Fall Leaves Wreath

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts Leaf Wreath Whole

I’m just popping in to let you know that I have a post up today on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog.  I used their fall themed collection “Scrumptious” to make a beautiful wreath for our front door.  I would love for you to head on over and check out the full post!  While you’re there, be sure to scroll through all the previous posts on the … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: September 26th, 2014

Friday Favorites Sept 26 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. Stephanie’s take on Art Journaling Sabine is commiting herself to a year … Continue reading

Art Journal 9 / Crafty Ladies and Journey

Art Journal 9 Journey Closeup

Welcome back on this lovely “Get  Messy” Thursday.  Today is the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s prompt day.  The prompt this month was a fun one, and although I didn’t follow it to a tee, I thoroughly enjoyed making the page.  The prompts always combine a journaling and an art challenge and for September we were challenged to: Journaling Challenge: Live your … Continue reading

A Scrumptious Card for Fall

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts My Smile Closeup large

Happy Friday lovely readers!  I’m just popping in today to let you know that my first official blog post is up on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog. I used their gorgeous September Pinterest board and their Scrumptious Collection to create the card you see above.  Please head on over to check it out, and while you‘re there keep scrolling, there have been so many great projects … Continue reading

Art Journal 8 / Color & Butterflies

Get Messy Art Journal - I love color - Pine & Plum

Welcome friends and readers, to another week of “Get Messy” journaling here on the blog. This week is all about color and lots of it! The pages above were wholly inspired by that yellow photo transparency framing the words “I Love Color” on page one.  I was drawn to the vibrancy of the overlay and the look of the acetate.  I then found the acetate alphas and the page … Continue reading

September Freebie

Astral Brush Set Pine and Plum - September Blog Freebie - Free Photoshop brushes

Hello lovely readers!  I’m always attempting to enhance my technical skills as a blogger, so I’ve tried my hand at putting together a brush set for use in Photoshop.  My talented sister sketched the astral images and my lovely mother penned the word “SHINE”.  I then turned the images and text into digital files and worked out how to offer both the .abr files and .png … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: September 12th, 2014

Friday Favorites 5

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 Project Life printable from Heather Greenwood Designs, love that Shine card! … Continue reading

Art Journal / 7

Art Journal 7 Blooming Close

Hello again!  It’s Get Messy Thursday today and I get to share with you my most recent art journal creations.  I’ll try to keep my words to a minimum today as it’s already been a long week and I need to get to bed. The pages this week were harder to create than usual.  The first page in the spread came together very slowly.  I … Continue reading

Card Lift: Cristina of My Paper Secret

Rainbow Butterfly 2

You may have noticed that I’ve been focusing a lot of my time and energy toward my art journal lately.  Well, I was beginning to miss the art of card making, so I set my journal aside to attempt a card lift, with the hopes of reinvigorating my card making mojo. Taking to the internet I found the card you see below and the amazing talent that … Continue reading

Art Journal / 6

Art Journal 6 Thankful Top

Hello art journal enthusiasts!  This week I was nominated by a family member on Facebook to post five days worth of things I’m grateful for.  I appreciate the idea and the nomination, but I really couldn’t be bothered to sit down and post it all to Facebook.  I’m more of an observer on that site and much less a contributor, and I’d like to keep … Continue reading