Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art Journaling .... first post

So I have taken a couple of.months off to explore a new artistic outlet... and I must say I am loving it.   I am an infant to the world of art journaling but am enjoying the freedom and expression it allows.  So here is my first post of a page I just finished tonight.

What do you think?

Guess I will throw this into a few challenges as well.  I will enter this into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Friday, August 29, 2014

Break time!

It's time for my creative juices to get a re-fill!  I will be taking a short blogging break while I work on my crafting studio, and take the time to learn and grow in new artistic forms ... more to come on that later!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenge at Tiddly Inks - Let's hear it for the boys

The new challenge over at Tiddly Inks is "Let's hear it for the boys".  We want to see your man-cards...

For this one I used a great image that was a freebie on the Facebook Tiddly Inks page.  I created my own little tongue-in-cheek sentiment and colored it with my Copics.

Come show us what you got for the guys in your life!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tiddly Throwback Thursday

Just a quick share today to show off this card I made for our "Thursday Throwback" over at Tiddly Inks.  I used an older image called Lily Bean Cup of Love.  This is a sweet image that can be used for so many occasions.  I paired her with some design papers from my scrap stash, die cut frame, and some corrugated paper and finished it with a rosette and lots of pearls.  It has a great girly feel to it!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - 2 or more die cuts
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - flower power

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tiddly Catch Up

Wow.... Things didn't get any smoother in my life, but at least I did have a chance to get into my craft room for a day and have some Tiddly fun!!!!

So, to catch up (because I'm a bad bad bad DT member this month), my first project to share is for the new challenge over at Tiddly Inks.  Our them this time around is "mini".  It's kind of fun to work in the small scale!

I created 25 of these ATC's for the Texas Coloring Retreat earlier this year, but never shared my make on my blog.  I thought it would be a great one to share for this challenge.  I used the adorable image "Wryn Howdy Cowgirl"

I put her on a background of frayed bandanna material, added some twine for a rope, a couple of gold stars, a fun sentiment and then finished it off with some hand doodling.  I thought it fitting since we were headed to Texas for our retreat!

Now for my second make that should have been posted last Friday (ops, too busy playing with the grandbaby....=)

I used the wonderful image Danni and Danny, then paired it with some colorful design papers.  I used a great die cut from Memory Box to cut the sentiment out of both a DP and out of the image itself... Then just placed the DP one into the opening created on the image... It's a fun technique to add some pizzazz to your sentiment.

Now it's time for you to join in the fun and show us what you can created "mini-style".  Link it up over at Tiddly Inks (remember you must use a Tiddly image to be eligible for the prizes). 

I would like to enter the Thank You card in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - color scheme - springtime
Craft Room Challenge - green inspiration
Paper Makeup Stamps - die cuts/stamps
That Craft Place - anything goes
CraftyCatz - summer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clearing the cobwebs....

Wow, life has taken its toll on my time here... This month has had some serious challenges and I think it caught up with me for sure.  I haven't had the energy to do anything in the craft room and when I tried, well.... let's just say it's been a struggle.  My mojo has definitely left the building, but I know that my crafting time will help ease the stresses of life.  So my goal for this weekend is to get back to it and turn out some new projects...

For now I wanted to share a quick and easy card I created for the latest Tiddly Inks Challenge - BFF.  

I used a rubber stamp from the set called Bloom Beautifully.  I added a simple sentiment, then used my watercolors to create the background and add a touch of color to the stamped image.  I finished off the simple look with a doodled border around the edge.  Simple for sure, but I like the whimsical look!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Paper Makeup Stamps - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tiddly Inks - new release

Just a quick post today to show off a card I created with one of the new released stamps at Tiddly Inks...

This one is using one of the images from the new set called "Monkey Around".  There are a bunch of images that come with this set and so many things you could do with them.

By the way, you really need to go check out the store... Christy is offering an amazing sale right now.  So, hop over and take advantage!!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Bright and funky colors
Artistic Impressions - Anything goes/summer fun

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tiddly Sketch and Challenge

Our challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is an easy one... Time to jump start your card with this great sketch by our one and only Lou.  I don't use them often enough, but sketches make the design process so easy-peasy.

I chose this adorable stamp from the set called Danni and Danny.  You get two great images for the price of one on this set - you gotta love that!  I paired it with a cute sentiment and then all I had to do was follow the sketch.  

Jump over to the site to see each DT members take on the sketch.  It always amazes me how versatile the same sketch can become when used by someone different.

I would like to enter this sketch in the following challenges:

Lexi's Creations - For a friend
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi