Sunday, November 21, 2010

Finished Journal Pages

I was able to get in some journaling while snowed in this weekend and finished the first spread in my "All Things Lovely" journal as well as the second spread.

I added more color to the second page and some fun doodles as well.

The second spread is all about my being a Girlie-girl in an All Boy household...

Which also allowed me to try out another whimsical girl ~ don't you just love her big eyes!

Well, I hope you all had an absolutely lovely weekend. We were able to put up the Christmas tree and now we have to find the rest of the decorations which none of us seem to be able to find! Yikes!

Christmas Tradition Sharing: Every year when we put up the Christmas decorations we stop at the grocery store first and pick up two very important things...

Eggnog and mandarin oranges!

While we put up the Christmas tree we have always watched "White Christmas"... now that my boys are older and they have watched it now for 13 and 15 years in a row... we re-negotiated the Christmas terms and watched "Elf" then after we were finished decorating I went into my bedroom and watched "White Christmas"! My hubbub stayed for the first half hour ~ Christmas just isn't Christmas without "White Christmas"! (wow, I used Christmas 7 times in this paragraph, now eight!!! LOL)

Do you have any Christmas Decorating traditions in your family? I would love to hear about them.

Wishing you a very warm and lovely week with many hugs and blessings ~ and as always... Happy Creating!


Dawn said...

WOW! The work in your journal is amazing, thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous post Kelly! Beautiful art..super beautiful and inspiring!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kelly,'
Wow, So many neat pictures in your Girly Journal.
I too live in a home full of men!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kelly,'
Wow, So many neat pictures in your Girly Journal.
I too live in a home full of men!

Ansota said...

Hi Kelly,

Beautiful pages! Very creative and beautiful colors!
Take care :)

Janet Ghio said...

Love the book you are making Kelly!!

Ophelia said...

These are so awesome!!!

Healing Woman said...

The one at the top is my favorite. I love how you have blended the rich colors together on her face in a zentangle type look. At first I thought the background was a quilt! It has that piecework look that is so textured and beautiful. Great job on these pages.

Diane said...

Well, will you just look at what you've created--I'm smiling!!! :D
And talk about family Christmas traditions!! It's become almost ridiculous how many we have from when my kids were very small and still do today, even though they're in their 30's and 20's--it's special for all of us!

Nancy said...

What great journal pages.....the colors and detail is awesome....

You've got it going on girl.......

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I, too, am the only girl in my all boy household! Now that the boys have moved out on their own, the scale is more balanced - at least that's what I allow hubby to believe! LOL We all know the truth - " if mama ain't happy, ain't NObody happy!" Your images are darling. Hugs, sweetie!

Debbie said...

Wow! All that in 1 weekend and the journal pages all look so good! What fun Christmas traditions you have in your family! Have a great week!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love your girly pages Kelly, I too am the only girl in a family of boys so I know how you feel. I do love the big eyes of your whimsical girl.
I try to have Christmas traditions but the last few years they went off the rails so this year I am determined to get us back on track. I love making a night of us all putting the tree up and decorating it.

Joann Castrillo said...

I enjoyed reading your latest post, Kelly, and I totally loved reading about your wonderful christmas tradition. The journal is just divine! I adore the "Girlie Girl" entry and the colors are just stunning and beautiful. Thank you for continuing to inspire us and making us smile! Blessings!

Donna said...

Hi Kelly, I love your 'girlie girl' journal pages! Your art really is so unique and beautiful. :o) I just can't get over how much I REALLY like your whimsical style of painting.

We always do eggnog and almond bark coated candy (Pretzles, Captain Crunch and Honeycomb cereals all covered in almond bark.) We will be hanging lights and decorating on the day after Thanksgiving. We hate to decorate until we have officially celebrated that holiday because it's so important to us.

I just love White Christmas! Our family watches it off and on several times a year. We love the music and dancing.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for the sweet comments and encouragement:o) Have a great holiday..and thanks so much for making the world a more beautiful place with your fabulous art!

Donna @ Comin' Home

Emakesart said...

Lovely journal pages, Kelly. Your whimsical girl is such a cutie! Can't believe Christmas time is right around the corner...my how time passes!


Lorraine said...

love your bright journal page. We dont put decorations up till first week in december and then its great finding all the handmade decorations my sons have made over the years. I let them decorate the tree so its never pefect but its more fun that way and we have lots of xmas songs as my husband is in the choir so is always practising