Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm back :)

So I'm back - sorry for the long delay in posts. It's been a great summer of rediscovering myself and I have to say that I am the happiest that I have been in a very long time. I have been on this new journey to rediscovering myself. I have signed up for Brave Girls Club - Soul Restoration 1 and I love it!! Have only done 3 weeks (yes I'm behind) but it feels great. So empowering. I have also discovered this wonderful book called Me Before We by Christine Arylo and it has awakened me and has enabled me to take my life off of autopilot and take control of my own happiness. :) :)  I truly feel like I have found my wings :) ... if you have been following my blog you would have recognized a little patterned of how I felt like I just wanted to be free and fly... I am happy to say that I have found my wings and am learning to fly again :) :)

I was inspired to create this page and it came together pretty quickly. I used Rhonna Farrer's Spring Mix digital elements and printed them on transparencies (hence the glossy shine - sorry). I used an old patterned paper for the background and used a doily to stencil white paint onto the page to create texture. Then i watered down some teal paint *heart teal* and got messy :) *so love getting messy* :)

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to create again soon :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

hello *there* hand of the maker

Starting today for two weeks I am the featured artist at the Art Hive as part of their Hand of The Maker series. I had a hard time finding the time to make product but had a blast with these projects. I went with a Fly Away With Me theme - with butterflies, birds, kites and hot air balloons. I have been on a new personal adventure to rediscover who I am (signed up for the Soul Restoration Brave Girls Club and sooo excited!!) and birds/butterflies/kites and hot air balloons mean so much to me as they symbolize freedom - freedom of truth :)

Here are some pics of my items. All proceeds will go towards the JDRF Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes. For more info on hello *there* click here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Crop Suey July Challenge

Crop Suey's July challenge was a great one to spark my creative mojo! This month we challenge you to get dirty with ink, paint or anything that may stain your fingers :)

I was inspired by a digital creation of Rhonna Farrer's and wanted to have lots of little stamped elements peeking from behind the photo mat. Lots of inking, & spraying here. Love the layers to this one!

Don't forget to play along as you have until the 20th to join us!

Bye for now! Happy creating!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Crop Suey July Sneak

So I have been having a VERY hard time getting my mojo back since I have been in my new place. Trying to scrap in a small space has been tough for me. But I finally got some inspiration and used it to scrap my July Crop Suey page! Love how it turned out and hope you will too! You will have to wait until July 5th to see it so make sure to please come back then!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Crop Suey's June Challenge!

It's almost SUMMER and to celebrate this great season we challenge you to do a page/project/card with theme of SUMMER!

Here's my take on the challenge. I did a page of my son last year on a camping trip.

Used a pagemaps sketch as inspiration.

Don't forget to play by the 20th for your chance to win some great goodies!

Check out Crop Suey for details!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Sorry for the delay in coming back but things have been a little hectic. To sum things up my son and I have moved into an apartment, I am trying to learn how to adjust my schedule as a single parent, trying to recover from a very nasty bug, trying to unpack and fit my extremly downsided scraproom into a closet, trying to make our space fresh and new to make this transition easier for my son, trying to catch up on cyberland as I just got my new laptop this week..... and it's SPRING! Loving this time of year as it is a true sign of renewal!t. I came across this great site and signed up immediately!

Check it out!!  The Brave Girls Club is an online community showcasing beautiful workshops, retreats and ideas... Plus they have 'A little bird told me…Daily Truth emails' with beautiful sayings that are just what I need right now.... here's today's email.... So go and sign up and get a little breath of fresh air in your emails everyday!

Well I must go and shower (yes it is 11:47 am and it was my first day in a month to sleep in - and boy did I do that!!!!) and greet the day and try to get my to do list semi crossed off!

Bye for now!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New home inspiration

As I mentioned I am in the process of moving and thought I would put together a little montage of some inspiration for my new place. Because of the fresh start that I am embarking on I thought that FRESH colours would be where I was heading.... so here's a little inspiration....

Bye for now....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Crop Suey Challenge

For Crop Suey's last challenge of this dt term we challenge you to get homemade and scrappy for your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!

*make homemade embellies using scraps!*

Be sure to link your lo up in the comments section on THIS post to be eligible to win the prize from our fabulous sponsor! You have until midnight EST on April 20th to play along!

For my page I decided to use all my bits and pieces of scrap rubons that I have. I have soooo many BG rubons and thought this would be a great challenge for using them! I had these rectangle chip board pieces that came out of some chipboard frames I got at the dollar store and I am just loving grey/yellow/teal so had to work with them. Also had these great rubons from Michaels that had a typewritter on it and the title. Lots of scrap rubon letters, some spray paint, a butterfly and voila!

As mentioned in my last post I am packing and won't be settled until the middle of April and by then I will have purchased my own new laptop!  Scared at what is around the corner but know that in time I will be happy again! Will fill you all in soon - I promise!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog surfing treasures! Pages of My Book!

*** Scheduled post ****

I was surfing the net and have found this beautiful new challenge blog - Pages of My Book! Check them out!! Just love the DT creations! Some of my favourites from the past few weeks :

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gotta love me some more A Creative Mint!

Whenever I am in a creative funk there are a few sites that I just love to go to to spark the creative juices and one of those is A Creative Mint! Just love how Leslie groups and photographs colour combos! So beautiful! Here are a few of my recent favs!

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Crop Suey's April Challenge Sneak

Here's a little sneak to Crop Suey's April Challenge.... Hope it's made you curious! Make sure to check back April 5th for the new challenge!

I am in the middle of packing boxes for a move so I won't be doing much posting until the middle or end of April as I will also be minus a computer. I will have my challenge posted April 5 and a few scheduled ones in between.

Bye for now...;)  Hopefully spring will be here by the time I get back!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Grown in Love - Crop Suey March Challenge

Loved this challenge - but had a hard time finding the time to work on it. This challenge has been that one that I couldn't wait to do but then ran out of time! I had so many big ideas..... oh well... move on right!

This month's challenge at Crop Suey is to use tape on your page. So I knew that I couldn't get my hands on some of those amazingly beautiful tapes out there so I thought I would just make my own. So I found this great little tutorial by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and had to try it. I did this techniqe way back when (2007) on one of my pages and had to try it with pattern paper (black/white polka-dots) and just loved it!

The sponsor this month is Heather from  DigiStampCharacters!!! The images are so cute and we got a few to play with and had to go with this one... I just love it!

Thanks for looking and make sure to play along for some great prizes! And yes I used the same paper from the last page I did. Just love this Basic Grey paper with the little planes!

Another inspiration from Jen Johner. ... I *heart* her style!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Crop Suey Challenge Sneak!

This challenge will be super fun and maybe even get a little sticky!!! *hint hint*