Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

Another Christmas sign...
Wrapping up my Christmas orders.  It's been a busy year! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Magic of Christmas

A new sign  I just added to my store.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas signs

Here are some small signs I made.  They are selling at a local Christmas bazaar in my area.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

                       Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Here is a sign I made and below are some great finds from Pinterest!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Card and Print

Just a small little card I put together last minute for a birthday! 
Here is a digital print I made (you make me SMILE when sky's are grey)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Unity Tiles

A couple weeks ago I posted some coaster tiles and was asked how you make them.  So here are some new ones I made with directions on how to make them. 

              These are very fun and easy and make great gift ideas.
I used a number of different Unity stamps on all these coasters.

Tile Stamping:

Use 4x4 distressed looking tumbled tiles (don't get the shiny ones),  You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes.

Wipe the tile off.

Using any stamp that you like, stamp the image using StazOn. Let dry for a minute.

If you want to color the image (ex. butterfly) use a blending tool as pictured above or even a Q-tip would work and dab on the color so it doesn't smear.  Only use StazOn inks.

Bake tiles at 350 for 10 to 15 mins.  You do not have to seal them.  Some people say this is not necessary, but I do bake mine.

If you're going to use them as coasters, be sure to put round felt pads on the bottom corners.

That's it!! Have fun.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Canvas

Here is a fall canvas I made using paper from Simple Stories and die cut leaves.  I also used some Tim Holtz distress inks for the background and edges.  Fun and simple project!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Coaster tiles and magnets

Joining in with Unity FWF.  Here are some coaster tiles I made using stamps from several different Unity sets.
The tiles on top  have felt bottoms to use as coasters.  The smaller tiles below have magnets on the back. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your Friday! (=

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tile magnets

These are some tile magnets I made that measure 2"x2".  They say: Inspire, hope, faith, love, follow your passion...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Signs, signs everywhere signs...

I'm getting ready for my local Red Sled Bazaar.  It's opening Nov 4th and runs right up until Christmas.  Getting lots of signs made and a few other fun projects.  Here are some recent ones I've been working on.
                                 Click on the picture for a close up

Monday, October 22, 2012

Owl always love you

Here is a small 6"x6" owl art block I made.  I used some fun papers, an owl die and my silhouette for the lettering. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Do What makes you happy

Here is an 8x10 mixed media collage using lots of papers, stamps, inks, paints, stencils... The stamps were from Unity.  Christy Tomlinson "She was a daughter" and Donna Downey "art & possibility" set.   If you'd like to see more Unity inspiration go HERE
Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Friday!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Owl Art

This is a piece from my original mixed media art canvas.  This is an 8x10 print that I framed.  I'm hoping to eventually make more prints of my artwork and sell them on my Etsy store. 
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Thanks for stopping by. (=

Thursday, October 11, 2012


My dear Grandma passed away today.  She will be greatly missed!!!  LOVE you Grandma!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Always Remember...

Here is a new sign I just added to my Etsy store.  I have always loved this saying!

Friday, October 5, 2012


It's been such a long time since I've done a layout.  I really need to set some time aside and do this more often.  (=  Life gets so busy, but I just love looking back at old layouts and pictures.  My kids are just growing up so darn fast!!!
The title was done on my Silhouette machine and that cute little camera is a Unity stamp!

Happy Friday!!! (=

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simply Blessed

I am
A great sign for everyday or perfect for Thanksgiving!
Here are my girls running with their classmates to raise money for their school.

                                                         FUN RUN 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Owl Canvas

This is a 6x6 owl canvas I made using Hero Arts stamps, paints, sprays, stencils...
The sentiments read: Life's good and You make my heart happy

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This is so me! (=

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another First

Today is Chase's first day of 8th Grade.  It's hard to believe how fast Middle School is flying by!  I was able to take a few pics...
And here is my August monthly photo mosaic:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to school

Back to school today.  The summer flew by!  Here are the girls...  Chase gets one more day! (=


Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sweet Daughter!!! She's turning 10 today!!  Time really does fly by fast!!!
You are growing in to such a BEAUTIFUL girl!!!  WE LOVE YOU!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Canvas Art and fun at the fair!

Here is an 8"x10" canvas I made using a mix of paints, sprays, stamps, stencils etc..  The cute little frog, mushroom and snail are stamps from Purple Onion Designs. 

Yesterday we spent a fun day at the State Fair with Grandma!!!  LOTS of fun rides, walking on water (in balls), Zip lining, Go kart racing, lots of yummy food...

Have a GREAT Friday!!! (=

Monday, August 27, 2012

New sign

Here is a sign I recently added to my store.  It measures approx 7" x 24" and reads: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.  This has always been a favorite quote of mine! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just a cute and simple little tag.  Smile... You make my life brighter.  The sun was cut out using my silhouette machine and the words were stamped using Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Home is where your story begins

Here is another fun 8 x 10" canvas.  I love using a mix of paints, sprays, inks...  I stamped "Home is where your story begins".  It is a Unity stamp I've had for quite awhile.  I also added a flower stamp from Unity Insightful Meadows.  I paper pieced some fun clouds, added some hearts and twine.
I'm playing along this week with Unity FWF.  If you'd like to see some more Unity inspiration go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! (=

Friday, August 10, 2012

Owl Canvas

Here is the latest canvas I made using a new owl die that I purchased.  I just love owls! (=   I made the branch by tearing a piece of paper and stamping it with a wood grain stamp.  I then went over it with some distress ink.  The background was made using a variety of stamps and stencils.  I used mostly Crafters Workshop stencils and a few Unity stamps.  The flowers at the bottom were stamped using "Insightful Meadows" by Unity. 
For more Unity inspirtaion go here.

Eventually I'm going to start adding some canvases to my Etsy store.
Thanks for stopping by! (=

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Here is a cute tag I made using my Purple Onion Design stamps.  I used Tim Holtz distress stains for the background and crackle paint on the clouds for some added texture. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Fun!

Just a few fun pics from our recent vacation! 
Lots of fun rides!  I LOVE roller coasters!!! (=

Here is a Thank You card I made for the neighbors for taking such good care of our sweet dog! (=
                    The little tag says: you're doggone great.