Monday, May 16, 2011


The word this week is Sorrow, and the challenge- a used envelope.  I have to admit the used envelope has kind of thrown me for a loop. First, I don't typically save envelopes, so it is not like I have a variety hanging around to choose from. I do have bubble envys, but that was WAY stretching it for me. I don't have a letter from someone who has passed, or from a sad event. So I was really stuck on what to use for an envelope, but then I remembered that I had received a RAAK in the mail a little while ago, and the envelope had been stamped on, so I saved it. Now how to incorporate it into my journal page. Ugh.
Well, I knew I wanted to use an image of a cemetery angel, but how to make it all work together? I decided that I needed to use my Walnut Ink spray to age things a bit, and that seemed to tie things together. I also used Distress Ink to age the paper doilies, and distress the edge of my page. I know it is rather simple of a page, but I didn't think I could bling it all up when the topic was Sorrow.
Here is how it all turned out.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Wow, I am getting slower and slower to post. Actually, I had hoped to find some different foiling material, and change my layout, but in all my mess, I don't know where I put it. So alas, it will stay as it is for now.
The word this time is Integrity, and the challenge- foiling. Now there are many kinds of foiling and foiling techniques, but I only have a couple of different kinds in  my stash, so I was feeling a bit limited in my creative process. I was at first a little stifled as to how to attack this prompt, but then it came to me to use the verse from Job 27:5 which states: Till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Also, I really liked the quote from the Strength of Youth booklet that states:
I will have the moral courage to make my actions consistent with my knowledge of right and wrong.
I think that this statement and scripture really sum up the meaning of the word integrity, and have such a powerful message to the world.
Here is my page. (sorry the photos are not really great, I had a terrible time not getting a glare and/or reflection off the transparency that the words are printed on.)
In the last photo you can see where I added different colors of foiling to the swirl stamp designs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another great giveaway!

I would love to win this book, how 'bout you?
Create a page today that combines several techniques.. They don’t have to match.. if fact, it’s better if they don’t – there’s no rhyme or reason to it.. just do it. Sooo make a page for No Reason today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A new giveaway

Christina is having a Blog Celebration Giveaway! Don't miss it! Awesome stuff to win and great crafting ideas on her blog.