Creative Clipboards

A recently altered these clipboards by first painting them with a couple coats of metallic gold acrylic paint and then adding black acrylic paint through a stencil.




They turned out ok, but they didn’t match with the feel of my craft space so I repainted them with some brighter colors.



Now they are much more cheerful!

You can barely see the stenciled images through the new paint on 6 of the clipboards.  The one with the dragonflies does show through, but I like it.

I did really like the doily stencil and I may try that one again, in white this time.  I also kind of want to give the dandelion stencil another chance.

I’ll post an update it I decided to try the stencils again.




Fun In The Sun


The photos I used for this page are of my daughter McKayla at the beach in Fort Myers Beach. In the largest photo McKayla is holding up a seashell she found on the beach.

I loved using mixed media on this page.

I used a gift card to spread blue and gold acrylic paint on a sheet of white 12″ x 12″ cardstock.

After the acrylic paint dried I added modeling paste to the page by using a gift card and spreading the past through a journaling stencil. I chose the stencil because of the wavy lines.

The modeling paste had a some height to it when it dried and I wanted my photos to overlap a little of the modeling paste lines so I added foam to the back of the phote cluster to adjust for the height difference.

I used a scrap of patterned paper and a beach sign stamp to make the tag to the left of the photo.

I used two  beach themed Fiskars stamp sets for this page.  In addition to the beach sign tag I also stamped seagulls, seashells and a part of a sun  onto the page.

I had so much fun working with stamps and mixed media on this layout and I love how the page turned out!


Below is a process video for my “Fun in the Sun” scrapbook page.


Lucky Lady

Emma was huge hit at the St. Patrick’s Day parade with her gorgeous red hair and fair skin, she got lots of beads and candy.

When Emma was about two and half years old her Aunt Patty took her to the St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown in St. Louis.  I was unable to attend the parade with them, but Patty gave me this picture and told me about how all the people commented on Emma’s beautiful red hair.

Emma is older now and although she has lost those cute curls, she still has that awesome red hair.


Below is a process video for the “Lucky Lady” page.