Challenge #42

Posted by The Design Experiment on 10:03 AM
Hi Experimenters!

I hope you all had a fine weekend and a wonderful Valentine's Day. For some of us, it is still the thick of winter and according to Punxsutwney Phil the warmth of spring is still a few weeks away. With the cold and snow, we often find ourselves staying in more, snuggling with our families in front of the fireplace. Talk about comforting! This week we'd like you to talk about comforts:

What brings you comfort? Is it an object, a person, a feeling, or something else?

So remember you have two weeks ladies to let us know how you get comfortable.

This week we are joined by our fabulous Guest Designer, Dina Wakley.

A bit about Dina:

Hi, I'm
Dina Wakley, and I'm honored to be the guest designer this month! I live in the hot Arizona desert with husband of 18 years and my three sons, ages 13, 11, and 9. I started scrapping way back in 1995 when my first son was born! Since then I've journeyed into stamping, mixed media art & collage, and art journaling, as well. I love everything about art--looking at it, making it, teaching it, enjoying it. I design for Hambly Studios, Jenni Bowlin Studios, Kenner Road kit club, and {entreARTistes} magazine. I have been published in Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, {entreARTistes}, Somerset Memories, Artful Blogging, and Memory Makers. In my spare time I love to read good books, cook good food, and hang out with good friends. I'm a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, so if you're ever in town please let me know and I'll give you a tour. :)

Thank you Dina for joining us this week and for inspiring us with your layout.

By Dina Wakley

Journaling (stream of

There's something about art journaling, about the mere act of putting paint & words & ink down on paper that soothes me, comforts me, helps me give a voice to all my fears, gives a voice to my sadness., to the things that I keep inside & can't share with anyone, to the loneliness that pervades & that I have struggled with since I was a child, to the feelings of inadequacy and sometimes even just to the boredom of daily living.

I Love My Comforts
By Sasha


family, candy, books, and art

Art is My Comfort
By Glenda


Sometimes I wonder what I ever did before I discovered scrapping and making stuff. No matter how bad my day is I can come into my scrap room and lose myself. My soul takes flight.

By Amy


If I had to pick one thing that always gives me comfort, this would be it.

Just Us
By Mia


Two years ago, I never thought I would say that a dog would bring me comfort. That was before you came into our lives. Now, there is nothing I look forward to more each day than to spend time w/ you.

Ladies, y'all know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment in this post with a link to your layout.

We can't wait to see YOUR takes on the challenge! We hope that if you've never joined us for a challenge here at The Design Experiment, that you are inspired to do so today!

See you ladies again on the 1st of March!


Here's mine! :P



these are great ladies!!!! great challenge!

you ladies always come up with good challenges :D

love what the DT made, once again, works of art!!!

here's mine. the post explains my Lo some....


What a great challenge and the DT rocked it! I love each challenge!

Here is my take:


Loved doing this!!
here's mine:


Hi everyone! I just discovered this today but was inspired to create a layout about my comforts. Great site, BTW!



Here is mine...



here's mine:


thanks for the inspiration!


Great challenge thanks, love the DT work. My LO is here:


GORGEOUS creations girls...and Dina..Lahooove having you design with us too...you are so TALENTED! xoxo