Friday, February 9, 2018

Getting my Paint on

I needed cards for my mom and two sister's birthdays. I decided to get my paint on:)

Each one is a bit different. I think they will like them. I did fix the cat card changing you to your:) Bad stamping job.

I am still learning but these were fun to do.

Adding these to PaintPartyFriday . Head over there for amazing inspiration!!

Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thinking of you

I made a card for someone who is going through surgery. Pulled out some bright springy papers!

Adding this to Simonsays Send a Card to a Friend Day. I send out an average of one card a week. Some to friends, some to strangers. It is always fun to surprise them with snail mail. 

Thank you for stopping by!

A Mother is Born

My daughter is an amazing woman. She has always been career driven and is currently in an exciting position at the Department of Education for the State of Arizona. However, I have watched all that change since Lauren was born in April. My daughter was born to be a mom. I enjoy watching as she nurtures, plays with and loves this little being.

One of my most prized posessions is  a necklace Jennifer bought for me when she was in middle school. It is a gold filigree heart that reads mommy. She saw it in Kmart in August and told my husband he had to get it for me for Christmas. So he did. I wore that every day since until April 1st when Lauren was born. Then I gifted it to my daughter who now proudly wears it. I knew she would be a wonderful mom but the bond she and her daughter have is truly special. I hope it will always be like the one my daughter and I have.

Of course, Lauren loves to play with the necklace too!

I used this sketch from SketchnScrap

Here is my layout

(The baby's face is blurred per her mother's wishes not to have her photo posted on line. Thank you for understanding)

SimpleStories Romance was the perfect collection for this!

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday It must Be Love challenge. This is the ultimate love!

Thank you for letting me share and for visiting. I look forward to seeing you again!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! One way I like to create cards is to use scraps I have saved.

These were made using Canvas Corp Brand papers and inks! Hop on over to the blog for more information!


And don't forget to visit the store!

Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air.

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Oh my gosh! Today is the day I am interviewed over at Canvas Corp Brands! They have over 100 designers and I am so honored to be included!

Would love for you to stop over there!


Thank you!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Thank you

Still cranking out those thank you notes! 

A little free hand painting and a stamp!

Adding this to Simonsays Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Watercolor card

I wanted to make a quick get well card for a friend and saw this design on Pinterest. Here is my version

My stamping had an issue and I managed to stick my hand in a wet heart, but I sent it anyway. I hope she likes it. 

Adding this to paintpartyfriday! You should visit them and check out the wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. 

Precious Angel

I am finally getting to work scrapping some of the photos I have taken in the past few weeks. I have more photos than I can ever scrap but I will give it a try!

Saw this sketch over at Stucksketches 

Grabbed some gorgeous G45 papers and went shabby chic which is so out of my box!

Again, I have blurred my granddaughter's gorgeous face per my daughter's wishes not to have her photos out there on line. This was a fun layout to do!

Thanks for visiting and for your kind words. They brighten my day!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Funky Flowers

Home from two weeks of babysitting my 10 month old granddaughter. I forgot what it was like! She is walking and into everything! But, I wouldn't trade it for anything!!

More unstructured play.

Adding this to paintpartyfriday! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Do you like Sketches?

I love sketches especially when I have no idea where to start a layout or a card!

StickitDown is a great resource for sketches! If you have not checked them out, you should!

I am pleased to announce that I am the guest designer for the January 2 page sketch! Here it is -

Want to see what I created? Here is a sneak! 

Head over to Stickitdown to see the entire layout!!!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Brrrr..... it is a very cold Friday here. I even did 2 hours of playground duty outside in the 7 degree wind chill.

Luckily I had done this little painting before heading out. This was inspired by a painting I saw on Pinterest. Love the sketchy feel to this. I want to practice more of these doggies and kitties.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

It's a Girl

I made this card for someone who just gave birth to a baby girl. G45 was the go to papers! 

Perfect pattern papers!

Adding this to Simonsaysstamp Wednesday challenge to use pattern papers!

Thank you for visiting. As always, I appreciate your kind words!

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Magic of Christmas

We got to spend Christmas with our 9 month old granddaughter! Granted she had no idea what was going on but we had such fun anyway. She did love the tree and was grabbing anything she could!

I used this sketch from Stucksketches

Instead of more photos, I made a cluster in the middle.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you also enjoyed the magic of Christmas with family and friends!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Warm Wishes

I have a friend who is undergoing chemo. I wanted to send her a little card. I saw this sketch over at StickitDown

January Card Sketch
and here is my card

I think she will like this snowman! USing a new stamp from Stampendous!
Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge  - something new!
Thank you for visiting on this cold Saturday!

I Get Around

What to do on a super cold day? Stay inside and scrap!

My granddaughter got this cool trike/stroller for Christmas. So Christmas day we took it for a spin!

I dug through my stash and used a variety of tags and dies!

Turned this sketch from Stickitdown into a 2 pager!

USed a car to make tire tracks with Distress Oxide. Such fun!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year

I think the sickie germs are finally leaving the house! We may just get over it yet!

Because of the germs and the extreme cold, I have not ventured too far from the house. This has given me time to clean up, organize and play. As I have said before, I have no formal artists training. I also tend to jump from one thing to the next. As a result, I don't take the time to properly learn or practice. So this year I am trying to find my niche. Trying to practice and grow.

I did this yesterday. I am trying to go lighter. To wait for the paint to dry. To use less paint. To learn what the brush does.

I was pleased with this and look forward to creating more!

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your kind words more than you know!

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

I am so happy to be a part of this month's blog hop between Helmar Adhesives and Rinea Paper!

If you have never tried Rinea paper - it is made of two layers of aluminum foil with paper in between. There are so many ways to use it. I had fun die cutting and hand cutting it for this mixed media canvas

I would love for you to visit me over at Helmar to see the finished projects as well as the steps I took to make it!

Thank you for joining me today!

Wishing each you of a creative Happy new Year!

#foiledpaper #rinea #helmarusa #stickwithit