Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hope and Love

Man, I need to order some more Stencil Girl Stencils!  I'm part of the SG Stencil Club, and if I want to post my journal pages on their FB page, I can only use SG stencils.  So, all of my posts are starting to look alike - nothing but birds in the garden!!  Oh well, I just got paid for my last class, so I see an order in my future.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Today's Collage Class

I taught another "Creative Collage" class today at She Scrapbooks in the Villages - and once again, had a great group of gals who were all so creative!

Left to Right
Seated:  Angela (Happy Birthday today!) & Shayla (my youngest student so far - 12 years old!)
Standing:  Susan, Sue and Paula
Marsha was also there, but left before the photo shoot!!

Thank you ladies - you made the day so much fun!  And, you all did amazing work!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Signs of Spring

Here in Florida, we are experiencing a gorgeous Spring-like day!  It led me to do this little journal page, using some of the stencils I received yesterday from the Stencil Girl Stencil Club!  This is a great stencil club, with a lot of added bonuses!  Check it out - click the Stencil Club button on the right!

Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  46 years ago, I went into labor on this day - in the middle of a great snowstorm!  Finally got into the hospital at around 10pm, but my beautiful baby girl decided to wait till the next day to be born!

So, Happy Birthday - tomorrow - to my wonderful daughter and best friend, Serena Dawn!  I love you more than words could ever express!  xoxo

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Birds on Stilts

Today in the mail, I received my "Mixed Media Inspiration Deck" by Kiala Givehand.  These cards are to be used to prompt you if you are stuck - which I always am!  So, I drew four cards from the deck - and here's what they said!

I had just gotten some new stencils from Stencil Girl - and I was wanting to use them, so here they are!  The worst part for me was writing with paint and a paintbrush.  I have such difficulty, that I don't like to do it.  But, in the spirit of the cards, I did - but I had to go over the letters later with a black pen.  Still don't like it, but, Oh Well - it is what it is!  I certainly will do it again - there are 52 prompts, so what could go wrong?  Ha!


I've joined The Stencil Girl Stencil Club.  In this club, you receive 3 exclusive stencils monthly, and access to all sorts of wonderful sites!  While I'm waiting for my first club stencils to arrive, I've been playing around with the stencils I do have.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Derwent Inktense Blocks

The other day, I received my Derwent Inktense Blocks.  I've been watching all sorts of videos using these blocks, and was very intrigued.  You can color on the page with the blocks (which is how I made the rainbow) and then add water - they become like watercolors, but once dry, they won't reconstitute - so you can add more wet paint or medium and they won't change their color! And, what intense colors!  Also, you can wet a paintbrush, rub it on the block and paint that way - that's how I did the flowers.  The flowers are a new stencil I bought from Stencil Girl.

So this is just a page in my journal, testing out things.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wonderful Mail!

So, not only did I receive this beautiful tag from Jessica Sporn, she also sent me this cool card!  I love getting gifts from other artists!  I have a little place in my studio where I put all these treasures.  Some things I've bought, others were gifts - and they all are so precious to me!  Thank You, Jessica!

And, she's giving more things away -- check out her blog and go onto her Stencil Scavenger Hunt!  It promises to be a lot of fun!  Now, if I would just get back in there and create something myself!