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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

Boho Artsy Ornaments

Boho Artsy Ornaments

This past December I wanted to make some ornaments for my tree.  While I love the look of typical Christmas ornaments and colors I found myself pulling out all sorts of colors to make my ornaments. I had just finished making some bracelets with wire and beads, you can see those in the previous blog post, so I kept with that line of thinking to make my ornaments.  I made circles with wire leaving a tiny hooked area at the top of hanging, wrapped the wires with fabrics and fibers then wrapped the wire with more wire strung with beads. To finish off the ornaments I tied strips of ribbon all around the ornament and added ribbon at the top in the hook for hanging.  I really love how these turned out.  So much so that they never made it on to my tree.  I hung them in a cluster in my art studio so I can see them every time I am creating.  Maybe next Christmas I’ll be ready to use them on my tree. Until then, I get to enjoy them all year-long.

Thank you for stopping by.  It’s always nice to see you. I hope you enjoy the photos below.

Laurie

Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments
Boho Artsy Ornaments

Exciting News!!!

Roben-Marie Smith 2018 Design Team

I am so excited to announce that I am part of the 2018 Design Team for Roben-Marie Smith.  I have had to keep this quiet and bite my tongue for almost 3 months and boy was that hard to do. lol  I am so inspired by Roben-Marie and very excited to be a part of her team next year.  And, I am really looking forward to working with the other wonderful and very talented ladies on the team. Pop over to Roben-Marie’s blog to meet the other team members and share in our excitement. I hope you will join me in this awesome adventure.

See you soon!

Laurie

 

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

Fabric Bead Charms

Fabric Bead Charms

Last week I made my first fabric beads.  You can see those in the previous blog post.  Of course I had to use them in some projects. I made some charms and a key chain.  I just love them.  They can hang anywhere. I plan to hang one on my purse.  I also used one of my beads on a long hat pin.  I forgot to take a photo of it but you can see it in the video and the link for the video is below.  I really enjoyed making these and I just love the way the beads I made and the other beads I used look together. I especially love the fibers on the beads I made.  I have a few other projects I am working on where I used my beads and at some point I will show them in a video and/or on my blog post. Until next time have fun creating!

Laurie

You can watch the video HERE.

Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms
Fabric Bead Charms

“Just Play” Art Journal Page

“Just Play” Art Journal Page

I named this art journal page “Just Play” because that is exactly what I wanted to do…play!  I had a few stressful days and just wanted to relax and have some fun.  I used a few paint colors, a charcoal pencil, my sharpie poster paint pen and a few other things and just went to town.  I love to paint in a sketchy, painty way that would to some people seem “messy”.  But, that’s the fun for me and it keeps me from trying to create “perfect”.  I hope you will take some time to play in your art journal and just take a break from the everyday things in life we have to deal with and escape into your own “mess”. 🙂

You can watch the video process here.

Until next time.

Laurie

“Just Play” Art Journal Page
“Just Play” Art Journal Page