Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sharing More Artwork

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  Along with my artwork, I've been busy getting ready for my new business launch.  I've started selling Rodan + Fields anti-aging products.  This is my first time ever to even "want" to sell anything, but these products are amazing.  The link to my business website is on the left side if you want to check it out.

First I have some ATC's that I made for a swap here in Houston and then there are just two more girls on canvas.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Have a great day.  :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Mixed Media Frenzy!!

I am soooo addicted!  I can't stop.  I am just loving doing mixed media.  Of course, I started with the She Art girls, but I am trying other things as well.  The flower one is inspired by the cover of this months Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.  I just loved it, so it was something fun to try.  Don't make fun of my birds.  I had the hardest time trying to draw some decent ones.  Anywho, I just wanted to share my latest with you.  I have more She Art girls in the works as well.
 Oh, and then in my art class, we decided to ATCs to trade here in Houston for some ATC (Artist Trading Card - if you don't know what that stands for) event.  I haven't done those since I started scrapping.  This should be interesting.  I'll try to take photos of those as well.  We will see how much my style has changed since I did them four years ago.  You can see my old ones in ATC photos here on my blog.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ok, My She Art Attempt Two!

This is the continuation of the canvas that I was making on my first She Art post.  My girl here is inspired by artist Julie Nutting.  I adore the colors in this one.  The match my scrap room perfectly.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A House Warming Gift

Just exploring some of my latest little hobbies - mixed media painting and a little beading (thanks to my niece Tay).  One of  my hubby's assistants  just bought a new house, so I made her these salad tongs.  And, instead of a card, I decided to make a little painting.  I thought I would share them with you.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My First SheArt Project!!

 Well here is my first "SheArt girl".  This was so much fun letting myself just freely create.  I used music paper for her face and body, but I think it looks like she has a funky face.  I think I'll use book paper next go around.  Below is the "start" of another mixed media project.  Just thought I'd share with you the process.  I did this in about an hour and a half by just adding layers of paint and stuff.  Anyway, hope you like!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Am Hopping On The Bandwagon With "'SheArt"!

While talking to my good friend Robbie, she told me about this really awesome online class.  I'm not one to do an online class, but this one is so wonderful.  Christy really shares everything she knows and give a great "how to" in her class.  As you might know, I stepped down from all my dt positions to take a break from scrapping.  Don't worry I haven't stopped.  I still plan on submitting to the magazines in a bit.  However, I wanted to try some new artistic endeavors.  One of these is mixed media, in fact I head out to my first local class today!  Anyway, I haven't painted anything yet, but I did want to share with you this class by Christy Tomlinson through Scarlet Lime.

Stay tuned! I'll be posting my artwork soon! LOL, I can't promise it will be any good though!

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Farewell for Now

I guess you can sort of tell that I haven't posted in a while.  I decided to drop all of my design teams for now.  I just needed a break.  I will still be scrapping though.  I think I'll concentrate on submitting to magazines and just doing whatever for a while.  However, here are a couple of layouts to share with you.

This layout is one using TaDa Creative Studios new CHA release BFF.  I just did a blog post over on their blog with a couple more layouts, so hop over there and check it out.

And, here is one using some Nikki Sivils We Are Family .  However, be sure to check out Nikki's newest CHA releases.  They are so cute!

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Crazy Hubby!

He absolutely hates when I post layouts of him on the internet.  LOL, that is what he gets for getting himself caught where I can take incriminating photos of him!  In this photo he is his normal goofball self and his wearing a hot pink volley ball on his head.  This layout is using "Beatrice" from Nikki Sivils.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Sneak Peeks for You!

Here a a couple of Nikki Sivils sneak peeks for you!

Fun huh?  They are going to be so cute!  Now here is another sneak peek from My Little Shoebox!

Aren't the colors so pretty on this?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Here's a My Little Shoebox Summer CHA Sneak Peek!

Isn't it darling?  I "love" the bright fun colors!!  And, I know, this hardly a sneak peek!  Believe me I want to see more myself, so don't shoot the mesenger!  This is all they let us see.  I can't wait to get my hands on it though.  I think this is going to be one of my favorite one!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting a little "Heartfelt" for You!

If you follow My Little Shoebox, you will know they did a mid season release of sweet little line called "Heartfelt".  I recently did two layouts using this wonderful and beautiful collection.  I did one of Hayden when he was a baby and one of him with his best friend in the pool.  I tried to show that just because a line is pretty, it doesn't mean you can also use it for something like a summer layout.  You just need to think outside the box.

Color Combos Galore 197 is Live!

Hey everyone!  Another week has gone by.  I missed last week because we had a nephew here for the week.  I didn't do much scrapping.  Again, I thank Trent (my hubby's cousin's son) for the adorable photos of Kennedi Paige.  It is so fun getting to do girlie layouts!  If you would like to play along this week at Color Combos Galore, just hop on over to their blog HEREHere is my layout for this weeks color combo:

Inspiration Board 197

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How About A Little Nikki Sivils CHA Sneak Peek???

Nikki has started showing little sneak peeks of her upcoming CHA releases!  Again, you will "NOT" be dissapointed.  She has some really cute stuff coming out.  Here is one for you that have those school photos to scrap.  This release is called "School is Cool".  Although, my little guy might argue with those words.  "School is boring" would be more appropriate according to Hayden.

If you would like more sneeks of this collection, hop on over to Nikki's blog.  She also has new sneak peek of another adorable release called "My Little Monster".  Now that one would be one that definitely fits for Hayden!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just For Fun!

It has been a long time since I have done Prima's BAP.  It is always one of those things I plan on doing, but time just gets away from me (I think I need to step away from the Kindle, lol).  Hayden has started summer camp, and I pick him up later than I did when he was in school.  I guess I could do something productive with that extra time right?  I mean scrapping is much more fun than if I were to say - use that time for laundry, cleaning...   Sorry I haven't been posting as much as I used to do.  Again, I blame it on that dang Kindle.

Anywho.... here is my layout for Prima's June BAP.  The cutie in the pic is my adorable great nephew Logan.  Ok, I'm not that ancient!  I was his momma's aunt when I was four.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Little Shoebox "Mix It Up" Blog Hop!

Hey everyone!  Believe or not CHA is not that far away!  I have really enjoyed all of these last collections from My Little Shoebox.  You know me and bright colors!!  I looove them!  Before the reveals start happening, we thought we would do a little blog hop of the girls "mixing up" the My Little Shoebox current collections.  I used three different collections on my layout below:  Oasis, Home Tweet Home and Farmer's Market.  I totally love the freedom of mixing up paper lines.  I think it just allows you to get a little bit more creative!  Here what I created!

I hope you have enjoyed "hopping around" so far.  If you would like to participate for your chance to win some great My Little Shoebox goodies, you can start by going to the MLS link above and follow the blog roll from there.  If you are already hopping along, then you have just arrived here from Shemaine Smith's blog.  After leaving a comment here, you can hop on over to Ro Philippsen's blog.   Thanks for playing along!  Good luck!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I Love What Nikki Sivils Is Doing!

What a great idea to help those fellow scrappers who lost it all!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mini of Us

I normally do not like doing mini albums.  I think I am just one of those people that likes "instant gratification" too much, and doing a mini album just takes way too much time.  However, I have to say I like how this one turned out.  I used My Little Shoebox  "Home Tweet Home".  First of all, I love the colors in this collection.  (They just happen to be the same colors of my scrap room, and they make me happy!)  This was one of my design team assignment for April.  I hope you like it!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Nikki Sivils "Animal Attraction" May's Challenge

If you are a fan of Nikki Sivils then you know that a lot of her papers have the most darling critters on them.  For May, I set our challenge over at Nikki's blog (HERE) to center around animals.  If you participate, you have an opportunity to win some great Nikki papers!  I used Nikki's "Summer" collection for my layout below.  We were recently in Tennessee, and my son just had to have these ice cream cone sunglasses.  What better paper to scrap these photos than to use paper with ice cream cones!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sharing Some My Little Shoebox With You!

First off  PageMaps and My Little Shoebox are having a contest!  Here is what you could win!  Be sure to check it out!

My Little Shoebox also recently did a promo with Glue Arts.  Below is a layout I made using some of their awesome adhesives.  It is of my little guy on his first day at an actual golf course.  I think he is going to need a  lot more practice.

These next two layouts were part of  the Summer My Little Shoebox CHA booth.  They were picked up for the Summer 2011 issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond that was just released in May.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Little Shoebox "Heartfelt" Blog Hop!!

I am so loving these My Little Shoebox blog hops!  If you are just visiting my blog, and you would actually like to play along for a chance to win some awesome My Little Shoebox goodies, you will need to start off at the My Little Shoebox blog.

We are doubling the fun for this blog hop!Not only does it happen to be our very first blog hop with the new team showcasing My Little Shoebox's latest release "Heartfelt", but we also have a great sketch that was provided by one of our talented girls, Melinda Spinks.  I love all the different takes on her fabulous sketch.  Here is my take on the sketch and Melinda's lovely sketch!

So, if you started off at the My Little Shoebox blog and have been playing along you will have just arrived here from Shemaine Smith's blog.  You will next head off to Zoe Nemburt's blog.  Be sure to leave lots of lovin for your change to win something!!  Have fun and enjoy the inspiration.  Here is a look-see at what you would be winning!