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The first few weeks of February were a bit rough with personal issues causing stormy weather. Last February was like that too. But things have calmed down and are peaceful now, thank goodness.

But of course I’ve ended up late in finishing my February page in my calendar journal. It should have been done 2 weeks ago. oh well. At least it’s done now. And here it is…

february

february

february

february

At first I was thinking of a black color theme, under the influence of my personal February storms and a Rasputina song called Dark February. But then I thought that was too depressing, so I decided to do something different and go with a “love” theme in pink, black, and silver. It still came out on the darker side though!

There are many layers of paint, with rubberstamping on top of that (I used these cool chandelier stamps and a love stamp). Then came a layer of Glimmer Mist. The journaling squares were cut from scrapbook paper; I ran black ink along the edges and then once they were glued down I went around each one with a charcoal pencil. I used silver glitter stickers to spell out “February”, and I punched small circles out of charcoal glitter paper and glued them on for just a touch more sparkle. I’m very pleased with this page.

Of course I’m behind now with the March page…ugh. Maybe I’ll get caught up for April!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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spirits

This inchie turned out to be rather fun. Again I was pressed for time (when I issued this challenge to myself I somehow forgot that the first two weeks of October are a very busy and stressful time at work!).

Anyway, as I was searching for inspiration my eye fell on a sheet of stickers I had pulled out…one of the stickers was a cancelled postage stamp with a blue background and an ethereal-looking figure on it. I immediately thought it looked like a ghost walking about at midnight, and from there everything came together.

The sticker was a bit too shiny, so I sanded it lightly and then dabbed it with my trusty antique linen Distress Ink. I cut out the word and applied the Distress Inks to it. Then I rubbed Stickles glitter glue in gunmetal along the edges.

I really like how this one turned out. I am amazed at the inspiration that comes, because for most of these inchies so far I really didn’t have much of an idea. And I’ve been sticking to my 20 minutes max rule (out of necessity more than anything else).

I hope you are enjoying my inchies!

xoDawne

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new goodies
I bought some new goodies from AC Moore (and I finally got an AC Moore rewards card – I might as well put my shopping to good use!):

First, some beautiful 12″x12″ paper by Basic Grey, called Porcelain.

porcelain paper by basic grey

Isn’t that so pretty? I immediately thought it would be great for springtime birthday cards.

Some gold-glitter alphabet stickers by K&Company.

k&company gold glitter alphabet

Cute but with a vintage-look Halloween rubber stamps by Hampton Art.

hampton art - halloween stamps

And the newest Somerset Memories.

somerset memories - autumn 2009

a rainy day kind of girl
The other morning, as I was driving to work, I remarked to myself what a perfect, lovely autumn morning it was. It was raining a bit, a little chilly, and the wind was blowing the leaves around. The leaves are still changing colors, so they were red and yellow and half-green. Rain makes the colors of nature more vibrant and rich, and I loved the contrast of the dark tree trunks against the bright leaves. Pretty!

~singing in the rain~

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