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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year

As usual the holidays are passing by in a flash. We spent time with our daughter, son in law and 8 month old granddaughter. What fun to introduce a new child to the wonders of the season! Except for two glitches - Bass Pro shops does not advertise that you need to get a ticket to see Santa ahead of time and, as a result, he was booked. And, the other grandmother managed to get everyone in the house sick including the baby. Sadly we had to leave shortly after they brought her home from the doctor where she tested positive for the flu. We have been sick in bed since we got home Thursday evening. I am hoping to feel a bit better today to get some things accomplished.

So with all of that being said, I have not had much time nor energy for painting. I have been dabbling with some watercolors this morning. I am looking for a style that is just kind of outlines with blocks of color - if that makes sense.

I have more work to do but this is a start, Just some ideas for cards and such.

Adding this to PaintpartyFriday

Thank you for stopping by! I am off to rest again for a while. 

Saturday, December 16, 2017


I have been playing along with PaintPartyFriday. I love visiting the different bloggers and seeing their inspiring works!

Here is my work this week. It is a watercolor card with some stamping. I also tried the blowing technique. I think I achieved the look I was going for.

Thank you for visiting! I I hope you are enjoying a Saturday filled with family and friends!