Saturday, May 16, 2015


Happy Saturday! 

Today I am here to share with you one layout and one special project that I really enjoyed creating.

First for the layout. I chose Team B May Week 2 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.

I rotated the sketch 1/4 turn counter clockwise.

and the layout!

with a few close-ups.

fun fabric ribbon with stitching

and then my stitched circles

Next up is a really fun project.  I've recently joined a Facebook group called Addicted 2 Paper Dolls. The Monthly Contest just closed.  The Theme for this month was April Showers bring May Flowers.  Of course with it being a Doll group you would create something using the theme that would include a Julie Nutting or C-thru the Woods doll stamp.

I decided I would make a small canvas. I started by using some white chalk paint that I add a few drops of re-inker to and painted my canvas.  I had a few sheets of paper, chipboard and sticker embellishments that were just perfect for the theme from an old Crate Paper collection.  I fussy cut the clouds from one of the sheets of paper and used some chipboard raindrops and flowers. I created my dolls and chose an inspirational sticker to finish it off.

and now for my close-ups...

some flowers

some raindrops

a great quote



I'm also going to enter my canvas in challenge #183 over at Word Art Wednesday.

I hope that you have enjoyed my Saturday Share. I'm off to create something new! Thanks so much for stopping by.  All comments greatly appreciated.

Monday, May 11, 2015



Today I had a wonderful Mother's Day with my two sons and my future daughter-in-law (no - there are no official plans set yet but...we all know there will be...hopefully soon!)  We had a delicious brunch at IHOP and spent some time together this afternoon.

Tonight I got back to the creating I started yesterday before I got a horrid aura/occular migraine and then got a call that another special person in my life had died. All in all yesterday was a pretty awful day.  I was still not in great shape when I went to worship this morning but I think all the prayers and support followed up by a nap helped me to enjoy the special time with my children.

So back to the creating end of things...

Feeling Sketchy had 2 extra challenges 
this month for NSD.

Here is the first great sketch:


and my card - 

and a few close-up shots

 One of my favorite 
Martha Stewart border punches

a mix of some cute little flowers and pearls

and an awesome saying!

Here is the next fun sketch - 


and my card - 

and a close-up
of a butterfly stamp with matching die 
from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.

I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day 
and my creations!  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Please come again soon!