Saturday, May 28, 2011

Week Four - Dreams Challenge Page 2

Wow, the art in the gallery for our challenge is simply stunning! Thank you to everyone who has posted and has let us know how you are enjoying playing with our freebies! It is wonderful to see the different art journal pages and how meaningful they are to each of you. You are all so inspiring!

This weeks free mini kit is being provided by Cheekymonkey Designs and you can pick it up here

and your journal pages can be posted here

have a lovely weekend...and OH....another thing to share with you all today is that we are having a huge sale at CatScrap this weekend in honor of the three day weekend...Memorial day go take a peek and snag some great stuff for an even greater deal! :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Come Chat With Me Today!

Here at 2:00 PDT....I will be giving away a free little add on to the quirky free kit The House That Jack Built that I gave away in this month's issue of the Artisan Notebook in which I am the featured designer! Woot!

Can't wait to see you there! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Week Three! Hopes Dreams Goals & Schemes Challenge

Join CatScrap designer Shen Guthrie, aka Creashens this week as she will be hosting our third week of the Hopes Dreams Goals & Schemes challenge..this week we will all be creating our first page for our Art Journals with a Dreams theme....

Get The Freebie here

And this is my journal page using Shens wonderful freebie and some of her other gorgeous products available in the CatScrap store....

Friday, May 13, 2011

Week Two Hopes Dreams Goals & Schemes!

Wow, so many people downloaded the first week's gift for the art journaling challenge at CatScrap We are so proud of our 8 week venture into the world of art journaling...and it is so thrilling to see how many of you are enthusiastic about this as well!

i hope that you will not forget to post your week one pages here when you have finished them, we would sure love to see!! also, take a look at some of the GORGEOUS work being done by all of you! You guys are so inspiring!

Week 1
Week 2 (coming soon!)

This week Nancie Rowe Janitz will be your hostess....she has both a freebie for you AND a tutorial! Enjoy! (and please leave us a comment...we really do enjoy hearing from you!)

Happy Art Making! :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hopes Dreams Goals & Schemes Week One

Hope by Scrappie Irene

You are cordially invited to participate in this special free on-line event called Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Schemes. As a special gift to all our customers at CatScrap, eight of our designers have carefully prepared a special treat for you! Fiddlette Designs, Creashens, Nancie Rowe Janitz, K Studio, Cheekymonkey Designs, Ju Kneipp, Something Blue Studios, and Paula Kesselring are so very pleased to be able to present you with 8 weeks of freebies, inspiration, a place to chat with like minded artists, as well as an exclusive gallery to post your art work for this challenge, which is an art journaling challenge. Whether you are a seasoned art journaler, or a paper, hybrid or digi scrapper who is interested in trying out and dabbling in this truly liberating artistic venture, we know you will enjoy this wonderful offering we have organized for you.

What is an art journal? Simply put, it is a notebook kept by an individual as a personal record of images and sometimes words…a special place for recording and decoding a person’s interior world. A place to illustrate one’s hopes, dreams, goals and schemes. There are no rules as to what can go in and it can be meant for your eyes only, or something you can share with the world…it is entirely up to you!

Our theme is something that is near and dear to all of our hearts, something so integrally human that there cannot be a single person on the planet that cannot relate. Our hopes, our dreams, our goals, and our schemes, or rather, the plans we make to achieve these goals…Let yourself indulge in an exercise that will make these thoughts tangible in an artistic and illustrative way. Do not worry if you have never tried this before…since there are no rules, there are no penalties…you cannot make a mistake!

The first 2 weeks will be devoted to our hopes….as you will be receiving a freebie package at the start of each week, it is up to you whether you decide to create two individual stand alone pages on the theme word, or two pages intended to face each other in your Hopes Dreams Goals & Schemes journal we will be creating. Please use the elements that you will receive in the download from each designer, as well as whatever else you would like to add to complete your art piece.

It is as simple as that…you can post in the gallery intended for challenge participants at CatScrap, or not…you can join in and discuss the challenge and related topics as well as ask questions in the CatScrap forums in the threads designated for altered art and art journalers specifically. We hope to hear from you, but if you are shy, we understand! But we would love to hear what you think of the challenge and the gifts! Leave us a comment at our blogs and at our FB pages…we really do enjoy hearing from you!

Above all, have fun! This is intended to be a no pressure enjoyable assignment…something that you can channel your inner artist while at the same time enjoying the state of flow that comes to all who create! :)

Get Hope Week One Package Here

Happiness is my Hope by Karen Johnson

Someday by Cheryl Gone With The Wind

Hopes by Jeannie

Art Journal Hope by Mel