- Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art. I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them. I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing. It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Hey there sistah-Divas! Well, like always, too much time has passed since my last post. But there was a conversation about blogging that made me remember to post something today. Thanks ladies of SOC!!! So here goes... These images are by the master-Artist Robert Jackson. The are "I Ain't One to Gossip-IV" and "Party Over Here!" We were given the challenge to use one of his images that invokes a song. Brilliant! I ended up making several cards because songs popped into my head all night - haha. They were colored using Copic, Prisma and Bic markers. Please comment. Hope you enjoy!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Hello scrappy friends! It's been a little while. Like always, life just seems to get in the way of having some time to myself and trying to faithfully keep up with this blog. Plus, with all of the many crazy, busy, little things going on in my life, my scrapping mojo ran away. I called and called, but couldn't find my mojo! I would pull out supplies with ideas floating about in my brain...assure that I would create something, anything....but then I'd sit and stare at those same supplies sitting on my desk for hours...Sure, I've done some little projects; like making ATCs and a few page layouts for swapping over at Scraps of Color, but other than that...nada, nothing, nil, zip, zero...get the picture?! I guess I just needed a little bit of inspiration to get mojo to come home. So I started hopping around different blogs, generally surfing the web and going through picture galleries. Of course, that's what I should have done a month ago! Mojo finally came home... So....Over at SOC there's a group of scrappers and card makers that enjoy using a wonderful artist's digital images. The artist's name is Robert Jackson. You really have to check him out. I love the fact that his images depict people that look like me; which is hard to find. Sure, you can use crayons, colored pencils and Copics to color an image "brown, cocoa, or tan," but the features still don't look like "us." HIS DO! Thank you Mr. Jackson! The latest challenge was to use one of his images in a project using the colors purple, pink and white. The image that I chose to use is called Madame. And this is what I came up with. (I haven't added a sentiment, because as usual I'm not sure to whom it will go). Here it is,
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Hello fellow scrappy people! I just wanted to share a pic of the tag for May:
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Hi fellow blogsters: Just wanted to take a moment to post a little card that I recently made. I can't say where I got the image (I think it was used in a Friday Nite Challenge over at Scraps of Color), but she sure is ca-ute! I wanted to make a card that was not cluttered; so as not to take away from the image itself. So I only added a few flowers and a sentiment.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hello out there in BlogLand! This is the second card created for this week's challenge (Anything Goes; except use yellow, peach and brown in your design) at RJDE:
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hi good scrappy people: There's another crafty challenge over at ROBERT JACKSON DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS. It's their "Anything Goes" Challenge. You can now enter three, yes I said three, projects now. So that gives you more chances to win some wonderful images from Robert Jackson and other scrappy goodies. WhooooHooo! This is one (yeah, I'm hoping to make a few more projects before the deadline) that I completed first:
Friday, April 27, 2012
"I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Scrapbook.com Superstore to one lucky winner!! Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!! Why am I giving away $100.00? I just opened this brand new blog and would love to gain followers. In order to be entered into the $100.00 Scrapbook.com Superstore Gift Certificate here is what you need to do!......" That's all she asks!!! What a great chance to win some scrappin' moola right?! Well that's all that she does ask - KRISTIN WILSON HANDMADE. Love this!! You should check it out: http://kristinwilsonhandmade.blogspot.com/ Good luck Hugs+Kisses, Renee
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hey there all - Happy Tuesday! One day closer to Friday. Anyhow, there's another challenge at http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/. This challenge is considered CAS; which means Clean and Simple. No muss, no fuss designs.
Monday, April 23, 2012
A couple of months ago, there was a paintstick swap over at Scraps of Color. This was an extremely fun, fun, fun swap. Just the way I like it: one partner, a due date and done! This is the stick that my partner made for me. I told her to surprise me with colors and whatever else she chose for me. Audrey, my swap partner did a fantastic job! And I think it's absolutely bea-u-ti-ful! It now has a spot on the wall in my dining room. That way, I pass it every time I'm on my way to the kitchen for Pepsi! Haha.
There's a challenge going on over at http://tammyscrapincorner.blogspot.com/. Anything goes....but the "twist" is to use a critter in your project. And this is the project that I'm entering. I'm quite happy with how it turned out, considering that I used scraps. I'm learning not to hold on too many pieces of paper (it just takes up too much room; which I don't have a lot of). Anyone who knows me, knows that this takes me out of my comfort zone...I really don't make many projects with animals (other than butterflies!); so I'm growing!! WhooooHoo!! And I have to admit, it was fun.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
What girl doesn't like flowers? If I gave a number, I'd bet there were only a few that really didn't care much about them. But me? I love flowers. Real ones. Faux ones. Fabric ones. Plastic ones. All kinds. My mom loved plants and flowers and it rubbed off on me. I'm always trying my hand at creating them from all types of materials. It's like everything else that's crafty....it's challenging and fun. Try it some time. See what you come up with. I have to admit though...some of my mistakes, turn out to be my favorite projects!
That's right folks... http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/ has us on the ball! Keeping us busy already....with a sketch challenge this week. I love, love, love sketch challenges. Especially those that I can 'make my own.' This is the sketch: http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/ And this is my entry:
http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com/ . Yup, it's new. And it's absolutely fabulous! The design team is in high gear and they are keeping us busy. The first thing to get us into the mix was to do a blog hop. This is the entry that I did using one of Robert's fantastic images.