Got 5 Minutes – Challenge – Mini Art Journal
Wishing all a wonderful week filled with color, joy, and peace.
Eileen Hull’s Card Case Album ~ Botanical Book
Hello. If you missed Sizzix’ and Eileen Hull’s Chapter 2 release, you can find that in the post prior. I shared a favorite project on that blog hop/release that I created with the dies. I love this little book that you can pack with goodies. I created this book with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull. This book packs a cute punch with it’s easy to adhere pocket. I envision that you could create a book filled with encouraging quotes, notes, and more. you could even include a little gift card. I included a little tag book in my pocket. I used bits and pieces to create the cover and other…
How’ve You Bean? Card and Inquiry
Truly . . . ‘How’ve You Bean?’ I haven’t blogged in a while. Our family went through some sickness, but we are back in the swing. We are working on taking care of ourselves. Thought I’d share a card I created with some fabulous Sizzix dies and other products. See a list below. I sent this card to our girl who is living her best life in Iowa. Miss her, but she is really one amazing girl. Here are the products I used to create this card: Encouraging you to reach out to someone today that you’ve bean thinking about. Wishing you a beautiful week.
A Daily Creative Practice – ICADs * Part Two
If you missed Part One, feel free to check it out HERE. Life has been so busy for me the last couple of months. We’ve had some major life changes take place and time has been little for creative things. But I was challenged to do the Index Card A Day prompt. These itty bitty pieces of art take just a spot of time. You can keep a daily creative practice, without having a big commitment of time. I thought I’d share with you some highlights of my ICADs thus far. It’s a total of 61 cards between the months of June and July. I painted my rolodex pink a…
When do you Feel the Most Freedom?
I’d like to ask you to consider, ‘when do you feel the most free?’ For me, there are three major time I feel the most freedom; when I’m creating, when I’m enjoying nature, and when I’m singing praises of worship. What are your top three? I think when I’m creating, time seems to slip by. I also feel like I’m in the present moment. When I’m creating, I’m not thinking about things that need to get done, or concerned about the future . . . I’m just in the moment creating something with my hands and heart. Below are some recent art journaling pages that I’ve created. Note that these…
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Be You-niquely You – Art Journaling Article
It’s alway fun to see your art and words in print, this time in Art Journaling. Stampington & Company does an incredible job. Thank you to the amazing staff such as Amber, Christen and others! It’s humbling as well, sharing an issue with other amazing artists. I wrote this article with you in mind. Below are some peeks from a few of the pages. Know that you are amazing, unique, and one-of-a-kind. Looking to get your own version of Art Journaling, feel free to use the link HERE if you’d like to pick up a copy or you can find the issue at Joann’s, Barnes and Noble and other craft…
Instagram is such a visual platform. A lot takes place there. Some of you may be Instagram peeps, others not. I find it interesting that there is certainly a different group of people on Instagram, than on Facebook. I did want to share some of my Instagram activity that I haven’t shared here on my blog. Maybe you’d like to pop on over just to take a peek. You can check it out here. Either way, I’m wishing you a lovely week. Warmest Creative Wishes,
Using your Gel Prints in Projects
During this month of October, Gel Press is doing a fantastic print-a-long. Check out all the fun HERE. Different mediums, techniques, and substrates, this fun Print-a-long, is sure to inspire you. Gel Press shared a video today that I creaded using fabric as texture. What do you do with the prints? For me, all kinds of things, but in this case, I created a jewelry bezel with the print. The print adorns the inside of the resin bezel seen below. Of course I had to use some pink, as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Additionally, I’ll be sharing some projects for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Gel Press ribbon…
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Pink Ribbon Pumpkins & Breast Cancer Awareness
Each day is a gift! It has been nine years next month that I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I’m so thankful that I am here today. HERE is the original post and initial thoughts when I was diagnosed. Possibly it could encourage another. I’m forever grateful for the love and support of of family, friends, co-workers, the artist community, and more. So humbled and so grateful. Dear ones, can I please encourage you to make sure if it is time to get your annual check, you make that appointment or you do a self check. Men, encourage those ladies in your life, to get those checks. Some of you…
Turn Up the Music
Creativity is an amazing commodity in today’s world. I worked with a fellow artist for many years who helped forge a break through in fighting cancer. You see, science and math are not the only things that can help ‘find a cure’ or develop the next amazing invention. ‘Out of the box’ thinkers and Creatives also play a key role in solving problems or developing something that will enhance our lives. We all play a role. Some of us are mathematians, others artists, still others are good with fixing things. If you’re like me, I’m not a great mathematian, however I am creative. Like I shared, creativity has great value…