• Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Mixed Media

    Grateful for Smiles ~ Art Journal Page

    I’m wondering if we took advantage of smiles from strangers in the past? Now, under a mask, we need to smile with our eyes, so to speak. Either way, there are ways we can convey a greeting such as a nod , a little wave, or a wink (if appropriate). I don’t know how many of you participate in the Ranger/Dina Wakley challenge. Each month both on Dina and Ranger’s website a prompt is posted. The challenge is to use the prompt and create with Dina Wakley media. You can create a tag, page, or anything. Post it with specific hashtags they provide. This month’s prompt is “I’m grateful for…

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    10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickle’s Glitter Gel – #6

    Once again, I am sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel. You can purchase your Stickle’s Glitter Gel by Ranger at A Cherry On Top, HERE. A fun and easy way to add sparkle to page or project is to use the glitter gel as a background or accent on a mixed media project. Below I added the gel first and let it dry thoroughly. Then I layered paper, gesso, and other elements. The shimmer really adds an amazing touch to any project. On the following page spread I used; Ranger’s Stickle Gel – Supernova Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Mini…

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

    Love Always Wins

    I’ve been art journaling a lot of feelings lately. Art is good for the soul. It’s a release and can help us deal with all the happenings around us. I just thought I”d share. I hope that you can find some time to create. So good for stress relief and well being. Supplies I used: Shipping Tags Tim Holtz Ideology Chipboard Quotes Tim Holtz Ideology Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Distress Glaze (Antique Linen) Dina Wakley Silhouette Stencils/Masks Dina Wakley Chevron Stencil Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint (Turquoise, Ocean, Fuschia) Dina Wakley Gloss Spray (Lime) Dina Wakley Washi Tape Dina Wakley Metallic Scribble Sticks Misc. Stencils Wet Adhesive Metallic Wax Fiskars Flower…

  • Art,  Art Journaling,  Creative,  Mixed Media

    Determine to Play

    Play is so important for so many reasons. So it goes with art as well. Play allows us to learn with art, gives us new avenues and discoveries on how to use things, uncovering new techniques, and it relieves stress. Tags are great ways to play as they are small and not overwhelming. Below are a couple of recent tags I created. It was nice just taking some moments away from what is going on in our world to create something colorful and fun. Art can be a respite. I wish for you a little time to play, relax and escape. Have you taken some time for yourself? Warmest creative…

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    10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickle’s Glitter Gel – #5

    Again, I am sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s new fantastic luminous medium; Stickles Glitter Gel. Reminder that if you are local, you can pick Ranger’s Stickle Glitter Gel curbside by placing an order at Stamp Fever in Orange, California. Linda is a wonderful gal with a lovely shop. She’s happy to help with your creative endeavors. If you’ve missed past four ways to use this fun medium, feel free to check them out on past blog posts. A fun and easy way to add sparkle to page or project is to give the entire page a coat of Stickles Glitter Gel, but wait . . . then…

  • Art,  Creative,  Mixed Media

    10 Ways to Add Sparkle Using Stickles Glitter Gel – #2 and #3

    If you missed the first way and some explanation on what the new Stickles Glitter Gel is, you can check out the post HERE. Again, I plan on sharing at least ten ways to use Ranger’s new fantastic luminous medium, Stickles Glitter Gel. Again if you are local, you can pick Ranger’s Stickle Glitter Gel curbside by placing an order at Stamp Fever in Orange, California. Linda is a wonderful gal with a lovely shop. She’s happy to help with your creative endeavors. The second way to use the amazing Stickles Glitter Gel is to apply it with an art spatula, through a stencil laid upon your page or tag.…

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    Bella Crafts E-Book and DIY ‘Be Inspired’ Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook

    Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook die manufactured by Sizzix is so versatile! The possibilities to create unique books of all kinds are endless. Myself, and several other crafters were a part of Eileen Hull’s Pocket Notebook Release Party in October of last year. My original post can be found HERE. I’m excited to share again within the pages of Bella Crafts most recent E-book published which is chock full of inspiration and ideas to use the Pocket Notebook Die. This E-book chock full of E-nspiration for less than $13, will wow you will so many ideas on how to use this die. To download your own copy you can check more…

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    Making New Things Old

    I love the look of old things. I found an awesome old scrapbook at a sale for $5. The binding was hurting so I saved the front and back covers and added my own pages. I wanted to embellish it with old buttons but didn’t have ones that looked old enough. So . . . I made my own. Planning on making some yourself? You can use ‘old’ buttons to make jewelry, set in a cute teacup, or adorn your own art journal. Want to make your own ‘antique buttons?’ Simple. You’ll need: Red colored paint (Brand I used was Folk Art) Brown colored paint (Brand I used was Folk…

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    The Gift of Presence

    Around the holidays we can get caught up in getting and giving the perfect or enough gifts. The reality is that often we can’t remember what gifts we’ve gotten in years past but we do remember the memories of being together. The most important gift is, the gift of presence. A few friends and I celebrated just that on Monday. We met when I was a lead Fiskateer and we met through the lovely fun wide world of crafting. What a blessing these ladies have been in my life. Through paper and scissors, I have gained a group of lifelong friends. While crafting brought us together, and I’m so grateful…