Monday, July 11, 2011

Scrapbooking on Steroids...

So, today my friend from work asked me to bring some altered journals that I had completed so she could show her mom. She described the journals as: Scrapbooking on Steroids! Too funny! Don't get me wrong....she loves them! She is always bringing me fun stuff to use in my journals, stuff that she picked up at garage sales. She is a great friend, she thinks of me while shopping, just today she brought me the coolest watch to take apart for art and an absolutely awesome book of trees with the most beautiful pictures. So this brings me to the journals, here are a couple of layouts from those steroid journals:


Just had to show you dinner! Isn't it gorgeous? The colors are divine, so bright and cheery! Even Tyler said he loved the colors of dinner! Of course, dinner was yummy! I just threw it together, the colors of my fridge! 

Friday, July 8, 2011

So, my computer crashed....I am back online!

SO, what is it with computers? You NEED to work on the computer but it crashes....right when you are in the middle of important stuff! What is up with that? Urgh! So now, I have it back....I can work on important stuffs! Important stuffs for my Altered Art Journal swap....Whew, the withdrawals were horrible

So, a couple pics to let ya'll know I am back online:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Art Journal Swap

My call for artists has been a huge success! Thank you to all who have joined and the couple who will let me know shortly! Wow, the response has been unbelievable...I can't wait to work with you. For those who have not contacted me but might have been thinking of joining...the swap is full at this time but watch my blog for further projects! Thank you again to all the artists I will have the privilege to work with....again! I'm so very excited!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reminder: 2011 Art Journal/Altered Book Swap...I choose Music!

I am ready, I made the decision to hostess an Art Journal or Altered Book! You decide what you want to call it...a journal or a book!

The swap will begin: August 29, 2011.
The book needs to be: 7x10" or smaller
Theme: Whatever you wish, but try to make it workable (please do not use too general of themes; (ie: Life, Happiness, Party, etc.). If you wish, you can just choose a color scheme.
Covers: Please decorate the covers (front and back, simple or not) before you mail off your book. It's always easier for the artist to "read" your style if they have something to work from.
Inside Pages: You are welcome to create some pages inside your book to give it your "feel", this helps the artists but is not necessary.
Pages: Please make sure you have enough pages for everyone to work on, or make your book "fillable" so pages can be added.
Special Materials: If you have specific materials you want used in your book, please send extras (ie: specific fabric patterns, birch bark, Oak leaves, etc.).
Signature Page: Please provide some kind of signature page for everyone to let you know that they had worked in your book, some ideas used: Tags, Leaves, Ribbons, etc. If you need help with this one as some of you may not be familiar with them, email me at: and I will help you out.
Special Requests: If you have any special requests for your book (ie: Poems, Quotes, Personal Handwriting, etc.), please put a write up in your book of your requests.
Mailing: Books are due to be mailed 25 days after receipt

By July 15th: Please email your theme, book size (any specifics) and mailing address to me and I will compile a list for everyone. After I have received everyone's information, I will send the rotation schedule so  everyone will know who they will be receiving from and who to mail to.

That's it....unless you can think of something else. It's been so long that I don't remember all the ins and outs!

If you would like to join, I sure hope you do! Please email me at: