Monday, November 26, 2012


Okay so I thought I would try and do some art using only pens and paper and markers and this is what I came up with! Now to be fair I absolutely stink at drawing. When I was in school I drew stick figures and always got terrible grade in art ( I know right, who does that??).

My daughter says just doodling or drawing something makes you get your creative juices flowing and right now I could use that as its Holiday time and I would like to come up with something different than Christmas tags to give on my gifts.

 I chose following my bliss since reading the art journal book, Journal Bliss: Creative Prompts to Unleash Your Inner Eccentric by Violette. I loved reading this book and looking at all her eye candy. So do I think I am going to be a great artist like? No, but I will have more fun just doodling with pretty colors and hopefully will jump start my creativity before the holiday gifts are unwrapped!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Holidays Are A Coming!

So to start off this Holiday Season I made my first Christmas Tag. I like to make these to use as a decorative item on the box my homemade Christmas cookies come in. They are a big hit with my family and friends and there is much trading with them at the family party every year. It makes my heart proud to have my handmade items be so "collectible".

Items used to make this tag are Ranger Craft Tags, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch,
a vintage postcard santa, K & Co small tag, Spellbinders die, and a new Stampendous Christmas Background Stamp (love!), tulle, Recollections plain white flower and red ribbon.