Lauren to play with. Here is our masterpiece.

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday. I hope you like our masterpiece!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, July 20, 2018


Here we are at the end of the week again. I have been busy getting ready for my daughter and her family to visit for a week. Have been cleaning and baby proofing!

I have still been playing along with #worldwatercolormonth.

Here is my take on jungle

I think he is kind of cute.

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday! Jump over there to find amazing inspiration!

Friday, July 13, 2018


I have been participating in #WorldWatercolorMonth sponsored by Doodlewash. Each day there is a different prompt and I have been keeping to those themes. I am generally completing smaller pieces just to practice and play. Here are a couple I really like:

Topics were shades of blue, climbing mountains and forest animals. I am still learning about patience with watercolors. I am always rushing instead of waiting for them to dry before moving on.

Hopefully by the end of the month, I will have learned a few things!

Adding this to paintpartyfriday! Stop by there for amazing inspiration!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mixed Media Thank you Card

I decided to work some mixed media magic on a card. I started with this sketch from Freshlymadesketches

I stared by applying a layer of gesso followed by paints. I also stamped. I was trying to recreate the look on the pattern paper. I fined by adding a tag and twine. I love the messy look!

Thank you for stopping by!

Catching up

Time for thank you notes.

I was drawn to this sketch over at SketchnScrap

And here is my card

I used an older 6 x 6 paper pad and a newer Altenew stamp. Love their layered flowers. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, July 6, 2018


We are back from the cottage where we enjoyed a lovely 4th of July. Lots of family, food, fun. IT was a hot day so we enjoyed the lake immensely.

I did play with the piece I had completed last week. I enjoy adding doodles to my watercolors. It adds that little extra touch. I did realize I did not doodle the blue flower on the left. I will have to add that.  I think this will make a pretty card front.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Please check out the blog for wonderful inspiration!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful 4th! 

Thank you  for stopping by and for your kind words!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Look at what I tried

I have been busy experimenting and playing! Yesterday it was with alcohol inks on glass! After dripping them on, you add alcohol then light it! Of course, I chose a 94 degree day to do this:)

Look at this finished piece! Who knew! I am going to see how it looks in a white frame.

Adding this to SimonsSaysStamps anything goes!

Thanks for checking it out!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Paint Party Friday

My goal is to spend more time trying my hand at watercolor painting. I need to work on letting it dry, adding layers and so much more.

Here is a piece i have been playing with since yesterday. It is based on a piece I saw on pinterest.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday. Be sure to check out that blog for amazing inspiration!!

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you are staying cool on this blistering hot summer day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

THank you

This is the week to catch up on thank you cards!

Played with distress Oxides and a stamp. I love how it turned out!

Adding this to SimonsSays Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate your kind words!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Thank you

Another thank you card heading out the door!

I saw this sketch at Case this Sketch.

And here is my card

I used Kaisercraft Journal tags for this simple card. The colors are much prettier IRL.

Thanks for stopping by on this warm summer day!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thank You

Finished a thank you card -

Used this sketch from StickitDown

June Card Sketch

DCWV Simple Joy stack.

Thank you for visiting. i appreciate your kind words.