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I have started this blog to help me get my craft projects out for everyone to see. My crafts are my therapy. I find peace in creating special ideas for friends and family. This is a new adventure for me and I plan on enjoying the ride

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newest Published Projects

I'm really excited to showcase the two items that scrapbooking.com has chosen to publish for the month of April. First is my floral bouquet which happens to be one of my favorite all time projects and is listed in my personal hall of fame. This project took a lot of time but was so worth it and came out better than I imagined. Second project is a Mother's Day Card which I made for a friend. Like I said in the article this card is mainly made up of scraps. I hate to throw anything away so I love it when I can pull them all together to create something. I'm really excited to be able to showcase these two projects and also to show the my love of crafting. Thanks again everybody for your support and thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment. I love the feedback. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bridal Shower Card

This is my latest project. It's a bridal shower card I made for my cousin. It's one of those projects I didn't know how it was going to come together. I found this image on one of my Cricut cartridges and knew I had to use it. I wanted to make her shine so I covered the entire image in glitter. The rest of the card just came to life. My cousin is one of my biggest supporters. I'm so excited for her and her groom David. She's waited a long time to find her one true love.  We all knew he was the one the first time we met him. Together they make the sweetest couple. We all are so excited for her and this new journey she is starting with David. Well back to her invitations. Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My Fourth Published Card

It's so exciting!  Being published is always so exciting. I never really thought that this is where my crafting would lead me. Always thought it would be a hobby, something relaxing to do for fun. I had more and more people tell me I needed to start submitting my projects to different companies and here I am with my fourth published card. This card was made for my friend's birthday. She absolutely love it. It was one of my first mixed media cards. I started watch youtube videos by Christy Tomlinson and became obsessed. Now I find myself using it in almost all my projects. If my hands are not dirty at the end of a project I feel like I haven't crafted. Lol!  I have to thank all my family and friends for always supporting me and always pushing me to keep trying. I hope you come back and keep checking out my projects. If you check out some of my other postings you will see I'm trying to challenge myself by working on larger pieces so please stay tuned. Today my heart is dancing!  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Go Big or Go Home

Well.....here it is!  The biggest piece I have ever created. It measures at 20"x 30". I love how it came out. I've been getting lots of positive feedback on this piece. I feel like I've actually created a piece of art for the first time. I'm totally addicted to mixed media!  I love the whole process of this concept. I love getting my hands dirty. A mentor wants told me the sign of a true crafter is when you are picking glue and paint off your hands hours later after you have left your craft studio. I considered this my practice piece but I've had several people suggest they may want it which really excites me. I think it's crazy that I'm finding myself in art supplies aisles of the craft stores, I'm so used to being in the scrapbooking section. Is there such a thing as a "paper artist"?  I like that concept!  Bringing together my original passion with my new obsession.  I can't wait to see where this takes me. Thanks for stopping by...come back soon. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Hey everybody!  Happy New Year!  Sorry it has been so long. The holidays went right past me. I can't believe how fast time flies by. I did get some crafting in..that's for sure. Here is a 12x12 mixed media canvas piece. I created with paper, modeling paste, paints, vintage sewing pattern paper and a new splatter technique I learned. I made several and sold all of them at a craft show over the holidays. I find myself becoming addicted to mixed media. I have so many ideas in my head. I actually want to go bigger. That's scary to me!  That would actually mean it's a piece of art. Actually as I am typing this I am working on a larger piece. I want to thank everyone for their continued support. Please come back I plan on creating some new pieces soon. See ya soon!  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Birthday Card for Rob

Welcome back!!  Here is a birthday card for my friend Rob. He is one of those surprise friendships. Most people would never see this friendship working but as time as gone on we have found we have many things in common. He can make me laugh. I also admire his faith which is shown in this card. Rob has always liked my projects using mixed media so of course I knew I had to use this on his card. There is something unique with this card. Several months back Rob wrote this scripture down for me and asked me to use it on a previous project he ordered. I kept looking at the napkin and told myself to keep it. So in the creating process it finally came to mind that I wanted to use it, I tried several different processes but finally successfully got his hand written scripture transferred onto his card.  I gave him his card and told him what I had done, he had to look twice and said "that is my handwriting". Just got a text that he really like his card. I think with his help this card came out perfect. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Every time card

Drum roll please....first card to make it into my personal hall of fame favorites. This was a special order card, ordered by a very special person. She ordered with intentions of giving it to someone else and that has changed, so I centered this card around her.  She has a talent like no other.  Her voice has the power to bring you to your feet and your hands in the air. I fell into a funk and didn't feel like crafting for a few weeks but this project changed that. I used my inspiration from Christy Tomlinson and created this one of a kind mixed media card.  The more I worked on it, the more I felt at ease and just sat back and created. I worked on the background one day with card stock, paints, gesso and paint mist. I guess this project stayed with me all day because that night I dreamed of how I wanted to finish this card off.  Thankfully it all came together.  I think it fits her perfectly because when she sings it definitely is magical. I can't wait to give it to her!  I got my mojo back and I'm ready to craft!  Thanks for stopping by and come back!  Holidays projects posted soon.