ok so i have my artist on the go bag and limited supplies so i had to work with what i had on hand. i went to carlo's bakery in hoboken yesterday (you know "the cake boss"), i had to use some of the packaging from the cake boxes i took home in my book. the entire background of this page is one of the the cake box tops.
i layered in the receipt and a photo bill took of me in front of the store, added some watercolor drippage, watercolor crayon scribble around the photo and some white pen doodles to finish the page.
i will be teaming up with Northridge Publishing to be a part of a dynamic series of idea books along with a group of incredibly talented ladies. (i believe my book is slotted to hit newsstands in the fall 2012)
the books will sell on the newsstand for $17.95 individually, but when you pick up the subscription NOW at the intro price you get each issue for 65% off that price.. about over $8.
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I have even more news from my sponsors to pass along to you. My Favorite Things Stamps has a new die release that will be sure to inspire lots of creative goodness for your projects!
MFT is excited to announce their first-ever alphabet die set, By the Letters Die-namics.
The font will work with a variety of styles, and our thin steel dies cut through a wide array of materials including felt, card stock, denim, thin chipboard, canvas, patterned paper, and more. The By the Letters Die-namics die set also coordinates with our previously-released By the Numbers Die-namics.
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todays collage monday is purely about documenting. my friend debbie gave me this large vintage map page of New Jersey a while back and i new it was perfect for my collage journal about our road trip home.
all 7 of the downeys are going to be loading up in the minivan and heading towards yardville soon to stay and visit our friends and family before the holidays...C-R-A-Z-Y! i have got the clipboards ready with fun car games and will surely be packing the dramamine and lots of extra baggies for my carsick kids.
a couple weeks ago, i promised i would share the profile of my collage monday journal as it has been getting plump with creative goodness. i love the way a moleskine looks when it is filled...just makes me feel artsy knowing i filled those pages!
are you road tripping for the holidays this year? where are you headed?
As promised, I am sharing more great ideas and inspiration for the upcoming holiday season! Today, I am happy to tell you about the new kits and embellishments from one of my awesome sponsors, Hydrangea Hippo.
Hydrangea Hippo is an etsy shop curated by papercrafter & instructor Jennifer Priest. The Hippo etsy shop includes past class kits, handmade projects, and kits exclusive to the shop in addition to lots of fabulous embellishments and non-traditional findings from Jennifer's legendary treasure hunting trips. This Joyful Seasons Holiday Book kit, featuring Authentique Paper and loads of embellies, is featured in the shop this month.
Every month there is something new in the shop, including handmade seasonal items, like hand-dyed bottle brush Christmas trees. There are always new and exciting goodies in the shop to give your projects that extra special, unique flair. It's a happy crafty place!
Hydrangea Hippo's trim bundles are all trims collected during Jennifer's trips to the fashion district in LA, to her grandmother's collection of vintage fabrics, and to flea markets. Delicate lace, hand dyed cotton, jute woven trims...there's so much to choose from and each week, there's more fabulous trims added to the shop. These move fast so if you see something you like, don't delay. If we get a deal on trims, we pass that on to you! We've just added new assortments of sequin trim at killer deal prices!
Stick pins in several styles are also available in packs of 8 as well as in custom colors and in bulk. Baker's Twine, vintage book pages, shaped sequins, and anything and everything else "inspired" is included in the shop.
As a special offer to Donna's blog readers, enjoy free shipping all month from the Hydrangea Hippo etsy shop by entering code XMASDONNA at checkout.
Hydrangea Hippo is also giving away the above Farmhouse Recipe Book Kit to one lucky winner! Just leave a comment on this post before 10am and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Don’t forget to follow Hydrangea Hippo on their blog, Twitter, and Facebook to get the latest updates and news on new products.