Friday, November 27, 2015

Mail Art Envelope

If you have some time today you can pop on over to the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog and see a piece of mail art that I created using their products and a little Zen Doodling with a Micron pen.  Here's the link and a sneak peek.

I hope you like it.  Warm wishes to you all ~ hugs ~Renee

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Chunky ATC made with Digis

I recently came across some lovely digi designs made by the wonderful artist Julie Lee and sold in her Etsy shop.  (here's the link in case you want to check them out for yourself)  I love to download sheets like this, it is truly instant gratification!  Julie Lee does some adorable faces sized to fit an ATC, I cut out the panels, added some stamping and distressed the edges.  Just glue them to the wood block and enhance.

Thanks for stopping by, if you get a chance check out Julie Lee's work!  Hugs ~ Renee

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kodak Moments in Myrtle Beach, SC

As I mentioned before we have recently relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC.  The scenery here is different from Massachusetts but equally beautiful in a different way (read:  no snow).  My daughter, Holly, came last week for a visit and we did a lot of exploration around the area.  Here are a few snapshots of some of the activities that took place over the course of the week.  Fun!  Lots of Starbucks!!

A little mother/daughter time together

The Boardwalk Ferris Wheel

The view from the Ferris Wheel, I didn't know Holly hates ferris wheels!

A helicopter ride was involved

Holly was happy, I was terrified for 3 minutes, she didn't know I hate helicopters.  :-)

The view from the helicopter of the shoreline

Lots of walks on the beaches here

Sunset walk on Pawley's Island just down the coast

Those are just a few of our photos from last week.  Wouldn't this be a great place for an Art Retreat?
Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share some great memories with you!
Hugs  ~ Renee

Friday, November 13, 2015

Green with Envy card

Here is a fun card to check out on the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog today.  It is an all occasion card made using Memento Luxe inks and Stampotique stamps.  Here is a peek and the link to the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visit as well as each and every comment!
Hugs ~ Renee

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stampotique Challenge "Bright Colors" ~SDC220~

This week Carol Fox is the hostess on the Stampotique Designers Challenge and she is challenging us to "Bright Colors"
Here is what Carol says about this challenge:

"Bright eye popping colors to brighten up November"

So let's see your best and brightest projects this week.

Your participation could lead to winning a great prize!

This started as just a warm up sheet of paper using stamps and tangling around them.  I usually practice Zentangle patterns early in the morning while I have my coffee.  When the paper is filled up it goes into the pile to be photocopied or cut up, whatever I need it for.  I used exclusively Stampotique stamps on the paper before adding the Zentangle patterns.

Here it is in black and white.  I wish I had used a heavier paper instead of just card stock.  I started out with Brushos and water which made the paper twist and warp.  I then switched over to Memento markers and colored it in like one of those new-fangled coloring book pages.  Fun.  Later I can cut it up and make whatever out of it.

Stampotique Stamps used for this:

  • Girl with heart purse
  • Portland
  • Girl with Lunchbox
  • Blah, Blah, L'artist & People Person

Other supplies:
  • Micron black pen
  • Memento Markers
  • Brushos w/water

I am also submitting this to Craft Stamper's Take It Make It Challenge for November~ Take a Stamp

Thanks for your visit, I always appreciate it!  Hugs ~ Renee

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Just a whisper of color from StazOn Studio Glaze

Check out the tutorial on the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog showing how to make this cute little canvas!  Here is the link.  Sneak peek below.

Just A Whisper Of Color

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.  Take care, hugs ~ Renee

Friday, October 30, 2015

Got Keys? A tutorial showing how you can make your own unique key holder.

Here is a link to a tutorial on the IMAGINE Craft/Tsukineko blog showing how I made this cute key holder for our new place.  A simple project that anyone can do and everyone can use!  Use your own color palette and whatever stickers you might have in your stash.  Sneak peek.

I hope this finds you all well!  Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you have time just so I know you're there, have a great weekend.  Hugs ~ Renee