Sunday, January 6, 2013

Creative Jump Start Summit 2013 Begins

Oh what a busy, busy week!
As soon as the new year began, so did Creative Jump Start, kicking my creativity into high gear. I just cannot leave my studio (which is what I am now calling my little craft room, which was once upon a time our daughter Carrie's bedroom). I can't say enough good things about CJS... it just seems to inspire me to try all manner of new techniques. CJS Summit 2012 started me off last year in a new direction of crafting with mixed media and art journaling. 
Here is my 2012 journal...

My first ever art journal...
 my granddaughter Katie painted the covers and tied fibers around it. That was how I started.

I filled it up. There are 
a lot of pages I don't care for... but that's all part of the growing process, right?
Here is the one I started
for this years Summit 2013... I chose a larger size journal so I don't have to squeeze everything in on a page (hopefully). I haven't done anything on the cover yet... so here is my first page...

As you can see, I added
another of Zorana's free printable little birds... I thought she went well with my color scheme.

Organizer/coordinator, Nat
Kalbach started things off with two videos to get us going and we've been sailing ever since... Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Heidi Swapp, Sharon Laakkonen and Louise Nelson have followed with more fantastic tips and techniques... you have to get in on this, ladies! and it's FREE!

I promise I will get
around for a visit soon... can't seem to get it all done! Along with all the projects and cleaning up after the holidays, I decided to clean out the studio (I'm a glutton for punishment). I went through all of my supplies, organizing and getting rid of what I knew I wouldn't use anymore because it wasn't my style (funny how that changes). Now granddaughter Katie will have some new things to play with and I'll have a bit more room. CHA is just around the corner which means a ton of new product being released soon... I REALLY need more room!
Have you seen the sneak peek of Graphic 45's French Country?

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa said...

What a gorgeous first page, Linda!! I love the background color and design!! It looks amazing!! Happy Sunday :)

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Ros Crawford said...

This is lovely ... I really like the colours and that cute bird ... and I'm sure your Granddaughter will be thrilled with your unwanted supplies ... I look forward to seeing more of your creativity this year.

Zorana said...

I love the page Linda and am thrilled that my bird is on it! The color scheme is lovely and I can't get enough of looking at those lovely tonal splats. What a great start of a new journal! xo

Nathalie Kalbach said...

what a beautiful journal- love it. Thank you so much for being part of Creative JumpStart!!!

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