Wednesday, March 16, 2016

03/15/16 - Get Messy Week #6

Sharing my "Get Messy" creations from last week: Week 6; AKA the last week of "Season of Happy".
I'm sad it's over but it was a lot of fun!
And as I stated in my last "Get Messy" blog post I may still go back and finish up some old prompts IF I have time.
But I honestly probably wont because a new GM Season is starting soon!
Okay on to last week's pages:

The first one is silly, but I 'm pretty sure your used to that from me by now...
For those that are new to my blog, if you plan to continue to read NEED to get used to it, LOL!

This is based on an art prompt that had to do w/ making our BG a certain way...
(For GM peeps, it was Art Prompt #1 for Week 6)
The "red" part of my BG follows that guideline.

The rest of it was my own creation based on the quote I wrote on the PL card:
Here's the quote in case you can't read my writing:

“‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself’
‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’
‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today’ said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.”

-A. A. Milne

Technically the quote was just shared w/ us; it wasn't part of any art or journal prompt.
But I really liked it! It made my smile and it resonated w/ my love of food!

Journaling: "Despite losing 28lbs and still counting calories to maintain the
loss, I still LOVE food...just in moderation!

I have never been a fan of Winnie the Pooh, but now I feel a kinship w/ him, LOL
I really do love food!
People don't believe that, or that I even eat, because of how "skinny" (their words not mine) I am.
But you can eat food, enjoy food, love food without overindulging... again, it's about moderation.
And I have been maintain my weight loss while still enjoying all of my favorite foods, for almost a year now. If you're wondering, some of my favorite foods are cookies, ice cream, nachos, fast food, and high calorie Starbucks drinks, the list goes on... so yes, it can be done!

For the page I used red and yellow as my color scheme because those are the colors of Pooh; he's yellow/gold and wears a red polo shirt.
I thought the BG was a bit boring so I spruced it up w/ rows of different lengths of "paw print" washi tape, one of my favorite tapes, because bears have paws.
Finally I added a some fun glitter yellow alphas and a button because I've been all about the buttons (again) lately!

The second page is inspired by a prompt but the way it came to be was not intentional.

"Happiness is..."

The double page spread says "Happiness is...taking a risk and it working out" but it could also be called "Happiness is...finding a fun way to use up leftover or rejected craft items" because that's what most of this page is:

- The black and white BG was created for a scrapbook page I was working on, but I didn't like the way it looked with the rest of the page. I just going to place it in my scrap stash but then I realized that w/ a little bit of trimming it would fit well in my art journal.

- The photo was rejected because I had forgotten to check the settings on my printer before printing it and the colors printed a bit distorted. I really didn't want to throw it away though, so I just glued it on to the B&W BG I had just adhered to my art journal. I love the way after I glued it in and worked on another art journal page behind it, that the rubbing against the back of the photo kind of distressed the front of it a bit... Totally unintentional but love the look!

-The "happy" flower embellishment is a mini bag that I found in my stash while looking for another item. I knew I would never use it on a layout, and since it had the word "happy" on it and we are in the "Season of Happy" and Madi is "happy" in the photos, it just made sense to add it to the page as well.

-The yellow journaling spot was a piece I cut off of another journaling spot for a layout I was making The original journaling spot was too long and consisted of a large and a small journaling spot separate from each other. I cut the small part off and thought it would be perfect for the "title" spot on this page.

The only pieces I purposely chose for this project were the "Live For Today" sticker, the yellow buttons, and the file label to write journaling on: "Madison cuts off most of her hair & streaks it purple (and loves it!)"

So this page is truly a "happy" accident.
The layout I shared yesterday, is where all the rejected/leftover pieces came from: Madi's New Locks

Okay, so that's it for today.

I find it funny that I say that after practically writing a book!
I'm an introvert by nature, but once I start "talking" you can't shut me up, LOL!


  1. Love love love these!! LOVING that Pooh/Piglet dialogue!!!!

  2. I can't totally relate to Pooh! I love food and my meals are often the highlight of the day. :)

  3. So cute! I love pooh bear. Great quote. Love what you did with items you didn't end up using. Great way to use them.


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