Sunday, February 28, 2016

I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it!!!

Hi friends!  I'm super excited today cuz I finally get to make this announcement!

I'm going to be part of Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Squad!!!

Nat and I became friends back in 2007, through the Scrapping The Music challenge blog; and I have been following her awesome work ever since.  Nat teaches all over the world now, and has her own line of stencils and stamps, which we, as her creative squad, will be using to create fun projects to share with you!

Starting in March, we will be taking turns posting on Nat's blog every Tuesday.  When it's my turn to post on the blog I will always remind you here and provide a link.

In the meantime, I've just started playing with all of the fun new goodies!  No finished projects yet, but here's a sneak peek...

Nat has a post up today that announces us and tells all about what we will be doing!  I'd love it if you check it out!  Click here to go to the post.

As always - thanks so much for visiting, and for your supportive comments!  They mean a lot to me!  Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Musical Mantras: Shine...

Hi friends!  I finished my last January Artfully Inspired Life page, and I love how it turned out! The idea for the class was to do your journaling for the month on this last spread, but since I'm focusing on a music theme, I chose to do lyrics that included my word for the month - "Shine..."

Part of the fun of putting together this page, was finding all of my favorite songs with "shine" in them!  I can hear the tunes in my head when I look at this page, can you?  :)

Here's an AWESOME live version of The Remedy by Jason Mraz (where the first lyric comes from).  I was listening to it this morning and felt so inspired by it!  I think I am going to make a whole journal page with these words...

What do you think?  Isn't that a cool version?  I love the guy that harmonizes with him, and the way he slows way down for the chorus at the end, and well, just all of it! 

Anyhoo,  just in case you're in the mood, here's a link to my youtube playlist that's got all of these "shine" songs for January...

Musical Mantras for January - "Shine"

Thanks for visiting me today!  I wish you a super-duper Sunday!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Imagine Monthly...

Hi friends!  I'm taking a class by a teacher that is brand new to me, and wowza I am having a blast!  The class is called "Imagine Monthly," and the teacher's name is Paivi Eerola.

Paivi is teaching us that if you put tons of really simple things together, you get something luxurious.  It takes the pressure off, and makes the creative process stress-free and so so fun!  We get one lesson per month, for six months.  Here's what I've made so far...

I call this one "Earth Goddess..."

and I named this one "Secret Garden."

I can't wait to see what we are going to learn in March!

You can still sign up if you want to - click here to find out more about "Imagine Monthly."

I love Paivi's teaching style.  She's very kind and encouraging, and oh so talented! Paivi has another class coming up later this month called Inspirational Drawing.  I'm thinking I need to take that one too!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful Sunday, my friends!