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The Countess: Mixed Media Mail Art

The Countess: Mixed Media Mail Art

The Countess My daughter’s name means Countess. As her little personality continues to emerge my hubby and I laugh at how appropriately we named her. Recently, my husband told her to eat her food and she went around the table telling everyone (by name) to eat […]

Experience Exploration: Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

Experience Exploration: Mixed Media Art Journal Cover

Exploration Growing up we always visited the the same places for vacation. It was either Virginia to visit family or along the coast to beautiful New England. While I enjoyed these beautiful spots, I realize how little of the world that I have seen in […]

Dwell: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Dwell: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Dwell Recently, my hubby and I watched the movie Not Without My Daughter. It is based upon a true story. An American woman, her Iranian husband and their young daughter travel to Iran in the early 80’s. What starts off as a two week vacation turns […]

I Am Forgiven: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

I Am Forgiven: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Forgiven Asking for forgiveness is something that has never come easy for me. I have had a lot of practice since since becoming a wife but especially as a mother. No one likes to admit they are wrong but for some reason I really struggle […]

The Lazy Days of Summer: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

The Lazy Days of Summer: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout

Not Over It Yet We are officially into summer vacation and it is not living up to my expectations. I pictured sleeping in well past my 6:30 school alarm, lazy care-free days free of the usual hustle and bustle, poolside parties, yummy smells from the […]

Thanks to Dad: Mixed Media Card

Thanks to Dad: Mixed Media Card

Thanks So many times in my life, especially when I was younger, I took my dad for granted. My Dad is kind-hearted, cuddly, a peacemaker and always smiling. I have some wonderful memories of father daughter dates to the local pizza place or grocery store. […]

I Am Completely In Love With Him: #thestencilfiedjournal

I Am Completely In Love With Him: #thestencilfiedjournal

Completely In Love A well-dressed man with a huge bouquet of flowers or in this case leaves will send most lady’s heart a flutter. My hubby would be the one to bring me leaves. My hubby is not a romantic in any sense of the […]

No One Tells You About the Fine Print: Mixed Media Journal Layout

No One Tells You About the Fine Print: Mixed Media Journal Layout

The Fine Print Parenting is similar to the fine print at the bottom of commercials. Full disclosure is seldom given and when it is given, it is too tiny to read. When I first became a parent everybody mentioned the lack of sleep and the […]

Summer is Not a Walk in the Park: #thestencilfiedjournal Layout

Summer is Not a Walk in the Park: #thestencilfiedjournal Layout

Walk in the Park The first week of summer vacation is almost behind us and it is nothing that I imagined it would be. Definitely not a walk in the park. We have suffered through drama, tears, and fist fights. I think my boys will […]

Dress Up The Dolls: PaperArsty Guest Post

Dress Up The Dolls: PaperArsty Guest Post

Paper Doll Talk I am sharing a sneak peek of my art journal layout that was over at the PaperArtsy blog Saturday. I know, I am a bit late. But I have a good reason. The theme is paper dolls which happens to be a favorite […]