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

Mixed Media

Watercolor Revived

Watercolor Revived

I haven’t pulled out my watercolors for some time, and I quite forgot how much they are my favorite medium. My first little project is related to my son’s school show. He started performing in Musical theater at the age of 8, and since then, […]

Adore-a-Bull and the rescue of “Irresistible Clyde”

Adore-a-Bull and the rescue of “Irresistible Clyde”

My project post today is 2-fold… 1.  Promote a great cause Adore-a-Bull (& Clyde) 2. Share a little “how to” using The Crafters Workshop Stencils But first, a little back story… This is Clyde…I think he’s irresistible. Bonnie (Clyde’s sister) & Clyde were found on […]

Mixed Media Techniques with TCW NEW Summer Releases!

Mixed Media Techniques with TCW NEW Summer Releases!

 I just received the most generous package of stencils from TCW!  There are sooooo many new designs to choose from!  And seriously people…TCW stencils are the most affordable stencils out there, and with so many designs to choose from they are a must have! AND…dd […]

For my Italian friend:)

For my Italian friend:)

For our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband & I decided to travel back to Italy… not only to see the Amalfi Coast but also to visit Carmen. We brought along some of our close friends…it was a trip of a lifetime! During our first stay […]

Inspirational “Hop”

Inspirational “Hop”

Above is the Inspiration piece for an informal “hop” between some of my VERY TALENTED Design Team peeps:) This beautiful canvas was created by Sanna Lippert, and is the “jumping off” point for our group to create. Here is the group if you’d like to […]

The Crafters Workshop Stenciled Gift Box

The Crafters Workshop Stenciled Gift Box

I love to use stencils…they are so versatile…mixed media, journaling, baking, fabric painting, and all kinds of home decor projects. I don’t know about you, but we have so many close friends of the family graduating from High School this year and buying that many […]

Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

Gelli Plate and Fresco Finish Paints…a match made in heaven:)

OH WHAT A KIT!!! I feel like I say that every month, but Tina puts the most amazing products together!!! This project utilizes the delicious Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint (Beach Hut) Stampendous n studio Stamp Set (wired) Clearprint, 6X8 Clear Vellum Field Book & […]

The Crafters Workshop First Ever Design Team

The Crafters Workshop First Ever Design Team

I am so honored to be included in The Crafters Workshop’s brand new Design Team!  I have been using their wonderful stencils for quite some time, and will find it extremely easy to promote something I already love!! Stencils are such a wonderful tool for […]

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Mini Clipboard Keyring

Hello and Happy Spring! (we had snow this week in Cincy!!) Today’s post is a  project highlighting both our April Frog Dog  Studio Kit and Amazing Crafting Product Clear Cast Resin part of our April Add on Kit. and, of course… And from my own supplies… The Crafters Workshop stencil below […]

Collage Class “in the house!”

Collage Class “in the house!”

I love meeting with other women, sharing life, sharing faith….add some paint and a brush and it’s “icing on the cake” for me:) This post is to share the the love that is generated in a room, where women come along side other women to […]