Showing posts from April, 2016

It's A Great Day to be Alive

  It is a beautiful Sunday morning here in SOCAL and it is a great day to be alive, which brings me to this journal page I finished at the beginning of the week.  I've had a crazy-busy month and I took one evening to contemplate what to do with this page.....I had decided I didn't like what was originally on it and covered it with left over acrylic paint weeks ago.  I beefed up the background with some brighter colors, quickly drew in and colored the flower, then added the sentiment.   I saw this sentiment on Facebook, which had come from Pinetrest, I'm sure, and I really liked it....and it made me think of Travis Tritt's song "Its a Great Day to Be Alive".....and a journal page was born.   I have decided to link it up with the   Art Journal Journey......For the Record  challenge.     Everyday is a great day to be alive, and the older I get the more I say that to myself....cause complaining isn't going to help make the day any better..

So Begins the Birthday Celebrations

  Today is our GDs (Megan) birthday party, she is turning 6......but not until NEXT weekend. She shares a birthday with her Uncle Ken and he is turning 40 this year( next weekend's BIG celebration), so, being Megan, she decides that THIS year she will give the day to her Uncle Ken "cause he is turning 40, and I'll let him have a special day.....and I'll have all the rest!"  LOL!!  Kids!   Since I have been banned from ever buying an other birthday card for my family, this is the one I created for Megan.  She is a "purple" girl and LOVES anything glittery! I did do the inside of this card too.  This is a saying, that her and I use ALL the time.  I found it on the Cricut program and HAD to use it. When she gets to the "and a hug around the neck"  I get a big hug from her.  What's not to love about that???  I have had an other really crazy week, and not much time for creating or posting and I'm really starting to feel th

T Stands for Three Weeks

  It's been THREE weeks since my last post....YIKES! I'm back just in time to link up with Elizabeth and the T-Gang!   I've refilled my coffee cup( black, of course) so I can make it through this post......Hope yours is filled to the brim too.....if not, I'll wait until you get'er filled up or you can skip to the bottom and just leave me a note to say you came by.   Ready??   So where have I been and what have I been doing??? Buckle up it's a bumpy ride from here on!   It ALL started when I sat down to make a birthday card......simple  I have numerous (I don't even count anymore) happy birthday stamps, clear cling( in binders), velcro mounted(in CD cases) and of course some wood mounted(in Iris cart).  My simple idea was to get them all together in one spot .  I was quickly in over my head and clearly NOT ready for what I started......but I plowed through it all.  ALL the photos from here down, have not been edited or water mar

A Second Look on the Second of April

    Link up with Elizabeth HERE  This month I'm sharing a second look at a journal page I did.....way back in 2012. Monday, November 5, 2012 New art journal page. Hope everybody had a creative weekend.  The DH and I took the "playhouse" out for a maiden trip over the weekend.  We went up to Tehacahpi, a small mountain township about an hour from here. Kids and Grand kids came up and spent Saturday night with us.  While waiting for them to arrive I got out my art journal and started playing.  I drew it first with a black felt pen.  I used some water color felt pens to color it in, then took a damp paint brush and ran the colors outward, crating the background colors.  Once it was dry I add a few more details, like the stitching marks, loops around the flowers and some curly cues.  It was a rather quick and easy page to do and I really enjoyed the quiet time before the troops arrived.            Thanks for stopping by for a secon

Time to Play ............I Made a BooBoo!

Darnell's blog   "If you have ever completed a card, and then discovered a boo boo that made you feel like an April Fool, this hop is for YOU!!"   Well, it seems like Darnell  knows me all to well and has arranged for a "HOP" of Boo Boos. BACK TO THE BEGINING..... Last week I was hard at work (well, play...) making an Easter card for a friend.  I stamped, and water colored ...............die cut bits and pieces.........even used the Cricut for the sentiment.............put it all together for a very lovely card......(IMHO.....*grin*) I was already to take a photo and post it to my blog............   Then I flipped it open to sign the back of the card...................     Well, what do ya know?!! I had already used this card base for a trial run......then quickly cleaned up the mess......and stuck the trial run back into the card base pile....LOL!! There was NO way to peel anything off and rescue it to an other card........ Lesson Lea