Wednesday, July 31, 2013


My desk is not much different from last week except it has been cleaned up, dirtied up, and is now in the throes of getting messed up again.  Check out Stamping Ground and Julia will give you the deets about the WOYWW!  

This time I am making a monochromatic journal page for a group I belong to and I seem to be stuck as to where I go next!!!
It is hard to see the stars on the top half of the page but I used Dylusions in and then coarse modeling paste with a stencil.  I love the way the paste picks up the color of the Dylusions inks when used over the top of the ink.  Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the page and stay monochromatic.... any ideas?

Last week was my birthday and DH took me out to supper and to see a movie...RED2...loved it.  I really liked Red with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, and this time they added in Catherine Zeta Jones and Antony Hopkins.  DS is in boot camp...sort of for officers training to become a Warrant Officer so I didn't hear from him but DDIL called and wished me a happy day. DD is out of town in Pennsylvania at a medieval reenactment encampment so it was a quiet day but fun day.  DD did send these pretty and she knows I love purple!  I taught a class at the scrapbook store and had a good time. 
For those of you interested in what the baby book looked like finished here are some pictures of the book. Graphic 45 Little Darlings papers, 6x6 BoBunny chipboard book. 

The babes name is Daniel Thomas Dawson III or v 3.0

I needed some place to put the birth information and when I typed it up and it came out looking like an angel I just added and played with it!  Pages with spots to enter 'firsts' etc in the pocket

This page has a place for a large photo

several mats to hold 3.5 x5 " pictures.  All the mats in this book are approx that size or smaller

More photos

I loved this color and print hope Mom and Dad don't mind the organgy pink in a boys baby book.

Last pages have a cabinet card style photo mat.  I really like the way it turned out!
The doors open!
Okay that is it for me I am off to skip around the blogs.  Have a great week! 


  1. Hi Vicki love the colour on that page. Gorgeous flowers belated greetings for your birthday. The baby book is absolutely gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

  2. Hi Vicki Some lovely projects you have this week. I am a blue girl and so I love your AJ page so far. You baby book is gorgeous, It looks a bit like a smash book. I am sure the proud parents will love it.
    Have a happy week
    Hugs Lynda B #43

  3. Your new art journal page is coming along. I guess with the stars there it just reminds me of Outer Space or a night sky. Brigita #91

  4. Super page as to where to go with it, well it reminds me of a sky all twinkle and space. Take care my friend, stay cool. Zo xx 77

  5. Oh Red2 will look forward to that one, its not here yet in Australia.. I do love Bruce Willis his movies are always good. Love your book it looks so great and perfect little pages in it so pretty. Love the twinkle on your blue page.
    Happy WOYWW
    Sandy :) #13

  6. Belated Birthday wishes, beautiful floral arrangement and wonderful baby book. Be well~ Carole

  7. Oh Vicki, that baby book is adorable!! Love the journal page color, and I like the way the paste picks up the ink colors too.
    Krisha #108

  8. Hi Vicky! Hapy Belated Birthday! Love your blue page, such a great colour. Like you I have a project I can't decided where to go next with - so I think I'm going to put it aside now, it's just not going to happen today!! Lots of great projects on your desk, Happy WOYWW Cindy #45

  9. Hello Vicky.
    What a lovely book. You have put so much hard work and effort into producing something really gorgeous. Well done.
    Belated happy birthday wishes.
    Have a good week.
    Margaret #9

  10. Hope you had a great birthday - lots of fab things to snoop today! x Jo #11

  11. Hi Vickie your baby book is so sweet, those Graphic 45 pages are beautiful aren't they. What a fabulous keepsake for baby Daniel and his Mum and Dad. Good luck with your journal page - I often get stuck at the stage you're at, but I sleep on it and sometimes inspiration strikes. Have a great week. MMx #42

  12. First, Happy Belated Birthday. That's a beautiful book. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  13. Happy Birthday, belatedly Vickie. Glad you had a fab day. Love the post- the baby book is gorgeous, as were your flowers.Love the colour of your page, that blue is stunning. Hope you get your head around what to do with it, maybe stamping over the top in the same colour? Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xx #22

  14. Sure it will make a great journal page, sorry no idea's of what next. happy birthday for last week. Love your purple flowers.

    Lynda #59

  15. Gorgeous flowers! Such a huge amount of work in your baby book hope the parents loved it! Happy belated birthday! Ali #102

  16. Belated Happy Birthday. The flowers are gorgeous.
    I love the baby book but I have no suggestions for the blue page. I can't get into the Atr Journal thing at all. kate x #18

  17. That baby book is just wonderful, I'm sure the parents will love it. Your flowers are lovely and your Copic storage is drool-worthy. :-)

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #110

  18. Wow, Vickie. I missed your birthday. Happy belated. Sounds like you had a lot of fun, though.

    That book is unbelievable. I need a baby shower gift, and this is perfect. I love it. Although I don't have any of that fabulous paper, I now have an idea for a book. You have inspired me.

    Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

  19. Happy birthday and what a lot of fun you seem to be having with your journal page. The baby book is gorgeous.
    Sandra @69

  20. Dylusions are such a vibrant colour scheme, I love it and what you have done. Gorgeous bunch of flowers
    Bridget #63

  21. Hey Vickie! That is a beautiful page! I love the colors of blue! And some pretty flowers too. Along with a darling baby book. Happy Birthday too!!!! Have a great rest of the WOYWW week! Hugs, Rasz #142

  22. Wow gorgeous flowers and your baby book is just darling. I am loving your journal page background. My thought for what to add would be to perhaps turn the bottom right corner where it is like a litle half circle into a planet or the moon and maybe add some more smaller and brighter stars. You could then look for a quote about stars, wishes and dreams and maybe in the planet space record yours. Hope you have a great week! A very late but Happy WOYWW! Danie #25

  23. happy happy returns V, a meal and a movie is a spot on night out for me. lovely flowers too, what a nice treat. eally like the page, to me its now crying out for something in silhouette, but is that frightfully predictable?!!

  24. Belated Birthday Greetings, so sorry I missed it and I would of sent a card too. Mind you I could still do that if you send me your snail mail addy. Beautiful flowers. Love the baby book Graphic 45 is such a stunning collection of papers.

    Belated WOYWW Greetins, been a bad work week.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda


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