Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This layout was published in the April edition of Scrapbook New & Review.
I'm pretty sure the title says it all. :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Celebrate Everything

Just a quick AJ page I did up. Lots of paint dripping here and there. The flower is a Donna Downey stamp that I painted with watered down Gesso, then outlined with charcoal.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Believe--an Inspiration Wednesday inspired piece

So I was messing around yesterday not doing much of anything when I put on Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday video. It was die cut derby day and honestly I didn't think I would do much with it since I don't have a die cutter.
Funny how things work though because 2 minutes in I was cutting hearts out of book text and making my own die cuts.
To make my letters I traced these old chipboard letter pieces I had. I didn't even have every letter I needed so I had to create my own for a couple.
In the end Die Cut Derby day proved to be quite inspirational after all.

Your Belief Determines Your Action and Your Action Determines Your Results, But First You Have To Believe.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Road to a Friend's House...

is Never Long.

An Art Journal double page spread for a good friend of mine.
Acrylic paints, 7 Gypsies paper, cork and fabric flowers

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabric making with Donna Downey

So this weekend while hanging out in Donna Downey's studio I was inspired by a piece of fabric she was working on.
I had to try my had at my own piece immediately. I pulled out a 12x12 piece of canvas not sure if I'd like it and man oh man I wish I had done more.

I stamped the Poppy flower (Unity) with StazOn, then painted them in with NeoPaque & DyeNaFlow Paints (love them!). Overstamped with a script stamp then painted in black dots with more DyeNaFlow.

I think my head may explode I have so many more fabric ideas right now.

ATC tutorial

I have an ATC tutorial on the front page of the Scrapbook News & Review blog.
check it out :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank You 4x4

A group of us are getting together this weekend for some scrappy fun. We'll be taking some classes from Donna Downey and playing in the studio.
As a Thank You to her all of us are making 4x4 pieces that we'll bind into a chunky book.
I did up mine using layers of paper I then tore and added Distress Stains to. Some Clear Embossing powder for shine and then added flowers.
I'm really liking the texture I managed to get.

Monday, May 16, 2011


This is my entry for this month's Round Robin over at Swirlydoos. Each month we do this and it is so much fun, and it definitely takes you away from what you normally do.

I used the May kit from Swirlydoos. The picture is of my youngest dd and was taken by my oldest dd. The Dusty Attic Love was covered with Mica Gloss and Glimmer Glam. This month's twist was to included misting on your layout, so I spritzed with various Tattered Angels Mists and used some new Hampton Arts Spritz Screens for my design.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Art Journal for today

I seem to be on a bright color kick lately. This is a 2 page spread in a friend's Art Journal.
I used Pitt Pens, Gelatos, Acrylic Paint, StazOn, and NeoColor IIs for the color. I drew my house and then stamped the flowers before coloring. A house always needs flowers around it (my opinion)
Putting it in the mail today

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Happy Hello

Just a quick card I did up today.
I stamped the image(Hero Arts) using StazOn, colored with Pitt Pens (telling you I LOVE them) went around the outside with Gelatos and then covered the bird with clear Distress Stickles.

Something bright and cheery to send in the mail