Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hi Friends,

Happy Christmas in July!

I hope your summer is going well so far and you are enjoying some down time, vacation getaways or just relaxing with a cold drink by the lake:)

I have missed my blogging time with you all but have been occupied with a bad back (starting physical therapy next week, yay:)) my Mom has been having a few health issues and I have been extra busy with work to save up for a new car soon, my little Mazda has 304,000 miles on it. Can't believe it.

But enough about me, how are you guys doing, would love to hear about your creative adventures:)

I made you a Christmas in July Bouquet freebie, I hope you like it...
I have been doing some commission paintings over the last few months and thought I would share them as well. I have been painting them on canvas and embellishing them with sharpies, glitter paint, really love Martha Stewart's, and sequins, they are so fun to paint, I am really enjoying painting on canvas again.


Have a wonderful day!



Thursday, February 18, 2016


Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and didnt eat too much chocolate:)

I wanted to share some pictures of the Bible Art Journaling class that I taught a few days ago with 11, lovely 12 year olds and their leader of their Life Group/Bible Study.

It was so much fun and the girls did such a beautiful job with our "draw alongs" of hand-lettered bible verses illustrated with some fun flower doodles. They all brought their bibles that were so cute, some were pink and covered in flowers:)

Here are a few of the pics from class:

Arent they the cutest? They did an amazing job coloring all of their pages and I can see they all are blessed with such wonderful creative talents!

And here is the coloring page for you to download and color along with them, I hope you enjoy coloring:)



Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Hi Everyone,

I hope you are keeping warm (or keeping cool, depending on where you are in the world:)) this month, it has been really chilly here in California and we have had a few rain storms and the hills are starting to look green finally, I love it. But the mornings are very cool, in fact, this week I have had to scrape ice off my windshield before going to work, just like the East Coast when I used to do that before work:)

I have a couple of fun stamp sets to share with you, first my "Secret Garden" stamp set is now in Rubber and is ON SALE NOW! at Sparkle N Sprinkle:

Here is a lovely creation full of glitter, my favorite craft supply, made by Chris at Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams blog, here is her lovely creation:

you can see her card tutorial here:

And my newest Digital Stamp Set available at Sparkle N Sprinkle is called, "Disco Dance Party"

I hope you like the new sets and I hope you are having a super fun and creative February!



Thursday, January 21, 2016


Hi Everyone,

I hope your new year is starting out with lots of hope, inspiration and creativity. 

I've been super busy with petsitting and am putting together some new stamp sets with Sparkle N Sprinkle to be released soon, so I will keep you posted:)

I am also getting ready to teach a bible art journaling class next month at my friends' daughter's Life Group at her church. It will be for fifteen, thirteen year old young ladies and I am super excited about it so I've been practicing my lettering and watercolor techniques and planning a fun class. Here is one of my bible art journaling "doodles" that I wanted to share:

I've also been sketching ideas for Easter, Spring and Mother's Day images, I have been drawing lots of birds and flowers lately. I wanted to share one of my sketchbook pages with you as well:

And finally, I have added some new boards to my Pinterest Page, this one is called, "heart and soul chicken soup" and I wanted it to be a place where you read some uplifting words and were wrapped up in a cozy hug of inspiration and color and a place to just be inspired by some amazing art when you need  it:)

And I have lots of new pins added to my other boards, check out my main Pinterest Page here 



Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Merry Christmas, everyone! I wish you all a beautiful Christmas and I hope that it is filled with everything good, especially lots of love and family.

Here is a little sketch I did for today, definately a stamp design for Christmas in July:)

I am working on some new Spring and Easter sets with Sparkle N Sprinkle so I will keep you posted after Christmas on what I'm working on.

Happy and Merry Christmas!

Love and Hugs,


Friday, December 4, 2015


Happy Friday!

Can you believe it, only 3 weeks until Christmas? Are you all ready for the big day? Are you taking time to enjoy this beautiful time of year? I hope so:) I did this week, I drew this little Christmas sketch last weekend in my sketchbook and then had fun coloring it this week, just for fun. I was inspired by everyone here in California last week saying, "Brrrrr!" everywhere I went since it was pretty chilly here, especially at night, finally! 

I hope you like this "just for fun" sketch!



Thursday, November 26, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving to all of you today who are celebrating. It finally feels like Thanksgiving here in California, nice and crisp and chilly outside! I hope you will all remember all the things in your life to give thanks for and not just today but everyday. I try to remind myself the same during the day, living with a grateful heart makes life so much nicer, dont you think?

I am having a 50% off Thanksgiving Day Sale at my Etsy Shop now thru Saturday 11/28 at NOON PST. 


Also my new Bible art Journaling bookmarks are now available as well as my new "Clara Nutcracker" digital stamp...

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving Day!




Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Hi Everyone,

Can you believe only 2 more days until Thanksgiving? I hope you all are going to enjoy some good quality family time with loved ones around the table on Thursday.

It finally feels and looks like fall here in Southern California, thank goodness. We had another heat wave last weekend and all of a sudden its cool and crisp and the trees are turning yellow and orange (except for the palm trees of course:))

I just listed some new bible bookmarks with the scripture verse, "May the Lord bless you and keep you." Numbers 6:24 at my ETSY shop, I hope you guys like them. I have really been getting into Hand-lettering and thought these would be really fun, let me know how you like them, I always love reading your comments:)



Thursday, November 19, 2015


Hi everyone,

Over the summer I discovered bible art journaling thanks to Karen Seifert, who posted a lovely bible art journaling page on my Facebook page with one of my fairy images and from that moment on I was hooked, thank you, Karen!

First and foremost, I came back to my faith about 4 years ago and am experiencing life with Jesus for the first time in my life and it is the most beautiful life imaginable, if you know Him you know what I mean:)

I've never read the bible in my life until 4 years ago and love and live by it (at least I try to) now and when I discovered bible art journaling I just couldnt imagine how beautiful two of my favorite things put together could be; art and God's word. I LOVE it and some of the pages that people paint, draw and illustrate that I've seen online are so lovely and inspiring to me.

I wanted to share a few pages with you to hopefully inspire you. I dont have a note taking bible with margins but I have been using either my sketchbook or my lined journal from the drugstore, here is a page from that journal:

I love the lined pages, it helps keep all the text straight. I have been compiling all of my favorite scripture verses in this book sort of as a "go to" book when I need some inspiration or a pick me up or to just play and color. I've also been using ink pens and have found a new pen I just love that is awesome for hand lettering, Pitt pens are awesome. Here are a couple of bible art journaling images from my sketchbook:

I really like taking one main verse and then journaling and adding other verses around it. Once I get started I never know where it will go and that is what I love about it. And just taking my watercolors out and coloring is so much fun. I took this one to the beach the other day and just enjoyed where the process went.

Here is another (kind of messy and wrinkled) sketchbook page that was so fun to work on:

I have also been enjoying working on hand lettering and with the Pitt pens the lettering pretty much writes itself, like magic:)

Have you guys tried bible journaling? I would love to hear your comments about your experience and what types of pens, supplies and bibles you use.

If you enjoyed this post please visit my Pinterest page for some Bible Art Journaling inspiration.



Monday, November 9, 2015


Happy Monday everyone!

I have a new Christmas image and freebie for you! Here is my new "Clara Nutcracker" Digital stamp, now available at my Etsy shop:

And since we are getting so close to Christmas and I know some of you may have already started your shopping or maybe finished, I thought you might like some gift tags made with my new Clara Nutcracker image for you to download and decorate your Christmas presents:

Hi hope you enjoy them and put them to good use:)