"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit,
the greater your capacity to create."

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, May 28, 2012

Steampunk Quickpage Freebie

I am participating in a quickpage contest over at CoolScrapsDigital.  This is my first quickpage ever and it was a lot of fun - especially because I love this genre AND I got to work with an awesome kit by EMS Arts.  Check out the forum at CoolScrapsDigital to see all the wonderful quickpages from this contest.  And you can pick up your own copy of the kit from the designer here:  http://coolscrapsdigital.com/10047-designer-s-list-10047-ems-arts-c-1_81/ems-arts-steampunk-p-2498.

And now, here's my quickpage...  Enjoy!!
click here to download
If the link above doesn't work for you, try this one: https://www.box.com/s/d312610223dbff3ef9a5

Summer Dreaming

Cathy is hosting a Summer Windows swap over at Paper Traders.  I used vintage Coca Cola ads for my window scenes.  These were difficult to scan but I put clear plastic behind the top layer of window frames to simulate the glass.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Live Life to the Fullest

I wanted to play with my new bottle of Goosebumps spray some more so I used it to make the background for this pretty little ATC.  Such a simple card with a not-so-simple saying...

If you're like me, there's never enough time to do all the things I need to do much less try to squeeze in more of the things I want to do.  I realize that I'm becoming somewhat of a recluse and am letting life bog me down.  I'm trying to take baby steps to change this - not staying at work so late, cutting down on my Facebook usage, scheduling time to work on my art, etc.

This weekend I took a huge step and am spending most of my holiday weekend at a church Single Adult Conference.  It's been very uplifting and I've even made a few new friends.  Yesterday was a tour of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography followed by an amazing keynote speaker, Robert O'Brien.  Then we had some terrific workshops and I even learned how to play Bunco  =)

Today, I'm looking forward to more spiritual edification with church services and a fireside.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gives me Goosebumps

I made this project using a few newly acquired art supplies - Goosebumps clear texture spray and Prima resist canvas shapes.  You can read about this technique and my product review on the Paper Traders blog here: http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/2012/05/product-spotlight-goosebumps-texture.html