Sunday, August 29, 2010

I Heart My Goddaughter

This is a lyout of my Goddaughter Hannah. She is truly one of the sweetest, gentlist and happiest little girls I know.  I used several different brands of paper, including Tim Holtz (the pink music one) and Melody Ross (the scalloped paper around the edges).  I also inked and distressed the papers and photo mats. I made the flower from fabric.  This was a very fun layout to create...thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Body Form

I have had an image floating around in my right brain for a while now and have finally put it on canvas.  This is an acrylic paint canvas painting that I finished last night.  There are parts of it that I'm not crazy about, but for the most part I'm okay with it. (I am my own worst critic I guess)....II did enjoy working on this project though, and can't wait to start another one...I'm considering another Body or Dress Form in a bit of a different style to make this a set.  Anyway, I am going to put this piece for sale in my Etsy shop tonite, so if you're interested in purchasing some original art, check it out!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

String Sounds

I have been covered in charcoal and erasure bits and graphite black for days now since my right brain has INSISTED I get my sketch pads and art supplies out! Today this is what I came up with. It's not perfect and I am really having issues with some of it, but I finally just had to walk away from the pad for now!  here it is tough, flaws an all!

Love Lives Here

I was inspired by an expensive wall hanging I saw at a department store this weekend to try and make something similar, with less cash out of my pocket!  This is what I came up with!  It's three dimensional...the ovals are about an inch apart inside the frame around the bejeweled cross.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Acoustic Sound

I've been yearning to get my hands dirty with some paints, pastels or charcoals lately. SO, today I set out to buy myself a new outfit for my birthday tomorrow, but somehow my car drove itself to Michaels instead of the clothing store! hahaha!  I wandered over to the art department and bought a giant canvas, a couple of brushes, some paint and an expensive jar of medium!  When I got home I decided I needed to do some practicing to get the creative juices flowing, so I ended up doing a charcoal drawing.  It isn't my best work, but I did enjoy getting my hands dirty not to mention my face and arms and work table! Charcoal everywhere!  Here's what I came up with:
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrappy Chic Cafe

I am proud and excited to announce that I am on the Design Team for Scrappy Chic Cafe!  the grand opening of this fabulous store/site is today, August 15 at 10:30 am Pacific time (9:30 central). Christine Holleman, owner of the Cafe store and blog, is a good friend and lover of all things scrappy. Please check out the site and join if you like what you see!  We are going to have a lot of fun, learn new techniques and find motivation and inspiration at Scrappy Chic and I'm soo happy to be a part of this quickly growing scrapbooking site!  Won't you join me???   Click on the Scrappy Chic Cafe on the left of the post and head on over to see what fabulous treats are in store for us!

Monday, August 9, 2010


This is a layout of my Granny.  This woman was the center of our family and when she died it changed the lives of all of those who loved her.  The small picture was taken in about 1967 and it is of me, my sister Dana and brother Todd.  I'm not sure when the bigger photo was taken but I just love it!   I used papers from my Swirlydoos August kit for this page, all from Creative Imaginations. I inked the big Prima flower with Broken China Tim Holtz distress ink so it would match  the papers.  I used a Heidi Swapp distress tool to disress the edge of the background paper, although you cant really see it in this shot.  The old camera is a diecut from my stash.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy and Sweet

This is a layout I did today of my step grandson Gregory! O heck, he's my GRANDson...I hate the word STEP grandson....he's my son's wife's child and in my son's eye's he is his silly step anything! I love him...he's such a cute, loving little thing...I made the lollipops by punching out circles and cutting them in swirls with scissors. I used pipe cleaners for the sticks.  Lots of Martha Stewart supplies here! And I love the Bingo card by Jenni Bolin