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You have found me.  This is my online art world, where I post all things creative that started with that creative spark within, and found its way out. I LOVE being inspired, and I hope that I inspire you.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Black and White Stampotique Exchange

These are my Black and White ATC cards for the Stampotique ATC exchange.  They made it to their far away destinations, and were received with smiles.

Each stamp you see on these are from the Stampotique store.  I am in love with every single stamp in the store.  You place your order, and then they make the stamps, old school style, with wood.   They always stamp perfectly!

Happy Krafting!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Be Uplifted on your Birthday


Here is my "not so norm" birthday card.  I used left over papers that I had previously used to punch out shapes.  Then went to town stamping sewing and embellishing.  It is one of my usual busy cards, leaving the eye to roam around and discover many embellishments and layers.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:

1153-G Pixie Poppy
8151-D Happy birthday (fun text)

Pixie Poppy should have been red, but her hat reminded me of a snap dragon, so I went with that, figuring a fairy could die her clothes green should she want to.  It is, after all, a faerie's  prerogative!

Happy Krafting,

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sketching my "Inner Self"


I am trying to find my "inner self", sketching in order to find my style, and source of expression using images that iIcome up with through the inspiration of other artists.  

This one started after a Sudoku puzzle.  I doodled the girl and her bunny clock mascot on the right, then transferred her to my sketchbook.  I still have to draw her mascot, but this is still a work in progress. 

Thank you Sunny Carvalho  your work has been such an inspiration to me.  I am currently working of a felt doll that I created from another sketch I did.  I decided to try it out after looking at how you transfer your art into different mediums!

More to be revealed!

What's in your sketchbook today?

Keep Krafting!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sunshiny Day

Good Morning,

Here is my bright Sunshiny card made using Eat Cake Graphics Stamps.  
Stamps Used;

This card was purposely left without sentiment.  I like having cards in my collection that can be used for a variety of occasions. I started this card by picking out the orange cardstock, then the patterned paper.  I colored the cute stamps accordingly and the rest just all seemed to fall into place.
Fairy Blossom and Ms. Sunshine happen to be 2 of my favorite stamps at the moment.

So, what are your plans for August?  What projects are you working on?  I am thinking of offering up some blog candy, what kind of things do you all like to see when someone is offering up blog candy?

Well, you will be seeing more posts soon, so until then,
Happy Krafting,

Challenges I am entering this into are;

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The NEW Everything Girls' Series-Summer/back to School fun for our girls!

Good Morning!
In the near future, I will be blogging about each of these books, showing you the wonderful things my family creates with them. So keep checking in! Or, head over to / and get your copies now. I have provided the links below. I may even have a little give-away prize for one lucky viewer.

by Ashley Ann Laz "is full of ideas and tips on how to use colorful Japanese crafting tape to change normal, everyday things into wonderful works of art.The best part of this, is when you get bored of it, you simply peel off the tape and start again!"

by Laura McIntyre "is packed with ideas for throwing the most amazing sleepover party ever! From invitations to games to goodie bag—you'll find all you need for the ultimate slumber party, with themes like spa party, rock star diva, and glow in the dark."

By Thaneeya McArdleArt "isn't just for hanging on walls—you can be your own canvas! Express your artistic side on your hands, fingers, arms, and legs with washable makeup or body art crayons!Inside, you'll find more than 50 of the best projects ever for creative, original temporary tattoos, like mandalas, henna hand designs, sugar skulls, and more."

by Nate Lovett and Peggy BrownIn "Japan, kawaii means "cute," and what's cuter than fuzzy kittens, smiling flowers, and adorable berries?These lovable kawaii characters, like Bunita the bunny & Koni the ice cream cone, will melt your heart and leave you saying "aw" with every page. No matter what level artist you are, you'll find step-by-step directions and examples for drawing your favorite new friends."

Monday, July 21, 2014

You're my cup of tea!

Good Morning,

I have a bright and cheerful card here for you today.  One of the things I love about my friends is that we are all different on the outside, but we have so many similarities on the inside.  Thus the inspiration for this card.

I love getting together for tea/coffee with my girly girls.  So this goes out to all of you!

I enjoyed coloring this one immensely. Then put it all together with the design paper, brads, charm and button.

I am fond of Coffee, but love Earl Grey Tea.  What do you enjoy drinking with your circle of friends?

Happy Krafting,

P.S Challenges I am entering this into are;
Sister Act Card Challenge #66: Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #118: It's all about the girls
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #245: Butterflies ( I used my pretty blue butterly brad near the flower)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Art Journalling: Book Inspiration


I saw the SDC#156: Book Inspiration challenge.  They asked what our favorite book was, and to use that to inspire a piece of art.  I had just gotten a new sketchbook in the mail, so I decided to do an art journal page.  Now please keep in mind, I am new at Art Journalling, so this may look messy to you.  But that is part of the attraction for me.  My cards have to be crisp balanced and pretty.  My art journal can be messy, ugly, unorganized too.

My favorite book is The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton.  She was 16 when she wrote it.  I loved the book because it showed a group of kids sticking by each other, even though their lives were difficult.I read it for the first time when I was 14, after seeing the movie.  And like the good hoarder I am, I bought all her other books too. LOL!

This book introduced me to Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay" poem.  It is still one of my favorites, although it leaves me with a sadness inside.  I think it was the first time I felt something after reading poetry!

As you will see I put a couple of important quotes on my pages.  I used Stampotiques  Smile stamp to represent Johnny Cade, and Pigtales to represent Cherry Valance, and Eric as Ponyboy Curtis.  The Picture Door stamp was used to represent the movie theatre's door in the first page of the book.

So?  What is your favorite book?

Happy Krafting,