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spencer, iowa usa
enjoy the simple pleasures in life!
Interests: travel, reading, creating art, being outside, love, photography, old movies, music
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I haven't smashed for a while and pulled out a book I haven't played in for a long time (like a year) and once I got started, I couldn't stop! I've been doing pages since Friday and posting them on Instagram all weekend. So I thought I'd share them here... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at iowajewels collage treasures
I will have been in our new home three months tomorrow and I still don't think it has really sunken in that we actually made it out of Iowa alive. I love our new place so much it's crazy! I have some fun pages to share today - the the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at iowajewels collage treasures
iowajewel added a favorite at Amanda Rose blog
Sep 9, 2014
iowajewel added a favorite at Amanda Rose blog
Sep 8, 2014
Hello Susan, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! And for pinning my smash travel idea!!! And wow so glad you found one for yourself and you are taking it on holiday and to NYC - my favorite city in the world!!! Would love to see pictures of what you create from your trip!!!
Hey, DeeAnn, sorry it has taken me so long to answer back this note!!! Thank you for the welcome back and well wishes. I still don't think it has truly sunken in that I live in New England again! So nice to hear you missed my posts, I am trying to get back into the swing of things again. I'm still pretty slow. My new studio has a long way to go but I am back to working a little again which is good. I'm glad you like the new smash books and I will try to get more photos of our place. Thanks so much for being a faithful visitor to my blog, it really means so much to me. Have a wonderful week, Julie
Thank you so much!!! So glad you enjoyed seeing my pages!
I am still loving the new Smash book, these pages were just made for me! This double page spread all came about when I got a Acorn TV magazine in the mail this week. It's full of DVD's for sale and other gift items. At first I was going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
What a week this was! We sold our house! It seems like a life time ago now, so much has happened since then! Someday I will be caught up in my planner pages here, I promise! I love the colors of orange and turquoise together! And I really love these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. All my paper is 12 x12 scrapbook paper that I cut to size and punch with the Arc hole punch. These sheets are very old from a company called Sassafrasslass. They aren't even in business anymore but there are lots of great paper lines that are just as cute. Check out Echo Park, Studio Calico etc. I am starting a new planner soon as this one is getting really full and I'll be choosing a whole new set of papers. Have fun, the sky is the limit!
This afternoon I completed two pages in my new everyday life smash book. They are both super easy and simple. I chose this photo because the colors went well with the page. The curtain is a vintage lick and stick sticker from the 1960's. The only other things I added... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
Thank you so much!!!! For stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment! I have a tab punch, that I use to make my own tabs but there are a lot of cure ones you can buy too. To make the arc cute and fun I had to invest in the punch so I could make dividers and add all kind of things to my book. I love the arc as I am left handed and regular ring binders are hard for me to write in, the arc is not. Thank you for your sweet words too! Have fun making your arc a one if a kind planner!
DeeAnn, thank you so much! It is so sweet of you to say! And Misty would be pleases to hear that. She is having a little bit of a hard time not being able to go outside, she cries and paws at the hallway door some days. But for the most part she is settling in. There are a lot less places for her to go (no basement or attached garage) so I worry she's bored. But she spends most her time sleeping so I think she's ok. She gets so much more attention now!
I finally have a few more photos of our place! This time they are from Instagram. First up is a shot of one side of our living room: Two of my favorite things about our new home are the floors (I love how they look plus they are heated!) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
Moving right along, here is a look at my pages for early May. I decorate each side as I go along and never worry about how they will go together as a full week. So far I have always liked the results. It is fun for me to read what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
These pages were done with photos from our second time at the beach. This time we went to the south end of Hampton at the state park. Love it so much more. Less people, quieter, there are sand dunes and big rocks. Plus the tide was out, that is my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
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Aug 12, 2014
I didn't realize in my last journal post I only showed the first half of week. So here's the other half and some other pages I have smashed in my planner. Here is the month at a glance calendar for April: I had a lot fun, drawing and coloring in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
iowajewel added a favorite at Dispatch From LA
Aug 10, 2014
I just read on another blog that thinking is over rated. Sometimes. This is one of those times. Doing on the other hand is important, get packing girl! Since the moment you decided to move, you were already on your way! Don't worry about the "what if's". Take comfort in knowing your family and home will still be there if you need them but jump in and give this new adventure 100% of your fabulous self!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on NY to TX | 2 weeks and counting at Amanda Rose blog
Yes sometimes thinking is so over rated! Love that.and your books are looking so yummy, I so much want to start drawing too!
iowajewel added a favorite at Dispatch From LA
Aug 7, 2014
I'm very excited to be starting my 4th everyday life smash book. I choose the new my life after school edition and am in love with it! The colors are yummy and so far the pages are really fun to play with. I don't usually decorate my covers but this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at iowajewels collage treasures
iowajewel added a favorite at Amanda Rose blog
Aug 6, 2014
I love your notebooks and the last one is my favorite!!!!! How when you fill it up you throw it away without reading it-genius!!!!!!!!!
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2014 on my number of notebooks at Amanda Rose blog