Monday, January 24, 2022

The Smiles of Nature . . . for ArtStacks!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing my newest mixed media art journal page made for ArtStacks . . .


 

I used three different collections that meshed together seamlessly on my page: Trees and Leaves#1 CorestackAnemones and Friends Corestack, and the Faces and Figures Corestack:

I LOVE the tissue paper faces that are included in the Faces and Figures Corestack.  One of the smiling faces was absolutely perfect here:

 

And the butterflies from the Anemones and Friends Corestack are still one of my FAVS to use.  Who doesn't like butterflies on their pages???

 

Finally, the color yourself trees in the Trees and Leaves Corestack were amazing here.  If the printed trees aren't the right color, no worries!  Just color these yourself.  I really like the versatility of this stack!  I even used my quote from this stack . . .

And my completed page turned out like this:


 

Here is are some different views of my art journal page:

 

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.

 
 
This month's theme is hosted by Erika at BioArtGal and is entitled Lets Face It.  

Erika said the following:  "This month you should use a face on your journal page. It could be a human face, an animal face, or a face on something that doesn't usually have one like smiling flowers or a mustached mushroom. It might not even be a living thing that has a face. Or perhaps instead of an actual face you have another interpretation of this topic. You can stamp a face, draw a face, use a digital face or cut out a face from something printed. You could also paint a face or stencil a face." 

As you can see, I used a smiling face on my page to enhance my quote!  Thank you, Erika and everyone AJJ.  I always LOVE seeing all of the creative beautiful projects there!

I hope you get a check out ArtStacks web page!!  You can find their blog, their store, the artist team's inspiration, and lots more. And you can join in on the fun of the positivity project too!

 
Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS to one and all!

Friday, January 7, 2022

We Worked Together . . . for Challenge YOUrself and AJJ Monthly!

Hi everyone. Welcome 2022 and a new Challenge YOUrself challenge!

This month's theme is about working together:
 

I had a lot of fun making this layout!  I loved making this mixed media page about my nurse coworkers!

Here is my completed page:

I used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Joyful collection that I purchased from "My Little Scrapbook Store." This is a Christmas collection, but I made it a non-holiday theme!  I wanted to document my retirement by remembering my coworkers and how wonderfully we always worked together as a team. 

I used 2 black and white photos of me and my fellow nurses taken on my last day of work before I retired.  Here's one of them:

And sharing some different views of my project:


I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month. If you head over to their blog, you can see all of the design team inspiration!

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.

 
 
This month's theme is hosted by Erika at BioArtGal and is entitled Lets Face It.  
Erika said the following:  "This month you should use a face on your journal page. It could be a human face, an animal face, or a face on something that doesn't usually have one like smiling flowers or a mustached mushroom. It might not even be a living thing that has a face. Or perhaps instead of an actual face you have another interpretation of this topic. You can stamp a face, draw a face, use a digital face or cut out a face from something printed. You could also paint a face or stencil a face."

As you can see, my faces on photographs are of me and my 2 nurse co-workers from last year! Thank you, Erika and everyone AJJ.  I am always blown away by the beautiful projects I find there!

And as always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Happy New Year! HUGS!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Pause for a Moment . . . for More Than Words!

Hi everyone! Happy New Year.  Welcome 2022!!!  

It's time for the More Than Words January Main Challenge!

Just to let you know, More Than Words is a monthly art journal challenge site that contains a word inspiration and a creative challenge. Both need to be incorporated into your art journal page. 

Here is January's Main Challenge:

As you can see, the word inspiration for January is REFLECT and the Creative Challenge is DOODLING.

I am new to doodling, so I looked for inspiration on the internet.  Here is my finished art journal spread:

  

Every time we move into a new year, I always look back and REFLECT on the previous one. We’ve had some adversity this past year, but I am ready to look to the future with a hopeful heart. For my project, I DOODLED and water-colored the barn on the hill that my husband and I pass every day when we walk our dog!

Here is a different view:

I hope that you get a chance to check out the More Than Words Main Challenge this month.  I know you will enjoy it as much as I did. I am really getting out of my comfort zone making these art journal pages.  Doodling is something new to me!!

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.


 This month's theme is hosted by Erika at BioArtGal and is entitled Lets Face It.  

Erika said the following:  "This month you should use a face on your journal page. It could be a human face, an animal face, or a face on something that doesn't usually have one like smiling flowers or a mustached mushroom. It might not even be a living thing that has a face. Or perhaps instead of an actual face you have another interpretation of this topic. You can stamp a face, draw a face, use a digital face or cut out a face from something printed. You could also paint a face or stencil a face. And if you're going for a symbolic interpretation of the challenge phrase, then just tell us how it relates to faces."

I went for the symbolic interpretation here.  I can see my husband's and my faces looking towards the hill and barn each day as we take our walk.  (I hope this interpretation is OK for the theme!!!)  Thanks so much, Erika and AJJ Monthy!!!

And thank you for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!  Have a wonderful and healthy 2022, everyone!!

Monday, December 20, 2021

His Light . . . for ArtStacks!

Hi Everyone!

Today I am sharing my newest mixed media project that I made for ArtStacks . . .


 

I used their new release: Trees and Leaves#1 Corestack  to make the following Christmas page:

 
I LOVE the tissue paper trees pages in this stack and quotes are also included:

And for my Christmas page, I used their new Christian Christmas Quotes Ministack which is PERFECT here:

In addition, what couldn't be more positive that Christmas?  Therefore, I am submitting my page to ArtStacks' The Positivity Project which is running for the months of November and December:

Here are some different views:


 

I hope you get a check out ArtStacks web page!!  You can find their blog, their store, the artist team's inspiration, and lots more. And you can join in on the fun of the positivity project too!

 
Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today!  Wishing everyone and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  HUGS to one and all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Beautiful Friendships for Challenge YOUrself!

 Hi everyone. December 7th is here and time for a new challenge at  Challenge YOUrself:

December's theme is Anything Goes because it's typically a very busy month for everyone:
 


And here is my page:
I used the Pink Paislee "Bloom Street" collection that I had on hand really like.  I have been trying to use up my stash instead of buying new products recently!! 

Once again, I featured favorite photos from a past Halloween party.  This time in color!!

 

Sharing some different views:




I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month. If you head over to their blog, you can see all of the design team inspiration!


Have a wonderful holiday season!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Hopes, Wants, and Wishes . . . for More Than Words and AJJ Monthly!

Hi everyone! Wow! I can't believe that it's December 1st already and time for the More Than Words December Main Challenge!

Just to let you know, More Than Words is a monthly art journal challenge site that contains a word inspiration and a creative challenge. Both need to be incorporated into your art journal page. 

Here is this month's Main Challenge:

The word inspiration for December is WISHES and the Creative Challenge is using TREES.

Here is my art journal spread:


To me, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing TREES lit up against a December, star filled sky. And what makes it even better is falling snow! I remember making many WISHES while looking outside my front door, gazing into a star filled sky while growing up. I wish everyone a very happy holiday season this year! 

*I used the ArtStacks Trees and Leaves Corestack to help depict that December sky!!! I also used a Jay Long quote here.

Here are some different views:


And don't forget . . . if you participate there are amazing prizes to be won!

I hope that you get a chance to check out the More Than Words Main Challenge this month!  I know you will enjoy it as much as I did. I am really getting out of my comfort zone making these art journal pages!

I am also linking my project up to Art Journal Journey, Monthly.

This month's theme is hosted by Valerie Jael and is as follows: When One Door Closes Another Door Opens.  Valerie said the following:  "Doors are often something which we take for granted. We go in and out and rarely think about them. Doors protect us, doors lead us to new places, they are sometimes beautiful, and sometimes old and shabby. It's always exciting to go through a door, or portal into a new place we haven't visited. At this time of year many of us open a door every day in an advent calendar. We visit friends, and go through the door and see  what's waiting for us inside. And figuratively,  we close one door and open another at the end of the year on New Year's Eve. For this challenge, anything with doors is welcome. You can make a scene of whatever is inside or outside the door. Show us anything to do with doors, nice or shabby ones you may have seen, doors decorated for Christmas or your advent calendar, there are so many possibilities. So open the door to your creativity and have fun!"

Therefore I used a tiny little door that leads into and out of the home pictured on my page:  

 


I want to thank you, so much, Valerie, for helping to inspire me to make my spread!!

And as always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  HUGS!  Have a wonderful December everyone!!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Happy!

 Hi Everyone!

 Today I am sharing my newest mixed media project that I made for ArtStacks . . .


 

I used their new release: Trees and Leaves#1 Corestack  to make the following page:


Artstacks' newest release is amazing!  I LOVE the whimsical trees and leaves pages and the quote page that are included the Corestack:

  

And when I saw that ArtStacks was introducing The Positivity Project for the months of November and December, I couldn’t wait to make a project that is positive!  

 

The photos were taken during a get together of my college friends.  I am so happy that we recently reconnected! We walked at the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, PA.


Here are some different views of my page:


I hope you get a chance head over to ArtStacks web page.  You can find their blog, their store and their artist team's inspiration, too! And you can join in on the fun of the positivity project too!

 
I am also linking art journal spread to Art Journal Journey Monthly
 
AJJ's November theme is "All Kinds of Weather" and is hosted by Chris Bedford! Chris says:  "All Kinds of Weather" has lots of scope for seasonal stuff as well as references to colours, clothing, holidays, etc."   This is the third page that I made for this wonderful theme . . . my page about the sunny, warm weather of fall.  Thank you so much, Chris, and AJJ for the inspiration!
 
And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS!