With Yasmin: From Desk to Done #43

From Desk to Done #43, With Yasmin.  Pictures of me and my cousin, Yasmin, whom I hadn’t seen since she was maybe a toddler or a little older.
Here’s how it works.  Every Friday, I share a completed layout, along with the supplies I used and an inspiration piece.  You create based on what I’ve shared.  It’s easy and you can do it in 5 minutes or less per day or do it all in one day!  One thing is for sure, you’ll be getting your pages from your desk to done in no time! Here are your 5 minute daily prompts for those of you who only have a few minutes a day:
  • Day 1: Grab your photos.
  • Day 2: Gather coordinating patterned papers and cardstock.  Try to choose colors that match the colors in your photo. Of course you can just grab your mixed media paper, if that is your thang!
  • Day 3: Pick out  matching embellies and/or grab matching paints and mists if you are into mixed media.
  • Day 4: Cut pieces according to the sketch.
  • Day 5. Make your page.  This can really go quickly if you just follow the process, even when using paints and/or mists.

See my sample below:

FDD Sketch 43 FDD 44 With Yasmin

Another memory saved!  Yay! Inspired by the sketch.  Here are a few steps I took.

  • I let the sketch inspire me.
  • I used beautiful mists and stencils to create a unique background.
  • I added flowers to draw your attention in to the photos.
  • I added bling for sparkle.
  • Added a little handwritten journaling and a title to finish it off.

I love the ease of creating with a sketch and simple supplies.  Proof that it doesn’t take much time or a ton of supplies to create a great page and save your memories, again!    See ya back here next Friday for From Desk to Done, No. 44!  If this is your first time here, here is how you can continue the fun:

  • sign up here for updates so you never miss a challenge!
  • Visit the blog each Friday for the 5 minute daily prompts and the completed project.
  • Join our From Desk to Done Group on Facebook.  It’s more fun to create with friends, to share, inspire and encourage others and of course, to see their creations too!


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A “Stylish” Mixed Media Painting

Week 52 Fashion

Last night was another artsy, good time.  If you missed the Art Party you missed a night of color, fun and creativity! I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making art and trying something new.  As usual and I hope you did too! Here, I share wonderful, mixed media painting we created!

Supplies used:   Gesso, acrylics, pastel pencils, markers.

About this page:   This week we did something different, instead of art journaling we made a mixed media painting, again.  Love how it turned out.

Ideas to note:  

Keep crafting with me!

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Questions and comments are cheered!!!
Embrace your art,

Let this inspire your FASHION

Time for the another Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be stylish!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!
If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The inspiration (colors ) found above.  Or choose your own colors and supplies!  Think fashion.  Think your style.  We are making another painting this week.  Woohoo!

New to art journaling or want to learn more SIGN UP FOR MY FREE ART JOURNALING WORKSHOP HERE.  Art Party Suggested Supply List:

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Watercolors
  • Acrylic paints
  • Mists
  • Stamps
  • Templates
  • Markers
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.

I hope to see you there. See ya tonight!


Summer Lovin’ Layered Tag Tutorial

FC Tag 1

Guess what?  It’s time for another fabulous Faber Castell Design Memory Craft post.   This makes post #3 for the Summer Design Team.  Woohoo!  This week, I share an super summery, step-by-step tutorial to create an AMAZING layered tag.  Great summer colors and fabulous mediums to add texture and shine.

Head on over the blog to get a closer look at my tag and the steps to make your own.

Please be sure to leave me a little love.  Thanks.

Have a creative day.

Embrace your art and free your soul.


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Embrace Your Art: Sweet Sunflowers Painting

Sunflower Painting

Each Monday, I share something I created over the last week.  Although, I create weekly, sometimes I have already shared all that I have created on the blog already.  In that case, I will share something I have not shared although it may have been created prior to last week.  My goal is to create even if for only a few minutes each day.

This week I share this wonderful painting I created, inspired by last weeks art party inspiration piece.    Wow!  I think I surprised myself with this one. Love everything about it…the textured look of the background, the colors, the reflection, the flowers, the light.  Simply wonderful and so peaceful to create.  Painting for me is peaceful.  Mmmmmm.


I encourage you to keep creating with me all week long, to embrace your art whatever it may be…scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journaling, mixed media, painting…just keep creating.  Keep sharing.  More art, more creating, more sharing equal a more beautiful world. If you don’t know what the Embrace Your Art Daily Challenge is, you can learn more here.

Did you create something over the last week?  Won’t you share it with me?  Leave a link or visit the Embrace Your Art Daily FB Group and share! Embrace your art and free your soul.