Thoughts and feelings on the challenges and gifts of life.

  • Art Journaling,  Creative,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

    Be Someone’s Sunshine Today

    This world needs sunshine, hope and light. We may not be able to change the whole world, but we can make a difference in our corner. I encourage you to be someone’s sunshine today. I created the below art journaling page as a reminder. We can make a difference in another’s day by doing something for them big or small, or sharing a kind word. Supplies Used: Dina Wakley Media Journal Dina Wakley Gloss Spray (Cheddar and Lime) Tim Holtz Idea-ology Vintage Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Ringer Layered Stencil Tim Holtz Regal Flourish Stamp Cam & Chloe Mounted You Are My Sunshine Stamp Melody Ross Chipart Tools Caran D’Ache Neocolor…

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

    10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickle’s Glitter Gel – #6

    Once again, I am sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel. You can purchase your Stickle’s Glitter Gel by Ranger at A Cherry On Top, HERE. A fun and easy way to add sparkle to page or project is to use the glitter gel as a background or accent on a mixed media project. Below I added the gel first and let it dry thoroughly. Then I layered paper, gesso, and other elements. The shimmer really adds an amazing touch to any project. On the following page spread I used; Ranger’s Stickle Gel – Supernova Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Mini…

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

    Love Always Wins

    I’ve been art journaling a lot of feelings lately. Art is good for the soul. It’s a release and can help us deal with all the happenings around us. I just thought I”d share. I hope that you can find some time to create. So good for stress relief and well being. Supplies I used: Shipping Tags Tim Holtz Ideology Chipboard Quotes Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Distress Glaze (Antique Linen) Dina Wakley Silhouette Stencils/Masks Dina Wakley Chevron Stencil Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint (Turquoise, Ocean, Fuschia) Dina Wakley Gloss Spray (Lime) Dina Wakley Washi Tape Dina Wakley Metallic Scribble Sticks Misc. Stencils Wet Adhesive Metallic Wax Fiskars Flower…

  • Life,  Mixed Media,  Sketching,  Thoughts

    Thank You – Standing Tall in Support!

    Thank you to all those who are sticking their necks out for us; first responders, medical personnel, grocery workers, truckers and more! Thank you! Holding you close in thought and prayer. Standing tall in grateful support of all you do. Ran across this page I did last year in my Inktober challenge and thought of how we are standing strong and tall with those on the front line! #grateful

  • Creative,  Life,  Thoughts

    A Gift from the Girl

    As some of you may or may not know, I have been struggling with pneumonia. I’m improving each day and so grateful. While I was in the hospital and healing, our sweet girl crocheted this beautiful little purse for me. I love it and it was certainly a gift of love. Oh how I love our girl! Have you created a gift of love lately? Received one? I’d love to know.

  • Creative Planners,  Life,  Thoughts

    Planning for the New Year – Inspiration

    As we enter 2020, I think we all want to be organized and meet those goals. One of the ways that I can stay on track is by ‘ creative planning.’ I’ll be sharing one post each Friday of my planner, but it will also have an encouraging quote I hope will move you for the coming week. What are you doing to help set your course straight? Starting the month out see the below and remember to ’embrace the good.’