Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Journal Update

I realize it has been a long time since I showed you my art journal pages. Can you believe that it's late July and I'm still keeping up with it? I can't either. I really enjoy it, for the most part. Lately I haven't been loving my final pages, but it's still a fun process. Here you go. 
Challenge 21 - add floss to your page
I wanted to use this McCall pattern lady in her housecoat and thought this quote was perfect for this time in my life. Happens every day. 
These are just planner pages. I liked the way these flowers turned out with my Derwent Inktense pencils. 
Week 23-practice gratitude. I got on a roll and ran out of room. Which is a good thing. 
This is just a random page using a card I doodled a year or so ago. 

Week 24 - use an old book page. I tried my hand at Found Poetry. I didn't really know what I was doing. I want to try this again. 
Week 25 - cover your page with hearts
Another random page that just came together. I love how it turned out. 
Week 26 - add a Bible verse that inspires you. Ephesians 3:20 has been my favorite since high school. 
Week 27 - add a puzzle to your page. I used Sudoku pages from my plane trip home from visiting family. 
Week 28 - add an Instagram or tiny photo. My husband and his brothers who rarely see each other. 
Week 30- SMASH style. Items from our kids visit to California. 
Week 31- add a pocket. Again I used a doodle from way back. 
A random page to remember a hymn we sang on Sunday with one of my IG pictures. 
After 6 months I finally got the nerve to paint the cover of my journal. It's kind of fun. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Verse Three

We sang this song this morning. It's pretty powerful stuff. 
Don't forget this during your week.  
Happy Sunday. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014


 I woke up Friday to this lovely, foggy view. 
The day started with another fun antique outing.  This time they used a travel theme.  I've really got to move my stack of suitcases tomorrow.  Wouldn't they be perfect with my globes, bus route sign and travel pictures?

 Pretty in pink.
 I wish I could've captured how beautiful this gown was.  It is sitting inside a MASSIVE armoir.  They've placed the mirrored doors inside and hung a little chandelier inside.  It was stunning, but very difficult to photograph with a phone.
 I loved this little Paris crown, but didn't need it.  
A couple of other crowns I looked at were E X P E N S I V E.  Who needs a crown anyway?  
 If you have a media room, this would be a great addition. I'm pretty sure my Papaw had one of these.

 Look at this beautiful collection of windows! The chandelier isn't too bad either.
Somebody bought the two arched ones while I was standing there.  
I only went home with these two yo-yos.  Silly, I know.  I use to love playing with yo-yos  Did you?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This, That and The Other

I'm heading out of town tomorrow again. I figured if I don't blog about some random things today, I won't blog much at all. So I thought I'd give you a little update. 
Here is a peak at a new crafty project my WM team is making. I'll let you in on more details in the near future. This is the trial run, so the fabrics will be completely different. They are super simple to make and can be used for many different things. 
I thought I'd show you a little collection of vintage sand shovels I bought on Instagram recently. I have one more to add to the mix. It's a perfect summertime collection. 
I made some simple handmade stamps from pink erasers the other night. I pulled out my carving blades that I've had for 29 years. I took wood carving classes way back when. The erasers are surprisingly easy to carve. I did one more with hearts, but it didn't make the picture. I also bought some adorable ones from an etsy seller. Check her out, they are SO CUTE!! Her shop is talktothesun. She makes ao many different ones. 
I also recently searched for prayer journal ideas and printables on Pinterest. I found this beautiful one, among others. She also sells on Etsy. Her shop is ValMariePaper. She uses really nice paper for these. These are made to be used monthly, with new lists beginning each month. I'm anxious for July 1st to get here so I can start using it religiously. 

Well, there you have my recent randomness. I'm much more active on Instagram these days. Look for me over there, I'm Karen B. 


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