Friday, August 31, 2012

Finding Inner Peace

It has been almost a year since I have last posted a blog entry.
I shall be doing more of this though.

I am currently on a healing journey and art therapy is playing a huge role in my healing journey right now.
Currently over on fb, on Limor's Mixed Media Group she has an August Mixed Media Contest.
The challenge was to create something with the theme sunset or sky.
I chose to go with sky because I thought FINDING INNER PEACE and sky matched perfectly.

A few days ago I went to a local art store here where I live and bought some FABER CASTELL MIX & MATCH Gelatos. They are SOOOOOO much fun to play with.
I seen the 
FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT BIG BRUSH PENS but I haven't bought any yet. I really would like to one day though. 

Have a good long weekend and thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I haven't written on here in a very longgggg time!! Oops! Sorry to the peeps who follow my lack of interest blog LOL!!

So today was a super stressful day.

Kaleb went for surgery in the morning at the Stollery. He is at home now sleeping. I am praying for a fast and easy recovery.

So while the boys are sleeping I was surfing the interwebs and came across a Smash Book challenge! Ooooooo I love my Smash Book!! Since I had my creative mojo flowing I thought Id participate and good thing I came across it today! Today is the last day to join in on the Smashing fun.

I grabbed a photo of myself that I took in VEGAS last year. Ooooooo VEGAS!! I cannot wait to go back. LOVE LOVE LOVE it there!

I used my polka dot Smash tape to tape down the picture. So love how that turned out.
This page in my Smash book is one of my favorite pages :)
Added my own glitter banner and glued on some bubble alpha stickers that spell out my name, TRINA.

Heres a link to the amazing store, my favorite scrapbooking store here where I live.
They are putting on this Smashing contest.

Well thats it for tonight. I am exhausted. I was up at 4:30am this morning and it is now 9:45pm.

Nighty night!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I havent posted on my blog in about a month, due to on Jan. 9 2011, my Grandma passed away.
She had a heart attack early in the morning. And ever since then, life has been........hard.
She was 86 years old. She was born in Germany, and came to Canada when she was a teenager.
I made our family memorial cards and a memorial canvas. I used my 2 favorite pictures of my Grandma. Life these past few months has been so, AHHH?! Life these past few months have been so drama filled and now this. I know that everything happens for a reason, but so much has happened! I just dont understand why...............


We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mixed Media Canvas

I love ART! Anything artsy and the biggest smile forms on my face LOL!!
A few months ago I was watching Marion from A Piece Of Craft Dot Com on her live UStream show and she created a this canvas (picture on top).
I LOVED the way it looked!
The birdcages, the bird in the middle, and the way she painted the canvas.......
it all screamed GORGEOUS!!

I was inspired by her mixed media altered canvas to create my own.
Christmas was almost comming and I new just who I wanted to make this for.
We have been friends since grade we were 14 yrs. old
So I looked through my crafty room and found all the goodies I wanted to use.
I didnt have some of the same things Marion had, but I still make it work.

(The above picture is my canvas)

I didnt have any of the Prima flowers and twigs she had used on her canvas.
But I did have a cream flower that I got in a RAK a few months ago.
I just added blue paint on it to give it that special BOOP! I was looking for LOL!
Then instead of using the Prima twigs, I found some brown glitter picks I got at Michaels.
I painted them up to once again, give them that BOOP! LOL!!
Marion only used one bird, that was in the center of the canvas...I had used 5.
One behind of birdcage that was in the corners and one in the middle.
I also used different colors and more of a splatter technique with the paint.
The canvas I created turned out awesome!!
I wasnt too sure what to write in the middle on that tag, so I left it blank until Keri thought of a cool word or something.
She ended up loving it!!

What do you think?

(The bottom picture is my canvas)

Monday, January 3, 2011


I welcome 2011 with open arms, in hopes that it brings new beautiful things.
2010 wasnt the best year for me. But, 2010 is behind me and so is all the drama that was created in it. GOODBYE 2010 and HELLO 2011!!

I have started a brand new blog and I hope to start participating in more artsy scrappy challenges like I used to.

So I wish you all a very HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR and I hope 2011 brings you all the happiness in the world.

A New Year = A New Beginning