I am a little behind in my art journal and normally things like this stress me out. But, not with this journal because it is such an enjoyable, no-pressure project. I may be a little behind, but I'll have fun catching up. These are my two latest entries.
For entry #6, Elise asked us to focus on our relationship with color. How cool is that? What a fabulous prompt. I love color, so here is my entry...my ode to color.
Here is my full-page spread:
And the photograph page:
And a close-up detail shot:
Entry #7 involved making a bold statement. That is another fantastic subject to photograph, think about and journal about. I am not sure how 'bold' my statement is, but it is appropriate for me.
Here is the full-page spread:
And the photograph page:
I used magnetic letters to spell 'life' on our refrigerator and then photographed it. In Photoshop, I added the text, 'is good.'
And the journaling page:
And the close-up detail shot:
All of these prompts would make fabulous stand-alone scrapbook pages. So even if you are not participating in this art journal project, check out Elise's paper adventure link and you will find lots of inspiration!
I enjoy sharing things I currently love from time to time. So here it goes:
I have mentioned in the past my love for the Making Memories Noteworthy Collection, but I want to say it again. Each and every time I use it, I fall more in love with it. Here is a layout I did recently about Luke and his adventurous spirit.
Speaking of Making Memories, I love the newly released 5th Avenue Collection. I was so excited when I spotted it at my LSS last week. Here is a layout I created about myself. I rarely do layouts about myself, but this is something I want to try to do a little bit more.
This image from the latest issue of Real Simple magazine makes me happy. I pulled it out of the magazine while I was at the salon last week and I have had it laying around my office since then. I decided to post it here for any other font/typography junkies.
I still cannot believe that I haven't sewn anything since Christmas. I'm not sure where the last month and a half have gone, but time has flown by.
Before Christmas, I found this wonderful tutorial for covering a mini notebook and knew instantly that this was what I wanted to make for the girls in my bookclub. Each year, I try to give them a handcrafted gift. Due to scheduling of our meetings and sicknesses, I only just now completed making them their gifts to give to them when I see them this week. Perhaps I will also give them some Easter candies to really throw them off!
So here is one of the mini notebooks I made.
This is such an easy project and the tutorial is fantastic. It makes such a nice little gift and what woman isn't always looking for a piece of paper to write on in her purse? I know I do it all the time.
Here is a photo of the notebooks stacked up with gift tags ready to be delivered.
We finished Sean's valentines for his classmates. They are all packed up and ready to go. Here is a photo of all of them together:
And here is a close-up of the flower valentine. This one is for his teacher...we used different paper to differentiate it since the children do not write their friends' names on the valentines at this age.
And after being inspired by Ali's weekend creative challenge, I made this little valentine collage. Here it is framed:
The glare on the frame makes it hard to get a good shot, so here it is without the frame:
And lastly, I think this is my last Valentine's day card. I am not quite sure why I keep making them, but I do. I just love Valentine's day. I so do not think of it as a Hallmark holiday. I now have enough cards to hide several of them in different spots around the house for my husband!
It is hard to read in the photo, but the heart that is circled says 'kiss me'. You can see it better in this photo: