Monday, July 16, 2012

Cheerful Stamp Pad & TOFF

Life can just be so funny sometimes.  After feeling kind of down the other day, I got a random e-mail from one of my favorite aunts.  I haven't talked to many people in my family over the past year, so it was an unexpected surprise.  Made me feel really good, actually.  Sometimes it really is the little things that make a big difference.

My first project today is an art journal page for our reminder post at:

 I have been checking out thrift stores for old books that I can alter, turn into journals, etc.  This page was my first page in one of the books I found recently, here it is:

My next project is a tag for:

The Octopode Factory:  Tags

Now when you turn an old book into an art journal, you have to pull out half of the pages from the book (because you make your pages thicker by adding stuff to them, so you have more room if you do this).  One of the things I do with my ripped-out pages is to recycle them, of course!  I use them as background papers and in this case, I printed directly onto the text paper and colored my image in.  I used Paddington Bear because my son had a Paddington Bear that did not leave his side when he was little.  :)  Memories.
Have a great week, friends.  Peace.


  1. Jenn I love your Silhouette inspiration for this week!!!! And what a gorgeous Paddington Bear tag - another gorgeous Octopode image!!

  2. i love using old text, this is fab. love how you've printed directly onto the book page. thanks for playing

  3. Love your silhouette on the book page - beautiful and ethereal. Sorry I've been so lax getting round the Cheerful Stamp Pad DT - loved all your work on the site.
    Alison x