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Art Journaling Month

It’s Art Journaling Month and the Design Team from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is spending the whole month showing how they create from start to finish! This was a SUPER challenging month for me. 1) I’m no art-journalist. 2) My dog smashed my computer. 3) My internet has been TERRIBLE. Did I mention I never Art Journal? LOL!




During Week 1, I created a Mood Board (Pic Monkey) with some photo, color, and product inspiration! I knew I wanted to make my journal about our trip back home for Spring Break! Everyone used the Square Journal Boards! You can read more about WEEK 1 HERE.


I also decided to create the cover! I’ve actually started over since photographing this, but it’s the same general concept:


You can see that I used the Gelatos© BRIGHTS, Whipped Spackle, Chalkboard Paint, and the Mixed Media Stencils to create the cover!



For WEEK 2, we created the foundation for our Art Journals using Stampendous Stamps & incorporating some sort of Chalk Board Paint Art! I hand-painted my titles and then added PITT Pastel Pencil accents on top! I also did some stamping using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens & even stamped into some Whipped Spackle. The biggest task was adding all my pictures via Gel Medium Transfer! You can see more about that in my Video Tutorial! Read more about WEEK 2 HERE.



Video Tutorial:




WEEK 3 is all about embellishing! I incorporated 7 different techniques using the Stamper’s Big White Pen, PITT Artist Pens, and Paper Crafter Crayons™! You can see I added some bits of Washi Tape as well! Read more about WEEK 3 HERE!


I even made another Video Tutorial for you:

Soooo, what do you think?

This was QUITE the challenge for me, but I had a blast every step of the way! Check out the Design Memory Craft Blog for the final week of Art Journaling Month! We mailed our journals to HQ so that they can put them together in a fun creative way!

Thanks for stopping by,



NEW Video Tutorial: Texture Gems Techniques!


Good Morning Blogosphere!!

I have a NEW Video Tutorial up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog!!! YAYYYY! I’ll be show you a NEW product, the Texture Gems Ice Liner, and various ways to use it!

Check it out HERE!

In other news, I was hit by a double-whammy this weekend…the stomach fly AND an upper respiratory infection, yuck! Any advice? Any cure-alls? Do tell 😉

Thanks for stopping by,



30 Days of Lists: My Approach



So, you might be thinking…

What is 30 Days of Lists?

To sum it up, not everyone has a way to journal or scrapbook every day. But, they may find that they have just enough time to create a list. 30 Days of Lists brings you daily prompts to get started. Then, you just list your response! You can choose to list in a beautiful art journal or on a collection of post-its- it’s what you want it to be! Or, simply what you have time for it to be! They have a self-paced edition for just $5!


So here’s my approach…

I usually sketch my design work in these Strathmore Watercolor notebooks. I LOVE that the paper can stand up to any and all mediums and that they’re spiral-bound, meaning no idea gets lost.  To incorporate my sketchbook, I decided to print out Project Life journaling cards (Seafoam Edition) that match my Project Life: Deployment Edition scrapbook, and adhere them to the inside of the blank journal with washi tape. Every evening, I dedicate 15 minutes or so to creating a mixed-media something or another on a page & then I add the prompt card of that day with my list on it! Eventually, I’ll incorporate the journaling cards with my Project Life scrapbook :) AND, I’ll have an awesome art journal to add to afterward too! Nothing a little Gesso can’t fix 😉

Here are some of my pages:

I am a lister because...

I am a lister because…

About Me

About Me

This Sunday I will-(or won't get to).

This Sunday I will-(or won’t get to).

This month I will-

This month I will-

My Talents

My Talents

In my bag!

In my bag!

Comfort Foods

Comfort Foods

As you can see, the color scheme has remained the same. I’m using the new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 50’s Diner Gelatos! I’ve also incorporated some stamping using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens because they don’t get muddled with the different mediums.

Are you a lister? What’s your approach? I’d love to see!