Monday, December 14, 2009

It has been a very long time -- but that is life!

It has been a very long time since I have been around to post. The semester is winding down for me and I am thrilled to have a little bit of "creative time" during my winter break. This weekend I decided that I deserved some well deserved scrapping time and I just PLAYED. Here are a few of my recent creations.

Hope you have a great holiday season. Be well!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New layout and a new scrapbooking tutorial

I purchased some canvas at the craft store the other day and it inspired me to get in my little craft studio to create something fun. In the page below added a painted canvas swatch to a scrapbook layout. It was fun to play with a new product and to stretch my creative muscles a tad. Check out the page below and the tutorial.

Hope you have a great weekend. It is rainy in my neck of the woods and there is a fall chill in the air. I love it! It is the perfect day to hang out at home and just relax. My kind of Saturday afternoon.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Feeling in the mood to scrap again!

Hey Yall! What's Up? It has been awhile but I am still breathing. We made a few changes around our home, starting with me taking over my boys' playroom. The folks that owned the home before us had two girls and transformed one of the spare rooms in a princess house. So we painted the pink princess room grey for our boys and moved in their trains, cars and legos. Well, over the last three years I have -- quite simply -- outgrown my scrap closet. I needed more space and the former "princess house" was the perfect room for me. SO I CLAIMED IT AS MY OWN. The boys have a new spot for their toys and I have my own studio/office. LOVE IT! So, come on in and take a look.

I found my table at Target (love them) and hubby found me the leather chair out the Pottery Barn outlet. Yes, the outlet is just 5 minutes from my home and very dangerous.

We have had the white shelving unit from IKEA for at least 4 years. It used to house the boys' toys and now it is home to all my craft goodies. YEA!
Initially, I was not sure how I was going to fit the sewing machine in the room but hubby found this white table/shelf at the CRATE AND BARREL outlet store. Yes, just minutes from the house. It was so perfect that it just had to come home with us.
Love my little painting corner and I confiscated the boys old white table. They use to eat on it in the kitchen but now they are both too big for it and it was stashed away in the storage room.
The little white sidetable was the last of our Pottery Barn outlet finds and it fits perfectly in that spot. I sooooo didn't buy everything at once but just kinda put the room together bit by bit over the last few months. I am happy with the end result and really enjoying having a room all to myself.

The space really is very conducive for creating scrapbook pages and painting. So much so, that I finally got myself together enough to create a video.
You can check me out creating the page on YOUTUBE. Below is the page that I created. And, guess what -- I had a blast creating the layout.

This is a pretty basic page but the clouds and the folded paper in a semi-circle add some visual interest. Let me know if you try a little paper folding and bending on a page. Hands down it is one of my "go to" techniques.

Well....I'm outta here for now! Love, hugs and peace!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thickers, Gesso and Paint.....Oh MY!

What do you do with your left-over thickers? You know the "q," "z," and "v." 

In the two layouts that I created above, I took all of my mismatched letters and numbers and covered them in several layers of Gesso and paint.  One is one canvass board and the other on paper. 


Monday, July 13, 2009


I am taking a mixed media art class with a local artist. It is so wonderful to learn new techniques and to immerse myself in "play." That is what I love about mixed media -- it is so freeing. 

Monday, June 29, 2009

I love my SISters at ScrapinStyleTV!!!!!!!!!!!

I just returned from Tennessee and I had the most fabulous time at SISLIVE09! So much laughter that my sides ache. Everyone was simply splendid and I am so glad that I went this year. Below is a short vid I took on Saturday night when it was very late and most normal people had gone to bed. Enjoy the silly pics, too!

LOVE to all!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It has been so longggggggggggg

You have no has been so long since I created a scrapbook layout. But no worries because although I have not scrapbooked in a very LONG time I have been very CREATIVE. I have been busy creating......mix-media art pieces. Yep, I have been painting and having a total blast. Here are my first pieces.

This final piece is not complete. Several days ago I created the background but have not yet been inspired to paint an image on it. I will wait until the inspiration HITS ME. I am learning patience along my creative journey. It is a WONDERFUL thing!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Smile or No Smile......

I know it has been weeks since I have posted. You know how it goes - life gets in the way of blogging. Soon (very soon) I will have more time to share scrapbooking tips and I plan to make weekly tutorials this summer. I want share what LITTLE bit I have learned over the years and perhaps some of my creative ramblings will be useful to you. In the meantime, I want to share a vid from Youtube that really made me think. Listen and watch and I am sure you will find this inspiring.

Oh and one more thing, here are a few pics of my boys. I love these photographs, even if they were not in the mood to smile.

Big hugs and I'll be back soon.