Life Through Yellow Spectacles

As we start the new year I am thinking and dreaming up all that I want to accomplish this coming year. I can see my year through ‘yellow colored spectacles’. Sadly, the newness wears off after a few months, maybe even a few weeks.

But in my case, that was yesterday. I was thinking of all that I had to accomplish for the day…grocery shopping, Goodwill drop, pick up a library book and a cleaning at the dentist, all while I was backing out of the driveway. And then I heard the CRUNCH. My heart started pounding as I remembered the car parked in the driveway right behind me. Yeah, I forgot to look. Worst of all, it wasn’t our car.

Not exactly the perfect way to start off the new year but after many tears I realize it is not the end of the world. Sure, it will cost money to fix two vehicles but it could have been worse. No one was hurt and the damage is minimal.

So, as we start the new year I am going to try and keep those pretty spectacles on and keep on carrying on!

Making The Journal Layout

The Inspiration

For the new year I am trying something new. A junk journal.

Joyce Kers over at Scraps of Elegance makes the most beautiful Junk Journals. I have been eyeing them for a while and finally decided to try my hand at one. Mine is by no means as elegant but I used ALL scraps from my box. And who doesn’t love to use up scraps!

The Process

My base is a coveted Anthropology magazine that I have been hoarding forever. I added paper to the magazine pages. I found out by trial and error that painted magazine paper and heat do not mix. 😉

After adding paper scraps and painting my background I stamped with a Christy Tomlinson Stamp. As I said before, this is a junk journal so my goal is to only use items on my desk and items from my scrap box which includes previously discarded stamped images.

Lastly, I layered my scraps of choice and doodled around the edges with a white out pen.

Thanks for stopping by,


Challenges Entered:

The Artistic Stamper: Anything Goes

The Craft Stamper: Anything Goes

Create Artiste: Anything Mixed Media Goes

More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes Optional:Blue

Art Journal Journey: New Year New Adventures