I came home from CHA with a renewed creative spirit.  Being among all those creative people and the latest and greatest products woke somethng up in me and I knew this weekend I needed to hit my art journal.  I realized that my voice that includes the love for my journals, gratitude journals and Daily Aspirations is something that people will listen to!  My little artist voice has a message and I wanted to return right back to my journal and get some ideas down.  I shared this page step by step last week and had a few emails about  my materials list so here it is:


  • Adhesives:  Helmar 450 Quick Dry & Liquid Scap Dots
  • Punches:  Marvy Uchida
  • Inks:  Marvy Uchida Heritage
  • Mists:  Tattered Angels
  • Templates: Crafter's Workshop
  • Paints:  DecoArt
  • Stamp:  Catslife Press
  • Charcoal Pencil


For this next page I saw this saying and just knew I had to use it in my art journal and fast!!


  • Adheisves:  Helmar 450 Quick Dry & Liquid Scrap Dots
  • Inks: Marvy Uchida Heritage
  • Paints: DecoArt
  • Lace & Flowers:  Prima
  • Stamps:  Unity
  • Indian Ink:  Winsor Newton

This was a quick and easy page and I just loved the creative process!  I also came home to emails from those sharing their projects that I inspired them in some little way!  That always feels great!  Like this one from Dawn:

"Just wanted to THANK YOU for always inspiring and letting us into your life through your art and products and projects.  Blessings to you" ~Dawn L.


Thank you Dawn!  Means so much!   It has been so long since I just created for me and it just felt so good. Many of these ideas are heading to canvas! 


"You can find inspiration from others but determination is solely your responsibility." – Dodinsky