Author: Kate's Scrap Yard

She Is My Lovely Little Lady: Mixed Media Journal Layout

She Is My Lovely Little Lady: Mixed Media Journal Layout

Little Lady I don’t know much about little girls, except they like dolls, pretty dresses and have over-exaggerated responses to situations beyond their control. As the mother of two boys, I have found the difference between the sexes astounding. My boys, compared to some, are…

A Life Time of Photographic Memories: Mixed Media Art Journal

A Life Time of Photographic Memories: Mixed Media Art Journal

A Life Time “Anything over 20 is old.” That was my stance on age, until I reached the age of twenty. And then it became 30. Now, as my age creeps ever closer to that big 4-0, I can’t help but feel trapped inside an…

She Is My Blessing Child: Mixed Media Art Journal

She Is My Blessing Child: Mixed Media Art Journal

MY Blessing Child All children are a blessing, yet so many parents take them for granted or treat them as an inconvenience. I myself have been guilty of this. Never have I treasured my “Mommy Moments” more, than I have since the loss of my…

Spell Of the Sea: Mixed Media Art Journal

Spell Of the Sea: Mixed Media Art Journal

The Spell I can’t say there is much in my life that has cast a spell over me, except for the occupation of motherhood. From the moment I held my firstborn in my arms, I have been completely under my children’s spell. I melt when…

Published!

Published!

Steampunked Published! The Spring edition of Art Journaling has Published my Steampunked Art Journal. I wrote a little tutorial on how I made the binding since the feature is all about bound art journals. We have a busy weekend ahead as my oldest is entering…

I Have Fins, Do You?Mixed Media Journal Layout

I Have Fins, Do You?Mixed Media Journal Layout

Pretend Fins I have always loved swimming, in fact that was one of my favorite activities of summer as a child. When I was in elementary school, my family joined a swim club for the summer. Almost everyday, my Mom would drive my brother and…

Always Be A Mermaid: Mixed Media Art Journal

Always Be A Mermaid: Mixed Media Art Journal

Always Be Yourself Unless You Can Be a Mermaid, Than always Be a Mermaid… There is something alluring about shimmering iridescent scales and underwater palaces that draw me to the sea, specifically mermaids. I have always loved creatures of the fantasy world. I cannot pinpoint…

Pollution Makes For Creepy Mermaids: Mixed Media Art Journal

Pollution Makes For Creepy Mermaids: Mixed Media Art Journal

I am the Creepy Mermaid… We have had many ‘bad hair days’ as we continue on our journey through potty training. Some days I swear my family looks at me as though I look like this mermaid- sharp teeth, bad hair, horns and all. It…

A Beautiful Story: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

A Beautiful Story: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

A Beautiful Story… Today is Good Friday, the day that we celebrate Christ’s death on the cross. The beautiful part of the story is that He didn’t stay dead. He rose again and lives in heaven. He is there, waiting for us to accept His…

Sea Treasure In Simple Things: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Sea Treasure In Simple Things: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Sea Treasure When I read this quote, my thoughts automatically drifted to the treasure in my life. Have you ever seen the movie Leap Year? It is a favorite of mine! In the movie,  Declan asks Anna,” “If your house was on fire and you only…