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 …

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 …

new screens and giveaway by terri stegmiller

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hi there friends ~ happy monday! just thought you might want to check out these beautiful new designs from artist terri stegmiller!  {fabulous!}  i have ordered a couple, and have tons of fun playing with ideas with her beautiful graphical styles… terri was recently gifted a thermofax screens, and has put her design talent to good use, making beautiful new thermofax screens. …

Stencil a New Heart ~ {with a new Terri Stegmiller stencil}

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hi y’all! {montana drawl} i got to play with a new stencil over this past weekend. this is one designed by terri stegmiller, for stencil girl.  terri is a wonderful artist and designer.  i always look forward to playing with her whimsical style. {and you knew, right ~ true love is a well painted stencil!} i don’t clean my stencils, but sometimes …

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 …

Delight Yourself ~ Psalm 37

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Hey friends,  welcome ~ and Happy Friday!You may have read about the quilting and playing I’ve been doing with the new stencils from Terri, {which are available for purchase from Stencil Girl Products}.  So… here’s another finish, using my favorite stenciled text fabric as flower appliques. Again, more of my Basic Grey “grunge fabric” in that sweet color, aqua, and …

In The Pink ~

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Hi and good morning everyone!I’ve been playing with those little fusible flowers from the Stencil “Flowers 20” by Terri Stegmiller.  This piece is a pale pink fabric… and bit of a change for me, as I don’t often gravitate toward those soft, pale, {but very beautiful} pastels in my quilting.  These little flowers, though, just seemed to belong there.  After …

Live In The Spirt ~

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Hi all, I’ve been working ~ playing hard, trying to keep up with all those beautiful prints I’ve made from Terri’s NEW stencils!  A delight, truly!  {i’m not complaining}  I’m really so excited not only about creating with these unique designs, but even more ~ to use them in my own style… It will likely be no surprise to you;  …

Winter Flowers ~

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Hey friends, I have more to show you… been having fun piecing and quilting my new ‘custom fabrics’ I’ve made using Terri’s Flower 20 stencil.   If you look closely you’ll see this is the ‘white on white’ type of printed fabric onto which I applied the stencil, and then the s.e.i. dyes were sprayed onto it. Once dry and cured …

Terri Stegmiller’s Stencil Blog Hop ~ Give-Away!

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Hello sweet friends!   Are you excited?  You should be… it’s the “Terri-Terrific” Stencil Blog Hop ~ yay! If you don’t know it already, Terri truly is a wonderful Artist.  {with a capital “A”}!  I am so excited~so blessed, to be part of ‘showing off’ her newly designed stencils in the Blog Hop!  I’ve long been a fan of her style, whether …

Stencil Fabric Printing ~

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Hi there! In celebration of Terri’s new stencils, and a ‘preview’ to you all for my Monday post… I’m showing more of what I call “Custom Fabric” creations, using these super easy “Tumble Dye’s sprays” which I first saw on Terri Stegmiller’s blog. {Thank you again, Terri!} But first, here is some info on this dye product, as posted on Amazon: “SEI’s Tumble-Dye is …