Thursday, April 23, 2009

Life overcrowded?

This is part of my "balance" journal. Although the pages are a bit more "planned" than I usually do, I wanted to high-light this quote. So the pages were inspired by the quote to not do "too much" on these pages. There are lots of layers of thin paper you may not see, but I love the texture and color combinations. I also know that I won't lose this quote - because here it is, in my journal! I felt compelled to use the bee - BE yourself, B for Betsy, busy as a BEE. Still striving to bring a new look and feel to my journaling. In progress...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hope Yellow Roses

Jay got me these roses over a week ago and they keep getting more and more beautiful!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Eggs

It's that time of year! Yeah! I get to dye eggs!! This year I used beets, spinach, oranges and red onion skins to create my own non-toxic, organic egg dyes. You'll see them pictured here. The spinach and orange eggs didn't look colorful enough for me so I cheated and put them in some Paas blue egg dye (oh, well!). The spinach ones turned a wonderful spotted color after I put them in the blue dye! Don't you just love it? Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Round Robin Aqua book completed

I wanted to share my completed Aqua book- 10 fabulous artists each contributed a page to the book, while I completed a page for each of their books. You'll see the artist's name credited under the page she created. Click on the flickr boxes (Below right) to see the pages I created for them.
Cover by Betsy

Tags from the Artists(L); "Home page" (R)

My page (L); Linda Manning Findley (R)

Linda Manning Findley (L); Linda Kunsman (R)

Linda Kunsman (L); Karen Ouellette (R)

Karen Ouellette (L); CindyMcMath (R)

Cindy McMath (L); Debby Harriettha (R)

Debby Harriettha (L); Christine Shebroe (R)

Christine Shebroe (L); Caryl Hoobler (R)

Caryl Hoobler (L); Pam Barnes (R)

Pam Barnes (L); Sanna Burgess (R)

Sanna Burgess (L); Artists Tags (R)