Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Garden of Wishes for 2021

I've signed up for the year long Wanderlust 2021 course from Everything Art.  This is class #2.  It is from Laly Mille which focuses on growth and gratitude. I did a two page journal spread.  In addition to the overall paper collage technique, she demonstrated how to paint the white flowers.  Underneath the paper collage, I've written my intentions for 2021.  The acrylic paint flowers with paper centers represent my garden of  wishes. I made it my own by feathering the flowers and adding pink and blue flowers in a different style. My garden could not be complete without a fairy and a butterfly.

I shared this with

Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook group where one of January's prompts is to make your own flowers.  The Gecko Galz images are from Pixie Chicks digital stamps and Butterfly Wings collage sheet.

Avenue 613 Create January Anything Goes I'm #215

Mixed Media Challenge Blog January Hope Grows Everywhere  2nd entry located at #8

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Longing for Family and Travel in 2021

Happy 2021 New Year!  I'm delighted to put 2020 behind me.  The year started out great with many wonderful moments and adventures, but I've been shut at home since mid-March.  I'm looking forward to a brighter 2021. 

The January prompt at Art Journal Journey is My Favourite Things.

Family, traveling, and art are among my favorite things which I combined into this two page art journal spread. I hope to get back to doing those things in 2021--a new beginning after COVID is under control. And hope springs eternal that I will get to England some day to see where my parents were married.

Inspiration for the layering is from Mary Beth Shaw of Stencilgirl Products who offers " art along" sessions on her FaceBook page which are taped and can be done at any time.  You may recognize some Tim Holtz products--tissue paper, stencil, washi tape and paper dolls. I layered in some drywall tape, old sheet music, and a cut up Basic Grey scrapbook paper.  Waves across the ocean are a STAMPlorations ARTplorations FOILED stencil.


More Than Words: Main January Challenge:  Beginnings and Washi Tape #1

STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge #4

Mixed Media Academy Challenge Blog: January: Hope Grows Everywhere #1

My hope is to travel and to hug family again.  I took inspiration from 1) the texture of the elephant skin and patterns in the other pictures by using drywall tape and 2) from the sky--thinking of crossing the ocean to England.  I used the last 3 colors (no lilac).

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Birthday Card for My Hubby

I made this birthday card for my hubby.  I used the Every Day Heroes paper collection from Heartfelt Creations.


Cardz 4 Guyz #257 Birthday For Adult Male  I'm #24

Water Cooler Wednesday Challenge #297 Occasions I'm #10

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Coffee Card

Here's my second card for this week's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This time I'm featuring coffee.

Digital stamp is a freebie and the sentiment is from Caffeinated Christmas clear stamp set, both from blog super sponsor STAMPlorations (designed by Shery Russ).

I did a bit of digital coloring before printing the image; then used paper, markers, and pens from my stash.



I'm #429 HERE 

I'm #3851 HERE

CAS of Friday #192 Christmas  I'm #60 HERE

CD Plus Challenge #48 Anything Goes  I'm #4 HERE

Double D Challenges Pine Tress or Pinecones  I'm #25 HERE

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Hot Cocoa Card


Time for another great Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Here's my first entry:

This is my first slim line card.  


Archival Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink

Judith stamp (dot cluster)

Die-namics steel dies  Hot Cocoa Cups

solid cardstock from stash

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper


I'm #260   HERE

Creative Knockouts #375 Favorite Colour Combo  I'm  #4

OUTLAWZ Festive Fridays Oct 30-Nov 12 Christmas #75

Shopping Our Stash #432 Hot Drinks for Cold Nights  #23

Creations in Pink #27 Anything Goes Mostly in Pink #54

Monday, May 25, 2020

Corona Coffee

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

Freebie Coffee Gnome digi from blog hop Super Sponsor, JessicaLynnOriginal.  I digitally colored the gnome.

Digital papers and elements from Echo Park Spring.
Digital kitchen coffee stains from Brooke Gazarek at Pixel Scrapper.
Trash Hand font on cup and sentiment.

Entering this card at the Blog Hop here.  This is my second entry at #693

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pandemic Pizza Digital Scrapbook Page

The Spring//Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is underway.  

Blog Hop Super Sponsor, The Cat's Pajamas PaperArts, gave us some free digi files.  I used the bear graphic and the list from the Essential PJs Digi file to create a digital scrapbook page.  I digitally colored the graphic.

Frames and titles are from Designer Digitals.  The titles were freebies at one time from Kate Pertiet.  
The papers are from Digital Scrapbooking Studio: ManuScraps Unicorn Party.
Digital photos are of my daughter and her daughter. 

Entering the Hop here with my first make which is entry #370

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Special Holiday Card

In the midnight hour, I made 3 of these cards for our three adult children and their families.  I hand cut white paper for the snow, glued it up and added glitter.  
glitter, glitter everywhere!

Lawn Fawn Upon A Star stamp and die sets
Carta Bella Merry Christmas Sleigh die set
from stash:  
STAMPENDOUS Crystal Snow ultra fine white glitter  Archival Brilliance moonlight white embossing powder, Copics
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink


The Library Challenge: #49 Anthology--pick a previous book.  I chose All Creatures Great and Small  I'm 8 x

Winter Wonderland End of Year Anything Christmas Goes
I'm #221 x

Aud Sentiments Challenge:  #242 Christmas/Winter plus a sentiment I'm 177 x

Crimbo Crackers #200 Couples I'm 8 x

Cute Card Thursday #614 Anything Goes I'm 48 x

Christmas at Sweet Stampin:   December Critters I'm 54 x

Cuttlebug Mania  Light  I''m 5 x

Shopping Our Stash  #410 Happy Holidays  I'm 123 x

Friday, December 27, 2019

Holiday Tags

Even though art is important to me, I never seem to have enough time for homemade cards at the holidays.  Here are some quick tags I was able to put together. I made 6 of these for art friends, but have photos of 4. 

I used some Julie Nutting Hancock Park patterned tags as a base for my holiday tags.  Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Christmas Paper Dolls were the inspiration for my themes.  It was great to use all the bits and bobs I've collected over the years for the finishing touches.  


More Mixed Media Challenge Anything Goes  Optional White  I'm 27 x

A Vintage Journey: Holly Jolly I'm 38 x

Winter Wonderland End of Year Anything Christmas Goes
I'm 217 x

Aud Sentiments Challenge#242 Christmas/Winter plus a sentiment I'm 169 x

CRAFT Challenge Blog:  #539 Christmas the last stretch 
I'm #48 x

Through the Purple Haze #162 Let It Snow I'm 57 x

{PIN}spirational Challenge #254  I'm 12 x

Friday, November 8, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Final

Here is my last card for the Fall-Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I used a digital image from super sponsor JessicaLynnOriginal and a stamped sentiment from super sponsor STAMPlorations.  I watercolored the digital image and added glitter pen to the red bow and berries. 

I cut a slit to create a gift card holder before mounting onto Graphic 45 patterned paper.  Then everything was placed on a red greeting card,

Entering this card here:

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