Thursday, February 18, 2016

Messy Craftroom Contest on Instagram

I have jumped onto the Instagram band wagon finally.  I am holding a contest on Instagram only.  You need to upload a 15 second video on Instagram showing off you messy space.  Use the hashtag #PTATmess and become one of my followers on Instagram for your chance to win.  You can find me by searching that hashtag or my username jsinsley

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Huge Clearance Sale over at my Close To My Heart Shop

Hi Blogging friends...

 I just had to stop by and let you guys in on all of the goodies that are on clearance at
\Close To My Heart.  I was just over there browsing and OMG...  some things are as low as 50 cents... unbelievable.

Check it out...  50 cents and some $1.00

Head on over to my store.  Click on shop and then clearance.  There is so much more...  paper, ink, accessories, embellishments ...  too much to mention here,  You have to see if for your self.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February Stamp of the Month Birthday Card

Good afternoon everyone.  I wanted to share this cute card that I made this morning.  It features the Close To My Heart stamp of the month for this month...  it is Balloon Animals.  I think this stamp set is just the cutest.  It retails for $17.95 but when you spend $50 you can purchase this set for $5.  However, this set is only available until. the end of the month then it will be gone.

Here is a list of Products Used:

S1602 Stamp of the Month for Feb 2016
X7199B Sangria B & T Paper Pack
White Daisy Card Stock
White Daisy Card Base and Envelopes
Z1935 Epoxy Bubbles
Inks:  New England Ivy, Sapphire, Sorbet, Cocoa

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Journaling by 5's Session 2

Quick post....  this is the second session for the Journaling by 5's art journal challenge.  See my previous post for details on how it works.

Journaling By 5's Challenge Session 1

Ok, right now you are scratching your head asking "What on earth is Journaling by 5's?"  Quite simply, you create a 20 page art journal in 5 sessions.  Each session is timed at 15 minutes.  There are 10 prompts.  For each session, you have 15 minutes to complete the prompts for that session on all 20 pages.  You have about 45 seconds to spend on each page.

It was not as easy as it looked as I watched one YouTube video after another.  It forces your left brain to relax and let the right brain work.  You don't have time to plan anything.  You just do it.  This exercise is to just get something down on paper.  However, after you go through all 5 sessions, you can have free play, not timed..  this lets you go and spruce things up, add things, fix things, etc.

Here is how it goes
5 sessions
10 prompts
15 minutes
20 pages

This is the Facebook group I joined

Here is a video of my first session.  I did speed some of it up, the creating part.

Thanks for watching and look for the next session.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Watercolor Zentangle Art Journal Page

Good afternoon...

I am home right now.  I had a mishap at work this morning.  I was heading in to the building and slipped on some ice.  I twisted my back and my left knee...  ouch.  I had to fill out an accident report at work..  then head to my chiropractor.  He got my back straightened out pretty good but still hurts a little.  My knee is another story.  I may have to go see my orthopedic surgeon who did my other knee surgeries.  But anyhow, my chiropractor told me to go home and ice it plus not go to work tomorrow.  I have to go back to the doctor tomorrow afternoon.

With that said...  I organized my paints.  I put the final touch on an art journal page I did last week.  I added a stamped sentiment.

Not sure how happy I am with it.  Definitely not my best page.  But, I used my Close To My Heart Watercolor paint set using our watercolor paint brushes and painted a wash type background and then doodled or zentangled over it.  I added a little saying "Laugh as much as you breathe" from the CTMH Wavy Blooms stamp set in Cranberry ink.  The drawing was done with sharpies and Sukura Micron Pens.