Wednesday, February 29, 2012

True Scrap 3 Registration Begins …Come join me!


Ok, I admit…… registration officially begins in one hour: MARCH 1, 2012, but I was SO EXCITED that I pushed that publish button early. Who can blame me!?

I am so excited because registration for True Scrap 3 begins and I am so excited  because it is going to be amazing!!! It is like a dream come true to be teaching along side these amazing women and I hope you come and join in!

 TS3 paper embellishments (2)So, what is happening!?!


-15  awesome instructors (that includes me & I'm over the moon!)

- five  wonderful make and takes

- plus an interview with the super talented Becky Higgins, and one low price for ALL classes and replays!

-Save $20 by registering before 3/31! Price will increase on 4/1.



Registration Opens Tomorrow and you can register HERE!


Etsy coupon for ts3

Plus, I will be have a whole bunch of other fun give aways.Hmmmm…I am thinking my new stamps that I co-branded with Unity Stamp Co. Love. I can't wait to share some time with you…. TS3 Pencil Shaving Happiness

  I will show you some of the awesome and fun tips of Green Crafting that I have learnt to love.TS3 paper embellishments (2)You know… using recycled Starburst candy wrappers to make my layout paper, pencil shavings for altered art, book pages for elements! Make an old rolling pin into a treasure or old jeans into wall art! LOVE it!!!

So tell a friend or two… or treat yourself and come come join me! It is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!

TS3 Recycled Layout

For more information just visit HERE.

Have a super WONDERFUL day and see ya soon!


Monday, February 20, 2012

My Crop-A-Ganza Adventure…


The class that I taught in Red Deer Alberta was a RIOT!!! I am SO GRATEFUL for these ladies because they truly were a LOT of FUN!!!

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  We entered the WORLD OF COLOR and the fun of DOODLING!


By taking my 'Live in Color' paper line and Kuretake pens such as ZIG Art & Graphic Twin & Memory Writers we explored how color, art, and doodling makes us feel.

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20120220_318  At one point, I asked everyone to get out the paper called 'Beautiful Daydreams', and then using the art pens we spent a moment doodling and drawing how we felt at that moment to create own piece of art. It was so AMAZING to see how everyone took the same piece of paper, opened their hearts up, and let the colors and art flow!



And, Of course… I had to let everyone play with some of my new stamps that I co-branded with Unity!

There were a lot of laughs!!!!

20120220_341       Everyone was treated like Princesses! This was on my bed when I got to my hotel room.



Did I mention that I acted,err… we acted silly? It was WONDERFUL!!!

Ok. Guess what is happening this week? My DOODLING webisode is happening and it is free to sign up! It is on the the 23 at 1pm mst./3pm est. I would LOVE for you to JOIN in!


PLUS, Guess what is COMING!?!


I will be announcing my news about this during the week so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful FAMILY DAY!





Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Watercolor Valentine From Me to You…


I am feeling LOVE in the air so I got out my fantastic new watercolours from Kuretake and some Rhonna Designs and sat down to create a Valentines Cards for my hubbie. love is ...

This is the original painting that I painted using Kuretakes Metallic water colors. They are such  WONDERFUL paints. I hadn't used them before, and I do a lot of watercolor painting and I can honestly say that I FELL in love with the quality and they wonderful shimmer of the paint.

Watercolour System BrushH2O Medium

Watercolour System BrushH2O


Take a look at some of the pictures that I took of my painting. I loved shooting on a macro setting while taking pictures of it just to get the awesome glimmer & color!

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Then I took it a step further…

I scanned my watercolor into my computer. I them used my Adobe Photoshop CS5 program to alter & posturize my painting.

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I then printed out a copy. I also printed out one of Rhonna Farrer's Wonderful digital postcard designs.







Kiss Me Word Art Kit

Kiss Me Word Art Kit


I them had fun combining cutting and gluing and making a fun whimsical Valentine's Card!



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Trip to Anaheim for CHA 2012


 I am home from Anaheim and the winter CHA show. It has just taken me a few days to rest up, unpack and clean up my studio. WOW! What a mess…but, that is another story! 20120207_1720120207_18

I had a wonderful time in Anaheim.The week went by super fast because this time I was doing demonstrations , classes, and had quite a few meetings.IMG_2106[1]

IMG_1986[1]I was thrilled when I got to the show and I got to meet Angela, the owner of Unity Stamps.Angela gave me my new stamps that I have created and co-branded with her company. It was so wonderful to actually hold the finished product.

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Some of the wonderful crafty gals that I got to say hello to: from top left: Dyan Reaverley , Margie Romney- Aslett, Claudine Hellmuth, Nathalie Kalbach

There were some many friends that I met up with or got to meet, but I never thought to take my camera out. I know… I can't believe it either!

IMG_2024[1] I stopped by and chatted to Heidi Swapp for a bit. She is so lovely and I loved her new product line! Beautiful !




IMG_1977[1]     I had fun doing the Live Show with  Charity Wings at the Fancy Pants booth! Elana Etcheverry does great work with Charity Wings and I really appreciated everything that Fancy Pants did for the Live Show! To find out more you can go HERE.IMG_1990[1]image


Elena wearing her angel wings!







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Some of my work at the Designer showcase.IMG_2168[1]

{I did this mixed media self portrait canvas to remind myself that dreams do come true…if you believe and if you have faith.}


  I also was one of the designers that took part of Westcott's remix contest! It was so much fun! What a wonderful company!




I was beyond words when these two wonderful designers, Cheryl Boglioli & Erika Taylor approached me separately during the show to tell me that they had used my paper line, 'Live in Color' to create something kind of cool.



Cheryl used some of my paper on her business cards. Super neat idea! 


Erika created a beautiful card using my paper & Suzy West's new embossing powder~WOW. It was on display at the booth & looked wonderful!



Oh, and for the record, yes…. I did have pink hair for the show!

Gotta be CREATIVE!


When I find my memory card…. I shall post more pictures. I had a wonderful time and now my head is full all kinds of great creative and colorful images. Oh, like the PANTONE class I took… but that is another post!image