Monday, December 23, 2013

Got Caffeine???

Last week Sunday was our Cult Christmas Party...I meet every month with a group of friends to scrapbook and create....we call it our cult.  We each made 10 gift card holders and then had to guess who made which one.  These are mine.  I cut the cup with the Love You A Latte Cricut cartridge and used the stamp and die from The Stamps of Life called coffe4two.  I used Close to My Hearts Kraft, Colonial White and Olive Cardstock, the Cranberry bakers twine. These work great for coffee gift cards. 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Downward Dog

I have been taking a Christian based yoga class at church.  We are breaking for the holidays and I wanted to thank our awesome instructor for her amazing classes so I found this image online and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I think she turned out really cute and Brenna was thrilled to receive it.  I find it very relaxing to sit and color and have decided I need to do it more often!!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Heard You Caught a Bug

One of my precious Awana clubbers is real sick with a high fever and had to make a trip to the emergency room:(   so I wanted to send him a card to let him know I was praying for him.  I used Taylored Expressions Wheeling Great stamp Set.....  It is a very cute VW Bug with die and cute sentiments.  Here is the card I made...

I hope it cheers him up and that my prayers are answered and I get to see his smiling face on Wednesday!!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am doing my first craft fair!!

Yes, I am doing my first craft fair on Saturday..yikes...I am nervous and very excited.   I will be selling handmade Christmas cards, frames, decorated blocks and necklaces. Here are some of the necklaces I made to sell...

Here are the decorated blocks I made...

I will post pictures of my table and let you know how it went!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Stamps of Life

I have been following Stephanie Barnard's YouTube channel for some time.  I purchased the Coffee4two a few years back at the Scrapbook Expo.  I love her and her stamps and artwork and have been fighting the urge to sign up for her stamp of the month club...well I gave in and have joined and also added the die hard club to my membership;)

I made time to play with my stamps and dies so here is what I created...

The first 2 cards I used the coffee4two stamp and die sets

This card was made using the onesie4baby stamp set and die 

For the cards I used Close to My Heart Babycakes Paper Pack and inks.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Square 1 Masterpiece Projects

I have been playing with this awesome product made by Square 1 Masterpiece.  "It is a safe alternative to vinyl and is the first completely cleanly removable, repositionable, restickable, acid and PVC free adhesive backed fabric that will take all your home decor, DIY and crafting to new levels!"

You print with an ink jet printer and then stick where ever you want. I was meeting with my scrappin cult buddies and decided to make us all a cult member bag.  I took a group picture I had and printed with some added graphics and waalaa...instant cult bag.  I heat set it on the bag hoping the adhesive would become permanent...I will let you know if it worked.  Square 1 Masterpiece does have an iron on but I do not have it yet.  

I also took a piece of my artwork and printed it up and made a bag just for is a self portrait I did in a Joanne Sharpe online class I how it turned out.   

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Yikes..It's been awhile!!

Wow, time is flying by and I have been so busy with my other Close to My Heart blog that I have neglected this one:(

I wanted to share some pendents I had made...I was really having problems with photographing them so I only got one picture that was post worthy.  While in CA visiting Mom I bought some ICE Resin to play with and can I just say how great this product is!!  It is so easy to use and foolproof...I mean if I can do it anyone can;)  Here is one of the pendents I made..

For the background I used some of my alcohol inked papers.  The turtle and pendent blank is from Spellbinders.  I used beads for the "turtle bubbles".  I have to admit the it is prettier in person...the camera and I were at war with trying to get this picture.  I think I need to take a class on how to photograph jewelry!!!

Thanks for hopping by...hopefully it will not be such a long time between posts:)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I am trying to live each day with a grateful heart so I made this canvas as a daily reminder!

I choose JOY:)  Thanks for hopping by:)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wow, time flies!!!

It has been quite awhile...I do have a good excuse though!!  I went to visit my Mom in California and while I was there (thank goodness!!) she got really sick and ended up in the hospital...she scared me to death!!  All is well and she is improving everyday.  I am back home and trying to get caught up.  We had a big event at church the day after I arrived home so it was go go go for awhile:)  While in California I was able to attend the Create Mixed Media Retreat and I took 4 amazing much fun and boy did I need the break:)  I took a class with Joanne was painting on fabric and then free motion stitching the designs....can I just say it is addictive!!!!  Here are some of the pieces I made...

I need to stitch down the binding on this one and free motion stitch the one below. 

 I will post about my other classes later.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Do You Wanna Swap...

I have been taking part in these fun swaps that ScrappyHappiness has been doingHere are my lastest creations...

This was a dress form with a long and short dress. 


Below is my Altered Rolodex Card.

Here is my Summer ATC Card.  

I have had so much fun doing these swaps.  

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Jumping into Water......color

I have been playing a bit with my watercolors and here are some of the pieces I have done.

This first one is my interpretation of a picture I saw online.

The next four are ones I did after watching Jane LaFazio's video from Interweave.  I did the pear while watching the video.  She is a great teacher!!


These next ones are using what I learned from Martha Lever's Color Drops Flowers Online Class.
 I have not decided if I want to add the black sketching to this one or not. 

Needless to say I was have so much fun playing with my watercolors!  Thanks for hopping by:)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tracy Weinzapfel's April 2013 Creative Dare - FIVE WORDS

Tracy does Mixed Media Monday's and has started doing a monthly dare..this month was "Five Words"  I kept putting it off and finally while watching her yesterday I finally got to work.  Here is my entry. 

I used Faber Castell Gelatos, old book paper and my words were printed from my computer.  I love sunflowers and this just makes me smile:) 

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Cry Babies

I saw these Mo Manning's Cry Babies Digital Stamps and just had to have them.  Here are the cards I made using them.  I colored them with my Copic markers.  


I also could not resist "A Big Whoop" digital stamp  I made this card for one of my Awana Clubbers who had surgery and could not come for a few weeks.  This card is welcoming her back...we missed her precious little self:)

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Happy Belated Easter!

I had every intention to get this posted before at least on Easter!!!  Well as you can tell I am late...late...late....
I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  Mine was great!!! I attended a wonderful Good Friday Service, a Passover Dinner on Saturday and then a beautiful Easter service on Sunday.  I was basking in the glory of our Risen King:)  

Here is an Easter watercolor I did ....I have been taking a Pocket Sketching DVD class by Kath Macaulay

It is a great class and she is a wonderful teacher.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Took The Plunge

I took the plunge into the's my first duckling in was so fun to watch it transform:)  Cannot wait to paint all of them.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art of Spring

I am a class junkie....I LOVE taking online art classes!!!!!  One of the classes I am taking is Junelle Hallstrom Jacobsen's Art of Spring Class She is doing this class in conjunction with Christy Tomlinson.  We are learning to sketch ducklings, bunnies, and all things related to spring and I wanted to share some of my sketches....

I am loving the ducklings but my bunnies not so much.  Now I have to paint them....yikes...I am nervous about that but keep telling myself "there are no mistakes, just learning experiences":)

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