Art Journaling

Art Journaling. My PASSION

Hiya sistahs!  I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a pajama weekend in the bella household.. had two sicklets (= sick kidlets) but got a lot of journaling done.

I know I have shared little snippets of what journaling means to me here and there. I have been journaling for over a year and a half and it has been medicine for my soul.  There are a kajillion different sites/styles to follow and in the end, you end up finding your own.  I LOVE to use my stamps in my pages.. it just makes me happy.. It depends what mood you are in.. you will see as you spend a few minutes every day how much better you will feel.  You can have a journal with inspiration from magazines, ephemera, stamps etc.

Here is one that I did this weekend.. although it was snowing I felt kinda springy!

In this layout I used our new SCRIBBLE garden stamp.. I just stamped it across the page (cathartic in itself) and colored with watercolors.. My dad had called me that fine morning and read me this quote from the newspaper so I had to use it.. it is just so true.. why focus on pettiness when there are more beautiful things to pay attention to 🙂

I used my watercolors and used my black glaze pen for the quote.. to add shine and dimension 🙂

I had so much fun with this page and I will try to share more 🙂 (that is if you would like to see more! LOL)

I will also be carrying more art journaling tools (I LOVE TOOLS).. my favorites.  I hope you try to do a little something for YOU today.. stamp, rip, paint,scribble, doodle.. . Something!  I promise you will love it!

Mwah to da sistahs who scribble



  1. paula says:

    I love love love, the look of this page….all the bright colors and WHITE! Very spring like and maybe if you did a dance whilst coloring, you could have hurried spring along? just sayin’

  2. michelle galloway says:

    Beautiful Emily! I love that quote! I’ve have not journalled in a really, really long time….My form of journalling was just to write my thoughts down, it’s nice to go back later and life and read about issues in my life back then!

  3. ok seriously I want to know HOW to do this-would be FABULOUS if you start carrying some stuff in the store! One stop shopping is always fine by me! MWAH! GORGEOUS -you must have come back from CHA VERY VERY inspired and it SHOWS 🙂

  4. Ebru says:

    Gorgusss Em, I love it !!!

  5. Olga says:

    Oh, I just love your journaling!!!! Please keep them pages coming! It’s such a relaxing thing to look at all those great colours/quotes and read your stories. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m in a good place/mood now 🙂

  6. Maria H says:

    I also would have no idea how to do this!

  7. pat serrano says:

    WOWZER!! that is AWESOME!!!

  8. lindaH says:

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m jealous!

  9. Crafty Cath says:

    What an awesome page! I love the font on your sentiment and if you did that free hand I’m totaly jealous! Came home from running errands today to my latest Bella shipment and this stamp is inside waiting to be inked up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Karen says:

    Gorgeous page! I love seeing your art journalling. That new garden stamp is a great stamp for art journalling and scrapbooking. Can’t wait to get that one!

  11. Loving the journaling – thanks for sharing! 🙂 I have a book that would be perfect for something like this, I might have to give it a whirl.

  12. Well, I love it…at least one of us is doodling. LOL

  13. Priscilla says:

    What a great idea, Emily!! This is GORGEOUS!! and…YES…please show us MORE!! Would love to learn more about this! {{hugs}}

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