Welcome to my Blog and please have a look around. I want to share some of my projects with you and hopfully they will inspire you to try something new in your art world.
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The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sketches Challenge #41

The sketch this week at Sketches by Tamara was for a round card and since I have never done anything like it I thought it would be a good challenge for me. Here's what I ended up with. The pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket - I used the lighter side as the base and the reverse side for the panel in the middle. I used a brown and pink ribbon on each side. I added Cinnamon glitter glue to the floral design and some flowers by Prima . I matted the pink Cherish on a brown paper.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A friend asked me for a Vintage Mother's Day card and this is what I came up with. The base card came as a white embossed card and I used Distressed Inks in Antique Linen and Tattered Rose over the embossing to bring out the design. The image is from Altered Pages and I matted it on a brown and then a green cardstocks. The flowers are two layers, the bottom are from Bazzill and the top lacey ones are from Prima. I added a jewell brad to each. The sentiment is computer generated on vellum.

Thanks for looking, now go make something special for a special person in your life.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Zentangle - Zodiac Animals

I did these four Zens for a swap at Doodlers Haven. This is the first of three different swaps and when your done you will have all twelve Chinese Zodiac Animals. This is really my first attempt at something like this and I really enjoyed making them. I was taking them with my pens to work each day and I worked on them at lunch time. I can't wait to do more of them.
Thanks for looking and I always like to read your comments.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mother's Day Card

The cardstock background is from Prisim and the pattern paper is from BasicGrey - Sultry collection. I cut around the flower design so that I could insert my image, from Mary Marta printed on a transparency. The ribbon along the edge is a green with a pink and white on top of that. I added Glitter Glue in Fruit Punch and Green to the flowers. The sentiment is computer generated on pink vellum and I cut two small hearts from the vellum also.
Thanks for taking a look at my cards. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Send Love Today

I made these two cards over the week end for my friends at Send Love Today.

This first one is for Emily - when I saw the cutest pink elephant I just had to make a card with it. The paper, elephant and heart are all from BasicGrey Sugared collection and the buttons are from Foof-A-La. I added pink and copper glitter glue to the elephant and pink and green dots at the top using Glazing pens from Sakura.

This is for my friend Diana. The background is a cardstock in Rust, patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste collection, image from Altered Pages, the flowers are from Prima and the lace is just from my stash. I used Distressed Ink, Tea Dyed on the lace to give it a more vintage look. Bubble letters spell out "Friends". The small brown flower is from BasicGrey - Sugared collection.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Theme Thurdsay - Stripes

This week the them at Theme Thursday is STRIPES. I made this card and then realized that it would be perfect for this challenge and for Sketches by Tamara

The background paper is from Prima - Whispers Collection - I used the brown side. Star and letters are GrungeBoard, Tim Holtz, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. For the star I painted it yellow ran it through a Zyron machine and used a Glitter sheet from 7 Gypsies. The letters I painted pink and used a little glitter glue in Cotton Candy. Thanks for looking and be sure to leave a comment.

4X4 Friday - Circus

This week at 4x4 Friday the theme is CIRCUS. As soon as I saw this image I know it was the one to use.

The background paper is from Fresh Asparagus, the image is from Altered Pages, and I added the Circus Training - by running strips of paper through the Dymo Labler, I put on the buttons and some fun ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

Gothic Arches - We Will Always Have Paris

This week the challenge at Gothic Arches is:

“We’ll Always Have Paris”

The base of the arch is made from Basic Grey paper and I added images from Altered Pages, scraps of ribbon and little bubble letters. Around the edges of the arch I add a little Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo.

Thanks for looking. Please leave me your comments.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Artsy Girlz - Ribbon

The challenge at Artsy Girlz this week is to use - Ribbon

This is a card I am sending out for Send Love Today. I made little bows with a crystal on each one. The hearts are felt from Fancy Pants and I put a little glitter glue on each one. I also stitched a border around the whole card - not happy with the way that came out, but since Emily in only 4 I don't think that will be her main focus

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Zentangle

This week at Think Monday, Think ATC the challenge is for - Zentangles. I just found out about the art form and this is the second Zen that I have done. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday Stamper - Alter Me

Here is the challenge for this week at Wednesday Stamper:
This week we challenge you to use one or both of the above images and to ALTER them (supersize here). Use the whole cabinet card or just elements. Create any kind of artwork you desire
I took a page from a book and distressed it with Distress Inks from Tim Holtz, in Antique Linen and Tattered Rose and then stamped with the Tattered Rose. I used a small motif stamp from Stampington. I used them right on the paper. I cut out the lady image added a floral paper and red and grey ribbon at the top. I added the buttons and flowers and made the card about "ME".
Thanks for looking.

New Zentangle

This is an Zen I made for a swap. On this one I added a little color using crayons. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I have found this new art form, at least for me and I think it's really cool. These are my first two and I can see that I will be doing a lot more of these. Mostly they are line doodling done a heavy cardstock with black ink. Color can also be used, it's just whatever feels right for you.
Thanks for taking a look and I would love to see your comments.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Make A Moo or Two

The theme this week at Make a Moo or Two is "Woman"

On a piece of cloud paper from Cosmo Cricket I stamped a few swirls using stamps from Hero Arts with Sepia ink from Pearl-EX. Very nice ink to work with. The images are from Altered Pages and I have added a little Glitter Glue in Diamond from Stickles. All women love to have a little diamond glitter!! The works are strips of paper put through the Dymo Labler. I sanded the letters a little to make them whiter.

Thanks for looking and be sure to leave a comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Theme Thursday - Cherish

This week the challenge at Theme Thursday is : This week’s theme is the word “cherish”. Use this word somewhere in your creation this week!

The background paper is from Prima Marketing - Whisper collection - Flutter. I added some very light swirls using Distressed Ink in Tattered Rose and the letters were stamped with Vintage Photo. All the stamps were from Hero's Art - These are the stamps I won from Tim Holtz. The Image comes from Altered Pages. I used a Dymo labeler to make the Sisters using the reverse side of the pink paper. I added a brown ribbon with a little white in it. The heart was gold and I used Red Pepper Alcohol Ink to make it red.

Thanks for taking a look and leaving a message.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Send Love Today - Dora

This month one of the friends I will be sending to is Emily, she is 4 years old and has brain cancer. In her Bio they mentioned that she liked Dora the Explorer, so here is a card and tag I did for her.

I used a pretty pink paper from BasicGrey and added Dora Stickers, a pink and white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I used my Quikuts for the letters cut out of a purple cardstock. I made the pocket for the tag with matching paper, tore the top edge and edged it with Fired Brick and Antique Linen Distress Inks. For the tag I used a purple and a pink glitter mist that I made and added more Dora stickers. I topped it off with a bunch of pink and purple ribbons.

Arty Girlz - Black and White

The challenge this week at Arty Girlz is Black and White. The challenge for Crazy Amigo this week is use your newest stamp. I just got this set of stamps in todays mail so I will be using this entry in both challenges.

I made this ATC using stamps from Dove of the East. I used Watercolor paper for the background and I stamped with Black from Brilliance. I added a bit of black ribbon and there is a little silver glitter on all the edges.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Paris


This week the challenge theme is Paris at Mixed Media Monday. I have a new collage sheet of vintage Vogue so I thought it fit perfectly with this theme.

I used a 4x4 of printed vintage paper and added a sparkly red and gold ribbon to two ends. The collage image is from Altered Pages and I mounted that on a piece of red cardstock. I attached the image in a diamond fashion and printed Paris Fashion on each side of the image. I also added a bit of bling, from Heidi Swapp, to the top of the picture and a bit of glitter with a gold glitter pen.
Thanks for looking, can't wait to read your comments.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gothic Arches - By The Sea

This week the theme at Gothic Arches is "By The Sea” and our hostess this week is Nellie van Leeuwen who came up with this beautiful arch and challenge. What comes to your mind when the sea is mentioned? Bathing along the beach? Lighthouses? Nautical? Whatever the vision may be we want to see it here in gothic form

When I think of the sea I think of Lighthouses -and for this challenge I got to use one of my favorite StampScapes stamps - Light, Rocks & Waves. I stamped on Glossy cardstock with Staz-On Black Ink and then used many blues and purples from Marvy Inks. I layered the clolors lightest to darkest and to get the white in the waves and rock I scraped off the colored inks. I added a bit of yellow for the light in the windows. I layered that piece on a piece of navy cardstock and added just a little glitter around the edge with a silver glitter pen.
Thanks for looking - Hope you like it.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sympathy Card

This is a sympathy card that I just finished this morning for my sister-in-law.

The background is a medium purple to which I have added the stained glass window, Altered Pages, Ribbon, 3-D Butterflies and pearls, both from K & Co. and a computer generated sentiment printed on a medium green cardstock. The window is printed on a transparency so that the purple background shows through.
Thanks for taking a look and please do leave a comment.

4 x 4 Friday Oriental

The theme this week at 4x4 Friday is Oriental. Hope you like my little Panda.

I took a 4x4 of white cardstock and sprayed it with a glitter mist that I made with Distressed Re-Inker Dusty Concord and little gold Pearlx powder and water. I added the gold and purple paper, stamped my Panda, from Inkadinkado, with Black Staz-On Ink and painted with H2O's. I just used a little black to accent his outline and some green on the leaves. I added the Panda by running a piece of paper through a Dynamo embosser.

Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Send Love Today Card

This card is going to a little girl that is only four years old. My love and Blessings go out you you Emily
The background paper is by SandyLion - Disney Faeries, I used a pink cardstock to put the Tinkerbell sticker on. I did the frame by using Technique Tuesday, Back Rounds - Medium. I used a combination of inks - Stream by Adirondack and Pearlescent Ice Blue by Brilliance. The inside of the circles is done in Silver by Color Box. I added blue buttons, that Emily's favorite color. The sayings are also from the Faeries paper.
Thanks for looking and please leave me a comment.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Arty Girlz - Triangles

This week at Arty Girlz the theme is Triangles and here is my take on that:


I cut the paper so that the flaming heart was at the bottom and then mounted that on a piece of brown cardstock. The two lady images are from Altered Pages and the guy is from Art Chix. I added a red ribbon, red buttons and stamped LOVE in red. The alpha stamps are from Paper Artsy.