World Tiger Day ATCs

Artist Trading Coins – “Unusual Holiday/Celebration” Theme – scrapbook.com June-July ATC Swap, hosted by Marci (you can find her here: Blog: A Scrap from Marci and here: scrapbook.com Gallery)! Global/World/International Tiger Day – July 29th! Process Video: For the image of the tiger I used a free one I found at needpix.com (link below) and then played with editingContinue reading “World Tiger Day ATCs”

Altered Box – ReneaBouquet May Swap!

Altered ‘cigar’ box for the May 2019 ReneaBouquet Facebook Swap! **Someone mentioned the word ‘tutorial,’ and I’ll try that here as best I can… I do have a computer and a webcam and everything, BUT in early 2018 the power supply on my computer fried itself…I mean there were sparks and everything! And well myContinue reading “Altered Box – ReneaBouquet May Swap!”

Adventure – Mini Album

Mini Album for the March Creative Embellishments Challenge! This months challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog was to “…be inspired by 1 element from the photo below (let us know what it is) and by this quote: ‘Every great adventure requires a first step.’” I was inspired by the color! I love using blackContinue reading “Adventure – Mini Album”

Happy Layout!

My Great Dane, Lucy, laying in the pond after an afternoon walk. Over at scrapbook.com I host a monthly challenge, “The Ugly Games.” Each month “tributes” are given someone to send two papers and (at least one) embellishment to. The receiver is then challenged with creating a layout using all or part of the papers,Continue reading “Happy Layout!”

Christmas Teacup

My first tea cup art, just in time for Christmas! Handle side, side view! This was a learning experience for me, and I learned that I need more Mod Podge to hold down the pieces against the strain of the Crackle Paint! You can also se some of the beautiful Shard Glitter Glass & MicrobeadsContinue reading “Christmas Teacup”

Smile!

Smile layout, featuring your truly! Over at scrapbook.com there is the “Round Robin” challenge, which is basically how it sounds. Inspiration is posted, in the case of this month, a lovely autumn themed image with the quote “Even though we can’t have all we want, we ought to be thankful we don’t get what we deserve”Continue reading “Smile!”

Hair Up Here

Hair Up Here A layout featuring photos of yours truly at (almost) 11 years old! The journaling explains it all! Me, in April 1990, attempting to get the high bangs that were in style at the time. Unfortunately (Fortunately?) I was given a head full of fine hair that has never cooperated! This layout isContinue reading “Hair Up Here”

Brain Freeze!

Oh what fun you do, Brain Freeze This layout encompasses multiple challenges! First, it will be entered into the Stuck?! Sketches July 15, 2017 Challenge! The challenge for the second half of July was to use the following sketch designed by Laura Whitaker. For my layout, I decided to rotate the design counter-clockwise, which IContinue reading “Brain Freeze!”

Let’s Go On An Adventure

Let’s Go On An Adventure Layout! My oldest son in 2006, when he was 7 1/2, going exploring in my mom & dad’s backyard with his brother, using the “Explorer Kit” that my youngest had received for his birthday in 2005! This week’s Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is “Distress It.” While IContinue reading “Let’s Go On An Adventure”

be your own sunshine

I saw a piece of paper (I’ll show that later) that inspired the coloring of this tag. Plus, Simon Says Scrap’s current Wednesday challenge is “Summer Sunshine.” Add to the mix a quote I saw that said, “Sometimes you have to be your own sunshine,” and a tag was born. The flowers didn’t come outContinue reading “be your own sunshine”