Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Collage Journal + Video

I was inpsired to create this little "journal" from one of the gurus of art journaling, Teesha Moore.   I started this collage journal with no real outcome in mind.  I used lots of ephemera from my mini summer vacation to Ruidoso, NM. as collage materials. I knew I wanted to add more elements to the journal, but really wasn't sure what.  I let it sit for a few days and inspiration struck!  I had these mini Iphone prints (also from my summer trip) from Social Print Studios sitting on my desk and an idea began to form!  I decided to make my little journal into a collaged summer memory journal.  I have already worked on a couple of pages, as you will see.  This is a work in progress and I still have no real outcome in mind, other than using it to document my memories, so far, of this summer.
Thank you for watching! If you enjoyed this video, please like and subscribe to my channel!  I have more artsy video tutorials coming soon! 
Happy Creating!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Finally took the leap!

I did something that was very scary for me!  I filmed my art journaling process and posted it on YouTube for the world to see!  (Eeeekkk!)   I know, I know...there are tons of people out there who do this on a daily basis and it's like no big deal. (Well, they make it seem like that because they are good at it!)  Believe me, I know!  I love watching the process and creativity of others.  I love the artist who share and inspire.  It is great fuel for the muse!  Which is the exact reason why, I have the desire to share my process.  I want to share and not just receive inspiration.  I want to share my journey into what I am passionate and madly in-love with.... and that is the intuitive process of creating art. 

There is a learning curve in filming, editing and publishing.  As with anything else, there will be improvement with practice.  However, I can't let my "newbiness" keep me from trying.  I would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.  If you would subscribe to and like my videos, that would be pretty awesome too!   Now to the videos.   Enjoy! 

Part #1
Part #2
Finished Page:
Thanks for being here and reading this!  Stay tuned for more videos and artsy tutorials!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mixed Media Musing

When I saw the new Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamps from Julie Nutting at A Cherry on Top, I instantly fell in love!  These stamps are so fun!  This is my first completed project using them.  I have a couple more projects in the works and will post them later.  

I got the idea for this wall hanging from  LiveLoveScrap (aka Bona) on a YouTube video.  You can watch it here:   Her videos are awesome!  Be sure to subscribe!

I am entering this wall hanging in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

Next up are a couple of  tags.  I made these while I was anxiously awaiting my shipment of Prima Doll Stamps. :)  I love how they turned out and can't wait to give them to someone! :)

I am entering these tags into the Southern Girls Challenge - Leaves

Thank for stopping by and checking out what I have been up to!  Have a great and creative week!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy Campers

I created this layout several days ago for the Sketch to Scrapbook challenge on Shimelle's blog.  These are my daughters on a recent camping trip...being silly, as ususal!  Love these two so much! :)

Here is Shimelle's sketch:

Totally Tags...

I have been feeling uninspired.  I haven't wanted to do much of anything.  So... instead of wallowing in it, I just made myself do something creative.  I found a package of tags and a bowl full of embossed raw chipboard elements that I have had forever.  I forced myself get the paint and spray inks out. I told myself I would just mess around and see what happens.  I really figured whatever I made would end up in the trash can.  Negative, I know.  HOWEVER, it freed me in a way.  It took away the expectations to make something "good" or "pretty".  It was okay if whatever I made sucked rocks.  It didn't matter.  I was just going through the motions to see if something sparked.  Well, it did... eventually.  Inspiration struck and a day later I ended up with six tags.  I really enjoyed the process and now I am on a creative roll.  :)

During this time I was surfing the net and saw Simon Says Stamps new Kraft challenge and decided to pull out my sheet of corrugated Kraft cardstock and some kraft labels and stickers... and see if I could somehow incorporate these items.  Here is what I came up with:

So, the moral of the story is:  If you feel uninspired, sometimes just forcing yourself to DO SOMETHING creative with no expectations for the outcome, is just the thing you need to get over that hump!  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Button Love

My grand-baby's favorite thing to do when she is at Mimi's house is to play with my collection of buttons.  At first she would just keep them in my office, sorting and moving them into piles.  Then she decided it would be a lot of fun to spread them through out the house.  LOL!  I am still finding buttons in odd little corners and crevices, from her last visit.  Every time I find one it makes me smile.  I think she is a scrapbooking, crafty, artsy girl in the making. 

Speaking of buttons... there is a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp using... you guessed it... BUTTONS! :)  The winner will receive a very generous $50.00 gift voucher!   Stop by and check out all the amazing projects using buttons!  Prepare to get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest layout!  Now that school is out for the summer, I am hoping to be able to post a little more often! :)  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lots of layouts to share!

Here are several layouts I have completed over the last couple of weeks.  This first layout was inspired by a Sketch challenge from Shimelle's blog

  I used some new product from Studio Calico and some old product from Sassafrass Lass.  I have officialy hit the bottom of my stash of Sassafrass Foldie Florals!  Eeekkk!  I love these flowers, but I guess all good things must come to an end. :(

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring Break 2013 - Whoot! Whoot!

I am officially in  Spring Break mode!   I slept in late,  snuggled with my sweetie, ate a leisurely breakfast, and now I am sitting at my computer roaming the internet for inspiration and eye candy!  Knowing that I don't have to go to work for an entire week and can scrapbook/create to my hearts content makes me ridiculously happy! :)   Don't get me wrong... I love my job and my kiddos, but I seriously needed a brain break.

I have managed to get some scrapbooking done amidst all my lounging around.  I am linking up with Ashli over at  The Purple Mailbox for this month's Layout Linky Love.   Stop by and check it out  for a dose of inspiration!

Okay... now back to my scrap desk to use up all of these wonderful scrappy supplies I have been collecting! :)  Happy Sunday!