Monday, April 30, 2012

Art Journal Piece.....Beloved

I have been working on this piece for a few weeks...I have a stamp with this word BELOVED on it...and that is what inspired me for these pages. I am using the skills that i learned from Christy Tomlinson, she is so talented with her mixed media art...and with my people/faces i learned from a free online course that Tamara Laporte over at Willowing and Friends. She is so fantastic with her art, i just love her work.
I used acrylic paints, stickles, colored pencils, gelly roll pen, promarker pen , ink, stamps, modeling paste making the wings and the 3D harlequin. So much fun to just get in and get dirty. I remember when i first watched Christy Tomlinson create..and how messy she is...she just got right in there and had fun and didnt stop for cleaning...and for me i think im a little OCD on things like that...that it hindered me from really letting go and enjoying myself.  So I took Christys example and just went with it and got messy! It really is freeing! Just do what you got to do  and its only paper and can paint over...there is nothing to be afraid of! Give it a try, check out their blogs both have free videos, and they are really enjoyable to watch and really great teachers! Have fun!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cream and Blue Challenge

I made this card for the D'arcyDiaries Challenge over at

BoBunny countrygarden weathered papers
whimsy stamps-into the farm and friendship ticket sentiments
flower by Hazel
chalk ink
colored with promarkers
gellyroll stardust pen
clear embossing powder

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Made up this card for a friends birthday! I love this image and i love this image done in the browns and creams. i have been asked to make it again in these colors with one of my fancy cards for a customer/friend. I guess i just love vintage type things too, and this has that feel.
I hope she will like it!

kraft funday MME paper
prima flowers
wooden buttons
pearl stick pins
colored with colored pencils and OMS

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TeddyBo Tuesday!

Here is my card for this weeks Teddybo Tuesday! Such cute images to work with these 2 weeks! hard to choose which to make for the card! But i chose this cute teddybea/elephant image thinking it would be a fun little card to make up!

lili of the valley sentiment
colored with promarkers
star dust gelly roll marker
stampin up paper
wild orchid craft flowers
kraft card stock and envelope

Two Projects I made in the last few days.....

I have been busy the last couple days with a few projects! This tag orignally started out as the start to another project and i scrapped it almost throwing it away. But i took the tag part, and disassembled it and started with this new image i have from lili of the valley.  I had attached the burlap for the other project as well as the blue raffia and sheer ribbon.  So I popped the yellow behind the image, adding the swirl which i then added some rhinestones too. And then the lili of the valley sentiment, which i added some color pencil coloring to it along with my gelly roll star dust pen, to bring in the sparkle like in the glitter paper and sparkle on the image which i also used the gelly roll pen! (one of my new found  favorite things i have to have now, thanks to hazel!) I added some red check ribbon which i ran through the sewing machine.


My second project is done on some new cards i bought from Which Crafts? from the UK. Arent they fab?  They are called step cards.  I have never done one before, but was asked to do a few as a project for a customer and i LOVE them. I am going to see about making a templete and see about making them myself so i can save a little money, then ordering from the UK. But if i cannot figure it out..then ill be ordering more! lol This card is already sold.

SEI PlayDay snack time paper
lili of the valley sentiment
flat backed pearls
punched flowers with hand punch and sizzix paddle punch
Swirl with leaves die cut
stepcard, from which craft?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fairy Tale Friday Project/Special Order

I was asked to make a baby boy album for a returning customer, in the larger size. This is an 8x8 paper Bag Album. I used lots of 3bugsinarug paper, and best creation inc transportation paper for the glittered airplane page.  All images are from This was so fun to do and Gayle over at made up this new scuba bear for me just for this page, and its now available over at!



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Darcy's Diaries Flower Power Challenge!

New images our out for Darcy's Diaries today!!! Got over to check them out! How much fun are they? I have used the mermaid image, with out bubbles to do this mixed media art piece. My daughter has claimed it, and its up in her room!


smooch spritz-green olive, blue and opal (not sure on the last 2 colors names)

twinkling H2o's-french vanilla


white, aqua, turquise acrylic paint

clear dew drops

Martha Stewart punch

prima flowers

flat backed pearls

thrift store frame!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teddybo Tueday Spring has Sprung Challenge!

The new images for this week!!!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at
This weeks theme is Spring has Sprung. Using spring colors and flowers!
I used these bright colors from the basic grey urban prairie paper pack, and adding some flower soft. Its fun stuff to work with and add some great texture! I love this image, how cute is it?

Teddybo_190 image

basic grey- urban prairie paper pack
colored with promarkers
flower soft
prima flowers
flatbacked pearls lite green
gelly roll pen

Monday, April 2, 2012

Special Order 8x8 Album-Black and Cream

I was asked to make a larger version of a smaller 4x4 album i made a few weeks back, that sold right away, for a return customer. she loved the little album but wanted it to be larger! So I ordered in the paper and got to work on a larger version, and i LOVE it in the large as well! I just love the papers, i dont think you can go wrong with these black and cream papers, they make anything look good! lol
They are again the MME-lost and found and the Making Memories Paper Reverie, Noir. She wanted it made EXACTLY like the little album and i did my best to be able to do that.

Faith , Hope & Love paperbag Album (sold)

I had some leftover paper from a large 8x8 project i had done for a special order. I will show it after this one is posted. Using Making Memories papers, Paper Reverie, and some Lost and found papers, by MME.  Lots of die cut rolled flowers and lace and bling! I LOVE how this album turned out, and i may have to make another and post it on my etsy. It is a smaller album 4x4 in size aprox.  A place to add pictures and journal through out each page.

I have to say, that i cannot deny my gifts that i have been given in my life, and my gifts are from God. I want to make sure that in all things i do, Christ shines through.  I put all my faith in God, I have no hope without God, and i know what Love is because of God. That is why i made this album.