My Paperchase Adventures

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Where does the time go?

I'm stuck in the holiday crazy mode....more shopping to do, family to visit, bags to pack then off to NC.  I hear there's going to be snow - ack!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's a rainy Saturday

My motivation must be hanging out with the sunshine somewhere other than here!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I'm a student of Suzi Blu and just LOVE her!

I signed up for her Petite Doll class in August and have been working doll designs ever since.  Never considered myself and artist and couldn't draw a doodle but with Suzi's guidance, patience and encouragement I have to say they're coming along.

Although I intended to do a 'series' of Christmas girls, I've only had time for one.  Real life keeps getting in the way *sigh*

She's mixed media (paper, tissue, acrylic paint, confetti, stamps, glimmer mist and misc) on 8x10 canvas.

Check out Suzi's blog.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What do I know?

What do I know about blogging?  Absolutely nothing except that I seem to spend most of my weekend blog-hopping through the worlds of scrappers and artists of all kinds!

I'm having a weak moment in thinking I'll give it a go.  Actually, I should be doing a hundred other things that are less appealing.

Came up with a quick, easy and painless Christmas card design last night.  The time-consuming, expensive, painful cards will be saved for close family and friends that 'might' appreciate them (more on those another time).

I like the retro feel and put things a bit wonky on purpose so I wouldn't stress so much on having everything perfect.

Used Inkadinkadoo's Holiday Filigree clear Santa stamp and a 'ho ho ho' stamp from Michael's $1 bin.  Papers are DCWV from my scrap pile.  I also used Distress Inks (Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky) around the edges.  I started with colored pencils for hat, leaves and Santa's face but switched to Bic markers for the hat and think it worked much better.