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!!