summer mixed media journal season is here ~

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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 …

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}. …

a custom sweatshirt ~ tutorial

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hi friends ~i purchased a new {bright hot pink} sweatshirt this weekend. i was actually looking for something more interesting… but then i thought i would just embellish it with fabric.  but i changed… my mind!  and i love how it turned out.  i began my design process with a screen print, using a favorite designer and friend, terri stegmiller’s  …

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 …

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 …

Gelli Printed Greeting Cards ~

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hi sweet friends!i’m so excited to use my gelli prints in a more practical, useful way… greeting cards!  i know it’s nothing new, but i just had the best time making them ~ of course, i’m not tired of finding ways to use my stencils, thermofax screens, paints, doodles and scrapbooking embellishments, {and pretty threads!} either.  in fact… i’m becoming …

Journal # 3 ~ Gelli Covered Sketchbook

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Hello sweet friends ~ This is a sketchbook I had purchased quite a while ago, which is hardbound.  And so I thought I would cover it also, using those beautiful gelli printed papers.  The detail photo below is from the front page.  OF course, I have used some black rub-ons, thermofax screens, stencils, doodles, stamps and the ranger perfect pearls paints on …

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 …