Saturday, September 8, 2012

saturday special - september 8

Here we are full into September. The kids are excited to be back at school while we are settling into a homework routine. Scout meetings starts next week. Yup, it's fall!

I found quite a few great posts and projects that I had to share with you.

1. Nicole Seitler has a great post on art journalling on a budget. Nice tips here!

2. May Flaum made a great card for a challenge by Simon Says Stamp and Show. Lots of great stamping techniques to love. 
Photo credit: May Flaum
3. Great straw badges from Amy Peterman at Fancy Pants.
Photo credit: Amy Peterman (MIss Fancy Pants)
4. I haven't touched my first art journal since the Anna Dabrowska class in July. But I'm planning to try using Dylusions, stamping with water, and applying gesso to a stencil. Nathalie Kelbach has a fantstic post on gesso. Love the texture on this page.
Photo credit: Nathalie Kelbach (Nathalie's Studio)
 5. Pantone announced colour trends for Spring 2013. Anything with purple in it is good for me, but I am drawn to Grayed Shade, Monaco Blue and Nectarine. Which are your favourties?
Pantone Spring 2013 color forecast

6. Summer Fullerton made this super cute Hallowe'en card using Jillibean Soup.
Photo credit: Summer Fullerton (so there i was...)
 7. I love the layering and distressing on this beautiful layout by Mandysea. 
Photo credit: Mandysea (A Teacup of Scrapisms)

 8. As much as I love Tim Holtz I haven't really been following the 12 Tas of 201. But I really love how he transformed foil tape to make it look like metal. So cool! The instructions are wonderful too.
Photo caption: Tim Holtz
 I hope you have a great week!


  1. loved the article on art journalling on a's so true that most of us do have the materials at home.i've used quite a few things from my son,
    thanks again for starting my Sat off right!