Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas 2015

I am trying to finish scrapping last year's Christmas before this year's:) Don't know why I didn't do it sooner!

Each year I give my children a dated ornament. When they got married, I gifted each of them the box of ornaments that had been given over the years. I am continuing the tradition but often it is now just one per couple.

My daughter and son in law live in Phoenix, so last year's ornament was a snowflake to remind them of Michigan!

Adding this to HIMCR #277 Any Holiday Challenge.

Thank you for visiting me. I appreciate your kind words!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Football and Scrapping

I am watching college football ( a big thing in the state of Michigan) and scrapping. I guess it is time for me to finish last year's Christmas:)

I am using this sketch from StuckSketches

And here is my layout

Each year I give each of my kids a dated ornament. This wedding cake ornament was the perfect one for 2015. It is a reminder of the year Rob and Beth  got married. 

Got messy with paint and modeling paste!

Adding this to HIMCR#277 . Visit Hiding in My Craft Room for more fun challenges!

Thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment. They make me smile! 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank you

Working on a few more thank you cards.

I used this sketch from SketchNScrap

Here is my card

I had this tag in my stash and it worked perfectly.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Part of the Team

I am so excited to announce that I will be returning as part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Team for 2017!!

Check around the 1 minute mark!!

CCB Creative Team

Are you familiar with  Canvas Corp Brands?

You should take a minute to visit their website, blog and store!

The home of Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7gypsies, Canvas Corp Brands offers a wide variety craft supplies including papers, paints, mists, vintage supplies, burlap, canvas, denim, totes, aprons, clothespins, ropes, stamps, charms, trays and more. A majority of our products are made in the USA and are the perfect choice when looking for wholesale craft and maker supplies. For retail sales visit our online SHOP.

I look forward to another fun year! 

Here are some of my projects from this year:

Thanks for visiting me and be sure to visit Canvas Corp Brands too!

It's a Girl

My daughter is expecting our first grandchild and it is a GIRL!!!!

I wanted to make a card to announce it so went to work making paper!

Please visit me over at ArnoldGrummer's for all of the details!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thank you

                                                                           Thank you.
.Another card being mailed off this week!

                                                    Watercolor play and stamping.

                                     Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Thanks

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Been Gone

For those who may not have heard the news shouted from the rooftops --- my daughter is expecting our first Grandchild in April. Unfortunately, Jennifer lives in Phoenix while I live in Michigan. I have to see my girl at this exciting time, so I  just got back from spending a week with her. At 20 weeks, she is looking pregnant! We shopped for maternity clothes, registered for baby goodies, and I cooked meals for her freezer as well as  cleaned and organized.

One afternoon, I had a bit of time so I got out the mixed media pad and some markers I brought.  I worked on loose sketches.

Now that I am back I am busy scrapping and finishing projects! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thank You

I love to send thank you notes - especially to people who do not expect one! I send one every time i win a prize. I appreciate giveaways so much and feel it is only right to thank the person sending it out!

Here is one I recently sent. I played with paint and created something a little different.

Sharing this with Simonsaysstamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for visiting! I appreciate it!

Monday, November 7, 2016


I am up today over at ArnoldGrummer'sPapermaking with Postcards! This was something new I tired

I would love for you to see how I made my postcards out of handmade paper!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

I am Pregnant Hear me Roar

My daughter is pregnant. She and her husband bought a box of donuts while grocery shopping. The idea was to make them last and for each of them to have some. Well, one night my son in law ate his donuts, then a bit later, ate the last ones which were earmarked as my daughter's.

The next day he sent us this text with the picture of the female lion roaring at the male lion. It triggered an entire text conversation between my daughter and son in law, my husband ,myself, my son and his wife.  My phone kept dinging and I could not stop from laughing.

I knew I wanted to document this for the baby's album. We already have one started and this deserves to be in there!!

Sketch from Stuck?Sketches


And here is my layout

I don't think this will happen again!:)

A little Painting

I created another little girl painting. This one was inspired by PCC's Magazine Monday Challenge.

Here is the magazine cover

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 164 Holiday Papercrafting Challenge Inspiration Piece (image)

And here is the card I made

I like how this turned out! 

Thanks Steph for another great week of inspiration!

Friday, November 4, 2016

A fun bookmark

I am up today over at Helmar with a bookmark I made. My husband teaches chemistry and I found a way to use elements from the Periodic table to spell teacher!

Would love for you to visit me over at Helmar!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Canvas Corp Brands at your local Meijer Stores!

Do you have a Meijer grocery store near you? If you do you are lucky, because they sell Canvas Corp Brands products. Need a canvas bag or banner to decorate, a Mix and Match Pad of scrapbook papers or Glimmer Mists? You can easily add them to the cart with your groceries.

Need to bring a bottle of wine to a holiday party? Going to a freind's house to watch the game? Don't just bring a plain bottle. Grab a canvas wine bag and decorate it! You could even personalize it with names and dates!

Canvas Bag - Canvas Wine Tote

Using the Glimmer Mists Bights and stencils, I created a background. Once dry, I added additional stamping.

I cut out a bottle and wine glass from Tissuestock - French Script on Ivory. I misted them from the back and using Helmar's Decoupage adhered them to the canvas tote, I added a label and gift card from 7 Gypsies Wanderlust Paper pad.

The final touch was a piece of cork with twine and a metal charm. I just love how this came out!

 Here is a close up

The possibilities for decorating these bags are endless!

I am so glad I can get these kind of supplies at Meijer!

A little coloring

A quick thank you card  I stamped then water colored. I love how it turned out.

Adding this to HIMCR 273 - Freestyle/Anything Goes!

Thank you for your visit!