Thursday, July 31, 2014

Art Journaling

I have been a scrapbooker & cardmaker for years & have accumulated lots of art mediums over that time. Watercolor paints & pencils, acrylics, pastels. I have mostly used them for backgrounds & coloring in stamped images.Then the other day I saw the mixed media forum on Splitcoaststampers & thought I wonder if I could do actual pictures with them??? So I bought a mixed media journal & gave it a shot. Now I'll never be a Da'vinci but I'm not as bad as I feared either. So I'm sketching & painting & writing bits of my day & having a ton of fun. Here are some of my first pages.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Stashbusting Numbers

Here are my Stashbusting numbers for 2013. Not too bad. I want to do twice as many this year.

Number of Projects 2013

12x12 2pagers~7
12x12 1pagers~29
8.5x11 2pagers~3
8.5x11 1pagers~1

Product Used

epoxy stickers~19
die cuts~15
bling strips~5.5"
ribbon/fibers~13yrd 9"
diy dots~12
paper clips~10

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Last of 2013's Layouts(pic heavy)

I made a tiny little ding in my stash with the LO's I made this year. Here is the last of them.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Faux Load LO's (pic heavy)

I didn't get around to posting all my Faux Load LO's but I did get quite a few more made. Here's #9 thru #20.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day #7

The challenge today is to use 4 different colors & no neutrals.Pic is of Hubby's Halloween makeup.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Day #6

The challenge for today was a 2-page sketch. In used pics from my parents Anniversary party.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day #5

FL day #5 LO. The challenge was to use 5 pics,5 patterned papers, or 5 embellishments. I used 5 PP & 5 ribbons. The pic is of Hubby with an afghan I made him for his birthday.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day #4 and NSD

It was National Scrapbook Day. So the faux load challenge was to do a Two Peas challenge. I did a tool belt challenge. You had to use 5 different tools. I used 2 different deco scissors, corner rounder, piercing tool,stapler,2 butterfly punches,& a circle punch. The pics are my nieces Easter egg hunting.

This one is a NSD sketch challenge from I used pics from my parents 25th anniversary.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day Three

The challenge today was to use a technique that you've never or don't often use because it is time consuming. I decided to paint,mist & glitter the chipboard arrows on this page. The arrows are hand cut from cereal boxes.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day Two

Here is my second May LO. The challenge was to use a grid design.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day One

I'm doing a faux load over on Two Peas. You're supposed to make a LO a day for the whole month of May. We'll see how many I can get done.

Here's my LO for day one. Lots of scraps & fibers used on this one.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I've done 4 1-page LOs & 2 2-page LOs so far this year.