Monday, August 29, 2011


My mom has just had an extensive operation and is hanging out in the Jubilee in Victoria for a week or so. I wanted to make her a "She Art" of when she was young. She had long braids and always wore such fashionable clothing. I hope she likes it. I love how the colours are somewhat muted and how the feeling of earthy-ness comes out. Thanks for swinging by.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

And they come in thirds...

One more mixed media project. They are addicting to create. I can hardly wait to do a christmas theme. Thanks for looking.m

Sunday, August 21, 2011

More mixed media

Another canvas done with mixed media...acrylic paints, stamping, rub-ons, masks...just to name a few. The whole process is very cool. Once you start you literally can't stop. One more rub-on... one more colour...oiy vay!!! The mod podge I had was actually the glossy type but I think I will buy some matte as it is quite shiney and difficult to photograph. It doesn't look bad just glossy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mixed media - a new adventure

Yes I know. I've been absent. I won a class on-line working with mixed media and canvas and finally got around to creating my first piece. The course is called "She Art" and the brains behind it is Christy Tomlinson . Check it out. You may want to try something different but I will tell you, it is addicting. I know I will be making many more and plan to make some for gifts.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

We are in Phoenix

Yahoo. Finally a holiday for mom and the kids. We are having a blast with weather in the 80's and 90's and lots to see. Here are a few pics of our journey. Enjoy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The bird's the word...

I found these cute little bird shapes at Michaels one day and knew I could do something with them that would be amazing. I decoupaged some DP and sanded the edges and inked the edges with distress ink. I decided to do a travel theme and stamped out a camera, First Class words, and some cool mini postcard images. I added some old brass looking buttons I got from a discount store (a real find) and added some spanish moss to look like a nest. Instead of ribbon for the hanger, I used some jute thread in keeping with the rustic look. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting , whatever that may be.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm a stylin'.....

I'm so thrilled to receive the Stylist blogger award. I'm to thank Patty from . I'm now to share 8 things about myself. I will have to think about this. And then I will share this award with 5 other special people that inspire the crafting world.

1. I don't like touching my food.
2. I love a good hockey or lacrosse game.
3. I love nectarines.
4. I have a fear of heights.
5. I received the President's Scholarship for my graduating year at University for being in the top 4% of the graduating class.
6. I learned to drive when I was 14.
7. I can hold my breath for over 1 minute.
8. I sing alto in a broadway choir in which we only sing showtunes. Love it!!

Now I must forward this award to:

Please visit each of these blogs. I'm confident you will be inspired.

Another heart to heart

I made another decoupaged heart for my niece this time in a Paris theme. I glittered the key and made a little flower out of some organza ribbon. I used some DP from SU! and adhered it to one of my wooden hearts, sanded the edges and inked them. Added some gems and ribbon flowers and a glittered key and bob's your uncle. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Baby Girl Congratulations

I often visit the blog of Tammy Tutterow. Wow, is she talented. I was following one of her tutorials involving decoupage. I made this heart using some of SU! designer paper and sanded the edges followed by distressing with vintage ink from Tim Holtz. I made up the initials using Tim Holtz seasonal paper and used the build a brad from SU!. I made some velllum flowers for the initials to nest in. The sentiment is from SU! and the little clip is from Michaels. The satin ribbon from SU! really adds a touch of elegance. I also made a little glass bead bracelet to hang along side. The heart is like pressboard found at Michaels and easy to embellish. Thanks for looking and happy stamping.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A little Alice you say...

I love this set from Artistic Outpost. Alice in wonderland images and wonderful sentiments. I used distress inks around the main rabbit image (actually masked the rabbit off) and used fire brick, peeled paint, faded jeans and vintage photo inks. They blend so nicely. I decided it would be nice if rabbit could stand up so I made this an easel card. Using pearls on the inside made it easy to fold the card open and up. I think the colours match nicely with the DP and the overall feeling to this card. I also decided the rabbit's jacket needed to stand out so I pieced it with the same DP that I used as a background. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Get off your back!!!

A friend has undergone some back surgery and so I thought I better make a card for her. At least this one is meaningful....."Hope your recovery is quick and you're BACK on your feet soon." Ha ha. I hope she sees the humour. The image is charlie from CDS. I coloured him with my copic markers and added some crystal effects to all the leaves. I then sprinkled some iridescent ice on top. I have been using my embossing folders on the DP to add some more depth to the card. Also added some sparkly stretchy cord linking to a button. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Journey awakens the soul....

Isn't that so true. I love this saying. I decided to break open my pack of "Newsprint" DP from SU! I love all the vintage images and descriptions from way back when. How things change over time. I used the stamp from Tim Holtz and popped it up using dimensionals. Added some hardware, a little mini clip and spiral from SU! and put a clear tag sticky over the word "soul". I sponged the edges with vintage photo distress ink and added some linen as well. It just makes it look so "vintagy". Thanks for looking and have a super stampin' day.

Monday, January 3, 2011

How do I thank thee...let me count the ways...

I'm trying to get onto some well-deserved thank you cards for my coworkers. They showered us with tons of food again and lots of baking treats. We are so spoiled. I am trying to make each card very personal for the person and it's taking alot of time to come up with ideas that make me happy. It's really hard to make one-of-a-kind cards. Fun but challenging. Thanks for looking. I got to use the Tim Holtz dies again (love them!!). I'll tell you, a little glitter and glitz really dresses it up. The next card uses a stamp set from SU! called Because I care. I just realised that I haven't ever used it once. My bad. I even used the little blossom for paper piecing. This card is for a purple lover so I think she will really love it. Have a great day.