This past weekend I got my fingers inky and gluey and that is just fine by me.  It felt great to create pages in my Inspiration Journal!  So many people are joining me in this so it has so much meaning for me. For me this is more than creating pages but it is creating pages from my heart and trying new techniques.  I had fun with this one because I love working with butterflies. I was fortunate to see Jaime from The Crafter's Workshop at Inspired and she gave me some of their great templates to play with (they also are a Helmar preferred vendor and supplied templates for my whole design team!). This template (Butterfly Ballet) provided the inspiration for my page:

This is a very simple page but I love that with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots the butterflies are dimensional and flying around my page:


  • Helmar: Liquid Scrap Dots & 450 Quick Dry
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton
  • Ink: Marvy Heritage
  • Mists:  Tattered Angels
  • Template: The Crafter's Workshop
  • Punch:  Marvy

This leap of inspiration has brought so many great projects into my mailbox from you guys!  So loving that!  Here are some to share:

"Morning Tracy – Here is a page I did yesterday.  I used some mixed media techniques as well as punched book paper flowers and a tag with a quote on it.  I love playing with paint, ink and stamps. I even doodled.  All of the pages you have been sharing are so inspiring!! Thanks for all you do." ~ Jean Marmo

And from Sandee Allen which is so fitting this week!

"Hi Tracy, ::sigh:: this was harder than you can ever imagine, and it has taken me forever to come up with a twist that I felt I could deal with." ~ Sandee Allen



Thank you so much everyone for sharing your pages!  Loving all the creativity and I feel a giveaway in the near future…….how about some Helmar goodness to glue those Inspiration Pages?


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou