Tutorials and How to's

Here you will find video tutorials, step outs and more that are meant to inspire you to create and cherish your own art.

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Creative Planners,  Mixed Media,  Tutorials and How to's

    25 Cool Ways to Use Washi Tape

      There are so many different ways to use washi tape! The possibilities are abundant and if you’re a paper crafter like me, I’m sure you have more than one roll of washi. It comes in different textures, colors and sizes and is so much fun! For the most part, it’s can be inexpensive too. I wanted to share with you 25 favorite ways to use washi tape.  I’ve included a couple of my own photos as well as some links from others where you can complete your own diy washi projects. Enjoy. I’d love to know if you try any of these.  25 Favorite Ways to Use Washi Tape…

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    ‘Queen Bee of Brave’ Tag

    Went junk’in with the hubby on Sunday. We also made sure that we visited the ‘Bee Lady’ while we were at the flea market. The Bee Lady (not even sure that’s the business name) carries local honey. She also carries many types of honey infused with other things like pear and other fruit. The hubby uses local honey to often to help combat his allergies. While junk’in, I found some amazing old toy blocks (you’ll see those in the future), some cute mini lanterns that are rusty with the cutest stained glass cover. In addition to those treasures I found these darling vintage stamps so I decided to create a…

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    My Favorite Find at Pinner’s Conference ~ Loddie Doddie

    So I shared a wrap up of the Pinner’s Conference here but I’m thrilled to share my favorite product find. Oh my do I love my Loddie Doddie Chalk Markers! Loddie Doddie is a young wonderful company. I can already tell that their founders and their way of business is warm and wonderful. Their product is amazing. When Matt welcomed me to the booth and put a marker in my hand, I was floored at the difference in the markers I purchase at my local craft stores. Loddie Doddie markers are creamy and smooth. There colors are saturated and they have a beautiful choice of palettes. My favorite color choice…

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    Making Old Things New

    Who doesn’t love new. In the new year we enjoy that everything is fresh and new. Who wouldn’t like a new bike, new home or new car? But there is a great beauty about taking things of the past and making them ‘new’ . . . repurposing. I thought I’d share with you a little collage of some fun vintage repurposing ideas. If you click on the caption below each photo, it will take you to the link where the item can be found. The list could go on and on. A wonderful thing is that these days you can find things that look old but for a much smaller…

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    The Gift of Crafting Together

    Saturday was a gift crafting with new and old friends. I had the pleasure of teaching a holiday make and take using fabulous Colorbox products. Check it out below. It is always a gift to craft together. The laughs while creating with your hands is good for the heart. See below a couple ways to use this technique ad these products. Also see some crafters who enjoyed the make and take. It got very busy so these were the only crafters I was able to snap in a photo. Love their smiles. Wendy Crafts, you do an amazing job at your events. Thank you! For the poinsettia tag below, here’s…

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    Easy Sweet Crafted Candy Canes

    Need a quick mini gift or something to beautify the top of a gift? Here is a quick, fun, inexpensive idea.  What you’ll need: Chenille pipe cleaners in red and white, a pair of scissors, Smooch Spritz (I used Spun Sugar – one of my favorite colors), scrap piece of fabric, safety pin, small ‘shipping’ tag and some plastic to cover your area. The How To: Take red pipe cleaner and wrap it diagonally around the white pipe cleaner until used up. Trim the excess. Bend your red/white striped pipe cleaners into a candy cane shape. It doesn’t need to be perfect, in fact if it’s not, it gives it…

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    DIY Signs ~ A New Place in Town

    Signs are a great way to convey love or a message of encouragement in your home. I’ve always loved taking something old and repurposing it such as the sign below in which was simply a rusted oval. I created something new when I added letters and a rose embellishment. As well, I love signs big and small throughout my home to communicate something special or serve as a reminder. See below just a few signs I have in my room. If you’re in Orange County, California, specifically Lake Forest, where I happen to live, and you enjoy DIY, you may want to check out Board and Brush Creative Studio. Before…

  • Art Journaling,  Faith,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Sketching,  Thoughts,  Tutorials and How to's,  Uncategorized

    Soul Words ~ A Quick Healthy Soul Exercise

    Working full-time I realize I need to get some Soul Nourishment in before my day starts because once I get to work it’s 0 – 60 in no time flat. My day gets going at a busy pace so making sure I take a break some days is a necessity. That brings me to a soul nourishing exercise that is quick, easy and refreshing. The Exercise: In the image below I’ve listed some soul words. Simply take a planner (your current one or an old one), journal, or even a sheet of paper and say the word out loud. Write the word on your paper and then ponder what that…

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    How About it? Are You Joining this Amazing Journey?

    Are you signed up for this amazing faith filled artistic adventure? Will you be joining us for this incredible online journey learning new things, discussing faith and getting to know one another? Amazing artists will inspire and teach you. If you sign up for God, Glory, Art before Sunday you will be entered to win this amazing prize pack with some awesome stamps designed for Prima by Jamie Severtson Dougherty as well as these awesome art supplies. Check out HERE

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    God, Glory, Art Workshop

    I’m so thrilled to share with you an amazing upcoming journey with Jamie Dougherty and several other amazing artists. Welcome to God Glory Art Kick off this faith-based workshop with us by following us on our Facebook Roundabout today. Ten lucky people will win their tuition for the workshop today! To enter follow our roundabout on Facebook and comment on each post for a chance to win!! Just friend me on my personal Facebook if you aren’t already, to spy the roundabout today (Cheryl Bodkin Waters). To find out more about our collaborative workshop . . . Click here to view more details God Glory Art is a faith based journey…