Art Journal 13 / Pattern Play

Art Journal 13 Close page 2 Carson Riutta Pine and Plum

Happy Thursday friends!  Welcome to yet another installment of my Get Messy Art Journal.  This week’s spread was an attempt at minimalism.  I have quite a few crafty projects on my plate right now and I sat down late last night to create these pages.  I was tired and I felt as though my craft mojo was all tapped out for the day.  I turned … Continue reading

Cute Pumpkin Place Cards – A Sneak

Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Pumpkin Sneak

Hello Friends, I’m checking in today to let you know that I have a project posted on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog.  I made some sweet place cards for our fall table with the Scrumptious Collection and I can’t wait for you to see them.  Head on over here for the full post.  I would love to know what you think, so please don’t hesitate to comment … Continue reading

Card Lift: Lea Lawson

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Happy Tuesday friends!  This past week I attempted to play along with the Studio Calico Sunday Sketch.  You can see the card sketch here.  I was totally inspired by Aga’s card to give the sketch a try and so I sat down to create.   An hour later I literally had nothing, and I was quickly realizing that I just cannot create using sketches.  There is … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: October 17th, 2014

Friday Favorites Oct 17 2014

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly amazed at all the great inspiration to be found daily on the big beautiful internet.  I’ve chosen four of my favorite posts from my online explorations over the past week and I’m hoping that if they’ve inspired me, perhaps they will inspire you as well.  Listed clockwise from top left. I’ve always wanted to create something with Inkodye and this post … Continue reading

Art Journal 12 / Thoughts on 3 Months of Art Journaling

Art Journal 12 Fall Leaves Pine and Plum

Happy Thursday everyone!  If you can believe it, I’ve been producing weekly art journal pages for 3 straight months.  I’m having trouble believing that I’ve stuck with it this long and I’m even more surprised that I’m super energized to keep it up.  I, of course, want to share my pages with you today, but I also want to reflect on the last 3 months … Continue reading

More Than a Pumpkin Patch

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Fall is here in Washington State and we’ve been trying to make the most of it’s natural beauty before the weather turns inclement.  Last week we took a day trip east to Issaquah for a little family fun at the pumpkin patch.  Now, I don’t know about you all, but growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a pumpkin patch was just a pumpkin … Continue reading

Art Journal 11 / Watercolor Washes

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Hello, my Get Messy lovelies!  Another exciting Thursday is upon us and I’m stoked to be sharing my latest painty mess with you all. The idea this week was to keep it simple.  My plan was to throw a stamp on the page, work a little emboss resist magic, paint over it, add something inspirational and be done.  It may look as though I succeeded, but … Continue reading

World Card Making Day: The Recap

World Card Making Day Collage

For those of you who may not know, this past Saturday was World Cardmaking Day.  In the papercrafts community this amounts to quite a big deal.  Paper companies across the web were holding blog hops, promotions, giveaways and contests.  Normally I don’t participate in these kinds of events because Saturday’s are full of cleaning and kiddos, but as luck would have it, Saturday was a free day for … Continue reading

Thankful Card

Chickaniddy Crafts Carson Riutta Thankful Flowers Closeup

It’s a new week already? Is it just me or do they seem to be flying by this fall? I’m just popping in to let you know that I have a card posted on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today.  Please head on over  to see the full card and some tips on how to recreate it. While you’re there, be sure to leave a comment … Continue reading

Art Journal 10 / Do I Stay or Do I Go?

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Hello friends, I’m so glad you’re here!  For the past many months life has been in turmoil, yet it’s been so good.  Since March we’ve been unemployed and looking vigorously for my husband’s next employment adventure.  It’s been a lot of worrying over finances, but enjoying copious amounts of sweet, sweet family time. It was his job that brought us to Washington State and now we’ve gone and fallen … Continue reading