Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I'm a Dreamer

I am very aware that I'm a dreamer. I'm constantly living in a state of visualizing my future or dreaming up ideals of scenarios that could or should happen. It's part of who I am. In the past, it was an escape. Now, I use it to catapult myself and launch into stepping out and making those dreams reality. 

It can be lots of fun.

It can be extremely frustrating.

But, it's me and I've learned to embrace it and value it.

I really wanted to use this kit to it's full potential. When I saw the patterns from the Pinkfresh Studio papers, I loved all the movement. It reminded me of my dreams and how random and chaotic they can be. But, strangely enough, in the midst of that chaos, there is order too.

I grabbed the paper with the large lines and used that for the backdrop. Sure, it adds a bit of chaos but, to me, lines symbolize stability and direction. Then, I added the layer of circles. I cut strips of them from the pattern paper to layer behind my photo. Circles remind me of bubbles and bouncy balls. They are all over the place. But, someone usually catches one. Right? The same with my dreams... and how I make them reality.

Stars were a fun element to bring into this page. Something I've really grabbed onto is that my dreams are part of who I am. And I've gained confidence in myself so, the natural thing to do is SHINE. (Hey! Like our kit last month!) Plus, don't you think of the stars and the moon and all kinds of dreamy nightscapes when it comes to the theme of DREAM? 

So, am I livin' the dream right now? I think I'm living a dream that I couldn't have come up with on my own. My life is pretty awesome right now and I'm enjoying every minute of it. It far exceeds my dreams. 

Grab an August LIVE YOUR DREAM kit, from Inside Out Visual Journaling, today! Explore and express your inner thoughts, dreams, hopes, desires and loves. It's easy. It's amazing. It's healing. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mels Summer Livin

Hello everyone!

August is here and I am officially half way through summer. I made it a point to make some meaningful memories this year. When an opportunity came up, I wanted to jump at it. I didn't want to wait for a friend to bring it up. This included organizing nights out on the town, taking a vacation, having plans during a holiday and other things like picnic at the park, attending festivals, the fair and outdoor movie nights. 

So far, it's been a great Summer! One that has included flying to visit family (people I haven't seen in 30 years!), celebrating the 4th with a mix of new and old friends and celebrating one year being back in my hometown with some good food and brew. Needless to say, this Summer has been amazing and it's not over yet!

I created a page documenting a few special photos I had on Instagram. 

I used papers and a few elements from the Summertime collection by October Afternoon. I also threw in some wood veneer stars (Studio Calico), Alpha (blue: Elle's Studio and script: Websters Pages), enamel dot (Bella Blvd) and a doily (Doodlebug). I also added some mist (a mix of Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels and Imagine Crafts. 

I love texture and layering and there is a plenty of that on this page! 

Thanks for swinging by today! 

Now, go make yourself some beautiful Summer memories!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Life Is Sweet

It's time to share a card! 

I sure need to get back on my blogging game, that is for sure. I need to create more so I have things to share, too. 

So, here is a card! I used the 6x6 paper pad from the Open Book collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. I loved the sheet of paper with the little houses. I envisioned using one of the colored houses on top and then, this card began to take shape.

After a few little details (bling, enamel dots and wood veneer), the card was complete. A cute little scene and I think this card would be perfect to give at a house warming or anniversary, etc.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basic, Papers: Crate Paper, Wood Veneer: (sentiment) Evalicious, (hearts) Studio Calico, Enamel dots: Bella Blvd, Bling: Kaisercraft, Scallop Punch: Fiskars.

Thanks for swinging by today. I surely hope to back to blogging and sharing more!