“YOU” Scrapbook Layout

August 22, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!


Check out my handsome husband before one of his gigs this Summer. We love taking a few moments to take in the scenes and snapping a few pictures. I love these pictures of Marty being Marty-happy and a little silly. This is another layout that I created using a few current Stampin’ Up! goodies and the amazing Cottage Greetings Card Kit. Hope you enjoy it!




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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit from Stampin’ Up!

August 21, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS

I am in LOVE with this card kit! I love that the cards have a mixed media feel to them without having to do the techniques. Personally I love throwing paint and spray inks around but I know that isn’t for everyone. Check out these process videos and grab your own Watercolor Wishes Kit to create your own cards.

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Beautiful Butterfly Cards Part 2

August 20, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS


These cards are some of my most favorite creations that I have ever made. They include everything that I LOVE-butterflies, soft colors and bling! The Watercolor Wings stamp set is brand new from Stampin’ Up! and is OH SO BEAUTIFUL! The biggest challenge and the most exciting part is finding color combos that look cute on the butterflies. I think it is fun to experiment with colors to see what works and what doesn’t.

The Butterfly dies for the Big Shot are A-MAZING! I have a new addiction of cutting out excessive amounts of these butterflies. I cut what I need for classes and can’t stop. I have been using them on scrapbook pages, art journaling creations and even more cards. I hope you love these cards & will grab some of the beautiful products that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!





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Sketching Meetup

August 19, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:New York City Adventures


Are you familiar with Meetup? I discovered this amazing website back in 2006 when I first moved to New York City. Meetup is basically a site where you can find people that enjoy the same things you do. Do you like knitting? There is a meetup for that. Do you like trying new restaurant? Yep, that too. Do you like pomeranians? They get together, too!

I started my Summer by attending this wonderful Meetup Event as part of the Central Park Sketching & Art Meetup Group. We met at the Grant Memorial and sketched both the areas outside and the inside of the memorial. It was such an amazing experience! We met at the beginning of the event and then went off to sketch by ourselves for about an hour. We gathered again to share our work by displaying it along a wall. No one knew which piece belonged to whom. We then went off a second time and gathered at the end of the hour.






I learned a lot about myself as an artist that day. I can’t sketch. I can’t draw realistically. My art is whimsical & FAR FAR from looking like the actual thing in front of me. At first, that upset me and then Marty told me that I just “see things differently” and that people would love to know how I do what I do. This sketch is nowhere near finished and it still sits like that in my journal. IMG_6756



This last sketch was of a stained glass window inside of the memorial. This is more ‘me’…bright colors and simple shapes. I plan to use it as a background for another drawing or collage. I enjoyed the experience and plan to go again in the future. If you love stamping, scrapbooking & art journaling, check out my Meetup Group-Gotham City Paper & Paint. We are a wonderful group of creative peeps of all experience levels and would LOVE to have you join the fun! IMG_6757

Four Feathers Stamp Set Card

August 17, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS


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Whimsical Flower Canvas

August 17, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Altered Projects

My sister asked me to paint a canvas for her to hang in an empty spot in her kitchen. She wasn’t specific as to a style or vibe for the painting. That was both freeing and nerve-wracking for me. That is something a little scary about making a painting for someone and hoping they love what came from my soul. I knew my sister would love a canvas from me because she loves my art!

These pictures show the step-by-step process of the canvas. I made her a little nervous when I sent the first picture to her. I have to admit that I sent that KNOWING that it would shake her up a bit. I knew it would look NOTHING like that once it was done. (terrible, I know lol) I took it to her and she absolutely loved it & so did my 4 year old niece. I love knowing my canvas is hanging there happily in their kitchen while they share family meals and make memories.









Fashion & Style Videos

August 16, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:FASHION!

I LOVE fashion, style & makeup as much as I LOVE art supplies!
Here are some style videos from my youtube channel-hope you enjoy them!

June Birchbox Unboxing:

July Ipsy Unboxing:

Skin Science Teva Organic Sun Protection REVIEW:

Heidi’s STITCH FIX Unboxing:

To Sign Up for STITCH FIX: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4075925

Albertini International Pure Love Olive Oil Facial Cleanser:

July BoxyCharm Unboxing:

July Birchbox Unboxing:

Happy Butterfly Layout

August 15, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:Scrapbooking | Stampin' Up!


A few days ago I shared a layout that I made using the Cottage Greetings Card Kit. I was able to make eight layouts with that kit by adding a few Stampin’ Up! extras to the projects. Today, I hope you enjoy the second layout of that set. I loved challenging myself to use the products from the kit to make fresh, creative pages. I would LOVE to hear from you in the comment section of my blog. Share some love!




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Monthly Surprises Right To Your Door

August 14, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS | Stampin' Up!


LOVIN’ these cards from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit. Each month, I wait very, very impatiently for the new kit. June’s cards were so much fun and very fresh looking. The stamp set is one that I see myself using over & over. Wouldn’t that flower stamp make an awesome background paper for scrapbooking? Watercolor the flowers in gorgeous colors?




I have GREAT news! For a limited time, you can get your first two months of Paper Pumpkin for 1/2 off! Click Here to Sign Up: Paper Pumpkin Subscription


Each month I do a FREE UStream Show featuring the monthly kit.

Check out the one from June:

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We LOVE Nature! Card Class

August 13, 2015 at 8:00 amCategory:CARDS | CLASSES | Stampin' Up!

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I am so excited to be teaching the WE LOVE NATURE Card Class at Christmas Pines Campground in Auburn, PA. I created 5 cards that featured fun “outdoorsy” theme. I once again “married” Stampin’ Up! products with other fun goodies from my stash.

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