Friday, January 13, 2012

My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop: A fresh clean start

  Welcome to My Pink Stamper's January 2012 blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Kassidy's blog.  If not, start at the beginning on Robyn's blog, My Pink Stamper.

  Robyn's challenge this month at My Pink Stamper is "a fresh clean start."  Make something for yourself (or someone else) to welcome a fresh clean start to the new year.  It can be a card, LO, or project...anything goes!

  This truly was a challenge for me.  I had no idea what I would create.  You may recall I purged my craft room last fall.  I am pleased to say that it is still neat and organized, but I have lots and lots of projects that I would like to make time for.  One is scrapbooking more often, which I have worked on already this month...yay me!  Then I recalled that in 2010 I created a "I {heart} art"mini book where I created little pages just for me; doodles, stamping, whatever I wanted to do that day.  I really enjoyed making those pages; it was good for my soul.  Then it hit me!  In my projects stash I have a book I purchased years ago that I wanted to alter.  This would become my 2012 Art Journal.  I am so excited about this project; something just for me using what I love...my favorite color is red and I adore polka dots.  Add some ever-so-versatile My Pink Stamper stamps, and my title pages practically created themselves ;)

  
 This is the BEFORE picture (below):
  I covered the brick and red pages with this time-themed paper and cut out "2012 ART journal" using my Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge:
 
and added a few doodles to the "R":
   Then I added some My Pink Stamper sentiments in red ink:
 I drew doodles and stamped two more My Pink Stamper sentiments:
 All of my sentiments came from "Biggie Christmas."  The "for" came from the bottom left-hand corner;  the "Me" is actually the first two letters of the "Merry Christmas" stamp in the bottom right-hand corner:

  Your next stop is Chelle.  Before you go, please leave a comment letting me know what you will do for yourself this year.  You DO NOT have to follow me to win, but please come back on Tuesday, January 16th to claim your prize if you are chosen as my My Pink Stamper hop winner.  The prize:  My Pink Stamper "Even More Punny-licious" stamps.

Happy hopping!

98 comments:

Missy said...

Great idea June! The way you mixed the sentiments in there in the red looks fabulous!!

Sonya said...

Love your book--super cute! This year, I will ride my bike more. I ride a lot, but I will beat my mileage total for last year!!!

Andrea said...

This is SO cute, and red is my favorite color too!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love how you used the sentiments from an unlikely set. So creative. This is why I love these hops!

Shelly said...

What a great journal! It is so fabulous! I love your paper choice and I love the sentiments you chose. Awesome June!
The one thing I will do for myself is take a dance class. I've always wanted to and have never made the time.
Thanks, June!
Shelly

DIANA L. said...

nice job on the starting fresh challenge have a great weekend

TyTynNiyasmom said...

I'm planning to be more active in my church.

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty book I like how you covered the brick pages.

Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This is my first blog hop... I'm loving it and all the great idea.
Debbie
debt0526@yahoo.com

Jill said...

hi June! I seem to be running into a lot lately:) Fabulous project! ♥ Jill

Regina said...

After seeing another journal I thought that maybe I need to make one too. Everyone makes them look so cute and fun. Regina
regina95370@sbcglobal.net

TheIrishScrapper said...

My goal this year is to do more crafty things! Take time for myself to do them since I truly enjoy it so much! Thanks for the giveaway! Shannon

Jenny said...

Great job! I love the red ink! My personal goal for 2012 is to make time for my girlfriends. We are all so busy with our families, it's hard to make time for each other.

Jenny

Kerry~Momma K said...

Great project. Love the red polka dot letters with the black and white paper.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

sophienme said...

Love the theme for your book, great colors and papers! This year I want to create more and finally finish my baby's scrapbook.

Jennifer
Email (dot) Sophienme (at) gmail.com

Tracy said...

I love your 2012 Art Journal! This year, I want to make more layouts for my scrapbook!

OCCricut said...

GREAT idea .. LOVE that you did something for your self!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

readysetstamp said...

So creative on how you used part of the stamp to create other words!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

readysetstamp said...

So creative on how you used part of the stamp to create other words!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Southern Coupon Junkies said...

Love the journal! This year I will get in better shape! I have done good so far so hopefully it'll continue! :) Thanks for sharing!!

Kara Fortenberry
fortenberrykara@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Thanks for a chance to leave stamps. For me, I am going to take time to just relax-- not try to multi-task all of the time!

Tina

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the red and the clocks!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

loving3boys1girl said...

Adorable! This year, I'm going to lose about 15-20 pounds and start running again. I've already started running!

~Tracy
blue.tacs at yahoo dot com

Tracy-CraftJunkieToo said...

Love your project June! Great colors and collection! :)
Tracy

ScrappyKsue said...

I love your project!

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing. I am going to make time more time for my friends this year.
cricutcheesehead@gmail.com

RockinRenee said...

Way to make time for yourself. I dream about it for myself! Great project!

Dee Burns said...

Very detailed project. Good job.

Dee B

Vicki and Don said...

Me...I'm working on losing weight. I've already started and have lost 20 lbs. I'd like to lose 25 more! Love your project! TFS!

Anniversary Gift Ideas said...

Great idea, This is so cute. And pink is my favourite color.Thanks!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful journal. This year I am going to work on my relationship with Jesus and really do my best for Him.

Hattie said...

Great art journal! I am "making" the time to craft more and spend more time with my beloved! (Yep, that includes waking at 4 something!) But it is worth it!! I am off to continue the hop, thanks for the chance to win My Pink Stamper stamps.

hattieshaven.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Great project! I am going to try to focus on using the crafting supplies that I have on hand before I go out and spend money on more :-)

Linda
http://www.craftingwithnana.blogspot.com

Ros said...

LOVE this!! what a great idea to make this journal and these pages are just fabulous .. love the touch of red and all those stamps

~amy~ said...

great idea...it turned out fabulous!

mbchoj said...

Wow, Creative use of the stamps. I will have to remember this. thanks
mbchoj at aol dot com

Tammi A. said...

cute project...the alteration came out perfect. the thing i vowed to do more of this year for myself is to get in my craft room 2 times a week and make a few things to submit for publication...i have always wanted to but don't have the courage!!! TFS your awesome project, very inspirational :)

tammi_amata@ameritech.net

bethl said...

beautiful project!! love the idea,

beth L
toothlesschef at comcast dot net

JennyKozar said...

Very nice! Seems like we all want to journal more and know we need to make it beautiful to inspire us.

Simple Creations said...

Great project. I love the paper and how you added the stamps in red. This was also a real challenge for me too. I didn't know what to make but I made a journal for me to write in.

Angela

Stephanie said...

Great journal. Love the paper you used to cover it. I'm a new follower and subscriber.
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

miranda said...

very cute project. This year I am hoping to start a crafting night at my new church. We moved here in June and this is one of the things I miss that I had before we moved away. I am hoping to meet new friends through it and have more inspiration for crafting together too.

Rachel said...

Such a cute project!! Thanks for sharing! My goal for this year is to work on my personal scrapbook more. I mostly craft gifts, invites, things for other people and I let my personal scrapbook get piled up. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rachel

CA Scrapper said...

Love your book. I am going to make more time to craft this year and get caught up on my scrapbooks. I am so behind and feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Jamie MacIntyre said...

Great idea! This year I am going to organize my time better! Working and going to school full time has really begun to take over too much of it this past year so I want to change that and have more time for my family and myself.

Christina said...

Love this and the red really pops. Last year I was pulled in so many directions with family issues, I didn't take time for myselfr. Not that I would change anything I did for my family. But my goal this year is to take some time for myself.

brittmartin0910 said...

Your project is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
brittmartin1288@yahoo.com

Beckie Williams said...

Thanks for sharing. I never thought to use the books before. Will have to look into it!

Kandie Snow said...

Great idea, Thank you, I'm half way done and having so much fun :)

Lady Fair said...

Very cute book, love the colors and textured paper, and how you used the stamps to create your own sentiments, so clever.

I'm going to try new things this year, such as making a mini album using my Your Story. I'm also working with a nutrionist and working on optimizing my health. 2012 will be a fabulous year!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

xxsquigglesxx said...

Your project is so adorable! For myself this year, I want to find more time to take time for myself and do things that I enjoy!

Fay said...

Great idea, I am going to try to be more organized this year. Thanks
for the chance to win.
faypoo45@yahoo.com

Maria said...

As a lover of Art Journals I LOVE this June! Great, great paper you used! I love the way you incorporated the cuts and the stamps :)

Gretchen said...

This year I will enjoy my family.

Dreama said...

Your art journal is so pretty. Hopefully, I will move to where I really want to live (another state).lol

Debc06 said...

Hi June, Love your journal. And we share the name June but it is my middle. I have several things that are connected that I am going to do for me, I am going to clean up my craft room, use what I have on hand, and encourage the group of girls that I went to high school with to craft more. Thanks for the inspiration.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

BettyBee said...

You are so very clever, my friend! Love the new look of the book, and wish you many fabulous ideas throughout the year♥

Lindy said...

Never thought of using the stamps as you did - the whole project is wonderful.
paravella@aol.com

Linda said...

Forgot to tell you what I will do for myself this year - absolutely, positively going to visit my grandchildren in upstate New York, N.C. and Atlanta!!!!
paravella@aol.com

CLB said...

This is a a clever idea. This year I will try to be more positive about everything, spending as much time as i can with my family and planning a vacation,we are over due a couple years for a family vacation.
keaunalynn@msn.com

Amy said...

Great idea! I know I would have had a difficult time thinking of something to make- and you did a great job- I'm inspired to do it!
:)Amy
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Diane Hodrick said...

Love the re-do on your journal pages, June. Super cute and appropriate theme.

Doris P. said...

so love the transformation of this blah journal to a WOW journal!! What will I do this year... get myself out of this health funk and try to be more awake.. (dealing with medical issues) So would love this awesome MPS stamp set!!1 TFS :) parkernana4@aol.com
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Very cute idea. Love the red and the patterned paper!

Court said...

This is ridiculous. I LOVE it!!!

Seahorse Creations said...

Love your book, great idea.

Tammy said...

What a great idea. I would like to make an altered book , too. It was very creative to cut the Merry apart.

Or did you cover the rry, or did you only ink the Me?

So many possible solutions.

Tammy Voss
tvoss123@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

This is my very first blog hop - and I'm really enjoying my self. Still trying to decide what I will do, but there sure is a lot of great inspiration.
Thank you,
Tina - Cricut MB, GreenQueen

JHolliday said...

Make healthier lifestyle choices for myself and my family.

Jessica said...

I love the idea, I totally need one of these! I love all the colors together and the clocks!

-Jessica
bakingupcrafts.com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the makeover on your book. I'm a new follower of your blog. For myself I'm going to take time to visit the Dallas Zoo more that we have been members of for quite some time and most yrs we only go once a yr. I can take the Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART from where I live directly to the Zoo. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Sinful Crafts said...

Cute book. Hmm what will I be doing for myself this year...I plan on putting to good use the awesome crafty space that my awesome hubby made for me, by creating a new craft at least twice a month and posting it on my blog.

Linda R. said...

Your book look great my friend what a great idea..

Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

SUch a great book. Love it!
sherknight@yahoo.com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your book is amazing, I jus love it! I love the little details you added by doodling! The sentiments are perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win some My Pink Stamper stamps, unfortunately I don't own any yet so this would be awesome to win!

http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Linda said...

This is great June. I love the Time for Me. That is so important. Great idea!

Nicole said...

These are great projects. I would love the priveledge of owning one of Robyn's stamp sets.
Nicole28638@yahoo.com

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

That's cute. Nice use of the stamps. Great job.
Sew Sweet N Crafty
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Michele from MS said...

I just came to the realization that I don't do or create anything for me. I love giving my creations to others but this...I am going to do for myself and for my son to enjoy years from now. Thanks so much for the idea and making us stop and think about ourselves and how we can "feed the soul" this year. msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

pynoblem said...

I love what you did with this book! Is it me, or does the going theme seem to be focusing more on ourselves this year?

bonnie said...

Oh I just love the book....sooo fabulous! I never do anything for me...honestly I don't, I do everything for my sweet girls and their Daddy and forget about myself! I will have to think about that one!! ;) Hugs x

Deanne & Rebecca said...

Very creative! love the colors too.
Rebecca
thebcrafters@gmail.com

Janet said...

Great idea to use parts of words to create Me from Merry . I will remember that. Very nice journal!
God bless,
Janet

Lisa said...

This is so awesome, June!! I love the clock paper and how the pretty red polka dot letters stand out!! This is fabulous!!

What I will do for myself this year...I'd love to learn some different crafty techniques so maybe I'll treat myself to book or even a class :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Abby said...

I will take more time to make things for me and not my students (I'm a preschool teacher) or anyone else!
Abby

Sherrie K. said...

What a great project! The paper is super cool and I love red polka dot letters:)
What I would like to do for myself this yr-is to take a little more "me" time and get my craft room better organized and more functional.
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kaneka said...

For this new year, I strive to do more crafting.

Thanks.

papertrails leaver said...

Its fabulous June! I love the color scheme!

CraftyShell said...

Very nice project! I wish I could say my craft room was so organized...lol By the way thanks for the comment on the Valentines card. That house is not my idea of fun either...lol I enjoyed staying home. LOL

Artistic Angel said...

This is such a creative journal! Great work!

Sandy said...

I plan to have more creative time for myself and get a definite craft area set up. Right now I craft in my room on my bed, or in the living room on a table that I set up every time. Great project! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy
sweetpeascards at yahoo dot com

marg0006 said...

Great job.Like the colors.
marg0006@verizon.net

HappyPlaceJen said...

Cool art book!Love your design! You can check out what I will do for myself in 2012 by checking out my MPS challenge entry: http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/2012/01/believe-2012.html
Thanks for the chance to win! Happy 2012!~ ~Jen

Ira said...

Wow June, your journal looks gorgeous! Love how you combined your elements, marvellous!
Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. Have a lovely new week! Ira :-)

lauren bergold said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! not only do i LOVE how this project LOOKS... i especially love that you've made something for ♥YOU♥ whose entire use will be FOR YOU... that is the most awesome part of all!!!!! :)

alienanessa said...

I just want it known that I'm reeeeally looking forward to seeing more pages in this! I want your inspiration!!!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I love your design for the journal title. Really nice.
Hazel
hdhall6002@sbcglobal.net

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