Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mixed Media Music

My mixed media creation using Dare 2B Artzy stamps Words of Praise and Joyful Noise.  It already has a place to go. Right next to an antique violin I picked up.

Successful Harmony today,
Carole Ann


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A New Season


After taking a year off to plan and celebrate my daughter's beautiful wedding I am back to focusing on my Zentangle practice.

To celebrate this new season in my life I went with a variety of styles including Marbaix, Poke Leaf, Tipple and Ving.  My creative juices are flowing again!

Carole Ann

Friday, May 20, 2016

Rosemary

Today I spent a quiet afternoon with Verdigogh, Hibred and Jetties.  At our CZT 23 Seminar we were given rosemary.  The smell is inspiring, invigorating and fresh.  I understand it helped to inspire the Verdigogh design.  

I found my Harmony today

Carole Ann

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A new tangle called Ellish


This is Ellish.  A new tangle I learned at the Certified Zentangle Seminar just a few weeks ago in Rhode Island.  Mine is rather simple compared to others as I walked around the room.  But it wasn't jealously I was feeling.  It was potential.  That's the thing.  The more time and practice I devote to this amazing art form the happier I am.  More please....

Carole Ann
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016



Munchin using a White Jelly Roll pen
during our ZCT #23 class in Providence, Rhode Island.

This was so much fun using white on black for a change.
#CZTseminar23tile10 

Carole Ann

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I'M A CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER!


I traveled last week to Providence, Rhode Island to attend the 23rd Zentangle Seminar.  It was a dream come true.  Instruction by the founders of this incredible art form, people from 13 different countries and 30 states in America.  The energy and joy were contagious!  I have discovered a life skill that I intend to teach anyone who will stand still long enough to let me teach them.  

Oh, I'll still be making cards and doing other crafts now and then but my focus has become health of the body, mind and soul.  Yoga for my body, Zentangle and deeper study in my faith. 

Here's a sampling of things I brought home from Rhode Island.

Carole Ann

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Mama


Today is my sweet Mom's birthday.
I used my Dare2bArtzy Butterfly Tangle
 stamp and die cut to satisfy my Zentangle fix
on a soft pastel background.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day 2015



My Mother's Day card was inspired by my two favorite craft activities.  
My Dare2bArtzy stamps and my new love of Zentangle.  
And my Mom loved it!

Carole Ann

Monday, March 16, 2015

Classic Zentangling


 "Anything is possible one stroke at a time" - Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

Zentangle is a growing new art form that combines meditation, creativity and fun.  You don't need to be an artist or invest in expensive equipment - all you need is a paper, pencil and pen to get started.  Zentangle allows you to relax and reduce the stress in your life while simultaneously creating something beautiful.  From "The Beauty of Zentagle".

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New to Zentangling





A friend introduced to me to the Art of Zentangling following surgery that would leave me on bed rest for months. It was not only relaxing but I really connected with it. I am by no means an artist but when I Zentangle I'm thrilled with the beauty I've created. As I am back on my feet I will incorporate this in my card making, scrapbooking and anything else I can get my hands on.  I hope you enjoy my work and it inspires you to try Zentangling for yourself.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coral Bouquet



I love Cameo Coral but I never would have paired it 
with Sahara Sand like in this week's challenge 
I love it!

Stamp: Vases in Vogue by Stampin'Up!

In Harmony,
Carole Ann





Monday, May 20, 2013

Best Friends




Today I am inspired by a future outing with a dear friend.
Always time well spent!

Stamp:  Garden Whimsy by Stampin'Up!

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spring Has Sprung


After a very snowy winter, 
spring has sprung one little flower at a time.
My techniques are somewhat old school. 
A little embossing, a little pop here and there and I love it!

Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses & Spring Sprung by Dare2BArtzy

In Harmony,
Carole Ann





Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Congrats Graduate!


It's time for high school graduations!
I wanted a gender friendly card so the white embossed 
letters were perfect.  I haven't used eyelets in ages 
so that was fun. And the tiny bow I added at the last
 minute for the young lady who will receive this.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

JUGS graphic



Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom



Every card I make is with someone special in mind.  
This week is for my Mom's birthday.
I combined this simple layout with a fun, whimsical paper.  
And of course the sentiment is popped up to catch her eye. 

Stamps:  Just a Note and Mini Celebrations by Dare2Bartzy
Paper:  My Mind's Eye


In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

1st Mother's Day


Today's card for the Just Us Girls Challenge was very special.
I remember my first Mother's Day and wanted to create
something beautiful, delicate and just plain girly!

Wow, I just realized this works for another challenge at
  ABC Challenges
My first double challenge!

Stamps:  Mini Celebration and Firsts, both by Dare2Bartzy.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Welcome


I absolutely love the clean lines on this week's
challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.
I chose warm colors today for a Welcome card.
Stamp: Warm Words by Stampin'Up!

In Harmony,
Carole Ann



Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bubbly Fish



I found this fun blog, Just Add Ink, 
and loved this week's challenge.
JAI #163 - Just Add...a FUN background!

I used Pink Bubbly Fish paper by reminisce
and clear stamp set Firsts by Dare2BArtzy
Hope it makes you SMILE too.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann




Life Is Good for Just Us Girls




I loved the Photo Inspiration Challenge 
from Just Us Girls this week.  
I used two clear stamp sets from Dare2Bartzy.  
Thinking of You and Life Is Good.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dream Big for Freshly Made Sketches




Dream Big for Freshly Made Sketches. 
 I just found this blog and love it's clean and fresh style. 
 I used "Happy Harmony" set from Stampin'Up! 
with Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery.

In Harmony,
Carole Ann