Friday, March 29, 2013

Pure Happiness

Hello Scrappers and Happy Good Friday to you all!!!!! I am enjoying my day with my baby girl! Every once in a while when all my guys are gone and it is just me and my girl, we like to stay in our jammies, curl up in the bed, and watch movies all day!!!! Believe me when I say, I treasure moments like this! Abigail is 13 now and thankfully still likes to hang out with momma!

So, today I wanted to share my recent layout of Abigail and my dear niece, Lauren. This fun little picture was taken 2 years ago on Thanksgiving day. The girls love for me to do photo shoots of them and they are always eager to strike a pose!!!! The papers I used are from the fab Prima collection called "Divine". I wanted to really bring out the purple and blue colors along with some hints of brown. I used some Lindy's sprays and then I pulled out my new paints from Shimmerz. I really must say I am in love with all of the Shimmerz paints and sprays!!!!! The colors are sooooo vibrant and shimmery!!!!! After layering my papers I then started to build my beautiful cluster of flowers. Add in a few trinkets, resin, and hemp twine and voila.....a so very lovely page of my girls to treasure forever!!!!!

I have found that I am totally in love with mixing my mixed media skills along with my scrapping. This style gives me all the texture and dimension that I so love on my pages!!!!!! I hope that if you ever have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment or send me an email. I would be happy to help you in any way that I can. But, if you just love my design, I would love to hear from you as well. You, my scrappy friends mean the world to me and when you leave your sweet comments, I completely feel wonderfully connected to my wonderful friends who I share my art, my soul!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you and I wish you a very blessed and Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Good News.....I'm SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

Hello and Happy Monday to you!!!! I hope your day is going good so far. I had to battle Houston traffic this morning for a doctor's appointment and totally got lost on my way. Thank goodness I planned ahead and left an hour and a half early. Well, you would think that that would bum me out but you would be wrong!!!! Nothing can take away my joy today because I have some fabulous news to share with you. Drum Rolls.......Are you Ready????..........I have been invited to join the DT over at Scraps of Darkness!!!!!!!!!!! I am so freakin' ecstatic!!!!!! Melinda and Lisa totally made my weekend and today they are making the announcement on the blog HERE. If you haven't heard of them, where have you been?????? Well, let me clue you in...Scraps of Darkness/ Scraps of Elegance is a fabulous kit club where you can not only receive awesome kits, but you can join in on the forum, the gallery, and store!!!! It is a one stop shop of scrappy goodness!!!!!!!! I will be featuring my designs beginning in April so I hope you will join me and check them out for yourself. You won't regret it!!!!!! Here is what their March kit looks like......

Amazing, Right???!!!!!! Like I said, come on over, sign up today, and have some fun with me!!!!!
Now, as for something scrappy, here is a layout I did with Prima's Engraver line. I would say 98% of what you see is Prima except for a few little pieces...the dragonfly and bee are from Michael's as well as the title. This was a fairly simple design where I let the papers make the biggest impact. This line is absolutely perfect for guys yet so versatile for other projects.

Well folks, that's all I have for today! I wish you a happy scrappy day!!!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013


Hello....Hope all of you are having a pleasant day. Thank God it is Friday!!!!! My plans this weekend are pretty simple...scrapbook and introduce my daughter to some classic movies. She is 13 years old and has never seen Sound of Music or The Wizard of Oz. 

Now, on to some scrappy info. This particular layout is very "technique" intense. First let me brag on where I got all the lovely papers and embellies. Recently I stumbled across a few blogs that spoke of the store/kit club C'est Magnifique. So, I decided to check it out and quickly realized that I wanted to sign up. I strongly suggest you check them out for yourself  Here.

Ok, now for what I did on this page...first I applied molding paste to my brick stencil/template. Than I added some sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang to my papers. I stayed close to the corals, browns, and light purple. On the bricks I sprayed over it with a sand color, outlined each brick with a light charcoal pencil then highlighted it with some green glimmer mist that I brushed on every other brick. I also stamped over the bricks with a Prima texture stamp for some added texture. The birdcage is from Blue Fern Studios. I used some brown glimmer mist that was two toned with brown and green then painted on some crackle glue. This effect turned out so stunning!!!! I then highlighted it with the green glimmer mist that was included in the kit. This is such a beautiful kit and I have tons more paper and such to make several more layouts. If you have anymore questions please feel free to email me or leave me a comment or if you were inspired you can leave me a comment. I love to hear from all of you and it has been really quiet on my blog for some time now.

Well, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and will be back to share more. Much love to you all!!!!!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Just a Quickie....

Just wanted to stop by today to drop off a few layouts that I finished but never blogged about. I have so loved digging back into my scrap supplies and preserving memories that will last forever.

This first one is of my niece, Madisyn. Such an awesome moment catching her so unaware. Here I gessoed some dots with a stamp and used a new stamp from Prima for added texture. The papers are all Simple Stories. Just goes to show you can grunge up and distress almost any paper line. I love the measuring tape ribbon from Maya Arts and all flowers are Prima.

This next one is one of my absolute faves!!!!! It is of my beautiful mother! I used my Jan. kit from Swirlydoos plus some added embellishments that I already had in my stash. I completely love the finished result.

This last one is of my gorgeous youngest son. I used a line I found made by Jillibean Soup that was geared towards men. Added some stamped dots and texture in the background along with some sprays made by Lindy's Stamp that stuff. No flowers were added but I am still happy with how it turned out and so was Caleb:)

That's all for now. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. I am currently in West Monroe, Louisiana spending our spring break with all of my family. Are you a Duck Dynasty fan???? If so, I am proud to say that they are from my hometown. You may think they are some crazy rednecks but they are some rich crazy rednecks so they must be doing something right. Did you know that Phil has a Master's Degree from Louisiana Tech and Willie also has a 4 year degree in business so that he could take over the business. Just a little tid bit of information if you are a fan....or not.

Ok, now I'm leaving....going to see Oz with my momma and my sister and my daughter....Girls Night. Hugs and lots of love to all of you!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I'm Back.....

I'm Baaaaack!!!!! Wow, I really have ignored my blog for sometime now. I truly apologize, but I have been taking a much needed break. But now, after a year of playing primarily with canvases and mixed media, I have returned to my first love which is scrapbooking. My whole style of scrapbooking has evolved as I       am now incorporating mixed media with my layouts. I know that this nothing new to many of the other very talented artists out there but it is new to me. Where I once cringed at the thought of adding a flower to my pages, I now find it hard not to place a flower on my layout and I simply can't live without adding some texture and color to my pages with gesso, molding paste, and sprays. My scrapping area is over flowing with all the paints, sprays, and inks that I have been investing in this past year. My mojo is definitely in over drive and I can't spend a day without visiting the multiple sites, blogs, and galleries, to soak up all the inspiration that is out there.

So, with all that said, I will once again begin to blog and share my creations with you in hopes of maybe inspiring all of you and encouraging you to maybe try something different or stretch your imagination a little further "out of the box". 

Here is my first page where I used the new Prima Lifetime collection. In the background I used one of the Prima dots stencil and molding paste. I then added some colors to coordinate with my photo using 3 different sprays from Lindy's Stamp their starburst sprays....full of luscious shimmer!!!!!

Another page using the Lifetime collection. I used a Prima chevron stencil with a chalboard glimmer mist. Then I splashed a little bit of color again from Lindy's. Love this picture of 2 of my kiddos with 2 of their cousins at my brother's wedding. They look so happy as we were all having such a wonderful day.

My last page is of my daughter last March sitting in a patch of blue bonnets. This page was saturated in texture. I used moding paste with glass beads and a hexagon stencil. Once it dried I went over the top of the hexagons with a white gelato, then white washed with gesso and used a Lindy's flat fabio in a brown color then a Lindy's starburst in turquoise and let it stream down my page. The paper  is primarily all Prima and I love the vintage hymnal sheet as it describes my daughter perfectly. 

I hope you enjoy all my layouts and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment. If you just want to say "Hi" then please leave me a comment as well...I would love to hear from you!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tomorrow to share some more of my latest projects with you. Hugs xoxoxox