February 21, 2012

My Darkest Hour

A journal page for the Traveling Art Journal. This page is for Amy.

I made a pocket and added a tag onto which I added a journal entry. I thought it was a good way to relate the experience without feeling too exposed.


The tag tells about the time we had to sell our dream house after my husband was laid off work. It was a long painful experience but, as the back of the pages indicates, it is  “Time to move on”.


The journal I was adding my page to was very small and my idea was too big to fit into the small space provided by the pages included for that purpose.  What I did was to take a manila folder and cut it down to the height of the journal plus 2 1/4 page widths. If you look closely at the top picture you might be able to tell where it’s folded.

I painted the front page using acrylics and glued on magazine text/letters to make up the title. The picture of the house was actually our house in California. The “tire tracks“ were made using bubble wrap.

The back cover: the blue painted portion is a flap that is folded inward so that the page size, when folded, conforms to the journal size.  The balance of the back cover is simply scrapbooking paper from the Antiquities pack by GCD Studios. I thought it was appropriate because the end result was that we moved from California to New Mexico to start a new life.

I have to share a tip I learned by reading Teesha Moore’s blog.  She used to use a lot of letters torn from magazines like I do.  She said she takes an old magazine, a pair of scissors and while she is watching TV cuts letters and words she likes. I loved the idea and I keep mine in a craft organizer for ease of use. Just wish the organizer had a few more slots so I wouldn’t have to combine letters. But it’s very handy so I shouldn’t complain. :)


February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines day


Happy Valentines day to all my family, friends, and blog followers. Hope you have a lovely love filled day.

This journal page was inspired by Lisa Kaus work. I love her stuff. It was made with book pages and my own pink painted paper. The heart is scrapbook paper from a Christmas paper pack but you can’t tell it’s for Christmas.

Click here to visit Lisa’s blog.


I did create a couple of Valentine cards to give to my loved ones but I can’t show as they haven’t yet received them.

February 4, 2012

More on Self Imposed Limitations





This is from the previous day.  The page background is made of stencil prints. That is, the paint left over on the stencil which I turned onto a blank page then lifted--> print made. I really liked the print and couldn’t bring myself to write on it. Below is a better view of the print.

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Here it is with the tags moved out of the way.

JournalJan 19-22-2012

Here is a picture of our little prince…just turned 19 months old. He is getting so big.



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