Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Art Journal & my anniversary give-away

Happy Tuesday!
I've got something to show you today that is totally different than my normal paper crafting.
I'm taking Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 online class and I have learned so much about the different Ranger inks and all the ways to use them.
I've also been watching Dyan Reaveley's videos from CHA on YouTube, I love her style of art! I was amazed by her art journals, just gorgeous! I was on a mission Saturday, going to flea markets looking for an old journal.and I found a small one with black suede covers, perfect! I spent most of the day Sunday trying my hand at a journal page, I have never been so inky in my life. One thing stuck in my head from Dyan, you never mess up, just go with it! This was really hard for me, usually everything has it's place and the ink has to be stamped perfectly, etc.
 
The background isdone with Ranger Distress Stains in Broken China, Spun Sugar, Sage Shadow, Peeled Paint & Fired Brick. I also used my Copic Opaque White and black & white Enamel Accents. Everything was stamped withArchival Jet Black ink. All of the stamps I used are by CraftySecrets, I used ABC Tophat for my letters, Flourishes, Mini Memories and Antique trims. SWEET Campells Soup painter girl is from a new set called All Dolled Up, Sandy said it will be available this Thursday in the store, I adore this set, it's a sweet paper doll set, ahhhh, the sweet memories of childhood! I thought she went perfect with the art journal theme!
In Tim's class he taught how to use the  Ranger inks in so many different ways. For my background, I misted the page with water and then I went to town adding my stains everywhere, I sprayed on more water, wiped off the excess and dried it with my heat tool. Then I misted some water in my hand and flicked it on the page for the water marks and dried that. All of the stamping was done after I did the background. The little girl is paper pieced with paper from my Crafty Secrets Creating with Patterns CD.
Sandy showed me a video yesterday by Diane from New Zeland. She uses Tim's ticket die and Distress inks to make the coolest embellishments, you gotta check it out.
So, what do you think? Remember, it's my very first journal page, please be gentle :)
I've really been in a stamping slump lately, I feel so into it now with a new way of creating for me. Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 class and Dyan Reaveley work have opened a new door for me, I'm pretty darned excited about it!
I'm waiting on a HUGE order from Inspiration Emporium, oodles of Dyan's goodies and the Distress Markers.
If you place an order from Inspiration Emporium don't forget to use my coupon code ieirisgarden at check out for 10% off your order.
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I was going to put up this post yesterday on my 5th blogoversary, but, I had an emergency.
Terry was on his way to physical therapy and got sick, he made it to the ER in Heber Springs, I met him there and it turns out he has a kidney stone. I'm not working today, he hasn't passed it yet and he's still in pain, he's staying drugged up, poor guy.

Anyway, I'm doing a give-away for my blogoversary!
I've got 2 bottles of Glimmer Mist, 2 Crafty Secrets Image and Journal Booklets, 2 Copic markers, 3 pages of lace stickers by Crafty Secrets and a Creating with Vintage Patterns CD by Crafty Secrets.
Just leave me a comment and your contact info and I'll pick a winner  Monday April 2.

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I hope you have great day, see you Monday with my give-away winner.
Good Luck!
 Smiley from millan.net

73 comments:

busymartha said...

Pam, I love your journal page! This stamp set looks like it is a must! Isn't Dianne's video awesome, my friend Marlene was the one to show it to me. I knew Sandy would love it. This is going to start a real craze! Sorry to hear about Terry, hope he is better soon, Marilyn

Elaine A said...

Oh, poor Terry. Kidney stones are no laughing matter. I hope he passes it soon and is quickly on the mend.
I love your journal Pam. I can't wait until Sandy has the All Dolled Up set available for purchase. How cute is that little girl? Are you sure you've never done this before - LOL!
I bought a book to try doing some journaling, but like you, I'm having a hard concept with "there are no mistakes"! So I've been working on little cards I cut out of heavy cardstock and doing some zentangles and doodling to try and loosen up. But I just can't seem to kick the "has to be just perfect" syndrome - LOL! I'll keep on trying though. I mean its just paper - right?

Elaine Allen

P.S. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. Wishing many more years.

connie said...

Love the journal page and congrats on 5yrs!

Linda Carson said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary! There's nothing worse than a creative slump but you're not in one now! Love this journal! Sounds like you're having tons of fun. You certainly have tons of mojo! Hope the kidney stone passes...bless his heart!

Sheri said...

How sweet of you. I love the candy! So sorry about the kidney stone - I had one many years ago and never want another one. OMGolly I never had that much pain in my life. I am now off to watch some videos you talked about. I adore your journal! Happy blogaverysary!!

Dee in N.H. said...

LOVE!!! your page!! I so need to try this too! Glad you have some renewed Mojo going on and hope Terry is feeling better soon. I need to go check out the videos too. Doesn't Diane make it look so easy? LOL!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Pam - this is gorgeous! I would never guess this was all new to you :) I am so jealous of you being able to take Tim's class - one of these days I am going to do that! I hope your hubby feels better soon - those kidney stones can be so miserable! Congrats on your blogaversary! Thanks for the chance to win such yummy goodies!

Christina said...

Your page is really really cute and gorgeous! Love crafty secrets products! I'm going to check out some of the links you suggested and I pray your husband feels better real soon. Congratulations on your blogversary! And such yummy goodness in your giveaway!
~Christina B.

Nelda said...

Love your Journal & the little girl's big eyes are so full of excitement or is it wonder? Hope the stone passes soon - so painful for sure! Nelda in TN

rush said...

happy anniversary! five years! here's to the next five! love your art journal... rush88888 at gmail dot com

momandjack said...

Love the journal ... especially how the border was done. Wishing Terry a safe and speedy recovery.

belinee said...

Пам... как я соскучилась... Как всегда фантастическая работа! :))) Здоровья тебе и твоей семье! Пусть все будет у вас хорошо!

Обнимаю! Ольга.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Hey, Pam! I'm taking the CC101 Class, too! Isn't it fabulous?

I love your work! Congrats on your blog-aversary. (Is that a word?)

Ugh on the kidney stone. Hope Terry passes it soon. My hubby had those in 2011...miserable doesn't begin to describe the experience!

Conniecrafter said...

CONGRATS on your blog anniversary!! Great journal, love the paper piecing on her and the background is terrific, sounds like your learning alot from the class, Enjoy!
Sorry to hear about poor Terry, hopefully he can pass it very soon!

daisystitcher said...

Happy anniversaary! I hope Terry gets rid of that stone soon. I've had one myself. I enjoy your blog.

Unknown said...

Pam,

I love your journal. I am taking Tim's class also. It is so much fun! Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. I enjoy you blog very much. Thank you for the opportunity to win some candy.

Pam B.

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Love your Art Journal - I'm always picking up old books at our local small town library's Friends book sale, so I'll have to give it a try. Kidney stones are no fun - the pain is intense! Get Well wishes to Terry.

Michelle Bowley said...

ooo congrats on the 5 years AND congrats on creating a very sweet journal page.

michelle bowley @blogspot.com

Marina said...

Congratulation on your anniversary! Many more years to come!
I enjoy your blog and waiting for new posts every time.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Naomi said...

Congrats on your 5 years. Love the journal and all your work.

Nancy said...

Happy blog anniversary! And good luck to Terry! I had a kidney stone and it is worse than giving birth! Your journal is gorgeous - can't wait for the new stamp set to go on sale!

Anonymous said...

Love your journal - sooo cute. I have always wanted to do such things but just never know where to start I guess. Congrats on 5 years! I haven't been visiting very long but love your projects.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Wirt&Tandy-fan said...

Pam, This is such delightful cover. It just shouts "pick me up and look insde! More delights to be found within." Thank you for the inspiration.

I hope your hubby is better very soon. So sorry he is in pain.

Congratulations on five years. Whoohool.

Adriana B said...

Congratulations to you, way to go :)
Love reading you blog and follow your links
so inspirational
Love Adriana X

abinspirations@bigpond.com.au

XXX

Candy said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your style and your blog. Keep up the great work and inspiration!

SuZeQ said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I thank my lucky stars every time I visit your blog - your work inspires the heck out of me. I have been seeing posts everywhere about Tim's on-line classes. I think it's about time I showed up to class! Thanks for this great giveaway - you're always so generous. I appreciate YOU.
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks for the chance to win too!
Stacie D.

ileyssilver said...

I have been stalking your blog for a few weeks now and love everything you. Thanks for a chance to win the goodies.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful Art Journal, I love the color you used. Love visiting your blog to see what you have been up to. Would love to win your blog gifts. Congratulations!!!
sdenimandlace1@aol.com

Nancy said...

Happy 5th Blog Anniversary!!! LOVE your journal page ~ it's absolutely Beautiful!!!
Nancy xx :D

hennies.pennies said...

Congratulations on a 5 year milestone! That certainly is something to be celebrated and so generous of you to share your celebration with your readers!! Your art journal is amazing and inspiring! It makes me want to create something...although I think I'll wait until tomorrow. We are having one monster of a thunderstorm here in SC tonight. Be especially blessed, Kathy

Tarnished Rose said...

WOW, FIVE years of blogging! Congratulations.

I wanted to take the 101 class from Tim Holtz but didn't think I'd have the time. Love your Journal Page!

Smiles~
Marilyn

michele dietrich said...

I wish you a happy 5th...Thank you for the opp to will these items.
Wishing you all the best
Michele Dietrich
squeeziemo@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! You have a great blog! Sorry about Terry I hope he feels better soon
Would love to win your prize!
Lillian L - lillith1967@yahoo.com

rgcarr said...

Love your journal page and am dying to have the paperdoll set now. I have been in a slump too but am going to check out the links. Please enter me in the contest. Happy Anniversary.

Ava Gavloski said...

happy bloganniversary!!! Pam, i love your blog banner, it makes me want to change mine...yikees
Kidney stones, well that hurts, i have a cousin who had them regularly... so a lady friend of mine who had one says this, its worse than giving birth. So make terri feel better...let him know he will make it and he has one up on the ladies for the pain threshold...smile

missmacymay said...

Has it been 5 years already? Boy time flies but I have enjoyed all your work- you are really a great source for inspiration. Here's to another 5 years. Count me in on your giveaway please, missmacymay@yahoo.com

debpaint16 said...

Congrats on your bloganniversary!!! Your journal page turned out beautiful!!! I'm so envious that you got to take Tim's class, I'm sure it was as amazing as you say!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

PollyZas said...

Congrats on your anniversary, I just started a new blog myself! I really like your Journal, love that stamp set! Just want to say this is an amazing giveaway as well, you sure know how to celebrate!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Congratulations on your 5th year. I have just discovered your blog, and I am going toread it tonight. So many wonderful posts. I would love to be entered in your sweet giveaway. Thank you,
Linda

Karen L said...

Congrats on your 5 year BLogaversary! I have been admiring your work on the Crafty Secrets DT for some time now...you have such a beautiful style! Love, love, love that little Campbells Soup kid..she adds just the right touch to your journal page!
Hoping Terry is feeling better soon. Haven't ever had a kidney stone but people say it's the worst pain ever!

cal8007 said...

Pam, your journal page is fabulous!! I also took Tim's class and loved every minute of it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs,

Carmen L

SHartl said...

Such a wonderful journal page and lucky you to take Tim's class! Thanks for the chance to win such fun blog candy...and happy 5th Blog-aversary to you!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I like the paper piecing idea you used in your journal. What a way to tie it to your other love of stamping.
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

Lasting Treasures by Carol Kennedy said...

Beautiful work. I leave you with this phrase I found awhile back. Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Carol Kennedy,
carolekennedy@comcast.net

CindyK said...

Pam, I love your art journal page! It's darn good for being your first! I think I'm using it for some inspiration! Love your blog too!
Cindy
cglennkelly@gmail.com

Susan said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway. Hope those kidney stones aren't causing too much pain.
s underscore huston at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

i just found your beautiful page, so am glad to follow someone new. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly Reuter said...

Happy Blogaversary! Enjoyed looking at your creations! Thanks for offering the goodie package Give-away.
kellyreuter_bts@hotmail.com

Truth said...

Your journal is gorgeous! That little girl in the paper-pieced dress has convinced me that I must have that stamp set!

Sue C

Sandi said...

I adore your journal page! Have been steeping myself in learning lately also. Tim`s course is amazing. Check out ``Letter Love`` it`s a great addition to build on journaling.

I have an e-mail button on my blog if I am fortunate enough to win! Thanks for always having such great content on your blog!

chrissy o said...

the journal page is lovely
thanks for the chance to win
http://scrapsofchrissy.blogspot.com hugs chrissy o
xx

Dawn said...

Sorry about the stone, I have heard they are painful, hope for a speedy recovery, just became a follower , love the blog and that art journal is fabulous, I love, love, love the inky background and the stamp is soooo cute!

Sharon said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Really like your art journal - those little girl stamps are so sweet.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Sharon
aka celticrafter.
You can email me through my blog

Yvonne said...

Lovely journal page! congrats on 5 years! cyvansickle@neo.rr.com

E. Marie said...

So sorry to hear about you hubby. Hope he gets better soon as those are soooo painful. Your journal page is awesome. You did a fantastic job with the background and I love the little girl. Can't believe this is your first page - your journal will be absolutely gorgeous!! Oh, congrats on your blogiversary!!

KarenR said...

Happy 5th Anniversary! Hope Terry feels better soon. I love the Crafty Secrets stamps.

Theresa Merkling said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! Love the shares on your blog. Great inspiraton!

Scrappy Rat said...

Nice job with the art journal. Very vintage. :)

princess.puppy@gmail.com

Marlene said...

What a great giveaway! Happy 5th Anniversary. Glad you are on Sandy's team - you do terrific work! Thanks!

NanaBeth said...

Poor hubby-mine gets kidney stones also and it is so hard to watch him in so much pain.
I think you're page is adorable/I'm vintage enough to remember the Campbell' kids.I took Tim's class too.I haven't even gotten to the techniques.Being said vintage it's taking me some time to let the "chemistry" portions of the class sink in.
Happy Anniversary!

Ddmac58 said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!! Here's wishing your hubby a speedy recovery!

PaisleyPeacock said...

Beautiful project!.....:)

starqueen said...

Hi Pam,
Congratulations on your blogaversary! I so enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful creations. Your work is truly inspiring. I also took Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 class and found it amazing! I'm looking forward to checking out Dyan's videos, too.
Thank you for sharing!

Melissa said...

Pam,

The journal is amazing. Can't wait to see more of it. Crafty Secrets products are the best. I was not considering the paperdoll stamp set until I saw this blog entry...now it's on my list of future orders...Thanks!

Susan said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!! Love your journal page. It makes me want to try one of my own. Paper doll set is an adorable must have. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your Blog-iversary! 5 years, what a milestone. Your work is very pretty and I love the different techniques.
Thank you for your generosity at winning some 'candy'. I wish you all the best!
sharon wheet
bachnucmed@excite.com

2amscrapper said...

Congrats on 5 years in blog land! Hope Terry is better today! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy Crafty Secrets! I love your journal--how you incorporated the lesson into your own style. I'm a sucker for paper dolls so you know I'm lovin' your cover.

dmcarroll5 said...

Wow! Great job for your first try! I love Tim Holz products, but often make a mess. I really appreciate your detailed instructions. I'm excited to try it out myself:)

Noreen said...

Beautiful Journal page! I love the colors and the vintage look! Hope Terry is feeling much better.

Yvonne said...

Like the journal page!

Beth said...

I LOVE the Journal. Your projects are so inspirational.

Primitive Seasons said...

Sorry to hear about your family troubles. Always something isn't it? This is just a scrumptious give away full of wonderful goodies. How generous you are! Love your work.

Mary

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