Just a little doodle…

Wow! Life seems to have really gotten away from me! It has been crazy around here and unfortunately my blogging time has suffered. I am hoping that I can begin to set time aside strictly for me and From Art To Hippos (I mean who am I kidding there is no life outside of what…

My Come Back Journal Page.

Hello everyone!  It has been a great summer and now that both of my kids are in school, kindergarten and high school junior, I have more free time…Free Time!!  I will admit the first couple of weeks, I was a hot mess and had no idea what to do with myself.  I found I would…

Finding Inspiration

Good morning everyone! I am in love with this art journal page! I was thumbing through (and creating my ultimate dream art supplies list) a Dick Blick art supplies catalog when I saw this little piece of art on one of the pages. I loved the colors and the textures. So I cut it out…

Better Together

Yesterday FromArtToHippos had an amazing moment! One of the tags I made got shared by The Crafters Workshop on Instagram!! I may have been geeking out a little bit and had to share the news with Lisa! That brought up a conversation we have had on multiple occasions. It is important to us that each…

Gelli Play Tools

Good morning everyone! It has been such a crazy summer for us here at From Art To Hippos! “V” has been keeping me very busy on her summer break and I am starting to get just as excited as she is for school to start again. This means more play time for me! Lisa and…

Mixed Media Monday 6/20/16

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was a nice relaxing one for us.  Next weekend is going to be busy, busy, busy and I am not sure when I will be able to create or if I will even have time.  Then again, it is summer time and I need to keep the…

Gelli Play Wednesday 6-15-16

Good morning! I was very excited to try out a new technique that I saw for this installment of Gelli Play Wednesday! I love the look of gelli prints that are full of layers. Sometimes I can get them to work and they are amazing. But for the most part I get a muddled mess…

Mixed Media Monday 6-13-16

Good morning everyone! Things have been so very crazy here at home. “V” is home for summer break and that means less time for crafting for mom. We just got a new swimming pool so most of our day is spent outside. With that being said, summer is going to be a bit dicey for…

Mixed Media Bookmarkers

I love to read and have been known to have several book going at the same time.  My problem is, I don’t like to dog ear a page and I don’t like buying bookmarkers for 2 plus bucks.  Today, I decided to make my own book markers and whatever extras I have, I will give…

Make Your Own Spray Inks!!

Good morning! I have gotten a lot of requests for my “recipe” for my spray inks. So I decided to make a tutorial and show you just how I did it. I love bright colors and most of the spray inks I have ever tried to make dried in a light pastel style. This doesn’t…

Gelli Play Wednesdays 6-1-16

Woo-hoo! I made it…on Wednesday! lol! This week I feel like I have been running years behind. Life has been so busy! It is the last 10 days of school for “V” and so there are a lot of things going on. And we are getting a pool (yay!!) so there is that craziness. Today…

Tag You’re It (5/31/16)

Hello everyone,  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend, I know I did!  Of course, it threw my week off hence me being a day late 🙂   I had a marvelous dinner, with my beautiful sister, celebrating her birthday as well as our late Mother’s birthday.  “D” and I got some Wii…