Remains of the Day Journal

Altered Dictionary "Life's Blessings"


I worked all day getting caught up on an Art Journal RR I am in. We lost one of our participants, due to an injury, so I just got the book I should have gotten a month ago. But it's been fun working on it. I am working in Kim's journal and she made her own with heavy watercolor paper. So it is very nice to work with. I wish I would have made mine now. But I didn't. Hopefully everyone can work in it ok.

This is today's page. I decided I would use a postcard from my vintage collection in each person's book. This postcard had on the back: To Allen, From Grace, August 14, 1912. I worked on the backgrounds for the rest of the 10 days, so I can just journal and add a little bit during the week.


Thank You All

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I didn't know so many of you had commented.
I am having a blast doing this and it really has helped to keep me focused on getting into my art room and getting things done!!
I am headed up now to get 3 ATC's created for Stephanie at
We are trading 3 for 3 butterfly cards. I love her digital art. I'm not that great at the digital stuff yet. But then again I work on a computer all day, so it's good to get away from it when doing my art.
I think we are in for some big storms tonight. Time to turn off the computer and head upstairs.
I'll post my cards before I send them.


What I finished this Saturday . . .

I had to remove the finished project from it's picture frame. No easy task. Then it didn't really fit the scanner, but I finally got a good scan. It's pictured larger below. This is the other project I am offer on June 27th. Again size is your decision. The stamped image is just about 1 1/4 " square. So depending on your name, you have flexibility with the size. I also found picture frames at Family Dollar, some are even marked down 1/2 price.

I am also posting my decoupage project I finished this weekend using Basic Gray paper from Hobby lobby 1/2 price this week!! I have loved this saying since seeing it down in NC at Kirkland's. And I love these colors, so it made for a fun project. The paper bubbled a little, so I'll have to work on that. I have a map of Monhegan Island, ME and the coast that I want to get done. But we don't have water right now. Spring is acting up. Greg is laid up with his back, so I am hoping a friend will be over sometime this weekend to help me figure this problem out.

Beautiful Day outside, they don't get much better. On my way out to try and enjoy it a little!


Heritage Tag Picture

I finished this project tonight.

I used CTMH paper pack called "Notebook" for background and tags. Also for some of the embellishments. Mine is 10.5 x 12. I removed the glass, since the project has dimension to it.
There is another picture of frame below posts.
I will be offering this as a workshop at the Marne Crop on June 27th. We will begin at 1pm. The cost is $5.00 and the purchase of a level 2 paper pack, of your choice, by June 12th. Then find a picture frame. (I found mine at a garage sale)Remember paper is 12x12, you can go bigger if you want to piece paper together. Which can be done. Just depends how much you want to do. I will provide tag punch and some additional embellishments, such as, buttons, eyelets, ribbon, etc. Each person should bring there own tool kit which should include: adhesive, scissors, eyelet setter and protective pad to set eyelets.
I will also have a simplier project on hand that I will post a picture of next week. It would again call for a paper pack, frame & $5.00. Not so much embellishment though. I would supply the stamp set and ink.
Let me know if you have any questions by email or phone. or 828-3921.

Back to Work

I was exhausted after my first day back. I was amazed how much I had forgotten how to do in just 3 months. But it's all coming back. It's just the sitting for 8 hours a day. Blah!
It stormed bad here last night, and I was up off & on all night. I think I'll climb back in bed and try to get another hour. It's going to be a long day . . .
I have to get my new project done, so I can scan it and send my CTMH newsletter out.
Tonight after work!