Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Art Journaling for the Soul

Been going through some stressful times. So when that happens I usually just feel totally uncreative. I decided that I wanted to do something different, and while we are in this turmoil, I am going to create everyday..with inspirational words. I find my quotes on pinterest or in the Bible from favorite verses. I want to add that my main sourse of comfort, is found in Jesus Christ. He has been by my side forever...AT the age of 5 is when I learned about Jesus. And from that day on, He has been my comfort, my friend, my everything. I grew up in a horrible childhood. From being taken away from my mom and dad many times, they were both alcoholics, My brother and I were finally taken away for the last time when I was 5 and he was 6. My mother took her life soon after. I so wish she could of been in my life now. I wish I could of shown her My Jesus. But I know that had it not worked out the way it did, I would not of had this relationship with God. I later learned that my dad, knew God, he died alone in a VA hospital when I was 21. I grew up with him being 2 hours from me, never being able to see him. 
Being in a foster home, a perminate foster home, was something new for us. We found stability and "love". But best of all we found Jesus. BUT during that time I was sexually abused by my foster father for the whole 13 years that we lived there, and it was during those times that really made me rely on Jesus to get through. So I have built this personal relationship with Jesus, the only person who has never let me down, who has loved me uncondtionally. So I'm using my gift from God and doing my art to glorify Him. Maybe help or inspire or lift up someone else along the way.








Saturday, September 6, 2014

I cannot believe it!

I cannot believe that I have not posted anything on here since JULY! I dont know what I have been doing but good grief I had some things to post! So here goes to catching up!

I made up these 2 journal books our of the comp books from walmart. They were on sale so I bought up a few of the larger comp books. and these little ones looked like a fun size to work with. Only thing was they had hearts on every page with a peace sign in it....didnt realize that until AFTER I bought it AND covered it! lol  Fun little projects that dont take much time at all. They are listed in my etsy shop. 

Made up this cute garden journal for my friend Melinda! The papers are so fun and cute! I used raffia to tie it shut and it has tabs dividing the pages into sections!

Below is a little 'book' I made for my friend Melinda as well...her and I exchange "happy mail" every month and this past month I made her this little book with pockets inside with little goodies, that you can "adorn' things with like envelopes, cards etc. 

 I just used 2 paper bags and sewed them together!! 
 Here are the pockets with the goodies inside.

And here are the goodies that were inside the pockets! I cut out the tags in the first pocket, made the cute daisy like flowers in the second, found these cute printables on pinterest in pockets 3 and 4!

 The past few years have been tough on our family with job related stuff, and its getting to the point where I find myself crying alot, and praying and crying and praying for some change.  So yesterday I started doing my art journal to try and be more creative and maybe put down on paper things im thinking and feeling...to help relieve some of this stress. I am going to try and keep up with it more. She looks how I felt yesterday...just a quick drawing and then water color crayons to add a bit of color to her. Saying  is...."Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them" I have to learn, that even when people are mean, or hurtful, or uncaring...that I have to just remember , they are not me. They are who they are and I cannot change them...but I can still be me and I can still be God filled and Christ like.
This second one I was scrolling through facebook/pinterest and saw a little girl wearing a  cute knitted fox hat like this...so i drew up my version of a girl with the hat on.  Im not totally happy with it..but not everything can be perfect! You just have to go with it and let it be what it is! I used the verse from Proverbs, 31:25 "She is clothed in strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.  Boy am I going to try! Say a little prayer for us...its time to move on...we just need some doors opened for us....!Ill try and be more diligent on posting! Thanks for stopping by!

OH one more thing........

My son and his wife found out the other day, they are having a baby boy!!! We should meet the little man the end of December! yeah!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Black and White Tags

Did up some tags out of the chalk board papers to go along with the black and white album i did last week. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

MY MINDS EYE All Things Chalk Mini Scrapbook Album and Journal

 fun little album using the "chalk" papers from My Minds Eye.  Special Order Done!
 pictures placement on the left, and journaling spot on the right, using a white pen will be fantastic!
 pull out tag for journaling on the left and a picture placement on the right sliding under the lace at one end.
 Round journaling spot with a be happy chipboard sentiment , and a picture on the right, with tabs and sliding behind the pretty tab. lots of glitter glue, gelli pen, rhinestones through out. 
 2 tags used as journaling spots on the left, and a picture placement on the right, slide beind the starts and chipboard tab!
 Final pages, with a pull out journaling tag, and place for a small picture, on the left, the right a picture placement there as well! Album ties shut at the end!
Chalk board paper used again in making this Journal.  Live Life! 8 tabs and a ribbon tie! so much fun! Bought me some more of these comp books, so im going to get busy and make up a bunch of these for my etsy shop with various themes and papers! I do special orders on all things, so let me know!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Im going to be a Grandma!!!

My son Wesley and his wife Sandy are going to have a baby! It will be the first grand baby in our family! Sandy has 2 sisters and one has a baby boy, and one is pregnant with a baby boy, and I have made them little baby journals for Sandy to give to them to document their pregnancies. So I thought I would make one for Sandy as well! These are so fun for me to make. I love making little Comp book journals for every occasion! So check back at the end of the year and see pictures of our new grand baby!!! Thanks for stopping by!

2 New Items to list to Etsy!

New fun Journal I made up out of the 75 cent paper pack from kaiser kraft. I love transforming the comp books into pretty fun journals. I added a ribbon tie, and 8 tabs down the side ready to be labeled.
listed HERE

 I made up this small 3.5x5x5 mini paper bag album also out of the kaiser kraft paper. Great for an anniversary or wedding gift.  U&Me!
listed HERE
 picture placement on the left, and journaling tag in a pocket on the right!
 lots of glitter glue and embelishments...journaling page on the right, picture placement on the left.
 A picture will fit in under the little tab and behind the butterfly garland. a pocket page on the right with an embellished journaling tag. 
 Another picture can be placed behind the butterfly tab, and long stip at the end. Nice embellished journaling tag sewn on the next page. 
pull out journaling tag with a spot to even write above the "always' tag. Photo placement on the right. 

Monday, June 30, 2014


New 12x12 Paper bag scrapbook album ready for listing! I usually go small, doing the 5x5 or 6x6 and occasionally 8x8. But this time I went BIG...making this pretty album out of the simple stories line papers. So pretty. Machine sewn, lots of tags, journaling spots, places for pictures, A large pull out for more pics etc. pockets for tucking away memories/memorabilia. I will be listing it in my etsy store shortly!

LIsted HERE