Thursday, December 15, 2011


My girls and I have been smashing lately and the craftroom is very messy.  We are having lots of fun playing in the smashbooks, its fun to have a place for all those random pictures and everyday bits and scraps of our daily life.  I've been busy getting ready for Christmas and haven't been blogging much lately, here is a sample of what we have been up to in the craftroom.  Have a wonderful thursday :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Art Journal

I just started a new art journal, I am always happy and excited whenever I start a new journal.  Like a kid with a new toy, I can't wait to play in it everyday : )  Here are a few pages I have done.


Finally finished my collage journal, I do like the way it turned out :) here are the last pages.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Love these pens!

These are my favorite pens for journaling, especially the white ink, very smooth.

I get mine at JetPens


Just a few more finished pages from the journal I made inspired by Kelly Kilmer online class, the class was wonderful, this is the first time I used collage instead of paint in a journal and it is so easy and lots of fun.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Finally here

So glad to finally receive the Smash books, they are really cool, I know I will have lots of fun with them, I have kept two for me and the others are for the girls, they have already started filling them.  Such fun!!!  Once I finish the collage journal I will start playing in them : )  The week is flying by so fast, can't believe next week is Thanksgiving, looking forward to getting together with the family,  I have so much to be thankful for this year.  Can't wait till next week, the girls will be off for the entire week from school, we plan on doing lots of baking and getting things ready for next thursday.  Well I'm off to have my morning brew now, hope everyone has a great day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I want to try this

I ordered one of these journals from Amazon last week,  it should be here by tomorrow.

I (heart) washi tape

I can't seem to get enough of this tape!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sweet Sunday morning : )

The guys went to a soccer game early this morning, which means I had some free time for coffee and doodleing, it all worked out wonderfully especially since Sophia took an early morning nap.  My kind of morning.
done with uniball gel pen and sharpie markers in the moleskine

sharpies and uniball black gel pen

used koi watercolors and pigma micron pen

wip with pigma micron pen, watercolors by koi and copic

Saturday, November 12, 2011

more pages from the journal

Here are a few more pages from the journal, I am almost finished with this one, it's totally a different style then I have done before, it's been tons of fun : )

Friday, November 11, 2011


pages after adding my journaling

I can't believe it's Friday again, where do the days go?  Time to do laundry again, blchhh, my least favorite thing to do.  I have been baking alot this week, I love freshly baked warm muffins in the morning with my coffee.  I think I will bake a cheesecake later today :) my sons favorite.  Excited cause I received some new journals in the mail yesterday, a handmade one from Etsy and an Exacompta, I can't wait to start working in them, new journals always make me happy!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Feeling overwhelmed

 I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed this week, I am so behind on house chores, I have so much to do but I can't seem to catch up.  There is always so much to do and between cooking, cleaning and laundry, I haven't been able to get to the bigger stuff like cleaning and organizing the gameroom/craftroom.  And I haven't been able to throughly straighten out the laundry room.  Of course with a four month old I shouldn't expect to do everything as I did it before, but I get stressed when things are not as I think they should be.  I haven't had anytime to work in my art journal this week, and that is the one thing that helps me relax.  I really need to make some time for it today, I always feel so much happier when I do. On a good note I finally got my new stove and oven and that makes me VERY happy, I was finally able to do some baking and that was great!

before adding any journaling

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gorilla bread!! The yummiest.....

One of my other passions is baking, this morning I made some delicious "gorilla bread" ,  it is so very yummy :)  The hubby didn't work today, going to spend the day with him.  Happy hump day!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Been very busy

I have not posted anything in a while, been very busy with Sophia, but I have managed to squeeze in some journaling here and there.  Any spare time that I have I try to work in the art journals, yes I have more then one started right now.  I have slowing been bringing my art supplies and journals downstairs, I have ended up working on the kitchen table now, I do have all that space upstairs in the "gameroom" but it seems I have a better chance of working on my art stuff downstairs.  My journal is my escape, if I am stressed or upset it makes me calm and relaxes me, I just love to feel creative, and these journals is where I "dump" it all.

Friday, October 14, 2011

New project

Well here is the new project I have been working on, I want to make at least three scarves before winter.  Been working on the first for a few days now, usually just about twenty or thirty minutes at a time, hopefully I will be finished by the time it gets chilly.  Didn't have enough energy to make dinner last night so we ended up having pizza, not the healthiest of choices I guess.  Well heres to a creative and productive day, TGIF!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

some pages from my journal

Here are just a couple of pages from one of my art journals, I wish I had more time to work in them, I have alot of ideas brewing in my head, but with Sophie being three months now, I really don't have much time.  Whenever I can steal a moment in my busy day this is what I love to do, it's just me being "me".  Today I didn't have much time to do much of anything, Sophie seemed to want my undivided attention most of the day, I don't mind of course, I feel blessed that I can stay home and spend my time with her, they grow up so fast, I just want to enjoy this special time.  This is all for now, now I am off to make a late dinner.

Monday, October 3, 2011

need to reorganize, yikes!!!

I really need to reorganize how I store my markers and pens, I don't like that I have been keeping them in a vertical position, I need to figure something out soon.  We had a great weekend, the girls and I went to HPB on Saturday, sadly they didn't  find anything they like, I scored and found some interesting art books.  I have been doing a workshop online with Kelly Kilmer, it is wonderful, she shares lots of info and great ideas, great video instruction and pictures.  I have been really been inspired to work in my journals daily and I tried my hand at making my own book, it was loads of fun.  She is a great teacher!!  I always say that I am addicted to art journaling, but it is so much more than that, it is an outlet for my feelings and a great way to express my self and be creative.  Well on Sunday I didn't have too much time to be creative, but it was nice and relaxing here at home, had some quality time  with JR watching some football, lol.  Hope this is a blessed and wonderful week.  :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some doodling in my moleskine :)

Well I haven't been on here in a while, everything has changed now that the baby is here, I no longer have much time for anything, lol.  She is beautiful and healthy and we are grateful.  I have started to work in my journals again, but I haven't been able to keep up on a daily basis, but either way it feels good to write , draw, or paint, anything  to get my artistic juices flowing again.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My other addiction

Here are a few layouts I've worked on recently, I have way too many pictures that I still need to scrap, just don't have enough time. We are getting ready for Javis' graduation and for Sophies arrival. We finally got the crib assembled, now I just have to by the bedding for it, I really love the Jungle Jill crib bedding by Carters. We have so many things to do and so little time, I'm glad the kids will soon be out of school for the summer, just six more days of classes....woohoo!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lazy sunday

It's been a lazy Sunday and I haven't gotten too much done today, I have been really tired lately(8 more weeks till d-day) but have still managed to do some more pages in my art journal. I had lots of fun doing this one , but now I am not sure what to do with it next, I am really loving the bright colors of the background and the squares. The background is oil pastels, which came out a bit messy, so I decided to cover with these really colorful squares, which is card stock that I inked, painted , stamped and distressed, I am "in love" with these squares .

Friday, May 20, 2011

pages from my art journal

Here are a few of the pages in my journal that I have been working on lately, some are finished and some are just the backgrounds that are waiting for the journaling, I have too much fun with these backgrounds......