Tuesday 3 February 2015

And in this second post today I want to show off the art journaling I have been doing. I did my first art journal page in a class at The Inked Stamper well over a year ago (sometime in late 2013 I think) and then didn't touch my journal for many many months! I got interested again first when I took another amazing class at The Inked Stamper when Dawn brought in the extremely talented Dina Wakely who taught me some cool stuff. Then it was again awhile before I went back to my journal. Not even sure why as I really loved the stuff I did with Dina. It was when I took a third class, this time with Cori-Lyn at Scrap Addicts that I really started to get the bug. I loved both pages she taught me and wanted to do more. This time I didn't get to it mostly due to time constraints. But now that SOD/SOE is having a monthly Express Yourself journal challenge and my friend Cat has Smash your Stash challenges all the time, I have been journaling almost daily!! I really love playing and getting messy. The compliments on my work don't hurt either!!

Dawn Pritchard class

Dina Wakely Class
                                                               Cori-Lyn Brittain
Cori-Lyn Brittain

So I am going to be going on vacation shortly and will be away for a couple weeks, so thought I would do a couple posts on my latest projects before I spend some time basking in the sun and surf!

In this first post I thought I would showcase some of the swaps I finished that I had signed up for. I panicked for a sec as I didn't realize when I signed up for them that I had to have them out before the middle of February. But luckily I had enough time to get them done!  I did an altered canvas swap, and ATC swap and a Balsa Box swap (though I am not 100% sure it is a balsa box!) Hope my partners like them!

I also did a birdcage album for a birdcage swap and more ATC's (with a box to put them in!) And they both get to go to Las Vegas!