Saturday, August 1, 2015

I'm a Little Miss!!

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be able to announce that I am a new member of the 
Little Miss Muffet Stamps design team!  I'm super excited to be working with this amazing team again ( I was a guest dt member last year) and to be working with all the fun stamps available over at LMMS!  

For my intro card, I've used Jr Hatter Frankie and colored her up with my copics, using bright colors to match those fabulous papers!  Can ya tell I love polka dots?!!!  Well, I do! :D

The papers are from different companies that I just bought per sheet at my local store, the banner is a die from C.C. Designs, the stitched circle die is from My Favorite Things and then I've distressed all the edges of the layers.  I also added twine, glossy accents to the flower center, pads of the puppy feet and the heart on her bracelet.  

I hope you pop on over to Little Miss Muffet Stamps, say hello to the new DT members and check out their amazing projects....there is alot of talent with these ladies!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps  -Wonderful Wednesday ATG and used sketch

Simon Says Stamp-ATG Wednesday

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sending Oceans of Love

I just love this beach stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs called Seaside Wishes, it has the cutest image and several versatile sentiments from birthday, to friendship, to celebration and encouragement.  I used the sketch and the color challenge over at Sugar Pea Designs and came up with this card.

I am sending this to someone that really needs the soul lift and to know that she is loved.  I hope you enjoy it and check out SPD for some really fun stamps!!



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs-sketch
Sugar Pea Design-Color
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-vacation
Glitter N Sparkle-something starts with a B- Beach, blue, bow
Open-Minded Crafting Fun-Kids Just Want to have Fun
+4 Crafty Chicks-Sun, Sea and Sand -GOLDEN EGG AWARD
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Summer Heat -Colors or Theme

Thursday, July 23, 2015

To color is to restore a little bit of sanity...

I know that some people unwind, relax, restore, & maintain their sanity in many different ways.  Heck, I wish I could do all that with exercise, that would solve the problem of needing to lose 20+ lbs and getting me off my behind, (I have an office job and sit ALL day long) , but NOPE, my way to destress, is to lock myself in my room with a book or with  my markers.

  I've been taking a couple classes over at Kit N Clowder from Alyce and have really enjoyed the creative process, learning new techniques and playing with my copics...( dang those suckers aren't cheap, and I tend to want them all)!!  Anyway, I'm just adding a few of my coloring projects, I don't know what I will do with them...I don't want to put them on a card,  maybe I will choose a canvas, or maybe just frame them, I'm not sure.

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, and while I enjoy creating and coloring, these take some time and my hand gets tired by the time I'm done...AND that is when I go bury myself in a book!

Just a little look at what coloring looks like from a grown up perspective...still fun, still relaxing, maybe a little more detail, techniques and expense, but I say it's worth it.  My sanity is definitely worth it!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015


[E]very time a child says, "I don't believe in fairies," there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead. ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

I believe in fairies, I do, I do.  I believe in fairies, I do, I do.  

I have always had a love for all things in the fantasy realm.  Dragons are a favorite, fairies and elves too.  LOTR is my all time fav movie and I just can't get enough.  I have devoured book after book, watched movies, collected statues...all because of my love of fantasy.  I'm not sure why I'm drawn to it so much, maybe it's the imagination, the admiration, the sheer sense of pleasure I get when I watch a movie, read a book, or find a piece to add to my collection.  I've often wondered it that I wish I had the grace and skill of a woodland elf?  Wish that I could communicate and ride on the back of a dragon?  I don't know, maybe a little bit of it all!

 So because of my love of fantasy, I have a growing collection of stamps, some digital, some from rubber and I decided to put this little cutie on a canvas where I can put her in my crafty space and look at her all the time.  She is from Some Odd Girl and you can find her HERE.

This is my first canvas, I really didn't know what I was doing, if there is a method, or I just played around with stuff I had and think she turned out pretty cute!

distress paint-mermaid lagoon
tim holtz stencils
Tim Holtz tissue paper
multi medium matte
texture paste

I adhered tissue paper with multi medium, put a wash of gesso and then started adding gelatos for color.  The texure paste I colored in purple and green using my copic refills and mixing well, then used stencils for interest and texture. 
Then I just kept adding a little color here and there, splattered some white and grey paint and then adhered sequins and added the little fairy!  Hope you like her and if you are looking for some super cute fairy images, check out Some Odd Girl!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Crafty Friends Challenge-ATG
+Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge-ATG
Not Just Cards-ATG
Anything but a Card #49-ATG

Monday, June 29, 2015

Change the future-art journal

I used the Forest Goddess image from Some Odd Girl to create this art journal page, she reminds me of an elf from Lord of the Rings, so used a quote from the movie, plus, it's like my favorite movie EVER!!

I used a variety of supplies, distress paint, stamps, big brush markers, texure paint, stickers, copics, and of course my art journal.

I'm finding that I'm totally lovin paint and markers together!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Simon Says Stamp-ATG
+Simply Papercraft Challenges-ATG
+2 Creative Chicks-ATG no cards

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I like BIG books-art journal page

I've added another page in my art journal, I had thought at first to fill up one journal with just reading/book images, but thought..nah, so I'm gonna just throw whatever I love into it.  I know what image I'm working on next and just have to figure out a background for her!

This image is from Tiddly Inks called Sweet Dreams, it comes with a couple images, this one and one like it but with Wryn in bed reading!  I've been collecting reading quotes along the way and thought this would be fun, I used some acrylic paint, texture paste, Tim Holtz stencil, letter stickers, black enamel gloss and a text stamp to add to the background. I really love how she turned out!

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-ATG
KitNClowder-Pink TOP 3

Tow-tally the best dad!

Hi everyone, I'd like to share a card made with this new image from Whimsie Doodles, it came in perfect time for Father's Day or actually for any dad who has a birthday coming up.  I think it's a great way to just tell your dad how awesome he is as well!

I colored with copics, matted it on red cardstock, used my line stitched die from MFT Blueprints 13 on the grey cardstock and used a premade yellow card base.  I added silver to the bumpers and hub caps using Kirarina Wink that I got from Simon Says Stamps, the star die cuts are also from My Favorite Things, blueprints 13. The enamel dots are gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.  I LOVE these gumdrops!! 

I hope you head over to Whimsie Doodles to check out their new images and have a great weekend!! 

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp-ATG
Sentimental Sundays-Manly or Father's
Kraftin Kimmie-ATG
+Cards 4 Guyz-Dies or Punch-stitching and stars
+Crafty Cardmakers-For a man or boy

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Hi, I'm back today and sharing a card using a new release image from Whimsie Doodles called 
Party Stinker.  I just think this little critter is the cutest!  I made the card simple and geared more for a boy, since I will be sending this to my nephew.  I colored with copics, I found this awesome red wood grain paper in my stash, the dotted paper and sentiment sticker are from a kit by We R Memory Keepers and then used black and white striped ribbon for borders, hope you like it and will go check out all the fun new images and play along!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Crafty Sentiments-For a Man
+Loves Rubberstamps-Spots and Dots
+Fresh Brewed Designs-Dude! Masculine card
+Sugar Pea Designs-Hey Dude!