Saturday, January 9, 2016

My art journal time

    I can't tell you how much I love my time spent art journaling. I love the feeling of leaving all of my heart, thoughts and emotions recorded in beautiful colors in my journal. I could be having the worst day ever and somehow the colors and feel of the paint soothes me and begins to transform my mood. My art journal takes me into a safe refuge of my own little island , a place to create and unwind from all life's worries.
     Art-ing in my journal just makes me happy. I started in high school ( I won't tell you how long ago that was) as a way of passing time. But it was just markers, pens and doodles then. It wasn't a thing like it has become in the last few years. I'm so glad it's evolved into the beautiful art form it is today.
    I've always loved drawing people ( and Charlie Brown characters) ... Which has also evolved over the years.
      I started a new journal for 2016... The word I've chose for this year is...LIVE... And this is my first page in my new journal.


  I used
Prismacolor pencils for this and a  Strathmore mixed media journal.
     This is my goal for 2016... No more just existing .... Its time to begin to live.
To design a life I love. A life I cannot wait to get up in the mornings to start.
A life that will be beautifully illustrated in my art journal. ( not every page will be beautifully done, but I'm remaining positive here)
    I hope you will join me as I take this journey . if you haven't started Art journaling yet, now is a great time to start .


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sweet Sherry

Hello my lovelies. I hope all is well in your crafty world. Today is my day to show you my new creation for Sunsational Stamps... I would like you to meet Sherry #311..,
You can get sherry here... 

    Sherry is adorning a criss cross card.

I used copic markers and prisms pencils to color Sherry. Although I'm beginner to copics, I love the way Sherry turned out.

This card is 6x6. The inside pull out is 5 1/2 inches...
This card is so easy to make but can be so impressive.
   I took 2 pieces of 6x6 paper. I cut one piece diagonally from corner to corner... So now you have 1 6x6 square and 2 triangle shapes. Now position the diagonal pieces on the square so they Cris cross. Only glue sides and bottom. You need the top open to place your sentiment card.
   Now decorate... I used laces, handmade roses,ribbon,string pearls and stickles.
All die cuts were made with paper punches.
Now that you've completed the all the lovely decorations, slide your 5 1/2 inch sentiment card in the top and your ready to make someone's day with this card.

Isn't Sherry adorable ! She's absolutely one of my favorites. You are going to love working with her !!
Here's the link one more time... 
So go ahead and head on over and get sherry #311

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You can also visit our fan page to see the latest from Sunsational stamps and all awesome projects from all of our Design Team...

Thank you for stopping by today to share my project with me... If you have any questions on this card or  how to purchase Sherry #311... just put them in the comments below... I hope Tuesday is being kind... Keep creating.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Z Fold Card

     Looks like we made it to Friday... That means that the weekend is upon us. I'm looking forward to just having a crafty weekend ( I hope ) and being lazy.
        Before I get carried away pondering and planning my do nothing weekend, let me tell ya about my new card....

I made a Z Fold Card. They are one of the easiest fold ever but they can look so fancy.
  On this card I am using a stamp image from Sunsational stamps.
   This one is Patriotic Patricia #442

Here's a closer view of her... Isn't she just adorable !!  She has the cutest face. I just love this image.

And I love how she turned out on this card.

This card was so fun to make. I have a million ideas for my future Z Fold Cards lol.

I hope I inspired you to try this card and this type of fold. If you haven't already tried a card like this  then give it a go the next time you feel crafty. I know you will have as much fun as I did on this one.

Don't forget to stop by 
And pick up Patriotic Patricia # 442
She's to cute not to color.

I hope you have an amazing weekend full of sun and relaxation...and crafty time...see ya soon...
Happy creating .

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Home of the brave

    Hey y'all . I hope your having good week so far... We've made to Wednesday... We're half way through this week. Yay!! ...
      Have you noticed all the July 4th decorations out so could you miss them , right?  Every store seems decked out in our beautiful red,white and blue. Its really put my heart in the patriotic spirit.
       So I wanted to do a project that reflected that. So  I chose to use a stamp from c thru the woods... 
          . I truly love this stamp.  It reminds me so much of my brother. Who served in the army for years. He was proud of his time in the service and we are proud of his service in the military.
So I love this stamp !!!
  this stamp is designed to be used for any branch of service. So if you want to show support for another branch of the armed services , this stamp is designed so you can use it for other branches... Isn't that cool ?  I love that it can be used that way.

So on to my project....
This is an 8X10 canvas.
Items needed for this project....
*Mark stamp ... Available at c thru the woods... Which can be purchased here... 

*One 8x10 canvas
*Gel medium or mod podge
*Copic markers, prisma colored pencils
*Decorative scrapbook paper
*Green card stock
*Stickers or embelishments
*memento black ink
*distressing ink


The first thing I did was cover the entire canvas with gel medium. Then I placed the scrapbook paper on the canvas while it was still wet.
I set that aside. While it was drying a stamp one image on green card stock and one image on white card stock.
I colored the hair and face of the image on the white card stock , then cut it out.
I then glued it into place on the image that had been stamped on the green card stock.
After cutting the image out , I adhered it to the canvas , again using gel medium.
Once that was dry. I went over the entire front of canvas with gel medium.
I distress the edges with distressing ink, added embellishments.
The project was done.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
I hope you like it as well. If you have any questions about process or products, just leave them in the comment section.
      Thank you for spending a little of your Wednesday with me... I hope the rest of your day is awesome... Don't forget to hit that follow button before ya go...
Thanks and happy creating !!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sunsational stamps DT Project

     Hello and welcome  Sunsational stamps.  Today is my day to post my Design Team project for you.
     I'm using Fantasia #523 and she is available here...

     I chose to showcase Fantasia on a Tri-fold card.
  This is the first time I've ever made a tri-fold . If you love to layer on your projects then this card is a must try. ( I love to layers  and glitter lol )   I think Fantasia is just adorable on this card.
   Although I made this for a pen pal, Fantasia #523 would be adorable on a little girls birthday card or even to wish someone a  ' Fairy' Happy Day card... this stamp will be loved !


For this card I used...
Fantasia # 523 sensational stamps
Card stock for card itself - 1 piece
pink polka dot paper
purple paper
light purple glitter paper
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
small butterfly punch
Martha Stewart borer punch
sentiment stamp

I hope you like my Design Project for this week.
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I hope you have a blast with this creating your own project with Fantasia... and when your done post your creation here...

We would love to see it !!!
Have a Great Tuesday... Happy creating !!


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Inspiration Monday

 Hey all my crafty friends ! I'm so glad you decided to visit my little part of the web today.
   I don't know about you but Mondays usually reek for me. I get so into enjoying the weekend that I rebel against the approaching normal weekly routine. Blah.
   So I decided on Mondays I'm going to try to motivate myself, while inspiring my awesome crafty friends.
    With that being said, I cannot wait to share with you one of my biggest motivators !! .... I would love for you to meet Terri Sproul...
    If you don't know her, or seen her YouTube channel... Oh my gosh... Please do today.... you can visit it here...

   I have to credit this women for teaching me everything from how to use gesso to resistance on an art journal page. If you aren't familiar with either of these terms... Please visit her YouTube channel...

  If you have ever wanted to learn to art journal, but need to start with the basics or  even if you are a seasonef veteran at the helm of journaling , but could use some new techniques or ideas. Give Terri's channel a visit. You will find the inspiration there.  or here...

   If you ever wanted to take live art journal classes... Terri offers live online classes every Tuesday. Heres her you tube link again, that way you can have it.  for Tuesday evening

     If you've ever wanted to take on line classes, you will love these... Did I mention they were free ?? ... How many artist do you know who offer free online classes? (Yeah I only know a handful as well ) so give Terri's classes a try , I know she will be one of your major go-to's as well. Especially all of you fellow YouTube junkies ( like me LOL)

     Well I feel I've done my part to improve the Mondays of the world . I'm now motivated to do little YouTube surfing  and I hope you are inspired to join me...
   Oh don't forget to subscribe to Terri's channel while your there , I know she will appreciate it !

    Thanks for stopping and sharing part of your day with me.
I hope your Monday rocks !!!

Happy creating !

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sunsational stamps DT Project

Hi and thanks for stopping by to see my DT project for this week for Sunsational stamps.
I'm so excited that I get to introduce a new stamp to you today...
Meet Edith

I love this stamp. She reminded me of Marilyn in her famous white dress... It was just fun to work with.. I love this image and will probably use her a lot. She's one of those images that can be very versatile.
I can't wait to see what projects you use her in.
She can be purchased at Sunsational stamps and while your there check out all the other adorable designs.
I hope you like my card for today. Thanks for stopping by...happy creating.