Showing posts from January, 2018

Display Your Art and Photos with Canvas Press

Canvas Press asked me to try their services and tell you about what I think.  Canvas Press specializes in creating custom canvas prints for home and office.  I might add, you can definitely use Canvas Press products to display your work in your studio or at any conventions, events, and classes you might be involved with.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are mine and is not influenced by the sponsoring company.

Ideas I thought about while doing this: Print photos from your life, your scrapbooking pages, your art, etc.  You get the drift.
--incredible presents (I love canvases, hint ... hint).
--Create wall collages photos of your art.
--Use a photo of a child or grandchild and add your favorite quote.
The list is endless.

My Canvas Press Canvas
Father and Daughter
 (Click any image to enlarge)
This is my daughter's art.  She is a professional photographer.  The photo is of my son and his daughter on the occasi…

December Daily, Part 2

More 8 x 8 layouts for my December Daily Albums to share with you.  As I progress I find myself stuck trying to add mixed media to my pages.  I did add some stamping, embellishment collage, and a some mixed media.

Christmas Parade

The Story
This is the first time Jim and I attended the Carolina Christmas parade.  Of course, what is a parade without a grandchild?

Bo Bunny Christmas Carousel collection
Tim Holtz Retro Christmas stamps and Thinlets, Chitchat Words, Distress Ink Vintage Photo

I am not in the habit of stamping and coloring my images.  I often tell the local scrapbook owner "I am not a stamper."  Secretly I really am.  It helps now that I have a collection of Copics.

Fussy Cutting continues to be the rage with scrapbookers and manufacturers know it.  They create beautiful paper with details to satisfy my "fussy cut" addiction.

This is my "little guy." (Not the husband but the reindeer!)  A sweet crafter gave me a bag of these foam …

December Daily 2017 ... Part 1

One of my gifts and curses is that I can't work on another project unless I finish the one I am currently working one.  I am working to complete my December Daily 2017.  I am making a list of new projects to do and techniques to learn once I finish this project.

I created a mix of scrapbook layouts and digital collages for my December Daily books.  I have so many photos I could not leave them out so I created collages to satisfy that desire to include as many photos that I could.

I am not sharing everything but I want to highlight a few layouts and my famous "Story within a Story" that I do I every year in my DD books.  Today is my book cover and a few layouts.
The Story
I promised my granddaughter for her birthday she would have a "Mimi Day."  We didn't get to do it due to circumstances.  So December 1st we started out the holiday season with a day just for her and Mimi.

Bo Bunny's Carousel Christmas, chipboard ornaments,
Ranger Glossy Accents, …

A Forest...Crafty Project Team Play

Yes, my husband has finally jumped on board my crafty train.  On the afternoon of the 23rd of December, I showed my husband a picture of a wooden..looks artsy...Christmas Tree.  He was so funny as he jumped in with excitement and made ONE tree.  After he finished he declared he was going to build a forest for next Christmas.  Not a bad idea.

 Totally fun and quick.
Looking at his workshop if messy means you are being creative he beats me.
 Jim: "why are you painting the back?"  Deb:  "So it can look nice when people are leaving."  LOL
We purchased the lights and bulbs that afternoon.  There wasn't much left at the stores at this point. We will be ready next year and build our forest for Christmas.

Not bad for a "quick" addition to our Christmas decorations.  It was fun working together on a crafty project.  I can't wait to see the forest next year.

UPDATEGayle requested some measurements.  
-Pallet wood
-The bottom level is 26" long cut at a …

Inspriation for Kids

Two of my grandgirls and I were talking a few days ago about the word "inspiration."  How would you describe inspiration?  Inspiration is so tied to our emotion and is often described "moving our soul" that "inspiration is hard to define.   Regardless, I defined inspiration by example, aka. music, dance, art, mommy, etc. Children are often more inspired than adults because of the world around them is still new.

Here are a few examples of things that inspired me, but ended up in their capable hands.

Tim Holtz and Julie Nutting
Little and LS discovered my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.  I demonstrated it one time and there was no stopping them.  Of course being little girls in love with dolls they gravitated towards my Julie Nutting Doll Stamps.

The photo is of  LS at a  Julie Nutting Doll Meet-up at our local scrapbooking store.  It was their first craft event.  FYI:  well behaved, crafted the whole time, 6 and 4 years of age respectfully.
LS (Look at the stamping jo…