Monday, May 31, 2010


This is a watercolor collage I have titled, "Remembering" in honor of all of those we loved and will always be remembered....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

greetings from LaLa Land

Here is a mixed media collage I made today in one of my experimental moods.
I call it Greetings from LaLa Land.

It seems I have a thing for circular flowers lately. Hmmm don't know why but i seem to have a theme going on here...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

a page from my journal...

As you may have noticed, if you peek at my blog(s) at all, I like to make things. I like to make all sorts of things. Too many things, I sometimes think.... but I can't stop. And when I really think about it, I don't even want to stop. I give myself permission to make lots of things. I like to doodle and color and make with my hands. I like to put things together. And I like to blog.
I started this blog with this sort of vision that it was going to be a certain way, that it was going to be different from my "other blog". It was to be a card making/stamping blog with this sort of set theme. That was a great vision and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, however, it just isn't working out that way. I just don't have the time in my life right now to keep up with the set schedule that I imposed on myself and I am finding that I just don't want it to be so rigid anyway. I just want to make stuff and share it and hope that you like it. So that's what I am going to do! I hope you will still come by to see what I am creating. I will still be posting tutorials and have plenty of ideas to share.

Here is a journal I made last night:
Made from an old book cover and one of my doodles (which I turned into a stamp for the card from my last blog entry!).

x's & o's

Saturday, May 22, 2010

it's not just black and white...

Nope it's not just black and white. It's black and white and YOUR favorite color! That is the card challenge this time over on my Papercraft Planet group! I hope YOU will come and play along! If you are not already a member, please join (it's free and really easy) visit here to check it out !
Here is my inspiration card for this challenge:


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

creative women

I have some really exciting news! I finally got my aceo trade going and WOW!  What a fabulous, talented, generous group of women artists I have gathered! Our theme is Creative Women and the art will be collected on August 5th. I hope you will continue to follow along as this 'story' unfolds...
...more about this soon :)
In the meantime I made up this little atc with all of the creative women in mind.

x's & o's

Monday, May 17, 2010

owl love this card...

I feel just terrible. My dear friend Julie sent me this great, colorful, whimsy card that she made with my new owl of us clear stamp set, and I saved it and did not post it.  Oh shame on me for not sharing it sooner! ( so much for being "on track") LOL!  Well, I wanted you to see it now... Please visit Julie, at her wonderful blog, Julie's Open Window and give her some oohs and ahhs!

Julie made this card just for me!!

x's & o's kp

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Lately I have been experimenting a lot. Maybe it's because of school that I have gotten into such an experimental phase. I guess that being exposed to many different techniques, styles and mediums has sort of given me a new perspective and the opportunity to try different things. Years ago, I used to make cards a lot. In fact, I thought of myself as a pretty decent card artist. I mean, I have designed stamp images for years, but this fact does not mean that one is automatically a good card-maker. And lately I find that I am sort of struggling with the making of cards. I have tons of ideas and inspiration but I am just not sure which direction I want to go. So I find myself doodling a lot.....this is one of my 'doodles' that sort of came out and I just went with it. I am not really sure it is even a card, although I am sure it could easily be one...I think I would either frame it or turn it into a wall hanging or journal cover....
What do YOU think?
doodling with watercolor paints!
 x's & o's

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

heart-filled wishes to all moms today!

Friday, May 7, 2010

all colored up

Here are all 8 of the new images. These examples are colored in Ai . I am really happy with them and wanted to share them with you!

thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

a project for watercolor wednesday

a sweet, simple piece of wall art I made with on of my new digi-stamps.
I thought I would share this with you since it IS Watercolor Wednesday. (hey I might actually be getting on track...) If you would like to see how I made this just click on "to d.i.y. for" it will be posted there tonight!
And I do wish YOU all the best!

Good Cheer continued...

So I told you I have have some new designs to share with you (and I do!) I have just put them all in my Etsy shop :)  I have made some things using the new images and thought I would share this one with you for today...I am very excited about this new collection and hope you like it too. I will be putting up a new piece of artwork, a card or a craft project using a new design each day for the next week, in celebration of Maxi's graduation from Truman State University (hence this first card!)
the digi image i used...

I use alcohol markers...Prismacolor, Tria and Copics. I like to do a color swatch of the colors I am using.

after I finished coloring, I added some gold leafing....

I used the University letterhead and Photoshop to create a background.
 I hope Maxi does not look at my blog or else she will see her graduation card! LOL

x's & o's
thanks for looking at my art.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Good Cheer

Hello! I hope you all did not think I fell off the face of the earth. I didn't! I was just SO super-duper busy with finals and trying to get the semester wrapped up that I had no time to really create and blog. But I am officially finished with my 'junior' year!!! And now, I will be here devoted to making  and sharing and posting!!
I spent the day working on a new collection of images I am getting ready to color them all and make some things to share with you . I call am calling my new collection "good cheer" !  Here is a sneak peak...

These are just a couple of the new designs... check back tomorrow to see the rest of the collection and to see what fun I have had using them!
x's & o's