Art Journal, Genuinely Jane Studios, Journal page, Mini Album, Mixed Media

Watercolor owl book

The November Challenge over at Frog dog Studios is watercolors! I have been playing with watercolors since high school.  They are the media,  I feel most comfortable playing with.

In my studio I have  a couple of Genuinely Jane Studio wooden books.  I love than painting on wood. So, I took two pages of the four wooden pages and make my own little journal to keep my drawings in.  I cut some 110 lb card stock to fit in the book ( 5 1/2 inch square).  The supplies I used to make cover- white acrylic paint, watercolors, black pen, misc. paper, stencils and stickers.

Here is the cover:

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I can’t wait to start filling this little book with my art work!

Thanks for stopping in to check it out!



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When we learn something new, we need to practice to get it right! It takes us a long time as kids to learn to write and tie our shoes. So, why would art be any different???? Somethings come so easy  and others…..well not so much.  So when given a project – do you take the easy way? or do you work on a skill that you need to improve on? Do you at least attempted the skill before you go the easy way?

Well, I took the hard way for the projects,  I needed to complete.

A mini scrapbook  ( 2 1/2 inches by 5 inches) with a drawing on the cover!


Is it the best ? – maybe not- but did I get some practice in? Yeppers, and that makes me feel good!  Anyone practicing some new skills?

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy this HUMP day!



Mini Album

S&D Challenge #1 Paper Piecing and Nestability Giveaway

This week’s challenge is to paper piece. Anyone can play along in the challenge and we hope you will! There are no limits on time or supplies. Of course we’d prefer that you use images by Sunflowers and Dragonflies, but feel free to use other images. Please post a direct link to your challenge project from either your blog or an online gallery on Beth’s blog at S&D. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword S&D1 (add challenge # after S&D).

Each week a different Spellbinder Nestability will be given away.  This week’s prize is the large oval set.

Here is my challenge piece: A score pad for Farkle! It is made from 4 x 4 coasters.


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I thought this would make a really great cheap gift. Farkle is only $5 at Target and the score pad cost next to nothing to make!


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*Supplies: 4 x4 coasters, old game pieces, Sailboat stamp from S&D, bind-it-all, sticky note pad, ebony pencil, white gel pen and ribbon

Next,I wanted to show you another page in my Swimming with book…Gosh, I am having a wonderful time working on this mini book. Of course, I am swimming with numbers since we play Farkle about every night! The ink spots love to play!


I want to let you know that Beth has the Canada Beaver can on sale  at 20% off until next Saturday!

Check out the other DT members proejcts:




Now it is your turn to do a little paper piecing and get a chance to win some nesties! Good luck and have fun with the challenge!



Mini Album, Photography


Mr. College Ink took the ink spots to the zoo this week, so I got a little ME time! At first I did not know what to do! Then, I got in the groove with the music blaring and paint flying!

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“Animal mask fun

Here is another page in my Swimming with…book:


Supplies: acrylic paints, stencils, machine stitching, white gel pen, black pen, Sea horse from TAC, ebony pencil, magazine text,  photo of blue heron from fishing on Mother’s day.


Starting this Saturday, I will be participating in  a weekly Saturday blog hop with Sunflower and Dragonflies Creative Design– design team, and guess what is up for grabs?!  A Nestability set.  That right, a Nestability set!  Every week!

All you have to do is participate in the challenge and leave a link to your project.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow  to see what the challenge is all about, and for your chance to win a Nestability set.

Thanks for stopping in! See ya all tomorrow!



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WOW  WOW WOW what wonderful blog hop from Scrapbook News and Review. Thank you to everyone that took time to leave me a comment!

The lucky winner of the 4th of July cake stamp and custom “made by” stamp  from Sunflower and Dragonflies Creative Designs is:

Sandra Strickler

Congratulations Sandra!!!!!

Soooo…how was everyone’s 4th???? Ours was wonderful!!!! Mr. Ink was off and Miss College Ink spent the day with us too! We had lots of yummy food, played farkle, and did fireworks!


Leighia teaching the boys how to light smoke bomb!

I want to share with you my first page in my  swimming with mini album. Yesterday, as I watch the kids play together, learn things from each other, and yes even fight with each other. I was beaming with pride.


Supplies: starfish stamp from TAC, hand burned stencil, spray inks, prisma markers, magazine words, pencil, water gel pen, machine stitching

Thanks so much for stopping in! See you all soon!