Sunday, February 5, 2023

Recent Works

I switched from working in fabrics to mixed media on canvas'. I was able to complete a few new ones. They are all on my website so go check them out! Click on each photo to go to their page with more photos.

This last piece I entered at gallery and it was picked to be in a show. If you are local and haven't been to the Brickwalk Gallery, make sure you take time to visit. They do some art classes from time to time, I'm hoping it works out for me to make it to some soon. They have a couple calls for some future shows, if you are interested in submitting check out their facebook page.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Wednesdays Works

Here in central Nebraska, we have a SNOW DAY! As of now, there is at least 6" of the white stuff and it is not going to stop for awhile. 
So I am hunkered down in my craft room working on things for my upcoming spring shows. I've turned this box of stuffing...
 Into this box of bunnies awaiting paint and stain.
The other day my kids were in a basketball tournament. I was able to bring some stitching along to work on when they weren't playing. I completed 3 simple oval designs that I was able to add to finished boxes today.
Fun springy designs mixed with primitive fabrics.

I slightly stuffed the lids to make them more of a pincushion top.
These will be available at my shows coming up in March and April. More on those shows later!
If you are snowed in today as well, I hope you are also able to make the most of it!

Friday, January 6, 2023

Still Making Cards...

I have a few more cards to get done before I switch gears, so I thought I would share a few more with you.
The Doodlebug Designs stamp set I was using in the last post had this layered cake in one of the sets. While it could be made to look like a birthday cake, I decided to turn it into a wedding cake.

I did some pretty simple designs, letting the cake be the focal point. I only colored the embellishments of the cake, covering the main parts with my Wink of  Stella brush for a beautiful shimmer.

I just wanted to add this work in progress.. Most of the time when I'm trying to get work done in the craft room I have music playing. Sometimes I put youtube on my tv and watch other makers at work. One of the videos I just finished was from Jennifer McGuire showing inking techniques. The cards were gorgeous. I especially loved the beveled diamond embossing folder ones.
The next day my daughter wanted to go to Hobby Lobby to look for something. I found myself in the die cutting isle. I don't know for sure what is going on there, but every last die, embossing folder, and accessory were clearanced. And they were highly clearanced. So of course I HAD to look through them. And what was there... the beveled diamond embossing folder from Spellbinders.
Ahhh.... so beautiful.


Monday, January 2, 2023

Yikes! It's been a while!

Happy New Year! 
 It's been so long since I've posted! You know when you have multiples, everyone assumes that you are so busy when they are small. That is so not the case. Seriously, once my kids hit junior high our schedules when from full to JAM PACKED. Christmas break has been a nice respite from all the activities.
My card rack at Central Mercantile has been needing some love so I've spent the last week crafting cards in my spare time. These are some cards I made using the stamp and die sets Birthday Girl and Party Time from Doodlebug Designs. There are so many fun elements within the 2 sets and they work well together.

In conclusion, I'm going to try and post a little more regularly. I'll leave you with the link to a video I was able to get done in December. It is a process video showing how I turn old Christmas boxes into winter shadowboxes.
 Until the next time!

Sunday, October 9, 2022

 It's that time of year again!
I feel like I'm in the show, making Christmas, all day long!
With 2 shows in November, if you need me, you know where to find me... Craft Room!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #226

I have another card sketch to inspire you today. I designed this one for Sketch-N-Scrap.
For my sentiment piece on this card I used a We R Memory Keepers memory system journal card. I actually had the elements of the card cut out and distressed before I found the journal card in my stash. It ended up matching perfectly!


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #224

It's back to school time! So hard to believe! With the kids in Junior High now, free time at our house is going to get harder to find. I have found a little spare time to put together this card sketch for Sketch-N-Scrap.

I pulled out my Sizzix Winter Garland die for the main embellishment on this card. It's a very pretty die that can be used to cut twig wreaths in so many different colors. It would look great in silver and white for a Christmas card.


Monday, August 15, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #255

Here we are the middle of August and it is HOT! If you're looking for some inspiration while you stay in the air conditioning, look no further. I have a layout sketch today that I designed for Sketch-N-Scrap. Head over to the SNS Blog to see what the design team members made using my sketch.

We took a trip to Dallas in April to watch some of the greatest volleyball players in the world compete against each other in a 6 week long battle. We got to watch 4 of the matches while we were in town. Also, we got to meet and chat with a handful of players and get autographs. Brileigh also some photo ops with some.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Card Challenge #222

Lori has put together another fun sketch for you this month. Check out what the design team made using the sketch over at Sketch-N-Scrap.

I dug into my scrap stash to put this card together. It's always fun for me to pull papers from different brands that look good together. Also anytime I can use up some scraps, I'm all for it!


Friday, July 15, 2022

Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge #253

Here is a fun sketch for you from Lori over at Sketch-N-Scrap.

While we were in Dallas, Texas earlier this year, we were able to go to Ripley's Believe it or Not. We spent many hours there as there were many different areas to explore. One was the wax museum. The kids had a lot of fun posing with some of their favorites.