winners! spring giveaway ~

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hi friends! i haven’t forgotten about the grand spring giveaway!  i’m sorry i am soooo very tardy posting winners! life just keeps ‘springing’ up on me everywhere i look, and it appears i am very easily distracted these days, enjoying the pretty blooms, and shaping up the garden and we went adventuring on our first campout a week ago… so …

A Happy Easter Birthday Spring Giveaway ~

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  finally!  you all know this, right:  life. and the ‘speed of life’ just keeps getting faster! easter came.  my birthday came. and spring~so far.. it’s still here! time for a fun little happy dance!  so ~ it’s finally time for me to get the give-away off the ground that i’ve been thinking so much about since the opening of the new …

New pattern: Lady Love Bug

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Hi y’all!  Perhaps you’ll remember, like myself, the movie “The Love Bug” from Walt Disney?  You know, the cute little race car, “Herbie?”  Well, my latest collage pattern was definitely inspired by my childhood memories of that movie!!  Cute.  Delightful.  And quite Spirited!! Only this is the “lady-like version!” Because… She is also inspired mightily by a special lady I …

a walk under the montana sky ~

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howdy friends ~ we’re pretty spoiled, really.  a few miles in any direction is an easy walk in the country ~ one that is wildly beautiful, and far superior to any walk in a city park anywhere. {in my humble opinion!} it requires a great cap or hoodie to protect one’s ears from the piercing brisk breeze, but other than that… it’s truly “a walk …

collage basics ~ choosing scale

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hi everyone! today, i’m showing you examples of recent fabric choices i purchased  not only for the graphic quality they possess, or the size {scale} of each, but even mores because of the variety of scale within each fabric. understanding scale is vital in collage. it helps soften, layer and adds important visual interest, as well as movement throughout any collage, art, or …

a duo of new collaged pillows ~

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good morning glories ~   everything in the shop is 10% with free shipping but until Monday.  see the previous post for the coupon code 🙂 and thank you! i’ve enjoyed making a few more collaged pillows ~ from “my heart to give” collage pattern.  i sure do love the new contemporary fabrics so prevalent in the market right now and incorporating …