I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

she danced in a rainbow

Spring is finally here, and the rain is over and guess what??  My house didn't float away!  Even though we knew the elevation of the main parts of the house was well over the flood level, watching that water creep up and surround the house was pretty surreal.  But, the water has receded and our basement even stayed dry!
In honor of spring, and spring showers, I'd like to share a cute little 8x8 canvas I made for a swap.

This is a combination of all kinds of pretty things!  The paints and mists are assorted Shimmerz, Color Shine, and Glimmer Mist.  I used a TCW template and modelling paste for the wood grain (just added some brown paint for color).  The papers are from Christy Tomlinson's SheArt collection, the letters are Adornit, and most of the rubons were from the SheArt collection, too.  I added some misc bits of Prima bling and a lovely piece of lace, and voila!  The girl's head/hair/flowers are hand painted.

Here's a detail; love the texture I got from the template and modelling paste!

Thanks for visiting!


Melissa Williams said...


Miae said...

How adorable is this!! I love your umbrella and that woodgrain background!

Alison said...

Absolutely beautiful! You did a fabulous job!!