Sunday, May 1, 2011

Decorations for a Merry Un-Birthday

We had the ceilings in three of the main areas covered in game piece, book text paper chain, crepe paper, and coffee filter garlands.  We also went a little crazy with the tissue paper and napkin pom poms.  The sad thing is we started decorating a week ahead of the party, but things kept falling down.  We were constantly re-haning decorations even up to an hour before the party.  It looked great though!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A basket for a new bicycle.

Jordan's new bicycle needed a basket, but this wasn't girly enough for a bright shiny new pink cruiser.

I added a few strips of ruffled fabrics and made it look like this:

She loved it and it added just the right amount of "girly" to her new bike.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


This one is inspired by Monika Wright.  I've been drooling over her mini albums for a long time now.  When I saw her gratitude journal, I knew I'd be lifting it as soon as I could carve out some time.  It took me several days to sort through, choose, and cut papers and scraps.  Before I began, I thought I'd have a page for each day, but once the papers started piling up, I realized there was no way I'd be able to include183 pages!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Live in the beauty . . .

I caught part of a Subway commercial a few nights ago in which they had used a background similar to this (the hillside and sun rise) and I knew I wanted to use that idea for a background on a page in my art journal.  I really think this sort of mixed-media art is so fun.  I worked on this one for three days before I decided it was complete.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

If you believe you can . . .

Another Donna Downey inspired art journal page.  Happy to use of a few Prima flowers I've been hoarding for far too long!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My first canvas.

Inspired by Christy Tomlinson.  I used a few of my favorite October Afternoon papers, a couple of buttons, and some Modge Podge and had a very fun evening creating this little 6x6 canvas.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day.

Last year we made a similar valentine goody bag - a valentine fox - and the girls' loved handing them out.  This year, I couldn't find anything close to that cute when searching the web, so I came up with my own pattern this time.  Here is our wise old (or young) owl. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Watercolor Crayons.

This one is inspired by Dana Barbieri.  I've never been one to free-hand anything - drawing or painting.  Here I did a little of both and had a great time, too.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another page.

Inspired by Lilith.  I've been admiring her use of white space and paint/ink spatters for a very long time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Watercolor on Book Text

Inspired by (or lifted from) Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday she did last summer.  This is the first project in my 365 days of creativity.