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! 

Think Pink

Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month??

Did you know I have had breast cancer - not once, but TWICE?!?

Back in 1994 a suspicious spot was noticed on a mammogram. It was too tiny to be felt. I had a lumpectomy and radiation.

In 1997 another spot was also found on a mammogram. I had a mastectomy but my lymph nodes were clear so no chemo was required.

Those pesky mammograms are life savers! Early detection is key!!

Here is a card I made for a friend sitting by my Breast Cancer bear.

I had a  mammogram yesterday. Have you had yours??

Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to contact me if you are going through this and would like to talk. I am more than happy to!!

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday Think Pink Challenge .

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Phoenix Zoo

Last week I was in Phoenix visiting my grand children and we had another fun outing at the zoo.

Of course, I had to scrap it.

Did you know that Scrapbook.com now has Digital Cut Files? They are fun and easy to use! The Floral Sampler can be downloaded for free right now!!



FREE GIFT! Scrapbook.com Exclusive Digital Cut File

This is HUGE NEWS! Scrapbook.com Exclusive Digital Cut Files are COMING SOON! Get our Floral Sampler for FREE and be the first to try them out! (Plus by downloading, you will be notified FIRST when we reveal new cut file releases!)




I used the files to create frames for the photos. The colors on this map was my inspiration. I love using maps and tickets on my layouts!

(*This blogpost contains affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy  through my affiliate link, I’ll earn some money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!)
Scrapbook.com - Permanent Adhesive Roller - 6 pack

Scrapbook.com - Digital Cut File - Floral Sampler Pack for Cards and More

Bazzill Basics - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Burlap Texture - Bazzill Yellow


Canvas Corp - Black and White Collection - 12 x 12 Paper - Mini Dot Reverse


Bella Blvd - Puffy Stickers - Hearts - Ice Mix

World Card Making Day is this weekend and Scrapbook.com  is having a wonderful sale!!


I hope you head over to Scrapbook.com and get the supplies you need for this weekend!!

Thank you for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

New Cut Files At Scrapbook.com

Did you know this weekend everyone will be celebrating World Card Making Day??

Over at Scrapbook.com there are many activities going on including sales, new products and free classes!! One exciting announcement is the addition of digital cut files to the store at Scrapbook.com.


These are versatile, fun designs that can be used for cards, planners, layouts and so much more!

Here is a card I made using one of the file.




These files are easy to use! I used alcohol inks and glossy paper for the card front. 


(*This blogpost contains affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy  through my affiliate link, I’ll earn some money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!)

Alcohol ink Sunset Orange
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Sunset Orange
Alcohol Ink Butterscotch
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Butterscotch
Alcohol Ink Ginger


Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Ginger

Scrapbook.com Cards

Scrapbook.com - Cards - Neenah, Solar White A2 - Scored - 25 Pack
I appreciate your joining me today and hope you stop over at Scrapbook.com to shop the wonderful World Card Making Day sales!!

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