Saturday, January 7, 2012


I've done a lot of thinking in the past 2 weeks, trying to get a game plan for 2012.  Trying to figure out what I want to see happen this year and what I can let go of to make this season of my life simpler.  I've thought alot about what I want for me and who I am at this time.

One of the things I really have felt led to do was to keep some sort of book documenting our weeks - I don't want to miss anything that happens in 2012 and with all that goes on in our household I would miss things!  :)  Last month I posted a mini book I had made Remembering 2011, but I even as I finished it I realized I had missed documenting things that were so very important.  So...  with the help of a challenge site called Bird is the Word I started off 2012 with the word Promise and what the word has meant to me this week.  I chose to do an Art Journal this week because I've never done one and I really want to learn to just let go and enjoy and I did!  It was a thrilling adventure documenting my thoughts with some alcohol inks, blending solution and my favorite sharpie pen.

Materials Used:  Brave Girls daily e-mail, stamp, K&Co, Hambly, Glitz, Adriondock, gesso
I also participated in a challenge at Club CK - it was a 1 hour challenge that I actually finished in 30 minutes which is totally impressive for me (another goal).  I documented my decision to use a planner with 3 things for the day listed - to both keep me on track and to be an encouragement that I was accomplishing things.  See when you have 7 in your home there is always laundry to be done, there is always clutter, and someone is always eating so it is nice to realize that these things were finished at one point in the day.

I've also realized that I really like messy in my art, but I also like clean and simple.  It is hard when everyone is scrapping beautiful pages or in pages, or whatever the trend might be to stay true to oneself, but for myself I am a scrapbooker without a style but with a mission - my mission is to use whatever method works to tell the story of my family and I.  So when I write my post at the end of the year and choose my top 10, it will be the layouts that document us as a family the best.


  1. Awesome journal pages so nice to see one in the BITW gallery, thanks heaps for sharing and subbing with us xox

  2. WOW love your journal pages Antenucci.. absolutely gorgeous work!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :)

  3. Your work on your mini album is a piece of art. It looks like something I would see in a magazine called "Cloth, Paper, Scissors"...have you heard of that magazine? is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing it with us at BITW.

  4. That journal is fabulous Wendy. Thanks so much for letting me have a peek at it :) And the clean streamlined layout?! Love.

  5. Gorgeous Dear
    tks for playing along at Bird is the word

  6. I like that journal! I use different styles too Wendy. It depends on my mood and what subject I'm scrapping.