Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Perfect Work of Art

Hey there crafty friends! I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. Between my trip to Florida and a couple of busy work weeks, there just hasn't been enough time in the day to create much. I have squeezed in a little time the last few days to work on some digital scrapbooking. 


For this page, I used a new kit called Gypsy from The Lily Pad on this page. Love the bright colors, the paisley papers, the flowers and the feathers! 


I've been playing around with some different techniques on PicMonkey.com and then created the scrapbook pages in the My Memories program. 

Both pages feature my sweet granddaughter Elizabeth. She is growing up way too fast. This year she starts kindergarten!! Time please slow down!

School starts back here in just three weeks and I think even though the summer has been nice to sleep a little late, it will be good to get back on a good schedule. My son Dakota will be a senior this year! Again, time needs to slow down! He's excited to go back to school. I think he's tired of cleaning house and mowing grass. lol

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon to share more fun pages.
Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Grayson & the Dinosaurs

Hey again crafty friends! I hope you are doing well :) I am on my last day in Florida visiting the bestest artsy friend and her family. It has been a trip to remember. I will post pictures of sunrises and junk shop goodies that we found soon.
Today, I'm sharing two digital pages I created of/for my grandson Grayson who loves dinosaurs. When I ran across this cute dinosaur digital kit, I had to have it! I found it on The Digi Chick by Sweet Digi Scraps Designs.


This is Grayson pretending to look through binoculars.
Could he be looking for dinosaurs? He is such a ham!

I created this so I can print it off and frame it for his room.
I think I'm going to use this kit to also make some cards for him. I am pretty sure he would love a dinosaur birthday card! Although his birthday was in April, lol. Maybe next year. Or perhaps dinosaurs wear Santa hats and decorate Christmas trees? Ahh yes! Christmas cards with dinosaurs on them! He. Would. Love. It!

I will share more creations soon, including a cool new paint technique that Kristie taught me while I was here this week. It's called acrylic pouring and the results are so cool!!!

What have you created lately? I would love to see!

Until next time.....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tyvek®. What It It and What Do You Do With It?

Hey there crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I am actually in Florida visiting my awesome art friend Kristie this week. I have missed her so much and we finally just get to hang out and make art :) Something I have been working with recently is Tyvek®. What is Tyvek® you ask? It is a product by Dupont™ and according to Wikipedia, Tyvek® is flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, a synthetic material. I have been using Tyvek envelopes from the post office and painting them with acrylic paints. Today, I used Art Anthology paints to create some pretty amazing beads and even a cool looking rose. Check these out.....

Gold on the outside and then used strips of a plastic candy
wrapper to create the green/gold band around the center.


Pink with Gold. Love how the Art Anthology paint cracks
on the Tyvek when heated.


This rose was an experiment. I like how it turned out.



I have been experimenting with different types of paint and really like the appearance of the cracks in the Art Anthology paints. It looks somewhat antique to me. You know, like chippy paint. I usually paint one side of the Tyvek with a metallic paint and the other side with at least one other color. Both sets of beads and the rose were made from the same sheet with Gold metallic on one side and half pink, half orange on the other side. For the beads, I cut it in strips, wrapped them around a dowel and heat with a heat gun until I liked the consistency. For the rose, I started with a loose bead and began wrapping layers of petal shapes around the bead, heating each layer until I got the size and look I wanted. So. Much. Fun!!!

So now that you know what Tyvek is and sort of have a sense of what you can do with it, go give it a try!!! I would love to see what you create!!

That's all from me tonight. I'll be back soon with more artsy stuff! Until next time...

Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nolan's 1st Birthday Digital Art Pages

Hey there crafty friends! So glad you dropped in for a visit! Today I am sharing three digital art pages that I created of my grandson Nolan's 1st birthday party. Can't believe he's 1 year old already. Time is going by way too fast.

Most of the papers and elements in all three pages are from Mischief Circus with a kit called Oh Happy Day.

His birthday party was circus themed and this kit is PERFECT!


Look at that precious face!!!

This page has Nolan eating his birthday cake
under the big tent and his big brother Grayson
selling tickets for the event!

This page shows just what a little ham he is :)
I made many more pages commemorating this wonderful milestone. I want to have them made into a book very soon. I will share more pages with you soon. Thanks for stopping by today!
Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pink Flamingo Lemonade

Hello again crafty friends! I hope you are doing great! I have spent the weekend being somewhat lazy as my knee is still giving me trouble. So what to do while the leg is propped up with an ice pack on it? Creating digital art of course! I found some new downloads on Sweet Shoppe Designs called Pink Flamingo Lemonade by Jenn Barrette & Tickled Pink Studio. I love Pink Flamingos and I love the pink and yellow color combo, so I had to have this kit :) My first project was this cute 12 x 12 layout that would look so cute printed out and framed. 


 


The second page I created is also a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout of my granddaughter. I love her happy and adventurous spirit! She loves to dance and sing and she loves doing videos. These photos capture just a bit of her energy :)


I love all the colorful flowers and other elements in this kit and will be using it a lot! I created more pages using other new kits I found and I'll share those soon. One has dinosaurs, my grandson Grayson's favorite! I'll share those soon :)

Until next time....
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Procaffeinating

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Memorial Day weekend. It's sunny and getting hot here in the good ol' SC. Summer is definitely on it's way! I've been working on digital pages again, specifically pages of my grandson Nolan's 1st birthday party. It was circus themed and my daughter outdid herself with all the decorations. I will share those pages once they are complete. Meanwhile, I switched gears a little and created this cute little coffee sign.


I purchased most of the elements on this sign from The Lily Pad and they are from the Bold & Strong kit created by ValĂ©ria Piemonte at Little Butterfly Wings.

Do you love coffee? I love coffee no matter the time of year, even on the hottest Summer days. I have a little corner in my kitchen where I keep my two coffee machines, yes, you read that right, my two coffee machines. lol One is a regular 10 cup coffee maker and the other is a single cup coffee maker. I told you I love coffee :) I have some coffee signs in that corner already, but am going to print this one off and add it. I always joke with my friends who like Starbucks, to me it's overpriced. I'm more of a gas station coffee kinda girl, but even better, I make a whole pot at home and enjoy it all day on the weekends :)

I hope you enjoy the rest of this long weekend. I'm going to try and finish up Nolan's birthday pages. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chipboard Mermaid Transformed

Hey there crafty friends! I'm back to share a cute little chipboard mermaid that I want to use on a scrapbook page. The mermaid is from Creative Embellishments and I used gel pens to add shimmery color to her.


I want to add some more bling to her before she goes on my page, but I just wanted to share how simple it is to transform the plain chipboard into a cute embellishment. This is what they look like fresh out of the packaging.


Cute, huh? My love of mermaids started a couple of years ago when I went on a cruise to Cozumel. Before the cruise, we visited a friend in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where there is a mermaid statue and just about everywhere you look are mermaids in art, jewelry, clothing, etc. We saw more mermaids in Cozumel and I just fell in love with their mystical powers.
Do you love mermaids, too? I have a different set of chipboard mermaids for sale in my Etsy store HERE and you can also find mermaid themed scrapbook paper HERE or an ocean themed mixed media kit that includes a chipboard mermaid HERE.

I'll be back soon with more projects. Until next time...
Hugs and Happy Craftin'!!