Is your name Jean?

If this is you, you're the random winner of my birthday celebration mystery prize!

Jean - please use the contact form on the right column to get a hold of me so I can ship your package to you! And thanks, everyone, for the well wishes!

And don't forget the BIGGEST give away to come - 75 crafty items to one lucky blog follower!  Spread the word and share with your friends so I can reach my goal - YOU could be the winner!  Open to all blog followers anywhere!


Go green!

Hey everyone! I've got a green art journal spread I wanted to share with you, using CCB products!

I started by watercoloring my butterfly from the Butterflies Mixed Media Origins collection. I used a combination of Tattered Angels Kiwi and Dark Vintage Green glimmer mists, Wave Baseboard Mist PaintYellow High Impact Paint, and Sweet Pea Glimmer Glaze. I used all these colors in some fashion all over the spread. I roughly cut it out and distressed the edges with a lighter and green ink.

Next, I used the 'F' flash card from the Architextures Flash Cards Icon collection and colored it in an artsy manner.

And then the fun part - watercoloring the beautiful Embossed Large Floral Handmade Paper - it takes color beautifully!

I flicked some glimmer most all over my open Architextures journal page, then went around the edges with green ink and put it all together!

I used words from my Architextures packaging - you can use everything from CCB!

I hope you've enjoyed my little spread. It's part of a journal I'm working on that's a little whimsical, a little vintage, and features some vignettes of great writer's and artists in history. Stay tuned for more!


Good for the creative soul

Every month, CCB challenges its crew to push their creative boundaries by giving us specific challenges called Good For The Creative Soul. Every month is a different theme - this month's theme is Older Than You. We had to do a project using a picture that's older than we are as well as using a majority of CCB products in our creation.

My project not only incorporated an old family photo from the late 1800s, but my base was an old kitchen slicer!

I used a lot of CCB products that are so versatile and fun to create with!  I hope you'll drop by the post to see more of my creation as well as my fellow crew members!  We've got lots of new releases out that I know you'll like as well!


Is your name Renee Zarate?

If this is you, you're the winner of the $5 gift card code to A Cherry On Top!

Renee - please use the contact form on the right-hand column to get in touch with me! And congratulations!

Woo hoo! I've reached 65 followers! Now on to the next goal and giveaway!  When I reach 70 blog followers, someone will win a $25 gift card to S&S!  So help me by telling your friends and sharing - there's a reward in it and open to all blog followers! And I hope you also find some projects that are inspiring to you!


Make your favorite Dad an artsy card

Can you believe it - it's Father's Day already! Time is flying and I'm hoping to wake up tomorrow and it'll be Fall already 😃

A couple weeks ago, I showed the outside of a card I made hubby:

And I asked if 'Art' was about the creativity or perhaps the old gentleman's name - a little play on words? Well, yes it was. Lol

It's about art - and the old man named Art. And those I like - but I L💗VE my hubby!

I turned my hubby into a cartoon collage of sorts. I made him a paper shirt and used foam mounting squares to prop him up.  The other side was covered in a brick wall and I printed out a couple pics of us from our Germany trip. The sentiment picture came from the 7gypsies Wanderlust collection (Open New Doors).

A little whimsy, a little sentimental.  But definitely a lot artsy and full of love!