Saturday, April 30, 2016

Scrapbooking Retreat

Woo Hoo!  My daughter and I are going to a Scrapbooking Retreat this weekend.  We'll be there from Friday afternoon to Monday mid-morning.

No cooking, no cleaning and all day and night scrapbooking (or whatever) is a dream come true!  We're heading out to Silver Spur Campgrounds in Tuolumne CA.  Going to them thar mountains!  I love it up there since my grandparents, uncles and aunts lived in the area when we were growing up.  Such a treat from the city and even the valley, where we live now.

We're all packed and ready to GO!

I'll post photos when I can.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Creating Stamps!

I'm so excited to announce that I have designed a series of stamps that are selling on the Lila Grey website.

Click HERE to check out the stamps AND purchase now to get 20% off.

I can't wait to get mine!

John 3:16;Bible Art

This verse was on my mind but I couldn't remember the whole thing.  That's pretty bad since I remembered it for years and years. So I looked through my bible and it all came back to me.

Here's my simple bible art.

I used color pencils and a fine point black pen

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Layout entry for My Creative Sketches website.  Click HERE to see the original sketch and other layouts.

This paper pad is a mixed media pad and I added extra "art" to it.  LOVE

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April Flower of the Month; Lila Grey Stamps

April's Flower of the Month is the Daisy!

I worked with this digi stamp before but I wanted to try to do something different.  I made the background awhile ago and added the flowers at the end.

Steps & Supplies:
Scribbled gelatos (Tropical Set) on a piece of transparency.  Sprayed a lot of water and then spread it all over the master board.  I did each color on its own.
Used black ink and my CTMH scalloped background stamp directly on the page.  Focused on the upper half.
White acrylic paint and harlequin stencil
Starburst background stamp (Justrite) and bright pink ink (SU!)
Silver ink pad and a punchinella stencil; here and there
Black ink with my script stamp
Silver Tattered Angels ink spray all over
Regular #2 pencil doodles
The flowers:
Used watercolor markers (Tombow) in both yellow and green
Spectrum Noir GB6 darker yellow alcohol marker
White acrylic paint and a stipple brush to add some white on the petals

Go to Lila Grey Stamps to see the recent and past Flower of the Month from the Design Team or to order stamps.CLICK HERE

I took a backgrounds class when I went to the Expo and it gave me some great ideas when working on my master boards/backgrounds.  I absolutely love mixed media!

1 Peter 5:7 Glory Art

I love bible study and especially one that combines bible study and art.  Go to Triple the Scraps, Glory Art icon on the right.

Patter sends us the study with versus to work on.  We're also challenged to do something artful to support what we learn.This is Bible Study Challenge #3.

Here's mine:

Harlequin stencil and baby pink acrylic paint
Rose stencil with Turquoise Ink (SU!)
Starburst background stamp (Justrite) with Bright Pink Ink (SU!)
Cardboard and black ink
Charcoal pencil and water to get the smudged look
White acrylic paint for inside of circles
Home made circle stencil
Light Yellow acrylic paint and my fingers to apply all over
Handwritten verse on white cardstock and cut into strips.  Use charcoal pen to shade around strips.

I hope you like it!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Expo Haul and Crop Projects

Here are photos of items I purchased, won, or received as part of a class.  I made out pretty well.  Still managed to spend over $100 bucks, but that includes parking, lunch and dinner.

Some purchases and giveaways during classes.

I didn't get a photo of the gelato set I purchased.  The one OUT OF THE NORM item I purchased are the two Kiwi Lane templates with the intention to use with pocket pages.  I did use quite a few for my pages.

The gray bracket in the top middle pocket was made by using the Kiwi Lane template.

Two different size templates were used on the middle right pocket.

I bought the Woodstock and Snoopy die cuts at the Expo.  I cut the SWOOSH from a cricut cartridge.  I wasn't sure when I would use S & W, but I thought they looked cute here.

These were the only layouts I completed during the Expo Crop.  I took two classes; Layering Background Stamps and Latest and Greatest in Pocket Pages.
I'll post the cards I made during the Layering class.  The Pocket Page class was more of a lecture.  We did make a page, but I didn't learn anything new just received $80 worth of products!