Wednesday, April 16, 2014


with the wall at least...

I need to hang pictures, buy towels and other accessories, but at least I'M DONE WITH THE MAIN WALL!

Here are photos:

The next time you're in Patterson and have to go to the bathroom, stop on by!  LOL

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bathroom Wall Updates

Boy, this project is taking a long time.  I still have a small sliver that I need to complete at the bottom, but I'm almost done!  I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but so far I like it a lot!

Here are more photos:

I'm hoping to finish tonight since I'm going away this weekend.  I'll post entire wall photos at that time.  Woo Hoo!  Like my son, Derek said we have something to read while we're in the bathroom LOL

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I'm Getting All Kinds of Artsy

Our town is having an Art & Wine Gala next weekend so I decided to submit the HOME canvas I just made plus another one for it.  I've wanted to submit art for this annual gala for awhile, but the timing was never right.  I've also created a second canvas:
I thought I would add a person with a quote, but then I kept looking at it and I like how it looks like the horizon over an ocean.  So, this is it.  This one is 16x20.

I don't think you can tell, but in the red painted area, I sprinkled some clear sequins. 


If that's not enough projects for you...I have taken on another home project.  Our downstairs bathroom.   So you get the full picture of our home, we have lived here since 2001 and all the walls are white except Kevin's bedroom which he painted in 49er colors when he was a Senior in high school.  So...I contacted our cousin Greg who is a painter for some left over tan paint.  Well he didn't have tan only an off white.  I took it anyhow and mixed in some brown paint.  Here's the bathroom painted:

It's a little darker than I really wanted it, but that's ok.  Now check out a SNEAK PEEK of what the final project will look like:
The plan is to cover this entire wall (which is the main wall) of sports related quotes, etc.  I asked Kenny to write some down and then I went on the internet to get some 49er, Warriors, Giants and Sharks specific quotes/chants.  Think of subway art on the entire wall.  That's my vision.  This is only about 1/4 done and I'll take photos along the way.

We have so many photos, signs, etc that are sports related so those will go on other walls in the room.  I have a couple of ideas that I got off Pinterest too regarding "retiring" numbers, etc.  I've decided I need to purchase paint pens instead of using a paint brush on some of these letters.  This little bit took me forever to paint.  I also realized I need to purchase a few more colors, like Giant's orange and 49er red (they are actual colors in our vocabulary).

Saturday, March 29, 2014


I was having an urge to create a mixed media canvas so I pulled out a bunch of different items, paint, ink, markers, stencils, stamps, paper, sponges, modge podge, etc. and came up with this:

I love mixed media.  It's fun and messy and there are no rules.  In fact, if you mess up, you just cover it up with another layer of ...whatever.

The size of this canvas is 9x12.  What a great way to use some scraps. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spread the Magic

I'm making lots and lots of Disney inspired layouts and combined some embellishments I made for a Disney swap and a My Creative Sketches' sketch.  I love starting with a sketch.  It makes coming up with interesting layouts easier.  Here's the original sketch from My Creative Sketches:

And here's my take:

I love the bright colors of Disney!  Instead of butterflies, I used silhouettes of Mickey's head.  The "banner" is my cluster of pennants - great for some journaling.

The "candy" was made over a year ago and was sitting around waiting for me to use them.  The paper is from an assortment of papers from Creative Memories (red Mickey), EK Success (black words) and The Paper Studio (Color Kaleidoscope paper pack - base sheet).  I bought the Washi Tape from the Scrapbook Expo.

The photo will come later.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014


It's a beautiful spring day and what do I do?  Stay inside and make cards!  LOL  I did spend some time today outside with Gracie as she played with the water hose and chased flies.  She's so funny!  I took some great photos and hope to add them to a layout soon.

Right now I'm gathering photos and waiting until the Mother's Day Retreat I'm attending with Carly and 10 of my Scrappin' In Patterson friends.

Here's one card I made using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  You can find their site here:

I'm still learning to play with alcohol based markers.  But this image was pretty easy since it only involved two colors.  The yellow embossed cardstock was given to me via a swap a long time ago and the patterned paper was part of my scrap stash.  The sliver of doily was buried underneath some stuff on my work area.  I trimmed it down a little and thought it was perfect for this very simple card.  I also added some rhinestones at the ends of the antenae, but they are hard to see in this photo.

Here's another card that I made just for fun:

This is a stamp I purchased at Hobby Lobby in their clearance section for $1.19.  What a deal, huh?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Always Be A Unicorn

Here's the finished 6x6 Inspirational Quote swap I finished.  The due date is April 1st so I'm mailing this soon.  I love this unicorn sentiment from CTMH.

It's hard to tell from these pictures, but I put Stickles on the stars, and sequins in the scribble circles.  There's two layers of silver washi tape under the sentiment. and Yellow Stickles on the stars in the sentiment.

This unicorn set is from Close To My Heart.  I LOVE this quote.  It's hilarious!

The shape around the sentiment was cut using the Artbooking cricut cartridge available from CTMH.