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 …

Journal #2 ~ Copper Flowers

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Hello there ~ oh my goodness… I made it through to Tuesday!  More on that later! Here is my second {my favorite!} covered journal; I’m calling it “Copper Flowers.”  Recognize this design?  It was one of the Margaret Applin’s new stencil from Joggles, which I debuted awhile ago on fabric… and now on paper:  {love that coppery perfect pearl paint!} love that …

Terri’s Garden ~ Part 1 ~ GiveAway reminder!

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Hi everyone ~ wow it’s been quite the week!  Thank you for all of your kind remarks on our “Great Adventure” { a love story!}  God is so good ~ all the time.The little quilt piece below is one I’ve been trying to finish. Not done yet!  {but I am really lovin’ the process of playing with it} ~ this is …

Pretty Prints ~ Sprays & Dyes with Stencils ~ Giveaway!

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Hello there ~Happy weekend is over… but I am thankful for a little messing and painting in the studio.   Here’s a sneak peek of a detail on a new 8″x8″ canvas piece I‘ll show later: More Gelli plate printing was also on my mind with some old papers I’ve had for a long time.  Stencils, squiggles, stamps, thermofax prints and …

Come On Over to My House ~

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Hey there readers and friends ~ One thing about printing and experimenting with fabrics, stencils, thermofax screens, dyes, paints and mixed media, is that I’ve collected some pretty cool samples, all ready to come out and play at my house! I’ve wanted to make a house for a long time, but just didn’t know how I wanted to do it… …

Love Story Collage ~

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Hello sweet friends ~ I’m excited to show you {more} of what I did with that beautiful ‘ghost print‘ on “The Dream Team Post” from yesterday.  But first, I’d like to answer some questions in the comments I received on the paints I’ve used.  By the way, I do respond individually, and usually also post a reply in the comments section.  I …

The Dream Team ~ Gelli Plate & Joggles Stencils

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Hi there friends~it’s a wonderful Wednesday ~ And, the Stencil Parade continues… It’s time to bring that Gelli plate out of the cupboard and prime it with some beautiful paints… and Margaret’s beautiful stencils from Joggles.  Can you say “dream team?!” There are many gelli-printing videos on the internet, and Gelli Arts is a great way to begin, if you don’t already …

Collage ~ EnJOY

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Hello friends~A happy Monday for me ~ more play time {and results} with the new line of stencils I call:  Margaret Applin’s Stencil Parade! {from Joggles.com} And they are continuing to make their joyful debut in my studio.  I began with the printed fabric on the left as my background, {love the little bits of color texture} made with Flower …