Saturday, May 25, 2013

Card Making

My friend, Sandy, and I got together recently to make cards.  We picked up the hat girl stamp at our favorite scrapbooking and stamp store and had fun making a mask and then creating a group of pretty girls.  We each stamped the circle background, then I free-handed colorful dots sporadically and then colored the girls in with Copic markers.  I love the way the card turned out.  I recently purchased the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Maker and made the green polka dot envelope to match. 

It's going to be lots of fun making pretty envelopes to coordinate with the cards I make.  It's always such fun to create!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Journal Page - Candy Store

Truly love how my Candy Store Journal Page turned out!  I had such fun playing with colors!  This is a bit different than how I envisioned it when Sandy and I started out with the same images.  I can't wait to see how Sandy finished hers up too!  If you look back a couple of posts, you will see this at an earlier stage.  Here is the finished product........

The quotes say, "Your choices now will dictate your health in the future."  "Choose Wisely!"  I really spent a lot of time journaling today and it's true what they say, once you start, it just grabs hold and entices you to do more.  It will certainly be a lot of fun filling up these pages!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Journal Page - Wish for More

Certainly more productive things I should be doing today, but I decided to do something with the two page spread where I glued down random bits and pieces that looked good to me.  This is what I started with.

Now with inky fingers, this is the finished product.

I love it.  The quote says, "Did she ever wish for more?"

Happy Sunday!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Journal Page - Candy Store

I don't normally take pictures of my journal pages in progress, but I'm going to now as I want to see the progression.  My friend, Sandy, and I started with the same image and went from there.  We did our backgrounds together and will get together again with our finished pieces.  I have a good idea of where I want to go from here so stay tuned.

It's amazing how you can also see a quote and just know that it's perfect for the page.  Can't wait to finish it up!!

Monday, April 29, 2013


I love to make cards!  They are quick and easy and usually come out pretty good.  What I really need to do is sit down one night and crank out a bunch so I always have some on hand.  Or maybe just sit towards the end of each month and make the cards I need for the following month.  Wow.  That sounds pretty organized and efficient.  Not sure I can handle that!

Here are some recent cards I've made.  This first one with the bird was for a black and white with flourishes swap I was in with my Yahoo group, Art For The Creative Mind.  The cameo card was a swap for that same group.  And the last card I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  Such fun!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Journal Pages

My all-time favorite art project to do lately is art journaling.  The backgrounds are such fun to make.  They are always a work in progress because as time goes by and you go back and look at a two page spread, you can always find another way to add something to it.  Such fun!  Here are a couple of recent pages.  I've gotten a lot of inspiration from Michelle McCosh at  She holds great art journaling classes and teaches us lots of new techniques with amazing products.

More to come . . .

Saturday, April 27, 2013


It's time to change things up.  I'm so very bored with this blog, but I've always loved it and find it to be a wonderful reflection of where I am at any particular time.   I am passionate about art and that will now be the focus on my blog.  I have made some pretty things over the past few years and rather than going through different discs of pictures, this will now be home for my art.  So come along on my journey as I share my creations.

I'm working on an Art Journal Calendar that I heard about on Facebook.   It has been sponsored by Kate Crane of for the past four years.  I've had such fun making these calendar pages each month and above all else, I'm proud of myself for keeping up with it.

My first attempt was January, of course!  This was lots of fun decorating each square each day.  I track my life on the calendar in my iPhone, so it's easy enough to make up for lost time if I don't get to journal each day, though that is the goal!

February is the month my daughter, Rachel, was born.  I've always loved the month of February because of Valentine's Day and now it is extra special because that is the day I brought my now 19 year old daughter home from the hospital.

March was interesting because I started a page that I really did not like at all, so I covered it up, something that I don't often do.  I was at a loss and couldn't think of what to do, but am very happy with the results.  Can't say that I live a super exciting life, though it's mine and I love it, but you will see some days with just a number because it was just another beautiful day.

 April showers bring May flowers.  While I have yet to come up with my design for May, I loved these little umbrellas cut from pretty scrapbook papers.  Must catch up on the journalling, but even though we are showered with rainy days in most parts of the country in the month of April, I love the colors!

And that is the story of my life so far for 2013.  Onward bound!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

View From My Window

Each morning as I sit at my desk going through email, I have a little visitor that strolls on up to my window to gaze at his reflection in the glass.  He doesn't stay long, but long enough for me to admire his beauty and snap a picture to preserve the peacefulness of his grace.