Sunday, January 8, 2017

Thank you

NOw that the holidays are over it is time to to work on those thank you notes!

This one was sort of simple but fun! I used water color paper and created a background by painting and misting and painting and misting until I had the colors swirled around. I then die cut it.

I added paint splatters to the card background.

I love how this turned out!

Adding this to HIMCR #283 -

HIMCR has wonderful challenges each week! Check them out!

Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Just playing

Tonight I spent some time just playing. Having faith in myself and the watercolors.

I was inspired by PCC's Magazine Monday #167

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 167 Inspiration Piece (image)

And here is what I did in my art journal. I wanted it to have a loose feel and just played for the fun of it! I still need to work on my drawing and painting and I am often too hesitant to put my works out there. This year I want to embrace each piece - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday where there are amazing talented painters! 

I hope you enjoy her! Thank you for visiting!

Word for 2017

It is that time of year to pick a word for the year. Something to motivate you. Something you strive for.

I chose the word FAITH - as in faith in myself and my abilities. Faith in whatever path I choose. I hope to hush the voices in my head and the doubts that creep up when I try to work.

I created a mixed media piece for my word. I have book paper, burlap paper, kraft paper, and pattern paper. I have stencils and mists.  To be honest - this is the fifth attempt at this project. My faith left me for a while but I finally was able to clear my heart and mind and create! I am so happy with this!

I used a variety of Canvas Corp Brand products for this! I have 7 Gypies Wanderlust Pattern Paper, 7 Gypsies Global Paper Tape, and Tattered Angels Metallics Mists.

I used this  Mary Nasser stencil from StencilGirl. 

Image result for mary nasser stencils
This reminds me to have faith in myself  no mater what route or path I take.

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tis the season

Tis the season for Thank you notes! Join me today over at Arnold Grummer's Paper Making where I am sharing this card


Have you tried making paper? It is so much fun! You can get everything you need at


Friday, December 30, 2016

Thank you

I am bust this afternoon making thank you cards. Most of the time, I tend to overthink my projects. I did not do that today, but opted for a simple design.

I started with this sketch from SketchNScrap

Scraps from previous layouts were perfect for this card!

Thank you for visiting. Have you sent your thank yous?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We spent Christmas in Phoenix with our daughter and son in law. My son and his wife joined us too. The best gift for me is having the entire family together. I don't need anything else.  We decorated gingerbread houses, celebrated with crazy socks and took in the Botanical Gardens.

I will be heading back to Phoenix several more times this spring as our daughter is expecting our first grandchild ( a girl) in April!

We are so blessed to have wonderful children who are happily married, have good jobs and own their own homes. Time with all of them is just precious to me.

Wishing you and your family all of the best in the new year!

Monday, December 19, 2016


Up until a year or so ago, I had no idea what an ATC (Artist's Trading Card) was.

There 2.3 x 3.5 cards are miniature works of art which are shared around the world. Artists create, trade and swap them! Some swaps have themes and for others you can do whatever you like.

This card is for a swap sponsored by Grumbacher  Official Fan Page and the theme is space.

Please head on over to Arnold Gummers to learn more about this card!!

Adding this to Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog Merry and bright Challenge!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Cards

It is not too late to whip up a few Christmas cards.

I was inspired by the DCWV Mood board challenge. I used papers from the Embossed White and GArden Charm stacks to make my card!

I love how this turned out! 
Thank you for visiting and don't forget to take time for yourself during these hectic days!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Finishing up Last Year

I am trying to finish up last year's Christmas album! And, I just may do it!

 I used this sketch from Stuck?Sketches

I was able to use the two photos so I got everyone at the table except me:)

Whenever we ate in the dining room when my children were little, we had to do cheers. We continue that to this day!

Thank you for visiting. The holidays are quickly approaching. I hope you take a minute to enjoy the love and friendship of the season!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

White Elephant Fun

Last year we did a White Elephant Exchange with my son, his wife and his mother in law. It was fun as the gifts were exchanged and stolen. Some were silly, some actually useful. I had bought this neck pillow which can be heated thinking it quite silly. My son got it and loved it. This might be a tradition that we carry on every year.

Adding this to Picture This Challenges December Challenge to use shapes. I have squares - photos, mats, journaling cards.

I might just finish last year's album before Christmas! Thank you for visiting. Your comments make me smile!