Hello March!

Hello and happy March! I’ve been super busy with work lately, but I have also been having great fun with the newest releases from The Lilypad. This week the March BYOC (Build Your Own Collection) was released.

Lucky Me PapersLucky Me Elements and Lucky Me Layered Artsy Transfers by Dawn Inskip
Then & Now | Elements and Then & Now | Alphas by Pink Reptile Designs

I had fun making this page with two photos taken 11 years apart!

Spring Vibes Paper PackSpring Vibes Elements by paislee press
Pen and Watercolor SketchesExpressions No. 1 and Expressions No. 2 by Rebecca McMeen

I love the pretty colors on this page! Alas, we got a foot of snow since this photo was taken, but I cannot complain – I love snow. 🙂 I think it’s going to melt pretty soon.

Pen and Watercolor SketchesExpressions No. 1 and Expressions No. 2 by Rebecca McMeen
Lovely Day Painted Letters by Allison Pennington

These products by Rebecca McMeen are absolutely gorgeous – look at that floral composition! I didn’t add much to the page because it was perfect as is!

This last page was made using older product, and for the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter. It was very therapeutic!

Page made in the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter
Lyrics by Queen (Somebody to Love)
Supplies: Mixed Media Monthly June ’16 from The Lilypad

And here’s one more page I made in the class – combining a bunch of products (10 different ones, picked at random). I chose to use Mixed Media Monthly collections because I love them, but I find that I rarely go back to use a kit after the month is over, so this was a great way to rediscover them!

Page made in the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter
background paper: Mixed Media Monthly Oct ’14 from The Lilypad
word art: Mixed Media MonthlyFeb 2015 from The Lilypad
doodles: Mixed Media Monthly Feb 2016 add on by Little Butterfly Wings
paint swirl + “art is cheaper than therapy” from Mixed Media Monthly July 2016 from The Lilypad
wood alpha: Mixed Media Monthly March 2017 from The Lilypad
outline alpha:  Mixed Media Monthly January 2015 alphabet add on by Little Butterfly Wings
stamp from Mixed Media Monthly April 2017 from The Lilypad
painted girl from Mixed Media Monthly Oct 2015 from The Lilypad
winged girl from Mixed Media Monthly Dec 2016 from The Lilypad
pink paper from Mixed Media Monthly Sep 2014 from The Lilypad

Have a great weekend!

Weekly Sale at The Lilypad

Hello and happy Wednesday! I have a few pages to share made with products that are 50% off today at The Lilypad.

Young at Heart : Collection by Dawn Inskip

These next two were inspired by the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter.

Tari Tinkerton and Lottie by Rebecca McMeen
Little Lace Gloves by CD Muckosky

Steampunk Men Bundle by Rebecca McMeen
word art from Tari Tinkerton by Rebecca McMeen

Young at Heart : Collection by Dawn Inskip
Fashion Friendly Alphas by Kim Jensen

Have a great rest of the week!

Mid-week update

Hello and happy almost-Wednesday! I have a few pages to share today – mostly made with products that are 50% off in the weekly sale at The Lilypad (through Wednesday).

Feb. 2018 templateXoxo ephemeraJournal Graph Cards and Painted Alpha by Sahlin Studio

This page was so fun and easy to make with the lovely free template by Sahlin Studio!

London by Rebecca McMeen
Background paper from You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen
Typeset Alphas No. 3 and Painted Alpha by Sahlin Studio

This next page was inspired by the Digital Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class.

Crazy Love Bundle by Lynne Marie **50% off for SOSN**
“this outfit” word art from Messy Beautiful Elements by Paislee Press

EDIT: this page was selected for Gallery Standouts on Feb. 14th!

And then the last page I made just for fun.. I love how it turned out!

Junque Journal Love Note Collab Bundle by Etc by Danyale and Studio Basic
Photo mask from You & Me [Kit & Pockets] by Rebecca McMeen

Happy Friday! And an Art Journaling Update!

Hello and happy Friday! I am so happy that the Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats class by Tangie Baxter started this week! Are you there too?

EDITED to add the first 2 pages I made in the class:

Cultivate by Tangie Baxter [this kit was provided to us in the class!]
Shadows {Dressed Up} by Fiddle-dee Designs


I also have a few pages to share made with the new releases from The Lilypad (they are 20% off through the weekend).

New Year, New Stuff by Allison Pennington

I just love the bold floral pattern and the bright colors!

Project Mouse (Fantasy): Artsy and Project Mouse (Fantasy): Enamel PinsProject Mouse (Fantasy): PapersProject Mouse (Fantasy): Elements and Project Mouse (Fantasy): Word Snips by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

This was a fun page to make! It uses a mix of old and new Project Mouse projects, which I combined on this travel page.

Amore kit by Sabrina’s Creations

This lovely kit had the perfect colors to document my latest purchase. 🙂 Not a color I use often, but I loved it for this page!

Smitten bundle by Lynne-Marie

I have a weakness for map backgrounds, and this one with the aqua color was one I particularly loved!

A Love Story – Storyteller February 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee

This last page is an ode to our winters – we sure do get lots of snow and cold, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Especially after being away a couple weeks, it felt so good to be home this week!

Weekend Crafts

I was home alone this weekend, which resulted in watching at some craft videos and learning about new supplies I absolutely had to have… So here’s the result – I went shopping!

I certainly didn’t need any more brush pens or washi tape or stamps… but of course I had to have them. 🙂

I must have been living under a rock, because even though I had heard ravings about the mermaid markers before, I didn’t know who Jane Davenport was. But then I signed up for her free class using the products from her line for American Crafts, and I was hooked!

So I ended up buying the mermaid markers , the ink-edible pen, the paint over pens, a set of washi tapes (called “palette”), and a set of face stamps. I mean, I haven’t ever been interested before in faces in art journaling, but I’m telling you, I am totally hooked now! Here’s all my purchases documented in my Hobonichi cousin planner.

Sadly one of the paint over pens was totally dry when I opened the package, so I’ll have to return it. But the other pens in the set are very pretty and work great on top of watercolors (the only medium I’ve tested them over so far).

Isn’t that washi tape really pretty?? I love it!

And the mermaid markers are really great – you can squeeze on the barrel to make the ink flow, so you can easily get drops of color to used for your mixed media. And I love how affordable and convenient the Ink-redible pen is – you can use it with cartridges, or with a converter (to put in fountain pen ink, or even ink from the mermaid markers). I hope the refills will be made available.

Other than in my planner, I only used the markers on a card so far. Here it is:

I stamped a cupcake from the Birthday Blueprint stamp by Tim Holtz in Jet Black archival ink, then colored it in with the mermaid markers, and using a water brush for blending the colors together. I added some highlights with the white paint over pen.

The background was made blending distress oxide inkssalty ocean, peacock feathers, and twisted citron, then adding a few water droplets and silver mist to create a cool distressed effect activating the ink.

It’s so fun playing with new supplies! What did you play with recently? Let me know in the comments!


I made another page for my art journal last weekend using some Polka Dot Plum goodies. 🙂

Sweet Summertime by Amy and Lauren of Polka Dot Plum
Hot air balloon by Sir Scrapalot Designs
Flower shape by BTA Designs
Fence by Kalo Designs
Font: Pea Olson

Very simple but pretty, isn’t it? 🙂

I’m In Love!

As I promised yesterday, I’m back to show you the amazing project I did thanks to my new cutting machine. 🙂

When I first saw this beautiful collab by Krista Sahlin and Jenn Barrette, I knew I wanted to do something hybrid-y with it. Especially with that gorgeous ferris wheel.

So since I’m an overachiever and a bit reckless at times, my 2nd project with my new Silhouette SD was this:

Vintage Carnival kit and wordart by Sahlin Studio and Jenn Barrette

The result is just amazing! All pieces used above were cut individually. The wood paper is about 3.75×4.3 in size so I think you can appreciate the detail this machine was able to cut!
I’m looking forward to the long weekend so I can play more with my machine!

He Said She Said

I was making a card today and, because for some reason I cannot seem to be able to print on only half a sheet of paper, I made another page for my art journal too to print along with the card. 😉 Am I the only one who tries to cover the most surface possible when printing one sheet of paper? 🙂

Paper from Orchid Elixir, Painted Grunge Papers, Chipper Chatter: Verbs, Vintage Paper Lace by Studio Tangie
Fonts: Dead secretary, SociaL AnimaL, Badaboom BB

Red River Paper polar matte
Glossy accents
Glue dots

And in case this page made you wonder – yes, I did have a good weekend – eventually. 🙂
The worst part of my weekend was having to wake up early this morning (a holiday!) to drive DH to the train station. Oh well. I stopped at AC Moore’s on my way back home to buy some flowers and brads. 😉

As of now, my blog has widened to fit images 600 pixels wide. It was about time! 🙂

Something New

I was RAKed by Sylvie of Sausan Designs with a very lovely kit of hers, Hip!, so I finally took the plunge after drooling for months over the many creative art journal pages in the galleries all over digiland, and started my very own art journal. Of course it’s my interpretation, so it’s not over packed with stuff, but I really, really love these pages!

Hip! by Sausan Designs
Fonts: Eutemia I, Pea Summer Funkyness, Rebekah’s Birthday, the King & Queen font, Pea Stacy’s Doodle script and Le bain au milieu de la fin d’après-midi vers 17:49

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Glossy accents used on the flower
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

Yes, I did my first hand stitching on a project ever, and I love how it turned out! (it took me forever though 😉 ) You can’t really tell from the picture but there’s glossy accents on the flower. There’s also a half-face of mine blended in the bottom right hand corner, not sure if you can see it. 🙂
I used a notebook with pages of about 4″ – fairly small so you can’t fill the page with tiny details, but it’s so cute!
And here’s the second page:

Hip! and newsletter freebie by Sausan Designs
Font: Pea Olson

Physical supplies:
Printed on Polar Matte by Red River Paper
Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink

The orange color on this page is not digi – it’s distress ink mixed with water. So cool!

I’m so excited about this new project! 🙂