Friday, September 16, 2016

Getting Ready for Halloween!

I am so enjoying my Brother ScanNCut2 and I have never been a big fan of cutting machines - just too involved for me, but my friend introduced me to this one and I had to have it.  Wish the Brother Co were paying me to brag on their machine, but they are not!  Anyway, is this not a super cute HowlOWEEN card?  I got the cutting file from click here: Penny Duncan Creations and you can see all her neat files she has for purchasing if you run on over there.  I love the variety she offers and will be getting more there myself!  Can you tell I'm ready for Fall and come on Trick or Treaters!  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Creating Cards for the Fall Season!



I'm just about ready for Fall and have been creating these type cards for a couple of days now... come on Fall!  We are back in the 90's today with high humidity, but we are told a cold front in coming in and temps will be cooler soon - we shall we!  I really love these white pumpkins, the gourd and leaves and they made a nice card.  I may be keeping this one for an Autumn swap over in The Creative Corner but you know me - it could end up in your mailbox in the next few days!  The die-cuts and background paper are al from K&Company.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Care Card!


I created this card as a special "Care Card" for someone that I don't even know but who needs a little special care...don't we all at times!
My sister and I were chatting on the phone and she shared care cards as a project her online group is doing/planning to do, so I volunteered to make a few and send to her to be included.  I am a good volunteer!  These cards will be going to nursing homes, hospitals, and critical care units all around.  It sure makes me feel good to even think I might make someone else feel special.  Enjoy your day!


Friday, September 2, 2016

A Thank You Card


This is a card I made as a Thank You for a beautiful Pocket Letter swap I received from my dear friend, Rita.  It was so me, with one side dedicated to the SEA and the other side done with beautiful papers and so many lovelies!  Then she added a separate pouch of goodies including papers like the one I used to make her thank you card.  I truly thank you, Rita as it was an awesome swap to receive and be a part of.  Oh, you just have to see what she made for me - take a look!
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


I have a sweet friend that has a birthday coming up and I wanted to send a special card her way - this is my version of Happy Birthday with a note inside just for my friend.  This is Graphic 45 inspired with a little stamping and add-on's!  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Halloween Canvas

Have I had fun today or what?  I started on my Halloween Canvas early this morning and have just completed it.  I do see a bit of 
tissue in the right top corner that I'm going to have to glue a bit more.  It's an 8 x 10 canvas with a  sheet of Tim Holtz idea-ology tissue glued over and then some washed of color and added fun accents!  The tag features two of Tim's Happy Halloween Mini
Blueprints cling stamps.  What do you think?  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Meet Tess!

This is Tess, my very first attempt at drawing/coloring a lady myself!
Hold on...let me be a little more truthful - I can't draw a good stick person so this lovely lady came from a Rita Barakat stencil.  Rita did a Make N Take at an ART retreat I attended last month in Texas and she had her neato stencils there for purchase and I snapped up a couple.  I have a long ways to go and a lot to learn, but I sure had fun creating Tess.  I've also become a fan of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and I'm determinded to start an ART Journal...my goal is to just have a good time and be expressive on paper.  Tess was not done on watercolor paper so I felt I could not use acrylics...I did remember that I had a small box of oil pastel crayons and this is what I used ...did a lot of smudging around!  I now have a watercolor ART journal and watercolor paints so I'm ready to delve into new territory!
Enjoy your day!