Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I took a play day escape......

Hello Peeps.....
Thanks bunches for takin' the time to stop by!
I have to say....
....the last six months have been..... I decided to make my soul happy.....
The sun was shining and just to nice to waste.
I headed to one of my FAVORITE antique stores
Chris Curran Antiques in Bethlehem, NH.
It's my favorite because you have to look 
in EVERY nook and cranny
As I's all about the HUNT!

......then I stumbled onto this box of Fabric Dye.
I remarked about the bottles and was told the story behind the bottles. They came from a "Shoe Fix It" shop. Mom and Pop type place.  You know....from BACK IN THE DAY....when you actually repaired the shoes you owned because it may be the ONLY pair you own! While listening to the story, I began looking through the wide array of colors and decided to pick a few.
After all, it was Fabric Dye....right down my alley. RIGHT!??!?

BONUS: The shopkeeper was nice enough to make sure all the bottles opened.

I was beginning to get a bit excited, you see, I had already stumbled upon a LARGE spool of thread...

So I knew what I needed to do.
Buy my goodies and head home to play!

So, I pulled off a few arms length of thread
and spritzed it with water.
Then, I sucked up a bit of the dye into a pipette
and dropped the color onto the thread.

LOOK at the yummie colors.

I had to take it a step further
and use a bit of the dyed thread on one of my ATC'S that I had laying around.
I used a bit of the orange, all bunched up, behind the flower

....and the green thread, to make a LOOPY Bow!

 They were the PERFECT accents for my Art Card!!

I wanted to leave you with one last find....

...and the radio was playing!

I hope you enjoyed my day of play day escape...

Once again.....THANK you for stopping by.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fall Inspired Napkin Rings

I was inspired to create a Fall I did!

I typically make a pumpkin every fall but this year I've chosen to take it up a notch and make Napkin Rings and Coasters.

Watch how I created the "paper" using......

ArtFoamie Stamps,
Tattered Angels ~ High Impact Paints
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Modeling paste and 6x6 Stencil
Canvas Corp ~ papers

I hope you will take a peek!!

Thank you sooo MUCH for stoppin' by!
Be Creative

Art by Marlene ~ HexaGone, Leaf Geo
N Studio ~ Weave
Rebekah Meier Designs ~ Patio Tile

Tattered Angels
High Impact Paint

Canvas Corp
Tissue Stock ~ Kraft, White and French Script

The Crafter’s Workshop
Spotted Stencil 6x6

Grecian Gold Modeling Paste


Rebekah Meier Designs
Mixed Media Medium

6x6 Transfer Foil ~ Old Gold

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mixed Media Mania YT Hop ~ Fall 2018

Howdy Folks.....I am super EXCITED and extremely HUMBLED 
to be apart of the Mixed Media Mania Fall 2018 YouTube Hop!
Featuring incredible Mixed Media artists
and a slew of Amazing Prizes from the following sponsors.......


Here is a SNEAK PEAK.....of my journal spread!

Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop, ArtFoamies, Tattered Angels, Art Journal, Ranger Ink, Lynne Forsythe

My video can be found HERE

To go to the BEGINNING of the YouTube Hop go HERE

I will also be giving away a prize package....

Comment on my Video and Subscribe to my YTchannel
to be in the running!!
for my prize and other GREAT prizes!!

RANGER (sponsor)
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage

ARTFOAMIES (sponsor)
Art by Marlene ~ Circle Salad  Fenced

Canvas Corp Brands
Glimmer Glam ~ Rustic & Camel

The Crafter's Workshop
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Spun Sugar
Black Licorice
Kale Smoothie
Raspberry Sorbet

Stencil ~ Brick Background

White Gesso
Light & Fluffy

Official Contest Blurb :
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All other prizes are international eligible unless otherwise stated by individual artists.
Prizes will be awarded on a random basis using a number generator from comments on videos.
Contest runs from 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time October 5th 2018 to 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time October 11th 2018.
Winners announced October 19th 2018 via &
To enter to win:
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Friday, April 27, 2018

A play day.....

Sometimes LIFE can become overwhelming....
when it happens to me
To go to my happy place and find some PEACE!

 After hoping along the Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop
I was inspired to pull out a canvas and to use some BRIGHT colors.
The colors also fell in line with the
Our Mixed Media Moods so it seem PERFECT!

Can I scared me!! So much so, I ran to my kitchen sink,
pulled out a scrub brush and 
scrubbed off as much color as I could.

and I could see my background of collaged vintage papers.

To tone it down a tad more, I covered the canvas with
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage
When it was dry, I added a very light layer of White Gesso.

From this point on....I went into full CREATE MODE
which to me means.....just create with out documenting!

I used the Butterfly Collage Stencil and applied
a mixture of Light and Fluffy with Champagne Modeling Paste
mixed with......wait for it.....sand!

I accented my canvas with various colored Prills
and one of my FAVORITE stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my FREE CREATE ~ PLAY DAY
I know I did and I LOVE IT!

The Crafter's Workshop
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Spun Sugar
Raspberry Sorbet
Blue Jellybean

Mixed Media 
Light and Fluffy
Champagne Gold Modeling Paste
White Gesso

Butterfly Collage

Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession

Ranger Ink
Multi Medium ~ Matte
Distress Collage Medium ~ Vintage


Friday, April 20, 2018

Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop

Can I say.....I am OVER THE MOON excited!!
I was asked to participate in a Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop with
a whole bunch of FABULOUS creatives.
I am both, HONORED and HUMBLED. 

HOW IT WORKS: - The hop will run for 1 week.
Starting April 20th @ 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time - Each stop will have at least two prizes :
1) winner’s choice of digital images being released this week
2) a grab bag of Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps.

Ana Bondu Rueda Blu Kissmycreative (Sam) Carisa Zglobicki (Inky Fairy Designs) Corrie Herriman DeeDee Catron Fiona Paltridge Heather - Kraaft Shaak Irit Landgraf Jamie Dougherty Jenn Engle Keren Tamir Keri Sallee Kim Dellow Lynne Forsythe Miranda Edney Nicole Watson Shawn Petite Tiffany Solorio Tina Walker Tusia Lech Zoey Scarpeli

- Sponsor prizes will be rewarded on a random basis chosen via by Carisa & DeeDee from different stops along the way. - PRIZES will be awarded on May 4th. Winners will be announced on DeeDee's Blog: Carisa's Blog:
Prizes include: 7 Dots Studio : $35 Prize Pack AALL & Create : $25 Gift Certificate Amazing Casting Products : Clear Resin & Amazing Mold Putty Blitsy : $50 Gift Certificate Canvas Corp Brands : Prize Pack of 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels Carabelle Studio : Prize Pack DecoArt : DecoArt Media Starter Kit Gel Press : Pack of Petite Printing Plates style B Marabu : 2 Prize Packs of $50 Value Ranger Ink : Prize Pack Thermoweb : $25 Gift Certificate

EVERY STOP UmWowStudio : Winner’s Choice of Digital Downloads Viva las VegaStamps! : $10 Grab Bag of UnMounted Rubber Stamps

My YouTube Channel Make sure to LIKE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE
Watch my video to see my giveaway......

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Family for Life.....US

Hey my friends.....
I am finally home after a WONDERFUL relaxing time in Florida
having fun in the sun and visiting family.
Upon my return, I quickly flipped everything to leave for a 
Scrappy Weekend where I taught 3 classes. 
I returned home to get to go to my 
Favorite 4 year olds Birthday Party.

TODAY, I took some me time and had a bit of free creating.
I had this canvas that needed to be redone....
So I grabbed it and let the process just flow...
no videos, no cameras....just creating!!

There is layer upon layer upon layer....
some East Coast sand I brought home from Florida,
a little bit of Seth Apter's Baked Textures,
and Bon Bon and Night Sky Glimmer Glam.
I dropped the colors onto the canvas with a pipette
and moved with various Glimmer Mists.

My sister captured this precious moment of
my FAVORITE niece and I
at my Grandson party.

I knew I wanted to preserve it on canvas
and it just went WONDERFULLY with the canvas.

I cut out our images and adhered them on
a piece of manhandled burlap.

I colored the flowers using various layers of the
Night Sky and Bon Bon Glimmer Glam.
For the leaves I painted on a layer of Night Sky,
when dry I added another layer of Lime Cordial Glam.

I tied a piece of jute around the canvas.

I dug out some of my cardboard letters
and spritzed them with Bronze Glimmer Mist.

This is.......Us!
I hope you enjoyed my creative journey.....
I know it was good for my soul!

Products Used:
Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam
Bon Bon
Lime Cordial
Night Sky

Glimmer MistBronze
Crushed Shells
Crocheted Doily

The Crafter's WorkshopLight and Fluffy
White Gesso
TCW 554 Butterfly Collage

Seth Apter/Emerald Creek
The Altered Page

Baked Texture
Deep Sea

Florida East Coast Beach Sand

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pantone Color of the Year ~ Ultra Violet

Welcome to the Pantone Color of the year ~ Ultra Violet challenge.
I have to say....violet or purple is not my favorite color to work with!
So, I decided to just jump in with both feet......
I pulled out a piece of Canvas Corp ~TissueStock
several stencils and a couple of colors of Violet
and a few tubs of The Crafter's Workshop ~ Modeling Paste
and began layering the colors.

As I said previously, I REALLY struggled with the purple.
So, to help tone it down a bit,
 I pulled out a bit of Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Glam ~ Bon Bon
and dropped color onto my "made paper".

....even with all the layers, the TissueStock was still a bit flimsy
so I decided to adhered it to a piece of vintage sheet music.

As I was diggin' in my 'Tovers pile,
I found another piece of "made paper" with the same color palette
and a light bulb came on in my head.

I began to tear up my "made paper" and
adhered it to my found 'Tovers "made paper".

But, I still wasn't  TOTALLY happy so
I pulled out a bit of cheese cloth
and applied it to my "paper".

Then, I stenciled on a bit more of the Crafter's Workshop ~ Modeling paste.

...but it still wasn't quite finished yet.
So, I dropped a bit more "violet" onto my paper
and finished it off with some splatters
of The Crafter's Workshop ~ Gesso. I was happy with my "Made Paper".
I cut it up into ATCs and made a few cards.

Here are my finished Ultra Violet cards....

Hope you enjoyed my journey of "Ultra Violet".

Products Used
Canvas Corp
TissueStock ~ Ivory
Greeting Cards
Burlap ~ Natural

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam
Fast Violet
Bon Bon
Lime Cordial
Organic Garden

The Crafter's Workshop
Modeling Paste

White Pearl
Marcasite Silver

White Gesso

Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession
French Script

Multi Medium ~ Matte
Archival Ink ~ Jet Black