Happy happy Tuesday! I love the project I have to share with you today! It is an easy one, but so cute! This cute little girlie is a vintage image from my personal collection. You can find her in my Vintage Photographs gallery. I don't know what her real name was, it wasn't on the photograph so I named her Ava. I think it is sweet and fitting. She is the centerpiece on this repurposed gift box.
Begin by printing the image on heavy weight natural colored cardstock. The print size may need to vary depending on the accessories you want to pair with her. I printed mine so that … [Read More...]
Happy Monday everyone! I have so much to share with you this week! Today I want to start by sharing some simple stamping projects I created yesterday. I spent the day yesterday just stamping and playing and using some things that had sat in my stash unused. Two of the projects, a card and a tag feature stamps from Quietfire Design.
Quietfire Design has been one of my blog sponsors for several months. I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne Cannon at CHA in January. She is the owner and designer of Quietfire Design stamps. She is a calligrapher and hand letters all the stamps. I am … [Read More...]
I am so excited to share with you my latest online class, The Fabric Junk Book. Many of you love the Be Authentic Fabric Ruler book I shared from CHA in January. This new class is based on of that book with many improvements and additions.
I have put over 40 hours into creating this downloadable class. I think it shows too. There are 39 full color pages taking you step-by-step through the construction of the book, 9 pages, and even a little mini book to tuck inside a pocket page.
There are also several techniques that teach you several different techniques of adding color … [Read More...]
Quotes and great phrases often inspire my art. Sometimes the quote comes first, and sometimes it is the art that puts me on a search for just the right words. Either way, I love including the words of others in my art, letting their words capture the message in the art I make or using it to add meaning to the art. If you are like me and love great words, I hope you will the week's selection of Quotes for Art. I hope they inspire you as you carve out time to create art in the coming week.
This week I am sharing quotes that you all have shared with me! Each week I invite you to share … [Read More...]
I get excited about a lot of new products but when got the news about this new product I *may* have danced around my studio and fist pumped a bit. You see, I LOVE vellum. I use it on projects a lot, but then you probably have noticed that. What makes this one so fist pump worthy is that it is vellum from Tim Holtz and printed with the patterns from my most favorite Tim Holtz collection, Wallflowers.
Earlier this week Tim shared all the details about the new vellum paper stash and the vellum ephemera packs. You can check out his blog post with a tutorial … [Read More...]
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I give with my heart.
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