Friday, July 15, 2011

A link to my You Tube Channel

Hello my new friends, today I am getting the last things together before I leave for my trip and thought I could leave a link to my Channel on You Tube so that you could see what the Art Journal looks live LIVE. I don't know if some of you did see it but just in case. Here it is:

Besides that I just finished some invitations for my beautiful new nephew's Baptism and with that my last project before I left. Tried to take some pictures but they came out horrible. I need to get a better camera and set up some time soon. (very delicate and simple but I love how they turned out). I will double check them again and see if I can show you how they looked. But they are now on their way to Williamstown, Ma so if the pics I got do not work I missed the,je.

I hope I get some type of internet connection on this trip, so that I can keep in contact, but I have no idea how that will work or how much free time I will have during this trip, so I will tell you all how it went when I get back (hopefully with some great pictures). I so look forward to making this blog a friendly environment where we can share, meet and enjoy ourselves. I hope to make this blog just that, a great Creative Spot where we get to spend some time getting to know what we like, what inspires us and developing some great new frienships. I truly enjoy your visits and finding all your comments so please keep them coming and I will be back soon...hugs and thanks for stoping by.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just a Little Thank You

Here I am again to post a little thank you to Chloe at for dropping me a sweet note about my Art Journal, joining us here and a VERY Special thanks for informing me that I was the lucky winner of her Blog Candy on Whimsical Wendnesday's Blog Hop...YAY I won! I got new Peachy Keen stamps!!! So thank you Chloe and welcome to my blog. I hope you did get my email...I think that will be all for today...LOL

Groups on Facebook

So... about a week ago I created my Group page on Facebook..but have been so out of using Facebook that I still need to learn soooo much more...If any of you know how to go about it please let me know...The Group is TurquesaDotSTUDIO and I just figured that it would be a great way to chat and meet my new crafting friends in a format that is not so "journalistic". There are some details that I want to find out before I announce it. So please, those of you who have already done this, if you could PM with your advise or just leave me a comment I would be so thankful.
Have a Sweet and Happy Day,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My New Art Journal

Before I start this post I would like to welcome all my new followers and thank you for joining this special journey. I hope that I may inspire you in some way and look forward to all your responses, feedback and shared inspirations.

Now on to my new project...making an art journal was on the top of my list of things I wanted to do this summer...and it is finally on its beginning stages. YES!!!

The true reason behind it is that I was offered a truly special opportunity this summer and as part of my job I will be attending an Art Teachers Workshop in Ardeche, France. So coming up are some wonderful days sorrounded by gorgeous lanvender fields, a very tranquil landscape and some artistic inspiration by joining other fellow art teachers. So I want to create a journal for this special trip and make a true effort to add journaling about it, memorabilia, sketches and just some fun experiments to it. I will keep adding to it once I get back with the final details and embellishments that I find along the way...So today I'd like to share you with my warming up first pages and the cover....

These are the elements I started with:

And this is how it looks right now...(the pages are not finished, so that I may add things to them when I am there. This is a watercolor pad, since I need to get the real Moleskin Journal I want from Amazon but it will have to do for now.

For a better look at my first pages and how the parts work please visit my YT Channel...I love your comments they are like little presents or just leave me a short hello it makes this whole blog experience very special to get your responses.
Stay creative and Happy Sunday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Making flowers with my new dies and some projects I found while organizing my studio

Here I am sorting through my boxes and trying to organize my studio space. That means finding all my products from different stages I have gone through in my designs and as usual finding new ways in which I can combine my things with the new ones I have been buying now...I love doing that.
So first I started palying with my beads and made some much fun that my six year old girl wanted to play again...What a great partner to play with...then I made some different types of flowers..that was so much fun too and finally on Wednesday I found a box full of projects that I had made a while ago but never got arround to show or I made a video to show you what they look like....I would really love some feedback on what you all think of them. So here are both videos. I hope you like them...Now I am off to start on my new art journal which is something I want to start doing this summer. I hope to share some of it soon...

I would love to have you subscribe to my YT Channel and to see your just makes this whole journey way more special and fun. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 4, 2011

My new card

This card was inspired by Casu-ual-Fridays Challenge #9 to create something manly using Kraft...manly things...and kraft products are not really in abundance in my stash just my mental search started...creative mode turned on and BINGO the final go do it was that my Husband's Birthday is now in July and that was motivation enough to push myself and make one. (...and Virgina's tempting question to participate also helped, "big smile for that")
So here is what I came up kraft card stock or embellishments or paper for that matter so use what you do have...One Kraft box, one kraft paper bag, some yarn, my knots form the hardware store, some left over ribbon from a project and a 5X7 Brown Cardstock and some cutting and playing around.... (not the best photos, sorry but the camera won) I think you get the idea...I hope : )

I'll explain how I used them in a's just explain and show than writing a hundres steps LOL...

It is also the perfect size litlle bag to hold a gift card...YAY...I took the picture with the one I to get him his real one...and of coures it must match my card. I hope he likes it, since it is the first hand made card I make him...I mean real card just for him.
So I'll make that video...but now it's family time in the pool and it is soooo hot today that we seriously need it...Take care and come back soon, I love your visits and Happy Fourth if you are in the US.

PS: This is the video explainig it and you can see it better too,he,he please let me know what you think...I'm just starting out with the stamping and papercraft cards...Very different from my usual digital invitations...but loving it!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My New Altered Canvas Projects

They are done....Well the one for the challenge is done and the other two are done for now...I will finish those as soon as I can find what I am looking for to finish them...but here they are.

For more details on them visit my YT channel

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Altered Canvas it is

Finally back to let you know what I have been working on this past week. It has been so hard to get things done with all three kids wanting my attention full time. Every time I try to work on my projects my kids want to do crafts too and I have to stop and help them. Well yeah I don't blame them with all the goodies finally on display and so accesible, who would not want to play with them..LOL. Specially with Mom doing fun stuff with it. and once they are done they are ready to go swimming and then, and then, well then it's ELEVEN o'clock (PM) and I finally get to do my thing.

So now onto what is new...I received my online orders for new products that I wanted to try. YAY!!! so many goodies to play with and loving all my new things. Of course I wanted to try everything out know how thrilling it is to try something new...oh and scary too...LOL. This time I just jumped right into it without giving it too much thought and it has been so much fun.

What I have been playing with is....(little drum roll please)... three altered canvases inspired by a dress form die cut set I bought from Bona....(Thank You Bona, I am loving them!!!!). Then my promise to mix it up with my old things to keep it challenging and productive. I am almost done with all three and will be uploading a video and maybe some pictures, but to give you a small clue they are dress forms in three styles (a) classic, (b) girly and (c) artsy, basically based on three sides of me. The artsy one is the one I started yesterday for an altered canvas challenge they are having this month (July) at A Little Scrap of Heaven.

Now I am off to finish the artsy one...the kids are finally sleeping. Hurray...I hope you come back and take a look at them and let me know what you think...