Thursday, February 4, 2016

02/04/16 - My First Post as a "Get Messian"

"Season of Happy"
Doesn't that sound nice?
Most people love the Christmas Season but I find it to be stressful, depressing, and expensive!
But a "Season Of Happy"? That I can totally get on board with!!!

The new season of "Get Messy" started on February 1st and it's all about the "Happy"!
In case your wondering, "season" for them just means the current theme of the program.
So basically all our projects are currently supposed to be inspired by the word "Happy"; however we wish to interpret it.
They even have "prompts" to help get your mojo started.

For those who are new to this "Get Messy" talk, read this blog post I wrote yesterday... which also has links to previous blog posts I've written where I mention them: I'm Getting Messy

For those who are confused as to what "Art Journaling" is and/or how "Get Messy" fits in w/ it here is a summary taken right from there site:
"Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal."

Now on to my creations:

1) Not sure if this is a good or bad thing but first thing I thought of when I thought  "happy" was my fur-babies! TBH a big part of it had to do w/ the new stamp set I just bought:
The Pig, Dog (top right image of my page), and Cat stamps look just like my babies!
I already had the other Dog stamp (bottom right image of my page) which just so happens to look exactly like my other dog. How cool is it that I have stamps that look almost exactly like my actual fur-babies?!
I think it's very cool!
So with the stamps, some Target Dollar Spot sticker notes, and a sharpie, my first "Happy" layout was created!

Journaling: "Happiness is Furbaby love"
2) This is a collage of the sun, items w/ the sun on it, and things associated w/ the sun.
This came to be when I was digging through my scrappy stash and came across the sun sticker.
Sunshine makes me "happy"!
I hate cold gloomy weather.
3) It's probably obvious how my third page fits the theme, but allow me to briefly explain anyways.
My husband is a HUGE source of my happiness, it displays a photo of us on which we look extremely happy, and the word "happy" is in the title card.
Journaling: "Angels Game 8.17.15"
*Note -we ARE NOT Angels fans.. we just won free tickets.. So we went. I spent the game drinking alcohol and eating nachos so I didn't watch it... I think the Angels won... but I don't remember nor do I care, LOL!

4) Besides the fact that the word "happy" is on this page, I also used yellow.
Although yellow is not my favorite color, when I associate a color w/ "happy" yellow always comes to mind.

I actually started this page before creating the 3rd page I shared above.
I created the BG at work and it sat on my desk all day. 
I loved staring at that "little piece of sunshine"; it made me smile!
And right now I need every little reason to smile at work that I can find!!!
I had originally planned to fill the middle up w. the word "happy" in red alphas, but while looking through my scrappy stash found those pretty glittery yellow letters instead; PERFECT!
5) This one is a little less obvious.
Firstly you should know that I love circles in art! Don't know why, but ever since I was a kid I have loved circles and arches in art and architecture! 
My dream house is a "Hobbit" house, LOL!
So I started this page by drawing my favorite shape.
I felt the need to leave some empty space on the side, which turned out to be the perfect place to include a quote I stumbled across!
Journaling: "If you love someone put their name in a circle; because hearts can
be broken but a circle never ends" - Unknown
And (of course) I added my husbands name in some of the circles for a pop of color and to balance out the red journaling/quote.
Okay there you have it!
I had a lot of fun making these!
If you read my entire, super long post, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed it!


  1. 1. Your pages are awesome! Such a great way to jump into getting messy!

    2. I also love circles! :)

    3. I would love to live in a hobbit house (or a tiny house). My Aunt & Uncle own an "earthship" in Colorado, which is made from Cob, and it's sort of like a hobbit house. It's really neat.

  2. Love your sharing your process :) Adorable stamps. What a beautiful quote <3 I'm following you now :D


  3. Love your blog Doreen & how you describe how your pieces came together...all so happy!

  4. I agree with you, pets make me sooo happy!
    Great pages, very creative.

  5. Dang right furbabies are our happy juju. Love it! and the rest of your pages are delightful and so nice to see during this down time of the year.

  6. Love love love these pages!! The animals are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. This is my first Messy post too. Love how much you did. My favourite is the yellow one - perfect!! And I love circles too.

  8. So glad you jumped it. Well done. See you again next week.

  9. I love these! Great job on all of them. 'Season of Happy' is such a wonderful jumping off point.

  10. Love your pages--they make me happy, too!


Thanks for all your comments!!! They really mean a lot to me!!!