Author: Kate's Scrap Yard

Experience Exploration: Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

Experience Exploration: Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

Exploration Growing up we always visited the the same places for vacation. It was either Virginia to visit family or along the coast to beautiful New England. While I enjoyed these beautiful spots, I realize how little of the world that I have seen in […]

Dress Up The Dolls: PaperArsty Guest Post

Dress Up The Dolls: PaperArsty Guest Post

Paper Doll Talk I am sharing a sneak peek of my art journal layout that was over at the PaperArtsy blog Saturday. I know, I am a bit late. But I have a good reason. The theme is paper dolls which happens to be a favorite […]

StencilGirl® Columnist

StencilGirl® Columnist

A New Place to Share I was recently invited to be a columnist for StencilGirl® Products which means I will be sharing on their blog four times a year.  This is a great fit for me as I have limited time to craft with my busy schedule […]

Off the Cuff: Mixed Media Jewelry

Off the Cuff: Mixed Media Jewelry

Off The Cuff Definition of off-the-cuff : not prepared in advance : spontaneous, informal  I am anything but spontaneous. I love to plan and organize. And my most favorite thing to do is cross things off my list. Sometimes, I make lists of things that I have already completed just for […]

Elephants In My Garden: Mixed Media Mail Art

Elephants In My Garden: Mixed Media Mail Art

Elephants in My Garden It’s that time of year and I am planning my vegetable and herb garden. Due to all the rain, weeds have taken over and I am wishing I had a gardener to do the weeding for me. Thankfully, I have two […]

They Call Her Double Trouble: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

They Call Her Double Trouble: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Trouble Just look at that face! This little sweetie never ceases to amaze me with her emerging personality. She has taken to scolding her brothers, letting her emotions play across her face and displays such attitude that I have never seen on the likes of […]

Making An Impression: Stamp Carving 101

Making An Impression: Stamp Carving 101

Impressions I started crafting with stamps almost 8 years ago when I stumbled upon a generous lady in our church who wanted to host a baby shower for me when I was pregnant with our second son. My best friend knew her well and spoke […]

Her Mind Swims at a Depth: Mixed Media Journal Layout

Her Mind Swims at a Depth: Mixed Media Journal Layout

Mindful Depth Thinking has always been one of my worse enemies. I tend to dwell on past situations and words, analyzing every aspect until I have convinced myself that something I said or did caused offense. My husband doesn’t quite understand me when I try […]

Who Cares About Shrimp? Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Who Cares About Shrimp? Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Opinions Something that I have always struggled with is caring too much about what other people think. Ever since I was little I stepped on tip-toes around certain people to preserve their opinion of me and not cause ripples. We all have people in our […]

It's A Foreign Thing: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

It's A Foreign Thing: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Foreign There have been so many times as a parent that I wonder if I am related to my children. Like when one of my children goes a week without changing his underwear and socks or hides almost a hundred empty candy wrappers in his […]