Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Love is for EVERYDAY!!

I love it when I become inspired by a piece of paper, an object,
or product. And the an idea begins to perk~O~late in my head.

....but lately I have had SOOOO many deadlines I had to meet.....
so I had to let this one bang around in there for a while.

So......what was my inspiration for this little dittie????
My Sweet Valentine collection by Reminisce!!

I know....I know
VALENTINES DAY has come and gone....
but we should tell people 
regardless of the day!!!

When I finally had a FREE MOMENT.....
I let the creative process begin.....
along with the scrumptious papers....
I pulled out some Canvas Corp~Kraft Envelopes....
a sheet or two of Flute Paper....
a bit of Tissue Stock...
a couple tubs of Viva Colour ~ Inka Gold...
......CMC Mini Pearl Daisies!!!

.....and a couple Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces parts!!

Using the Splash of "Words"...
I finished it off.....

"My Heart.....time is...
{{you & me}} OURS!

sooooo......I encourage you....
make sure the last words
you say to those precious ones in your life is....

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Gift of Life......

As you may have heard me say.....
MANY a time.... a GREAT thought diverter!!!!

Well, today was one of those days!!

I was soooo INSPIRED by

....SOOOOO....I ran away to my creative world.

Here is what I came up with.....

It's kinda where I am right now.....
Not taking ANY THING in LIFE for granted....
it is ALL A GIFT!

....the FAMILY I am blessed with! is the gift of CREATIVITY!!

....and without being proud....
I THANK God that he granted me
......the gift of LIFE
....and CREATIVITY!!

When I stand before God at the end of my life, 

I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, 
and could say, "I used everything you gave me."  
~Erma Bombeck

Elements Collection

Splash of Color
Viva Colour
Sand/Gold ~ Stone Effect Paste
Olive ~ Precious Metal Effect Paint
Crackle Base Coat ~ for Porous Surfaces
White ~ Crackle Paint
Champagne ~ German Glitter
Light Moss ~ Paper Pen
Spanish Moss ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
Pearl Gold ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist

Studio 490 ~ Wendy Vecchi
White ~ Embossing Paste
Lovely Leaves ~ Stencils for Art
Outdoor Art ~ Art Parts

Other Supplies
White Gesso ~ Golden
Kraft paper ~ Canvas Corp
Jute ~ Canvas Corp
Black Gesso ~ Ranger
Sepia Archival Ink ~ Ranger
Multi Medium ~ Claudine Hellmuth ~ Ranger
White Out ~ Maya Road
Paper Cord ~ May Arts
Misc Thickers ~ American Crafts

Friday, February 15, 2013


I am SOOOOO excited to announce that I have been chosen
to be a part of the 2 Crafty Design Team.


So without further delay, it is with extreme delight that I announce
 the 2Crafty Design Team for 2013.

Heather Jacob – Australia (Design Team Member)
Lindy Gillespie  – Australia (Design Team Member)
Lynne Forsythe – USA (Design Team Member)
Nicole Doiron – Canada (Design Team Member)
 Sarah Groen – New Zealand (Design Team Member)


Di Garling – Australia (Design Team Coordinator)
Chantal Vandenberg – Australia (Design Team Member)
Elena Olinevich – Belarus (Design Team Member)
Keren Tamir - Canada (Design Team Member)

to be able to represent this company!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hearts Heal!!

Today....Is Valentine's Day!

But for some people this
can be a very hard day...
no cards
no flowers
no chocolate...

but I'm here to say..... put a smile on
buy a card
some chocolateS
and maybe even flowers....

and Bless yourself
or some one you know!!

It'll help your "HEART HEAL"

Let the rays of your heart shine on all who pass by. 
~Terri Guillemets

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Me...

I had the opportunity

to pull out some of my
favorite "hoarded" scrapbooking papers.
You know....those ones that you
TOTALLY fell in love with when you acquired them.
Then you LOVING put them away,
waiting for the PERFECT opportunity,
the PERFECT picture,
the PERFECT project
to come your way,
so that you could use them,
to only shake your head and say "NAHHHH!!"
Well, I decided to ACTUALLY
use some of those papers. 

Here is what I came up with...


I began my canvas with a mixture
of IOD ~ Beach Cottage
IOD ~ Loolah and
IOD ~ Devotion

cut into various size rectangles
and adhered to the canvas.

This is where the "layering" began.
Using the Bon Soir stencil
I lathered on some gesso.
A bit of vintage lace.
A few spritzs of Seafoam and
Sweet Whisper
Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.
Blobs of Emperor's Gold
Silks Acrylic Glaze
Dabs of Cinnamon
Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrate.


To create the heart,
I adhered a piece of IOD paper
to a piece of chipboard,
embossed it,
spritzed it,
sanded it,
distrezzed it
and colored the edges.


And what would one of my creations be
it if didnt' have a flower!!???!?!
I chose a Petaloo Canvas Flower,
spritzed it with water,
dipped the edges in
Sweet Whisper ~
Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist.
I then took a paint brush
and added Seafoam ~
Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
to the center of the flower.
When it was all dry
I stamped on the flower
with Emperor's Gold
Silks Acrylic Glaze.
How about those leaves.
Layers of Silks Acrylic Glaze
Olive Vine
Emperor's Gold.
I challenge you....
pull out those "hoarded" papers
and put them to use!!
You may just
love what you come up with!!! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Le Jardin

Le Jardin by Marah Johnson
is a fun, funky collection with great colors and images.


I chose to get a bit Artsy with my layout using this collection.
There was alot of mixing, spritzing,
image transfers and vintage lace going on!!


I cut the banner pieces from the Le Jardin paper and
image transfered them onto pieces of canvas,
along with 3 different Butterflies.


Then the color mixing began!!
Viva Colour ~ Haematite and Lava Red ~ Inka Gold
I used this mixture in a watered down state to dip the banner
pieces in, to color the Mini Pearl Daises.
In a slighty thicker state,
I removed blobs of each Inka Gold with my Palette Knife,
and mixed in a wee bit of water
then spread it through the Floral Stencil.
I did this process 4 times to create the three dimensional flower,
each layer cut out slightly smaller than the last


I also created a Funky card with this collection.
I cut out various images from the Seedlings paper and
accented them with Inka Gold.



The background paper was created by dipping the backside of the
Dragonfly paper in the left over watered down
Inka Gold mixture from my layout.
I hope you have enjoyed this collection as much as I have!!

Le Jardin Collection
Le Jardin
Roses are Red
Sticker Sheet

Viva Colour
Inka Gold
30098 ~ Haematitie
30100 ~ Lava Red
30099 ~ Steel Blue
30095 ~ Green/Yellow
30097 ~ Violet
30101 ~ Old Silver
30094 ~ Copper

Precious Metal
30111 ~ Gold

Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
29041 ~ Spanish Moss
26411 ~ Pearl Gold

28380 ~ Nature Stencil 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine ATC's

Did you know there has been an AMAZING BLOG HOP
going on with Petaloo and Authentique?!?!?!
Both Design Teams have been ROCKIN' THE HOUSE!!

Thought I'd share with you what I created for the HOP!!


Can I just say.....
I have had soooo much fun creating with the
Darjeeling Valentine Flowers and
Authentique's ~ Lovely Collection.
My first creation was a Valentines Card.
And it just wouldn't be me if I didn't add a little color
.....her and there!
I pulled out a few containers of Inka Gold
and a paint brush and let the FUN begin,
coloring anything I could get my hands on
Then I got to thinking....
I wanted to create a little "something" different
to give to those I love....


....and once I got started


I just couldn't....




making them!!!


I had soooo MUCH FUN....
I created a video tutorial on how
on how I created
sooo... so you could make them, too!!

Product Used:
Dahalias ~ Hyacinth
Mini Pearl Daisies ~ Hyacinth
Mini Daisies ~ Hyacinth
Mini Daisies ~ Red Raspberry
 Beaded Hatpins ~ Fuschia

Splash of Color
Viva Colour
Inka Gold ~ Old Silver
Lava Red, Haemitite
Corrugated ATC's

Lovely Collection