Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mixed-Media Scrapbook Layout

Happy Wednesday!  Hope your week is going amazing.  Mine has been quite busy but fun so far.
 As you know, mixed media is one of the latest trends in the industry.  I've been taking classes lately at a local store and have enjoyed them very much.  This was the last project we did.  I am using an art journal which is 8½" x 11".


As you can see here, these are layers and layers of paint using stencils, stamps, different inks and papers.




I wanted to make a two-page layout incorporating these techniques.  I got some 12 x 12 cardstock that looks "altered". Then I found this awesome paper pad by Jane Davenport at Michael's that had the colors that I wanted.


I started layering and playing with papers, paper distresser and some markers.


Voila! Here is my mixed-media layout. Don't be afraid of color and layer, layer, layer! (That's my motto every time  I touch paper.)


Hope you enjoy today's inspiration and venture to play with all your goodies. Have a wonderful and blessed day!





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook Collection

Good morning!  Do you like Graphic 45 papers?  Then you will love one of their newest collections called Nature Sketchbook.  I designed these 4 layouts for Cootie-Coo Creations.  They are available as kits and you can get them all directly from them.  Their phone number is (386) 454-8008 and you can speak with Sharon.








It's a lot of "fussy cutting" but that's part of the beauty of these papers.  The more you cut and layer, the prettier they look.  Of course, I used a gazillion  pop dots!  Hope you are inspired to take pictures of nature and scrap them with these papers.  Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Birthday Party

Good morning! Hope you had a lovely weekend. We celebrated our grandchildren Carolina and Andrew's birthdays with a party at a local park. Andrew turned 5 a week ago and Carolina will be 3 on Sunday.

Andrew chose the octopus, his favorite animal,  for his pinata and cake and Carolina chose Peppa Pig for hers. They even dressed accordingly, so cute!  Here are some pictures of their special day.

The octopus pinata made by hand by my talented daughter.


Carolina with her Peppa Pig pinata and outfit.


Their cakes.


Andrew smacking his pinata while wearing an octopus shirt.


Thanks for visiting today!  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday the 13th with a full moon in the sky!  I'm glad that it's January and not October, right?

Our son is at the 3rd annual golf and poker tournament for the Major League Baseball Players Association Players Trust at the MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas. The tables were full of players from the past and present, the cause was righteous, and the end result was a lot of fun. The poker tournament took place the night before the annual golf tournament for the Players Trust, a charitable wing of the union that was established in 1996 and gives back to communities with programs such as Buses for Baseball, which brings underprivileged children to MLB stadiums, Action Teams that work with high schoolers to volunteer in their communities, and global international disaster relief.

He won 1st place in the Poker Competion! We knew he has many qualities and abilities but we are not so sure about this one. We are soooo happy that it was for charity!  Hopefully he doesn't feel the need to change his name to something like Slick or Ace or Florida Slim.  


2017 winner




And here are some perfect layouts for these pictures!




Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Have a wonderful and blessed day and a safe and restful weekend.