Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Junk Journal Post #5 & Happy Little Stampers

January mixed media challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Garden. I haven't participated in one of their challenges in awhile and I really wanted to this month. I pulled out my junk journal and selected a page to work on.

I didn't take step by step photos, but basically I added scrap paper, book paper & marks on the page, applied white gesso over the top and used a baby wipe to remove the gesso in certain spots.

I drew a funky scallop border on a book page and adhered it to the top left corner. I stamped the image on the page and then added some honey ink (CTMH) around the image to create a shadow. Then added three different washi tapes to create a base for her to stand on.

The Julie Nutting image "Kate", was paper pieced together using scraps and Tombow markers for shadows, details.

I came up with the quote - handwrote it on white cardstock and adhered to the final piece.



I absolutely LOVE how she turned out!

Click on over to the HLS site to see the DT inspiration and other linkers.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Junk Journal Post #4

I'm probably going to say this every time, but I LOVE these junk journals! When I don't have a specific project to work on, I pulled out these little boogers and just start playing!

Here's what I did last night...

I've heard of the FOUND WORD pages so I thought I'd try it. My sister gave me a bunch of paperback books that she bought at a yard sale. So I grabbed one of them and just started pulling pages. Once I did that I browsed through to find some key words. This is not the most intelligent and well written sentence, but it worked for this journal.



Obviously started this page with a book page. I masked the words I wanted to use first then just started adding some FSJ acrylic paint. I actually used a dry paint brush to just spread color around. Then I used white acrylic paint and some bubble wrap and added white marks here and there. Once that was dry, I added black ink using some cardboard, bottle tops & toilet tissue roll. Once that was dry, I removed the masks, drew around the words with a black Stabilo pencil and used some water to smear the pencil marks.

I had a little half page on the journal that I glued the book page to - it fit perfectly.

Fun Stampers Journey Acrylic Paints:
Blue Lagoon
Cool Pool
Pineapple Smoothie
Sweet Berry

If you are interested in purchasing from Fun Stampers Journey and don't already have a Journey Coach, add my name as your coach before placing your order.  Thanks!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Etsy Shop Grand Opening!

I so excited to announce that I finally opened up an Etsy shop! I have been saying I was going to do it for quite a while now and with the help of my daughter and daughter-in-law, we finally did it!

The shop name is "ThreeSonsandAStar".


If you're looking for unique mixed media cards and/or paper bag albums, go check out my shop. I love the way the products look and I hope others will too.
Click on over to Etsy to see my fabulous creations!

2018 is going to be my most creative year yet, I just know it!


Friday, January 19, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #27; Quick Quotes Introduction

TGIF; Thankful Friday - This week I'm thankful for my planner. It's great to have one place to look for past events, planning new ones, and just as a memory jogger. I know calendars have been out there since the beginning of time, but the whole planner craze sure has made it fun.

Today is also my introduction to the Quick Quotes Design Team on their Blog Click on over there to read all about me - as if you didn't know me already - HA HA!

I had my daughter take a new bio photo since my last one was over five years old. She only took the one photo and we both were happy with it. Which is funny since I can't take a good picture to save my life.

My first project post will be later this month since I just received my box of goodies.  So excited!

I hope you become a regular at the Quick Quotes blog. Honestly, I just started following & they have incredible projects and we already know they have great products!

Be sure to leave a comment on what you are thankful for this week. I'd love to read all about it!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bible Journaling; Nehemiah 13:31

More bible journaling. I just did simple stamping on the bottom corner of the page with some CTMH ink and my newest Bloom Art Stamps. An afterthought, I should have used clear gesso first since the ink bled through, but that’s ok. I also added some washi tape and outline the portion of the verse that I like, “Remember me with favor, O God”.

Isn't that what we all want? I know I slip and God shakes his head every time, but I'm so thankful that he continues to give me second chances. 



Punched out a tag from some scrap paper and that’s it. Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WOYWW #450

It's been awhile since I've posted on the Stamping Ground website for WOYWW. If you don't know what WOYWW is, read all about it HERE. Basically you link up to show off what's on your workdesk AND it's Wednesday.

Here's my desk today:

To the left is one of my junk journals. I had some paint on my hands so I smudged it on there - the journal just happened to be on my desk. To the right are some watercolor paper pads that I need to find a place for. I have been busy taking photos for the opening of my Etsy store and have not been creating for a few days. These things just happen to be on my desk.

I plan on working with those heart stamps tonight for a DT card in February.

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season!

Be sure to click on over to Stamping Ground site to link your own work desk or take a peek into ours.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Junk Journal Post #3

Remember that black skull in the junk journal I showed the other day? See below:
Well, I worked on it some more to make it a sugar skull and here's the final page:
Close up:
The white pen drawings were made using a white gel pen & a white Sharpie paint marker. The flowers are an older Stampin' Up stamp. The words are from Tim Holtz sticker quotes. I love this quote book! The quotes are awesome. I used some black Tattered Angels glitter mist and splattered a little here and there. Oh, and the base page was the backside of a postcard - I watercolor painted it in purple.

The skull is a die cut used in baby shower decorations for my Goddaughter. I know what you're thinking...baby shower!?! They had a "Rock 'n Roll" themed shower in teals & black. I guess skulls mean Rock 'n Roll. LOL You might recall the diaper cake I made for the centerpiece. Check it out HERE.

I also did this on the back of the postcard. The woman is original to it, but I mixed media'd on and around her.