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    One Year ago…

    ..S. asked THE question. I can’t believe it’s been one year already since we’ve had this completely wonderful day together in our most favourite city in the world.

    ((this photo was not taken on the day of our engagement but later that year – I actually don’t have a photo of us two on THAT day) – well, I do now!)

    I’m sure almost everyone says that about his engagement, but the whole day was magical and I wouldn’t want to change a thing about it! S. had everything planned and I just had to follow and enjoy the day, which was a nice change from our usual travel routine where I’m mostly the planner and lead the way ūüėČ This time though, we agreed already before our trip to Barcelona that he would plan at least one day. And boy did he plan!
    But that’s a story for another day. For tomorrow, to be exact. That’s when I will share our engagement story with you and also some pictures that I snapped throughout the day.

    Today I just wanted to say that I am thankful to have someone like him by my side wherever I go and whatever I do. He always supports me, keeps up with me even on my not so good days and always has my back.

    This Get Messy page sums it up pretty well:

    We laugh together / We smile together / We travel together / We explore together / We dream together / We hope together / We suffer together / We walk together / We talk together / We love together / We hurt together / We drink together / We go places together / We relax together / We celebrate together / We plan together / We drink coffee together / We watch movies together / We run errands together / We sleep together / We learn together / We ride together / We fight together / We try together / …
    WE ARE NEVER ALONE.

    For some it might be too much to spend so much time with the other one, but for us it works.

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    [No] Get Messy.

    …today ūüėČ

    Don’t worry, Get Messy isn’t over, no, better: it’ll be going into the next stage and is just on a Christmas break right now!

    Get Messy is becoming a full-fledged art journaling extravaganza and you’re invited to the party! We listened to your emails and comments and the Get Messy that you know and love is growing and evolving into an art journaling program. It is for anyone who is a curious beginner or a seasoned artist. There will be prompts, linkups, tutorials, accountability, and resources. And our glorious GM community. Hop over to Lauren or Caylee’s blog for more information and make sure you sign up for the Get Messy Newsletter to be the first to know when the program launches and to receive free prompts to work on through the holidays.

    Get excited. Because we’re about to Get Messy.

    Check Caylee‘s and Lauren‘s blogs to find out, what is going on in the world of Get Messy right now and sign up to get the latest news and some art journaling prompts!
    And trust me, you won’t want to miss what they have planned for this project! I’m so so excited!

    Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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    Get Messy. [No. 14]

    Woohoo, it’s time for a monthly prompt page again!! I have to say, I absolutely loved the prompt Andrea came up with!

    Journaling challenge: Pick one word that describes you right now. Just one word.

    Art challenge: Play with the word you picked. Use letter stickers, cut out your word from magazines and create a collage, write your word a hundred times on a piece of paper and use it as a background, use paint to write your word, … The main focus should be on your word.

    In the beginning, I couldn’t really decide on a word and I always had to think about “Searching”, “Insecure” and so on because I am not really satisfied with where I am right now in my life. Both geographically and also figuratively..

    But those words were too negative for me. I didn’t want to have such a negative view on my current situation. So I continued my search for the word. And one day, when I entered our living room and had a look at our little “gallery wall”, there it was: “The future belongs to those wo dream.” – perfect, I had my word! “Dreamer” it should be, because this is what describes me best right now. I’m constantly dreaming about our plans for the future and especially where they will take us and it always gets me very excited and (most of the time) also makes me quite happy, because for a moment I can forget the rest around us.

    I chose to keep the pages quite simple and minimal and they even fit the style and colour scheme of our gallery wall, which was not intended but I think is just awesome! ūüôā


    I decided to stamp my word with LoraBailora’s alphabet stamps in black ink on the left side. When I was done, I thought the right side needed some stamping as well, but I didn’t want to make it the same as the left one.
    Then i thought I could just switch it around an have some white words on black background. For that I coloured the background with my black ink pad, let it dry, then stamped the word onto it with my Versamark watermark stamp pad and put white embossing powder on top.

    If you’ve been following my blog or IG account for more than about two weeks you will know that I not only love black and white, but also anything metallic, especially copper. So of course that had to go on my page as well ūüôā


    And now I’m excited to see which word all the other talented ladies in our Get Messy group chose to describe themselves and how they turned it into an art journal page!
     
    Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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    Get Messy. [No. 13]

    This week I can only show you one page for the Get Messy challenge.

    Do you know this saying: “When it rains, it pours”? That’s how I felt the past week or two.. There was always something new adding to the already exisiting problems or annoyances and it didn’t seem to stop. So when I created this page, this saying seemed to fit perfectly.

    And as I said, new things kept coming up, so I got sick and wasn’t able to do much except photograph and post this one page.. >.<

    Anyways, next week I hope I’ll be back with more (and more exciting) new pages.. But you should check out what the other ladies created this week!
    Until then, have a nice week!


    Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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    Get Messy. [No. 12]

    Time to get messy, people! ūüôā

    For this week’s pages I tried something new again. This time I used some pictures from magazines that I had cut out some time ago and just added some alpha stickers and black washi and that’s almost it.


    Since my time at work (which is in school) is relatively loud, noisy and sometimes hectic, I found myself really enjoying the silence when I created this page!



    I think this picture was actually an advert for a Calvin Klein product or something like this, can’t remember. Anyway, I liked the picture and just glued it onto my journal page. Just recently I reorganised my office / craftroom once again, so when I made these pages there were still stacks of paper and just random things all over the room. When I saw this little passe-partout/matte from a photo frame peeking out from one of those stacks, I thought “Why not use it for my Get Messy album?” ..and I knew I would never use it anyway if not now.¬†
    So I added it to this page and I think it fits perfectly!

    Simple messages this week, but very important for me at the moment!
    Hope y’all have a nice week!

    Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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    Get Messy. [No. 11]

    First of all: Thanks a lot for all your nice words about my last Get Messy pages!! Although they are quite different from the ones before and I wasn’t entirely convinced, I like them more and more everytime I look at them! ūüôā

    And secondly, I apologise for being a bit late with posting my Get Messy pages this week, but the past few days have just gone by in a whirl. On Saturday we had our Design Team meet-up at the Scrapbook Werkstatt (which was SO much fun! You will see why in a few weeks time! ūüôā ) and on Sunday I had to plan the next few of my lessons, because the autumn holidays had ended on Sunday (boohoo).¬†
    I also got a few new goodies from the Scrapbook Werkstatt (because of course we all took the chance to be there and did some shopping ūüėČ ) but I didn’t even have time to unpack and admire those things!

    Today was the first “visit” of my instructors at school. It’s basically like a normal lesson, only that a few more people are sitting in your room, taking notes and evaluating your lesson/teaching style/personality etc. And afterwards you discuss your own feelings/ideas etc. about your lesson and their comments/tips etc. for you. And as you can imagine, it’s a lot of work and quite exhausting. But I did it! ūüôā And I will reward myself with some time for scrapbooking and a trip to IKEA later on ūüôā


    So, anyways, here are this week’s pages. Really simple because I couldn’t dedicate much time to them, but to me very meaningful nonetheless!

    Aren’t those Freckled Fawn doilies just the cutest?? I love all the different colours that they are available in and they are actually the only thing I unpacked from my little haul from Sunday.


    I found this quote on Pinterest and liked the way it was written/illustrated, so I used this for my Get Messy pages and just added a photo of me.

    And now it’s time to relax a bit, before I have to start to prepare my lessons for tomorrow…


    Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.
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