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Day 11-14 of The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 11 – 14 of 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Hey there,

I just wanted you to know the 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail video for Days 11 – 14 is up and I’ll post it below.  I hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.

See you later,

Laurie

Day 3-6 & Day 7-10 of The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

Day 3 – 6 of 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

A quick note to let you know that the videos for days 3 – 6 and days 7 – 10 are up. I will link them below.  I am really enjoying this challenge.

Day 7 – 10 of 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

I am so glad I chose to do something simple and fast as well as something I have wanted to do for a long time because it makes it so much easier to stick with it.  I am not sure my journal is going to hold up though. It’s already feeling rather full and it’s still rather early in the project.  We’ll see. 🙂

Talk to you soon,

Laurie

Video for Day 3 – 6

Video for Day 7 – 10

My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

My 2 Cents – Mixed Media Bunny Canvas

A few weeks ago I posted a few photos of some bunny canvases I made using a wood bunny garland that I took apart.  Today, I am sharing with you the last canvas I made and there is a video you can see to watch the process.  These are so cute, fun and easy to make. They are great for Easter or any other time of the year.  You can substitute the wood bunny for any other character you like and you don’t have to use wood.  You can use lightweight cardboard or chipboard.

See you again soon,

Laurie

My 2 Cents Mixed Media Bunny Video

The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail – Day 1 & 2

The 100 Day Project – 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail

The 100 Day Project started on April 3, 2018.  I have never done a project like this before so I thought I would give it a try. I wanted to make this project simple enough that I could sustain doing it for 100 days and not feel overwhelmed by it so I decided on journaling with happy mail. I am using a small Dylusions journal by Ranger and happy mail that I received several years ago for a birthday giveaway I had on my YouTube channel.  I have wanted to use this happy mail in a project for a long time and I think The 100 Day Project is perfect for it.  The photos below are Day 1 and Day 2. I am filming the process so there will be some videos.  The first video is up and you can see the link below. I am also posting photos on Instagram and that link will be below also.

See you again soon,

Laurie

The 100 Day Project Day 1
The 100 Day Project Day 2
The 100 Day Project Day 2

Link to Day 1 and 2 video: 100 Days Of Journaling With Happy Mail Day 1 & 2 Video

Link to my Instagram

If you want to know more about this project you can read about it here.

Mixed Media Bunny Canvases Using Wood Garland

Burlap Bunny Canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Easter right around the corner I have had bunnies on my mind.  Probably not a shock right? lol About two years ago I bought a bunny garland from Target (photo below) with the intention to take apart the garland and make something with it.  As with most of my good intentions the garland wound up in a drawer.  I decided this was going to be the year that I actually did something with that garland so, today, I took apart the garland and started playing.  I created two canvases which I think are super cute and I have three more bunnies I will make something with in the next few days.

They are super easy to make and you don’t have to have a garland to make one.  Just find an image of a bunny that you like, the size you like and print it out.  From the image you can make a cardboard or card-stock bunny, decorate it, then use it on your canvas.  One of my canvases is burlap and all I did was distress the edges with Walnut Stain by Ranger.  The other canvas I used a piece of drop paper and glued it to the canvas. Then I added paint, some stamping (stamps are from Roben-Marie Smith), markings and some rub-ons until I was happy.  Then I added my bunnies and some flowers and embellishments.  I really love how they turned out.

These would make cute gifts no mater what time of year it is.  I plan on hanging mine in my art studio year round and just enjoy looking at them. I hope you will give it a go.

See you soon,
Laurie

Bunny Canvases
Burlap Bunny Canvas
Bunny Canvases
Bunny Garland

ATC Paper Bag Book

ATC Paper Bag Book

Again with the paper bags?  Yep…again. lol  And trust me there will be more paper bags to come.  This little guy is so cute. It’s a smaller bag and it was the perfect size for ATC’s.  So, this bag turned into a little ATC book.  If you aren’t familiar with what an ATC is it stands for Artist Trading Cards. They are little 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 cards you make to trade with other artist or to just make for fun of it.  If you would like to see how to make this book you can go to the link below and watch the process video.  I didn’t take more photos of the inside pages but you can see them in the video.  Start saving those paper bags. They make such cute projects.

See you next time. 🙂

Laurie

You can watch the video HERE.

ATC Paper Bag Book

Junk Your Stuff – Tags Using Packaging Part 1

Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging

Here we go again…Junking Our Stuff. lol While creating the “Junk Your Stuff” Paper Bag Journals I used up a lot of product but I also wound up with a boat load of packaging. I started cutting the packaging into tag shapes of various sizes and started making tags using more of my stash. This first group of tags was a lot of fun to make but I have a lot of tags to make and a lot of stash to use so there will be a several parts to this series.  I hope you enjoy and get some ideas. Thank you for watching. 🙂

Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging
Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging
Junk Your Stuff – Tags From Packaging

 

“Waiting For Fall” Art Journal Page

Waiting For Fall

The last few mornings I have been out on my bike ride it has felt like Fall and it’s still early August in Tennessee.  The breeze has felt cool making it easier to “do my time”.  lol  But it sure has made me eager for Fall which is one of my favorite times of the year.  So, when I sat down to play in my art journal I had no idea what would show up. But, based on the page you see pictured here I think I had Fall on my mind just a bit. I love Fall, I love creating and I love this page.  By the way, I did film this process but I neglected to change the battery in my cameras remote control so half of the video was filmed “on” when it was supposed to be “off” and vice versa.  Soooo, no video. I may go ahead and put it up just for fun though.  We’ll see.  Thanks for stopping by.

Laurie

Waiting For Fall
Waiting For Fall
Waiting For Fall

Coffee Bag Tags

Coffee Bag Tag

Coffee anyone?  Smells sooooo good even after it’s gone. lol  As I was making this Coffee Bag Tag the smell of coffee was wafting through the air especially when I used my heat gun to do some drying. So you can imagine that I was wanting coffee quite often through the process but I managed to wait until “coffee time” to have some. However, I did not wait to create this tag. It was a lot of fun and I have plans to make more and possibly turn them into a Coffee Bag Tag Book.  Yes, I think I might just do that. 🙂

Laurie

Coffee Bag Tag
Coffee Bag Tag
Coffee Bag Tag
Coffee Bag Tag

 

 

 

 

 

“Reach For It” Art Journal Page

“Reach For It” Art Journal Page

After playing in my Dylusions art journal the other day I decided to make another art journal page the next day because I enjoyed playing in the journal so much the day before.  I didn’t have a plan just like the previous day and I seem to have more fun that way. I wanted to use up more of my “stuff” so I decided on the journal paper on the left side of the page, some washi tape and a bunch of paper die cut flowers I have had in a box for some time.  By the way, that box does not dwindle. It’s still as full as ever.  What is up with that? lol  Then, I set about just playing and I like what I wound up with.  I need to make an effort to journal in my art journals at least once a week.  🙂

Laurie

“Reach For It” Art Journal Page
“Reach For It” Art Journal Page