Saturday, July 26, 2014

Birthday layout!

Hi there, just popping in to share a layout I did on my Grama's 91st birthday.  I used a regular scrap page for the left side and a pocket page for the right.
I love how many photos I was able to use as this was a special family gathering and I also love how festive this spread is.

Here is the left side
 and the right side
I am still loving this style of scrapping but now when I look around my art room I feel bad about all of the 12 x 12 papers I just "had to have" as well as so many scrap supplies.  Heavy sigh.  I'm hoping once we move and I get my new art room all organized that I can buckle down and make a bunch of my own cards with the papers I already have.

Friday, July 25, 2014


I forgot to post this ATC I made using the super funky mouse stamp by Viva Las VegaStamps! and some rub ons!
I love the color combo of this card and also commemorating the conditional sale of our house!!! woot!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

You and Me

Hi everyone, today I would like to share a scrapbook layout using 5 Viva Las VegaStamps! !  I know I said I was doing project life my way but I also did a regular layout. Yeah I'm a rebel like that! haha  I had a bunch of pics of the hubs and I and decided to do a layout on us and how many years we have been together. I had a lot of fun making this layout using some pictures that I had of the hubs and I.
What I love about stamps is that if you don't have the right embellishment you can custom make your own!  I used the Banksy painter (love this guy!!)
and the You color my world
and the Admit ticket
and last but not lease the checkerboard border 
 and here is a closeup
 I wanted to make it look like the banksy painter had paint dripping from his brush so I sprayed different colors of Glimmer Mists on and let them drip and then dry, and then I glued the banksy painter  onto the page.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout and until next time,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My style and project life

I had all of these pictures of different outfits that I love and I thought that this would be really neat to look back on when I'm older, so I did a 2 page spread on it and love how it turned out!
 I love the color scheme I used here and I used actual story cards along with misc. papers that I had in my stash (notice the cool foil skull paper?).  Here is the left side
and the right side
I think that I will keep documenting my outfits and also want to do one on things in my house that I love too!  Thanks for stopping by again.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black Sabbath and project life!

As promised here is a 2 page project life spread I did about the Black Sabbath concert that the hubs and I went to.  It was amazing!!! Ozzy still has an amazing voice and they put on an awesome show!! I love that I was able to fit so many pictures in this spread and the left side I used a pocket page and then I just used a regular 12 x 12 piece of cardstock (regular scrap page) because I had a 5 x 7 picture that I didn't want to cut up to fit into the pockets.
and here is the left page
and the right side
I will have to see if they have project life pages that have the option of having a 5 x 7 pocket.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The new colored pencil book

Hi there, today I would like to talk about the book called The New Colored Pencil by Kristy Ann Kutch.  I love using watercolor pencils when making my ATC's, art journaling and scrapping and dream of someday being able to produce the gorgeous art that Kristy does in this book.
Kristy talks about applying and lifting colored pencils, creating and enhancing textures with colored  pencils, compatible surfaces for waxy colored pencils (I would love to try this!!), getting the most out of color, combining color drawing media and much, much more.  The art in this book is gorgeous and she has many examples on how to create the different effects that she shows.  I would have never believed what could be accomplished using pencils, it's awe inspiring!

Here is a clip of her on Youtube showing her technique of sketching pine trees

and if you go here you will see how a simple line drawing using an HB pencil becomes a  gorgeous
8 x 10 work of art!

This is one of my favorite colored pencil works of Kristy's:
Doesn't that make you want to bust out your pencils and make some art??  Kristy Kutch's book The New Colored Pencil (Watson-Guptill Publications) is available for sale through,,,, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff -, and Dick Blick Art Materials - The book is also available at stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels Arts and Crafts.

This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my review and I appreciated being given the opportunity as well as this fabulous book!

Wicked Wednesday

I found a new challenge site and it's called Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge blog and the theme is "clouds/cloudy day" so I made this ATC using 3 different stamps (the clouds and the crows are from Viva Las VegaStamps!)  and a stencil from StencilGirl (I just love this punchinella stencil!!) and some glimmer mists
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my ATC!

Follow your dreams project life page

I had a bunch of pics of my daughter so I decided to do a 2 page project life spread using some premade cards as well as ones I made myself using scrapbook papers.
 amd here is the left side
 and the right side
Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow I will have a concert page because you know how much I love my concerts!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Take a word challenge

I loved making this ATC card for the Take a word challenge blog using the super cool Banksy stamp and chevron stamp by Viva Las VegaStamps!  The challenge was "silhouettes" and I love this Banksy silhouette of the little girl reaching for her balloon.  I used alot of inks, stamps and even rub ons for make this ATC:
Thanks for stopping by!

SoArtful challenge

I made this ATC for the SoArtful challenge which was "Feathers" and bright colors.  I made this using stamps by Viva Las VegaStamps!, watercolor paper and dylusions inks sprays.
This is the first time I've used the feather stamp and I love how it fits on the ATC!


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