Friday, February 5, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - Valentine's Day/LOVE - A Day for Daisies!

Happy {almost} Valentine's Day!

Our challenge over at Creative Corner Challenges with Team Jess is sponsored by A Day for Daisies. I love the whimsical digi stamps! :D 
Here's what I'm working with today:

I used Close to My Heart watercolor pencil crayons for the wash background. The pearl dots on top are BoBunny Sugar Pearlescents. The flowers on the left are a SU! stamp called Inspired by Nature. The mushrooms I hand sketched and painted. I used random sticker letters from my stash. I did this as a page in my journal. I've been on a journaling kick lately, and this is what I came up with.
He loves me, he loves me not.
A little dark for Valentine's Day, but it's what popped into my head when I saw the fairy's face! She looked quite saddened.

What are you working on for Valentine's Day? I hope you will join us this week!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - #145

Good Morning!

I have some fabulous news! This girl has joined Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge as a Design Team Member! WHAT? Thank you Michelle and team for allowing me this super cool opportunity!

Here's this week's sketch:

And here is what I came up with! 
Paperpack -->Dino-Mite {Bazzill Basics Paper}
Random buttons from my stash!

I hope you will join us and create something wonderful!

{Go. Create. Art}

Monday, January 18, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #143

I'm back with another sketch challenge from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 
My hand got a little shaky with the gold glitter, but I'm still ok with how the overall scrapbook layout turned out! I used a mix of my stash for this one! Martha Stewart glitter,  Recollection paperpack,  Mariposa paperpack, Teresa Collins sequins, Heidi Swapp PL card (love this) scrap stash goes on and on!
I hope you will join in on the fun!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges - FEATHERS!

Hello 2016! Happy New Year!!

Welcome to a new challenge with Creative Corner Challenges. I hope you will head over and check out my fellow Design Team blogs! They have some amazing work to show you too!

This challenge is all about feathers, so dig in and find some!

Here is my card!

I took inspiration from the 2014 Close to My Heart Catalogue on page 121. I searched high and low for something with feathers. And would you believe it or not, someone who loves owls and peacocks has nothing feathers...or so I thought. I finished up this card and started cleaning up my disaster craftroom. And whaddya know? I found purple peacock paper and a feather stamp! HA! Anywho, for this project I made a washi tape feather with some twine as the "stem" then painted it black with a coat of gold paint over top. For the feather on the left, I sketched one with charcoal and filled it in with BoBunny Pearlescents Pen in Sugar. I added a few gems to the edges too. I chose a random Project Life card out of my stash (I'm horrible for not keeping the packaging!!)

I hope you will play along with us at Creative Corner Challenges with Team Jess!

~happy crafting!~

Friday, January 8, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #141

Hi there! My layout with Lil West that I posted a few weeks back was chosen for one of the top 3 winners for Sketch #140!! So pumped! 

Anyway...I am back with an entry for #141 ! 

Here's the sketch:

For this challenge, I chose to do a journal/sketch book page (in my sketch book, Yes. I am 30 years old and I have a sketch book. Multiple ones actually!) I may do some journaling later on, when the mood strikes but for now, this is what it looks like! I used "Betty" from Julie Nutting's Doll Stamp Collection. I had fun using my scraps to make her clothes, and pieces from my pocket letter goodies that I have accumulated.

Happy Crafting! --><--

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 Bible Journaling

The start to a fresh year of journaling! I love learning new techniques and splashing the paint around! Some are finished; some are works in progress....lots of inspiration on the Journaling Bible Community. A couple of these are inspired by Tai Bender & Jennifer Williams.
I'm so enjoying diving in the word! Thank you Jesus!
I am working through some personal blahs right now...and turning to God through it is not always easy. But this is helping me stay focused and remembering that He will get me through it!
I am really hoping that come February I will have another group of gals over to journal with me! Looking at 3 nights per month! Giving it to God and letting Him direct this path.
-->Go <--

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016: WOTY!

Family. Coffee. Train Track building. Take a walk. Watch Doctor Who. And who knows, maybe get some crafting fun in! ;)

I'm vegging out with the fam today, and like every New Year's Day I think about the upcoming year. Changes, plans, budgets (blah!), vacations, renovations, play dates, appointments....yup all on the list! This reflection usually evokes a variety of emotions...including some tears. My babies are growing up. That one usually hits me like a ton of bricks-->my youngest is turning one in a month?! WHAT?<-- The other one that I am worrying about; but giving it fully to God, is our finances. My maternity leave is up mid January. Which is where my new venture in photography comes in! Check out my new website here. ramblings bring me to this....

My Word of the Year is BE.

I want to be. I want to be a servant to and for Christ. I want to be bold in my walk with God. I want to be present --> with my family; my husband, my kids. I want to be brave in my new venture with my photography business. I want to be happy--> making changes and being happy with what I (we) already have. I want to be positive--> Look for the good in situations. I want to be strong--> I am working on getting healthy and getting strong through exercise and eating clean. I want to be the best person I can be this 2016 year.

"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people."
Colossians 3:23