Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DOG Blocks

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I am up today over at Helmar. I would love for you to stop by and check out this project I made for our new granddaughter who is arriving in March/April!!!!!

Adding this to Simons Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thank you

Still working on thank you cards!

Saw this sketch at StickitDown



And here is my card


Played with some new stamps and stencils. 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Birthday Dinner

It is such fun hanging out with our adult children. This was the case last night when my son and his wife took us out to dinner for my birthday. We enjoyed trying foods at a new restaurant and just hanging out.

Here is the card I am going to send them,

I used my new ColourArte Primary Elements. which I am still learning how to use.

Adding this to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals!

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Busy Catching up!


I was in Phoenix last weekend to attend my daughter's baby shower. Such a fun time with her amazing friends.




Now that I am back, I am catching up on thank you cards!


I broke open a new Tim Holtz stencil and my black gesso for a different look.

Adding this to Simons Says Monday Challenge - Favorite tool. I LOVE combining stencils and modeling paste or gesso. I never get tired of using these.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Paint Party Friday

We were at the cottage this weekend. My husband and brother in law participate in a cross country ski race. I had a few minutes and completed this. The lake did not look like this now but hopefully, in a few more months it will!

Still honing my water color painting skills!




Adding this to PaintpartyFriday.

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Welcome Little One

Working on layouts for the baby's album. She is due to arrive April 2nd but we think she might come sooner! When I was at my daughter's a few weeks ago, we got the room ready. She will have this adorable safari theme.

I used Canvas Corp Mix and Match Sugar and Spice pad!

Mix & Match Pad - Sugar & Spice

This is such a fun collection!

And, I used this sketch from SketchNScrap



Here is my layout





I just love being able to grab this pad and use the coordinating papers THe only extras I added were flowers and a resin faerie!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Believe

Sometimes I have trouble knowing how to start an art journal page. I get wrapped up in what colors, how to apply it, etc. Every Monday Tracy Weinzapfel does a live Ustream. I decided to stop reinventing the wheel, and basically follow her lead. Tracy had a background of several blues and purple and then drew heart like flowers.

So here is my interpretation


I am entering this for the MixedMediaMC Challenge Sweet Inspirations

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Card

I tend to grab sketches for many of my projects.

I saw this fun one at StickitDown



And here is my card


The hearts are hand painted and stamped with bubble wrap. The background is a fun printed deli like paper that was a gift from a friend years ago.  


I love using bubble wrap and I used a piece of paper that is at least 4 years old. 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

ATC

ATC's are a wonderful way to practice painting because it is a smaller size! I have been participating in Grumbacher's  ATC swaps. Most of the time there is a theme for the 2.5 x 3.5 cards and it can eb done in any medium.

This month's theme is the 50s. For some reason a record player popped into my head. Here is my card. I used water colors for this.





Adding this to PaintPartyFriday.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

NBUS

I am playing along with my friend Darnell and her NBUS Challenge




NBUS is never before used schtuff. I think we all have these in our craft rooms. The other part of this challenge was hidden words.


I grabbed a brand new embossing folder that had words on it. After embossing, I misted my paper and punched out Scalloped circles. I made these into flowers. I sanded one word out of the embossing. 

This was a fun card to make!