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.

Baby Boy

I've been avoiding the computer...not sure why, just staying off it.  Here are some photos of a frame and banner I made for my best friend Susan's daughter's baby shower.  She has a farm animal/John Deere themed baby nursery so I thought this framed chicken wire bulletin board would be perfect.  The banner was made just to add a little something...

I bought the farm animal paper from Hobby Lobby a long time ago on clearance not knowing what I was going to do with it, but it sure was perfect for this project!  The other patterned papers were from a set I received two years ago in a goody bag for a class I attending at the Scrapbook Expo.

Stamps are from Stampin' Up!

The pennants were cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  Same with the circles and scalloped circles.