Monday, January 29, 2018

Funky Flowers

Home from two weeks of babysitting my 10 month old granddaughter. I forgot what it was like! She is walking and into everything! But, I wouldn't trade it for anything!!



More unstructured play.

Adding this to paintpartyfriday! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Do you like Sketches?

I love sketches especially when I have no idea where to start a layout or a card!

StickitDown is a great resource for sketches! If you have not checked them out, you should!

I am pleased to announce that I am the guest designer for the January 2 page sketch! Here it is -




Want to see what I created? Here is a sneak! 



Head over to Stickitdown to see the entire layout!!!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Paint Party Friday

Brrrr..... it is a very cold Friday here. I even did 2 hours of playground duty outside in the 7 degree wind chill.

Luckily I had done this little painting before heading out. This was inspired by a painting I saw on Pinterest. Love the sketchy feel to this. I want to practice more of these doggies and kitties.

Adding this to PaintPartyFriday!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

It's a Girl

I made this card for someone who just gave birth to a baby girl. G45 was the go to papers! 



Perfect pattern papers!

Adding this to Simonsaysstamp Wednesday challenge to use pattern papers!

Thank you for visiting. As always, I appreciate your kind words!

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Magic of Christmas

We got to spend Christmas with our 9 month old granddaughter! Granted she had no idea what was going on but we had such fun anyway. She did love the tree and was grabbing anything she could!



I used this sketch from Stucksketches




Instead of more photos, I made a cluster in the middle.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you also enjoyed the magic of Christmas with family and friends!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Warm Wishes

I have a friend who is undergoing chemo. I wanted to send her a little card. I saw this sketch over at StickitDown

January Card Sketch
and here is my card

I think she will like this snowman! USing a new stamp from Stampendous!
Adding this to Simonsays Monday Challenge  - something new!
Thank you for visiting on this cold Saturday!

I Get Around

What to do on a super cold day? Stay inside and scrap!

My granddaughter got this cool trike/stroller for Christmas. So Christmas day we took it for a spin!


I dug through my stash and used a variety of tags and dies!

Turned this sketch from Stickitdown into a 2 pager!




USed a car to make tire tracks with Distress Oxide. Such fun!

Thank you for visiting!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year

I think the sickie germs are finally leaving the house! We may just get over it yet!

Because of the germs and the extreme cold, I have not ventured too far from the house. This has given me time to clean up, organize and play. As I have said before, I have no formal artists training. I also tend to jump from one thing to the next. As a result, I don't take the time to properly learn or practice. So this year I am trying to find my niche. Trying to practice and grow.

I did this yesterday. I am trying to go lighter. To wait for the paint to dry. To use less paint. To learn what the brush does.

I was pleased with this and look forward to creating more!

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your kind words more than you know!

Adding this to Paintpartyfriday!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

I am so happy to be a part of this month's blog hop between Helmar Adhesives and Rinea Paper!

If you have never tried Rinea paper - it is made of two layers of aluminum foil with paper in between. There are so many ways to use it. I had fun die cutting and hand cutting it for this mixed media canvas




I would love for you to visit me over at Helmar to see the finished projects as well as the steps I took to make it!

Thank you for joining me today!

Wishing each you of a creative Happy new Year!

#foiledpaper #rinea #helmarusa #stickwithit