Sunday, April 17, 2011


Head on over to to get in on her fabulous bag giveaway. I am hoping I can win one for my daughters graduation present. She needs a camera bag!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Art Journal Pages and Help

So, I figured out how to change and background of my blog. I saved the code from my original one and then tried to play around with the header and have lost it. I have the code still but can not get it back where it belongs. Can anyone help???? In the mean time here are some new art journal pages.

These three are from Pam Carriker's new book. Love that book.

This is my first attempt at using magazine images.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Art Journal Pages

I have been working on several art journal pages and I think I have the scanner mastered so I am posting a number of pages that I have been working on in the last few weeks.

These two are straight from Pam Carriker's web site. She has a tutorial there and it is easy to follow. Kind of my first steps into art journaling.

This fellow is on one of the prepared background that Pam talkes about in her book. You make up a bunch so that you have them ready when creativity strikes.

 Again,a prepared background with religious cards and items from our trip to Bath,England.
 I really like this one. It started out pretty rough so I kept adding stuff like stamps,oil pastels and I stenciled gesso on using a flower and vine stencil to give it some texture and depth.
 These clowns are a demo for altered artifacts. She puts together different images and has them for sell in her etsy store and I got put on the list to make up a sample of what you could do. I have a second example to finish-hopefully tonight-and get over to her.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party!

Found this great blog party
the other day and wanted to get a link going . So,a little about me. Almost 25 years of teaching and I can see retirement ahead! I have been a sewing most of my life but have recently gotten hooked on art journals and they are my new love. I love to try new techniques meeting new people through blogging. Hope you enjoy looking around my blog!