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Kitchen Towels Collaged ~

Here is a project that I think is a sweet combination of practical, colorful and floral! Anyone can do this, and you’d have a really charming Valentine’s Day gift or Wedding Shower, Housewarming, Thank You Gifts… ya know the drill! Simple. Easy and Quick.  Just a few  pre-fused and pre-cut flower are needed.  {And I have lots of those}.  And …

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new year ~ new website ~ new adventures

well ~ hello there my friends! welcome to my brand new “home on the range” where there’s a place for everything… and everything in it’s place {i may be holding my breath just a little bit}  … i love it! what a ride! i’m so tickled with that new “MarveLes” logo! i created a little flower motif, {pic below} and my …

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dear heart vacation at flathead lake ~

hi friends ~ a few highlights of heart time spent at the lake with sweet friends… of course, we bring {just a few} projects along… because that’s what our hearts love to do ~ spending precious time together, laughing, creating, reading and relaxing… conversations about our faith walk, and learning to wade deeper into a life of grace… on every level… hopefully. …

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summer mixed media journal season is here ~

hello summer! 75 degrees, no wind, beautiful sunshine and a shady patio. perfection defined! ~~~~~~~ … and a new season for making mixed media journals begins. i grab {just a few} key art supplies:   washi tape, paper words, pens, little scrappy knick knacks n’such,  {because, let’s face it, it would take hours upon hours  to bring it all outdoors!} and …

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SOUL.FULL watercolor and quiet sketching ~

happy thanksgiving ~ always {and still!} i am enjoying some quiet moments of study, reflection… and a bit of sketchy and happy  art play with watercolors as i was happily ensconced in a little online class i signed up for through jeanne oliver’s website, entitled Soul.Full.   {amen!} what is the real challenge for me? well… {so glad you asked?!}  once …

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my latest journal ~ grace is enough

hi everyone ~here’s the latest journal. i love these colors. and this is what i finally figured out to do, regarding the original gelli prints i’ve made, that i love, love…  i’m getting them color copied, and also scanning them.  nice!  that way i can use my faves over and over again, adding to them… subtracting, and ya know ~ …

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saying yes ~

hi there ~well, i’m back from a wonderful week at the lake!  we had such crazy-good, punch-drunk happy laughter, and goofy, crazy fun times together!  i will definitely be sharing some of those beautiful moments, including some art, fabric shopping and projects on my plate!  for now, it’s time to unpack, reorganize files, and start living a new routine!  this …

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journals ~ finished!

hi there ho there folks!so… here’s what i’ve been doing in a few minutes here and there.  it’s been so hectic preparing to retire, cleaning out my office… cleaning out my clothes closet!  {casual clothes here i come!!}  but i also have lots of papers, and folders, and stuff too.  now i have to find homes for it… at home!anywho, …

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playin’ with hearts ~ update with austyn mae and rowan

hi friends!i was cleaning up the sewing studio recently ~ {just a very little bit}, and on my constant “to-do” list are hearts. i keep scraps from quilts, paper, fabric and a combination of the two, and they are thrown into a drawer next to my sewing machine, and when i’m in the mood, i grab a few, put cardstock …

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journal fever ~

hi there everyone,with the big wedding over, this past weekend found me playing around for couple hours messing around in the studio, and well… making a {bigger} mess!i was in the mood to make some journals, as i received a couple new stencils, from stencil girl products, and i was anxious to try them out.  {great sale, thanks mary beth}. …

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a heart of wisdom ~ watercolor and a book

hi everyone ~such a whirlwind of activity this summer… and it’s barely begun, and yet… it’s going to end so very quickly!  thank you for reading about rachel’s big day on the blog.  it’s been an amazing blessing to be a small part of it and to watch, and take in the sweet moments with friends and family.  i’m delighted …