- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GC115 - Tribute to teens

This card is also for a challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.  This one I also embossed.  I cut the circle and the image on my Cricut using the Forever Young cartridge.  The doily is from a paper from Stampin Up.  The circle I also embossed.  The flowers and buttons are from my stash.

Have a wonderful day.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

GC113 Babes and Tots

This card is one I have made for a challenge on Gingersnap Creations.  I embossed the card and then went over it with a pink ink pad.  The cupcake and flower came from my stash.  The baby is an image from Retro Cafe.  Finished off the card with a button and twine.

Hope you enjoy


Friday, August 12, 2011

She Girl Art

This is the first girl I completed.  I love her cute boots.  Also her cute hairstyle.

Remember to check out Christy's website

Thanks for looking and I will have more art to share soon and then I hopefully will be ready to come up with some of my own designs, I was thinking Christmas Elf,  St Patricks Day fairy.  What fun I see in my future.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, August 11, 2011

She Girl Art

This cute girl with her pantaloons I think is my favorite so far.  Love it.

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

She Girl Art

This cute fairy was done on a 12 x 9 canvas.  Her wings were actually a butterfly I got at Michaels.  The wings were made of feathers.  Loved it, cut it apart and made it part of her.

Cute, cute cute.

Enjoy looking


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

She Girl Art

This one is done with a layered skirt, which we had to cut without a pattern.  Quite the challenge for me as I like instructions for everything.  I love her though.

Wonderful art check out Christy's website.

Thanks Christy

Monday, August 8, 2011


Hello fellow crafters,
I do not know how many of my followers are still reading my blog, but thought I would tell you a little about myself.  I am almost 49 and have been married for almost 30 years.  I have 3 children, Cynthia 24, Kyle 21 and Storm 12.  I was a stay at home mom for many years.  From when I first fell pregnant till we came to Canada 14 years ago.  My two older children were high needs kids as both of them have tourrettes so we learnt to cope with weird movements, sounds, OCD, hyper activity and all the other weird things they did.  Along with their condition comes temper tantrums which possibly I found the most exhausting.  We have been treating them with meds since Cynthia was diagonosed when she was 7.  Anybody who knows anything about these meds knows they only work to long and then you have to change them.  Originally we were told they would not amount to much as most people with tourrettes cannot hold down a job and the land up on the streets or in prison.  I am happy to say with hard work  my children are amazing.  Cynthia lives in another province, has a job doing daycare and also teaches drama and dance.  My son has just gone off to college in British Columbia to study musical theatre.  My youngest has been amazing since she was born at 27 weeks.  A fighter who hung on to life.  She keeps me busy and keeps me young.  I myself have been battling bi polar for a few years.  It was so bad at one time that I had to stop working.  With medication I am now reasonable stable, still have the odd bad day.  So my life story is not being told for pity but felt I needed to explain why sometimes I am really quiet, but I do check out all your blogs and I love your work even though I do not always leave comments.  I find it really hard to communicate with people sometimes, whether by email, phone or in person.  I have found you all really amazing with your art, and I know if it was not for my art and crafts I would not have made it through all these years. 

Thank you for listening to my ramblings today.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and God Bless


She Girl Art

This is actually the last girl I just finished.  My pictures are going to appear in no order.  I loved this girl and her skirt was amazing to make.  This is on a 12 x 12 canvass.

Loads of fun

Thank you


Sunday, August 7, 2011

She Art -Canvas Bag

So as I mentioned in my previous post I am doing this online course taught by Christy Tomlinson
She does the most amazing art and is gracious enough to share her talents with us.  I will be sharing my canvases one at a time.  I hope you enjoy all of these.  So normally the art is done on canvases using paper, fabric, stamps stencils, all sorts of fun things.  I wanted to do something that I could have with me to show my friends so I did this one on canvas sheet using fabric for my girl.  I love how she turned out and hope Christy would be proud of my efforts.  If you knew me at all you would know that I am extremely anal and stiff and everything has to be perfect so this is pushing me out of my box as I really have to be more loosey goosey.

So I hope you enjoy this post and I really recommend visiting Christy's site.

Have a wonderful day


Monday, August 1, 2011

GC111 - Planes and Trains.

This is a 4 x 6 canvass I have done for this challenge.  There is so much going on here, so let me start.  I hope I do not bore you with all the details.

First I have signed up for a course with Christy Tomplinson and she is an amazing mixed media artist.  If you have not seen her blog you should really pop over and see
The background for this canvass is my first attempt at what she teaches.  I hope I do not put her to shame.

I started by painting the canvass and it was to bright.  I the decoupaged some tissue paper over it.  I then added some more paper and then decided to calm it all down with paint.  The paint sort of drowned out my background paper but I still liked the look.  The clouds and the plane are cut from a stack of DCWV called The playtime Stack.  The words are from Artchix Studio.  I then did some stamping.  The ABC is a stencil of Martha Stewarts.  I outlined my images with a black pen and then did some doodling.  Finally a little stickles on the clouds for some bling and it was finally done.

I love it and hope you enjoy my final product.

Thanks for looking.