Thursday, October 25, 2012

Its been a while

Its been a while since I last posted something, and I've got lots to show you:) But for tonight, I will pot something small:-)
This is a ceramic candle that I brought back from the dead! It had chips and faded paint on it. I loved the look, but I think a sun should be brighter haha. I used Masters Touch in Antique Gold, FolkArt Gold, and Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Raw Umber. I love this! What do you think?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cowboys Birthday Card

Hello Everyone!
First I want to thank you all for your comments, they really make me happy:)
Ok, so tonight, I remembered my little brother is turning 17 in this coming week, so I got to work on a card for him.
My brother and my Dad both LOVE Dallas Cowboys!
So I decided because it's FINALLY football season, and the Cowboys kicked off to a great start this year, Why not make him a Cowboy's Card?
This card is 6x6 black cardstock with white, silver, and navy scraps on it. Here is the original layout I went with:

 This ribbon flower was my first attempt at making them. I think it came out alright for the first time, and I see myself making LOTS of these in the near future!

 The letters are stickers, By Remark. I doodled around and on them.
On this strip of silver scrap, I embossed 3 different Happy Birthday sentiments.
This card was really basic. Something I pulled together really fast. But overall, I do love the outcome. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by!

I entered this project in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
3GJ Challenge Blog: Ribbon Flower
Paper Pretties: Square Card

Friday, September 7, 2012

Love Birds

So, today I'm going to share with you a page from my art journal:)
Fisrt, I used Modeling paste and a 2 bird stencils.
After the paste dried, I used Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Phthalocyanine Blue on the bird on the right, and colored its belly with Permanant Red Master's Touch Acrylic Paint, and it's beak with Flesh. On the bird on the left, I painted Persian Red, and the belly Sky Blue. The beak is painted Flesh. The color of the leaves is Lime Sorbet.
Above the birds, I put a little white heart from my stash:)
Next, I painted the background Ocean Green. I used a stencil and traced the clouds from a book page, and cut the out, distressed the edges with Black Soot, and modpodged them down.
I doodled on the inside and outside of the cloud using a white and black pen.

I spritzed on red spray with a "Love" stencil by Home Decor Show Offs.

And last, I glued down these Prima Flowers, which I love so much, and added a gemstone in the middle of them:)

This was a very simple page in my journal, but I really like it.
I'm sure one of these days, I'll go in and add more to it:)
I hope I inspired you with this Art Journal page, I enjoyed just going for it and not really thinking about it. It seems thats when I have the most fun creating!
Thanks for stopping by, and if you're a new follower, Thankyou!
I'm looking foward to seeing your work!
Entered in these challenges:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Today I want to share a canvas that I did a little while back.
To start out, I covered my canvas in 7Gypsies 6x6 paper, from the Paddington paper pack.
Next, I painted on a border with FolkArt, the color Aqua.
Now, I went to the Cricut, and cut out Imagine using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.
 Now, I used the Cuttlebug. I inked the inside of the folder with Colorbox Cat's eye's in Magenta, then used the Cuttlebug like you normally would.
I modpodged all the letters on, and then I painted the rest of the background with the same blue, leaving the area areound the letters blank. Then I came in with Master's Touch Acrylic in Perminant Red, and lightly washed over the area behind the letters, so that you can still see the papers underneath.

Now, I took a stencil and randomly stenciled on some gesso to give the canvas more texture.
I also used some bubble wrap and Master's Touch Permanant Black acrylic to make the black circles:)
 And now, for the last step. I found that my letters faded a little into the background so I went aroung them with white ink, not neatly, of course! And then I used my black paint to make the letters 'POP' out at you.
I loved this canvas so much, I have it hanging on my wall. I love the colors, and I am very satisfyed with it!
I hope you enjoyed the steps and that I inspired you!
Have a very happy Hump Day!
I entered this into:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hopes and Dreams

So today is friday, and that means DILLY BEANS DESIGNERS & FRIDAY CHALLENGES!
This week's challenge is:
Black and White plus one color of your choice.
And this is what I made for the challenge:
 To start, I covered the page with book text, and washed Ocean Green over the whole page.
Then I took little strips of a tag I had stamped on and made stems for flowers.
 This flower in the middle is Spellbinders Blossom 1, on stamped sheet music.
 These 3 stamps are from Paper Wings Productions.
 The scroll is a Bo-Bunny Rubon, and in the middle, I stamped "Dream."
 The bottom layer of this flower is made by Paper Studios, and the top is Prima, with a little bead I added:)
 And this one is the same, except oppisite order.
I had lots and lots of fun on this project, creativity just poured out of me!
I  hope you enjoyed it, and that I inspire you!
I entered this challenge in:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Butterfly Bliss

Last night, I sat down and began working on a new 11x14 canvas, that I named Butterfly Bliss.

The first thing I did was put down some scraps from the blue paper bin.
Next, I painted a border on using Master's Touch Acrylic in Ocean Green.
 I used a cloud stencil and modeling paste to make the clouds.
Then, I took a stencil and misted on some teal, black, and red.
Some of the butterflies are Bo-bunny rubons.

Now, I took the bliss embellishment and sprayed it with some red mists, and distressed the outside of it with Vintage Photo.
I added the butterfly and the white flower on the embellishment, both by K&Company.

 Next, I wrote this quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on card stock, cut it out and adhered it to the canvas.
 This guy here is from K&Company. It was origanally a cream color, but I used my distress inks, Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint.
 Look at the bling I added to the wings! I also added bling to some other butterflys.
 And last, below "Bliss", I added a white lace ribbon, and a blue bow on top of it :)

I had a lot of fun with this canvas, and I tried not to be too serious about it,  I just wanted to enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Live the Life You Imagine

So, it's been a little while since I last posted something, but I finally have a project to post for you!
This is a little 6x6 canvas. 
For the background colors, I used Master's Touch Acrylic Paint in the colors Persian Red, and Flesh.
The circles are made from Liquitex Modeling Paste.
Next, I inked the paste and the edges of my canvas with blue ink.
I mod-podged a piece of scrap paper from my stash.
I also doodled the flourish in the right corner.
I highlighted the corners of the canvas with silver ink.
 Next, I stamped a stamp by Tim Holtz on a piece of cream colored card stock, cut around it, and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Tea Dye. Then I adhered it to the canvas.
Now, I added some of my Prima Flowers.
I misted them with a mist a made using FolkArt Metallic in Antique Copper.
And of course, I distressed the flowers, too, with Tea Dye.

 And for the finishing touches! In the middle of the Prima flowers, I added little dots of modeling paste, to give the flowers more texture.

I had lots of fun doing this little canvas, and I hope I inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Creative Bliss

Today was a busy Sunday! We got up early and took our little one to the zoo for the first time! He absolutely loved it, but it was sooo HOT!
Tonight, my husband and I had some fun painting with the new goodies we got:D
I made this 6x6 canvas:

I used modeling paste on this one. I wanted lots of texture!
I started the canvas with the compass design (stencil) and modeling paste, and I put 3 or 3 different ones. Next, I added a couple pieces of newspaper for the tissue paper effect (below bird). Then I threw oodles of blue and white paint:) The red dots are also done by paint and stencil.
I wasn't too sure of what to do next, so I put a Smash tape border on the bottow, and layered a ribbon on top on it. Once again, I came up blank. SUPRISE! I pulled out a doille, and mod podged it on there. Then, I found this little felt bird iron-on I bought on clearance. Now, it needed a little words. So I stamped 'CreatiVe' and 'Bliss' On a sheet of white cardstock, cut them out, distressed and adhered them. And then came the awesome Paper Studios flower.

What an AWESOME way to spend my Sunday!!!
How was your weekend?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pretty and Pink (Unfinished Project)

It's been a little bit since I posted anything, I somehow lost the battery to my camera!
I have been working on my art journal. I started this page, but I never finished it.

I tried to do something pink and girly.
Which would explain why I have a block on this one...haha
I am also working on another journal page that I'm really liking. It reminds me of my home state, Florida. I have another journal page finished, that I'm not so sure how I feel about it, but the quote on it means so much to me.
I'll post my completed project when I find my camera battery, and when I actually get around to finishing it, haha.
If you have any suggestions, I would really appreciate them!
Have a great day, and thank-you for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Sweet Adrian!

At 36 weeks pregnant, I was HUGE! I was soooo ready to get little Adrian out of my belly and into my arms! I missed looking down and seeing my feet, and I missed laying on my stomache.
A week after this picture was taken, I went into labor, and  was sooo excited to meet my Adrian for the first time!

 After 16 hours of labor, and one left-sided epidural later, Adrian was born into this world. It was 9:56 PM. He was born 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. When they put him in my arms for the first time, it was like the world around me stopped turning. The nurses were speaking to me and I heard nothing! All I could do was stare into those big brown eyes, and instantly, I fell in love!

This is Adrian at one month old. He loved to open his eyes wide! He already had great control of his head and neck, and he could see more clearly than most babies his age!
This was shortly after we moved to Texas. Adrian was only 3 months old, and he was always smiling!
Five months old, outside with his Baby Einstein jumper.

First time in the pool, 5 months old

This was at about 7 months when he started to crawl.

Adrian was only nine months when he started walking!

This is Adrian at 11 months. He had his Elmo PJ's on. He loves Elmo!

At only 13 months old, he was turning on the charm! Watch out, ladies!

This is my little boy now. He is huge! He will be 16 months soon, and he is already talking and running all over the place!