Thursday, November 15, 2012

Week 2 Attitude of Gratitude

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing my Attitude of Gratitude Journal pages with you. You can see the entire post by clicking on the above tab marked Attitude of Gratitude Journal. 


You might remember in the last few posts about my journals that I have been trying to make a dent into my supplies by using up what I have instead of purchasing new stuff?  Well, I had a little breakdown the other day, a moment of weakness when I was online checking out a "tutorial" and went over to the link to Ranger Ink http://rangerink.com/ . Oh MY Goodness! I should have closed that page right away but being curious about some of the products and watching the "demos", I got sucked right in.  Not a bad thing mind you but a rather expensive one. Here's how I justified the purchase to myself: I've been out of work for the last few years and have had limited income to purchase supplies. My husband said I should spend some of the money on something I liked.  So....art supplies here we come! LOL! Well it's a good rationalization until I get the bill. Here's what I got: Spray inks by Dylusions in Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise. Don't you just love those names? For some time now I've wanted to try Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints http://claudinehellmuth.blogspot.com/: Modern Red, Altered Orange, Dab of Yellow, Classic Teal and Landscape Green. Can you see the color scheme going here?  Yes, I ordered those too! My biggest splurge was the Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet http://rangerink.com/?product=non-stick-craft-sheet%E2%84%A2; it is just the greatest thing! Have you seen them? Do you use one?  They resist every medium you can put on them and they are heat resistant too! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  If you don't have one, put it on your Christmas list! 
Supplies
I'm so excited to have these products to work with and you will see them incorporated in the next journal pages. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I look forward to sharing more journal pages with you next week! 

Bee Creative!
Suzy






Linking to: An Attitude of Gratitude Journal anattitudeofgratitudejournal.blogspot.com
Paint Party Friday:http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/
Julie Balzer Designs:http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/
Sew Many Ways-Friend Friday:sewmanyways.blogspot.com
Gratitude Friday:http://dryadajournals.blogspot.be/2012/11/gratitude-friday_16.html

19 comments:

susanernst said...

I too, have vowed not to purchase anything new until I use up what I have. Working on this journal is helping with that! I also liked the Ranger videos, but I did indeed resist, though I was tempted, the desire to go buy some of the products! Have fun!!

Gypsea said...

I just love art supplies! They are definitely my weakness too. I love all that I can do with my craft sheet but always remember not to sand anything on it or you will be buying another one, or two. Enjoy!

Bernice Hopper said...

All Dylusions products are wonderful. Hope your husband doesn't feel I'm leading you astray!

BJ said...

Perhaps I ought to invest in some of those paints too. BJ pondering. (I have all but the black dylusions!!)

Ali said...

Really lovely journal pages. The colours are beautiful. You made me smile. It seems no matter what the craft we all can't resist buying certain items. My addiction is fabric. I buy it not knowing what it will turn into but just buy because I love the design. Have a lovely weekend.
Ali x

Anne Payne said...

I am so weak when it comes to buying supplies. There are so many pretty things in Hobby Lobby :)

Lindsay Drya said...

Is that a mood board on the first picture? Love the color combo's! :) I've checked out the page with your journal pages, wow! I see lots of red, which reminds me of a strong energy and lots of passion. Can't wait to see more. :)

explorenewness said...

Love that! So glad I found you via Sew Many Ways...I'll visit often!

soulbrush said...

I love getting new supplies, and do have a craft sheet- just got to go and look for it now- I used to use it -then put it away and forgot about it again. Happy PPF.

Linda said...

oooh what fantastic goodies and colors!! I LOVE the Dylusion sprays and use them quite often-the craft sheet is awesome in so many ways!! Try spritzing some spray inks on it, spritz a tag with water then swipe the tag over the sprayed sheet-YUMMY!You'll have tons of fun with your new goodies-happy PPF!

Giggles said...

I too have a weakness for art supplies. Pretty much all I buy now.

Hugs Giggles

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These look like fun. I am sure you will make wonderful journal pages with them. Thanks for becoming a follower.. I am going to add you too. HPPF

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wow, you made quite a haul. Excited to see what you do with your new treasures. Happy PPF

Lynn Cohen said...

What fun journal pages and all those paints! Wow! HPPF!

Anne Manda said...

You bought such delicious colors! I too vow that I won't buy any art supplies, and then I cave in... mostly to watercolor paper and micron pens :-D Happy PPF!

Karen Smithey said...

I've been trying to do the same thing! So far I've been successful at not buying any new supplies!

I'm having a giveaway over at Art in the Garage to celebrate my 1000th post--hope you can stop by and leave a comment!

wednesday said...

Oh there is no joy like being given a pass to buy art supplies Guilt Free! Hope you enjoy them all.

stitchedbyme said...

Those tutorials will get me every time! I have bought so many new products as a result of a tutorial or video demo and then I get busy and don't get a chance to do the project and then forget what I bought the products for.

Carolyn Dube said...

What yummy colors you choose! I love my dylusions spray inks! It is like Christmas to me when the goodies arrive!