Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fall tag

It's pretty hard to believe that it's already Thanksgiving week.
I have been a working fool, and have not had much time to share any creations or artwork.
However, I did teach my monthly 12 tags of 2015 class, and this was my take on Tim's tag!
I used an assortment of distress products to create the background, and do the stamping.
For the leaf I used my watercolor pencils to color it's a bright autumn orange. 
A quick addition of some vintage buttons and the die cut "Discover"
to finish off this fun and beautiful tag.  

I hope you all are having a wonderful fall, and have an amazing Thanksgiving.
I will be working, and then having dinner with my hubby.
I may do a tiny bit of shopping after that. 

Linking up with: 
Tim Holtz: 12 tags of 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall leaves

Who loves them like I love them??
Let me see your hands raised up high!
Do you love to color them, and even draw them?
Well maybe not draw them so much as color them!
Then these stamps from just for fun stamps are for you! 
See all those fabulous nooks and crannies?
See all the places to put different colors and goodness?
Yep, me too,
and plus since we don't really get falling fall leaves here in southern Arizona,
I have to sometimes live vicariously through my art!
I see falling leaves in my card, and that makes me happy!

How about you, are you getting falling leaves? 
Or have you moved on to winter and snow?

Happy Fall and Thanksgiving to you all out there! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Windows into my art journal

I had the distinct pleasure of getting to attend another of Dina Wakley's a few month ago.
I just love her style, 
and every class has been fun and different. 

For this class we created these pages with little windows to look thru to the opposing page.

And the opposite side!
And here is the page wide open
And here are the flowers close up! 

What an amazing idea! to put the windows on the pages,

I think I'd like to try this again and do "Window's to my Soul"
Perhaps in the future you will see this from me! 
Have a blessed week!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Good morning all!
Today I have a quick post sharing this fun card I made using my new 
Just For Fun Stamps. 
I repeated the image three times on this stamp,
I just love the golds and browns, it just screams fall and harvest to me!
I love that these new stamps lend themselves so well to repetitive stamping.
And these cattails remind me so very much of my childhood.
 We had a creek that ran by our house (mason creek) and there were always cattails growing along it's banks in the spring, summer and fall.  In the winter of course there wasn't much growing because of the cold and snow.  
I do hope that you are having a wonderful fall, and as that turns into winter that you all are staying safe and warm! 

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Hello all!
I have a Halloween tag to share with you all today.
I have been creating a tag every month for this whole year.
This months tag is a bit spooky (well not really spooky!)

I used the Tim Holtz Haunted House die, and made the paper for the house and the windows. 
Then I added a quick metal band word to the bottom, 
stamped the background with some bat stamps,
and voila, a fun little halloween house tag. 

I'm linking up with Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Witch Parking Only

Good morning bloggy friends!
I had one day off from work this week, and I got my crafty on!
Yep, Two days ago I shared this canvas
and today I have a fun Halloween Card to share with you using Just For Fun Stamps
I have to be honest with you, I'm not a huge Halloween fan. 
I love fall (not that we get much of it here in Arizona,)
but Halloween has never been a big deal to me. 

However for this fun card I used two stamps, the witch parking only sentiment stamp,
and the witch broom stamp.

Both of these stamps give a really clear and clean line, and stamp fabulously!

If you're looking for any Halloween stamps hop on over to Just For Fun Stamps, they have a really really good selection of stamps, and they are a great quality (and a value for their money as well!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Beachy canvas

This morning I got up early.
I wrote out a list of all the projects I wanted to work on.
This beachhead canvas was at the top of my list!
I've been watching YouTube tutorial videos for the last 5 days, 
and today I finally have the time to create! 

First and foremost I knew I wanted to use my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, and play along with the current challenge found here and this graphic:

So here's what I created!
Most all the background is Lindys sprays. I used:   pop rock purplemerry go round greenraspberry lemonadetime travel teal,  also used magical powders freaky franken-lime and witch potion purple, which are both part of the haunted Halloween pigment powder set. 

I started with layering on sprays and powders to make the background. 
I sprayed, and heat set, and sprayed and heat set until I had a background I loved!

I then layered some stencils and using distress inks added a bit more color and texture. 
Next I painted the chipboard pieces with gesso, and then sprayed them with the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and the magical powders. 
You can see I didn't use some of the pieces here, there are some great chipboard pieces in the set! 
Finally I started assembling the embellishments and picture on the canvas. 
Don't you just love that lighthouse??
I layered some dictionary paper, twine, an old doily, buttons and pearls to complete the photo area. 
I could use these sand dollars on hundreds of projects!  And all colored up with golden sleigh bells from the jingle bells spray set!
I love how I mixed and matched sprays from a number of different sets and they all look amazing together! 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Entering into: 
Lindy's Stamp Gang: October Color Challenge