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My Life’s Journey – A Mini Album

My Life’s Journey – A Mini Album

Wow, I’ve been gone quite some time from the blog.  No excuses, just busy living life.  Those of you who are facebook friends have seen what I’ve been up to.  (I hope to post about my adventures here in the next little while.) At the beginning of August I attended a class by my friend, the fabulous Sue Neal.. I just LOVE Sue’s classes!  I don’t make it to every one of them but try to go when I can…

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Crafting On!

Crafting On!

Hello sweet friends! Yes, it’s been a while again. I did not anticipate abandoning my blog again… but sometimes life just happens.  April was an INSANE month for us… without boring you with all the details I will just say: “One work trip, one birthday (Brent), 2 surgeries (one Brent, one me), planning for one Creative Escape that I’m hosting this month, etc….”  All is well, we’re recovering from our minor surgeries and I’m chugging away in my studio. One…

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Black Magic – A Folksy, Doodly Focal Image Technique

Black Magic – A Folksy, Doodly Focal Image Technique

Today I have a fun, folksy, doodly focal point image technique to share with you called Black Magic.  I saw this technique at SCS and fell in love with it and decided I just had to teach it at Creative University. It’s easy, fun, and different! I love the folksy look of the white doodles.  They remind me of tole painting and folk art. Here’s how you do it. Black Magic – A Folksy, Doodly Focal Image Technique I’ve been…

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Faux Silk – A Luxurious Background Technique

Faux Silk – A Luxurious Background Technique

As promised I have another fun artsy technique for you today.  This one is called Faux Silk. I really like the texture that this technique gives to a focal point. Simple, quick, and beautiful. Here’s how you do it. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJyX0YLa6o]

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Several weeks ago I share this sneak peek of the project I taught at Creative University in February. Here’s another peek/close up:   And here is the whole bracelet. I went with the whole “woodland” theme this year.  (Our charm swap was “Woodland Fairies”.) The focal point is a bird on a giant turquoise egg in a wire wrapped nest.    It was CRAZY prep work for this class… hundreds of beads & findings to sort and count, wire &…

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Oxy Magic – An Inky Background Technique

Oxy Magic – An Inky Background Technique

Hi friends! Today I have a fun technique to share with you! This year at Creative University Tresa had the teachers put on a Technique Boutique.  Each of us contributed 4 technique make n take style tutorials for the boutique.  For my techniques I tried to do something “different” than what you’d see at a traditional “stamping demo party”.   I will be sharing alll 4 techniques via video over the next couple of weeks.  This is one of my favorites! …

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Happy {almost} Spring & an InkBlok!

Happy {almost} Spring & an InkBlok!

Hey friends! Happy {almost} spring!  It sure feels like spring around my place. We’ve had beautiful sunny weather and I haven’t worn a coat or jacket in several days. I am back from Creative University and am working on editing photos to share with you, but first I want to let you know what else I’ve been working on behind the scenes… A while ago I built some fun (non plain jane) ink and stain applicators with my dad in…

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Creative University Project… Sneak Peek!!

Creative University Project… Sneak Peek!!

I was asked to teach jewelry again at this year’s Creative University by Tresa Black and have been a very, very busy girl getting ready for it.  The teachers also have another project besides their class and we’ve been busy working on that project as well.  Needless to say between CU, Jr High 4H, and 8 yr old Activity Days Girls at church I haven’t had time to breathe or blog.  Oh, but I’ve wanted to and have some projects…

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A Copic Christmas

A Copic Christmas

Good morning friends! I have this friend who’s really super cool.  She teaches fabulous classes and has a spot on our local tv channel.  I try to make it to her classes whenever I can, it’s a fun night of crafting with the girls.   My friend is Sue Neal of My Eye Q.  One of the coolest things about Sue’s classes is that if you can’t make it to her local classes she will mail your kit to you!  Each…

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Adventures In Gingerbread Land

Adventures In Gingerbread Land

Wow, so for the last three weeks I have been off the radar again.  (We had my parents here for two full weeks over Thanksgiving and I was pretty much banned from the computer except for business schtuff.) So anyway, at the beginning of Nov we had our date night group get together.  Each time we get together we choose some sort of theme for the activity.  This month Angie & Aaron were in charge and they chose “Traditions”.  Angie’s…

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