Sometimes all it takes is a little spark of creativity and it’s time to celebrate! I had a stack of paper, a bin of stamps and I drew a blank. I took a Facebook break and this sketch challenge popped up in my feed. It was just what I needed! I even stepped out of my… Continue reading Drawing a Blank? Use a Sketch!
In 1976 a wave of patriotism and nostalgia swept the nation as we celebrated America’s Bicentennial. Everybody got in on the celebration…Disneyland, DisneyWorld, commercial products, the ’76 Olympics, the Superbowl, Major League Baseball…even Schoolhouse Rock! I was 7 and my little sister Stephie was 3. I wanted to be a gymnast and do flips on the… Continue reading Spirit of ’76
Father’s Day is right around the corner! They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I never know what to get, so something good to fill his belly and a cool shirt to cover it up sounds like a plan! I found a fun Hawaiian shirt card design by Tami White on Pinterest… Continue reading A Shirt Fit for a King!
What do you do when life hands you lemons? You make lavender lemonade! I had lavender on the brain after getting my new Club Scrap® Lavender Fields kit. Purple is one of my favorite colors…I even painted my bedroom lavender when I was in high school! I love perusing Pinterest for artwork ideas and I… Continue reading Lavender Lemonade
I was first introduced to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps when I saw some of Roni Johnson’s artwork on her blog a few years ago. I was hooked when I scrolled through the JFF website and saw the stamptangle images! The stamptangle line is inspired by the zentangle technique and the images are so beautiful and intricate. The images are gorgeous in black and white, but… Continue reading “Electric” Garden
No, it’s not a new dance move! My crafty friend Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper shared a pretty spring card featuring the oxide lift technique. She got the idea from this Simon Says Stamp video by Gina K and after watching it I had to try it too. It just so happens that the new monthly… Continue reading Doing the Oxide Lift!
I love coffee…hot coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee in the morning, coffee after dinner…Coffee=leisure and relaxation. A “cuppa” coffee, a good book and curled up in my favorite chair? Ahhhhh! My youngest son painted this when he was in junior high. I LOVE it and and it hangs in my kitchen! His art… Continue reading Coffee Talk