31 January, 2016

Project Life 2015: Week 46-48

HI everyone! I've been immersed in art journalling this weekend and cutting my own stencils (click the Instagram or Facebook tab to see before it's published here), but I was able to film your weekly dose of Project Life. I've got almost all of November 2015 in this two page spread and I'm going to be highlighting just December in the next video or two because most of the goings on in December will be in my Road Trip album. So yes, I'm *almost* done with 2015 and then we'll move on to January. I'm sorry if it bums you out to be a bit behind from current, but I'm almost there and I'll make sure to have the PL videos up for you every week. Have a great Sunday!

28 January, 2016

2016 is Here

2016 is here and I finally have access to my website again. Big snafu with my service provider. But yeah, I'm back and I've been keeping my YouTube going too, so there's things to look at for you over there if I'm ever not posting here.

As for this year, Mike has decided that our One Little Word shall be "happiness" and I'm pretty good with that. Trying to find the happiness in any situation we're in, in the small and the large, and to encourage it in each other. I know he gets frustrated with my depression (as do I) because sometimes it's literally impossible for me to be happy. So I think it's a good idea to have it in the back of my mind to try to find happiness even in the darkest times.

I will admit that One Little Word hasn't ever really worked for us. Last year... well, last year was about "Change", or it was supposed to be, and yet we just ended up in an extended holding period which ended up with nothing. It's disheartening, and frustrating, and I think after an entire year of that maybe we *do* need to focus on happiness. Obviously change isn't going to come. Maybe we're not meant for it, I don't know, but no matter what we do, we're stuck. So maybe happiness where we are, how we are, with what we are... that's all we can hope for?

It's not all doom and gloom, of course. In this year I'm hoping that my art will continue to improve. Nearly a month in and I'm very focused and immersed in creating original works of art. Although, that might be detracting from using my extremely large collection of stamps, lol! I hope to keep my YouTube channel going too. I made 150 videos last year, that's super amazing! I never planned on that many. I hope I can get near that many this year. And I hope that I can at least refine *one* of my art skills and maybe be a bit more predictable in what I create. Consistency isn't exactly *required* in an artist, but it'd be nice for not *everything* I make to be a complete fluke or guesswork.

Anyway, this was long. I want to thank everyone for following me, continuing to support me by watching my videos, visiting this site (as well as my other social media platforms), and just generally for being you. Here's to a great 2016 for all of us!

Kit Explosion #3: Cocoa Daisy Day in the Life 1/2016

I decided, after nearly a year of looking at their website and considering over and over, that I would join Cocoa Daisy. I have horrible luck with Scrapbook kits, so I figured I would go with their Project Life kit which they call "Day in the Life". SO, officially, I now do "Life Pages" (Gossamer Blue) and "Day in the Life" (Cocoa Daisy) pages as well as scrapbook pages. This video is a look at my first Cocoa Daisy kit, the January 2016 Day in the Life kit, so you can see if it's something you'd like too. Thanks for watching!

27 January, 2016

Layout Explosion #48: 2015 Birthday 2 Process and Layout

Hello, everyone! Here I have the second part of my 2015 birthday layouts. I used scraps from the last layout, as well as Pretty Little Studio's Sand Castle paper. One of the things I like about my birthday is the birthday dinners we go on. This time my parents took me to lunch at a noodle bar and got me a lemon meringue pie instead of a cake. It was awesome. I hope you like the layout, and the video!

21 January, 2016

Layout Explosion #47: 2015 Birthday #1 Process and Layout

Hi,everyone! I'm going to do my best and keep the website up to date when I post things on my YouTube channel (as well as having original content here too) so here's the first layout of 2016! Yay! I used papers from Pretty Little Studio for this layout because I think that the green from the wall behind me in the photo inspired me. I love this Treasure Island collection, it's so fun to work with. I hope you like the layout and enjoy watching the video.