Friday, December 19, 2014

IG Friends Traveling Journal - Debbie

I took a step away from Christmas-y craftiness this morning and finished up some journal pages that have been beckoning to me for several days.  I love getting these in the mail - it is so inspiring to see each person's unique style and how she transforms a blank page into a gorgeous piece of art.  These books are truly a treasure when they return home.

Here's my addition to Debbie's journal.

Lots of yummy lumpy texture on these pages.  I tried to capture the shimmer on the pages in the pictures too.  I used Perfect Pearls mint spray mist and it's really pretty in real life.

Off to go plant gardens and decorate souls...

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jah, Jamaica, mon!

I recently had a customer request a custom mini album as a gift.  Her son is taking his girlfriend to Montego Bay for Valentines' Day.  How cool is that??  This was so fun to make. It was really nice to delve into warm, tropical colors while the temps outside were so chilly.  :)  Here's a peek...

I can almost imagine myself sitting in a hammock, palm fronds rustling above in a warm, tropical breeze, sipping on an icy cold rum punch...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Love that Little Red Cup...

In my blog wanderings today I stumbled upon the Coffee Lovers challenge over at Tsuruta Designs.  I am a big coffee lover and for a while went a little over the top with collecting coffee-related stamps.  None of the stamps I used on my coffee-lovin' ATC have been inked up for a long time so I am stoked to have pulled them out for this today.

I'm a sucker for those little red cups that Starbucks pulls out every year.  They make me feel festive (or maybe that's the caffeine they contain).  Either way, I fully plan on grabbing one of these bad boys filled with...Caramel Brulee Latte?...Peppermint Mocha?...maybe a simple cappucino.  Regardless, I'll be well-caffeinated and a superhero in my own mind.  ;)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Off-Kilter Christmas Humor ATCs

Since 'Anything Goes' is the theme over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge (and I haven't played in forever!) I decided to go Christmasy with inappropriate humor.  Don't judge.  :)  I'm also entering this in the Christmas ATC challenge at Our Creative Corner.

Merry Christmas!?!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mixed Media Ornaments

I love to go to the local crafty store and pick up the plain glass ornaments (on sale, of course!).  They are so easy to alter and 'fancy up'.  :)

This year a made a bunch and in different shapes.  Lots of paper recycling (I always save the tissue paper in gifts as well as rescue books from the recycle bin), inking, stamping and painting.


If you have a little spare time and want to feel festive, put on some Christmas music, get out your Mod Podge and start ripping paper...  Or you can head over to Elves In The Attic on Etsy and pick up a few.

Ho ho ho!

Friday, December 5, 2014

IG Friends Traveling Journal - Sarah

I think I've blogged before about this art journal adventure that I'm on.  A group of IG friends have gotten together and each created a blank journal.  We then pass each journal around to the group and each person completes a 2-page spread.  I feel like I'm an art journaling novice but I really enjoy getting my hands all inked and painted up working on these.

Today I'm posting my creation for Sarah.  Lots of paint, spray inks, stencils, stamping...Hope she likes it!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

December Daily 2014


I am (was) so pleased with myself.  I had my December Daily album all ready to go 2 weeks ago.  So ready in fact, that I kind of forgot about taking pictures the first three days of December (oops!).  I'm usually frantically trying to put together pages each day so I am completely unprepared when not in my procrastinatista mode.  :)

Here are a couple of quickie shots.

I'm going super simple this year - patterned paper, washi tape, a few laser cut wood shapes.  I'll try to post pics of the completed pages as I go.  

Happy Holidays!