“Own Your Story”

Hello My Artsy Friends!

Can you believe this is week 12?! I’m just giddy with excitement! When I first chose this week’s featured layout (see the post about that HERE), I was under the assumption that it wouldn’t take too terribly long and it would have a gorgeous color payoff.  Well, I was right on both accounts! What came as a complete surprise was my level of ‘Hot Messiness’! (Yes, you can laugh, because I am laughing with you!) Check out my video below:


Awesome right! *Wink. I could have just deleted the video and redid the entire page or fixed the sentiment, but Ya know what, this is me! I’ve gotten a lot of people asking me lately how I do it all, five kids and always seeming to be on point, well guess what, I don’t always have it together. I’m human, I make mistakes but I do my best.  We all have our days am I right? Just like the title suggests, I am ‘Owning my story’. I have found that despite some of the minor complications of filming, I actually enjoy doing the process videos and showing you a little glimpse of my mad-sciency brain and how I go about my pages! I hope you enjoy them too! For this week, I stayed a bit closer to the featured layout than I normally do. (If you’ve seen my past #inspiby’s you know what I mean.) I loved the look and the feel of the bright color against the stark black background.  I did, as always, add the classic Erin twist!

Here are the supplies I used this week:

Dylusions Journal

Art Alchemy Heavy Black Gesso

Donna Downey Stencils: Anemone DD-048

Art is Script DD-119

Versamark ink pad

Makeup Sponge

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder: Twilight Jade Slate

Daler-Rowney Texture Paste

Ranger Heat Tool/Recollections Heat Tool

Daler-Rowney FW Liquid Acrylic Fluorescent: Red, Orange, Green, Pink

Dylusions Ink Sprays: Pure Sunshine, Tangerine Dream, Squeezed Orange, Funky Fuchsia, Pomegranate Red, Dirty Martini, White Linen

Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax: Opal Magic Royal Robes, Amethyst Magic

Nuvo Mousse: Mother of Pearl

Tim Holtz Sentiment Stickers

3M Foam Tape

BoBunny Glitter Paste: Copper

I hope you had as much fun as I did creating art this week! I can’t wait to see all your art journal pages, so be sure to use the #inspiby tag on Instagram! (you can always tag me too!) Thank you all so much for your continued support! It means the world to me!

Happy Creating!



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