Create a scene by layering stencils

How to create a scene by layering stencils on a greeting card • #mixedmedia #stencils #greetingcard

As part of my Crafter's Workshop design team duties, I dug into my (now) huge stash of stencils to show you how I layered five different stencils to create a scene on a greeting card. My best friend, Kristine, is moving to Florida in a week to live with her boyfriend. … [Read more...]

Just listen


Have you ever been out walking or driving, reached your destination and have no recollection of how you got there? Yeah, me too. I get so far inside my head that the world around me drops away. Last week, as I was walking dogs (one of my jobs!), I was actually startled by … [Read more...]

Doodling with stencils


I am excited to announce that I was chosen to be a part of The Crafter's Workshop design team for the next year! They create amazing stencils and I'm looking forward to working with them and creating some fun projects. Here is the very first one! I love to doodle (I … [Read more...]

Wood burned wedding table number sign


I am over at Walnut Hollow today with a tutorial for a pretty rustic wedding decor project that I so enjoyed making. Wood burning is just another way for me to doodle and this wedding table number sign was the perfect project to work on! Head on over to check out all the … [Read more...]

Words to live by

Words to live by; hand lettered quotes •

In an effort to get better with my "fancy" lettering, I decided to practice when I can with a few quotes that are meaningful to me. Lettering is way harder than I thought but I had fun! Supplies used: waterbrush; Signo Uni-ball white gel pen; Sharpie; Stabilo pencil; … [Read more...]

Doodling over color backgrounds

Doodling over color background

It is certainly no secret that I enjoy doodling but thanks to Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, I have become enamored by doodling over color backgrounds! These are the main pens/markers that I use: 1) Faber-Castell PITT big brush pen in black: it fills in the background very … [Read more...]

Getting it to work • #The100DayProject

My take on #The100DayProject in a junk journal • #mixedmedia #artjournal #junquejournal

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you might have figured out that I like participating in creative challenges (see here, here and here!). I find that they are a great way for me to get in a creative grove, to practice a new skill or just get better at one. A … [Read more...]

#30paintedpouches update

Hand painted canvas zippered pouches

I'm half way through the birthday challenge I gave myself for the month of April and I'm thoroughly enjoying the process of creating a different canvas everyday to then sew into zippered pouches! To be honest, I was worried I would get bored (I'm not a big fan of … [Read more...]

Time in my sketchbook


Welcome back to Time in my sketchbook where I film myself at play in my studio! This page had a bit of a head start. I had used it to clean off my brayer and decided that the colors would be fun to work with. The quotes are super meaningful right now as so much is … [Read more...]