PB&Journaled Series

You guys! So while this post is well overdue, (because the PB&Journaled series has been up and running for a couple weeks now) I wanted to share this neat project with you here on the blog!

So, If you haven’t seen the paper bag journal tutorial yet, check out the video below:


Easy peasy right? Can I share a secret with you? I created this journal as a way to play on pages that didn’t stress me out. Sometimes when I work in a store bought journal, I panic. What if I ruin the page?  This journal cost me money, what If I make ugly art? Cue the panic. Laugh, you can totally laugh because I am sitting laughing at myself. It’s silly, but hey I am who I am! *Wink

So, I made the journal. I thought people might check out the video and be like, “oh, that’s nice.” and move on, but what happened next blew my mind! The PBJournal blew up! People started creating amazing journals and tagging me on Instagram! I was so excited! I shared all the journal tags on my instagram stories, which as you know only last 24 hours so I created a story highlight on my profile called PBJ Inspiration. You can head on over there and see all the journals people have created or search the #pbjournaled tag. Find the inspiration you need to get yourself into your art space and creating!

The PB&Journaled series runs every Tuesday over on YouTube so be sure to check it out! And if you create a journal- make sure you tag me so I can share your creation with everyone!

Thank you again for all your love and journal creations! Truly blown away by you all!

Mad loves and happy creating!




I was so excited when Pam over at Sewcrazi challenged me to create art with a partner. I loved the idea of sitting down and making art with a friend or family member. Ever since I started sketching faces, my daughter, 5 yr old Arya, was fascinated and drew right along side me. Her approach was so free and she never struggled, so I knew that I wanted to create with her for the challenge and share with you her approach to drawing. She even gives us some words of wisdom too!



Check out Pam’s #pARTnersartchallenge here:

To create today we used:
Faber Castell graphite pencil 2B
Koh-I-Noor graphite pencil 4B
Daler-Rowney Blending Sticks
Kneadable erasers

Thank you so much for creating with us today! Grab one of your loved ones and start creating some art! Be sure to use the #pARTnerartchallenge tag on Instagram so we can all see your work too!

Until next time…

Happy Creating!

XO- Erin & Arya too!


Creative Flow #5

Hey hey hello!

Man, January is just flying by! For our second Creative Flow Episode this month, I had fun creating with my mini me! (Well ok, she didn’t help me create it but she sure had fun helping me with the voice over!) As you know, or maybe you are new to the Flow, Tiffany and I both created a ‘flowish’  journal stuffed full of goodies and mailed them to each other. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we upload a video showcasing what we have created using 3 items from the flow we were sent.

Check out my process video below to see what 3 things I chose this week:

If you haven’t already, Be sure to head on over to Tiffany’s Channel and watch her video to see what 3 things she chose to use in her flow!

Here’s what I used to create this page:

Journal from Charlotte over at:

3 items from Tiffany’s Flow

Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Matte Medium
Art Glitter Glue
Daniel Smith Acrylic Gesso- Iridescent Gold
Sookwang Double Sided Tape
3M Foam Tape

Ink Pads:
Close To My Heart- Brown Bag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn

Darice- Embossing Essentials- Scroll Frame

Hampton Art Cling Stamps-Grateful
Echo Park- Once Upon A Time Script

Pastels from the Stencil Collection- Gray & Black

Stabilo Woody’s- Brown and Black

Lindys Stamp Gang Ink Spray-Maidenhair Fern Green

Gold Gel Pen
Marvy Le Pen- Black

Gold Leaf sheet

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week and were able to get into the creative flow yourself!
XO- Erin



Crazy Pages!

Hey All!

Well, I’ve embarked on yet another adventure! This one is a crazy one, no really, it IS! It’s the Crazy Pages Collaboration.

Check out my video below and then be sure to check all the rest of the artist’s links below!

“International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”

Twelve pages, Two amazing teams. Each page made with a different shape, design and techniques, painted with incredible backgrounds, are being shipped to different states and countries around the world! ?? ? ? ? ?
Once completed, each artist of the two teams will take their 12 pages, which were painted by 12 different people, and then will film or take pictures of them binding the pages into a unique, fun, and amazing Art Journal of Crazy Pages!!
Please be sure to check out my fellow YouTube Artists who are participating in this trade with me. Some will have pictures up on their Instagram Accounts and some will have a video up on YouTube detailing the whole journey. ?⭐️ “Crazy Pages” was created by and organized by Ayala Art / I Love 2 Paint.


Mona L https://www.youtube.com/user/monchri08

Ayala Art https://www.youtube.com/user/AyalaArt

Bea Grob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7QGFU5YICjkDfn3jpkctg

Britta Toftebjerg https://www.youtube.com/mindartdk

Kristin Van Valkenburgh https://www.youtube.com/user/TwinkleArtist

Shae Zambali www.youtube.com/shae206

Courtney Hancock Wade https://www.youtube.com/user/Anonym…

Erin Serviss DeCoste https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDVNmRKap2rbQ3t3Bv84J8g

Gabriele Gamatz https://www.youtube.com/user/gamatz2708

Cindy Porter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6shFsb0tBbIi9bvQCfYCg

Cecilia J. Forteza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fifds8dvm_c&t=1560s

Kreatives Leben https://youtu.be/pagGMErRNEw

Linda A Israel https://youtu.be/RlWxk719dO0

ART BY ESTER A https://youtube.com/c/ArtByEsterA

Instagram and FB:
Tiffany Pacileo https://www.instagram.com/Tiffany18…
Kimberly Howard https://www.instagram.com/Kreations…
Gabriele Gamatz https://Instagram.com/gamatz
Britta Toftebjerg https://www.instagram.com/mindart.dk/

These beautiful gals didn’t have links but also participated:
Beth Gold, Joy Redington, Kristy Tyra, Kat Austin,

Here is what I used to create my pages:
Canvas Paper
Liquitex Gesso
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Mermaid, Pool, Stream, Eggplant, Sailboat Blue
Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves
Hand carved stamps
Dyusions Ink Sprays: Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink
Archival Ink: Plum, Cornflower Blue
Finnabair Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste
Art Alchemy Metallique Paints: Fresh Orange, Crocus Fields
Joggles- 10-33791
The Crafters Workshop: TCW-261, TCW-492, TCW-493

How fun will this be! Once I get all 11 pages in my hot little hands I’ll film another video of me figuring out how I am going to bind all the crazy pages into one awesome journal! (If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how that will go down haha!) So stay tuned!

Happy Creating!