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Mini Journal 2

2015 October 7
by Micki

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Just popping in to share the second mini journal I altered.

Just like the last one, I created lots of layers by starting with layers of ephemera, then adding layers of paint with a brayer and added texture with stamps.  This one isn’t as colorful, but I love it.


Kind of looks rustic, doesn’t it?  The picture of the inside covers didn’t turn out, but I think you get the idea – the insides look just like the front and back.

I have one mini journal left to alter, which probably won’t happen until after the craft fair.  However, am so glad I didn’t get rid of these little treasures.

I’m off to take the puppy to doggy daycare and then it’s off to work!  Hope you guys are having a good week!

Until next time…..


Mini Journals Part 1

2015 October 5
by Micki

Hi gang,

Been a while since I posted.  Got busy with work and getting ready for the craft fair which is in a couple of weeks and decided not to fret about the blog.  I have been busy creating even though the mojo wasn’t there.

I’ve had these plain mini journals for several years and was going to get rid of them but then thought to alter them.  So this week I thought I’d share the end result of adding ephemera pieces,  layers of paint with a brayer and then some stenciled flowers which was followed by adding ….what else….more paint!  I followed Lifebook 2015 lesson taught by Roben-Marie Smith.  Lots of fun and again, I surprised myself at the end because I totally loved the end result.

I will tell you that it was awkward to photograph these little books… anyway, here is one of the altered mini journals:




That’s it for me today.  Hope everyone is doing well.  Loving this fall weather except for the horrible sinus headaches and pressure.  But no complaining from me Smile.


Until next time…..


Never Too Late

2015 September 18
by Micki

I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late….for anything!  Even if that means to be a rock star.

Hello and happy Friday.  Another week gone by which means one week closer to Christmas, yikes!

Today I wanted to share another quick card created with a Bonibleaux Designs digi stamp.  (It appears that the store is closed.)  He’s all colored up with Copics and paired with a sentiment from Stampendous (I think).


Looking at him, just makes me smile.  Had several versions of him colored up and created several cards.  I usually tend to change things up but with a stack of colored images to create into cards, I thought I’d stick with one design.


Clean, simple and quick!  I’ve left the inside blank so that a sentiment or greeting can be added as needed.

Still have a box of colored images that I need to finish into cards, but I am pretty happy that I’ve made a small dent in the stack Smile.   Tomorrow is the yard sale, which means I’ll be relaxing Sunday but keeping fingers crossed that I get some time in my studio.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


Rockin’ Beatles

2015 September 16
by Micki

Hey gang and happy Wednesday!  Yup, more cards…. this time we’re rocking – – Beatles style!


Did I ever mention that I apparently am a paper hoarder (and fabric and……..)?  So I am not allowing myself to go down any paper aisles no matter how great of a sale or deal is going on.  Seriously, I’ve got papers from 2006…… my aim now is to use what I have, grrrrrr!

This cute rocker is a digi stamp from Charmed Cards and Crafts, which I cut out with a craft knife and popped him off the card a bit by using dimensional foam dots.  Super simple and quick card and the “You Rock!” stamp is from Unity Stamp Company!


The problem with creating/coloring projects and then letting them sit for months (if not years) is that they tend to get discolored.  I think I left him in the sun…. ugh!  The good news is that unless one looks really, really close, it’s not that noticeable!

One more card coming up this week, then I hope to get back into my mixed media and share some projects where I get messy!  Until next time…..


Sympathy in Green

2015 September 14
by Micki

Hi folks,

It’s another Monday after an absolutely gorgeous weekend here in the Midwest.  My kind of weather; 50’s at night lower 70’s during the day and no humidity!  LOVE it!!!  Pair that with Sunday football and I was in hog heaven.  I cleaned the house Saturday and took the opportunity to find more stuff for the Hwy 36 yard sale which is next Saturday.  Our Labor Day garage sale was a success but we kind of decided to do it at the last minute so we decided to leave the tables set up in the garage and just covered everything with sheets.  Anyhoo, amazing how much more “stuff” I found.  Especially quilt quarters – geez, did not realize I still hoarded so much fabric!

As to my project for today, it’s a simple card.  The center panel which features the embossed leaves was created a year or more ago.  Trying to stick to my goal of finishing projects, I came up with this simple card.  Unfortunately I had to turn it into a sympathy card for my neighbor.



I love these floral type of cards because these can be for a birthday, thinking of you or even a sympathy card.  Next time I should create a bunch of these and by “create” I mean cards – as in completed cards with only the sentiment missing.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Until next time….


You Rocker You

2015 September 9
by Micki

Hey hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend for those that celebrate the holiday and if you don’t, I hope you had a great weekend.  Our weekend was busy and miserably hot n humid!  But there is relief on the way, yay!  I’m ready for fall but then I’ve been ready for fall before summer ever hit.

Sadly I didn’t get any time in my craft room this weekend.  However the previous weekend I made a bunch of cards with images I had colored a long time ago.  It feels so good to see that stack of “To Be Finished” getting smaller.

Today’s card is with a digital stamp from Charmed Cards and Crafts which I paired with the “You Rock” stamp from Unity Stamps.  Some old paper scraps and voila, several cards made.





While I was scrolling through my Digi Stamp folder I was reminded just how many digital stamps I own.  W A Y  too M A N Y!!!!!!

Keeping it short as I’m heading off to work.  Until next time…..


Glass Beaded Pears

2015 September 4
by Micki

Happy Friday folks!  Hey I thought I’d share my chunky little canvases I created after watching Golden Paints YouTube channel.  They have a lot of awesome tutorials and I decided I was going to try my hand at the Water Media with Glass Bead Gel.


I had to improvise and ended up adding several layers of glass bead gel but overall I think it turned out ok.  And there is definitely a lot of texture from the glass beads.




Definitely go check out Golden Paints YouTube channel!   I’m keeping it short and sweet today, glad tomorrow is Saturday!  Until next time……


Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!



2015 September 2
by Micki

Hello, hello!

I am happy to say that I finished this journal spread.  Took a while and did have some hiccups with the face.  Walked away from it, came back and worked on it some more.  This back and forth went on for about two weeks.

And here is how she ended up:



I was having issues with the layers of paint coming off (on her cheeks) and thought it would be easier to paint her with her eyes closed.  She’s meditating Smile.


The headband was created using tore pieces of magazine pages in reds and orange and then painted over.  The background was fun, created with lots of layers.


The “Fabulous” is an old rub-on which I thought was perfect.  Perfect because I felt that all things considering, this spread turned out great.


Totally happy with her, lopsided hair and all, lol!

Hope the week is going great for you guys!  Until next time……



2015 August 31
by Micki

more blooms, this time in my art journal.  I did warn you, lol!  It’s been a week since I blogged, no excuse other than it was my first full work week.  Lots of learning and being on your feet, needless to say I was wiped out by Friday!  Hence, I didn’t worry about blogging.  However, hoping to get back into the rhythm of it this week (no promises as this is going to be an eventful week around here.)

On to my art journal spread. 


This one, I absolutely adore.  Again, lots of layers and texture since I had used these pages to clean up some embossing paste through stencils.



You should be able to see the texture in the close up photos (above).  And the colors that are popping through, sigh LOVE it!

Looking at this just makes me happy!  I’m off to Kansas City – hope you guys have a great start to the week!  AND….. to my granddaughters….. happy first day of school girls!!!!

Until next time…….

Funky Flowers

2015 August 24
by Micki

Good Monday morning folks!   We’ve had the most awesome weather considering it’s August!  Yesterday was in the lower 80’s with a cool northerly breeze and this morning it’s 54°.  Lovin’ it!

Before heading out to work I wanted to share another chunky 4”x4” canvas.  It’s the same technique I used for my last one except this time I blocked out the flowers with white paint.



Wish I would have doodled the flowers a bit better, lo!  But I do like it.  Not sure which one I like better, the black one from last post or this one.

Well, I better get going.  This will be my first full week working.  Still a little nervous as there is so much to learn but there isn’t anything I can not learn – I firmly believe that!  (And so far I’ve been right – let’s hope that continues, lol.)  It’s the last week of vacation before the girls return to school next Monday and my daughter decided to go back to school (online) which starts today!  Next Monday is a big day for me too.  Lots of changes around here!

You guys have a wonderful day!  Until next time……