Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thank You

I made this thank you card using water color pens and stamps!  It was quite simple to do but looks very pretty.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Welcome to the World

Those of you who are regulars, know I have a new granddaughter. She is 47 days old now! The biggest drawback is they live in Phoenix and I live in Michigan. When I see her, which is just about monthly, I take tons of photos. It is fun trying to hold a sleeping baby while balancing a cell phone and camera and taking photos! But that is what I do!

I was lucky enough to receive a gift of Bella Blvd. Sweet Baby Girl Collection. It is just perfect for this!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


In 2000, we enjoyed a family vacation in Jamaica to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.  We enjoyed the beaches, snorkeling and family dinners at wonderful restaurants.  My daughter completed her Jamaican experience by getting her hair braided. It was a great look for her and perfect for the outdoor activities!

To complete this layout, I grabbed my 
Mix and Match Pad - Sand and Sea from Canvas Corp Brands

Mix and Match Pad: Sand and Sea
This pad has pattern paper, canvas printed paper, burlap and more!

I also used my Tattered Angels Mists - Brights and Coffee Shop

Glimmer Mist Starter Kit - BrightsGlimmer Mist - Coffee Shop

I misted the background and created layers of the waves with the pattern paper. After fussy cutting the Seahorse and Shell, I painted them with Coffee Shop.

These Mix and Match pads make it so easy to pull a layout together!

Let's Go

To celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary (2015), last year we took both kids and their spouses on a week tour of Italy. It was a great way to get a taste of different cities and parts of the country. Sad to say I have not really scrapped all of it yet. (Been a busy year with my daughter being pregnant)

But, I finally got to work. This page is a collection of the itinerary, luggage tags, map, etc. I love adding all of these things to my albums! I collect just about everything.

I used this sketch from StickitDown

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Just returned from brunch at my son and daughter's house. We had a lovely meal and I got candy and  flowers.

I spent all day yesterday at the Spring Art Market. I had a good day sales wise. Here was my display in the morning.

We will be having another sale in July so I might have to get to work!

Here is a canvas I completed. Part of the background was made with soapy paint bubbles.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Paint Party Friday

Another paint pouring -- was going for flowers....................

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thank you

Playing with paint and pen!

A thank you card for a friend. 

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday Challenge - A touch of pink.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank you

A thank you card using Distress Oxides and an Ellen Hutson stamp!
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stand Tall

Decided to work on canvases for the upcoming sale.

I had done something similar to this before and sold it, so made  another. I painted a background which I stamped with leaves. Added a book paper giraffe which I painted with watercolors. Finished with my quote.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017


So yesterday I played with paint bubbles. After mixing paint, water and dish soap, I blew bubbles in a cup and dragged paper and canvases over the bubbles. I used one of the pieces of paper to make a card. I added flowers which I first created using a stencil and medium. I filled them in with water colors. I was pretty pleased with this.

Adding this SimonsSays Wednesday Challenge - Showers/Flowers. 

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