Sunday, April 05, 2020

ATC's with HeART - #91 Easter .. and exciting news!

Good morning everyone! I do hope all is well with all my crafty friends and families!!

I have more exciting news... I have been asked to join ATC's with Heart challenge blog as a design team member!! I am thrilled!!!  This months challenge is Easter! 

I made an ATC for this month using only paper products as I don't have any Easter themed stamps or such, but I did find some bunny paper in my "little" stash of 6x6 paper pads! LOL!


You will have until the end of the month to create an ATC with us and I do hope you will join the design team and myself in creating some little pieces of art!  

Thanks for taking a peek!!

((HUGS))

Helen

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #157 - R is for RETRO

Good morning all! I hope you join Edna and the Sistahs for some RETRO fun this week! 
Check out the newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers
Edna Rocked this one!! (Thanks Lee for the awesome graphic!)



R is for RETRO was a tough one, as I thought of a million different things I could do... but I settled for an art journal spread using some retro stamps, some paints, a photo and snarky quote of course!!


Looking forward to seeing all your creations for this fun challenge!

((HUGS))

Helen

You have until  11:55 pm (EST) on Friday  April  17,  2020  to upload your project to the sisterhood blog.
Don’t forget to visit the blogs of the Snarky Sisters (links to the right) and show them some crafty love!
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to play along (check our snarky 
FAQs for more info):

·                     Link directly to your project (no backlinking), generic links will be deleted
·                     Please....no more than 10 challenges per entry (including ours)
·                     You can enter a challenge up to three times as long as each is in a separate post.
·                      
Maybe YOU will win one of the coveted Queen of Snark or Princess of Snark badges to display on your blog!!

Are you an Instagrammer?
Follow the Sisterhood @sisterhood_of_snarky_stampers and be sure to the use the hashtags #sisterhoodofsnarkystampers or #soss on your projects

Friday, April 03, 2020

ATC Around the World - Exciting News and #64 challenge: Easter

Hello all my crafty buddies!! I have some exciting news to share... I have been asked to join the Design Team at ATC Around the World challenge blog and I am trilled!! I have been making ATC's for years and have entered many times here, so was totally blown away to be asked! 
Of course I said yes!!!

This month, April 2020, the them is #64 - Easter.

I searched my stash for little bunnies but couldn't find any hiding, so I made a vintage style ATC for this. Some inks, some stamping, a Tim Holtz paper doll with her new Easter Frock on!



I know most of us will be celebrating Easter differently than we have in past years, but do have a great Easter whatever you do end up doing!

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you can join the challenge at ATC Around the World!

((HUGS))

Helen

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Try it on Tuesday - Beauty of Nature

Good Morning all and Happy Spring! The winter days are finally going and the spring bulbs are starting to shoot up their heads! Yipee! 

So, what a perfect challenge at Try it on Tuesday but to celebrate the "Beauty of Nature"

There were so many ideas running through my mind for this challenge, but I ended up doing a Spring scrapbook layout to document the Beauty of Nature! I haven't scrapped for a while and it was a joy digging through my stuff to find what I needed! 


It was even a challenge for me to use soft pastels as this is a color palette I never use!!

I do hope you will join me and my team mates at Try it on Tuesday 
and show us your Beauty of Nature!

((HUGS))

Helen

Monday, March 30, 2020

Steampunk-ish

Hi there! I usually don't have time to do other crafty things other my DT stuff, but I have had a surplus of spare time this past couple weeks and time to create!! 

I made this altered canvas for the Steampunk challenge

It was a blast gathering all my bits and such, getting messy and just having fun!


Thanks for taking a peek and stay creative!!

((HUGS))

Helen

Saturday, March 21, 2020

SOSS #156 - K is for KIDS

Hello all! Join Edna and the Sisters for another awesome challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!



This challenge is a fun one and I had so many ideas running through my brain, but I settled for this fun art journal piece!! Kids come in all shapes and sizes, but I do find them a bit snarky at times... hence my use of images of them! LOL! (And thank God mine are older and out of the house!!).

For this piece, I played with colors, smashing them down on some black cardstock, embossing my circles with white embossing powder, stamping with some background stamps, and of course my photo and snarky saying!


Thanks for taking a peek and do join us at SOSS!!!

((HUGS))

Helen

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

TIOT Exciting News!

I have some amazing news!!!!!! 

I am so thrilled to have been asked to be on this amazing
 Design Team at Try It On Tuesday!

Today is my first post, so be patient with me! LOL! 

This weeks prompt is "Home Sweet Home/Where would you like to live"!
Well... this was an easy one... I want to live on a beach somewhere warm, and open the doors, look at the sea and art all day long! How happy I would be! 

Instead, I am in Ontario, in the snow and cold and just dreaming! One day it will happen!
I even took the photo of my art journal piece on the snow bank out the front door! LOL!

I used distress inks for the background, some molding paste through a word stencil, a bird stamp and some actual sea grass I picked in Florida last year! (shh.. don't tell anyone!).


Thanks so much for taking a peek at my very first design team post for Try it on Tuesday!

I hope you will join me and all the team to join us!

((HUGS))

Helen

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - B is for BOOZE & EXCITING NEWS

Hello all! I hope you can join Edna and the sisters for this weeks
 challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers … "B is for Booze". 

I was Queen of Snark a couple weeks ago, and today I am a guest designer for this challenge! How exciting!!! I have to say, this was a bit of a challenge for me, but I think I did the sisters proud!

So much so, they asked my to join all the sisters in the Design Team, which of course I said YES! I am beyond thrilled to work with these awesome talented ladies!!!!!

For my background, I used my brayer to roll some different acrylic paints down, stamped with some words and lattice work... then, because I couldn't find a wine glass stamp in my stash, I made one and stamped using Archival Watering Can. Then of course, added my image and quote! 


Thanks for having me design this week! It was a blast!

And thanks for stopping by! And a huge thanks to the sisters for having me join them!!!!

((HUGS))

Helen

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Sunday Postcard Art - Maps

This week over at Sunday Postcard Art, the challenge is MAPS!

Which of course, I took literally! 

Here is my 4" x 6" postcard, mixed media style!


Thanks for taking a peek!

((HUGS))
Helen

Monday, March 02, 2020

ATC Around the World #63

Hello all! I had a blast making this ATC for the challenge this month 
at ATC Around the World … Anything goes!

I made a little mixed media ATC using paints, inks, stamps and got messy! 


I am also putting this up for a chance to be a design team member! LOVE my ATC's!

Thanks for taking a peek!

((HUGS))

Helen

ATC's with HeART - #91 Easter .. and exciting news!

Good morning everyone! I do hope all is well with all my crafty friends and families!! I have more exciting news... I have been asked to...