Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween



Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween!

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Concert




Wow, October has been good to me this year! First the concert earlier this month at the Hollywood Bowl (saw 30 Seconds to Mars) and then last night at the Fonda (Cocorosie). I'm hoping for more concerts!

xo
Alicia

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Link Love

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Something I needed this week.
Stencil Love from Kelly Kilmer. And more of her Journal Evolution.
Some Art Journal Inspiration from: Balzer Designs, Roben-Marie also this one,, Kelly Kilmer, Geninne, Caatje's blog, Rae Missigman, and Alisa Burke,
My Paper Crane shares her 2013 Halloween Mixer.
Make your Own Envelope Mini Album from RuKristin Papercrafts. Love this!
Heart Handmade rounded-up 10 Halloween Tutorials.
Bebe Butler shares her Favorite Art Journal Book on the planet.
LaWhimsy's Word Nerd post.



Have a Splendid Weekend

xo
Alicia


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Right Brain Planner Tip Ins



I really love using my Right Brain Planner as an added tip-in for my art journal. They add interest and fun spaces to gather words. Some times they are my words, other times they are someone else's. They also allow for doodling and adding color. These of course are still works in progress.
Seeing these pages in there make my happy.

I'm also wondering what else I'd might like to add as a tip in. Postcards? I think so.
Do you use tip ins?

I'm off to crochet a last minute gift. Till tomorrow

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Journal Love

I've shared this before but here it is finally finished, journaling done.
The last two weeks I've journaled more often than I have in the last year. It's been great to get some of those ideas, feelings and crap outta my head. 



This is a tip in I added to my journal. It's a page from the Right Brain Planner that I doodled on and added secret messages for myself on the back.
I'm off to go do some more journaling. Till tomorrow.
 
xo
Alicia

Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Link Love

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How to Make Windows and Doors in Your Art Journal from Marcia Beckett.
Art Journal Inspiration from around the Net: Julie Balzer, Traci Bautista, Gelli Print Goodness from Julie Balzer, and Roben-Marie.
Kelly Kilmer shares glimpse of her Art Journal Growth: 1st post, 2nd post, 3rd post,
This Autumn post.
Heart Handmade UK shares a few great Autumn and Halloween Tutorials.
Make yourself some Pretty Pumpkins ala Pam Garrison.
Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.


Have a Splendid Weekend

xo
Alicia

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Playing with Paint



I love how these turned out. The last two are missing some journaling I just wasn't sure what words I wanted to place there.
Now all I want to do it make maybe even buy more stencils and play with paint.

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stencils are Done

Woo Hoo! I finally got around to finishing that stencil I started a few weeks ago. I found the images online and traced them onto binder dividers from the dollar store.
Then I made another. This one was tricky. I actually cut out the center piece accidently. But I was able to kinda cut tape it back together.
This one was an experiment that someone had mentioned on Pinterest I believe. I printed out the image and then covered with contact paper on both sides.
 
Come back tomorrow and I'll show you how they turned out.
 
xo
Alicia

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

30 Seconds to Mars


I went to the Hollywood Bowl this past Saturday to see this amazing band. Great night! I wish I could say that I took a ton of pictures but I was too in the moment, singing, dancing, etc.


This was all I got. Lol

xo Alicia

Monday, October 14, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Link Love

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A free Zig-Zag Crochet pattern, if you're looking for one.
Art Journal Inspiration from: Besottment, Daisy Yellow, Marcia Beckett, Roben-Marie, and Bebe.
A Reminder for those that create.
Make it Mondays from Punk Projects. There's a Fox Hat crochet pattern, it's the cutest!
Make you own Stitched Hand Painted Papers.
Balzer Designs shared some Good Ideas. i.e. printing on post-its
Love this idea of Painted Clipboards.
Word Nerd post.

Have a Splendid Weekend!
xo
Alicia

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pretty Crochet Cowl Done

 
This was such a quick, easy and pretty project, that all I want to do is make more!
I found the pattern over on Aesthetic Nest and just got around to making it.
I also want to try this stitch using a thicker yarn.


 
I love this pattern so much I started another last night and finished it. But there was no time to take a proper picture. Hopefully later today I'll photograph these in some natural light.
I think these cowls make perfect for a last minute gifts/stocking stuffers.
 
xo
Alicia

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Current Crochet Project



I'm working on a cowl right now. Because I still haven't gone out to get the yarn I need to finish the cardigan. Ugh... Plus this week/weekend will still be to crazy to over to the yarn store. So I'll just have to crochet whatever quick crochet projects that I have yarn on hand for.

Also I totally gave up on the hat I was having issues with last week. I swear I made that thing about four times! The only solution I can think of would be thicker yarn. But that will have to wait.

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Link Love

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Some Art Journal Inspiration from: Catherine Scanlon, Maria Beckett, Raemissigman, Just Add Glitter,and Alisa Burke.
Pumpkin Inspiration just in time for Fall.
DIY Round-up from Punk Projects.
Make Your Own Pom Pom Pumpkins.
Cute Matryoshka Doll Printable Garland.
These Spooky Halloween Girls from Talk to the Trees. They're cute!
An Art Journal download from Besottment by Paper Relics.
Printable Gnome Garland from Little Dear Tracks.
5 Easy DIY Projects from Heart Handmade UK.
Word Nerd post from LaWhimsy.

Have a Splendid Weekend!
xo
Alicia

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Serenity Now!

 
I'm trying to not pull my hair out over here. I haven't been able to finish the cardigan that's almost finished because life has gotten in the way. So I haven't been able to get to the yarn store.
Then because I have itchy fingers that want to keep crocheting, I started another piece. Ugh... so impatient sometimes. A pretty easy piece that I had enough scrap yarn to give it a go. I've worked the pattern twice so far. Each time I've worked the pattern it has come out too small!
Okay I'm gonna go check out if there are any corrections, suggests, similar issues out there before I throw in the towel for today.
See you tomorrow.
xo
Alicia

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October Goals


I can't believe it's October already! Time really seems to be flying on by.
I looked over my goals from last month to help me set this month's goals.

* I still need to read the books on my nightstand. I haven't picked up Under the Dome since the         beginning of last month.

* Continue de-cluttering. There are clothes that no longer fit. I've hesitated putting these things the       give away box. I know there are more things to get rid of!

* Continue working on my crochet projects. Two down! A few more to go.

* Bind all the signatures I put together for junk journals. There are at least 10 journals worth sitting      there.

The sleep pattern goal from last month is definitely getting better! Not where I wanted it to be but almost there.

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, October 1, 2013