Tuesday, January 13, 2015

3x4 Art Cards

I love making little art: inchies, twinchies, ATCs and all that. :)

A little while ago I started using 3x4 cards because it is just a SUPER convenient size.  3x4 cards and pocket pages are everywhere in craft stores right now. My mum has a 3x4 card punch so I can just punch out as much cardstock as I want and have a nice supply waiting & ready to go. Plus I'm currently using a 6x8 Sn@p album for a journal. :)

My Journal

Here's a page from my journal with some off-label use of Project Life cards. I love having the dreamy coloured background for my doodle girls!

Love Struck
Another example.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

A blank Blush card makes a nice mat for my little Zombie Audrey drawing....

..or for a creepy cute girl walking her pet monster.

And some superhero art card using paper scraps I punched out:

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Batty Girl

Saturday, November 22, 2014

October & Inktober


Last month, in addition to my daily doodles on my calender, I did the Inktober challenge. Which is basically to do an ink drawing every day for the month of October. It was fun but definitely a challenge! Next year, I think I will go the every-other-day half-marathon route.

I did them all on 2 fold-out pages. This is what I had by the end of the month:

A few of my favourites:

If you would like a closer look at the rest, they are on my facebook page

And then my October all filled out:

So yeah- definitely a LOT of doodling was done this Oct! :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Aug & Sept Calendars and Daily Doodles

In August I started doing a lot of little doodles along with the journaling for each day.  Most of them are a simplified version of my Morbid Little Girl character. I'm having a lot of fun with it. :)

Since my September calendar was all sweet & dreamy (it's my anniversary month) Morbid Little Girl got a pink-haired makeover so she'd fit in better. ;)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Finished Journal: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

This is two journals back from my current one (I know, I"m behind!! lol) covering Summer thru Christmas last year.   The title I finally settled on (right before I finished it!) was "Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?" (a T.S. Elliot quote).

It is my favourite journal cover ever. :)

The back cover blurb:

This is the first journal that I started making a lot of photo pages. But most of my favourite pages are still the ones with drawings... Here are some of them:

The little blue girl on the left side of this page is one of my favourites done by Jessica von Braun

A cheeky page... lol

Some doodles.  My crafty friend Anne sent me this lovely little book that I incorporated into my bigger journal. :)

I made a crappy little flip-thru video if you wanna see the rest of it :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bad Blogger

I have not posted in ages. Sorry 'bout that. I have had a rough few months.  I am going to try to start posting at least once or twice a month. That is my resolution for this year (I'm a teacher- so my years start in August lol)

I have lots to share:
*TWO completed journals to flip thru
*MONTHS of calendars
*TONS of doodles :)

In between posts, check out my facebook page:

Later lovelies <3

Monday, January 13, 2014

Catch Up: Nov. thru Jan

Bonjour! :)

You'd never know it from my blog, but I HAVE been keeping up with my calendars.

Here is November all finished. This was the month I started spending more time on the writing in the date squares. I had fun experimenting with different lettering & it makes the finished calendar look more.... hmm.. polished? I don't know, but I like it. :)

I evidently forgot to take a photo of my December calendar before I started filling it out. But here it is at the end of the month.

Notice how Sally's side is a mix of different colours like her dress, while Jack's is black & white & green. :)

And I have already started filling up my January, which is the first calendar in my new journal!

Oh you're wondering about the empty space between the rows?
It's because I am combining my calendar page page for this month with my photo pages.

In this journal, I started doing photo pages which usually span 1-2 weeks & they look like this:

I wanted to try to combine my calendar with my photo pages for awhile, but the pages in this journal weren't big enough.

Since my new journal is 8x12 I thought I'd try it out. :)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Making Christmas, Making Christmas!

Hello there!

So, once upon a time, for many years when I was younger, I made a whole bunch of handmade Christmas cards for all my friends. I can't quite remember the last year I did this, but I would guess it was around 10 years ago.

Well this year I decided to revive that tradition.

OH MY GOODNESS was it a lot of work!!! o.O I started 'em the first week of December & was still working on the last few right up until Christmas.

I'm glad I did it but it really was exhausting! lol

So here are some of the cards I made. I apologize if some of the photos are extra blurry- sometimes I barely finished them before I had to seal 'em up & run to the post office.

I had to make these long, skinny cards to fit the letter sized envelopes I had left after I ran out of card envelopes.  I actually like them a lot & think I will use the same shape again. :)

Some non-traditional cards:

That is only about half of the paper cards I made!

I also made some digital cards:

And a few hybrid cards (hand drawn elements incorporated into digital cards)

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inchies, Twinchies & Betwinchies

'ello! :)

These are my designated inchie, twinchie, & betwinchies pages which are now all filled up! :)
(another sign that this journal is soon to be retired..)

Most of them are quotes from shows I've been watching or lyrics from songs I've been listening to.

This page of adorable monsters I made all in one sitting. I make products with these little guys for my Etsy shop  all the time, but I realized I've never kept any for myself. So now they have their own page all to themselves. :)