Monday, September 11, 2017

Art Journal Challenge

Late week, I stumbled across a blog entitled Art Journal Journey wherein the owner holds monthly challenges for Art Journal creations.  This month her theme is “Colour in my World” soooo I decided to enter my canvas entitled "Mindblowing".

The colors I chose to work with were inspired by the photo which is part of a collection sold by Gecko Galz Scrapbooking on Etsy.  She is an 8x10 canvas that I have used stencils, hot glue, button, bits and baubles and mica sprays in the beautiful pastel shades of pink, blue, green, an yellow.  

- Happy Creating Bloggerville!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

a little page from my fall mini album

It's that time of year.  Fall, Autumn, Harvest.  Whatever you call it, its my favorite.  I love waking up to a crisp cool autumn day.  There is a smell on the breeze that promises cooler days are ahead and I begin to look forward to "The Patch"  So I decided to create a mini album for the photos that we always take at the pumpkin patch.  It is a grandchild, Nana and Pocky tradition dating way back to 2005 when our grandson, Logan, was born.  He and his brother and now their cousin, absolutely love going to the pumpkin patch.  The patch is not only for pumpkin buying.  There is a small fair that last for about 8 weeks with all proceeds going to the church for its missions.  There are hay rides, photo opportunities galore a child friendly version of a corn maze, opportunities for petting goats, holding rabbits and picking out the best pumpkin for the front porch.   Here are a few photos from past trips.

It's obvious from the photos that I'm a bit obsessed with fall photos.  The saddest part is that we don't really have a Fall Season here, its October in all of these photos and the boys have shorts and as Liam call them, up sleeve shirts (Sleeveless)

In the past I would scrap a layout for each of the boys for their books and then the rest of the photos would just stay on my computer.  So this year I decided that I would make a small fall album to put all my favorite photos in so that we could look at them all year.  Here is a photoless page that I did. I used gecko gals digital paper called Autumn Harvest and one of their fabulous images from the Be Thankful for Fall Jewel It collection.  

I am also going to be entering this into the Gecko Galz fall challenge.  You can check out all the photos over on the blog at  I won the challenge in June with a circus ATC Card and my prize was $25 worth of product from the Geckogalz etsy store.  You can check out her amazing empemra packs and digital papers  Here.  

Well, my cute little grandson, who calls me Nani instead of Nana, is here for the night,  I usually have him 4 to 5 nights a week because his dad is working a 5:am shift and that's way too early to be dragging a 3 year old out of bed.  

Will post more later!!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

No, I'm not dead!!!

Well Hello Blog world.  I know what y'all are thinking...  Y'all thought that I had disappeared off the face of the earth or worst, died.  Well I'm here to tell you that I have not died, I've just been super busy with life.  Since my last entry, I have become a fulltime babysitter for my three year old grandson, Liam.  His Dad, my son, is working hard trying to juggle his job and being a single dad.  I remember those days well, as I was a single mom to two young boys for about 10 years.  I have also been the sole caregiver for two very special ladies.  My mom and her aunt/godmother, my great aunt.  Sadly both of the passed away with months of each other.  It only been three months for my mom and I miss her soooooo much. 

They took up any left over time I had when I wasn't caring for the grandson.  And then I have had a couple of back surgeries also.   Anyway, all of these things in various forms and combinations have kept me from being able to create as I use to, but now that Liam is almost four and is allowing me out of his sight for a couple of hours a day, and my job as a caregiver is gone I am starting to create again. 

I have also been cropping a lot on the weekends, so I will upload some layouts that I have completed soon.  But tonight I am here to share some mixed media layouts and other projects that I have been working on.  Hope you enjoy them.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back soon to see my other projects.