I know as the holidays get closer and there are more things that need to be done it becomes more difficult to find time to be creative.
I for one am the first to forget to take pics at an event or outing because I am just enjoying myself and living in the moment. I also think that it’s important sometimes to do just that – enjoy the moment and not worry about documenting it. But if you are feeling that you want take a few minutes to document your gratitude or write down a memory then the video I have created below will give you inspiration to do just that. It didn’t take me hours to create these pages, I added a lot of writing as I have been finding that writing things I’m grateful for is so much more powerful than just thinking them. For a little color and pizazz I have thrown in a little watercolor and of course some glitter.
In keeping with the theme for this month which is Gratitude –
In this video I share with you my process of documenting everyday things in which I am thankful. I also include some of the bigger things in my life which I am grateful for – such as my husband and son. I am using some of the tags from the free monthly download that went out in my November newsletter. (This month’s download was all about tags) If you missed out on this month’s download you can purchase it here . I will have a link at the bottom to sign up for my newsletter or go to the section on my website called Artsy News. I also used a quote on my page from the free download you can get on my blog post here .
Now for some really big news that was quite unexpected to us.
Since losing my Pebbles Labor Day weekend I have been telling my husband I’m not getting any more dogs. But all the while missing my Pebbles my world has had a hole in it. A few days ago a friend contacted me said that they had a friend who just got a puppy and they were being evicted and they needed to find it a home. I was like NO WAY! Of course that was not the end of the conversation it went on and I got off the phone saying I’ll think about it but probably not. So after Dan and I talked about it we agreed to meet the puppy and see what she was like. The story seemed all too familiar to Budha’s who we rescued when she was 6 (she passed last December at the age of 17) and I was thinking maybe this puppy needs me as much as I need her. Dan of course was like “look if you want to get her then we will”.
So of course it was love at first site and I knew that I just couldn’t leave her to end up in whatever home they could find because they didn’t have time to properly find a home. So Sunday afternoon we had a new family member. Meet Little Luna. She is a French Bulldog (not a pug I know). But just look at that face and those ears lol
She’s just a wee 6lbs and only 12 weeks old. And we are so blessed to have her now a part of our family.
So creating has been taking a bit of a back burner as puppy training is not all that easy lol. But I managed to get in a little bit here and there when she sleeps lol.
I have started some holiday creating already – here I created this watercolor wreath.
I will have a fun holiday tutorial for you on my Youtube Channel this Friday 11/17. Be sure to subscribe to my channel here so you don’t miss any of my new tutorials. Also for all of you who have subscribed thank you so much I just hit 1000 subscribers and I can’t believe it. To many it probably seems like – well that’s not many – but it’s huge to me and means so very much! All of your support and comments means the world to me!!
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Thank you so much friends for sharing your time with me today. Sending lots of love, peace and happiness your way!!
We are but a week away from Halloween so let’s create something spooky together.
Hi Friends, I can’t help it I might be grown but I just LOVE Halloween. Last weekend Dan, my son & (his girlfriend ) and I all went to a place called Demons Acres. There they had a haunted house – a haunted maze called Jail Break, an Insane Asylum and a Haunted hayride.
Well we did them all except the haunted house and they were all so much fun. The best being the haunted hayride which they are known for.
The pics are dark and not that great but I wanted to share anyways – there really was not much lighting out there!! Very spooky ambiance for sure!!
This bottom one is me getting strapped into the Insane Asylum chair – super crazy scary!!
A couple pics from the Haunted Hay Ride
I Have to say that we all had a blast and it was worth the almost hour drive to get to this place out in the middle of no where lol.
So today I have a Halloween tutorial for you all – I am using mostly products by Tim Holtz to make these 2 tags. I really had a blast making them, I hope you will join in and create a couple with me – just use what you have don’t worry if you don’t have all the exact same elements as I do. All the products used are listed in the description of my Youtube video.
Come on lets have a little Halloween fun together !!
A reminder that we are only a little over a week away from starting the Gratitude Junk Journal online class. The Facebook group has already opened and so many have already signed up and will be joining us in this amazing class. Won’t you join us for 30 days of Gratitude Starting November 1st lets make this a fabulous start to a beautiful Holiday season. Sign up today : Gratitude Junk Journal
Just look at the amazing line yup of artists in this beautiful class
Don’t forget to share in the comments some of the fun things that you do for Halloween fun, I’d love to hear from you!
Sign up here today – no discount code needed discount has already applied – Save on this class until October 22, 2017. 10 Epic Artist Instructors – 1 Low Price – Mountains of Love and gratitude – Priceless. Looking forward to having you join me on this beautiful journey together!
Hi Friends and welcome! What better way to get summer flowing than with a Mermaid Blog Hop with StencilGirl Products and StencilGirl’s Creative team! There is also an amazing giveaway so be sure to read to the bottom of the post for all the details
Today I have a video tutorial for you showing how I used this beautiful stencil
To me Mermaids are magical, mystical, strong beings. They seem almost light as air, yet with a beauty that just commands respect. For my art journal page I came up with a quote that I would like to share with you.
Being a Mermaid means being Brave enough to swim into the unknown – Sherry Canino
without further ado my friends ……today’s video:
Hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial be sure to leave me a comment here for a chance to win some amazing mermaid stencils. And Don’t forget to visit the blogs of my fabulous teammates listed below for more mermaid inspiration and leave them a comment for more chances to win, as well as the StencilGirl Blog for more inspiration and another chance to win. Entry into the contest ends Noon CST 7-16-17. Be sure to include your email address written like this ( caninosartisticcafe (at) gmail dot com)
Winners notified by email on July 17th. Good luck!
More mermaid projects from Gwen Lafleur, Karen Gaunt, Tina Walker, and Louise Nelson can be found here .
Not enough mermaid inspiration for you yet? Check out the projects by the Designers themselves here
I also have this beautiful Mermaid Painting available for sale in my shop for some Beautiful Brave Mermaid out there that feels drawn to have it hanging on their wall for some mermaid inspiration. Check out all the details in my shop here.