Recently learned

That my photos are dark when viewing my blog. I am so sorry. Thank you to those who let me know! I have been taking photos with my iPad NOW I will post using my Rebel only. I am glad today is another great sunny day where I have learned yet something else about the scrapping world!


Mom, Today We Are Singing Your Praises

This 80s rocker came from Whimsey Doodles! They are definitely one of my favorite places to get digis! I thought with this sentiment that popped in my head it was a perfect combination! Inside the card it says mom, your a Rock Star! (Now, if only the pay was the same.....lol).

I coloured this 80s chick in prismacolor pencil crayons on 110 lb Cardstock. I used more greys than black in order to get shading. I then blended with gamesol and tortillions or blending stumps. I used stickles on her belt, heart and hat bow. I used a distress tool to tatter the rectangle edges. I used bazill Cardstock and Belva Blvd. scraps. The sentiment was cut to look like a long flag and attached with the Tim holtz tiny attacher. I used foam tape for dimension :)

Inside the card the sentiment "Mom, your a Rock Star! Was also cut like a double ended flag and glued.

Happy Birthday in Rainbow

This card ended up being a spin off of the Its Your Day! The stamps were just sitting there waiting to be used and pop into my head this card went...lol

I stamped this Stampin up sentiment in rainbow ink pad. I matted the sentiment in bazill black Cardstock. Using the birthday set, I embossed the birthday sentiment and punched it out with a punch. Matted that in orange paper and punched double holes in each end, creating the triangular floss endings. I used embroidery floss to wrap around the card. I liked the solid color with all the color varieties on the card already. Hope you enjoy!

Have a great evening y'all


It's Your Day

This little monkey comes from C.C.Designs- All That Scraps. Christine makes the cutest creations! He is offering the recipient a delicious cupcake...lets face it cupcakes are good anytime!

I used My Minds Eye background paper. Plain Cardstock that were cut with spell binders. The ribbon trim is unknown as it was in the lamp making section at a discount store. The brown trim paper comes from Belva blvd. The monkey was coloured with copics. The monkey was coloured with E's and the cupcake bottom was too. I used dark reds for the cherry and light pink for the cupcake top. I put stickles, glam pink on the frosting. I used star on black to stamp the Stampin up sentiment on washi tape from Heidi swap.

Inside the card I stamped a Stampin up happy birthday sentiment. And used some more My Minds Eye and Belva blvd. as usual I had a great time creating a sweet monkey birthday card!


Very nervous......

Last night I threw my hat in the ring for a design team! I am very nervous about it- oh well at least I tried:). It is sunny and warming quickly! Have a fantastic everyone



Mother's Day Abigail

Woot, woot! I got two cards completed today!

Ohhhh I love these Images! I have a large assortment of digital images from All That Scraps! I love, love, love the product that comes from that store! This Mother's Day card on the outside just looks cute! I used copics to color Abigail. Bobunny is the pink matting. I used Recollections gems on her hair, tie and mushrooms. The ribbon is American Crafts.

The inside of the card has a sentiment I found in a book. It says MOM: magnificent, outstanding, marvellous that's you! The dark pink strips are also bobunny.

Have a great day!

Mom... Your the Best

This card image is from Clear dollar stamps (cleardollarstamps.com). The horse even has a cute name....Charlaine horse, isn't she just sweet. This is the first in the Mothers Day series I plan on doing. I am hoping that I can finish 10 cards in the next week. I sure hope I can get it done.

Charlaine was coloured in copics. The pie she is carrying is poped up on dimensionals. She was cut with Stampin up ovals, then mounted on My Mind's Eye: Alphabet Soup, Little Princess. The background is also from the same line. The ribbon is Champaign From Maya Arts. The sentiment came from my brain. I looked at the image rather then the sentiments that come with the stamps. I felt it still suited the image:).

I hope you enjoy the card for today!

Find Joy Everyday

This sentiment and card are from Birdie Brown. The owner, Torico, always has great freebies but her digis are amazing! She is a wonderful artist. I thought this card was a great 'Just Because' card. It was coloured with copics and I used dusty concord from Tim Holtz to edge it in purple.

I chose to put the sentiment inside the card and use it as an embellishment as well. I used stickles in purple and ice lemonade. To help the camera pop I used Glossy Accents for the lens, eye hole and flash. It is sunny and cold here today. If you are having a similar day craft this morning and get outside in the afternoon, hopefully it will warm up. :)


Music response

This art journal piece popped into my head as soon as I read the prompt. I am a die hard Nickleback fan and have followed them since I heard CURB. <3 them! This song hits at the core of who I am and wish I could be better about being! Coming together as a whole is always better than a part or a single person.

I started this art journal with gesso, once dry I turned the book upside down and wrote the lyrics in a water soluable solution so that when sprayed it would distort, similar to jotting down a poem or letter on the fly. Then i sprayed the work with tattered angels mist in green and blue. The lyrics were written upside down as I feel that is the state of the wold at present on this issue.

The challenge also wanted to see paper piecing; however, I used material instead. I free hand cut the "world" and continents. Then I cut the heart out of felt. One of my favourite parts of the song is toward the end when Chad Kroeger sings: And the drumbeat carries on, echoes from Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Joey Moi? (Just like a heartbeat)....and in true rockband essence, my heart has wings....lol. The various coloured hands represent the diversity of the world coming together to help the world stabilize. My hand is the most present as it is my art and interpretation of the song: When we stand together.


What does being BRAVE mean to you?

The next round of Art journaling came from the question what do you think bravery is? I took a very personal approach to this question. Being a diabetic is one thing but living with someone with diabetes is bravery!

I used a gritty medium that I painted with my finger. I love getting this down for others to read. It was amazing because I just let the pen do the talking.

Art Journal....first but not my last:)

Well I must say that I tried Art Journaling and immediately fell in love! I guess the first thing that I learned was layers make the biggest difference. At SOS there are challenges posted that help or prompt you to think about a creation. This one was a word that encompassed the year. My word is possible....ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!


Ps I got my hands covered in mess and I LOVE it! I look forward to more messy art time...lol


Challenge #1 at SOS

This is my favourite because I love the paper company Echo Park, in particular, love the color combination. It has a little bling and is a bit messy because of the torn and inked edges. I completed this LO for a friend. It is her DD with the happy feet! :)


Snowmen in April...

These little cuties began as a seasonal swap; however, I thought they were so cute I made some for Christmas too! They were easy enough to make- I started with the top toe die from stampin up and used a couple of punches, chalk, google eyes and embossing folder (not sure which one). And.......a little glue........Voila! Creations made for next season have officially begun....lol.
( idea from Pinterest)

Flying By to say 'HI'

This little hummingbird is a Dustin Pike line art drawing! He does such an amazing job on all his art work! I LOVE it! I coloured the image with copics on C.C. Designs Cardstock. I have to gush over this Cardstock. IT IS UNBELIEVABLE! I simply love coloring on it and mistakes are soooo forgivable.

The flower design comes from stampin up dies; for both the bloom around the bird and the card shape. Kaiserkraft Gem bling and I wrote the sentiment. This was a fun card to put together because I got to practice more copic coloring! Have a super over the top kinda day!

Sending Hugs to You!

This card uses All that Scraps, Abigail. They are presently having a card challenge for winged things! I used colorbok Cardstock, I love Elsie card, MM rub ons, Martha Stewart punches with Doodle bug glitter. I used copics to color the little fairy image


Rain boots swap

I am involved in a split coast stampers swap. It is entered around seasons......so I decided to do something with boots- rain boots! No real special products except the stamp set comes from Stampin' up.

Have a great day


This card was another I made from the stash swap! Wooooooot wooooot I am so glad that I participated in the Maritime craft swap as it was so much fun!

Hold On......

These clouds will pass.

We all have had days where the day or event will never pass. They always do pass but when your in the event it feels as though life has dealt a rotten card! This image came in a swap from a friend. It was a super easy card to make, just added a little twine and brad...hiho hiho we are all done yet another card;)

Snowman Pendant

I had a blast making this cutie! The snowman was made with Fimo clay. I put black seed beads in the eyes and after it was baked I painted them black. I used American Crafts twine, Heidi swap crystals and copic markers for the nose. The beads are all from various places and I used split rings to make the chain. It was a learning curve that was steep but I loved learning to put together beaded charms;)

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