Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Coffee Understands....

There are a few challenges happening this week and when I saw them, I knew they would be perfect together....just like coffee and cream, infused into me; via an IV line, over a period of 24/7!!
I am starting something completely NEW for me. It's like so 2001 for ya'll, I'm sure, but for me, it's brand spanking new. I'm starting a journaling book!!
No, it won't contain life altering tid bits of wisdom that I pass on to my heirs, but it will be chock-full of humorous quips that make me giggle.
So, here is my first journal page using the ever fabulous Sketch from Cardabilities and with it I have paired Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of Coffee or Tea and Frilly and Funkie for their challenge of Something To Say.  
 
I loved the concept of humorous quotes so much, I dove right into the pages and haven't even decorated the cover yet. 
 I'll just let the muse inspire when it's ready....
Biggest of hugs to you all and Happy Crafting!
Lisa xx

34 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lisa,what a fabulous journal page!! So many wonderful layers and I love how you arched the ruler to create depth, amazing!! The quote made me giggle. hugs :)

Paper Profusion said...

A stunning journalling debut Lisa - this looks fantastic. I've yet to get off the start blocks for this genre. I bet yours will beat the socks off all others for fun and entertainment! Good luck with your challenges. Nicola x

Samra Leshinski said...

WOOOOOOW!!!! Lisa this is simply breathtaking!!! I so love all the elements you used to decorate your first journal page! You sure know how to make my jaw drop my friend!!! I love that ruler strip! Is that metal?? Please do tell!
Have a wonderful day my dear and keep crafting cause I need another dose of Lisa magic!!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a fabulous journal page and a great one to start off your book. I love the texture and layers you have managed to create within the sketch, just wonderful. It also made me chuckle too and I look forward to seeing more humorous entries in the future.
Lorraine

Karon said...

Amazing journal page. Love all the elements and texture, especially the ruler element. Great quote too! TFS

Marjorie said...

Fabulous journal page Lisa... I love your quirky ideas and this is off the page 'FABULOUS'.. I especially like the sentiment, it says it all!... Thank you for your visit it's always lovely to read your encouraging comments and kind words:)
Looking forward to seeing more pages...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie x

Jane said...

Fab to see you journalling Lisa...it's very additive. This first page is fab and only you could have fun quotes in yours...so very Lisa..you are such a hoot and a very talented crafter. Huge hugs, Jane s

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! You've done a wonderful job creating dimension and texture with your elements. Beautiful page! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Chrissy said...

So Awesome Lisa..love the layers and elements and the quote is so true...no ones understands my 5 cups I need before I go to work than COFFEE!!..Fantastic journaling page.

luv CHRISSYxx

Buttons said...

YAY!!! What a great start to journalling!!! I absolutely LOVE every single part of this, from that great saying through to the mix of cleverly balanced layering. You are officially a star journaller and I'm thrilled to bits you've joined us at Frilly and Funkie too. Pinned! Jenny x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! First of all congratulations for jumping into this project ... you are off to a fabulous start! This page is amazing ... love it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!
Darlene
Cardabilities DT
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Lori said...

I'd say you're off to a fabulous start! What a beautiful page and it will be so fun to go back and look at later. Can't wait to see more!

Tammy said...

Oh I love the idea of a journal of quotes that make you happy and giggle! Fabulous idea and I'd say you are off to a wonderful start! Can't wait to see the rest!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Lisa, you are so clever!!
Kevin xx

Ina said...

What an awesome way to use that sketch challenge with such an amazing result. Just love all the elements you added. Another side of your talent to share with us. Thanks Lisa.

Pia S said...

What a cool page! I love your ability to just add different bits and bobs and make it look fabulous. When I try to do the same it just ends up looking untidy and too random.

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous page!!! LOVE the dies!!! Great layers too!

Mitra Pratt said...

ROCK STAR! I agree with the quote too!!! I'd be lost so totally lost without my coffee! Might I offer a challenge for the next page? Something on bras....boobs are funny most days, but I can only imagine what naughty stuff you might come up with...

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. Lisa, your journal page is awesome! I love the beautiful embellishments you created. :)

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely fabulous page Lisa and such a wonderful idea for a journal.

Joann Williams said...

Whoa Lisa,
What a fantastic journal page! You just dove right in for sure and it turned out gorgeous! I cannot wait to see more!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

mapo said...

Wow, Beautiful,gorgeous colors. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

Lizzyc said...

What a fabulous use for the sketch, I am sure your book will be delightful to look through.. thanks for joining in with Cardabilities..

Regina Easter said...

what an awesome journal this is going to be girlie

Annie said...

Your journal cover looks amazing Lisa and I love the idea of humorous quips x great layering and what a treasure for future heirs

Hugs Annie x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your journaling book is amazing, Lisa!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
Nancy

Georgie C said...

Boy there are some totally gorgeous layers in here, I could stare for hours! Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

Lisa S. said...

I can't wait to see your journal unfold and for all the giggles that are ahead for me to enjoy. This page is awesome and being a coffee lover too, I think it's perfect. Excited to see this adventure unfold! xx

Sandy said...

I can't think of anyone that could possibly be any better than you at creating an art journal of any kind. I too am looking forward to seeing more of your journal pages. You know I am going to steal as much as possible!!
Sandy xx

Team Clark said...

You absolutely deserved to win this challenge! Your entry is amazing! Congrats!!!

Dodie said...

Wow! Everything about this page is amazing. Love the pops of color from the red heart and the turquoise circle. That ruler piece is gorgeous! Is it a die? If so ... We need the details!

Tracy said...

Humph! You don't need to look for any humorous quote GF. You just right down the stuff that comes out of your own mouth. You have me rolling all the time. I'm sure your journal will be spectacular with all your cool mixed media skills. :-) Great start already.

butterfly said...

Oh yay - what a brilliant first step into journalling - I adore your style, and the sentiment too - from a fellow coffee-worshipper. Love the layers and dimensionality and cool krafty look. Cannot wait to see more...
Alison xx

Margaret said...

Hooray! Welcome to the journaling world! Your first page is awesomely fun and I'm loving the coffee theme! I love the idea of a 'make me smile' journal, too! Mine tends to be a combination of quotes and trial art techniques-still lots of fun!