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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Two of a Kind


Happy Sunday,

Like father like daughter, I think that's how the saying goes. I guess my son is teaching my granddaughter early to have a love for cars. No he didn't get her the cute little Barbie car he had to get the sporty one that looked like his. Either way she loves it.


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Sunday, May 24, 2015

A visit to the Vineyards Mini Album

Happy Sunday,

Today I am sharing a 6x6 mini album in the works. It will be an ongoing project as I visit some of the CT Vineyards.  I wanted to make a small album of the Vineyards we go to and have a picture of the bottle of wine we bring home with us. I thought this would be the best way to do it.

The CT Wine Trail brochure has 25 vineyards listed. I figure I could cut that out each time we visit a vineyard and add it to my page. The brochure and receipts can go in the center of the pocket.

I still plan on adding more to the cover and things come to me.






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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spring Fever

Happy Sunday,

Today I am sharing a really quick layout I did. I loved this picture so much I didn't want anything with it. I'm letting the pictures speak.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mini Album for Logan

Happy Sunday,

This weeks project is a mini album a co-worker asked me to make for his daughter who is having a baby.

I used My Minds Eye Stella Rose Collection papers from a 6x6 paper pad. To strengthen where the bird bands are I cut a 3/4" strip of the same paper pattern and added it to each page. I used the same circle set for each of the 12 months and used the same background paper for the journaling blocks so it would all tie together. I also stamped and colored a little critter/animal for each page.











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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fauxbonichi Journal Travel Bag

Happy Sunday,

As many of you know I am a huge You Tube Viewer. I watch You Tube more than I watch TV. I have about 50 favorites I tune into faithfully. Well about a month ago I came across a YouTuber talking about a Fauxbonichi  (a cheaper version of the Hobonichi Japanese Style Journal). It really caught my attention, looked like a lot of fun and something that I had to try so I ordered the MiquelRuis gridded journal from Barnes and Noble for $9.95.

This is were the fun begins...

I had my journal for over a week and didn't know where to begin. I watched watched more and more You Tube videos on setting up to actual flip throughs on pages others have completed.  In the end I just decided to stop thinking so much and just do something so I did. I decided to just keep it unstructured and do what I feel at that moment.

Here's a quick side view of the pages I did. I actually journaled more than I thought I would. I think with having the pages with the grid it was easier to break up sections with colors, stickers, stamps, doodles etc. it's not so over whelming. I actually look forward to jotting down about my day, thoughts or feelings. I'll color, draw and stamp if I feel something fits I add it in.



Now after doing this I started thinking it would be good to get all my old stickers and ephemera together, you know the ones that you would never use on scrapbook pages but really don't want to throw away and keep them with the journal. Then I started thinking I need pens, markers, color pencils, water color pencils, and stuff to use in the book. That's when I remembered I purchased a purse from a consignment shop about two years ago to use for my art journals and supplies. I pulled it out of the closet and started filling it. Now I can take this with me outside, when I travel or just upstairs when I want to work on it and have everything I need.

This was the bag I purchased I think for $5.00 at a consignment shop.

Here's how everything fits in it.

Here's all the stickers and ephemera.

Glue dot sheets, washi tape, glue stick, pencil sharpener & scissors.

I used the Crystal Light containers to separate the pens, markers and pencils. These are sets I purchased when I first started crafting and since have bought some better quality supplies so these were really not being used but the hoarder in me could not get rid of them. Now I'm glad I didn't because they work perfect for this travel bag.
 
 
I was going to try and make a video of all this but after four failed attempts I gave up and did the pictures. Once I get a few more pages done I will do an actual flip though of the journal so you can see my progress.



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