Saturday, August 10, 2013

When the Cats /away

My thirteen old granddaughter had my craft room all to herself for a little over a week.  At present, she has at least three art journals going and made several canvases.


This is a small sampling of what she was up to in Nanny's craft room.  I mean to tell you, this young lady had a ball!!!!!

Not only will you make this Grandmother very happy, but you will tickle Nicole pink by visiting my blog and leaving a little love.  Thanks a bunch!!
Sandy

98 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Well Sandy you have a very talented and creative granddaughter obviously takes after her very talented grandmother....crafting is such a lovely hobby to share

Anne

cuilliesocks said...

What fabulous journal pages you grandaughter has made Sandy. Very talented young lady, wonderful imagination, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

So many fun journal pages! Looks like she had a wonderful time making them! :) Thanks for sharing!

Craftychris said...

What a talented granddaughter you have, you must be so proud! xx

Patricia said...

Wow! Sandy what a fantastic talent your Granddaughter has. Well worth every encouragement. I love all her wonderful pages.
Obviously takes after her talented Grandmother.
Hope you are feeling a bit better, not in so much pain.
Hugs

Patricia x

ann @ studiohyde said...

Oh my word! You have one very talented granddaughter here. Nicole, if you get to read this: 'keep up the good work, you are a talented young artist'. Love these pages :)

Carla S. said...

Wow! Your granddaughter is very talented, Sandy! Those are some fantastic pages! She's very creative, that's for sure! Thanks for sharing what she's been up to in your craft room!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Nicole, you are talented and creative like your grandmother. Your journal pages are beautiful. I love the images and messages you combined and the composition of each spread works so well. I like the different ways you added texture to your backgrounds and your wonderful colour combinations. Well done!

Paula said...

Goodness, you have a very talented and very creative Granddaughter...(and I know where she got that from!) Kudos Nicole, fantastic work :)

Laurart said...

WOW!!! Sandy I am speechless - and you know that doesn't happen to me very often! Please tell your Granddaughter that I think she is amazingly talented...I am in awe...I wish I could do this kind of work. Lots of love and hugs Laura xxxxxxx

koala said...

Wow,wow,wow, she had made it ??? Sooooooo talented and amazing job !!!
Because of YOUR GRAND DAUGHTER !!! (^o^)v"""
Probably she has been learning from YOU !?!?!? (^.^)v"""
I bet you have been having SWEET and HAPPY time with HER !!! (^.^)/"""
Please enjoy your HAPPY SUMMER DAYS !!!

Katy said...

These are awesome!! I love seeing what young folks create-they just make stuff without going back and forth. (like I do anyways!) ;)

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Talent obviously runs in the family! What a great job - I'd love to get my hands on those art journals and have a good close up. and yes, she definitely had a ball. How lovely you have this in common. hugs, Donna

Annie said...

She's a natural, your granddaughter! I predict fame for her in the art world!

inkypinkycraft said...

wow she has been busy and what wonderful makes , she has a real eye for design and has made some pages to be proud of here and to be treasured...you have a talent in the making! hugs trace x

chrissies said...

Such talent. Wonderful makes and you should certainly be very proud of her

Love Chrissie x

scrappymo! said...

These are very fabulous journal pages!
You are a talented young artist Nicole. I loved every page!

Your pages are well balanced and beatiful in their composition too!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work, she is a talented young lady for sure! Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Forgot to ask - how is your injury healing? Hope it is soon better! Hugs, Valerie

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Sandy its very easy to see who Nicole takes after! She is one talented young lady! Very artistic and love the design of her pages so well thought out! I hope you are feeling better now Sandy! Hugs Susan x

sam21ski said...

Well, firstly well done to you for giving your craft room up for a week and letting someone else in to play, not sure I could do that!!!

But, soooo pleased you did. Nicole you did a fantastic job, those journal pages look awesome. Love the Roaming one and the Eiffel Towers, great touch.

Hope you get to have another play sometime!!

Sam xxx

cathylynn said...

Nicole's art is fantastic! It is wonderful to see that she had so much fun and inspiration creating all of these pages. She is gifted with some fabulous talent like her Grandma. Keep up the great work and always have fun. I love the freedom that your art expresses.
Hugs, Cathy
ps..... Us older folk can learn from you

Candy said...

Gosh Nicole's work is so very creative!!!
I love her work and the things she had to say.
FANTASTIC JOB NICOLE!!!
Big Hugs, Candy
PS Thanks for sharing, Sandy

butterfly said...

My word, she's been doing amazing work - these are fabulous pages. I especially love that last one... what an eye for colour and composition. So glad someone's been getting some use out of your craft room, and I hope you're on the road to recovery...
Alison xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
well here is a creative talent in the making.
Love the courage sentiment. . . . .so true.
What a wonderful, imaginative piece of work. x

May said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Nicole...Your Art work is AmAzing! Love your pages...I can't choose a fav as they all are Brilliant...I Love the quote on Courage...You sure take after your Nanny on the crafty front...I hope Nanny is resting up & recovering well... Big Hugs May x x x x

Myrna said...

Totally awesome job Nicole! Your art work is wonderful! Art definitely runs in your family Sandy. Hope you're feeling better every day.

Lau W said...

WOW ! Nicole is so talented, like you dear Sandy ! Amazing creations ! CONGRATS !
Kisses my Sandy, hope you're better !
xxx

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

OMW! Sandy, I am so impressed with everything Nicole did they are truly amazing and she's only 13. Her creative juices comes from great stock and they will only continue to grow. Awesome job Nicole, will look forward to seeing more creations from you. Sandy you must be so proud. hugs, Ruth Ann

Tracey T said...

What a talented young lady your granddaughter is, Sandy! She obviously has a very good eye for colour and design. It's lovely to see how much she is encouraged by her nanny! Hugs, Tracey x

Hellen said...

wow! they are fabulous! how I envy your grand daughter's free style and use of colour. enjoy your art x

Pat said...

Gosh Sandy these are all gorgeous, what a lot of work has gone into them, and what a very talented young lady Nicole is. You definitely have some competition there Sandy. Hope you are feeling much better.

Pat xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow she's a real artist, send her greetings to go on!
Thank you for your visit on my blog and lovely comments!
Hope you are feeling better;-))m

Patricia St Martin said...

First things... She is a beautiful young lady and her love for animals is something special. Her Journal pages show aw inspiring artist with lots of creativity as each section has it own theme. Each sentiment has such meaning behind it. Love the purple hair as it defines her own personality to be what she can be. These pages are wonderful. She has a wonderful teacher also.
Hugs, Pat

MaryH said...

I can certainly see this young lady has tremendous talent. She must have been watching you very closely & learned a lot of your techniques. Gosh, all of these are so lovely, and you can be justly proud of her, keeping your supplies happy while you are being quiet. I can also see that she had tons of fun. Better keep her around so you 2 girls can have some fun crafting time once you're back up to par. TFS her work...it's fabulous! Hugs

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness - what a talented young lady, her work is just amazing. She has a definite eye for colour and detail. Her designs are wonderful. I think your talent has rubbed off on her very well! Hope you are making steady progress towards recovery. Thinking of you. Big healing hugs, Anne x

Cat's sCrap said...

Great job ! Congratulations !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Michelle J M said...

Wow Nicole, what fabulous journal pages. Lots of colour and gorgeous images. You certainly take after your very talented Grandma. Michelle x

Brenda said...

I wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog, that was really sweet of you! And now I find out that your Grand daughter is an Art Journaler! And she is really, really good! I wish I was that age so that I could just fill my Art Journals with SOMETHING instead of spending countless hours staring at them! Thank your lovely grandchild for the inspiration!

Kelly Neis said...

Awe Sandy this was a great idea to post Nicoles work. Now look at her, fabulous without much help from you. See she is a natural talent and all she needed was little direction from you and off she went. You are a great instructor by the way!!!

Nicole has a great sense of style and I love the topics she chose to do. My favorites are the top with the scary painting, love how she blended the black/grays and then kept the texture. Perfectly done with blots of red.

Then the 2nd one oh so cool with the angels on the cloud above the silhouettes walking. It is like God's angels looking after her and her friends. I also love the saying on the opposite page she used. The 3rd is so bold and artistic and I love to see her age mixed into a adults style here.

The next one is her entry into She Art, look at the fun angles and the bluetooth device in her ear. Next time she stays you need to have her watch Christy Tomlinson! Can you imagine what really fun faces and journal pages she will do after a class!!!!

The last one reminds me of you and her mom for some reason. When you tell me about Stacy I picture her ambition and travels as a young adult. I see it here in Nicoles art. I see that influence from both of you expressed on this page as if Nicole was there.
I hope she finds time to stick with this as she is fabulous and we could be inspired by her artistry someday.

Nicole is a fine young lady and growing talent in many things and now she can express it in her art. I am so glad you shared this with us!!!

Big Hugs to you and Nicole!
Love Kelly

Netty said...

wowee Sandy, Nicole is showing huge talent, some wonderful journal pages, each page tells its own story. Am sure you are very proud of your fab grand-daughter. Have a wonderful time together, hugs and love Annette xx

Kjersti said...

WOW! You really have a talented granddaughter! Maybe she did learn it somewhere...:)
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

You are a wonderful grandmother to let your granddaughter take over in your craft space. She created some beautiful artwork! Take good care of yourself, Shirleyx

EnblogSail said...

Whoa! you have a very gifted granddaughter! V creative.
Caryl

Michellem said...

Great pages, Nicole!! Wish I'd known about art journaling at your age - What a creative way to spend your time!!

Shelby said...

Nicole you've done some beautiful work and love these pages!! Your grandma sure is lucky to have such a talented granddaughter and you're so lucky to have a grandma to let you touch her crafting stuff:)

Shelby

Brenda Brown said...

Wow what a talented young lady. These are fabulous pieces of art Nicole, I hope you will explore this talent further and continue to show us what you do. Wonderful, I love it all.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh I must get and do more Art Journalling myself, looove seeing your granddaughters works! Beautiful pages, its such a great hobby to have!

I do love her piratey first page, and the face... and the lovely quotes... all fab to see xoxo

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderfully creative granddaughter you have, very artistic!
Hugs Julie P

Karen Gist said...

WOW! Lots of crafting love from me too Sandy! Nicole...you have an amazing talent so please carry on with your art. These are just fantastic pages my lovely , HUGS xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Sandy!!!!! you have a very talented artist grand-daughter! she stands a lot of her grandmother. A ball she had, and I am telling you all pages breathe happiness, and spontaneity. I hope she keeps this heart forever. I love everthing she did, so so inspiring. Hugs to Nicole. Hugs to you. Have a lovely day. Cheeers from Montreal.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hello Sandy
Thank you so much for your lovely comment to my post today.
I am now your newest Follower.
This is so wonderful, beautiful use of the Julie Nutting stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a talented young woman! fab!

Mrs.B said...

What a very talented and creative Grand daughter. Fabulous journal pages - shame she doesn't have her own blog - yet - she'd have lots of followers.
Hugs to you both,
Avril xx

butlersabroad said...

Talent obviously runs deep in your family Sandy, those journals and canvasses are fantastic! That'll teach you to be out of action!! Hope you're on the mend again, otherwise you'll be fighting her for the rights to the paints and inks!!

Hugs
Brenda

Pam Sparks said...

wow, wow, WOW Nicole! I can see you were one creative young lady! Awesome work and how fun to wow your gram and all of us too! A summer to remember! TFS!

Sarah B said...

Obviously takes after her Grandma - these are all fantastic, what a clever young lady x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Sandy, your granddaughter is very talented, she has created fantastic pieces of art. You should be very proud of her :)

Lisa M said...

Good heavens to Betsy, these shots are fantastic!!! The apple certainly doesn't fall far from the apple that already fell from the tree does it?? Like Grandma like Granddaughter....AWESOME!! I'll say Nicole had some fun and most certainly deserves accolades of praise. LOOVE the Bwhahahahahaha entry and the images and mixed media techniques are fabulous at such a terrific age. I can only venture to say that it will improve like wine....with age!
Congratulations Sandy on having such incredible talent in your family. :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Dawn said...

Awe Sandy, what a talented young lady your lovely Nicole is, you must be so very very proud my lovely.
Nicole - your pages are stunning sweetie, I can see how much fun you have had with your Nanny's stash tee hee. You lay your pages out beautifully and have an amazing eye for colour, you rock!!
Huge hugs to you both x x x x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super your granddaughter has a lot of talent!!!

Greetings
Maria

Buttons said...

Well Nicole you clearly have your Grandma's creative talents there. Look at what beauty you've created in a week! It puts us older ones to shame really. Do keep this up and make sure you pester Grandma so you get to play more in her craft room. Hugs, Jenny x

Sandra said...

What a talented grand daughter you have! Really cool art journaling! All so different and amazing. You must be really proud! Hugs, Sandra

Willy said...

Wow....she has talent, I can imagine that you are a very proud grandmother!!

christiene said...

Ha Sandy,je mag met recht trots zijn op deze jonge kunstenares
jou kleindochter.
Prachtige kunst heeft ze gemaakt.
Daar gaan we meer van zien?
Groeten ook voor je kleindochter.
Liefs Christiene.

Lori said...

She had a ball and I'm seeing a ton of talent!!! Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I must say. Such fun!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy it's me again, to say thanks for your comment today, and yes I do know it's good to be active, and it's good that Alistair does so many grat activities.

Also, I just wnated to day that I an absolutely fine with what ever you wanted to use of my ideas, can't remember what card it was, but if something I've made gives you ideas , you go ahead, Hugs Kate x

GinaA said...

Totally awesome Art Journal, such a variety of styles and ideas, that young lady is going to go places.
Had a peep at your previous blog entry as well, do hope that your hip is on the mend.
Thanks for popping over to my blog
Best regards
GinaA

Jules said...

Hi Sandy

I am so pleased that you found my blog because I have now found yours yay!!!

Thank you for your lovely comment.

Your Granddaughter is very artistic and talented with a great eye for colour. She clearly had a great time in your craft room!!

I have been reading about your hip injury!! I hope you are OK and it isn't hurting too much.

Love Jules xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, Nicole is one talented young lady! You must be so proud of her. These creations are wonderful. This makes me long for a grandchild to share my love of craft with! My kids are not intending to marry anyone any time soon though, so I'll have to be patient! Julie Ann xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Sandy!
your grand daughter has wonderful talent. Loved looking at her creations.
Oh dear sandy, just read of your fall.
I hope you are feeling much better.
Hugs Maz

Marilyn said...

Wow...Nicole is a fabulous little artist! Wonderfully creative pages and a lot of talent in this little gal. I especially like the fourth picture with the Courage sentiment. Each page is beautiful but I particularly like the colours and meaning of that one. I would say her and gram have a blast crafting together and we all know she inherited a huge talent!

Kate said...

Your granddaughter sure has talent. I love seeing what she created. Thanks for sharing. You have a lot to be proud of.
Thank you for your frequent visits and kind comments on my blog. I so appreciate them. They are quite encouraging!
Kate

Victoria said...

She definitely takes after her talented grandmother! What incredible pages! I really struggle to make art journalling look natural, but her creativity just flows out across the pages.
Thanks for your kind wishes for our exciting news!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sandy your granddaughter should be very proud of herself these are truly wonderful works of art, awesome work.
hugs
lorraine x

Margie said...

Hi Sandy and thanks for popping in to see me and leaving such lovely comments. Your beautiful granddaughter certainly has some talent and seems to have enjoyed herself in your craft room. I see she likes the Julie Nutting doll stamps too - I can't stop playing with them. Margie x

Faye said...

How incredibly talented your granddaughter is! Her works are beautiful

~Tammy~ said...

Wow....the talent and the creativity! I wonder where she gets it from???

Marjie Kemper said...

Yes!! Gotta love a gal who has 3 different art journals going. So many gorgeous pages... love the purple hair flowing across the pages and the neat texty gal with the pink skirt. Nicole's a born journaler!

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful pages...and I can't believe you have so many journals! So wonderful!

Paper Tails said...

Wow! Amazing work. So beautifully done. I wonder where she go her talent from....Hmmm... Looks like you have lots of fun together.

Karen

ParkNSlide said...

Nicole is well on her way to being a great artist. I really enjoyed her journal pages. My grandmother was my muse for crafting too...I have fond memories of those long-ago but oh, so dear days.

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...she really is taking after Granny!

die amelie said...

Seems there's a lot of talent running in the family! ;)

Awesome art journaling! Your granddaughter is so lucky to have a grandma that provides her with all the stuff that gets the mojo flowing!

I would love to see more of it!


Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too!

Hugs,
die amelie - Claudia x

Karin said...

wow it looks like she had fun, it looks great! Groetjes karin

Linda Palmer said...

OMGosh Sandy, she is so talented and creative. I love everything she has done. I would be proud to, she is awesome just like her Grandma. My hands have bothered me typing so have missed posting on my favorite blogs somedays. I can color, but the typing, guess the way you have to hold your hands and arms is keeping me from emailing and posting. Hugs!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - looks your granddaughter has your talent for art too Sandy. She has done some amazing work here. Bet you didn't see her all day!

As you know, I'm new to Art Journaling, and I think she's done a fantastic job here. I'd be thrilled if I'd made them.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, this girl has lots of talent! Rubs off from her gram..

Charlene said...

Sweet Grandaughter!! I LOVE her work!!! Very talented Sandy!

Chris said...

Nicole takes after her grandmother it seems, I love it and I'm sure it's been loads of fun for you to watch her play! Well done Nicole, I love your art! Hugs, Chris.

elenigratsia said...

Well Sandy, obviously the talent runs in the family ... what lovely vibrant work ... fabuloso!!!! <3

Di said...

Your granddaughter is so talented Sandy - I am so impressed! You must be very proud of her. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Di x

Sally H said...

She is one very talented young lady. So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you heal quickly

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Nicole is quite the talented Young Lady! and it definitely looks like she had a ball in your crafts room Sandy! Goodness! Such Beautiful creations!!

Hugs
Shannon

P.S.
Hope you are up and on the mend Sweet lady! Sending Super Speedy Recovery wishes your way! 8-)

Dianne said...

These art journal pages are amazing! What a talented granddaughter you have.

Dianne.

Daen'Ys said...

Wow, I'm speechless! Your lovely granddaughter is a true artist! It's amazing what she has created with only 13 years! Very promising ...!
Thanks for your always so nice comments, dear Sandy.
Hugs Rosi

Payne Holler Cards said...

Wow! Add me as another admirer ...she is really talented (-: maybe she should start a blog and enter challenges ...she would win many I'm sure (-:

Teri said...

Oh my word, your granddaughter is so talented!! She must take after you! Her work is really, really good, so creative!!! I hope my Kaitlyn, who is 5, continues to love art as well! Right now she is happiest playing in my art room and amazes me with what she comes up with!!!
Tell your granddaughter to keep on creating!!!
Hugs,
Teri