Saturday, July 21, 2018

ICAD 2018; Week Seven

Days 43 - 49 (Week 7) of the ICAD 61 day challenge. Wow, it is going by so fast. I have to admit, I took two days to complete the first card since I had to wait for the card to dry. Sure I could have used my hand dryer, but I didn't. SMILE

If you are interested in joining the challenge, click HERE to get to Daisy Yellow Art's site. There is more information about it, but basically you create something on an index card every day for 61 days straight. I've seem so many other challenges - some for 100 days. Nah, that's not for me. If you're participating in some sort of daily challenge, I'd love to check out your work. Leave your blog or IG address in the comments and I'll come check it out.

Here are my cards:







I learne something this week:  I cannot paint watercolored landscapes LOL

Don't forget about the TGIF; Thankful Friday #52 GIVEAWAY. Post a comment on any posts between Friday, July 20th through July 31st for a chance to win a set of five mixed media cards made from my original artwork. You can find these cards at my ETSY shop.

Friday, July 20, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #52 & Giveaway

#52! Does that mean I've been doing this for one year now?! Wow, it's pretty cool that among the crazy, hard, and stressful weeks, there really is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. This week I'm thankful for my blog followers, my WOYWW friends, IG followers, etc.


Everyone is always so nice and leaves great comments. It sure does help when I'm feeling low or when things are just blah... I hope that you too have a tribe of people that can boost you up when you're feeling low.

Now for the cool part, in honor of this one year anniversary post of Thankful Fridays, I'm having a GIVE-A-WAY.

At the end of the month, one lucky winner will receive a set of five notecards (a $15 value). These cards are in my Etsy Shop and are copies of my original art work.

Leave a comment on this post and/or any future posts from today through July 31st. After the 31st, I'll randomly select one name and post the winner soon after.

Good Luck!


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Another Junk Journal Video

Hey there, I hope you’re not getting bored with all my junk journal videos but I am having so much fun with them! I tried something a little different with this video. It’s basically a series of photos and a voice over.  The reason why I did it this way is because I started the journal and then realized I should have filmed it.

Well, now I have the chance to try something new!

Thanks for everyone’s kind comments which is really encouraging me to continue filming.

A sneak peek and hope it encourages you to watch the video!

Video:

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel which is Dorlene Durham and I also post on Instagram.  Find me @3sons_and_astar

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapbooking with Quick Quotes

I am so ready to enjoy the triple digit hot CA weather in my air conditioned home. I am so behind in my scrapbooking so it was nice to spend the day in the Command Center.
I pulled out the Secret Garden paper collection from Quick Quotes to complete the final page from my San Antonio trip. These photos were printed at 2x3” and I was able to get 10 photos on one page!

I grabbed scraps of this collection and cut or tore strips to create a background. Each strip edge is inked with coordinating PowderPuff Chalk Inks. I used Light Moss, Sandy Shore, Island Orange, and Deep Sea.




I love the quote on this vellum strip so I added it to the center of the photos. I was going to ink the edges, but I wanted it to blend into the photos. The nice thing about the PowderPuff Chalk Inks is that I can use it on vellum if I wanted to.

I adhered the vellum strip with brads.  I added some embellishments and journaling and this page is complete!



Quick Quotes Products Used:
Secret Garden Paper Collection
The Journey Vellum Strip
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss, Deep Sea, Island Orange, Sandy Shore
Enamel Dots (June Club Q)
Copper Brads

Other Products Used:
Black Licorice Color Silk by FSJ
Black Thread
Small Talk by Tim Holtz

Friday, July 13, 2018

TGIF; Thankful Friday #51


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This week we had an unexpected visitor, my nephew! He popped over and we had such a great visit. Too bad it was a little short since I had to go to bed early for work the next day, but he has such a great energy and it just radiates from him to whomever he's with. Gosh, I love that kiddo!

That kiddo is 36 years old but he's still a kiddo to me. So this week I'm thankful for my nephew, Robert. I'm thankful that we're the type of family that you can just pop on over without a formal invitation. My parents were great role models and raised themselves two generations (and counting) of fun, loving, forgiving, and generous people.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

ICAD 2018; Week Six

Another week of the ICAD challenge and I'm still having fun!

Here are my cards for Week 6 (I did not follow the prompts at all this week):




This card was made on 7/11; so this is a tribute to the Slurpee.
If you're not sure what a Slurpee is, it's basically a drinkable snow cone.


If you want to start the challenge, click on over to Daisy Yellow Art for more info, prompts and themes. Even though the challenge is to be done from June 1 - July 31, 61 consecutive days, you can start any time. This is the first year, I started on June 1st.

To see more of my index cards from this year or the past two, click on the ICAD label to the right.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WOYWW #475; Junk Journal Pages & Video

Happy WOYWW! I don't have a photo of my desk, but I finally finished editing the video I talked about last week.

I just love playing in my junk journal - and that is what it is, a journal made from junk! Some are newspapers, magazines, book pages, junk mail, gelli prints, etc. all bound together to make a journal. If you click on "Junk Journal" on the label list to the right, you can see many of the pages I've completed as well as some videos.

I love the idea of making something from nothing.

Check out my latest YouTube video with a flip through and a project. I tried a different angle when I taped it, let me know how you like it.


Here are photos of the finished pages that I talked about:


I hope you enjoyed the video and have subscribed to my channel. I'm still learning a lot while filming but having so much fun! My channel name is Dorlene Durham.

And remember to click on over to Stamping Ground to link up to the WOYWW linkage or just peek into these amazing artists' rooms/desks/areas.