Saturday, June 9, 2012


...this is on my table. I think I may have a couple hours to play today too. Yippee!

I have these background pages waiting for me. The colors are so bright & fabulous, right? The orange, pink, and yellows are a beautiful starting point for Kristin's rainbow sherbert color choice this week for Summer of Color 2

Last month the kids and I made some construction paper flowers to brighten up the house. We used coffee filters with markers for the center of each flower. It is super fun for the kids. All we did was take a white coffee filter and fold it in half about four times. Use regular old markers and make pretty designs all over the filter. Then simply place the tip of the filter into a bowl of water. The kids love to watch the ink spread as the water travels up through the filter. I carefully open it up and lay it down on a paper towel to dry. 

I used those same paper towels on these journal pages. 
I just glued them down with Mod Podge. 
It creates lots of pretty color and texture. 

I also have this collaged background ready to go for one of Mystele's Life Book lessons. I really love the colors on this one. I am so drawn to blues, grays, and greens lately. The best thing about this page though is the old school paper with spelling words written on it.  
That is actually mine
I found a bunch of my old school work when I was cleaning out my old trunk. I kept a few because I am nostalgic and will use the rest for collage. SO happy!!
It's always fun to use little pieces of your own history. :) 

Look at that penmanship! :)

I'll be back on Monday to show off my rainbow sherbert pages complete! (Hopefully...)

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Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend,


  1. The coffee filters sound like so much fun Jen... and just love the colorful paper towel journal background... and totally cool that you were able to use your old school paper in your collage... perfect for Mystele's wonderful lesson...

    Jenny x

  2. Your backgrounds look fab Jen...and I agree... so cool to use some of your old school papers!! Jan x

  3. What a fun "orange" summer Jen. Wishing you a great week ahead :)

  4. Looks great. I love all that beautiful texture and colour. Excellent I do like how that collage looks. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Mysteles classes on Lifebook are great arn't they. They are so much fun and very playful.
    Kyles :D