Sunday, February 21, 2016

A BUSY ARTSY DAY! (and week!)

I had a fun day Saturday at a crop in Maryland with my friend Maraline.  I was actually able to get more done than I usually do so I am really happy today to have a lot to share with you.

First up is a tag that I made for a
Native American Tag Swap
over at Paper Doll Trading.

Last time I did one like this I had some fabulous fringe for the outfit but since this move I still can't find much of anything so I just cut my paper.
Next is a birthday card I did using Anita's Foiled Decoupage for the first time as well as a Sizzix embossing folder.  It is not the way we did decoupage years ago with the Mod Podge.  This is just layers of paper on tiny little pop dots.
A layout of my son and his first car.
And the rest of the share from Saturday are pages of a new 8x8 scrapbook I started of our new kitten!
The cover-
and the first few pages-
And I just discovered that I had not shared some tags I had created recently to swap with a new friend over at Paper Doll Trading, as well as a Sympathy card we sadly needed last week.
The card-
I am going to share this over at
and now-
The tags-
And this last tag is for a challenge at Addicted to Paper Dolls using an item from our kitchen - which of course on here are the tea bags.
I will also share this one with
Coffee Loving Paper Crafters Facebook Group(they drink tea and cocoa too!)

Thanks so much for stopping by to view my latest creations!


Thursday, February 11, 2016


Today I have a few quick things to share.  The first is a tag for the mother of one of the gals in a group I belong to.  She has developed dementia and this is a subject dear to my heart as I went through it with my Mom.  We were told bright colors to catch her attention as well as blue being her favorite color.

Here is what I came up with - 
This is Audrey - 
Julie Nutting's 1950's decade doll.

Next is another attempt at Pocket Art.  This is for a Winter Themed Page Swap over at Robin's Scrap Nest.  The doll I chose for this page is Valentina!

And here are a few close-ups!

Along with the page swap event there is going to be an optional game for those that wanted to create another pocket page. For this one I got to use one of my newest stamps from Julie's latest collection which all have a beach theme.  I also entered this page in a challenge at Paper Doll Trading for using a 1950's theme.  This is Suzi!

and the close-ups!

Hope you have enjoyed my doll shares today!   
Hopefully I will find a spot to create more soon!

All comments gratefully appreciated!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


This year I have been participating in several swaps, some of which I shared in my last post.  I want to share with you the fun items I received in return as well as some others!

For the Mythical Creature swap I had sent the Fairy Queen (shown in my previous post) and in return I received Venus!

This was the fabulous tag.

and this was inserted (see top of tag) and included some information about my partners family.  It was very special!

For the ATC swap using diecuts I sent this - 

and in return I received this fabulous fairy - 
This holder was amazing and she also included a batch of diecuts and goodies!

Here is the ATC out of the envelope.  
The attention to detail is incredible.  I always struggle working small - I am much more suited to 12x12 layouts but I am working hard at this size by playing in ATC and Pocket Letters.

Next I will share the layout I created for
February layout sketch.

Here was the sketch I worked from-
which I chose to rotate 1/4 turn clockwise.

Here is my layout - 

This layout was In Memory of a very special lady, Teri Ingersoll.  I met her last year at Robins Scrap Nest Bee Happy Bee Scrappy Crop at the Carlisle Inn.  A few days after returning home Teri passed away suddenly the day after her 56th birthday.  She had long term health issues all her life but it is still way too young to pass.  (Last year was a hard year for young people - I lost several friends and family members in their 50's.)  She was so sweet.  Here she is holding an Eiffel Tower made for her by Cassondra Gloden of Infinity Engraving.  

And while we are thinking Eiffel Tower I also did this cute little tag - 

Next I am sharing a Pocket Letter I created about my current state - Delaware for a swap of all the states.  It will go postal tomorrow and in return I will receive one from Kentucky!

I also did a few is one for an 'All About Me' challenge at Paper Doll Trading.

And this was done 'just because' so that I could use the fun Cheery Lynn die that I had just received!
I am going to share this over at 
Word Art Wednesday in challenge #218.

Here's another swap item - this time for another Valentines Day swap this time at 
Paper Doll Trading.

I think this about covers the bulk of my recent artistic ventures.  Hopefully there will be more again soon.  

Sorry this took so long since my last post! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave a comment to let me know what you thought and that you were here!