Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Light Shines in the Darkness

I'm giving a workshop this Saturday on "Creative Faith Journalling". I started doing this a few years ago and it's helped me "see God" during my prayer time. He's my collaborator, my partner, my companion. Adding collage, drawings, etc. to my journalling, has enriched my time with the Lord, -I've been wanting to share about it. It's like my father and I have a scrapbook of our times together, and I can enjoy the journey again as I read my entries and look at the pictures. "Like father, like daughter"- like my Father, I enjoy creating, and I can say, "It is very good!"

BLOG CANDY UPDATE- Hand Stamped by Lacey is giving out lots of paper and flowers, stamps and buttons to celebrate 50,000 hits. Wow! Jacqui of Cat's Whiskers is giving away a stamping video, ribbons, stamps, etc. Happy Birthday! Bev's birthday candy includes a kit, crochet flowers, a punch, etc. Visit All the Things I Love to see it. Some wonderful punches and lots of other goodies are up for grabs at Papercrafts by Rach up till the 22nd of February.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Birthday Journals

Look what I've been busy with the past days- two friends of mine had birthdays and I embellished the covers of these journals for them. I used different kinds of paper and fabric- wall paper, fabric glued on paper, paper on which I encoded poems and colored with acrylic and lastly, handmade paper. I cut up the paper and fabric into flowers, leaves, and flourishes. Then I made it into a collage, attached buttons, and stamped letters. It was a lot of fun to make and I'm sure my friends will appreciate them.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here's a scrapbook page about the New Year's Day our family spent drawing. It's a great activity especially with the kids. We did mostly portraits of each other, and it's wonderful to look at the work we did that day. Robert, my brother, who is a graphic artist, shared some tips with the kids. I like using hands in my scrapbook pages, and I usually save magazine pages with hands and other body parts.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Putting the SCRAP back into Scrapbooking

I've been scrapbooking ever since I was young but I'm the type who puts the 'scrap' into the scrapbooking because I use magazine illustrations, and cut out letters, frames, words instead of buying materials! I also use vintage fabric and glue it on paper with half and half white glue and water. That makes the material easy to cut and I use this a lot for flowers and flourishes and swirls. Here's a collage picture of my dad, my son and my niece.

Of course I wouldn't be averse to using all the lovely blog candy available on the web! Here are some I'd love to win: Scrap-Creations, Imagine, Create and Inspire, and a work of HeART at Monica Zuniga's blog, and a primitive bunny at The Creator's Touch. Umm, blog candy is getting addicting!