Good morning and welcome to my blog and the Pinewood Derby Car Make Over Blog Hop!
A couple of months ago, my good friend Tina Walker got a group of ladies together to do a Pinewood Derby Car makeover. I was immediately on board!
I haven’t done a project like this in a while, but I was inspired to created something really girly and glamourous. The exact opposite of what you would expect a pinewood derby car to look like. So I went all out. This baby is covered in bright colors, ribbon, flowers, bling, and GLITTER (oh yes, I did!).
To view the other awesome pinewood derby car makeovers, be sure the follow along by clicking HERE
Good afternoon! Today I am sharing a quick (heavy on the pictures) post on my latest project–a mixed media fabric prayer book featuring vintage and antique ephemera, lace, and papers.
It started when I was browsing Etsy in search of vintage fabric. Somehow I ended up finding these beautiful prayer cards from ThisOldCouch and immediately was inspired to create something with them.
This originally wasn’t intended to be a book. I was just playing around with some muslin and thinking I might make a banner or prayer flags, but after I finished several pieces they seemed to work together nicely as a pretty little book.
Here is the finished book, with some close ups. This was such a fun and meaningful project for me!
Good morning everyone! It’s been a while…..
In personal news, things around here have been pretty busy! One of my daughters is on the high school dance team and competition season has kept us pretty busy.
My favorite dancer!
In art news, I have been working on a few projects. I joined the Amazing Casting Products Creative Team and have produced a few pieces for them.
Upcycled art journal made from mail order catalog
Follow Your Heart mixed media canvas
(you can view the tutorial for the mixed media canvas HERE)
I created this art journal spread for an art journal swap with my good friend, Tina Walker.
I’ve also received word that I will have four of my digital art journal pages published in Stampington’s Art Journal magazine in April, I will keep you posted on when that hits the shelves! :)
In the meantime, I have a few other projects that I am working on including a brand new website!!! Hopefully that will be making it’s debut here pretty soon.
Have a beautiful day!!
Hi everyone! I’ve been a bit bad again neglecting my blog. With so much going on in the last few weeks it’s been hard to find some creative time. 2014 was pretty good to me. At the beginning of last year when I sat down and prepared my goals for the year, and meditated on my “one little word” for the year to tie in with my goals, I came up with the word GROW. And I did a lot of personal, as well as creative growing.
One of my goals for the year was to be published, a dream that I had for a while, but never had the courage to pursue. During the year, that dream was realized when I was contacted by North Light Books to have two art journal pages published in Art Journal Kickstarter. Soon after, I had a piece I submitted to Somerset Studios also picked up for publication.
I was also lucky to be a part of Frog Dog Studio mixed media kit club, as well as attend CHA for the first time!
All in all, a pretty great year creatively! Looking ahead to 2015 I will have an announcement to make later this month once all the details are finalized and I’m setting my biggest art goal yet–to have a series of pieces in a gallery. In thinking over this year, I’ve settled on FOCUS for my word. I have a bad habit on not focusing completely on one certain thing, I tend to bounce around a lot and get easily distracted. Knowing that, I’m giving myself permission to FULLY FOCUS on the task at hand (something I am constantly telling my daughter, who has the same problem LOL). I am hoping that in doing this I can put all my energy into my work and really make a breakthrough!
Wishing you all a creative, and joyful 2015!!!
This morning I wanted to share a quick Snapguide I created on a project that I created using the awesome Hydrangea Hippo “BOOtiful” kit. As a guest designer for October, I received a huge kit full of goodies to work with. This kit includes: papers, TONS of ribbons and trims, and an assortment of beads, sequins, and baubles. Plenty of material to create multiple projects and layouts!
To learn more about purchasing the kit I used to create this project, click HERE.