Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Lately I haven't had the time or energy to make stuff. I want to, I really do but then I come up with excuses - I don't have any time, I need to organize my stuff first, I don't know where to start or what to do. So for September I'm trying something new. I am going to set aside a little bit of time each day and create something - anything. I'm calling it my Creativity Project (working title - haha!) I plan on keeping most of these bits and pieces and experiments in a book - an "art journal" of sorts. But I'm not limiting myself to just art journal pages - it can be whatever I'm in the mood to do - a scrapbook page, an atc, a journal page, or just taking photos (because I used to love that and haven't just taken photos in a long while). And I plan on doing a blog post every day - oh yeah you heard me right - EVERY day in September - how long do you think that will last ! haha! Well I'm going to give it a try anyways. And to start it off here is the title page I made for my journal: The Front says " Do Somethin Creative Every Day September 1-30, 2010" The sticker at the top says " No Right No Wrong No Mistakes". I made the page using glimmer mist and did a masking technique, black pens to outline the letters and distress ink around the edges of the page.
The Back says: No Right. No Wrong. No Budget Sheets. No Pressure. No Restrictions. No Rules. No "is this good enough". No "is this blog worthy" No Excuses. No "there's no time." No fear. No guilt. No Right. No Wrong. No Mistakes! (not even if you forget the "g" on "something" on the title page) A month long exercise in creativity, in making time for myself, and learning something new. September 1-30, 2010. I stamped the words " Today is the Day" and outlined it in pens.
So there it is - the beginning of something cool I hope - we shall see! Oh and just for the record I didn't actually forget the "g" it fell off at some point and I didn't notice. Oh well no mistakes! Right?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Grandma’s Attic Layout $24
Remember being fascinated by grandma’s jewelry, hatboxes and delicate photos? Capturing the essence of grandma’s attic, this timeless double-page layout features vintage-style papers and embellishments that come together for a reminiscent of a trip down memory lane with your grandma. Melissa’s instruction includes numerous techniques from fringe edging to paper layering, lacing to unique folding styles. Learn distressing techniques, working with border punches and distress ink.
• Brandermill: Tuesday, Aug. 31st from 6:30-8:30pm
Moments in Time Tabletop Memories $28 Join Melissa to create an altered photo frame perfect for those special memories you want to display in your home. Learn distress ink techniques including watercolor effects, stamping, crackle paint and embellishing with stickers. This is the perfect way to display those memories that have meant the most.
• Brandermill: Thursday, Sept. 9th from 6:30-8:30pm
Come, learn the art of creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) in the continuation of this year-long series! Each month you’ll create four ATCs focusing on a variety of techniques. At the end of the year, you’ll have a collection of unique ATCs reflecting the different seasons and holidays. This class is perfect for ATC creators of all skill levels. Each class is individually priced and themed as follows:
September: Back to School – Working with distress ink, Stickles, pens and creating embellishments with paper.
• Brandermill: Tuesday Sept. 7th from 6:30-8:30pm
For all those memories that measure up, create this unique mini album complete with an adorable tin for safekeeping. Melissa’s instruction includes how to use paper to decorate your tin, create the mini album and more. You’ll work with Grungeboard, paint and learn to make embellishments that are beyond measure!
• Brandermill: Tuesday, Sept. 28th from 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
So here is the first half of the travel journal. Why only the first half? Because I still need to take photos of the second half! Yes I am really dragging this out!
The first page - a picture of Dustin and I from the trip that I really liked. And because I'm really bad with title pages it just says "you & me South Dakota 2010"Day one: just a short entry about the trip and a Rapid City post card:
Day 2: We went to the Berlin Wall (YES Rapid City has a piece of the Berlin Wall.. how random is that?), Dinosaur Park and the Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City. Since it was really the first day of our trip I went a little crazy with the post cards. I learned to edit a bit more somewhere in the trip. WOW that was A LOT of pictures! I am just going to end the post here... I will post more pictures tomorrow!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
It started off tiny and basic:
And now it's huge!: I will post pictures of the inside tomorrow so check back then!