Attitude of Gratitude Journal Challenge

My dear friend and fellow artist who also happens to be on my design team, is hosting an Attitude of Gratitude Journal Challenge for the month of November.  To demonstrate my gratitude for all she's done for me, I designed some digital art journal pages for her to giveaway on her blog, Newly Creative.  She […]

July 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Letters

It's time for the 2012 Creative Color Challenge!  In addition to using the following color palette, the challenge also included the optional use of letters.  As you  can see, Louise has a very cool picture of mail boxes, so I included the use of the alphabet as well as a quote about correspondence. And here […]

Freedom by Design Team Member Marjolaine

I'm very excited to introduce you to another of my design team members, Marjolaine.  She is a stay at home mom of four children. She loves art, especially mixed-media and enjoys playing with paper, ink, stencils and all kinds of paint.  She says, "It is my hope that all my projects would show my love […]

Praierie Papier Cottage Design Team – Sandra Collins

I am getting so far behind on things that I want to do…maybe I set expectations that are too lofty…maybe I set goals that are difficult if not impossible to meet…but one thing I do know…I LOVE living the creative life and feel so blessed that I get to do something I love! And, another […]

Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week 6 – Watermelon Ice

Well, it's the sixth and final week of the Summer of Color 2012 challenges.  Once again, this has been one of my very favorite blog challenges and I'm sorry to see the fun end so quickly.  This week the challenge was watermelon ice, one of Baskin-Robbin's flavors.  This is the photo and again I created […]

Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week 5 – Wild ‘n Reckless Sherbet

This is the fifth week of the Summer of Color Ice Cream challenge.  This week's challenge was Wild 'n Reckless sherbet from Baskin-Robbins. This is the color inspiration and my color palette.  Once again I used the color picker tool in Photoshop to pick the colors.  This week I limited myself to a palette of […]

Praierie Papier Cottage Design Team – Sandra Collins

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a magneficient 4th of July celebration! Today I'm featuring another beautiful creation by Praeirie Papier Cottage design team member, Sandra Collins.  She used page 22 from Journal Joy #7: This features one of her beautiful daughters!  I love how Sandra embellishes her pages.  Sandra is a talented digital […]

Summer of Color 2012 Challenge Week Four – Strawberry Lemonade Punch

It's time to post this week's Summer of Color 2012 Ice Cream Challenge.  This week the challenge was the flavor Strawberry Lemonade Punch!  By now you know I love ice cream, and this week's flavors were so inspiring…strawberry lemonade is a great flavor and encompasses two of my favorite colors, pink and yellow! This is […]

June 2012 Creative Color Challenge – Red & Roses

Oops!  I forgot to post this yesterday!  The Creative Color Challenge for June was Red and Roses.  This is the palette that Louise provided for us: And this is my piece.  Again, I created this in Photoshop.  I'm still playing around with different tools and settings.  I added drop shadows to the collar, pinafore and […]

Journal Joy featuring Design Team Member Sandra Collins

It's time to feature another journal page from one of my design team members, Sandra Collins. This week she chose to use a page from Journal Joy #3, paper #34: This collection consists of 36 unique pages, ready to be printed out: and this set also includes a free set of labels: This collection can […]

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