Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween ATC's part 1

A short and simple post showing 2 ATC cards I made with Eat Cake Graphics stamps

Top Card– 5033-D Bert Batula, 7077-E Skully flowers
Bottom Card 5082-D Crow looking forward

Still loving the small surface area that ATC's provide as creative space.

Now that Halloween is over, how long do you keep your decorations up?

Happy Krafting,

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Noticing Project

Margery Leveen Sher, the Founder and Chief Noticing Officer of The Did Ya Notice? Project™, is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and executive. She also posts weekly "Noticing" essays on her blog, www.DidYaNotice.com.

I carry this book with me in my purse. It is the kind of book that can be picked up and read, over and over.  I often reach for it when I need a pick-me-up.  Each chapter has me looking at situations in a totally different light. It has me thinking, relaxing, and smiling.  I am able to include my family into the joys of noticing by using the "Conversation-Starter" section that follows each chapter.  There is nothing like talking at the dinner table, and bringing laughter into the house.

One of the fun prompts is to have the whole house make a list of their top 10 annoying things.  This prompt allows us to express ourselves, without being too serious!  There are no right or wrong answers, something both my girls like.  They are able to speak, be heard, and acknowledged for who they are. This book helps to bring out our individuality. Something that is to be cherished.

So our routine is changing!  We are noticing things more, due to the conversations we are having. I often send the girls to school and ask them to bring home a piece of new information.  Be it sight, sound, texture, scent etc.

I do admit, when I asked them how their school smelled, they looked at me funny.  When I continued to ask them the same question 2 days in a row, I finally got answers.  Hot Dogs, running shoes, and something odd that they could not pinpoint.  

So my friends, my question to you is;
"What does your place of employment smell like?"

To pick up your own copy, follow the links below to see where they are being sold.

I would love to hear what you get out of this book.  We could start out own conversation.

Happy Reading,

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Mail Zentangles

Here are some of the envelopes I "Zentangled" before sending them out in the mail.  It is a good way to tune out while tuning inwards.

Happy Krafting,

Monday, October 5, 2015

Index Card Fun


Here are more ICAD 2015 creations.  
The prompts were 
1. Weather
2. Madmen 
3 Question 
4. Album cover
5. Disco 
6. Fashion Sense 
7. Black and White 
8. Kimono

 Some I like more than others, but I had fun, tuned out, and enjoyed the artistic creative process.

How do you tune out?
Happy Krafting,

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stampotique Worn Out Tattered SWAP

Here are my 2 Artist Trading Card  (ATC's) creations, for this months Stampotique Worn Out Tattered SWAP

I loved making these.  I had fun taking my time trying out different coloring techniques, using my Touch markers.  I wish I made doubles this month, I would have loved to keep them for me.  When I feel this way, I have no problems sending them out in the mail, because the persons receiving them are getting the very best of my Kraftiness.  I am also learning to let go of some of my pretty things. You can only keep the happiness Krafting gives you, by giving that happiness away to others.

What kinds of things do you like to create?  Do you keep your favorite's for yourself?
Do tell!

Happy Krafting, 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Playing Card art exchange

Hi Peeps,

One of the Art Exchanges I participated in was all about taking a playing card and using it to create something with a "Fairy Tale" theme.  I tried to find my card decks, but of course could not find them.  So I "borrowed/took"  a Spot it game card from one of my daughters and created the above.

Can you guess which Fairy Tales I used as my MOJO?

Yup, Anna from Frozen, and Little Red Riding Hood.

What is on your Krafting table this weekend?  Do tell.

Happy Krafting,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rainy Day Shrink Plastic Fun and Tag Exchange


In the midst of creating some primary color tags for one of my Art Exchanges, I decided to make Shrink Plasctic charms to match.  

My girls decided to join in the fun, however they drew their own images.  My 3 are the stamped Stamping Bella images, their's are the pony with hat and FNAF rabbit.
They shrunk considerably, but the details remained.  I am going to have to do this again.

This month's Art Exchange project was to use primary colors to create tags.  I collect (hoard) tags of all kinds, so I grabbed 4 and added Red Yellow and Blue ink and doodled in the same colors.

I did not want to cover up the tags, so I stamped my dog image on Acetate, coloring them in with Sharpie and Sakura RYB pens.  
My husband's old fancy beer tags came with ribbon, so I dyed those too.  I had SO much fun making these, that I exceeded the mandatory 2 tags and continued on.  I will most certainly find someone to ship them to.

What is on your craft table today ladies and gentlemen?
Happy Krafting,