Hello, Sailor - AWW

Welcome back to another Artisan Wednesday WOW blog hop! This month's badges were made by the ever so cute (and apparently my doppelganger) Cindy Schuster!

I am doing great with my resolution of making at least one scrapbook page each month. Maybe next month I may step it up and start doing 2 a month!? . . . maybe. . .

This page was super fun for me! I have been loving Jane Lee's hand drawn doodles on her cards lately, and wanted to try it out. . . mine aren't so cute, but it was still fun to try! For this page I started by painting some white craft paint on my High Tide DSP. I then used my Pool Party ink refill and Aqua Painter to paint some bubbles on it, though I probably should have waited until the paint was dried completely! I had a bit of a smear. . . luckily it was easily covered up by the photos! Then I totally ruined about 4 markers trying to do my doodles! Again, I should have waited until the paint was COMPLETELY dry, but I was having so much fun that I didn't want to wait! I was in some sort of mad creative zone, or. . .  something. Anyway, my suggestion is that if you decide to try this, save the sacrifice of your markers and wait until your paint dries. It turned out super cute none-the-less, but then most of my goofy bubbles got covered up with my junk. Having fun is what it is all about, though, isn't it?! Check out the page:

I LOVE these photos of my boys! Ever since Gage was little, he was always copying just about everything Nate did, notice they are sitting in the same exact position?! LOVE IT! He was about 2-1/2 years old in this pic. . . so cute! We had spent the day at Hyrum Dam just chillin', and Nate would take Gage out in his "little yellow boat" ie floaty. Watching the two of them together makes my heart melt!

And for you card makers, I did make a matching card too! Now, I probably should have bought the digital download and used my silhouette to cut out the anchors on the page and card. . . but, I like to do things the more difficult way, and sometimes I actually just like making my own patterns and fussy cutting things out. . . but you can always do things a bit more simple!

Don't forget to keep hopping and see what the other Artisans have to share! You'll be inspired for sure! Next stop? Cathy. . . I think she is up to something. . . In The Cat Cave. . . Let's go spy on her!


Supplies used: Hello Sailor stamp set; High Tide DSP; Whisper White, Smoky Slate, and Pacific Point cardstock; Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, and Summer Starfruit Stampin' Write Markers; Pool Party Ink Refill; Pacific Point 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain, Summer Starfruit 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain, and 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon; Silver Baker's Twine; Linen Thread; Brights Designer Buttons; Essentials Wood Elements; Aqua Painter; On Film Framelits dies; Arrows Embossing Folder; Labels Collection Framelits dies; other: white craft paint and black sharpie.


  1. Brilliant. Seriously brilliant!! I am in love with your doodle bubbles! I need close up pics of those friend, cuz I am totally copying them!!

  2. BECKY!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about this page! AMAZING! You did such a fabulous job of it all!

  3. Very cute!!!!!!!!!! Love the twine and burlap of it. It totally brings out the photos and the anchor.

  4. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I love it all, but I really love the anchors!!!

  5. becky, I love your page and your card...seeing your projects makes me tempted to get that set! I'm glad so many of you artisans have SONS...that's all I've got, too! and we can still make really cute pages! GREAT WORK!