You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Journal Challenge part 2

 Hello, again.  This entry will have the remaining six pages of the week long art journal challenge led by Marjie Kemper.  It was a fun experience.  I learned some new techniques; I found materials in my stash I'd forgotten I had; a few times I had to improvise which was a great boost to my creativity (and fun, too).  I'm sorry it's over but I have these great completed pages to inspire me.

As you can see there was a variety of approaches used for each of the 5 x 7 pages.  I hope you enjoy.

Have a great day!

Rae Ann


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

I'm in a great journal challenge!


I'm glad to be back,  I had hoped to post more often.  I want to share about the fun challenge I'm in.

Marjie Kemper has created a Facebook group for a 5 day journal challenge.  Each day has a 1 hr. video and members can create with Marjie in real time or do the work later.  Over 1000 people from all over the world have joined.  Marjie is a great instructor and emphasizes flexibility and using personal style in each project.

Here are the pages I've created as of day 3.

I've never been in a challenge like this before and I am greatly enjoying it.

Stay well.  Stay hopeful.

Best Wishes,

Rae Ann


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Appreciating Nurses

About a month ago a neighbor asked me to make a card for a family member who was a nurse.  She wanted it for Nurses' Day.  I had fun designing a card that used Cricut's  Everyday Paper Dolls, (and the mask came from Teddy Bear Parade at 1/2" smaller size than the dolls).  The stethoscope and med bag came from the doctor page.

After that I decided to make a thank-you card for the staff at my infusion center.
During these difficult times these modern day heroes deserve all the thanks we can give.
Have a great day! Stay safe!  Follow recommendations so this pandemic can be brought to an end.
Rae Ann

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Journal Page Quilt Style

Hello.  Today I'm sharing a spread I finished yesterday.  The background has been done for a while.  Now, I find the perfect quote to finish it.
Have a great day.
Stay safe.
Rae Ann

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Some Birthday Box Cards

Wow!  It's been a long time again.  I haven't done any posting (obviously) but I have been busy making use of the time I have during this "stay-cation.".  I promised myself that I will do 2 posts each week, one for cards and one with my art journaling.
Here's my first set:

A friend asked me to make a number of cards that she could give her sister as a gift.  I had fun coming up with different ideas.
All of the cards are a mix of stamps, die cuts, and Cricut cuts.
I hope you like them; I'll be back with more soon.

Have a great day! Stay safe.  Please wear masks and maintain distance until this pandemic is under control.
Rae Ann

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Card play continued

Here are a few more cards that I've made in the last few weeks.  It's been good to get back to creative fun.

Thanks for stopping by.
Rae Ann

Monday, April 15, 2019

I'm Baaaack!

Wow, it's been a year.  The chemo's done; I on a pill.  In many ways I'm feeling better and one of them is wanting to be creative again.

There was an Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show recently.  I went and really got a boost.  I never used die cuts before and rarely used my embossing folders so that's what I've been playing with.  I don't have a lot of space so making cards has been ideal.  I'll get to bigger (and messier) projects as I get better and better.  Here are some of the cards I made recently: (8 pictures)

I have some others I need to photograph so you'll see more of me soon.

Have a great day!

Rae Ann