Friday, December 27, 2019

Found time to paint

I managed to squeeze in a few hours to paint thank you cards yesterday. Felt good to be back at it.



I really love how the tree came out. The poinsettia uses a stencil. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week!

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support of my projects and for all of your kind words as well as encouragement. I truly appreciate your visits! 

Adding this to PPF!


Friday, December 20, 2019

Sweet memories

Our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter is obsessed with the Polar Express watching it on repeat all the time. She took a bag clip and asked her mom for a ticket to punch. 

Yesterday I made her Polar Express tickets and am getting her a hole punch today.
I know she will have fun leaving a trial of punches around the house!

I also have been working on a few thank you/ holiday cards. 


Just a simple watercolor scene inspired by one I saw on pinterest.

I just realized this is the last Friday before Christmas!

Whatever you may be celebrating may it be joyous and filled with family and love!

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Please stop over there and visit the many talented artists!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Day 9

Today is Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas over at Scrapbook.com

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What are you waiting for? You have been shopping for gifts, wrapping gifts, mailing gifts. It is time for a gift for yourself! Thank you for visiting!!

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Christmas Card

A quick and fun card I made

Pouring rain this morning so I could not get a good photo.

Adding this to SimonSaysStamps Christmas Card Day!

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Capture Every Moment

I have been a gandma for less than 3 years but in that time I have amassed over 70,000 photos.Yes, I am always with my camera or phone taking pictures. And, I don't even live near them. I cannot imagine how many I would have if I could see them every day.

Nowadays cameras and phones are not just for capturing the special moments but the every day ones as well.

When I saw this Simple Stories Say Cheese lll paper I knew immediately how I wanted to scrapbook it. I wanted film strips with some of the every day moments of these two little ones. 




Today is Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas Sales at Scrapbook.com
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Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  




Simple Stories - Say Cheese III Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad


Scrapbook.com - Permanent Adhesive Dots Roller - 32 Feet


We R Memory Keepers - Detail Scissors



I hope you will check out the sales at Scrapbook.com

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!




Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday Already?!?

Man - where did this week go?

Not much creating this week but here is a little winter wonderland ATC card I did.


We have had some snow and very cold temps. It is pretty as long as I can watch from inside:)

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday!

Thank you for swinging by!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Paint

Happy Saturday!

If you are like me you have had your fill of turkey and shopping! Luckily, I did my shopping on line so no crowds or waiting.




I had seen this on pinterest and wanted to try my version. I call her mystery girl. I think I want to go back and add some black lines and doodles. Maybe even some more layers of color. 

Still learning and experimenting. 


Please stop over there and visit the amazing blogs listed!!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday Sales

You will want to head over to Scrapbook.com for the best deals and sales and even a free gift!






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You have cooked, cleaned, shopped for family gifts, wrapped those gifts. Now it is time to reward yourself:) 

Happy Black Friday!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Season's Greeting

A Season's Greeting card using the die from SimonSaysStamp




Adding this to SimonsSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes!

Thank you for visiting and for those in the US Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

I am published!

So I had to run out today and pick up the winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine BECAUSE I HAVE A LAYOUT on PAGE 110! This is not my first time being published but it is always exciting to see it in print!


It is the one that is titled SNOW. Yes, I was given permission by my daughter to share even though there is a ban on putting my granddaughter's face out there:)

This is a great magazine filled with card and scrapbooking inspiration! 

I hope you get a copy!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

For those in the US, wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2019

Paint Party Friday

Tis the season for snowmen - or nowmen as my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter says!


And mistletoe and cardinals

These are a few of the watercolor cards I made.

Still learning to layer and let it dry:)

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. Please be sure to check out all the amazing artists over there!!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Paint Party friday

I am back once again from Phoenix and have been catching up on various projects.

I brought a couple home with me that Lauren and I had started. We went to the Phoenix zoo where she rode the camel. She has been wanting to and while we thought she was too young, 2 1/2, we found out she wasn't. She was a bit scared but jumped right on! At the booth selling tickets, they had a handprint camel which we knew we had to do for our wall of hand/foot print animals!

I had also brought her a paint it yourself nutcracker. She loves "Nutcracks" as she calls them and so we worked on painting this little guy. We did not finish so I brought him back with me to add the final details. .



I did have an art sale last week with the local art Group's holiday market. I sold some cards, 1 canvas and 1 ornament. So, not too bad. 

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday! Please check out the amazing inspiration over there! Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Advent Tree

Did you know that Scrapbook.com has new Digital Cur Files and one is an Advent Tree!





 Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Advent Tree - Bundle of 3 Designs

I used this file to create a fun layout!


I added photos and embellies under the doors. 

These new files are fun and easy to use! 

Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  


You can find this and the other new digital cut files over at Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Advent Tree - Bundle of 3 DesignsScrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - December - Bundle of 5 DesignsScrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Tis the Season - Bundle of 10 Designs

There are even free classes at Scrapbook.com to help you with getting started with Digital Files

The Best Beginner Die Cutting Class Ever with Carissa Wiley



Thank you for visiting me and I hope you stop over at Scrapbook.com.

Friday, November 8, 2019

You Have My Whole Heart

I would love to share a layout using a new Digital Cut File from Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - My Whole Heart - Bundle of 7 Designs

This file is wonderful for both card making and scrapbooking.


I know my grandchildren have captured my heart - without even trying! 

Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  


Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - My Whole Heart - Bundle of 7 Designs

Photo Play Paper - Belle Fleur Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Scrapbook.com - Permanent Adhesive Roller - 6 pack

This and other new cut files are now available at Scrapbook.com!


Friday, October 25, 2019

Acrylics Class

I spent the last two Saturday mornings attending an acrylics class at the local botanical gardens. The subject was still life. I have never had any lessons in actylics and have never attempted a still life:)

The teacher was the head of the art department at a local community college. He was a very kind and soft spoken gentleman who not only taught but spent time with us individually. I was very nervous but came home feeling pretty proud of the piece I managed to get done. It is by no means done and needs lots more work but I feel more confident in my ability to work with acrylics. 

So - here is my masterpiece:):) Now don't laugh. I am most proud of the apple.

This was my view


This was after the first week





And this was after the second. It is not nearly as bright as it shows up here.


Sadly I had to brighten up my apple so it changed color. My vase is way too flat and lots of things still need work. 

I did learn a lot and hope to play some more. 

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to visit PaintPartyFriday to see wonderful art inspiration!


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tis the Season

I know it is not even Halloween but once that is over, the holidays seem to rush towards us!

Time to get ready!

Scrapbook.com has brand new Cut Files to help you get started!!

Tis the Season is available now and is on sale!! With everything needed for cards, planners and scrapbook layouts -  this is a file you will use over and over!

Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Tis the Season - Bundle of 10 Designs



These files are fun and easy to use!


Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  




Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Tis the Season - Bundle of 10 Designs

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget it is time to get started on those cards and holiday projects!!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Happy Birthday

I made a quick and simple card using paints, a pen and a stamp.


This was really a fun and quick project! I drew the balloons with pencil and added layers of watercolors. Using a pen, I outlined and added the details. The stamp is an exclusive set from Scrapbook.com

This Handmade Essentials Stamp Set has wonderful sentiments for every day use.




Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  



You can purchase this stamp at Scrapbook.com

Handmade Essentials Stamp

Scrapbook.com - Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set - Handmade Essentials

Please share if you make something similar! I would love to see. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Paint, paint and more paint!

I have an art sale November 9th but will be gone for the week and a half before. So, that means I need to get everything ready before I go!!

I completed about 6 or 7  8 x 10 mixed media canvases and a half dozen ornaments.

Now I have been painting cards. At the last sale I sold 2 dozen! I have been focusing on winter/holiday themed ones.


These are two of my favorite larger canvases. I think the church needs something at the top. Will have to hunt through my stash to see what I have.


And here are a couple of cards



I am the world's slowest painter so it takes me forever to complete these. Also I am learning to put them aside to dry before moving on. By having 5 or 6 going at once, I am able to do this. 

I still have next week so hopefully can get more done. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to visit PaintPartyFriday to see all the links posted to some amazing art!

Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! 



Friday, October 11, 2019

Experimenting

I am one who loves to experiment with materials. And, I have quite a large stash of them:)

I repurposed an old canvas by giving it a background using some metallic paints. Then I got out oils and a palette knife. I had seen something similar on pinterest and wanted to try it.


I need more practice but am pretty happy with my first effort. 

I also made a smaller canvas for an ornament


I still need to add finishing touches. I will be adding these to the pile I have for an upcoming sale in November. 

I hope you like them. Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Please check out the artists and wonderful inspiration over there!! 

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!!






Thursday, October 10, 2019

Paint Party all week!

I have a sale coming up in a few weeks so decided to get to work on winter/holiday themed canvases and ornaments.


Here are some of the ones that are mostly done.

My room is a disaster with every surface - including the floor - covered. Once I get these finished I can start on cards!

Happy PaintPartyFriday! Be sure to visit all the lovely people over there!

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday Challenge - Christmas!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

WCMD

A quick thank you note for WCMD

Stamps and watercolors.
Adding this to SimonSaysStamp WCMD

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 4, 2019

World Card Making Day

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day. Will you be crafting? Need any supplies?

Well, Scrapbook.com has what you need!


and more! 

Plus have you visited the gallery?  So much amazing inspiration! 

Here is a card I made using the new cut file


I pulled out my We R Memory Keeper HeatWave Pen and foiled! It was so much fun!

I hope you visit Scrapbook.com and thank you for visiting me! 




Thursday, October 3, 2019

It is fast approaching

Whether we like it or not holiday season is fast approaching.I am prepping for an art sale in November.

Here is a canvas I finished today.


It is a mixed media piece using scrapbook papers, stamps, punches and more. 


Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! 

TGIF

 TGIF! It has been a busy week as our schools began in person learning and I  was called to help sub on the playground and for delivering lu...