Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Card Concept: School Is Cool

This is my first time playing along with The Card Concept. I used the Freestyle Collage as my starting point and found some fun "Back to School" paper. Pencils, Pens, Apples, Alphabet and  Learning.
Here's the inspiration:

The rules can be found here
And here's what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

This is my first time playing with Fusion Cards. Here's where you can find the challenge, rules etc. Come play
This is the challenge sketch:

And this is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

Case Study No. 207: Happy Holidays

So its been ages since I played along with any challenge. This has been fun! You can find the Case Study Challenge here:

So the next shocked is that we're three months away from Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

Friday, June 6, 2014

CSI Case #S365-6: Incognito

MI5. Im sure in my last life i was part of the secret service, doing amazing undercover work. Maybe rescuing our guys from the front or saving some ambassador from another country in the war. Sometimes I even have action hero dreams where I am a spy who needs to translate and pass on very important messages.

 I have a strong purpose in these dreams which is something I crave in my life on a daily basis. I drive a fast car and go from mission to mission completing every one of them without a problem. Im good at what i do and my incognito self is quick witted, driven and very slick. No time to chat, have to save the world!

Maybe that's why life right now seems slow to me. My alter ego is waiting for the lipstick camera to be handed over so I can complete my mission. Time is flying!
Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Canvas: The Neighbourhood for Sale on Etsy

I love to create. It clears my mind of clutter and things thoughts that don't serve a purpse. When I write on my blog I always assume no one is reading it. I hope this will change one day. Creating to me is a blessing. My latest canvas is called "The Neighbourhood" and is for sale at my Etsy shop. I hope to have this shop up and going. I have managed to make a few sales, mostly my handmade greeting cards and now I am ready to start selling canvas art.
Spread the word!
What do you like to create? How to do de clutter the mind?

The Neighbourhood by Croppin' Spree

Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Creating & Listening to Brene Brown's Advice

What I find so inspiring right now is listening to Brene Brown while im creating. She reminds me that creating is being who i am and not being afraid to just be.

I feel blessed just to be able to create.
This card shows a stick pin that I created using beads, pins, glue. I love using them on my cards!

Its a good feeling to create accessories and a card together. Its like piecing a puzzle.

Thanks for looking,
Living authentically, taking each day at a time,
Croppin' Spree

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New She Art Girl: "Believe"

My very first blonde She Art Girl. Im am super proud of her, I think she's adorable for Mothers Day. I have her on sale for $15 at my Etsy shop. The canvas is 4x4 inches. Yup, a little baby canvas and i love it!

I love art....sigh. Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch April Challenge

I entered this month's sketch challenge at OUAS.

This was great to work with.
My journalling is on the left side on a rub on.
Having somewhere to go is Home.
Having somone to love is Family.
Having both is a Blessing.

Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

CSI Case No. 117: Family

Here's the latest case:

And here's how i solved the case:

Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New She Art Girl: Be You. Happy Spring

In progress........ I kept having to redo parts and struggle through this process again. I have not created a "Girl" since December and that was a totally different concept. 

This is the newest canvas. Its taken a lot to get back into creating. 
This is the end result. "Be You" jumped out at me from all the words I could have chosen. I hope a Mom/Aunt/Gran looks at this and thinks, I want to give this to my girl so she knows how much she is valued. 

Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Friday, March 21, 2014

Uh oh....

So last week i deleted a whole bunch of pictures from my phone. Ofcourse this was a huge mistake! I deleted the ones on Google too which is why my blog looks like such a mess. Stay tuned, I will add them all back. Sigh.....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Art on Display.....

Its a good feeling when I walk into a room and see my work on display.
I sold a painting in February and this weekend I was at an event where it was on display. It feels pretty darn good :-) I love all the green around it. Plants are so healing.
Here's some shots:

Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Embrace Imperfection: The Process

This is the sketch I started out with.
And this is how it started to come together:

I'd love to hear what you think.....
Thanks for stopping by,
Croppin' Spree

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Canvas: "Oh Snap"

This is my latest canvas. I bought some Maya Road "Kraft Say Cheese" embellishments.
They were so adorable I had to use them with some paint and stencils. Last night was a good night to create!
Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Sprere

Friday, December 6, 2013

CSI Case No. 100: Light

So here's the thing about Luke, he's Mr. Incognito. One minute he's calm, cool and collected. But its all a facade. This is James Bond in the making. Luke is good times, I am always smiling around him and he's the perfect addition to my ever growing family of nieces and nephews. I am truly blessed.
Thanks for looking,
Croppin' Spree

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CSI Case File No. 97: My Hero

I solved this case by using all five colours that were listed. 
Evidence: wooden door
Testimony:  I chose the word "Bright" as a jumping off point. 
My Nephew Mark is a bright star in all our lives.
Marky, my favourite things about you are:

  • You are so sensitive
  • You always share

  • You always smile
  • You're so much fun to be around
  • Every moment with you is an adventure
  • You love to cuddle
  • You're kind
  • You make me laugh
  • You make me live in the moment and I am forever grateful to you for that. 

Love You,

Thanks for looking,
Croppin Spree