Friday, May 3, 2013

Mixed Up Media Chix Blog Hop



Welcome to my stop on the Mixed Up Media Chix - Art Journal Girlz blog hop!  I was inspired to begin expanding my crafting world into art journals by the fabulous Maria!  This is my first attempt, and I really enjoyed the free feeling of just getting crazy inky!  If you've stumbled upon the hop, start at Maria's blog HERE!


It features several Unity Stamps, so I'm also entering this into Unity FWF!  Recently, one of my favorite crafty online retailers (Crop Chocolate) decided to close its doors.  It's more than a retailer - it's become a family.  I've been on the Design Team since January, so one piece of this journal is dedicated to my DT sisters as they always choose to shine!


One final pic to share is a tag that I made as a "try-out" for art journaling:


Always believe in something absurd!

Before you go, I've got some candy to share

It includes a bling ring, some ribbon, some twine and a HUGE flower stamp set that would be great for art journalists.  All you have to do to be entered is follow my blog and leave me some love <3.  I'll announce the winner on Monday afternoon, so be sure to check back!

Now onto your next stop on the hop - the fabulous Lisa!  I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

Check out Lisa's blog --->www.lisahetrickdesign.com/in_the_studio

Craftily yours,

Karen (karey2005)

34 comments:

  1. I, too, am expanding into the Art Journal / mixed media world, its a fun exciting and scary place isn't it! LOL!

    Love your pages and your tag, great colours!

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  2. awesome colors and stamping on your art journal! love the borders too :)

    the tag is so pretty!

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  3. Your journal pages look great, specially for a first attempt.
    xx

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  4. Hey, look at you, my super talented rock star friend. Now you're an art journalist, too! You never cease to inspire! I love the tribute to CC, of course. And your tag is fun. I'm finding our 17inches of snow a little absurd at the moment. Freezing rain is forecasted for today. Can I come live at your house?

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  5. Whoot..whoot Karen on your first journal pages!!
    It's a great feeling getting all inky and you have done a beautiful job...love that you dedicated it to your friends and woohoo loving your tag and quote!!!
    Hugs
    Xxx

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  6. What lovely, uplifting pages - this hop is really inspiring me to just open a journal and play - thank you for that, and for the chance to win some goodies!
    Alison x

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  7. Karen, this is awesome! CHOOSE TO INSPIRE! What a great message. Colorful and so cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Karen this turned out fabulous!! I'm so glad you are enjoying art journaling, thanks for the kind comments! Love that second tag also, Dylusions stamps right? I need to get some of those!

    Thanks so much for hopping with us on our FIRST Hop - perhaps there will be more!

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  9. Great projects!They are so cheery and they make me smile!

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  10. Karen,

    Love your art journal page and tag. It's wonderful that you added a dedication to Crop Chocolate. Hopefully you'll be able to stay connected with all your DT sisters.

    And in the meantime, all us Chix we'll have to keep the momentum going, eh?

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  11. Fantastic first try Karen! I love looking at art journals, maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it!

    And the tag is gorgeous! I love the background on it!

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  12. your art journal is gorgeous! I LOVE THAT TAG!

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  13. These pages are beautiful. Love the tag.

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  14. Hi Karen,

    These are wonderful. I really like the way you used the stamp on the tag.

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  15. Great work on the pages and I love the tag!

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  16. what a happy colorful artwork.

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  17. I LOVE that Vicki, Catherine, & Leica stamp. I can't wait to use it. And I really love how you used all your Angie girl stamps. These journals are so inspiring.

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  18. Both projects are super, but I am partial to the cute tag.

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  19. You have blossomed into quite an artist, Karen! Your pages are awesome and your tag is very pretty :)

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  20. I think your mixed media journaling project turned out nice. I really like the friendship stamp in there and the inspiration words. :)

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  21. Hi Karen! LOVE your page, the tag really stands out on the page. It looks Gorgeous, and I'm sure your page is really shimmery in real life. Your second tag is really Lovely too. Great projects!!

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  22. Great journaling page. love all the unity stamps. will have to pay a visit and get some stamps 50% off. Great blog hop. Everyone has great projects to share!

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  23. I especially love the vibrant colours and misting on your fun tag...I love the Dylusions products!

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  24. Love your art journal page!

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  25. Great journal pages my friend!!

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  26. following ya girl, your art journal will be outstanding once you finish and reflect back to all those pages

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  27. I love your journalling page and tag, Karen! The misting is fabulous and I love the girls with the polaroid frame! No need to include me in your giveaway. :)

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  28. This is awesome! I love the tag super cute!!

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  29. What a great tribute to your Crop Chocolate family, the Unity stamp is so perfect for this! I really like your tag, too.

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  30. great project, I really want to get into art journaling

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  31. Such pretty journal pages! I really dig that tag, too! :)

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  32. Fabulous tribute to your DT sisters! That tag is rockin'!!!

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  33. Pretty and vibrant projects!!! I love your colors!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #15

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