• Art,  Art Journaling,  Crafts,  Creative,  Faith,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Sketching,  The Homestead,  Thoughts,  Tutorials and How to's

    Artsy Findings E-Magazine – Issue Two

    So much has happened in a couple of months. I hope each of you are doing well despite the challenges we are facing right now. Please take a moment for yourself, grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the read. See Artsy Findings E-Magazine Issue Two. Feel free to share the link with another that you think may enjoy as well. This is a gift from me to you. I hope it brings you hope, inspiration, and well-being.

  • Art,  Artsy Adventures (Outings, Flea Marketing and More),  Crafts,  Creative,  Mixed Media,  Sharing the Love - Giveaways,  Tutorials and How to's

    Sending Love with DIY Postcards

    A couple of weeks back one of the gals in a very special circle of crafty friends mentioned that Mark Montano was doing a DIY Handcrafted Postcard Swap. The idea is to create your own postcards (ten to be exact), pay a small fee for handling, mailing and sorting, send to Mark and receive ten other postcards from around the world. It was a project to share a little love and care during these wild times in our world. Isn’t that kind of Mark Montano? I was really excited to be a part of the post card swap as it was a way to spread a little love. Here’s a…

  • Art Journaling,  Crafts,  Creative,  Handcrafted Journals,  Mixed Media,  Tutorials and How to's

    Space Themed Junk Journal using Eileen Hull Dies

    I’ve always loved learning about space. You know, the kind of space with stars, moons, suns, and more. My husband and I lived next to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral for a couple of years. In fact, my daughter was born at Cape Canaveral Hospital. We saw night and day launches and learned so much. It was amazing. What a big wide beautiful universe we live in. It’s mysterious, amazing, and beyond comprehensible. I wanted the theme of my journal to be inspirational, uplifting and to be an encouragement. I wanted the journal to include a message to shoot for the stars, live a brave life, and reach…

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    Organizing – With What You Have

    I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the money to purchase a large organization cabinet with all the bells and whistles or to redo every container to match. Would I like to, yes, but I’m being real here. Getting your art studio or creative space organized with what you have or inexpensive options can boost creativity and productivity. I think if I had the choice and won the lottery tomorrow, I just might purchase a bit of a better system but I’d keep it eclectic and where I could see it. I do like my system now, it’s just it could always use improvement. But one of the…

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    Favorite New Paper Crafting Finds

    Well a girl can dream, right? I thought I’d share some new and beautiful paper crafting items. Looking for a new paper collection or some stamps? The following are some of my favorite picks. Oh this cute ‘Fresh Bouquet’ Collection is new from Crate Paper and ready for pre-order! Absolutely darling. Below are just a few of the cute elements. See the whole collection HERE. What a great collection by P13 perfect for Summer Memories. This collection is titled ‘The Four Seasons ~ Summer.’ Those Summer florals and fruit are classic! More HERE. I’m loving P13 collections and this new one is no exception titled ‘Sunshine.’ You can see it…

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    10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickle’s Glitter Gel – #7 and #8

    Once again, I am sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel. Looking for other ways, check out prior blog posts. So many ways to use this versatile medium, Stickle’s Glitter Gel. The 7th way you can create a lovely interest on your pages with Stickle’s Glitter Gel is by using it around a mask, like you would paint. It provides a unique contrast. The 8th way you can use the gel is to lay a layer of acrylic spray or Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spray onto an embellishment. Let it dry and then add a coat of your favorite Stickle’s Glitter Gel on…

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    Eileen Hull’s New Die Release Blog Hop

    Can you believe we are talking about the holidays? Well, it is Christmas in July, and Eileen Hull’s new releases are great for cards or holiday projects. Thanks for joining us for the Eileen Hull/Sizzix Chapter 3 Release Party Blog Hop! Check out the creative ways the Inspiration and Education teams have used the Mitten and Snowman dies! We hope that you will be inspired too and share how you use the dies in the Eileen Hull Fan Club. After leaving here, you can start at the beginning of the Blog Hop you can go HERE. While both dies are fabulous and designed to be boxes, I saw the cute…