TBT to March 7, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS–a few days early, and HAPPY THURSDAY!!  Time for our weekly Throwback Thursday at the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!  Today, knowing that all of you have gotten all of your hand-crafted Christmas cards and tags sent off for the season, we’re going ‘Industrial’ and revisiting a posting from March 7, 2014


Come on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog to see what’s ‘blooming’!!  Hope to see you there!!

I’m going to try to sneak in another Christmas creation post before the holiday weekend is upon us, especially since said Christmas creations are in the mail and well on their way to their intended destinations for the holiday 🙂 🙂

I’ll be back soon!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



TBT to November 28, 2014

Well, HELLO THERE!!  Thanks for popping in for this week’s sneak peek installment of  Throwback Thursday for the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!  We’re revisiting another Christmastime creation from two years ago-November 28, 2014…..


My Goodness!  Two years ago, I made this?  It seems like yesterday, I’m tellin’ ya’!!  It was really fun revisiting this posting and I hope you enjoy it, too!  So, head on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for all of the particulars!  Hope to see you there 🙂 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!


Mini-Canvas Ornaments

HI THERE & HAPPY TUESDAY-Thanks for dropping in today!!  I’ve been a little busy at the craft table lately and I’ve gotten most of my Christmas creations finished for the season, but I’m doing something different this year–I didn’t make Christmas cards, I made little pieces of Christmas art instead!


This is the first set of goodies I made–a trio of mini-canvas ornaments, that overall, were pretty quick and easy to make because they are so small (and cute if I don’t say so myself)!  Let me tell you a little bit about them–


These mini canvases measure 2″x 2″ and I started with texturing the background of each canvas with Tim’s Bubble LS and white embossing paste.  While the embossing paste was still wet, I sprinkled Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter over the surface and let air dry–Love those sparkles!  When the EP was dry, I rubbed the top of each canvas with blue tones of Distress Stains-Broken China, Faded Jeans & Salty Ocean, then spritzed the canvases with water and let that color do its thing.


The snowflake that adorns each canvas is Tim’s Layered Snowflake die cut out of shrink plastic.  Before shrinking each snowflake, I colored with alcohol inks and touches of silver paint pen.  Before adhering the snowflakes, I drilled a little hole in the top and bottom of the canvases to insert the seam binding hangar and beaded doo-dad.


To hide the backsides of the canvases with their internal workings of the seam binding and beaded accent, I stenciled and stained a piece of mixed-media paper in the same manner as the front sides, except I stenciled with Picket Fence DP.  I cut the pieces of stenciled & stained mixed media paper to size, ran through my sewing machine, roughed up the edges with my paper distresser, then rubbed the edges with Hickory Smoke DI.


I printed the ‘Merry Christmas’ word bands from my computer and finished each canvas with a little Mirrored Heart to add an extra little touch of sparkle.  See–Easy Peasy!!

I’ve got a few more Christmas art pieces on the craft table that I need to hurry and finish, and as long as I take pictures of them before packing up, I’ll be back to share-You know how that can go!  So, hopefully I’ll be back soon, but if I go missing, I could be waiting in line at the post office!! LOL 😉 🙂

Thanks again for stopping by today for a visit!!  Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!



  • 2″ x 2″ Mini Canvas; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Shrink Plastic (Inkssentials/Ranger)
  • Distress Stain, Glitter, Paint & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Silver Paint Pen
  • Bubbles Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
  • Seam Binding; Glass Beads; Mirror Hearts (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
  • Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Paper Distresser (Tim Holtz/Tonic Studios); Palette Knife; Scissors

TBT to November 30, 2014

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!!  HAPPY THROWBACK THURSDAY!!  Today at the Scrap’n Stamp Blog, we’re going back to a post from November 30, 2014 when I was in full blown ‘Christmastime Craft Mode’–


I’m only giving you a sneak peek here–for all of the crafty details, head on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!


TBT to November 24, 2014

HAPPY DECEMBER!! HOLY MOLY!!  GULP–Christmas is 24 days away!!  Good thing I’ve got today’s Throwback Thursday for the Scrap’n Stamp Blog to take my mind off of how not ready I am!! LOL 🙂 🙂

Today, we’re going back 2 years to November 24, 2014 and a Christmas card I made–


It’s a card made with all kinds of Tim Holtz goodies and techniques, which made the card really easy and fun to make, so go on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for details!  Hope to see you over there!! 🙂 🙂

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!


TBT to August 13, 2015

HELLO HELLO HELLO and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  I can’t believe we’re here at the last Thursday of November already, let alone being another month closer to Christmas-WOW!!  I am happy to say that I have started doing a little bit of Christmas creating behind the scenes (that I’ll share a little bit of in a future posting), but right now–It is Throwback Thursday time for the Scrap’n Stamp Blog!!

Today, we’re going back to August 13, 2015 and a tea tin that I altered with all kinds of Tim Holtz goodies—


Head on over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for all of the reposted details.  Spoiler Alert–You’ll read that I altered this tin for the very last CC3 challenge; Update–Well, this tin ended up winning!!


What a thrill it was to be the CC3 Crews’ Choice for the last challenge of the series–I’m always so surprised when the creations I enter into challenges win anything, so this was extra surprising and exciting!!  OH–and another little update about this tin–it now lives with a dear crafty friend in Scotland!!  That brings just as big a smile to my face, as winning the challenge did!! 🙂 🙂

HAPPY THANKSGIVING once again and Thank You for popping in today!  Don’t forget to head over to the Scrap’n Stamp Blog for today’s Throwback Thursday posting!!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!


TBT to November 20, 2014

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!  It’s time for Throwback Thursday at the Scrap’N Stamp Blog and today, we’re jumping into the holiday season with this Christmastime creation from November 20, 2014–WOW!!–Almost two years ago now!!


Yeah, I think revisiting this will get some crafty-Christmas-creative juices flowing in me and maybe you, too?  If you’re like me, I need all of the Christmas inspirational help I can get!! LOL 🙂 🙂

Come on over to the Scrap’N Stamp Blog for all of the thrownback details-Hope to see you there!

Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!