Saturday, September 24, 2016

Not too cute to ROCK!

Hi!  Today I played in an inspiration challenge on  I haven't done a challenge in SO long!  The last time that I uploaded anything to that site was 3 years ago!  Crazy!  I didn't realized I had been away from there for that long!  Well, I'm back!  I hope to continue making cards!  As well as doing other things.....

So today's challenge was inspiration from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I chose an image that reminded me of a stamp that I have from My Favorite Things called The Poppies.  Of course, any stamp set that I use will be RETIRED!  I haven't purchased stamps, minus Stampin' Up! because some of those are new, in FOREVER!  Part of the challenge was to diversify your style and do something different from your norm.  Well, for me that's creating a CAS card, or as I like to say, a white space card!  LOL!  To me, white space is a BAD thing.  I love to layer and layer and add goop and flowers and ribbon and then try to fit it into an envelope!  Hahahaha!

But today's card IS all about white space!  And I held back from adding anything more than pop up dots!

That's it!  Have a great day!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Some new cards!

I recently gave away some of my SU! sets to my cousin who has taken up cardmaking to boost her variety.  Plus, I wasn't using them anyway!  After leafing through my binders full of SU! stamps, memories of cards and working at my desk started swirling around in my head.  When I made cards all the time, I was always online and I had a blast!  Then, my attention focused on other things, and the cards fell by the wayside.  I only have really been making cards since that time when necessary.  And even then, I have been known to buy a card instead of pulling all of my stuff out!

Well, a friend of mine just posted about baskets that she is collecting for an event that her son is participating in.  And I told her that I would submit a basket.  A basket of cards!

I had an absolute BLAST using my SU! stamps!!!!!!  LOVE!!!!!!  I definitely need to continue using my stamps!  I have them, why not use them????!!!!!

I made 8 cards.  I am not posting all of the ingredients.  Just pics of the cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Snowman paintings!

Hi there!  I have been super busy painting up a storm!  I have 3 paintings that I would like to share today.

These first two paintings were Christmas gifts for my cousins.

This is the first one!  I painted this on a piece of drywall left over from a renovation.

For the texture, I mixed my acrylic paints w/ joint compound.  The technique I used is similar to impasto painting.

Here you can see the height that I was able to achieve.

Here's the second one:

And the one that I SOLD!!!!!  Yes, you heard that right!  I actually got paid for doing something that I LOVE!!!!  I have done other projects for people, but this is my newest type of art!!!!!

This was done on canvas.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Wedding Keepsake

Hi!  Today I would like to share w/ you a keepsake that I made for my brother and his new wife for their wedding.  I was given a brass clock from my parents that no longer worked.  I knew I could transform it into something spectacular, I just had to wait for the right moment!  That moment came the week before my brother's wedding.  I was sorting through my alterable (hoarded) items like pickle jars and cardboard, and unearthed the clock.  I instantly knew what I was going to do with it!

I wound it to the time that the ceremony would start, 2:30pm.  Then, I started decorating it!
I wasn't sure what color it was going to end up being, so I gesso'd it.  Then, I sprayed it w/ metallic sprays from Tim Holtz's Distress line.  Some of the gesso didn't take to the brass, so I ended up sanding some of the other edges to make it look like it was done on purpose!  Haha!  It gives a distressed, old look, which was what I was going for anyway, so it worked out! :D  Love when that happens!

The wedding colors were pink, gold and silver, so I incorporated those colors w/ the flowers.  My mom had picked up rings to use on pumpkins for the rehearsal luncheon centerpieces.  I took two of them and added them to the top.  Added the lace and that was it!  Some pearls to finish it off elegantly, and called it done!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Spooky Halloween!

Ah, finally, I am right where I need to be, timewise!  Halloween is coming up in a few days, and so this post is perfect!  Last Friday evening, we hosted a Halloween party for our daughters and their friends.  It was a fun evening filled with screams, laughter and karaoke!
I went Pinteresting and found a few recipes I wanted to try!  And I decorated as well!  And then I decided to keep the decorations and move them into the house from the garage where we held the party!  I had been in search since we moved into our house, for a table for our foyer.  Luckily, since my brother is getting married, he is getting a new table and chairs, and I was able to take his other table off of his hands!  It's a perfect fit for all of the decorations throughout the year that I plan on putting on there!

Have a WONDERFUL Halloween!

A Tea Party Shower!

My brother is getting married this weekend!  For the bridal shower, the theme was a Tea.  I made all of the scones as well as lemon curd and devonshire cream!  Thank you Pinterest for the recipes!  I received lots of compliments on all of it!  YAY!  The scones were super fun to make!  I just love baking, so it's easy to have fun in the kitchen!

I also created two teapots from and they were used as decor.  But first, the shower card!  I cannot tell you the last time that I made a card!  Holy moly!  It felt good though!  And last night, as I was going through my stamps looking for something in particular, I felt that wave of nostalgia from when I was a huge cardmaker on splitcoaststampers!  Oh those were the fun days!  I would do a lot of the challenges, chat w/ friends from across the country, buy stamp set after stamp set after stamp set!  LOL!  Fun fun times!  I will have to get back to that!

All of these pics are unedited because I don't have time to go through and crop!  I have to get this stuff on here and updated!  LOL!

See ya in the next post!