I hope you had a great weekend :).. we were invited up north for a little R&R which was beautiful, rearranged my craft room (DON’T ASK).. and got a LOT of crafting done.. I was supposed to have a purgeathon but my craft table has a MAGNET.. I told Ryan that but he didn’t buy it. HMPH. We also went to Ikea to get some new goodies to put in there. PICTURES will come this week to show you the HELL I am in over here. Anyone wanna come over and help? LOL
So since today is a very GLOOMY day in Toronto, I needed a little bit of inspiration.. so out I went and on my travels I found something that made me VERY happy.. something I can look at every day and smile. I love collection little bits.. little objects and surround myself with them. Ryan will be putting a little shelf up so I can put my goodies there. I also put up a bulletin board which will act as my inspiration board so when I stamp and paint, I always know I have a place to just glance at to make me happy :).
So this is what I bought today to put my long paintbrushes and tools in.. you likey? I LOVEY his tummy!
There’s something about pottery that I am loving again.. the texture.. the memories.. Pottery was SO HOT in the 70’s wasn’t it?
I was inspired by someone on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago (who isn’t).. and became OBSESSED with making little 3*3 *1.5″ wood blocks into little collage masterpieces..LOL .. they are so much fun to make and collect and put them together on a wall.. I envision a whole big grouping of them! I have made 8 so far with all vintage papers.. our stamps.. wallpaper etc.. so I thought I would share them with you.. who knows, they may be collectible and for sale one of these days.. *wink wink*
OK so here is one of them that I posted on Instagram a couple of days ago.. I called this one “SEW VERY VINTAGE”
and the side view to show you the SCRUMMALISH (love that word- scrumptious/yummalish combo) vintage wallpaper
This brightens up my rainy day.. YOU?
Now for AJ TOOSDAY!
Our theme this week was animal.. your favorite animal.. etc
Here is Lori/Pinky's page.. LOVE SNOOPY!!!!
Here is Heather's page!
Here is my page using one of my elements from our ART JOURNAL GRUNGE SET #1.. I LOATHE this page..LOL but I am showing it because I want to SHOW you that it's ok to LOATHE your page :).. I tested out some molding paste and it buckled the page.. it looked SO MUCH BETTER before I mucked it up with paint and paste..LOL.. the positive thing is that I love the texture 🙂 and it does look a bit less HORRENDOUS in person..LOL. think I am hard on myself?
So those were our players this week! Hope we have more next week.. the pages just get better and better as the weeks progress! (ok well, except for mine..LOL)
Next week’s theme… I want you to take out a supply that you are intimidated of/never had a chance to play with.. it can be sprays, pastels, even different black pens to find your favorite one 🙂
Hope to see you next week with your page!
Will show you more bella bitty blocks tomorrow 🙂
If you do follow me on Instagram, i’m sorry for the redundant images 🙂
So my question this week for my sistahs is this. What do you like to have around you to inspire you? is it an object, a picture, colour?
Would love to hear from you.. tell me that you’re there actually reading this 🙂
Mwah to da sistahs who place a comment (and even those who don’t 🙂 )