Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Middle-Aged Girl

DSC09505_edited-1 {isn’t she sassy?!}

Oh, the journaling!  I’m definitely getting hooked, I’m afraid…

A few more pages to share with you…I promise—I’ll get to different things in my next post!

My title page:

DSC09510_edited-1 {lace border stamp from Crafty Secrets’ “Antique Trims” set}

Yep…a middle-aged GIRL, that’s me!


I am so enjoying the watercoloring with these iridescent paints…so much prettier than it comes across in pictures…striping is awfully fun!

Two more pages…


Not sure why I did these two back-to-back…but then that’s the fun thing about journaling—it just doesn’t matter!  Whatever comes out of you thoughts at the time is absolutely perfect {even if it’s imperfect!}

DSC09515_edited-1 {scallop border stamp from Crafty Secrets’ “Artsy Banner” set}

One of my very favorite quotes… “It’s kind of FUN to do the IMPOSSIBLE”…quite a saying from one of the most imaginative men I can think of…Walt Disney. 


What is it about vintage moon faces that makes me so very happy?  I have no idea, but there’ll be plenty on the pages yet to come, I’m sure!


Little paper stars cut from an old book page, then outlined & glittered up—can’t be a proper star if it doesn’t sparkle!

And finally…

DSC09532_edited-1 {a bit of a gloomy day today…the pinks on this page are actually much pinker…oh, well!}

A favorite quote from Theodore Roosevelt found on Pinterest (one of my favorite places!)  “Comparison is the thief of joy”…isn’t that the truth?!

Just a page about my thoughts on the subject…

DSC09541_edited-1 {flower doodle stamps at bottom from Crafty Secrets’ “Art Blooms” set}

No more joy thievery for me, please!

DSC09538_edited-1 {my sweet, little muse of joy comes from the stamp set “Fairy Jar”, designed by Hope Wallace Karney}

Well, that’s all for me today.  I really hope you give journaling a try!  Just dive in…put pen in hand and see what comes out!  You’ll be SO glad you did!

See you soon with something new…



  1. Julie! Let me be the first to say...You ARE quite good at this
    In your own...very wonderful
    ...and unique WAY!
    And I'm not comparing your beautiful
    randomly-methodical (is that such a word?)
    journal-verbalizing anyone. It stands alone. It stands for you, you "middle age girl"...It simply is the journal of joy!

  2. Julie it is beautiful!! I really love the moon and the watercolor!! So pretty!! Look forward to seeing more!! Have a great day! xo Heather

  3. Wow, this is some serious journaling! I love it!!!

  4. good morning Julie!
    love your journaling. Im always admiring the art journals that pop up around the blogosphere!
    Natalea kandefors, sandy camardas, Jenny Holidays.. and SOOOO many others. I would love to try one some time.. but feel i may never get to it! lol.. there are so many things I want to do!
    anyways.. that quote hits home for me.. Im always comparing myself and of course falling short!
    and I know I shouldnt do it. but I do it!
    gotta stop that..!
    have a lovely day

  5. You really are a pro with this Julie! Love what you've been doing!

  6. Julie this is so inspiring..your penmanship is impeccable. I love every single touch and color. Comparison is a thief. Something I never thought of but do far too much. Beautiful are a true artist. Smiles...Renee

  7. Another ADORABLE page!!! I love whay you have done here! HUGS!

  8. The fun you're having with these pages really shines through. They are wonderful to look at with so much detail and thought that you put into them. Wonderful quotes!

  9. These pages are so sweet! I love the water colors! VERY original!


  10. Julie, your pages are wonderful, I love the front page, and your text :-) and I love your moon and all you wrote, I can see you have so much fun dear.

  11. Your journal pages our great. Love seeing all your penmanship and all your detail. Enjoyed reading your thoughts on comparison. I find myself doing that and falling short too. Great reminder not to.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.

  12. Hellow Julie, everything is so adorable.

  13. Oh my gosh, Julie I love your journal pages...they're beautiful! And so fun!

  14. Beautful, Julie; you
    are a NATURAL at's gorgeous!!!
    Love all the quotes.
    Must be a middle-aged
    girl thing : )

    Happy Thursday,
    xo Suzanne

  15. So fun...I always thought that would be something I would like to do...your work is so creative and beautiful. Love to you my friend. xoxoxo

  16. Lovely pages! You got me in the mood to art journal again :) Have you received my package in the mail yet?

    Sandy xox

  17. The journaling sure seems to come naturally to you! Gorgeous pages! Best wishes, Tammy

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