April 13, 2011

Heading to Maine!

Journal Page
(Click on the lobster to see the details!)

How fortuitous is it that this month's prompt was: "If you could live anywhere, where would you like to live? And, send someone a postcard." It's very serendipitous because we'll on our way to Maine tomorrow to visit our daughter and her beautiful family. This weekend will be filled with kids, grand-kids, dogs, and even a birthday cake. (One of our grand-daughters will be turning 13!)

I'm actually hoping for a bit of fog, a quick peek at the coastline, a visit to one of my favorite yarn shops and lots of lobster. While I'm away, I'll have limited access to the internet, but will check in occasionally. (I can't stray too far away from the matrix!)

Additionally, I'll be taking a small, self-imposed blogging break, and won't be posting anything new until the first week in May. I've been on overload lately, and this much-needed sojourn will replenish my creative soul and blow away a few internet cobwebs.

See you in a few weeks!
May your days be filled with love and joy!

Credits: Thanks to Tumble Fish Studio-Etsy for the borders, the fisherman, the face on the lobster, the glasses, the barrel, the crown, the stars, the fish, and all of the words. Thanks to Roben-Marie Smith for the sign used as a background. Postcard from a Flick sharing group.

April 10, 2011

Video - A New Background Technique

When Roc and I get together for an art play date, we're never sure about the subject of our latest video until the last moment. This video features a supply from the hardware store -- metal venting tape. After this video was filmed, we realized that this versitile, flexible tape could be put through an embossing machine (like a Sizzix or Vagabond) too.

Thanks for all of your lovely comments on our videos. We love making and sharing them with you. And, if we can get you to laugh a little and learn a bit too, we've accomplished our goal!

May your day be blessed with the joy of friendship!

April 7, 2011

April Journal Page

April 2011
(Click on a butterfly to see the details!)

When I posted my completed March calendar, you knew that the April post wouldn't be very far behind. You tell that I'm anticipating warmer weather and sunshine by my color choices on this month's spread.

Ohhhh . . . and if you hadn't noticed, my April contains an extra day. I started April 1st on a Thursday -- not Friday. Ooops!!! I think I'm trying to get back all of the extra hours we've lost from moving the clocks ahead a few weeks ago. Since this little square is glued down well, I'll have to be inventive with an artistic solution. Wish me luck!

May your day be blessed with luck and sunshine!

Credits: Thanks to Tumble Fish Studio-Etsy for the cat, mushroom and heart, to Dover Publications for the butterflies and bird, and to Land of Nod the little girl, her hat, the jeweled flowers. Winged puppy in a cup and flowers from Pringle Hill Studio. Days of the week were snipped from an old calendar.

April 4, 2011

March Finished & The Giveaway Winner!

 March 2011 Finished
(Click to see a larger image!)

March "Before"

Although I started this calendar journal with a bit of trepidation, I must admit that (much to my surprise) I'm enjoying the journey. Journaling every day has never appealed to me; however, every morning I take the time to wander into my little studio with coffee cup in hand to doodle or write on the previous day's square. Before I know it, the month is complete. I've surprised myself with my commitment to this little journal and the pleasure it's bringing!

 You can find Sharon at WildFlowerHouse
(Click here to go there!)

A special "thank you" to all of the brave "lurkers" who stepped out of the shadows and introduced themselves. And to all of my old friends and followers, I always enjoy your visits. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who took time to leave a comment last week. I was overwhelmed and humbled by your response, encouragement and praise. You've made my heart sing!!!

May your day be filled with wonder!

April 1, 2011

April Fools Day!

"Get Your Freak On"
Journal Page

Mother Nature played a timely joke on us this morning. Although it's April 1st, when I woke up this morning and looked outside, the ground was covered with snow!!! Wherever you are and wherever you go, I hope you have a fun this weekend -- dare to be a little silly!

Last Call - Reminder!

A Tiny Canvas

Don't forget about my giveaway for this little canvas.  You can read more about it and see more pictures if you click here.

In order to be eligible for the drawing, just leave a comment on this post or any of this week's posts, and a blog or email address so that I can notify you if you're the lucky winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 4.

May you find joy in life's little pleasures!
Credits:  Thanks to Land of Nod Studio-Etsy for the child, to Ceremony-Etsy for the flower petal ruffle, to Roben-Marie Smith for the journaling block, and to Tumble Fish Studio-Etsy for all of the borders, the hat, the funky glasses, the arrow and the freak pennant. Also thanks to Dover Publications for the butterflies and the bird.