Wednesday, June 30, 2010


June 30, 2010

The "I am" stamp.....

Well let me start by saying that I could hardly contain my excitement at the i am stamp.
I mean really, that stamp is a must....and I knew immediately just what I wanted to do with it.
As mothers, as women, as many many times have you quietly said the words to yourself "who am I"?

Well this stamp says SO very much in just two LITTLE words.....
It can describe an emotion, an age, a feeling, as well as all the roles we play.....and heaven knows, we are many things to many people.
Take time....reflect....think about who you are?
Think about the layout you can can do with the "i am" stamp.
Just do it......get the stamp, and do the layout....
By the way....FYI....I know exactly just where you can get this stamp.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Inspiration Everywhere

June 28, 2010

I saw this quote in a magazine, and could not help myself from cutting it out....and using it for my inspiration in this art journal page. I also have a rule with myself, that I generally like to write the words out, as opposed to just cutting and pasting them. I always feel that part of the art is the actual writing itself.....BUT, here, I decided to break the rule. I mean which voice inside my head said that I was NOT supposed to cut and paste words. I made that rule myself....and in the world of art journaling....RULES JUST DO NOT APPLY.
So in terms of inspiration, I have found myself ripping up adverts in magazines, which I sometimes file and put away, because in some way, they have inspired me, whether it be because of colour or design. As I have said before, allow yourselves to be inspired and to use an idea on a scrapbook page, journal page or card. Sometimes even just a colour scheme is enough to take the guesswork away and just get started.
Enjoy the week.....and enjoy Inspiration Everywhere.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Buzz and Bloom Bubbles

June 21, 2010 the first official day of Summer! and to a Buzz and Bloom layout complete.
So when this big piece of bubble chipboard came into the store....I just knew that I had to have it. I also knew immediately that the circles would be filled with paper that made me happy and pictures to go with it. As you all know, we excitedly buy a new goodie and immediately think that we are going to use it fact, we sometimes buy two of that goodie for the "just in case". Yep, and that's exactly what I did with this. As I have said before, the Buzz and Bloom Chipboard is totally fun to play with.
I first applied a layer of gesso and then some paint.....and then I arranged and re-arranged paper and pictures over quite a few days....y'know, till you get it just the way you want it.
So here it layout celebrating a wonderful weekend playing, creating, learning and being inspired with Donna Downey.
Have a great week filled with sunshine and laughter.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Little Bit of 7 Gypsies meets October Afternoon

June 13, 2010

Can't tell you how many times I kept picking up the 7 gypsies vintage receipt holder.....not sure if it was because I loved it, or because I proclaim myself a "gypsy girl", and must LOVE everything the gypsies come out with. Well, after the deliberation of "should I, or shouldn't I"..., and having looked at the example at the back of the box...I decided to pair my two fave brands right now.....


So, here it is......and I got to say, I LOVED doing it. It really was a fun project. I have to confess though, that I did draw my inspiration from the back of the box of the receipt holder. The wonderful thing about doing this project is that, I got to use alot of product that I already had, and would not necessarily have used.
So for those of you who have the receipt holder, and are not sure what to do with it.....JUST DO IT.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead, filled with sunshine, laughter......and some time to create.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

C'MON GET HAPPY NOW (and one more sleep)

June 3, 2010

HAPPY....did someone say "happy".....just doing the "happy dance"......around and around.
One more sleep......for what? THE FINAL COUNTDOWN......the final countdown to what?
...............DONNA DOWNEY...................
So here it is, an art journal page to celebrate the way I feel right now.
I really can't wait for this weekend, starting tomorrow, especially that the excitement has been building and building. I mean ridiculously so. Starting from when boxes arrived in the store, which had a sent from Donna Downey address. Just thinking about this weekend, makes me smile all over. Three days of classes filled with everything I could possibly dream of doing and being with people that all have the same excitement for the event that I do.

So here's to me, to you, to paint, to spritz, to canvas, to colour......but more importantly....
Here's to the person who made this all possible, the same person who makes my everyday wonderful and fills it with laughter, and makes me wish the journey will never end. Here's to you Emily!