Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

Christmas

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Click below for pdf Doodle101/WhoseBirthdayIsItAnyway/SueCarro A favorite story I like to tell to my “kids” at church is this… There once was a boy named Billy.  He was SOOOO excited for his birthday party and invited all of his friends from school. The day of […]

Food gifts from the heart

Food gifts from the heart

Homemade caramels are a welcome change from cookies and make great gifts for teachers, office staff, family and friends.  I have been making them for 30 years and now many of my friends have added them to their family’s Christmas traditions.  You can find the […]

A few Christmas Canvases…

A few Christmas Canvases…

Birthday Party /Christmas Canvas Class

Birthday Party /Christmas Canvas Class

Last night I taught a Christmas canvas class with a very special group of women who planned this fun night out to celebrate their friend’s birthday!  Many had never created a mixed media project…and I was soooo impressed by all their efforts! BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, BEAUTIFUL […]

Christmas Canvas inspired by Altar’d State…a Boutique with a Mission

Christmas Canvas inspired by Altar’d State…a Boutique with a Mission

A friend of mine recently told me of a new store that arrived in town…An artfully crafted boutique that is comparable to Anthropology, but definitely more affordable.  The COOLEST thing about this store is their heart. Below is an expert from their website… People often […]

Chalkboard Christmas

Chalkboard Christmas

I love the simplicity of black & white chalkboard images…it’s definitely been a running theme in my Christmas crafts this year! I’m actually working on a GIANT Chalkboard for a local restaurant…more on that later:) Below is a little 8 X 8 Canvas…Dick Blick  (Art […]

Splash of Color and Frog Dog Studios PAINT CHRISTMAS

Splash of Color and Frog Dog Studios PAINT CHRISTMAS

As a Frog Dog Studio Design Team Member, I have the privilege of receiving amazing mixed media products every month to create with… This month, our December Kit included Viva Decor Modeling Cream, & several jars of LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze. (along with MANY other goodies […]

Chalkboard Christmas:)

Chalkboard Christmas:)

Yesterday, a “Designer friend” of mine, text me to ask if I could make a canvas for her to give to one of her clients.  This client and her family are away on vacation and has hired my friend to “Deck her Halls” for Christmas […]

Vintage Paper Christmas Tags

Vintage Paper Christmas Tags

  Start off with a few Craft Paper Tags…like these: (click on photo above for source) I had previously purchased a few vintage Christmas music books (student piano books, hymns, & caroling books) Gently tear pages into small pieces and glue onto tag with matte […]

Christmas in Silks

Christmas in Silks

As a Design Team Member for Frog Dog Studios, I’ve had the opportunity to work with amazing products this month!  LuminArte Silks are one of the exciting mixed media products that were included in our December kit. This is a preview for the Blog Hop […]