Saturday, March 10, 2018

Paint Party Friday

So today I am painting something a little different. I bought wood bangle bracelets and am painting them.

I am using a mix of stamps and stencils, paint, paper, decopage. these are the first few that I did. I did fix the black and white one so there were no jagged tape lines. I hope to make a variety of them for an upcoming art show!

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Adding this to PaintPartyFriday! Be sure to visit the blogs participating for wonderful inspiration!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Love you to the Moon and Back

I enjoy making  mixed media canvases and this time I repurposed a gift bag that my daughter had received. I had never thought about using designs such as these for a quick and easy project!

Here is a sneak peak for you

Please hop over to Helmar to see the entire project!

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thank you

A mixed media thank you card. Love getting messy to make these!

Adding this to simonsSays National Craft Month post !

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Thank you

When I win a prize, I like to send a thank you card to the manufacturer or person who posted the giveaway. I always use the product I won to make that card. This is a thank you card to Altenew for stamps that I won. I kept it simple and like the result.  

Adding this to Simonsays Anything goes Challenge.

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I have been away babysitting my 11 month old granddaughter. I bring art supplies with me but after chasing her all day and finally sitting down at 8 pm, I am often too tired to create!

I did manage to finish this ATC. This is for Grumbacher's ATC exchange. The theme is Fly. I have been flying every month and this is the view out the window.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday where you will find inspirational art from wonderful artists!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Thank you card

Made this thank you card with DCWV Romantic Life Collection and Rinea papers. 
Sketch from DCWV
I had fun creating flowers with my dies!

Adding this to Simonssays Monday Challenge - In my Garden

Friday, February 9, 2018

Getting my Paint on

I needed cards for my mom and two sister's birthdays. I decided to get my paint on:)

Each one is a bit different. I think they will like them. I did fix the cat card changing you to your:) Bad stamping job.

I am still learning but these were fun to do.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thinking of you

I made a card for someone who is going through surgery. Pulled out some bright springy papers!

Adding this to Simonsays Send a Card to a Friend Day. I send out an average of one card a week. Some to friends, some to strangers. It is always fun to surprise them with snail mail. 

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A Mother is Born

My daughter is an amazing woman. She has always been career driven and is currently in an exciting position at the Department of Education for the State of Arizona. However, I have watched all that change since Lauren was born in April. My daughter was born to be a mom. I enjoy watching as she nurtures, plays with and loves this little being.

One of my most prized posessions is  a necklace Jennifer bought for me when she was in middle school. It is a gold filigree heart that reads mommy. She saw it in Kmart in August and told my husband he had to get it for me for Christmas. So he did. I wore that every day since until April 1st when Lauren was born. Then I gifted it to my daughter who now proudly wears it. I knew she would be a wonderful mom but the bond she and her daughter have is truly special. I hope it will always be like the one my daughter and I have.

Of course, Lauren loves to play with the necklace too!

I used this sketch from SketchnScrap

Here is my layout

(The baby's face is blurred per her mother's wishes not to have her photo posted on line. Thank you for understanding)

SimpleStories Romance was the perfect collection for this!

Adding this to Simonsays Wednesday It must Be Love challenge. This is the ultimate love!

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching! One way I like to create cards is to use scraps I have saved.

These were made using Canvas Corp Brand papers and inks! Hop on over to the blog for more information!


And don't forget to visit the store!

Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge - Love is in the Air.

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