I believe your home is a reflection of your heart, just like your art is. What better way than to fill your home with your heart than with your own art? Can’t find the right ready-made decor element? No problem, make it yourself using supplies you may already have in your paper crafting stash! Need a unique gift for a dear friend or family member? What better gift than a piece that they can display that was created from your heart and hand?
With a few simple layering tricks you can build dimensional collages that combine your favorite papers, colors, and embellishments for a true … [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 enjoy 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.
If you love great quotes you might enjoy my Pinterest board that is all about … [Read More...]
I am celebrating fall by throwing a flash sale on my popular Fabric Junk Book Class! From 9/27-9/28 you will save $5.00 on the class making it only $9.99! That is an incredible deal for 39 full color pages of step-by-step instructions for this fun mini book project! If you have been wanting to get this class but have waited, act fast and grab it now. I promise, this is the lowest price it will ever be!
You can find the class details and the purchase link here: Fabric Junk Book Online Class.
Happy Fall! … [Read More...]
Happy Thursday! On Thursdays I like to do a little thing I call Crafty Throw Back Thursday where I take a look back at a past project or tutorial. It is a great way for you to see some older tutorials you may have missed or revisit one you may have forgotten about. This week, I am throwing it back to October 2013. You may already know this about me, but I love vellum. I love the misty transparency of it. I think it adds a magical touch to any project.
I love it as it is, but I also love to stamp on it, color it, and even paint on it. This project combines all three of those … [Read More...]
I am so excited to share some peeks with you of my upcoming classes at Memory Bound in Ankeny, IA October 17-19. If you live in the area I hope you will get a chance to come take a class with me! I will be offering four classes at Memory Bound.
On Friday the 17th we will have an ink and paint technique class. We will be making three cards that all include some of my favorite ink and paint techniques. These are techniques that you will be able to use again and again in your paper and mixed media projects. The cards are new never been blogged designs that I will début at Memory … [Read More...]
What I make with my hands,
I give with my heart.
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