my latest journal ~ grace is enough

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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 ~ …

journals ~ finished!

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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, …

journal fever ~

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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}. …

child’s play with gelli prints

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hey there ~i love making gelli-printed papers. the whole process is fascinating just playing with the color and textures… then there’s the challenge of  actually using those pretty prints in some type of artistic expression.  this time, i cut them up into petal shapes and glued them into my sketchbook, using gel medium.   and who doesn’t like to cut, glue and paste?  …

she felt peace ~ my first house quilt

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hello everyone out there in ‘bloggy land’  it’s been awhile it seems! i was not expecting to be down so long with just a ‘little’ spring cold.  i’ll tell ya, it’s packed a big spring punch, that led to a sinus infection, and some bronchial issues. hopefully… i’m leaving the worst behind, and so back into the saddle i’m trying …

gelli printed greeting cards ~ memorial day

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hi friends ~i truly hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start, whatever you may be doing, whoever you may be helping, and in whatever ways we all may be remembering ~ love ~ and sacrifices made for our lives.   i am particularly grateful for the life of our niece’s young girl, 2 year-old ‘rina’ who was miraculously …

how high ~ how wide mixed media

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hello! lately, it seems i haven’t had enough time in the studio, and i’m not complaining.  it’s just … well spring has arrived!!  {yay!}  feels so good to have sunshine, and longer days, but i don’t know where the time goes! so in the little bits of time here and there, i play with the prints i’ve produced from the gelli …

new paper collage ~

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hi ~what do you get when you cross a gelli printing plate… old paper … fabric…  thermofax screens… paints … paper, angelina film, silver leaf foil, and black pen?  {alot of fun for sure…} wish i had a cute joke … but i don’t!  so it’s not a mystery ~ but it is a brand new collaged piece i’ve been …

a confident woman ~ from my sketchbook

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good friday to you all! i’m looking ahead at a three day weekend… the day off… a badly needed haircut, a nice birthday dinner for my husband, the beautiful scent of the apple trees in our yard blooming… and maybe even some warm weather!!!  woot woot!it’s also my husband’s birthday… our anniversary … and mother’s day.  just a trifecta of …

Journal Journey’s ~

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oh my goodness friends ~ it’s been another full week!  i’m thrilled to say i got one little thing accomplished  in my art studio, and i’m excited to show it to you. this was my attempt at making a more ‘earth-toned’ and hopefully, {slightly masculine}, art journal.  it was a special order requested by a girlfriend of mine, as a …

More ~ Gelli Print Card Originals ~

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hi everyone ~ “wahoo magoo”…  it’s   f r i d a y!!! i have been loving putting together greeting cards, using my gelli printing plate, and beautiful, gorgeous colors i love!  love~love~love it!!!  and… adding some simple scrapbooking embellishments i’ve had on hand for years, as well as some new ones {!} and combining them with some simple white paper …

Carving It up ~ Part 3

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hello out there ~here’s the last couple stamps i’ve made over the past month. this again, is the moo-carve product, as i mentioned in my previous two posts. a pretty basic design… what i really love is the simplicity of the repetitive effect on top of a gelli printed paper, which was also enhanced with a stencil {margaret applin design at joggles} that …

Carving It Up ~ Part 2

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hi there ~ so glad you came back!  today is part two… part three tomorrow.i finally got around to editing more pictures in my adventures to carve my own stamps… again, using moo-carve as my base for carving.  i have to say, too, that i was creatively given a jump start by this lady, nora clemens-gallo and her most creative and amazing carvings!  i …

Carving It Up Part 1~

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Hi there friends,Recently I’ve been trying out a new product for stamp carving.  It’s called “moo carve.”   I love the challenge of drawing and carving backwards for words.  Note I said “challenge” ~ I kind of got a little lost on carving out the “l” … but I still like it!  Funky! {as in fun}.   I want to get better at carving words.   The “moo-carve” …