Thursday, January 26, 2012

A year in the life of an art journal January 15th prompt

Finally got around to doing some art journaling! Yay! This is for A year in the Life of an art journal's first prompt of the year.
ie: along the lines of One Little Word, choose one word that embodies the way you want your year to be LIVED.
THE STUFF: Imagery
ie: Use images, clippings... all to create the FEELING of the word you choose.
ie: paint and doodle on your images to further create the emotion of your word.

I chose the word play...we just had our all employee conference out in Vegas last week and the theme for our year is Play to Win! I thought that would be a good, fun, lighthearted word for me to use this year.
The "stuff" I used - I am using flash cards for my pages this year, so the one onthe right side has 6 + 12, june 12th is my birthday, so I thought I'd leave that exposed. The play to win is the sticker from the folder from our conference last week, and the strip of numbers just kind of went along with my thoughts from vegas.
The technique - I covered the flashcards in green paint, then added some blue to match the play to win sticker. I then doodled a star and drew around the letters in win. I haven't scrapped or art journaled in forever!!!!! So it felt good to get to it again.

So come on over and join us at A year in the life and follow along with the prompts. It's going to be a great year!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Here's a couple more pages I did for the Light it Up Blue Cyber Crop

Don't forget to go to Tally and check out the cyber crop that's going on this weekend for Autism...

I just got me a new pair of yellowbox flip flops this weekend...if you haven't tried them on, go now! they are the most comfortable flip flops ever!

and this one is of the local costa rican beer that we drank quite a bit of when we were there last month...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

A couple of challenges for the Light it up Blue crop!

Here's a couple of pages I've done for some of the challenges going on over at Tallyscrapper this weekend for the Light It Up Blue crop for Autism. Head on over and check out the fun!
This first one is of AJ and his driving the Pontiac for the first time. A pretty big deal if you ask me! I don't even drive it that much...cuz I'm afraid someone will hit me or something...LOL! But Jeff trusts AJ's driving ability enough to let him give it a shot. And he did great!

This one is just one of the many, many beautiful sunsets we saw while we were in Costa Rica....every night was just fantastic!

Light it UP blue - Autism Awareness Crop at

Come on over and join us! We've got a great crop going on this weekend at Tallyscrapper! Lots and lots of challenges, games and fun! Here's what it's all about...

When Christine aka Scrappgal came to Tally asking to help raise awareness for Autism, of course, we jumped at the opportunity to help her out. So we are going to have a fun-filled "Light it UP Blue" Cyber Crop with lots of fun challenges, games and Prizes. All the fun starts on Friday, April 1st and will run through Sunday, April 10, 2011. But we are going a step further to help with this great charity. We are asking for everyone to help Christine out and reach her goal of raising $150.00+ for Autism Speaks. Pinky has offered to handle all of the donations, by putting the donation button in the store and its just $5.00 to donate to this fabulous charity. 100% of proceeds will go to the "Light It Up Blue" Autism Charity. Of course, you can donate as much as you like, just click the "Autism Speaks" to take you to the donation page at Tallyscrapper.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ahhhhh....yes....AJ's finally driving!

I cannot believe it! It seems like just yesterday that he was 3 years old and driving his battery operated jeep...and now he's driving the real thing! And I'm so happy! Not too much longer and he'll be driving himself to school, into town, to work (making the kid get a job...he likes too many expensive things...LOL) I wasn't worried that he'd be a good driver since he rides dirtbikes. He gets the speed thing, the braking, the shifting...all of that because of ridin' dirtbikes. And he hasn't proven us wrong yet. Although it is pretty funny watching him drive stick...LOL!

Year in the life of an art journal - jan 30th prompt

Love the prompt for the end of the month from A Year In The Life of an Art Journal... MUSICAL MUSINGS....

THE SONG: Butterflies & Hurricanes by Muse
Written Lyrics HERE

Loved this prompt and knew exactly what I wanted to do as far as content, but didn't know what direction as far as the I just started with black poster board and some spray paint of the tim holtz clock mask and the rest just happened....It turned out just right!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Jan 15th Prompt - Musical Musings - Year in the Life of an Art Journal

Love the first A Year in the Life of an Art Journal prompt for 2011! I'm so excited to go on this art journey again this year. If you haven't checked out A year in the Life, please will be full of amazing inspiration all year long! Come on over and join us!

The prompt -
THE SONG: Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer (the player is to your right in the sidebar if you'd like to take a listen.)
Written Lyrics HERE.

What I created...

The Pack is Hot! What a great game!

The game was amazing! I must admit, I thought it would be a close game so I was a little nervous going in...but it all worked out, the Pack was on fire and Aaron Rodgers led the team with confidence! We had such a terrific time! What amazed me most was how the Falcon fans left in droves toward the end of the 3rd quarter...there was still a lot of time left, so anything could happen, but apparently they gave up. Sad....

But us Packer fans were in it to the end and it was so incredible to see so many of us there. No matter where you looked before, during and after the game, there was Green and Gold! I had said to Jeff a couple of weeks back how I wished the Pack would change something up about their uniforms/colors...I mean green and gold???? just doesn't go with much...LOL...but now I wouldn't change it for couldn't miss the Packer fans...and in somebody else's house we stood out...and stood out strongly! It was awesome! Got some good pics, had an amazing time! Bring on the Bears!

The NEW!

Exciting news for Tally! We have a new top tally, PINKY, and we know there are some awesome things to come! We are looking forward to getting tally back up and running like it used to be! LauraJean and I will still be in our roles of Creative Assistants, and Pinky's got all kinds of energy to make things happen! There's tons of excitement over there, so get to Tally and check it out! New challenges, new kits and new friends. Come on over and play!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Heading to the Dome in Atlanta to see our PACKERS play tonight!

Yay! We are so excited about going to the game tonight! We haven't been to a Packer game since we moved south 4-1/2 years ago. It sure is awesome to be able see them in the opposing team's setting. We can't wait to get there and see all the other Packer fans, as I hear there are going to be quite a few! All I have to say is Go PACK Go!!!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Still Snowed in!

Being from WI originally, this 5 or 6 inches of snow we got over night Sunday and into Monday here in SC doesn't seem like a lot...but let me tell's shut the whole area down! Today is the 3rd day of school being called off. We can't get out of our driveway either. We don't own shovels anymore, we left those in WI...LOL! It just cracks me WI this would have been it's a major deal! They have nothing to clear the roads with. I mean, no plows, no sand, no salt...nothing! It isn't cost effective for the city to have them because they get snow so rarely. And usually if we do get a bit of snow, it melts the next day. But, not this time. It's so cold that now everything is covered with ice and black ice. It has certainly been an interesting. I love it! A little something different for a change.