Hello hello! Almost a week into October already! That’s my only problem with 31 Days…you realize just how quickly the month flies by. Today I’m in a very important hop, plus I have combined the newest StampInsanity Challenge with 31 Days. Let’s start with the hop, shall we?
It’s fun and happy, especially with Phoenix’s hand drawn “polka dots,” as he called them. I have minimal pics today, as I am working with my sister’s big, honkin’ Nikon that doesn’t have a Macro setting…so I had a tough time getting my pics in focus. But, if you click on this or my other 2 pics, you can see them bigger.
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Now, for this week’s StampInsanity challenge, we were to create anything but a card. And like I mentioned, I combined this with my 31 Days project, though it’s a subtle Halloween theme.
I wrote in my art journal, which has been sadly neglected. The big beautiful sentiment at the top is of course a StampInsanity digi. Purrfect for an art journal, no? I think I may use it anytime I need to just write a lot…and get it all out.
The page is about October, how I feel about it, and all of it’s wondrous magic. I had some magic mesh that I inked on top of all over the page in various colors, and I (finally!) got the most bee-u-ti-ful web stamps eva(!) from Basic Grey that I have seriously coveted for 3 years. You will see a couple of them stamped in brown on the page.
So yeah…it’s not overtly Halloweenie, but Halloween can be subtle! I hope you have enjoyed my offerings for today. Please be sure to visit the bloggers for the SBS hop, the rest of the Groovy Gurlz (listed in my sidebar) and the rest of the 31 Days of Halloween Wicked Bloggers (also in my sidebar). Thanks for stopping by. Have a spook-tacular day!
Gracious girl, you are busy!! I love Nix'a hand drawn polka dot border! Can you ask to custom design some for us?! Cool art journal, love all the texture!!
Lelia Pierce says
Awesome projects, doll! I love that Nix helped too! ;O)
Great projects, Alison. Your little helper made a great addition. Loved reading your journal page. I can just feel your excitement about the season. xxD
awesome projects! love your journal page!
Betty Boo! says
Awesome card, love the addition Phoenix added! I love your journal page too, so sad we only get one month of this magical month, but I am just as excited about it as you! Thank you Ali for your support and for such awesomeness!
Cool card and it does look better w/ your added touch by Phoenix!!
See ya for day 7!
Mrs Weyremaster says
Awesome Creations as always, love Nix addition to Christian's card. Your art journal is cool, love those web stamps.
Thank you for being there for Betty and Christian.
Pam Hornschu says
Fun layout on this card. Love the "polka dots"!
I love your Xander card! and your art journal….so fun!
Saweet! Fantastic card for a fantastic cause!
Laura B says
Your card is great! I love that Phoenix helped, he is so sweet! I really love your journal page, too.:)
Your layout is REALLY cute! I really love it!
luv Jane xxx
Sharon Sahl says
Your journal page is calmly beautiful and exciting to read at the same time. Very nice! And your Zander card is super.
Very cute. I love the houndstooth paper. I also love those polka dots from Phoenix!!!
Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan says
Alison… First I must say that Phoenix's added touch is perfect and touching all at the same time!!! I love your Xander Zone project!!!! As for your journal page… I am still determined to work on mine!!! (It has been neglected also!!!) I love the fact that you wrote about something that you love and just added a touch of artwork to it!!! That is really a cool concept for me as I am new to art journaling!!! Thanks for sharing all of this with me!!!
Cool card, I think the added polka dot strip just added to the awesomeness of it 🙂 Great journal page, I love all the texture. You've inspired me to get my journal out, it's been neglected as well and is buried somewhere on my stamp table.
great projects, tfs
DK Spins says
Wonderful projects Alison! Such a cute card w/Xander. And, it's always good to do some journalling. You all are so wonderful to help out Betty and Christian. Amazing how generous people are.
Lovely journal page, and I love your Zander card…Phoenix's polka dots make all the difference! 🙂
Susan's crafty chaos says
Both projects are wonderful Alison! 😀
Gosh – there's no stopping you !!! Great projects 🙂
Scrap Vamp says
All of your projects are beautiful! Love Halloween, subtle or not!
all the projects are great. love that you care so much for your friend in need
Kim Kelley says
Very cheerful card. Great colors!
wonderful! october/halloween same thing 😉 great job xander! i love phoenix's polka dots
Great offerings to the autumn gods! October is indeed magic!
I Don't Do Straignt says
I love that Phoenix gets involved with your creations 🙂 and I love the sentiment on your journal page.