Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
Ack! What happened? What did I miss? A calendar page has been turned from September to October. I swear I had another week and a half before the month ended. WOW! But that means Halloween is nearing and I'm the Halloween Queen in this household. If my energy holds out this week, I'll have the house decorated; I think I have more Halloween treasures than Christmas treasures, including a snarly tree. So I spent the evening making a Halloween card. I used three PoppyStamps' dies
It's a Magenta kind of day. After Dianne Johnson's Nuance class yesterday at Art 'n Soul, I couldn't resist purchasing Magenta stamps from their latest summer 2016 release. Mixing it up, I made this card as a result of looking at the "Freshly Made Sketches 232" challenge. On linen cardstock, lightly applied Bright Yellow & Turquoise Nuance watercolors. Once dry, stamped flower image over it with VersaFine. Colored with Copic alcohol markers. Fussy cut image and applied to a s
Wow! March is a blink in the rearview mirror and it's already April. This month is so busy I don't think it will vanish with a complete blink. Yikes! And 15 years has gone by in less than 2 full blinks! Today is our sweet Hannah's 15th birthday. This little Bichon Frise has been the petite princess in our household since she flew to Seattle from Oklahoma 15 years ago. Everything revolves around those 4 paws of hers. We've enjoyed every single moment. Both of us think that she
Yesterday was another day of not a lot of time in the studio for anything. So, I spent a good deal of time last night into the wee hours continuing to undo what is visible in the main area of the house from my organization and purging project. My dear husband is getting somewhat anxious because we have a St. Paddy's dinner party for 12 on Thursday. In between clearing away, I had to do something in the studio. I had come across these mixed media boards we had worked on at a M
I was moving several of the boxes to the garage for temporary storage while I sort through them. Luckily, the cleaning lady helped me. We had a common mission . . . free up the floor space in the living room and hallway so she could clean the floor! As we finished up, my back gave out. So, my progress was stifled while I iced and laid on the sofa with sweet Hannah. There was an article in a British stamping magazine that really caught my eye. Washi tape was partially applied