Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nothing Better Than This.

Hello Crafties.
I hope you have had an amazing holiday as well a stunning weekend. We were able to get off the grid and play in one of the most amazing places on earth. We spent some time in Leeds just outside Zion National Park.
Dwell on your Dreams.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hoppy Spring.

I hope this finds you and yours with some new flowers poking there heads out of the mud and a little sun on your face.

I have been so busy with a few new tricks up my sleeve lately that I have not had a moment to to even let you in on the fun stuff.... I can share with you sooner than later, I hope... Until then. Hope you are creating some wonderful creations or at the every least experimenting.

Photo: Stew with his Bunny Love Carrot.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Society6 Site and My Art

Throw Pillows
iPhone Covers
Laptop Skins
T Shirts and Hoodies

Framed and Canvas Art

Hello there... 

I would like to share my latest effort.
I have been working with Society6 using my work for many other substrates. Including fine art canvases as well as.....T-Shirts, Phone Skins, Computer Skins, Throw Pillows and Tote Bags.

I only have a few images to choose from right now.... But check back often I will be adding more daily.

Wishing you a wonderful mid week muse.

SDC92: Spring Has Arrived


SDC92: Spring Has Arrived

Sue is our Hostess today and she is ready for spring asking us to use spring themes and spring colors.

For me we are at the MUD stage of Lots and Lots of snow melting away. Yet I see the small flower heads pushing their way up through all that mud. This is a sure sign of spring to me.

Stamps I used: New March 2013 Stamp Release

My background was done with gesso and Distressed Paints..... OH MY I am loving my Distressed Paint. You might think why do I need them I have paint? Well- these have more working time and they marble beautifully. LOVE them.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gift Packaging

This is a simple way to dress up an jewelry box and to use your scraps. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

SDC91: Maria's Sketch

SDC91: Maria's Sketch

Hello Crafties....

Today is a Stampotique Designers Challenge.....
I always love Maria's sketches she is a very crafty designer. For more of her you can find her here at Lollyrot Scrapbooking and Illustrations.

Here are the stamps that I used:
Floating Dog
I Love You (Fr)

For the background I used my Gelli plate and Distress stains. Studio Calico wood hearts and my new favorite Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tropicana Teal.

Hope you pop into the Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog to see what my team has created... Very inspiring indeed. If you play in the challenge with us you could win $30.00 for some Stampotique Original stamps.

Happy Creating.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Prima Sunrise Sunset with

Prima New Collection Sunrise Sunset

Sarinda Here with the new Prima Collection by Finnabair, Sunrise Sunset. I LOVE everything about this collection. From the trinkets to the paper to the stamps, everything is stunning.

How I made this tag:

First I took a sheet of "Del Sol" paper and cut a tag out of it by hand just using an actual tag as a guide. Then I tied the ribbon around the tag like a gift. I found some leaves from an old flower project that I never used and added glitter to the edges. Cut out a 3" scalloped circle on my Silhouette using the same paper as the tag and also cut out some fabric and Grunge Board flowers with Tim Holtz Tattered floral die. Gluing orange glitter on one of the paper flowers once dry. I stacked the and glued the fabric and paper flowers together onto the scalloped 3" circle. Then glued the leaves onto the front of the tag and the flower cluster on top. Using the "Sunset" button to create the flower focal point. Found the "Newsprint Mini Frames- Circle" I punched 2 circles out from the same paper one to fit the frame and one smaller. I stamped "Friends" onto the smaller circle and glued the "Frame" onto the larger circle. Glued the "Clothes Pin" to the center of the bow and clipped the Friends Frame to it.

My hope is that you like this tag and that it inspires you to create with this amazing new collection from Prima and


Other items you will need:

Scissors/Paper cutter
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue Gun
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die
Leaves from a silk flower

Here is what I used from the

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Southern Girls Challenge "Tag You're It"

Stampotique and Southern Girls Challenge are teaming up to bring you "Tag You're It" Challenge. Hope you will play along with us.

My Tag:
I used Dylusions Sprays and H2O to create my background for my tag. Distress Markers for the CityScape and H2O brush for a watercolor look. I also added Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to the edges to make everything Pop.

Stamps I used:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Prima & Drew's Mixed Media Album

Hello Crafties.....

I had to give a go to Drew's Mixed Media Album. Here is the tutorial on Drew's Blog.
We will be going camping in a few weeks and needed a new watercolor journal for the trip. This was perfect timing and Drew did an outstanding job. Thanks for the inspiration Prima and Drew-!

Wishing you a Creative Day.

SDC90: Inspiration from a Song

Hello There.

SDC90: Inspiration from a song

It is Stampotique Designers Challenge day-!!
My Team mate Sam Reed is challenging us to use the Inspiration from a song. What a fun Challenge. The challenge for me was to choose which one I was going to use. So A HUGE thank you to Sam for turning me on to this idea. You will see more of these if I get stuck in a rut.

I used Ben Harper's words She Had Diamonds on the Inside.

Stamp I used:
Moth Fab

Paper I used:
Basic Grey: Hipster neto/hip-4090

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Time is in the Air......

Happy Sunday Crafties....

Every year about this time I do a tribute to our Finch families that live in our yard. The sound after a long winter is sweet to my ears. Today the sound of puddles gathering rain and the tweets of a sweet bird is amazing. I will take rain over 2 feet of snow right now.

Here is my tribute to Finch's two years ago.

What I did On this tag....

I started out with Pan Pastels as the gradient background on watercolor paper tag. Then using white acrylic paint I blocked off the white rectangle in the lower right corner. Added the acrylic blue circles at the top and raw umber paint splatters covering up my white rectangle. Added some graphite lines and heavy charcoal accents. Then I drew my little Finch on watercolor paper added watercolor pencils lines then blended with a H20 brush. I felt that the blacks were not as dark as I would like so I added charcoal and Highlighted the whites with a white pen. Small wooden blocks spell out the word "Tweet" on the left side.

Happy Springtime-!!!