Thursday, April 12, 2012

come on over!!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to check in with everyone. I have been having fun playing with stamps, inks, paints and all. I hope that you stop by my new blog to see. Like I said before, I will keep this one for the times that I do a challenge. The new one will be for all the things that I create for just me like art journal pages and cards just for the fun of it. Here is something that I made today.

Have a good night/day!! And maybe I'll see you at my other bkog.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Hi everyone! It has been a while. I just wanted everyone to know that I am moving my blog to a new one. I decided to open an etsy shoppe and test the waters of selling my crafts. So I am going to focus on that. I hope that you follow me over to the new blog. I still have to design it. So it is looking pretty plain. But I am working hard to make it pretty.

I will still keep this one for when I do challenges. But everything else that I create will be at the new blog.

Hope to see you again!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

What I have been up to

Hi Everyone!!

I have been absent from blog land because I have been running around with my daughter on the weekends for dance competitions. It is her first year and she is loving it. Plus it helps that her group is doing awesome in their division. But this takes up a lot of time. Time waiting for them to take the stage. We get there 2 to 3 hours in advance of the estimated performance time. We get them ready and sit and wait and wait and wait. But when they hit that stage and we see them shine. It is all worth it. But I have a lot of down time and I can't bring my paints and pencils with me....I guess that I could but I am bringing so much there as it is. I try to keep my stuff simple. So I have been knitting.

I did this cowl with Saphira yarn and 10.5 needles. It is a superwash wool. And I love how it turned out.

This one is made with Thick n Quick Merino. It isn't a machine wash wool which is just a bummer. But I just loved the feel of it and the look. It is a one skein cowl.

Then I made some fingerless gloves because I never made a pair before. I don't remember the yarn that I used. But I do know that I used sock yarn.

I love knitting and crocheting as much as I love all the other crafts. Does anyone else knit/crochet? What are your favorite things to make? I like to make sweaters but I haven't been able to make any the last couple of years...My daughter has kept me running around that I always forgot where I left off. So for now it is scarves and gloves.

Have a great day! Until next time : )

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

dream home art journal page

Over at Stamping Bella, the theme was dream home...what would it look like, where would it be, what could you write about it.

For me my dream home could be anywhere. It is about the feeling that it exudes when you see it and walk into it. It is all about being welcomed and embraced in warmth and having the feeling of support. The supplies that I used were acrylic paints, Faber Casell pens, and Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

what i want to accomplish

Hi Everyone!!

My plans for the week went right out the window when one of my girls got sick. She has been sick since Sunday night. But the doctor says it is just viral and we just have to wait for it to run its course. So I am stuck at home to clean and play with her and my art goodies.

As I am in a constant battle to de-clutter my life, I am driven by the belief that I will create a beautiful place to grow and learn lots of fun things, a place to create art, a place to have a beautiful life, and a place to dream. The more I say it and the more I write it the more likely it will come true, yes? I hope so.

For this piece I drew my girl on sketch paper and cut her out and placed her on my background. The other materials that I used were acrylic paints, gesso, liquitax ink, pitt pens, and paint dabbers.

Have a great day. And if you are in the Pacific Northwest, I hope that the weather clears up soon.

Thanks for stopping by : ) Until next time!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

inspiration art journal page

Hi everyone! I had a blast with the TI blog hop. All the projects were so beautiful. And doing those projects inspired me to do some TI challenges this year.

And speaking of inspiration, I have been looking to find inspiration in the things in my everyday world.

I wanted to use the colors of my fave college football team, the MI Wolverines. Why? Because it was the colors of their helmet that popped in my head this morning. I made this page with my Pitt pens and my acrylic paints. It isn't the same blue. But I am loving this shade these days. I am trying to do an art journal page a day, but it is sometimes difficult because I have to take care of my kids and everyday things. You guys all know. So I will work in my journal everyday but I may not finish it for a couple of days. When I finish them, I will post them. I hope that you enjoy them. Please post comments with your thoughts. It is always nice to get some feedback.

Have a good day. Until next time!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends Are Flowers of Life- Tiddly Inks Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!! It's time for some fun and excitement over at Tiddly Inks with this fun blog hop using friends or flowers as our theme. So here goes...

I tried to keep it simple. But it is such a hard thing to do. First I used watercolor paper and inked up the bottom half with Archival Ink and used a pearl mist over it to give it a shimmer. Then I used a Maya Road doily stamp in the same Archival Ink and stamped it on the top half. Next I placed some washi tape in the middle.  I then used Wryn's Extras and Sentiments. I stamped a friendship Hero Arts stamp onto the hearts (which didn't come out crisply but I liked it) and colored it with Copics. Afterwards I took the heart from that set and enlarged it for my card. I cut out the center of it and used it as a template for a window.

I used Wryn- Grow a Little Love to peek out of the window and colored her with Copics and Stickles. And I again used the heart from the Sentiment set and shrunk it down adding one of the sentiments from the set (removing the image that came with the sentiment). I colored the heart with Pan Pastels and sprayed it with a pearl mist. It looks like a simple card but somehow I had a lot of steps. lol

I haven't played with TI images in a while and I had such fun making this card that I wanted to do something else...

This one turned out nice and simple. I used Happy Day Bouquet but don't know where to link to it at the shop. I looked around and couldn't find it. Maybe you'll have better luck. I colored it with Copics and Stickles. On the next layer, I used a Sizzix embossing folder and inked it up with Archival Ink.

Open it up and...

You see Fairy Fae colored in Copics and Stickles. I thought that her bouquet matched nicely with the flowers in the vase. I used my word program to type out the sentiment and inked up the edges. A very easy card to make.

Then I had another idea. LOL I was just having too much fun...

I made a shadow box with Lilli Claire- Did You Hear? I used paper from Creative Imaginations, the Devotion set. I also used a doily die inked in Distress Inks. And then I enlarged the bird Lilli Claire is holding. And I also took the flowers from Just for You and enlarged them. Everything is colored with Copics and Stickles unless otherwise stated. Behind Lilli Claire is a friendship stamp from Hero Arts. The outside sentiment was handwritten by me.

Did you notice that I took the picture of Lilli Claire prior to coloring her flowers in her hair? For that I used Liquid Pearls. I did color her shirt and belt with a warm grey color but it isn't showing up in the pictures.

Okay that is it...Actually I made one more, but there are more blogs to hop to. Have fun!!! And I hope that you peek in at my blog again soon! Take Care.

Go to Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to see the full list and to find out where to go next.