Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Just dropping by for a quick view of my desk. It is my birthday today and I am off with my Mom, sister, daughter, and niece to the beach. My first vacation in over a decade!

Last night, my hubby treated me to a wonderful night out with my sister's family. It was so nice since they just moved about an hour and a half closer to me. Now I have easier access to that lovely little girl of theirs. Only one hour away. Yeah!!!

On my desk this morning is a gessoed journal page waiting for me when I get back. I plan on stenciling in with the half moon shaped stencil when I get home from the beach. Not sure what it will become yet.

Below is my cover from my first art journal. I was afraid to start, so I started with the cover. I really like how it turned out. Stayed tuned next week for my first ever journal page.

I hope you all have a blessed week and weekend! See you next week!



Mary Pat Siehl said...

happy birthday and i hop you have a wonderful vacation!!

your art journal looks fab!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!
And the cover of your journal is gorgeous :)

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday! The beach sounds fun! Love your art journal cover. :)

Neet said...

Hi Dani - how's the back? Hope there is improvement and by the look of that GORGEOUS Journal cover I'm hoping it means you have some improvement on it. Lovely job you have made of it - look forward to seeing the inside getting started.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - and Enjoy the Beach.
Hugs, Neet #3 xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Dani, Happy Birthday! Your journal cover is gorgeous - love all the bright colours :) Enjoy your holiday/birthday celebration and happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

jill said...

Happy birthday ,, thanks for sharing your art journal it looks fab,, happy Crafting jill #43

Emily Mae said...

I think we might have the same journal! Haha! I can't wait to see what you do in it!

Laura said...

The art journal cover looks fab!
Have a great week,

soapHOUSEmama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the cover of your journal, i hope you've got the confidence to get stuck in, mind you, you'll have a lot to say after such a long awaited holiday. enjoy!

Lavinia said...

Happy Birthday Dani! Hope you have great time at the beach & a wonderful
rest of birthday! Love the look of the journal!

scrappymo! said...

Your journal cover looks great...and your plans for your new page should be fun.

Tracy said...

Oooh I can't see what you come up for the pages! Happy Birthday! Thanks for visiting and a Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sometimes the best way to start is to just jump in and do it, like you did with your journal cover. It looks fabulous, btw. Those moon shapes are interesting. We'll stay tuned to see what you do with them. And happy belated birthday. I hope you are still celebrating today!

Craftychris said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday and have a fabulous vacation. Good luck with your art journal - the cover is awesome and so will the rest! I have had one ready to start for months. I haven't had the nerve to start yet either, you have given me a push, thank you xx#104

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy birthday! your journal cover is just wonderful! i love the colors and patterns!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Eliza said...

Belated birthday wishes to you, sorry I am getting around the desks a little late, been working around the clock. Love your front cover awesome job and color combination. I can't wait to see what you do inside your journal. "I'll be back" as Arnie says.

Eliza #22
Happy crafting.