Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Be Sure to Smell the Flowers!

Hi!! Today I am sharing a mixed media art journal page that I made for ArtStacks!


 

I used their amazing The Homemaker Limited Edition Stack to make the following page:

 

This stack has so many wonderful papers included! I used the following papers to make my page:

 

The Rose on Vintage music sheet is pre-stitched, and is one of my all-time favorites!  And the rose canvas photo paper is made out of a beautiful heavy canvas!!  And these are just a few of what is included in the stack.

Here is a close up of my page:
 
And this quote was fussy cut from the "Words and Quote" page of the Anemones and Friends Corestack.

I hope you get a chance to make a project using the pages from ArtStacks!  I know you will LOVE using them as much as I do.  If you head on over to their website, you can find their blog for more of their artist team inspiration!

 
I am also linking my page up to Art Journal Journey Monthly this month! 


 
Their theme is "Vintage" and is hosted by Wendy KThe sheet music paper that I used from ArtStacks is definitely vintage - that's one of the things that I loved most about it.
Thanks, AJJ and Wendy for hosting this fabulous theme for the month of September!
 
 Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Hello . . . my Friends . . . for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone!  It's the 7th of September (can you believe it??) and time for a new reveal at Challenge YOUrself:

This month's theme  is a wonderful one - it's all about friends:

Here is my take:


When thinking about what photo to use for my layout, I couldn't help but remember my friends from our Chinese travel group.  We traveled to China in 2004 and adopted our daughters (18 years ago!) and we have since become lifelong friends!  I used a photo of all of us together at a gathering in 2019:

 

Here are some different views:



 

I used papers from PinkFresh Studio and a stencil that I purchased from Willowing Arts (Tamara Laporte) a few years ago.  I added stamping from a Stampin Up set, too!  

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month.  I had fun using washi tape and I don't normally use it, so it got me out of my comfort zone, too.

 

 

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs!!!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Don't Forget to Play . . . for ArtStacks!

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a mixed media scrapbook page that I made for ArtStacks!


 

I used their amazing Artist Series Lorraine Haight Moraine Backstackthe Doors and Windows Corestack; and their Inspirational Words  and Words of Wisdom ministacks to make the following page:

 The artist series is so versatile - I used the tissue papers, parchement paper and cardstock to make my border, raindrops, grass, and clouds! 
 
I loved working with these stacks to create a mixed media scrapbook page for Katie!  Here is the photo that I chose to scrap:

 As you can see, I fussy cut the photo of Katie and it came out beautifully!!!!

Here are 2 close ups:


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you get a chance to make a project using the amazing ArtStacks products! I know you will LOVE using them as much as I do.  Head on over to their website for more design team inspiration!!!

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Get Away . . . for Challenge YOUrself and AJJ Monthly!

 Hi everyone!  It's August 7th and time for a new challenge and reveal at Challenge YOUrself:

 
This month's theme (CY#92) and is all taking care of you:

 
Here is my take:

My favorite way to relax and take care of myself is to go to the beach.  I love everthihg about it, and always find it very beautiful and relaxing.  For this layout,  I featured a photo of my daughter, Anne and me walking on beach at Atlantic City!  I made a little scene using Cocoa Vanilla Studio papers and embellisments from the Sunkissed collection. 

Here are some different views:




 I am also entering my layout into this month's theme at Art Journal Journey Monthly:

This month is about "Type" and is hosted by Neet (aka Anita) at Hickydorums.   Neet wrote: "Typing has always been a passion of mine and I love the various fonts you can now play around with on a computer which is why I chose “Type” as my topic for August but I want you to think broadly around the word - very broadly!  The Readers Digest Pocket  dictionary says: n. person, thing or event serving as an illustration, symbol or specimen; a letter or other character used in printing; collection or fount of this; execute on, or use typewriter.  So think - typewriter, printing machines, keys (as on a typewriter), fonts, letters and numbers used in different ways - correspondence, calligraphy, illuminated letters, signs etc  Remember, also, it can be used as both a verb (“he typed the words …”) and a noun (“he wrote her the type of letter she loved”) so that hopefully opens up a whole host of images you can use."

So . . . I typed my journaling directly on my page using the "American Typewriter" font.  

Thank you, Neet for hosting another fun and enjoyable challenge at AJJ Montly! 

And I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs!!!  Enjoy August!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Everything is Possible . . . for ArtStacks!

 

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a mixed media scrapbook page that I made for ArtStacks!


 

I used their amazing Anemones & Friends, The Dressmaker stacks and their InspirationalWords ministack to make the following page:

  

I loved working with these stacks to create a graduation mixed media scrapbook page for Anne!  Here are the photos that I chose to scrap:



Here are some close ups of my page:


 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you get a chance to make a project using the amazing ArtStacks products! I know you will enjoy using them as much as I do.

 


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Shine Bright . . . for Challenge YOUrself and AJJ!

 Hi everyone!  It's the 7th of July and time for a new reveal at Challenge YOUrself:

 
This month's theme (CY#91) and is all about using shapes:

 
Here is my take:
As you can see, my shape is triangles!  I featured a photo of my daughter, Anne and me on her graduation day and included a favorite photo of her with her best friends - they've been friends since kindergarten.   The papers and stickers are from the PinkFresh "Bloom Street" collection, which I absolutely love. 

Here are some different views:



 

 I am also entering my layout into this month's theme at Art Journal Journey Monthly:

This month is about the  Summer Countryside and is hosted by Alison at Words and Pictures.  When making my layout, I thought that the photo of Anne and Me on her graduation day depicted the summer countryside.  I used shapes to illustrate hills and valleys, and the sun, birds, flowers, and butterfly stickers to represent summer.  Thank you, AJJ and Alison for hosting this amazing theme!  I always enjoy entering AJJ!!

I also hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month.  I had lots of fun using shapes on my page!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  Hugs!!!  Have a wonderful July everyone!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

He's My Idol . . . For More Than Words!

Hi everyone!  It's June 16th and time for the Mini-Challenge at More Than Words!

The More Than Words Mini Challenge always runs during the last 2 weeks of the month and is for cards, tags, postcards, and ATCs only.  The Mini Challenge requires you to use one specific word and the actual word must be seen on your project.

This month's mini-challenge word is IDOL:

 I made a tag for the mini-challenge this month as follows:

I love all things vintage and couldn't wait to use the fashion models from the ArtStacks' "Dressmaker" stack here.  Also, I pictured James Darren starring as the teen's idol . . .  on TV!



 

Here are 2 different views:

 
 


I hope you get a chance to play along with the More Than Words mini-challenge this month.  Not only are there wonderful prizes to be had, but there is so much inspiration, too!
Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!