Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Journal

I bought a new journal at Hobby Lobby with my birthday gift card.  It is really nice but the paper is a bit thinner than I usually like.  But I did a page with the new stamps and Dylusion inks I also bought.
Love the quote that I saw on Pinterest.  Have I mentioned that I am a Pinterest junky?

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Going Dotty

The current challenge over at Simon Monday Challenge Blog is "Dots".  My  dotted beauty is a tag that the challenge inspired in me.

Dots on the background and a little dotty washi tape should do the trick.


Anything But a Card Challenge

The challenge for the month at Anything But A Card Challenge is Fairy Tales.  I made this little altered CD with a fairy theme that I want to enter.

I covered an old CD with paper that I inked and stamped.  I made some paper flowers using my Cuttlebug and a flower die and added the image of the sweet little girls with fairy wings.  The saying is "Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly."

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I'm Back!!!

After several days at a Leadership conference for work, a trip to my sister's in Washington, DC and a week of vacation I finally have made it back to a regular routine.  My poor little blog, you have been lonesome.  I will get back to regular posting now that life is back to somewhat normal.

This is a picture of National Harbour in Washington where we found this buried "statue".  It was so interesting.  We also visited Mount Vernon, President George Washington's home. 

But the best place that we visited was The Torpedo Factory.  This is a World War II factory where actual torpedoes were built.  Now it houses three stories of small artist studios.  We were able to go through the small studios that were open at the time of our visit and speak with the artists.  We could ask them questions, get tips and generally brouse or buy if we so desired.  We met some very nice and wonderful artists from many artistic backgrounds.  It was the best day.
The picture above is a display explaining how the torpedo factory was built and used during the war.  And yes, that is a real torpedo that was built in that very building. 


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Journey's End

Day 31
I live in West Virginia and my last page is a map of my home state with my hometown of Huntington  circled.  I didn't actually plan it this way but when I was getting close to the last day I realized that if I took out a few more pages I could end with this page.

 And now the cover.  I covered the book with brown wrapping paper.  Then painted it with browns to make it look like leather.  I found the knob at Hobby Lobby and added it because it has a map on it.

 I loved the whole experience of altering the book.  I will continue to work on the journaling prompts.

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Catching Up

It's been awhile since I posted here.  Work has been extra crazy and although I have kept up with my journaling and art making, blogging just wasn't in the cards.  So today I want to post the pictures of my altered book from where I left off to the completed cover.

WARNING:  photo heavy ahead....
Day 23

Day 24

Day 25
Day 26

Day 27

Day 28

Day 29

Day 30