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My Cutting Files

Hello Everyone...after much thought I have decided once again to share my cutting files with you all....If you are interested there is a link at the top of my blog underneath the header which will take you to my download site for the files.....Please be aware...while browsing through my previous blogposts... when you find a file you like.....the link for that image is broken...you will need to go to the link at the top of my blog to do a search for the file to download....as it is too time consuming to go through each and every post and correct the links for the files. I trust you will all understand this.
I too, will again offer the entire collection for purchase on DVD if anyone would be interested...you will find the option for that in my store....As I create new files they will be complied on a DVD in the future for those who prefer to combine that way.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

A very touching piece....

Happy Memorial Day everyone...and Thank you to all who have served, are serving and the families who sacrifice so very much.....it's because of all of you we have our freedoms in the United States of America....
I am SO excited to share something with you today that I've been working on for a couple of days.....and the vision I had for this piece started out just as a blank white canvas and a vision...I am so very proud of how it turned out...just as I had envisioned...it has so much heartfelt meaning to me because it's something I remind myself to do often......
It will also be the first Mixed Media piece I have listed in My Store........








So what do you think?  Isn't it gorgeous....even if I do have to say so myself.....I just believe it will find it's home with the right person who is searching for such a heartfelt reminder we all need to often in our lives. Would love to hear  from you.
For any who may be interested I am open to doing custom pieces.....I would love for you to check out my store and mark me as a favorite shop....As always...THANK YOU so much for taking a bit of time out of your evening to spend with me....I hope you enjoyed the piece I just shared....and will stop by again....I wish you all a very blessed week ahead!!! Until next time...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Good Sunday Evening...Big News!!

Good Evening Everyone....I'm hoping you've all enjoyed a wonderful Sunday....and have remained safe through the storms that took place this afternoon....we were very fortunate from the weather this weekend as we ended up with very little rain.....
So....I'm excited to share a decision I made for myself.....I have taken the plunge into re-opening my ETSY store once more....After talking with my awesome husband about it, he and I agreed I should give it a go if it brings me happiness.....because I enjoy creating and the Lord is blessing me with that desire once again I want to take advantage of it....Why not...right???
SO I've been working like a mad woman to get some items made up to list......I've decided on making some of my handmade flowers, stencils and mixed media pieces as I create them....so if you are needing supplies for your creating...I hope you'll jump over to my ETSY store and see if there is something which might work well for your creative needs/wants....Here's a sneak peak as to what I'm starting with on my store.....

If you feel led....I would love for you to hop on over and give me a follow to help spread the word a bit...I know I have my work cut out for me to get my name out there again....but I'm going to give it the best go I can....I know it's something that truly gave me happiness in the past and I'm wanting to get back to that point with my creating again!!!!

I'm working on a mixed media piece now.....can't wait for it to be completed so I can share it with you....believe it will be the next piece I work on til complete so I can share it and get it listed....then I'll begin working on more flowers!! Feels SO AWESOME to have a direction for my art once more!!!

Okie Dokie...that's my news for this evening....I hope you're excited for me!! ;)  I know I'm excited for me!! ;)  I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me...I wish you all a very blessed Memorial Day and week again...and I hope you'll stop by again very soon...until next time!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Good Morning...Happy Saturday.....

Hello Everyone...and Happy Saturday to you all!!!  Hoping this day meets you happy and wonderful....it's a bit gloomy here in Henderson, KY and we're due a chance of severe weather today.....so it will be a day inside and prayerfully staying SAFE!!!
The other day when I shared the tutorial on creating your own Dogwood Flowers I had asked if anyone had any flower designs they would like to see me try to create....I did get a response from one lady who is VERY sweet and we've been chatting back and forth for years...her name is Trena Patterson.....
Well Trena...I took on your challenge and tried to create the flower you mentioned....What was it you ask????  It's the Plumeria Flower.....one I had personally never heard of before...BUT I'm also the type person who kills artificial flowers!!! LOL  Not kidding...ask my family....I do NOT have a green thumb.....which is exactly why my hubby takes care of the outside!!!
ANYWAY.....I thought I would work up a tutorial to share with you all how I created it....here's a pic of the sample I worked from....and my end result....

Kinda close....don't you think????  SO...IF you do like it...you're most welcome to see the tutorial I created.....

That was pretty easy....don't you think......BUT...I APOLOGIZE again for continuing to call the PETALS leaves throughout the entire video.....what a DOPE I was....the only reason I didn't record the entire thing over again is because I truly felt you knew what I meant....but I just wanted to clarify it once more here....please forgive me..... ;)
Would love to hear your comments...and again...if any of you have a flower design you would like to see me try to replicate....feel free to email me.... Email Me or leave a comment below....

So....if any of you are interested in the file...you may click the image below and it will take you to my Dropbox account to download the file!!


As always...I want to THANK YOU for taking time from your day to spend with me....I hope you enjoyed your visit and I hope you'll stop by again......I wish you all a very blessed week ahead...Until next time....

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Good Evening...

Hello once again my friends!!! I hope this post finds you all doing well.....I had another day of fun in my ARTHaven....I did get a tutorial worked up for the Dogwood Flower I shared pictures of the other day.....I had several let me know they would love to have a tutorial for the flower design....I was happy to oblige....
I've also decided to share the file for this design as well...you can find it below the tutorial....

Here's pictures of the flowers I created in the tutorial....

For those who might be interested....you can download the file below...just click on the image of the file and it will take you to my dropbox account for the file.

Okie Dokie.....I believe that catches me up for the evening.....I hope you enjoyed the video.....and will find it a fun flower to make!!! Thank you once again for stopping by to visit with me...I do hope you'll come by again....Until next time...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jumping Back In...

Hello Hello...It's Me again!!! Two times in one day....but I actually completed the tutorial....I'm impressed with myself... ;) After so long since I've done one....everything fell into place very smoothly! Yeah Me....
So....prior to working up the video I decided to also work up another carnation file design to give you two options to make....I've also decided that I would like to share the files with you for those who might be interested in them.....You'll find links to the files below the video....I hope you have as much fun making them as I do...Ok..here's the tutorial!!
Here are pics of the blue ones I created in the tutorial......
Aren't they pretty!!!!
Okay...for those of you who might be interested in the files...you can find them below...just click on the image and it will take you to my Dropbox account to download the file....

Would love to hear from you....if you have any other file designs I've not previously done you would like to see....let me know....Also...would you like me to do a tutorial on the Dogwood flower I shared the other day????
Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and visit with me again.....I hope you've enjoyed your visit and I so hope you'll stop by again...I wish you all a very blessed Thursday...til next time...

Happy Hump Day!!!

Good Morning Good Morning!!! Can't believe it is already Hump Day!!!  The time just seems to fly by when you're on vacation doesn't it!!!!  I'm trying to make the most of every minute of it....
So yesterday I was still in flower mode!! Sick of that yet....this time I decided I wanted to make some carnations.....it's such a pretty flower and I feel under loved alot!!!! These were super easy to work up and I just love the look......what do you think???



I've been contemplating beginning to create tutorials of these again...just wasn't sure if anyone would still be interested...would love to have some feedback from you.....what do you think??

I also worked on making more molds of shapes to use in my Mixed Media art....those are addicting to do as well.....I think today I want to work on playing with some watercolor paints and maybe make a few cards...just not quite sure....decisions decisions!! ;)

I want to thank you all for taking a bit to stop by and visit with me.....makes me smile when I year from you and hear your thoughts....I pray you all enjoy a wonderfully blessed day!!! I do hope you'll stop by again...
Until next time!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Good Morning.....Happy Tuesday!!

Good Morning to you all.....I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful start to your Tuesday!
I enjoyed a wonderful Monday full of a day spent in my ARTHaven doing just as I saw fit.....I had so much fun creating my Mixed Media canvas I shared yesterday that I wanted to work up more supplies to have on hand for my next projects.......
I have been enjoying working with polymer clay as of late.....more so over air dry porcelain clay or air dry paper clay.......so I used the polymer clay to make several shapes with molds I have so I can use on future projects...it can be so addicting making the shapes.....I just ohhh and ahhh everytime I remove a shape from a mold..LOL Like a kid in a candy store.....
Once I had satisified myself with that for the day I decided I wanted to make some flowers to have on hand.....I quickly was reminded just the intense passion I have for making flowers....they are so beautiful....and make such an impact on a piece you create.....
Yesterday I worked on some of my handmade roses in 1 1/2" sizes......did them in 4 different colors.....2 shades of red.....pink...and an off white......just a cool note....for the off white ones...I started with white cardstock....and cut the petals out....then took them and dropped them to soak in some cold coffee so the cardstock would be coffee stained.....I LOVE the color I ended up with.....will be making more in this color for sure....and better then just dumping the coffee down the drain...right? ;) Wanna see how they turned out???
Another flower I have become obsessed with as of late is the Dogwood Flower.....they are just so delicate looking and pretty.....that is also one of my favorite trees......so I decided to make up several of these in both white and pink.....these are sized about 1 to 1 1/2" in size...to me just the perfect size for most any project.....

Don't you think these are delicate looking???  
Now to decide what I'm going to create today....I am on vacation this week and trying my hardest to make the most of it....it's been a while since I've felt this motivated to create so I don't want to miss a minute of it....Think I'm headed off to see what other flowers I want to work on for a bit!
I want to Thank You so much for taking a bit of time out of your day to drop by and visit with me......it truly touches my heart when I hear from you.....cause it reminds me we're all here to support one another.....I would like to wish you all a very Blessed Day and hope you'll stop by to visit with me again....Until next time....

Sunday, May 21, 2017

WOW....Almost 6 months......

Hello Everyone.....I hope this post finds you all doing well this evening...I can not believe it's been almost 6 months since my last post.....For those of you who do choose to touch base from time to time I thank you......
I am FINALLY beginning to feel my old self again....seems they have FINALLY found one of the many issues of my health problems is.....the doctors and I are working together to get me back to a point where I have the passion to create again....and it feels good to have those spurts of time.....I'm learning to take it as it comes and be happy!!!
Thru the last 6 months I have created things that I thought I would share with you here....to get me caught up.......then share with you a very special piece I created today that I am so very proud of and have it hanging in my home....
But first....here's some pieces I've created over the past couple of months for swaps I've been involved in with my Yahoo group...
 This one was for a Door Hanger Swap....

 This was for an Easter Swap.....

This was for an Easter Egg Swap.....

 This was for a Happy Birthday Tag Swap....

These were for a One Sheet Wonder Swap.....this one was alot of fun and challenging!!! ;)

Then we had a very special swap....it was an Altered Letter Swap for a person in our group....I had the letter D for a very sweet special lady whom I love so dearly.....

 

The next cards are some I created just to create as I wanted to make something to have to use to send out......I enjoyed making them and can so see making more of these in the future....


 This one was a Pop Out Card and such a wonderful impact....I loved making it and will definitely make more in the future.....


These are the Resist Technique and so very very pretty...love the soft affect of how these turned out.....and I can say I've used most of these up already.....

So NOW that I have all these shared of these I've created over the last 6 months...I'm EXCITED to share this next piece with you.....I have loved Mixed Media for decades.....have done some in the past but it's been a while for sure......I love the look of Finnabair's ART and it has been inspiring me more and more over the past several months.....so I finally decided to create a piece I've been wanting to work on for a while.....took the plunge this weekend to give it a go....and am beyond thrilled with my end results....
I started out with a white 11"x14" canvas......gessoed it.....used some lace, stenciling, modeling paste and trinkets to it.....then began adding many layers of dimensions.....I didn't take pics all through the stages but I did take a couple of when I first started adding my colors and multiple layers.....
This shows the beginning stages of color and some of the items I had added to the canvas.....the words I cut using my Brother Scan N Cut through Canvas using very thick cardstock layered 4 thick...which gives a wonderful dimension....
The cross you see on this piece I created using a toilet paper roll.......
After adding more pieces and more color I took yet another pictures to show how it looked a bit further down the road.....
Along with using Finnabair's sprays I also used alot of Tattered Angels sprays and some Rust-Oleum Metallic Paints that I found at Menard's the other day.....I was having ALOT of fun!!
So....after many, many...MANY more layers of sprays....metallics....embellishments I have completed this piece and I must admit I am beyond thrilled with this piece....can't wait for you to see it!!!


I can't express how much I LOVE how this turned out.....I can't wait to begin on another.....I would LOVE to hear what you think of this one?????  
SO SORRY this was such a LONG POST!!! Sure hope you made it to the end......If you did...THANKS SO MUCH!!! And thank you again for stopping by to visit with me....I hope you'll check back again soon as I plan on getting back to a more routine habit of posting AND creating!!!!  It's been WAY TO LONG!!!
I would like to wish you all a VERY blessed week again...Stay safe, happy and healthy...and SAVED!!! 

Until next time...