Exciting News!

Chickaniddy Date Night I like you card

I have some very exciting news to share with you all today.  I was selected to be a part of the 2014-2015 Chickaniddy Crafts Design Team!  This is my first run on a design team and I am very excited/a little nervous about all that is to come from this new venture. I’m thrilled to be working with this relatively new company which is also a … Continue reading

Art Journal / 5

Art Journal 5 lucky me closeup pic

It’s hard to believe I’ve been art journaling now for only five weeks. I love it so much that I’m having trouble remembering what I was doing before.  I guess I was making a lot more cards than I am now.  I’m still so in love with the larger format of the journal, the no rules aspect, and the painty magic of it all.  I know … Continue reading

Project Life: Family Reunion

PA PL plane censor

I’ve been catching up on my Project Life album recently and I want to share a spread with you all today. This spread documents our spring trip to Pennsylvania for a family reunion with my husband’s side of the family. We traveled in April over Easter weekend, a pretty perfect time to visit PA. The weather was wonderful, the flowers were just blooming, there was only a … Continue reading

Art Journal / 4

five year flowers

Hello again lovely readers.  I’m back with yet another art journal page to share with you all today.  You may be thinking that I’ve gone a little “art journal crazy” and you may also be wondering if I’m ever going to post about anything else, ever again.  Well, let me assure you  that although I have gone a little “art journal crazy,” I will definitely … Continue reading

Art Journal / 3

Art Journal 3 Dream Close Bottom

I am exactly three weeks into this art journal endeavor and I’ve already learned a lot about myself.  Things like, journaling does not come easily to me, I love experimenting with paints and techniques, lists are my friends, and I work way better with a deadline and a group of talented crafters breathing down my neck. This week I decided to put the journal back into … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: August 7th, 2014

Friday Favorites 4

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. Free printable from Brandi Hussey’s Color Blog. Printable nature scavenger hunt for … Continue reading

Art Journal / 2

Your Gut

Hello crafty friends, well it’s Thursday again and that means another peek into my art journal.  I had a couple of goals this week when creating the two pages you see here.  The first was to use my growing collection of distress stains and the second was to go bright.  I think I succeeded on both counts. The first page was developed around the flower stamps.  I wanted … Continue reading

My Jump into Art Journaling with the Get Messy Gang

Art Journal Cover

Hello lovely readers!  I’ve been noticing a wealth of art journals on the internet recently and I’m absolutely loving how free-form and spontaneous they seem.  As a woman who can literally spend three hours making a single card, I appreciate the quick and dirty appeal of this art form. A good friend of mine is a prolific art journaler and I’ve admired her work for years now, … Continue reading

Using Your Thickers as Masks: A Guest Post


Hello there lovely readers!  I’m guest posting again today, this time over at the amazing Shimelle’s blog.  Please go check it out!  While you’re there I highly recommend digging deep into her archives, they are full of great tutorials by some pretty talented crafters.  I’m still not quite sure how I made the cut.  I’ve been pinching myself all week. There have been crickets here … Continue reading

Typewriter Love

Typewriter Close

  Two weeks ago I began dreaming about a typewriter.  These were daydreams really, just a nagging desire to find a gorgeous vintage piece of machinery with which to type my Project Life journaling.  I was hoping to find a mint or cream number with some wear. I wanted it to look as though a very moody young novelist had spent years pounding out their works of … Continue reading