Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mid Week Scrapping

 I have been busy this week working at school but did manage to find a little time to scrap. 

This started with a sketch from SkethNSCrap




I ended up flipping the sketch and simplifying it. I recreated the background of the kid's birthday photo using this fun paper. Their backyard is fenced in with cinderblock. We love using that for chalk drawings! It was perfect for a birthday celebration.  





My grandson loves music and is frequently seen carrying around and playing  a recorder, kazoo or other instrument.


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Friday, April 23, 2021

Happy Friday

Welcome to Friday!

I have had a busy week subbing as an aide at the school down the street. It is 1/2 mile from my house so I walk back and forth. One day I had to make three trips because of the strange schedule. Getting my steps in!

Have not had much time to paint. I need to start making time as I committed to a sale with the art group for the second week of June. I will need to build up my supply of cards. I will also paint a few larger size pieces. 

This week I thought I would share some fun faces I have done. Each is different and I enjoyed them. 





What have you created this week? People, places, flowers? 

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday. I encourage you to hop along to the various artist's blogs. So much wonderful inspiration! 

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Let's Scrap

 I have thousands of photos from our time with the grandkids. So ----- let's get busy scrapping!


I added this to a challenge at ColorStoriesInspiration


and for the sketch challenge at SketchNScrap



My granddaughter's dance studio had a tutu photo contest on Feb. 2nd to win a new tutu. We entered this photo of Lauren and won. She got a new sparkly tutu.



This girl loves her rainboots! Being in Phoenix, they don't get much rain or chance to play in puddles. But, when they get a storm, she is ready to hop into the puddle that quickly forms at the corner of the patio. This was also for a challenge at ColorStoriesInspiration! 

Just a heads up, I am no longer going to have the ability to send out blog posts updates via Feedburner.  I am researching other options and will keep you updated. 


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Friday, April 16, 2021

And We are Back

 Last Wednesday we started the 3 day drive back across the country and arrived home on Friday. The Michigan weather welcomed us with nice warm temps but by Monday it was in the 40s and has stayed there all week. Nothing like a shock to the system:) It wanted to remind us that we were no longer in Phoenix. 


Have caught up on cleaning and shopping and seeing our son. 


I spent one day reorganizing/purging in my art/craft room so am now ready to get to work. I need more watercolor cards and paintings for up coming sales with the art group. And, I have thousands of photos to scrap:):)


A facebook group I am in explored the theme of loose landscape this week. Here are a couple i tired. 






Watercolor is all about practice, practice, practice and letting it dry between layers:):)


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Friday, April 2, 2021

Counting Down

 In 5 days we will be heading back to Michigan. Where has the past four months gone?!?


Yesterday our oldest granddaughter turned 4. We had a joint party for her and her brother last Sunday. His birthday is in 5 weeks and he will be 2. Such fun ages! 





In  honor of the warmer weather - going to 98 here on Sunday - here are some flowers. I hope to see some blooming when we get back to Michigan.





Wishing everyone a wonderful and healthy weekend. 

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Happy Friday

I am back. It has been a busy few weeks including flying back to Phoenix for our grandson's second birthday and me subbing at the school...