It’s AJ TOOSDAY!

Hiya sistahs.. I am SO productive this week.. LOL it’s only TOOSDAY.  But still.. you know those days where you feel you got SO MUCH DONE?  that’s how I feel 🙂

Today’s theme for AJ TOOSDAY was this inspiration pic:

I just loved the texture, the color and how the book will look on it’s side with that “crunchy” page LOL

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I found a bag of buttons and goodies yesterday and had a FIELD day with my page.. I also couldn’t resist doodling my signature little girl in one of the frames 🙂

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heather loved our theme that she has a couple of entries :)

heather loved our theme that she has a couple of entries 🙂

and some goodies added in

and some goodies added in

and another gorgeous page by heather

and another gorgeous page by heather

Ok for next week’s theme… LOL.. journal your STARBUCKS order.. draw the cup.. make a page about how coffee/tea makes you feel.

If you don’t drink coffee or tea?  It’s a free day where you can choose your own theme and submit!

Have fun sistahs!

don’t forget to comment on the post above for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks!

mwah

Em

 

 

 

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it’s ART JOURNALING TOOSDAY!

My sistahs, is it just me or are the weeks flying by????

Here we are again with Art Journaling toosday!  And the theme this week was to use a piece of hand painted, printed, sketched paper in your collage….

Here i sketched a little protective mamabear watching her little ones… I guess I am projecting, as I had an “issue” at Jayden’s camp today and they heard me ROAR! LOL.. so this is what came out.  Instead of using a printed piece of paper, I used a hand drawn sketch of the girl.. I watercolored her and then placed her gently (don’t wanna piss her off LOL) on top of a collage.  I added the studio calico little veneer birds (WHICH I LOVE).. and stamped a word and a number and VOILA!  a page in my Moleskine journal was born :).. ah I feel better now.  Sometimes words don’t depict my feelings.. sometimes an image says it all.  I love her fishy lips..LOL

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Here is Lorie's page with hand made GELLI PLATE paper in the background!  Love the words!

Here is Lorie’s page with hand made GELLI PLATE paper in the background! Love the words!

Here is Heather's page.. SO FUN!!  as you know I LOVE children's illustrations.. so the fishing boy is up my alley!

Here is Heather’s page.. SO FUN!! as you know I LOVE children’s illustrations.. so the fishing boy is up my alley!

Here is Violet's page.. I love images of home :)  a big symbol in my work

Here is Violet’s page.. I love images of home 🙂 a big symbol in my work

Here is Emily's page (9y0).. fantastic texture.. love the overlapping pieces.. this must have been a blast to make!

Here is Emily’s page (9y0).. fantastic texture.. love the overlapping pieces.. this must have been a blast to make!

Here is Riley's page (6yo).. love the randomness.. and the movement!  Kids are sooo lucky they don't feel any rules!

Here is Riley’s page (6yo).. love the randomness.. and the movement! Kids are sooo lucky they don’t feel any rules!

Great pages this week sistahs!!  Next week’s theme?? hmmmmm

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kittypinkstars/2884754238/in/faves-elsiecake/ I found this page so inspiring :).. this is from the WRECK THIS JOURNAL book... so FILL YOUR PAGE WITH CIRCLES SISTAHS!

 
I found this page so inspiring :).. this is from the WRECK THIS JOURNAL book… so FILL YOUR PAGE WITH CIRCLES SISTAHS!

source of the button page

HAVE FUN!!

mwah to da sistahs who love round things including me 🙂

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

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it’s ART JOURNALING TOOOOSDAY!

And I feel da MOJO coming back 🙂  I do!!!!  YEEHAAAA!!!  I made a mess on my table much to Ryan’s chagrin

and this is a "tame" mess..LOL

and this is a “tame” mess..LOL

and I let my collaging instinct go CUH-RAZY!  Came up with lots of neat pages you may have seen on my instagram feed.. but will show some goodies throughout the week.  I decided that I NEED to be crafty EVERY DAY.. for my sanity.. I can’t recommend it enough.. whether it means sticking something down, scribbling, writing, decorating your calendar… whatever.. one NEEDS this.. or maybe it’s just moi? LOL

Ok this week’s theme for AJ TOOSDAY (on TOOSDAY I might add).. is to make a GRID.  Grids are phenom for card layouts, scrapbooking pages, art journaling pages.. as noisy and as messy as I am, I enjoy a clean nice page.. weird no?  Sometimes I need the “BUSY” but most times I see myself needing some white space to rest my eyes… whats your style?

Ok here is my page.   Have I mentioned I am obssessed with  security envelopes and their patterns?  If any of my sistahs get some good ones from their bills with interesting patterns, feel free to mail me some :).. I love (1) mail and i love (2) security envelopes (oh have I mentioned that? LOL).  So on my grid, I punched out 9 squares of security envelopes that I have collected and purchased for a clean background.. added a vintage foil star, bingo number and vintage image and a wee teeny tiny piece of tape stapled to the top to balance it out…  I have really been interested OBSSESSED with vintage photos.. but not just any photo.. photos that speak to me.. faces that express a feeling I am feeling.. whether it be personal, friendship, family.. This photo just caught my eye.. a page dedicated to my besties :).. clean and simple.

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Here's Mary's page with a "built in" grid in the background!

Here’s Mary’s page with a “built in” grid in the background!

Here is Heather's page

Here is Heather’s page

heather's daughter Emily 's (9)  page

heather’s daughter Emily ‘s (9) page

Here is Heather's daughter Riley's (6) page

Here is Heather’s daughter Riley’s (6) page

Aren’t these fabby?  DON’ T YOU WANNNNNNA JOIN IN???????? Come on….. ya know ya wanna….

Ok sistahs,

next week’s theme which was something that helped me get my mojo back….

 

I took some watercolor inks (you can use acrylics, watercolors.. whatevah).. and I made a pattern of hearts on a page

I took some watercolor inks (you can use acrylics, watercolors.. whatevah).. and I made a pattern of hearts on a page

Here's the full page!  I may use this as background paper for a card... stay tuned!

Here’s the full page! I may use this as background paper for a card… stay tuned!

See the red circles on the page?  That was torn from one of my patterned pages

See the red circles on the page? That was torn from one of my patterned pages

Ok so your challenge this week?  due next TOOSDAY?  Make a  page of patterns and then use it as collage fodder on a page…. ok?  clear as mud?

Don’t forget bellarific friday this week also.. it’s a sketch which would be perfect for an art journal too!  I am gonna play and you can too.. it doesn’t only have to be a card on bellarific friday but it has to follow our theme.. and use a bella stamp

I LOVE THIS SKETCH!

I LOVE THIS SKETCH!

Also don’t forget to leave a comment on the post below (bellarific friday) for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.  And if you contribute you have a chance to win $20 in bella bucks

 

Have fun sistahs

sorry to be so long winded.. just excited that Im back! LOL

Em

 

 

 

 

 

 

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it’s AJ TOOSDAY on TOOSDAY! LOL

How was everyone’s weekend?

We traipsed around with our friends looking for a cottage for August and we found one!  Will share some pics.. so excited for some R&R you have no ideaR!  How are all my sistahs?

This week’s AJ THEME was CIRCLES

I had to get a story out that was mulling in me so here is my page :).. I felt OH SO much bettAH after i did this LOL

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And for da SISTAHOOD!

Here is Emily' s (9) page.. GORGEOUS!

Here is Emily’ s (9) page.. GORGEOUS!

Here is Riley's (6) page I love children's marks!

Here is Riley’s (6) page
I love children’s marks!

Heather's page (Riley and Emily's mama)

Heather’s page (Riley and Emily’s mama)

 

Fantastic!!

Next week’s theme?  A GRID.  little squares, little circles.. drawn, cut up.. filled in, painted etc…

have fun!

mwah

 

 

 

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it’s AJ WENNNNSDAY

Well, Art Journaling TOOSDAY has been on hiatus for a while and never thought it affected anyone… well in fact it has.. and I am happy that I heard from sistahs that they loved AJ toosdays and loved an excuse to do something creative in their journals.. I BE HAPPY! lol

so here we go.. this week was an anything goes 🙂

This is one page by moi.. notice the caption on her dress and then look at her expression.. LOL.. doesn’t she look like she wants to SKIP to her LOU? LOL

After YEARS of art journaling, and searching for my style.. and for ME (ps still searching).. I have realized that I LOVE drawing faces, I love watercolor, and I love collage.  So I am sticking to it! LOL

After YEARS of art journaling, and searching for my style.. and for ME (ps still searching).. I have realized that I LOVE drawing faces, I love watercolor, and I love collage. So I am sticking to it! LOL

Here’s another one by me

Collage and the word "mindful" was written by me with ink and a paintbrush.  Love the pop of neon

Collage and the word “mindful” was written by me with ink and a paintbrush. Love the pop of neon

and now for da sistahs

here's Violet's page

here’s Violet’s page

this is Heather's page

this is Heather’s page

Here's Riley's page Heather's 6yo Fantastic!

Here’s Riley’s page Heather’s 6yo
Fantastic!

Here's Heather's 9yo, Emily's work.. FANTASTIC!!

Here’s Heather’s 9yo, Emily’s work.. FANTASTIC!!

Sigh.. I love this day.  Ok we will start it again!  Next week’s theme is CIRCLES…..

Mwah

Em

 

 

 

 

 

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a teeny weeny AJ toosday on WENNNSDAY

Hiya sistahs 🙂

I know I haven’t been the greatest bloggista and I encourage you to follow me on Instagram.. I am very active on there and it is just easy to show it all in a picture.. know what I mean bean?

I will try to make more of an effort here but I am still trying to keep my head above watah (water)…

So our theme for this week was to use a bit of NEON on our page.. I just love neon paints 🙂

Here's my VERY simple page.. had some ideas brewing so decided to journal about it 🙂

and here's heather's page

I just love AJ mondays on Wennsdays and sometimes on TOOsdays LOL

next week’s theme is a color combo.. bought these at michaels.. put them all together and it has been inspiring me..

And in case you were wondering what my current favorite song is.. LOL cuz I know you are… it’s this one 🙂  Enjoy

 

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AJ TOOSDAY on WENNSDAY!

Sorry for the delay sistahs.. I hope you are all good 🙂

I am starting to see a bit of the light 🙂  IF you are waiting for a shipment and have not heard from me, please do NOT hesitate to contact me n’k?

ok So this week’s theme was to use the NEGATIVE of a punch on your page.. so here goes!

Here's my page.. used fluorescent acrylics, gesso, crayons, collage.. you name it. Also the negative punch I used was the heart under the envelope window 🙂

Heather's page

Violet's page

I just love when people participate so I can get a wee glimpse into their lives… I hope more people can participate 🙂

Next week’s theme..  USE A NEON COLOUR… I LOVE neon and love to scribble it somewhere on my page 🙂

As always you don’t have to follow this challenge… you can submit anything!

Don’t forget BELLARIFIC FRIDAY THIS WEEK!

mwah 🙂

Em

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it’s AJ TOOSDAY on TOOSDAY!

Hiya sistahs..  a very happy Passover to all who celebrate with me 🙂

So today’s theme for Art Journaling TOOSDAY was a free for all… let’s see what da aj sistahood came up with shall we?

I decided to use our new DUDA stamp YOURS TRULY… I so love that stamp so much!

I also was playing around with my art supplies and found a new technique for colouring in mixed media which I will share at a later date.. so here’s my spread with ribbon and scribble and oil pastels and vintage music sheets…

Here is Christine's page

and here is Violet's page

I just love to peer into other people’s journals.. is that wrong?????

Ok as you may know.. every week is an “open week”… I just want you to play and have fun.. I will assign a prompt and if it inspires you, then use it, if not, just make any page that inspires you and send it in easy peasy n’k?

Next week’s theme is to use the “NEGATIVE” of a punch… so if you punch out a heart, I want you to use the frame of the heart or the “heart hole” in the paper… make sense?  or you can draw a shape, cut it out and use the negative…

clear as mud?

Don’t forget Bellarific Friday this week 🙂

see you in a bit!

mwah

Em

 

 

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It’s AJ TOOSDAY on WENNNSDAY!

Hiya sistahs!  I was buried under orders and trying so hard to see the light and got a little nudge from our very own sistah pinky saying.. ummmm lady.. I need something to read 🙂

I so don’t have any muse but I do want to tell you that the RUBBAH for the new release is being made as we speak! and boyoboyoboy are you gonna LOVE the new images!  9 in TOTAL!! woohoo!  Stay tuned for some sneak peeks!

So for AJ TOOSDAY I asked you to make a page with flowers… I need to see spring somewhere.. cuz it ain’t outside 🙁

So for today’s theme I took out my watercolors which I have been playing with lately and took out a piece of yummy watercolor paper and went a bit “mental”.. LOL.. But I LOVE the results!

Here’s my page

aren’t the colors so amazing?  I could stare at this piece all day LOL!

And here is Pinky’s page

gorgeous!

And Violet's GORGEOUS page!

and now for next week’s theme

I bought this today and fell in love.. keep them open as I work just to stare at them.

 

I want you to get a fresh new box of something crayola… something inspiring.. and I want you to play with it.. find colors you love.. feel like a kid again.  k?  Doesn’t have to be expensive.  You can get the markers and spread with water.. yum.. crayons (even my kids know NOT TO TOUCH MY CARNATION PINK!!).. go crazy k?

Don’t forget about bellarific friday this week.. a sketch you can see above.

Can’t wait to see your creations!

mwah to da sistahs who are young at heart

Em

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it’s AJ TOOSDAY on TOOSDAY sistahs!

Hiya tootsie rolls..

How was DA WEEKEND?  Do anything exciting?  well we are inundated with orders and I am working on our new release (veHerry soon).. if anyone is in an urgent rush for their goodies, please drop me an email and I will dig.. k?  We are trying as quickly as we can!

Ok for this week’s aj toosday, I asked you to use TAPE on your page. …  let’s see what the creatives came up with shall we?

I decided to stick some strips of masking tape on a piece of wax paper.. then I doodled, stamped, painted , splotched etc on them and waited for them to dry…

I then tore strips and bits and pieces and used them on this page below.  I will then keep this in my “stash” for future use!  These are great to use on cards, layouts, canvases etc.. had so much fun with it!

And now for da sistahood!

Here is PINKY's page

and here is Violet's page

Just love them 🙂  I appreciate anyone who participates.. makes me happy shmappy.

Next week’s theme?  hmmmm…….  FLOWERS.. pressed ones, fake ones, real ones, drawn ones, doodled ones, painted ones…  I need a little spring in my step sistahs (get it?  SPRING? LOL.. I kill me)

Ok don’t forget to participate in this week’s bellarific friday ANYTHING GOES challenge!  Also place a comment on the post above for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks!

Mwah to da sistahs who wanna smell DA flowaHS

Em

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