Sunday, October 12, 2014

Soul Sisters

I feel like I am getting back into my scrapbook groove... with a twist.  I am adding many more mixed media elements in my layouts which feels... just right.  I have been sticking to my "not buying any stash" resolution and using what I have on hand.  This is forcing me to be more creative and I am really enjoying this challenge.  

Anyway, this is my newest layout inspired by my sweet, long-time friend, Michelle.  We are truly kindred spirits. I love her like a sister and so enjoy her company.  This is a picture we took on our summer trip to Ruidoso, NM.  

The color palette and elements were inspired by the current challenge at Scrap Around the World.  This is my first time to participate in one of their challenges, but as inspiring as the mood board was (see below), I am sure it won't be my last.  

Scrap Around the World- October Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed and relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Tag Trio

Frosted designs issued a challenge to create a fall project using fall colors, ink, and bling.  Here is what I came up with.  I must say I LOVE how these turned out and so enjoyed creating them!  It really puts me in the mood for the season, even though here in West Texas it still feels a lot like summer!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch Challenge

I haven't participated in a sketch challenge in a long time!  I love the current sketch/journaling challenge issued by Once Upon a Sketch challenge blog, so I had to enter! This sketch is great and so open to interpretation!  The journaling is hidden behind the photo. It's all about how much I love this little girl and how happy she makes my life.

Here is my layout for the challenge:

Here is the beautiful sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A little bit rusty...

I got struck by the Scrapbooking bug again.  I think it has something to do with my Grandbaby moving to the same town as me!  So many new memories to document, on the horizon!  Plus, I have a ton of pictures from all my summer adventures that I suddenly feel the need to get in albums!  I am inspired, but also feeling a little rusty.  I am not allowing myself to purchase anymore supplies for the time being.  I have lots of old supplies that should work just fine.  It is very tempting to shop for the latest and greatest, but I am really trying to pay off those credit cards... from all my summer adventures.  LOL!  I also feel like using up my stash will force me to be a little more creative.  I kind of got in a rut, which is why the scrapbook bug left me in the first place.  I  was bored.  I have tons of mixed media supplies and plenty of scrapbook products.  I am going to combine those two loves more and see what happens.  Here are my latest layouts:

I was inspired to try out pocket pages to scrap our trip to New Mexico and Colorado in August.  I have so many pictures of our trip, I thought this would be the best way to get them in albums.  I have to say, after doing these pages, pocket pages are not my favorite.  I feel a bit confined using them and they are so structured.  Too much structure doesn't jive with my creative side.  As an elementary teacher, I am soooo structured in my job.  I need an escape now and then.  :)

This is my favorite picture I took all summer.  This little girl makes my wonderful, blessed life, all the more sweeter!  

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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.
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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!