Color Harmony and Acrylic on Canvas


Really enjoyed this lesson on color harmony and on canvas.  I had some canvas boards on hand.  Had them for maybe 2 or 3 years for a rainy day when my daughters might want to paint.  Took one apart to paint in smaller blocks (see previous post for example).  Ephemera by Pink Paislee.  Stencils by Tim Holtz and Momenta.  Acrylic paint by Reeves.

Crafty Finds

I’ve always wanted to draw and paint on the pages of an old or unused book so I went to the thrift store yesterday and found one.  I also found a few books that I don’t plan to draw or paint in.  Stories For The Heart will be the unfortunate…or fortunate book, depending on how the book feels about being sketched and painted all over with my art.  If I were a book, I’d be very happy.  Got all four books for $3.75!


I was in need of a new guillotine cutter.  The one I’ve had for 10 years was wearing down.  Thought about ordering the same brand from eBay but saw a 9″ Fiskars from Micheal’s so decided to try it out.  It seems to work great.  It was also on sale for $14.00.  Original price was $19.99.  The other items were things I heard on Facebook and Youtube that I wanted to try out.


Spray bottles from Walgreen’s for $1.19 each.  I’ll be using these to do some water color spray painting.


Repost Project Life Week 10

Original date: 4.17.13

Here is week 10.  This week is sort of a continuation from last week’s mostly birthday pages.  This week was actually the girls’ real birthdays so the family decided to do something small for each of them on their birth date.








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Products used: Becky Higgins Project Life Amber Edition, Sleeves by Becky Higgins and We R Memory Keeprs, Staple/stapler by Tim Holtz, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, journal cards by Persnickety Prints (cameras, arrows, and hello) and Lee Benkers Designs (Vintage Birds).  Oz the Great and Powerful images were from the Internet.

Repost Project Life Week 7

Original date: 3.20.13

I spent a little extra time on week 7 because of the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.  I don’t celebrate the Chinese New Year but I do follow the Chinese horoscope.  My husband was born in the year of the snake so it’s kind of special.  Valentine’s Day was pretty big with both my girls making boxes for their school Valentine’s party and husband and I doing something small for them at home.




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I used the mini film strip from Tim Holtz again.  It’s so cute.
I just love this photo of my 6-year-old.  She was 5 at the time.  Her little dimple is simply adorable.  It was more obvious when she was a toddler but every once in awhile now, she’ll smile a certain way, and it’ll show up pretty good.

And, this photo of her is just too cute.  I love how she stopped in the middle of brushing her toy to look at the camera.

Last, while making the 6×6 year of the snake layout of my husband, I decided to make a couple more for two people I know who were also born in the year of the snake.  They should be receiving their layouts in the mail soon!

Products I used:  Sleeves from We R Memory Keepers, Memorology by American Crafts, and Becky Higgins; stickers from K&Company, camera paper by BoBunny, 4×6 journal cards by Simple Stories, lantern paper from Graphic 45, mini film strip by Tim Holtz, mini frames by Heidi Swapp, and Project Life Amber Edition.  The 3×4 journal cards are from my Be Mine Journal Cards set.

Repost Project Life Week 6

Original date: 3.11.13

I had meant to post my Project Life Week 6 last week but with my girls’ birthdays and other things going on, I just didn’t have the time.  I was hoping to get week 7 done over the weekend but I’ll have to work on it this week after I finish a new kit and some CU papers.

Here is Week 6:




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I created this 5×7 using photos on the Internet, a quote I love from the movie, and stapled the ticket stubs on.  I printed on gloss photo paper.  It turned out awesome!

This camera from Maya Road is perfect all on it’s own.  I had thought about embellishing the paper some more but the simplicity of just the camera really brings my eyes to it.  The cameras came in 6 different designs with two of each.



I love this tiny paper clip from Tim Holtz.  It’s perfect for holding printed Instagrams in place.  See staple comparison below.



In Week 5, I used some tiny film strips from Tim Holtz to add some uniqueness to an Instagram photo.  I love how it turned out even though I didn’t do much with it.  More ideas to come.



How is your Project Life coming along?