Monday, March 25, 2019

Glue Stamps

I have a fun project over on the Helmar blog this week. '
I made glue stamps!

I had so much fun creating a pattern on a piece of cardboard which I then traced with a thick bead of glue. Once dry, I applied distress oxides, misted and then created prints. I had such fun!

Head on over there for the full details!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Postcards to Lauren

I have been working my way through the alphabet and sending a series of postcards to my 23 month old granddaughter. i include an animal along with the Letter and the word. Here are two of my latest.

I am using watercolors and some pen for doodling. Once I have completed them all we will put them on a ring or in an album so she can work with them to learn her letters. 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday!

Be sure to stop over there and see all of the wonderful works shared by artists!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Design Team Call

For those who may be interested, Helmar is having a design team call!

Helmar is an Australian owned business who distribute their products to different parts of the world. Helmar is a recognized market leader of adhesives, aerosol and chemical products. We are looking for new creative team members to promote our amazing Craft & Hobby products. If you’d like to be a part of one of the most creative and easy going design teams out there, while showcasing Helmar products and your talent, this call is for you!!!
We are looking for dedicated creative design team members who work well with deadlines and guidelines.            
Positions on the Helmar Creative Team are for a 6 month term beginning April 1st, 2019.
As a member of the Helmar Creative Team you will…
Receive a generous amount of Helmar products!

The possibility of a selection of products from our generous Preferred Partners throughout your term.
Now what does it take to be a part of the Helmar Team? Here are your responsibilities:
1-2 projects per month consisting of posts on the Helmar blog, your personal blog, sharing on Facebook and other social media platforms.
Keeping your personal blog and Facebook page up to date and linking and promoting Helmar products at every opportunity!
If you are interested in being part of the Helmar Creative team, please email the following information to 
  • Name, address, daytime/evening phone number and email address.
  • Short biography.
  • Links to your online galleries, blogs, Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • List other teams you are now on or have previously been on.
  • A brief paragraph explaining what special attributes you will be bringing to the Helmar Creative Team.
  • Two examples that will best showcase your work. Please ensure file sizes are not overly large or small, nothing over 1mb. Examples could be your Papercrafts, altered art, mixed media, craft projects, kid’s projects, home décor, etc. Make sure to list any special techniques you’ve used using adhesives.
Please submit your application to by Friday 22nd March 2019.
No late submissions will be accepted.
 The new Helmar Design Team will be announced by the April 1st, 2019.
At this time we are only accepting applications from Australia and United States.
We look forward to seeing your applications!!

I have had the pleasure of being on this team for the past several years! It is a wonderful and creative team to be a part of! 

Please consider it or pass this along to someone else who may be qualified. 


Friday, March 15, 2019

Letter to mom

It has been  a cold and terrible winter in Michigan which means I have not been able to get up north to visit my mom in the nursing home.

So today I dropper her a card in the mail. I was in the habit of doing that last fall, but kind of got sidetracked during the holidays. I want to get back to this.

I love the effect I got with the watercolors running and have plans to make more cards like this!

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday  who is celebrating Year 9!! I encourage you to head over there and visit the blogs of the very artistic people who share their works!

Thank you for visiting! Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thank you

A quick thank you car using DCWV Autumn Chill stack

Loved this sketch  which I rotated. 

Adding this  to TGIFc202

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, March 11, 2019

4th Joy

Back to scrapping again! Last year's 4th of July ensemble:)

I used this sketch from SketchesinThyme

Also Adding this to CSI Case #276

Both of these provided me with wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Finish it Friday

I am back from visiting my granddaughter - yes again:):)

I had a pile of unfinished cards and pieces so my goal was to work on finishing them!

Most are cards that just need some finishing touches or doodling.

I don't have another art show for a couple of months so I have time to add to my inventory but it was nice to get this pile taken care of! 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. Please be sure to visit all the wonderful artists over there!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Did you know has classes??? And many of them are free!!

 Vicki Boutin has one! Go check it out here!

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I have enjoyed many of these classes and hope you do too!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Thank you

I had so much fun with the Altenew Striped Florals Stamp! I wanted to create a simple thank you card and in looking at the stamps I envisioned one of the flowers as a vase.

Here is my card!

I created a window scene for my vase of flowers! Unfortunately it is snowing outside of my window right now, but I am dreaming of spring flowers.

I am adding this to the Altenew March Inspiration Challenge.

The supplies are used are available at
Here are the links 

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Altenew - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Striped Florals

Altenew - Striped Florals

Canvas Corp - Ken Oliver - Water Media Collection - Greeting Cards with Envelopes - Stitched
Ken Oliver Water Media Collection Greeting Cards

Thank you for visiting! I really enjoyed the simplicity of this and look forward to using this stamp set much more in the future.

Monday, March 4, 2019


Been busy making some thank you cards. Here is a mixed media one starring Stamplorations Stencils and Stamps!

I have a watercolor saran wrap background. I added stenciled leaves and leaves using modeling paste. I cut the bird out of pattern paper and added a tree.

Adding this to SimonsSaysAnythingGoes challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your visiting and kind words!

I am Back but will be Leaving:):)