A fun project today as I am decorating a couple of pages on the monthly calendar that was included in the Art By Marlene advent calendar.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

August pages

January pages


Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Advent Calendar (now 15% OFF)
[ JGG ]
Clear Stamp Set – Elements
[ JGG | SSS | ACH ]
TOADSTOOL Clear Stamps abmmucstamp285
[ SSS | JGG ]
Real Brush Pens – Set of 48
[ ARTZ ]
Dye Ink Pad – Cerulean Blue
[ JGG | SSS | ACH ]
Dye Ink Pad – Nature
[ JGG | SSS | ACH ]
Dye Ink Pad – Black Shadow
[ JGG | SSS | ACH ]
Stamperia Matt Glue
[ JGG | SSS | ACH ]
WHITE Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
[ SSS | SBC ]
Blending Brushes
[ ACH | SSS ]
DYMO Label Maker
Label maker refill – white on black
[ AMZ ]
WOW heat tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]


  1. First, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! Thank you so very much for all you have shared and inspired and designed (dies and art journal collections!!) this year. I can only imagine how busy it’s been for you and I hope it has also been rewarding, fulfilling, exciting and fun. As with every year since I found you online, I have enjoyed and appreciated each and every video you have posted. Your generosity of time and spirit is always much appreciated. Some years back I gave up on resolutions for the same reasons you talked about. Now, I just do my best to let the journey through the year unfold. One of the reminders for me from our COVID experience is to wear any plans I might have very loosely because one never know what’s around the corner and when direction in life might need to be altered (or abruptly halted!). I really like your … ummm … blessings(?)/wishes(?) for the New Year instead of resolution(s). A while back I saw a video where someone opened each door of Marlene’s calendar so we could see what was included in the calendar. This close up view of what’s behind the doors you’ve already opened was fun to see b/c that wasn’t included in the other video. And it’s fun to see what you’re doing with your gifts! Thank you so much, Vicky. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, enjoy your time off and see you next year. Big holiday hugs to you!

    1. Thank you so much! I enjoy Marlene’s advent calendar day by day and I don’t want any spoilers… this way I can enjoy it all the way until the 24th !!! Merry Christmas and thank you so much for your sweet feedback and support. It really means a lot! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. LOVE that puffer fish! so cute!
    My resolution for 2023: NO resolutions! 🙂
    Have a great Christmas with your family!

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