Monday, October 20, 2014

dog hop winner and a bunny journal page

Congratulations Sue for winning the roc postcard in my last post. 
I will be mailing it to you once you send me your address  :)
Working in my small journal I used "screaming bunny" and some magazine scrap cut-outs.
 Always love playing with this little screamer cuz he can do so many things when you put him in pictures!
Did I mention that I love to journal and paint on book pages?  I cut bunny up and put him in this drawn glass mug from a magazine.  I did some doodling and the sentiment was computer made.    :)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 10, 2014

I told you this "dog" gets around :)

The roc nicholas design team is having a blog hop today!  Everyone on the design team has made a special piece of art using " dog" rubber stamp.  Please hop along with us and you may be lucky enough to win some incredible art for your collection.  You should have got here by way of Corrie Herriman's blog.
Here is my post card that could be flying to you IF your name gets picked from a comment on my blog.  ( I will also add some goodies in an envelope too )

If you'd like to add this dog stamp to your collection you can find him at or to see more of roc's collection of stamps you can click here :
For those of you who continue to peek in here at my blog, thanks for sticking with changes and I blog when I still can.  Thanks for looking   :)  Next stop is Samantha Read's blog. 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

HI! this "dog" gets around!

Love this little sweetie called just "dog" from artist roc nicholas at the Stampotique store..He seems to be well loved and "traveled".   It seems everyone that buys him has him moving all over the world!
I found this awesome magazine while I was in Cincinnati called "frankie".  I think it is from Australia but i am not sure...if you know, please tell me  :)  I love the articles and the photos.  I cut this little room out of a picture, did some doodling on it and stamping (funky leaves image from Stampotique also) then put it on some designer papers.
"Dog" is stamped on some book print and cut out.  Isnt he just the cutest?  Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hello mid- way thru August...

Nope...nothing is under control!  lol  This is "dog" rubber stamp available at the Stampotique store by artist roc nicholas
I was digging thru my gelli prints and cut this square for my base.  I doodled some flowers with a white signo pen and popped on some washi tape.  "Dog" is colored with markers  (put on with pop dots) and I added some spots on him.  :)  Sentiment is so perfect for me...pinterest inspired.
Thanks for looking!    

Monday, July 21, 2014

yes I LOVE this flying pig....

Once again I have this flying pig zooming into my art studio!
Had to share! Since its my turn up in July to post a creation with a "roc" image and I couldnt resist picking this guy up.
My green pig was colored with yg copics and cut out.  Background is ofcourse acrylics swept on with a credit card.  I have also used roc's "flying heart" with the wings.  Sentiment is computer generated!
Just a note....  
due to life responsibilities ..i dont blog as much.  I am posting more regular on my Face Book page.  If you are interested, send me a friend request!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Getting "journal ready" for vacation

Lately I have seen a LOT of posts about taking your journal with you on vacation..what to bring...etc.   I LOVE Ronda P.'s blog and she just did a great post on it.
  I found this reduced price leather covered journal in Hobby Lobby.  The front is plain with "God is Good" embedded in it and the inside is lined pages with a short bible verse on the bottom of each page. Nice cuz I can choose to leave that showing  if i wish.   It is pretty thick too.  I started by gluing several of the pages together through out the whole book.
Then following Ronda's advice I just started putting marks down on each page.  I used some dylusions sprays through a stencil, some acrylics spread on with a credit card and I even did some doodling.  I drew some birds and colored them and cut them out.  Just really getting something down on most of the pages. 

(Stampotique sun and leaves images)

Below is an inked and doodled  paper that i cut in to a large scallop...i did a little water coloring after the acyrlic shmear..

Love to pull out my "roc nicholas" images and add them in too....i can color them or journal on them later...  (squiggle arms and scalloped border

 roc's "stacked cups"

Then...well....yes, I couldnt resist finishing a page!
I used "bunny"  from the Stampotique store (roc nicholas again :)  along with a doodled girl face and a cheap feather image from Michaels i think..the flowers under bunny and the sun image can also be found at the Stampotique store.
Who knew getting a journal "ready" would be so much fun?    I plan on packing my small art pouch with my inktense pencils, markers, pens and some small scissors...oh, and my waterbrush...cant wait!  TFL!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Winner from my blog for the "roc hop" post

Happy Weekend!  I put everyones' name in a hat and picked Sue  !
Congratulations Sue and this pig card ( from the last post) will be flying to you as soon as you send me your address.
Mean time here is a mixed media card featuring "roc's angel" from the Stampotique store.  The back ground is some distress markers and water.  I used a sharpie to make the black scallop border at the top and a white uniball signo pen to doodle.  The image is paper pieced and I also used the sun and leaf images (Stampotique store).  White is just a white acrylic wash thru a TH stencil.  Sentiment is a sticker.  Thanks for looking! 

Photo: roc's angel...thankful for the weekend :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

the "roc" hop!!

 HELLO!! IF you are a fan of Stampotique stamps you may have already seen some of the roc nicholas rubber stamps that were released in the middle of April.  Today  the (roc ) Design Team and I are having a blog hop to show you some of those new images and give you lots of inspiration.

Join us in our blog hop and you will have a chance to win some wonderful prizes.  Each Design Team member will be giving away of piece of beautiful mail art and I will  also be giving away this card below (with a few goodies in it) to one person who comments on my blog. :) BTW..roc is giving away one of her new stamps!
Details:   image: "flying pig", background: TH stencil, acrylics, TH ink pads, tag and sentiment is computer generated.
REMEMBER...this guy could be flying right to your house!  lolol

To see more Roc Nicholas rubber stamps you can click here.  
Seems I am last on the line up so....
I hope you had a great time visiting all the Design Team Member's blogs!  We will be selecting winners at random on June 13, 2014.

Roc Nicholas
Corrie Herriman
Cathy Parmelee
Renee Stien
Samantha Read
Jane Wetzel = you are here!!    THANK YOU!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

playing in the journal and the "the bird lady " shows up again...

Catching up with some fun art journaling...
picked up this fun moon face image from Pringle Hill Studio..put it in the art journal with some printed deli paper, book print , acrylic paints and distress paints.  Used my roc nicholas scalloped border stamp for the side and ONE of my new ronda p. stencils .."retro bursts"
AND....while I am at's another card i made using that awesome "bird lady" by roc n. at the stampotique store  ..
It is how I had been feeling this past month...
ha ha ha!
She seems to work on A LOT of things I create!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 5, 2014

birthday card! girl and a cat and a party hat!

Happy Monday!  Sharing yet another Vera Lane Studio digi image :)  These are so fun to color and pop together . My background is some acrylics smeared on with a credit card and stenciling on the top.  I colored the girl , cat and party hat (there are a few hats that come with this) and cut them out.  I picked up some new dp at JoAnn fabrics.  Havent bought any for a long time and they were selling big stacks for $5.00. 
Below is a peek into my documented life journal...used a Vera Lane mermaid with my quote..
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

making for my daughters...

Did you know artist Janet Klein (Stampotique) also has an etsy shop?  Vera Lane studio  :)  I think her images are so cute and had to pick this one up to make a few cards for my daughters..
This is called "A Mother's Love" ....I guess now I am getting obsessed with how cute it is!
It comes in 3 images...check it out! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

"one little word"...

I am crazy about the girls on the dt over at "one little word" blog...
I FINALLY got to play along with them and hope to do this more often.  The word is "adventure"
This past Easter I went down to Charleston to see my dd.  She is getting married in Sept so we did the running around stuff and had fun.  Then we went up to Charlotte to meet with the rest of the family for the holiday.  Easter was awesome since my hub and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary AND our grand daughter's first birthday. :)  This is some "car journaling" I did on the way home.  My youngest son rode back with us- he slept most of the way home!  I had my inktense pencils in the car with me along with some small scissors and scraps of paper.  Below more wc pencils and some doodled flowers over top with a micron pen...Charleston , SC just inspires me...LOVE it there...
Lastly..a couple pages out of my DLP Ronda's new stencils.. :)
Thanks for looking and hope you are counting your blessings this Spring as I know I am!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"bird princess"

A page from my journal..."dont put off your happy life"  ...It goes by too quickly..for sure  :)  thanks roc nicholas for the sweet image= "bird princess" at the Stampotique store
I started with some acrylics/credit card painted :) and continued with a stencil (Ronda Pallazzari-Crafters workshop)   "bird princess" is stamped on kraft and cut out. 
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

artistcellar stencils!

Just dropping in to show you these awesome new stencils I got at the artistcellar store.  Sacred Hearts Series... 4
I rubbed some acyrlics on an old music score sheet and white cs, then stenciled over it with white wash.  I did some doodling with a black permanent pen and the sentiment is from the computer.  Lastly I sewed around the edges and mounted on a painted canvas board (6x6).  Not sure if i will frame this or not...
below is just a quick card I made to try the stencil out when i got fun! Acyrlics...
Cant wait to use the other 2.  Thanks for looking  :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

GOSH...time to post here! tyou !

Life happens when you are busy making other plans....John Lennon....
Happy Spring!  After a long rough Winter..and unplanned madness...We need some fun creative time!
Starting with a post card made for a good friend of mine....

 I used an image by Maria at the Stampotique store called "upward bound" it :) I shmeared some acrylics on mixed media with an old credit card -(Strathmore) paper, stenciled (Julie Balzer) clouds and stamped the bunny.  The sentiment is Pinterest inspired.

Doesnt EVERYONE NEED "carrot" from the Stampotique store this time of year???  Carrot is stamped , cut out and colored with Copics for this card. post card for the post card swap on the "roc nicholas" facebook group! 
I had to use "roc's angel"   LOVE this angel!
Thanks for LOOKING!

Friday, February 21, 2014

a little "roc" post..

I am "up" for showing you a little bit of creativity using roc's images...this is a card using "stacked cups"..I used some images I cut out of a dp pad to go with this.  "Stacked cups were colored and cut our for the top over an ink dripped background.
Below is "Viking girl"...she is sailing away on top of a post card..did a little doodling over these bright acrylic paints. 
You know these images and other fun ones like them can be found at the Stampotique store  :) 

Thanks for looking- hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's day...

Sharing some Valentines....

Playing with paints, spray inks, pens and some sewing.  
Hope you all have a wonderful day with someone you love.....for is my Valentine...granddaughter aka "cutest girl in the world"...  thanks for looking!

Monday, February 3, 2014

journaling along this year...

Progressing along this year with my journaling.  This is a page that I did journaling along with Effy Wild "my morning routine" in mind...
I started with some "card scrapes" of acrylics on a mixed media paper that had been gessoed.  Then I even painted on a few stripes with a brush.  The book print scraps added after with collage pauge (Tracy Bautista- love it) and then I drew the girl with a pencil and sharpie.  I wanted her hair a bit transparent so I used what I had on hand...dylusions teal with a paint brush.  After , her face is done with some TH sandal paint and some Americana acrylic lavender.  I gave her a dress of torn book print and made her eyes with a black pen and marker.  Did some doodling and lettering and ofcourse I used my white uniball pen.   This was so fun..I think I could do this for hours!
Still arting  along with my Documented life pages and this journal- Thanks for looking!
**plugging this in to  "art journaling every day" with Julie Balzer  and paint party Friday.