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January Smeared & Smudged Hop

Hiya! Here's something I haven't been able to participate in for quite a while...the Smeared & Smudged Member Blog Hop! It's one of my goals this year to start participating in some of the hops and challenges that I used to love being a part of. Last year, many of those things got away from me. I hope to change that this year. This month, the challenge was "Anything Goes," so I had no excuse not to play along.

I received my amazing winnings from the 31 Days of Halloween a few weeks ago, and I wanted to play with some of my new stamps. So I broke out the Occasions Grumpies and decided to use the spa Grumpie. Though it was a tough choice...I love so many of them!

I colored my Grumpie with alcohol markers, and my background was done with watercolors. The phrases are handwritten and from the Occasions Grumpies set. I don't know if you have resolutions for 2014, but after relaxing with my family at home for 2 weeks...doing very little of anything besides enjoying each other's company, I realized that that is something I really need to do more of.

Below is the full hop list. Please be sure to leave everyone some love! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sue The Nanny
Molly The Fishmonger
Alison (that's me!)


Ahh what a cute little critter. Lovin what you have done here.
Hiya Alison, loving this little grumpie and the way you've made this page.
Sue (The Nanny)
grumpies are the cutest

ike said…
Aaaah !!! He's just perfect for your sentiments and exactly what you want to be like this year. :-) Relaxed AND creative :-) Great to see you again

IKE xxx

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Tori said…
This is great, Alison! I love that you shared this journal page - it hits home for me as well. Great coloring on the Grumpie and love the watercolor background!
Laura B said…
Awesome page! This is definitely something I need to work on...I hardly ever relax! I love the way the green and blue pop against the pink on your page, too.:)
Matney said…
Yup for some crazy reason the holidays will do that to you! Great color on page and love that Grumpie! Hope you are taking this advice and look forward to seeing you around more!! Wonderful page.
Matney said…
Funny how this hit so close to home! We should all that this page and keep the wonderful Grumpie advice all year. Wonderfully colored page and an awesome job.
Emily Thubbron said…
Fab AJ page. I love those little Grumpies.
Susan Salyer said…
Love your project looks like you had fun
susan s
DonnaMundinger said…
What a fun little page and fabulous resolution. Adorable, Alison! xxD
Wendy said…
What a great page! I love your colorful grumpie. There is a lot of good advice on your page that we could all benefit from.
Great journal page Alison, your colouring, as always is gorgeous and I love the sentiments you have used with your lil grumpie :)

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