Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie

Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie ♥ Caylee Grey

Now I don’t get jealous, but I am jealous of Sophie. For quite a few reasons, actually. 1. She can speak German fluently. 2. She has beautiful brown hair. I’ve tried, but I’d never be able to get it. Same goes for 3. Her makeup skills. 4. Her Project Life pages are rich and dark just like her hair. 5. Her handwriting looks as though an angel flew down from heaven just to write a few words and 6. She lives in Berlin.

Sophie has one of my favourite creative styles out there. Now that my gushing is over, I’ll let you see what I mean:

Tell me about yourself

Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie ♥ Caylee Grey

Why do you blog?

Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie ♥ Caylee Grey

Where do you create?

Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your three essential crafting tools?

Hello Lovely | Sophie from Dear Sophie ♥ Caylee Grey

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Get Messy | 16 | A Self-Portrait

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

I show T my pages and announce, “This is my self portrait”

“But that’s me”

“Exactly”

He smiles.

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You can see my pages here or larger versions (and unpublished pages) in my Flickr gallery.

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

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

I met Heather over a bonding over our mutual awkwardness. I didn’t think there was someone who could match my gauche gynocologist visits and old German man encounters (not the same occurances). Turns out there is. Heather is gloriously goofy and elegant at the same time. She’s also really artistic and crafty. And nice. I like Heather, and here’s why you will like her too.

Tell me about yourself

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your tips for creativity?

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your three essential crafting tools?

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

What are you having for dinner?

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your favourite things that you’ve created?

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

Stalk Heather on her blogPinterest, and Instagram. Say hi and tell her Caylee sent you.

Hello Lovely | Heather from Tickled Yellow ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy | 15 | No Shrinking Violets

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

I started a new art journal this week. Not because I’m awesome and I finished my previous one that quickly, but because I’m less awesome and lost it. Yep. I always keep my art journal on the mini shelf under my desk, and I reached for it and bam, it’s not longer there.

So I whipped out one of my Moleskine pocket Volant notebooks and started in that.

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I just finished John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines and had “fugging” on my mind.

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I even managed to do a title page before finishing the notebook. Only ten pages in; new record.

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

These pages feel a lot happier than my previous journal’s. I hope it stays that way.

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You can see my pages here or larger versions in my Flickr gallery.

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


PS: Husband decided to 1. Whisk me away for a surprise weekend away so that I couldn’t press the send button and then 2. Get kidney stones and be in hospital until yesterday. So Glitter Mail is coming tomorrow! Make sure you’re signed up.

Hello Lovely | Andrea from Create Share Love

Hello Lovely | Andrea from Create Share Love ♥ Caylee Grey

This is a blog that I have been desperately longing for ever since finding Andrea on Instagram. And I wasn’t the only one. After so many of Andrea’s posted pictures, you’d see pleas for her to start a blog in the comments. I’m so freaking happy that she listened to all of us and made Create Share Love. With the most beautiful creations, Andrea shares with gutso. She shares links, advice, and inspiration without hesitation. Email Andrea a question? You’ll get pages of guidance, links, and a warm feeling in your heart. I’m so excited to introduce you to Andrea and her new blog. Watch that space.

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Stalk Andrea on her blogPinterest, and Instagram. Say hi and tell her Caylee sent you.

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Get Messy | 14 | Gold and Black Black Black Black

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

This week I did not feel like making anything in my art journal. I pushed through and made a few very average pages. After catching up on all those weeks of Project Life, maybe I was just exhausted. I also became very much into Project Life and my love went right back to that project. Apparently I don’t have enough love for both? T also just got home after a month and a half overseas, so maybe it was that? I wasn’t staying up as late anymore. I was tired. I didn’t want to spend time away from him (even if it was only on the desk next to him).

I don’t know.

All I know is that this week it was hard to create. I’m glad I pushed through because it shows perseverance, but I’m also not glad because I made average stuff. I guess in the end, these average pages just count towards the unknown number of average pages that I have to get through before I make something magical.

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

This page is so dark for my current state of mind. I’m not sure how it ended up so black and moody. It reminds me of something I’d make in 2009. Can regular people have “periods” just like real artists? This page still means something to me, though. That’s Noel Fielding in the centre, and that crazy quote is from him. If you don’t know Noel Fielding, then you’re truly missing out on life. I love him. He’s my Weird Guy Crush. Anyways. So he often wears clothing that makes him look like a crow. I guess that’s what I was aiming for with that textured paint.

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Not quite what I envisioned for this page, but oh well.

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And I made my cover. This gold gouche is the most beautiful shade of paint I’ve ever seen and I needed it to go somewhere prominent. The Shakespeare quote? Well of course it had to go there.

Get Messy Art Journal ♥ Caylee Grey

Get Messy is growing every week and it’s truly one of my favourite things on the internet. I’m so happy to be a part of it, and have all the encouragement and inspiration from the best group of girls. If you’ve wanted to start, restart, or carry on art journaling, and are looking for accountability, support, inspiration, and some kick ass cheerleading, you should email me.

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You can see my pages here or larger versions (and unpublished pages) in my Flickr gallery.

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

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

Falling behind on Project Life is okay. It means that you’re doing something right in your life (ie: living). But having a collection of your memories and the life that you’re busy living is really cool. And it’s nice to capture everything before you forget. That’s why, in the middle of the year, we’re doing an unofficial Project Life catch up. We? Everyone who isn’t up to date with their Project Life and wants to do something about it. Whether that is one week behind, or one year behind. If you want to catch up, join us, and be part of a group cheerleading. Encourage, and be encouraged. It’s easier to do it in a group than alone.

As part of the mass catch up, Olya made these gorgeous inspirational printables. My contribution? A planner. This is a formalised version of what worked for me.

This is not going to catch up on Project Life for you. It’s not even going to tell you how to do it. What it is going to do is give you a framework for making your catch up as easy as possible.

It includes the following pages, and you can use them in any order you’d like:

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

You can also choose to use each planner page per week, or one for the entire catch up.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

My favourite thing about falling behind in Project Life is that I now have a whole bunch of weeks to experiment on.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

I may have gone a bit crazy with the confetti. My number one rule to getting things done? Trick myself into thinking that they are a lot more fun than they actually are. This is easily done with gold sequins.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

And if you wanted help with starting, I have a few links for you. No guide is going to work for everyone, but I have a few tips on how I did it here, Olya and Amelia are following this guide and Lauren has her own plan too. Search the #letscatchuponprojectlife tag on Instagram to see how everyone else is doing it. Share your tips and photos along the way. There’s no pressure. If you have the entire 2013 and 2014 to catch up on, but only manage to do one week, well that’s completely fine. That’s one week more than nothing, and maybe someone else can learn from you.In the end, however, no matter how many guides you read, you’re just going to have to dive in head first and do it. Write your own Grand Plan.

Okay, okay, I’ll stop talking and get to the good stuff.

Download the overenthusiastic glitter version – A4 / Letter

Download the glitter-free version – A4 / Letter

These are editable which means that you can type into them and print like that if you like. You can also print them at any size. Just google the instructions. You can use it as you wish, just don’t claim it as your own. As Olya says, that’s a thumbs down.

I also have a matching Project Life Planner that goes hand in hand with the catch up that will be coming to my Glitter Mail subscribers for free on Friday. It includes over 30 page protector designs (Design A to Z, 6×8 styles, coin protector, and trading card protector). You have to be subscribed to receive it, and you have to subscribe before Friday so that you can receive it. So make sure that you sign up for that.

Freebie | The Project Life Catch Up Guide ♥ Caylee Grey

So who is with us?

 

About Creating

About Creating ♥ Caylee Grey

Last week Olya asked me four questions about creating. Since I am currently into paper over pixels, and way into using paint chips for my to do lists, I just pulled out new ones to answer this.

What are you working on?

How does your work differ from others?

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Why do you create what you do?

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How does your creating process work?

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Every single Hello Lovely guest is someone who inspires me. Three in particular are big time inspirations to me, and I nominate them for the blog hop. I think their Hello Lovely features introduce them quite nicely. Kelsey, Rachel (whose HL went up today) and Mary.

Be sure to hop onto Kelsey, Rachel, and Mary‘s blogs next week to see how they answered, and three people who inspire them.

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

An absolute Queen of Words and of black and white stripes. You can usually tell if it’s a Rachel photo that’s come up on your Instagram feed before you see the avatar. As I’m always telling her, I once babysat a one year old and have no idea how she ever manages to make anything ever. I was dead every evening after leaving the child and I’m in awe of how she manages to create so much and so consistently during her little one’s naps. I’m not sure how she does it, but she does. And I’m so glad that she does.

In fact, Rachel is so good at doing what she does that she even has something more for us. There is something seriously big coming our way tomorrow. 12 August 2014. I’m excited. And I’m excited for you too, so be sure to check out her blog so that you can get your socks knocked off. Before then, I’ll let her introduce herself…

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What is the best thing you’ve ever created?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Tell me about your blog

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Where do you create?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What is your favourite time of the day?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Why do you blog?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Tell me about yourself

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Tell me about your blog

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your favourite things to create?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your three essential tools?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What are you having for dinner?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

How would you spend a day free?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Where is your favourite spot in your house?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

What are your tips on being creative?

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey

Stalk Rachel on her blogPinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. Say hi and tell her Caylee sent you.

Hello Lovely | Rachel from Big City Quiet ♥ Caylee Grey