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What have you been doing lately?



Well…a blog post has been long over-due… I know.   But I have been sooooo busy.   I have been through almost EVERY DRAWER and EVERY CLOSET in my house…..talk about a big clean-sweep.  A few rooms to go….a final round on the garage before a “scaredy-hole” gets installed and then maybe, just maybe, I can relax for a moment and focus back on what grounds my soul…CREATING.  But in the midst of all the cleaning and organizing and general mayhem of a house with 2 small kiddos and a full-time working mommy and daddy…..I have managed to pull off a few projects……and since I am finding the rare moment to actually up-date my blog….I would like to share the projects I have completed since my last “up-date” 🙂  This is going to be a rather long post…so skim through if you don’t have the time…or sit back and relax.  AND anyone who leaves a comment, and is a current blog follower (see the subscribe 2 section on the right hand column if not already),  will be put into a drawing to win a box of paper crafting goodies…and if you have ever seen my give-aways, then you know you will not be disappointed……I’ll blog the prize just as soon as I gather it all together…I plan on stuffing a box FULL of goodness 🙂   Here we go…

So I have had a couple family birthdays over the last couple of months and here are projects I created for the special days:

Above is the creation I made for my oldest sister’s b-day….I created this on a 40 x 40 pieced together canvas …. I had to photograph my just turned 5 year old in the photo to demonstrate just how huge this piece actually is.  I used some amazing 8 x 8 papers from DCWV….some black yarn decoupaged onto the piece…some title stamps from CTMH stamped and individually cut-out.   LOVE this paper!

Above is a 16 x 20 mixed-media canvas piece I created for one of my nephews for his 10th birthday.  I used a lot of 7 Gypsies papers, some CTMH stamps….I did a ton of inking, painting, misting, masking, collaging….I just couldn’t keep up with all the supplies I used on this.

The above project is a 11 x 20 canvas project…framed by this amazing frame I purchased at Michaels (hand-painted) for my dear cousin.  I was going for a “search-a-word” type feel here… Can you see the saying? 🙂  I used an Oklahoma state map for the background (I am obsessed with maps) and used map paper to create the flowers.

The next 2 projects are art journal type pages, both 12 x 12, that I created with my kits from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – I used some stuff from both my Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits.

Next is a photo of the cover I created for one of my art journals (my new obsession.)

I stitched the flourished on this book cover with yarn instead of thread … and I love the added texture and dimension!

The next project I would like to share is another mixed media canvas – 16 x 20.

here are some of my Art Journal pages:

I am creating an Art Journal book for both my kids…..full of my “personal wisdom” per se lol!

whew! lol…and lastly…here is my very latest 12 x 12 art-journal style page I created with my ver August Scraps of Darkness kit:

and a few up-close shots:

Thank you for taking the time to peruse my latest creations! I appreciate each and every one of you!!! Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a great prize! 🙂 Be in it to win it! 🙂 God Bless!





10 Comments to

“What have you been doing lately?”

  1. Avatar September 16th, 2012 at 6:53 pm Cindy Gay Says:

    Your art journaling is so nice. Love the page with the seed packet. Love the Baldwin Family plaque too!

  2. Avatar September 17th, 2012 at 6:41 am Monica Lowrance Says:

    I love all the close up. The mixed media really grabs me. How fun and cool is it to create. All the while doing some major overhaul cleaning. Brava to you! Have a wonderful day and hope you have some some pieces of the kit left over to create some more.

  3. Avatar September 19th, 2012 at 6:01 am ~amy~ Says:

    WOW! your work is absolutely AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up at Paper Issues!

  4. Avatar September 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm ~amy~ Says:

    I wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured over at Paper Issues!


  5. Avatar September 19th, 2012 at 6:25 pm Jean Marmo Says:

    Wow!!!! LOVE your journal pages!! AMazing!

  6. Avatar September 20th, 2012 at 11:43 am LCSmithSAVED (Leslie) Says:

    I am so inspired! Your canvases as gifts really speak to my heart. I so want to step out into the messy artsy stuff but haven’t yet…
    And if this is what you can squeeze in on your spare time, I am impressed!

  7. Avatar September 22nd, 2012 at 7:40 pm soapHOUSEmama Says:

    WOW! Such beautiful work here! Just pinned some of it 🙂

  8. Avatar September 25th, 2012 at 10:40 pm KellyCreates Says:

    Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re back! And in a BIG BIG way! Oh my Gosh, your projects are simply astonishing! I enjoyed every moment of scrolling through and reading and absorbing your amazing artistic talent and creativity 🙂

  9. Avatar October 8th, 2012 at 4:58 pm Nancy S. Says:

    You have really been busy on your blog ‘cation! I love all of your mixed media work, especially the canvases.

  10. Avatar October 12th, 2012 at 8:33 am MICHELLE h. (willieburgscrapper) Says:

    Umh so I was swinging by because Fridays are my “please try to read as many friendly blogs as possible” day and I stumble upon this HUGE thought inspiring post. First of of all- WOWZERS on the art journal. I’ve tried so many times to get started on mine but I have so little crafty time I have to focus on my DT stuff. I must admit my work suffers because it really does help to work things out beforehand. I LOVE the Baldwin Family frame!!!! GREAT idea. The dots are so fantastic against that gorgeous textured red! 🙂 Thanks for the huge inspiration today- really!!!

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