Thursday, December 14, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
I didn't like the cheesy plastic tabs I had been using so I made my own funky cool dividers. They are made of cardstock and are painted and stamped with acrylic paints. The tabs are circles punched out and sandwiched around the page. So far they are working great and are far better than anything I could have found in the store.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
I wanted a way to have watercolor pencils with me so I sewed a pocket onto that sturdy plastic page in the front of the planner. It was surprisingly easy to do too, I didn't even break the sewing machine needle! I can now fit 13 (I like that #) watercolor pencils and a waterbrush in here too. I tucked some of that grabby cabinet liner stuff behind the pencils to hold them in tight. It works great, I can even turn it upside down and shake it and they stay put. This keeps getting better and better!
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I LOVE Franklin Planners and use mine everyday. It goes with me everywhere and holds everything. The only problem is the store bought calendar page layouts, they're never quite right and I'm forever searching for the perfect one. I have seen the Memory Dock Creative Planner pages but even that seemed to have limits on my creativity. It occurred to me the other day that I could just make my own pages, so this is the start to my creative planner. My goal is to have one place for my calendar, lists, ideas, on-the-go sketches and place to do something creative everyday. I have lots of ideas and so far this is really cool.
I'm in an orange mood with Halloween coming so my first 2 pages are smeared with orange acrylic paint. The back side of the journal page is the next week's calendar so that's why there is paint oozing onto the one side. Even with my press'n seal wrap the paint still found it's way to the back side.
This is a rather large wooden sign I made to hang over the bed in our room. It took a lot longer than I thought to make but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. That's a king size bed by the way, just so you get an idea of how large this thing is!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
The other day someone in the Visual Chronicals yahoo group asked how to paint pages in a sketchbook without making them curl up. Linda Woods gave some great ideas, one of them being not painting all the way to the edges. I can't believe how simple that is and that it has never occurred to me, so I had to make a page about it.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Here are the latest creative things I have made- index card books! The small one is 3 x 5" and the larger one is 4 x 6". They are cute and useful- Form and function, I love it!! I'm in the process of making one with 2 rings and trying to figure out a better way to hold them closed. Right now I'm using elastic leftover from the cloth diapers I have made. hmmmmm...
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Illustration Friday for this week: "spring". This ink blot butterfly is a rescued spread from my composition book. I messed up a few pages but instead of ignoring them, I just cut out the ripped parts and the spread ended up looking like a butterfly! My pal Mitzi gave me the idea of using it for IL Friday, so here it is. Thanks Mitzi! :)
Monday, March 20, 2006
Illustration Friday- "feet". These are my Frye belted harness boots, or Ass Kickers, as I like to call them. Got 'em for my birthday in December and love 'em, love 'em, love 'em!! They make my feet really happy! The drawing didn't scan well even after darkening it a bit, but you get the point.
Monday, March 13, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Friday, January 27, 2006
My first ever real "scrapbook" page! Woo hoo!! I have kept art journals and sketchbooks before but never ventured into the world of official scrapbooking. I always thought you had to do country bumpkin stuff or have doileys to be in that. Thanks to Cathy Zielske and Simple Scrapbooks magazine I'm hooked!