Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tips & Techniques for Art Journaling with Karla!

Hi there friends! Karla here, and I was recently making an art journal page, inspired by the amazing and talented Vicky Papaioannou's New Year Art Journal video, and thought I'd make a little tutorial. Sometimes when you look at a mixed media piece it's hard to pull apart the layers and see where to start. It's really not that hard and following these steps you can create your own piece - either in an art journal, on a canvas, or even on a tag.

Here's a look at my art journal page in my Dylusions Art Journal:

And here are some step by step directions to get you started:

I used a  white gel pen to write down my goals around the page. This beautiful script stamp, sequins and stars are from the Believe Script stamp set by Pink and Main.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have you thought of what your goals for 2016 will be? I hope this inspires you to get out some paints and inks and have fun playing!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In The Word Wednesday

Cara here to bring you "In The Word" Wednesday. With a brand new year ahead of us, I wanted to share some verses that I thought were applicable...

Bible Verses for the New Year

New Birth 
1 Peter 1:3 NIV
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Hope for the Future
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 

A New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

A New Heart
Ezekiel 36:25-27 NLT
"Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so you will obey my laws and do whatever I command.

Forgetting the Past
Philippians 3:13-14 NLT
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Our Top 3 
by DT selection
 in numerical order were:

#4 Shell Swinscoe

#7 Giorgia Rossini

#9 Margaret A.

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Happy 2016 to everyone and congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that participated!  That makes you all winners to us here on the SEM team!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Welcome to January's Challenge!

Happy New Year!
Sorry for our challenge being a little late...
computer problems :(

We are so excited about starting a 
brand new year with all of you.
Hope you are also!

Let's get started :-)

We hope that you will join us in any one of our month's challenges, or even all three of them.
We have a layout sketch, a card sketch,
and our Scripture challenge.

Our Scripture focus challenge for this month is:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:1

Here is our Layout Sketch:

And from two of our Design Team members:

Cara Goedeking

Karla Yungwirth

 Our Card Sketch:

And from three of our Team Design members:

Linda Oswald Harvey

Debbie Reed

Alicia Redshaw

Scripture Inspiration:
Alicia Redshaw

Debbie Reed

Please watch the blog by January 10th to find out who our December Top 3 are and who the random selected winner is.

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