Wednesday, December 24, 2014

She Art - She Is A Child Of God

I made this She Art girl on a Journal page, instead of on canvas.
The background is spread on using ink on baby wipes.  I then used foam stamps and bubble wrap & I also used a star pattern roller stamp.  The girl is made with paper, and her hair is painted on.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

She Art - she is beautiful

This is week 3 Lesson
This is called "she is beautiful & genuine"
The background was made by layering newspaper on it, then painting over it.  Then I used stencils, stamps, bubble wrap and rub-ons.   The dress on the girl is blue jean material.

There are still more projects for all three lesson weeks that I still plan to work on.

This is a three week workshop.
I have enjoyed these girls for a long time, so happy that I finally signed up for it.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

She Art - she has a magical soul

This is week 2 Lesson
It's called "she has a magical soul"
The background is painted on, then I used stamps on it, and paint using bubble wrap.
The sun is painted on, the birds and music score are rub-ons, and I added flower brads to it in the grass & one in her hat.  Her dress is made using tissue paper crinkled up....and the lace at the top of her dress is a shawl.

This is a three week workshop.
I have enjoyed these girls for a long time, so happy that I finally signed up for it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

She Art - she is a friend

I am taking a She Art Workshop...this is my first project.
(week 1 - lesson 1)
This is called "she is a friend"
This is on a 8X10 canvas.  I used pick tissue for the background.  The girl is done using paper. I used texture paste to make the sun rays, stamps, flower stickers, heart sticker, word stickers, and rubons.

This is a three week workshop.  So I still have two more projects to make.
I have enjoyed these girls for a long time, so happy that I finally signed up for it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Take Me Deeper Journal for 2015

Starting in January 2015 I am doing a year long "Take Me Deeper" Journal through His Kingdom Come .     I used a book cover for both the front and back, and I am using manilla folders for my pages.

Here is the front cover I made:
Here is the back cover:
They are also doing Logos 365, which is choosing a word for the year.  After praying about it, I felt led from the Lord that I need to dig into and trust Him more in waiting.  So my word for 2015 is WAIT.   I put that word on the back cover.

So looking forward to digging deeper into God's Word in 2015!

I was asked to share pictures on the manilla folders I used, so hope this makes sense.
I used a regular size manilla folder...I cut it down to 9 inches in length, and 6 inches in width.  I used a paper cutter.  I cut it on the open side (the part where the tab is) so that the folded side is where I punched my holes...so I actually will get 4 sides to work on.
Here are a couple of pictures:

Hope this helps

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Joy Christmas Card

Made this card using this months progressive free digi set from Imagine That...Digi's by Kris.
She supplies these adorable images when you play along in the previous months challenge.
This set is called "Joy"
I embossed my card with a snowflake pattern, then used the pre-colored image and the sentiment.  I sponged on red ink around the edges of the sentiment, attaching both with 3D foam squares.   I then cut up a plaid scrap of material & cut the edges on it to for a scarf.

I am entering this into:

I am also entering this into: 
here is there Tic Tac Toe to follow
I used the diagonal pattern - Plaid, Embossing, An Animal

Create your own....

Made this on canvas.  I gessoed the background and then applied purple paint to it.
I used a Julie Nutting stamp...stamped on a newspaper pattern, then colored parts in with distress markers.  I attached a handmade ribbon flower to her hair.  I punched out several stars from patterned paper, then I used word labels - create your own, memories, friends, dreams, laughter, imagination, inspiration, hope & courage....within the stars.  I also added the words embark on adventure everyday to the lower right hand side.   I then attached two strings of stars with a brad.

I am entering this into:

Here is their tic tac toe to follow
I used the bottom row - Star, Patterned Paper, Ribbon

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scrapping Everyday Miracles December Challenge

It's time for our December's Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

The Scripture theme is:
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Here is what I made for it:
 I made a journal page.  I sponged on distressed ink for the background.  I used Dymo Labels for the words, the baby Jesus is a stamp, & the doves, Bible with scroll,  and stars are picture tubes from Paint Shop Pro.

Hope you will come over and join us for this month's challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Faith, Family, Love

Made this family picture using Paint Shop Pro picture tubes, and text.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving - Bargello Technique

Made this card for this weeks challenge at CCEE Stampers.
The challenge is to make a card using the Bargello Technique.  They provided this Tutorial for it.
Here is the card I made:
I used a couple of sheets of patterned papers...one wood patterned & one pies and leaves patterned.
The words are foam stickers, and I added two leaves to the top corners.

I am entering this into:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Revelation 3:20

Went to our local craft store today and spotted this door.  It stands 10 inches high.  
I painted it, added the Scripture Verse Revelation 3:20, the door nob and the hearts to it.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Because of Christ...I am

Made this journal page based off of the "Who I Am In Christ" from Freedom In Christ Ministries.
After I wrote everything out I used watercolor paints on it.

I have a bookmark with these listed on that I keep in my Bible.
I go to it a lot...it is very helpful and a good reminder of just who we are In Christ.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Art Box

I have an old heavy cardboard box that is in pretty bad shape that I wanted to re-do to use to keep my "go to" art supplies in.  So I painted it in blue, red & yellow...then I added 3D art stickers on it.
Here is my progress:
The box and paints I used
After painting it
The 3D stickers I used
The front of my box
The top of my box

It's nothing fancy...but I like how it turned out.

I am entering this into:
with the "Twist" to show photos progressing how your box was made.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Journey Begins At Home

Made this mixed media journal page using water paint, texture paste, stamps, markers, and stickers.
The background is done in water paint.  The tree is stenciled on with my homemade texture paste...which I put on pretty thick.  I wanted it to really stick out.  I then used Promarkers and colored it in.  The sentiment & house are Unity stamps set called Begins at Home...and the flowers are also a Unity stamp called Charming Cone Flowers, which I colored in with Promarkers.  The clouds stamps are some that I bought years ago. The butterflies, dog and cat are all stickers.

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Jars of Cheer

It's a new month, which means Imagine That...Digi's by Kris is having their November Progressive Challenge.  This month Kris has given those who played in last month's progressive challenge this adorable kit free to use for the challenge.
I just love this kit!  

I used the precolored jars of You're so Sweet & the Thankful for...You.
I used a wood grain paper for my background, then added a leaf border to the top and bottom.  I then added 6 pink candy gems to the left hand side bottom, and right hand side top.  Don't know if you can tell...but I used Dimensional Magic to the tops of both jars.

Am entering this into:

Hope you will come and play :-)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - November Challenge

It's a new month and new challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.
This month's theme challenge is Thankful November.
Our Inspirational Theme is Song of Solomon 2:4 - He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love.
Here is what I made this challenge:
My background is made using bleeding craft tissue, in several colors.  I hand drew on the banner & the Love and the Cross.  I printed out the Scripture verse on yellow cardstock, cutting it out and gluing them on...then I used a black coloring pencil and traced around each one.   The "banquet house" is a 3D sticker.

So come on over and play along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Long Stitch Needle Work

I just completed this long stitch needle work project.
It took me quite a while working on it off and on.
The picture is not the greatest of it :(

I am entering this into:

Monday, October 27, 2014

Whimsical Wall Hanging

I took an online workshop by Shonna Buracroff at His Kingdom Come called "Whimisical Wall Hanging".

We made our own patterned background to use for the skirt on canvas cloth.  Using several colors of paint and handmade foam stamps.
Here is what I did.
The whimsy girl is hand drawn and painted in.  The background is also painted in.  Then put into an embroidery hoop.  Then we cut strips of our patterned cloth and also used some ribbons to make the skirt.  I then added some flowers to the right hand side.

This was a neat workshop...I learned a lot!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The back page of my Attributes of God mini journal

This is the back page of my mini journal on the Attributes of God.
I used purple oil pastel on it, and then I used Our Daily Bread Designs stamps on it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Attributes of God

Made a few more pages in my Attributes of God mini journal.
I couldn't help but focus on God's amazing awesomeness!  His power and strength and His incredible greatness!
The first two pages are Psalm 93
The next two pages are Scriptures from His Word...then ending with some of the words from the song Holy Are You Lord.
It amazes me that God loves me and chose me.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Attributes of God

I'm making a mini art journal on the Attributes of God.
I took two sheets of cardstock, folded them in the center and sewed them together.
This is the front cover that I made for it.
I used several shades of paint, scrapping the paint around with an old credit card.  Then I used my white pen to write all the words on.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I really like these whimsy characters...I think they are really cute.
But - I didn't have to much luck drawing one :(
It took me about 10 tries to get a decent looking one.  I kept messing up.  I finally drew one that I'm sort of happy with.  Then I painted her in.
I needs LOTS of practice on drawing them....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2 year old birthday

Made a birthday card for a little guy who will be turning 2 years old.
He loves those cute little monster characters.  I couldn't find one, but I did find this free digi from Anji's Antics.    I colored it in with Promarkers, hand wrote on the Happy Birth Day and the number 2.  The background is made using Gelatos.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kingdom Come - Week 5 Lesson

I am taking an online art class called Kingdom Come
It's a free 5 week series about the wonderful aspects of Christ Jesus, Praise and Worship, and His Church.
It will be taking a look at 5 themes and making art around those themes.
I just completed the Week 5 Lesson.  Here is my project.
 This lesson is called "Love God, Love People"

The background is collaged, then painted over with a light tan color.  Everything is hand drawn on, then painted in.

Here is the Link for this series.
Week 5: "Love God, Love People"- Art journal page on loving God and being a light in the world.
This is the last lesson in this series.

Shonna is offering this workshop free until the end of October....after that there will be a charge.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

My friend Susan Carol invited me to participate in a Blog Hop with a Difference.
It's a little different from your normal blog hop.  All we have to do is answer four questions.  She posted her Blog Hop with a Difference last Monday, October 6th. Susan is a strong Christian whose art journaling, and all of her projects are focused on her faith.    Her blog is called Faith Words Faith Expressions.

1. What are you working on at the moment?
I have been participating in a five week online art journaling course called Kingdom Come by Shonna Bucaroff.   We are on the final week of the series.  I am working on my last project, which is called Love God, Love People.   I'm also participating in a few challenges.  I am on the design team for Scrapping Everyday Miracles (it's not just scrapbooking - it can be any kind of project that relates to the monthly theme...art journaling, canvas, mixed media, cards, etc.)
Here are acouple of projects that I've recently worked on:
This month's Scripture Theme at SEM is Matthew 11:28
I made this canvas project:
  Last week's lesson for Kingdom Come was called "I Exalt Thee"
Here is my project for that:
Here's a card I made for fun:
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I'm not really sure that it does.  I do try to do a lot of spiritual creations.  But I also like to make fun things, cute things.  Since I began art journaling I have started getting quite messy...which is different for me, but I am enjoying it a lot.
3. Why do you create?
I have always loved creating things. From sewing garments, crocheting, wood burning, making greeting cards, or scrapbooking.  I love working on Canvas, and I have just recently gotten into Art Journaling, and I love it!  I also have been doing some Mixed Media, which I also really like.  Creating is very relaxing to me, calming.  I create because it gives me such a pleasure to create something out of nothing.  One of the things I do for "me".
4. How does your creative process work?
A lot of different ways. Sometimes I will see a stamp or read something that gets my creative juices flowing. In making cards, I have participated in a lot of challenge blogs.  The challenge blogs always have what they want used to create along in their challenge (color theme, certain topic, their product, etc.)   Since I have gotten into Art Journaling, a whole new world has opened up for me with different medium products...working with Gesso, Texture Paste (which I was inspired by Susan to make my own), Paints, Gelatos, Stencils, just to name a few.  I have also began hand drawing objects, which is really a learning curve for me.

Thank you for allowing me to participate along in this Creative Blog Hop.  Thanks Susan for asking me :-)
And thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Our family is having a reunion soon, and we are each bringing pictures to it of family members who are no longer with us.   I'm bringing one of my Grandparents.  This is a picture from their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
This is made on a canvas.  I used some watercolor paints and Gelatos on the background.  I used a stencil of old clocks and joint compound to give it texture.  I then used a Gelato on it to color it in some.  I used an old music sheet which I tore and distressed the edges.  I added some burlap that I also unraveled a little.  I used foam numbers and letters for the 50th, coloring them in with a goldish color promarker.  I added their picture onto the music sheet.  I then added some orange and white bakers twine, and some gold ribbon with sticker dots on the ends.

I am entering this into:
(UnstampaBelles is a no stamp or digi challenge blog)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kingdom Come - Week 4 Lesson

I am taking an online art class called Kingdom Come
It's a free 5 week series about the wonderful aspects of Christ Jesus, Praise and Worship, and His Church.
It will be taking a look at 5 themes and making art around those themes.
I just completed the Week 4 Lesson.  Here is my project.
This lesson is called "I Exalt Thee"

I really enjoyed praising the Lord in this lesson.
The background is painted on with blue paint & brown paint at the bottom, then I stamped lightly the Amazing Grace song randomly on.  Painted on the clouds with white paint, then used a charcoal pencil underneath them to add a shadow on them.  I then drew on the girl, painting her in.  The words are stickers, which I highlighted with the charcoal pencil.

Here is the Link for this series.

Week 4: "I exalt Thee" - Art journal page on praise and worship.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I did an online Bible Study lesson on the Power of Praise and Worship - it is really good!  I highly recommend checking it out.   This art journal page is inspired from the lesson.  I hand drew the women on and colored her in with Gesso and  Promarkers.  After I had her all colored in I wrote Praises, and what our Praises and Worship can do, from the lesson.   It was so meaningful and powerful.  Our Praises and Worship can really open up doors with our Lord.

I am linking this up at:


I took an online mini workshop by Shonna Buracroff at Twisted Figures called "Believe".
This is done on a 11x14 block of wood. She provided the bird, flowers, and the nest.  We were suppose to print them out on tissue paper, but my printer wouldn't let me - it kept jamming up.  So I ended up just printing them off on paper.   Products used on this project are: matted medium, gesso, joint compound, stencils, paints, color pencils, and word stickers.    I really had fun with this!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Let's Do This! (Squash Cancer)

Made this card for Cancer Awareness Month.  I also know someone with breast cancer...which I plan to give her to encourage her.
I used the pre-colored picture from this month's freebie set called "Let's Squash Cancer" for playing along in the Monthly Progressive Challenge at Imagine That...Digi's by Kris.  This is her October's set.
I colored the background of my card around the elephant in with a pink Gelatos.  I added a pink ribbon to the left side upper corner...then wrote in the Let's Do This!   I then distressed all of the edges of the card.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October's Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

It's time for our October's Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Here is the Scripture Theme Challenge
Here is the project that I made for it:
I made this on canvas.  I used a few different colors of Gelatos with water.  I drew on the Cross, coloring it in with Promarkers.  The hand is stamped on using a ODBD's stamp.  The brown bricks is a stamp I made using foam.  I wrote words on some of the bricks with a black marker.  I then printed out the Matthew 11:28 Verse, cutting them out and gluing them on.

Hope you will come and play along with us this month at

Look forward to seeing you there!