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Back on Monday I posted about this charity reverse auction that I'm participating in: Here's a link to my art quilt. Click the image above to see all the pieces. Truth be told, the quilt was not the only piece I made for this auction! A while back I tweeted and posted on my Facebook page that I was photographing a piece of art on my balcony and it blew away! Seventeen floors down. I went running down to the street to try to find it, but could not. But at least I got some photos: Heartbroken, I decided not... Read more →


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, all the posts can be found here. Please read this post first. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. Just play! Sign up for May here. You may have visited their blogs, read their comments, or seen their art journal pages in the flickr pool. But who are these Art Journal Every Day participants? Well, I thought I'd take some time to interview a few active participants and get... Read more →


What a great week! I loved reading the hundreds of comments that you guys left! Thank you for your enthusiasm about these stamps! I really poured my heart into them, so I'm so glad that you like them as much as I do! On day one I asked, "What do you like most about stamps?" I would say that the number one answer was the ability to quickly create things that you couldn't draw by yourself! And the winner of "Julie's Perfect Circles" is... On day two I asked, "What is your most used stamp and why?" Script text stamps... Read more →


I'm heading to Costa Mesa, CA next week to teach three classes (and take two) at Cloth Paper Scissors' CREATE Mixed Media Retreat. If you're in Southern California, or feel like making the trip there, please come and play with me! When: May 18, 2011 • 6-9pm Where: CREATE Mixed Media Retreat • Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa • Costa Mesa, CA Contact: Event Website Distress Ink is Amazing Ranger Distress Ink is more than just ink to stamp with. Come and learn how to push your ink pads to reach their potential! I will share a ton of fabulous techniques... Read more →


Welcome to day seven of stamping inspiration and giveaways! For seven days I will be giving away one of my brand new stamp sets from Canadian stamp manufacturer, Stamping Bella! All of the stamps are specifically aimed at art journaling. Of course you can use them for lots of different things, but my intention in creating them was for you to use them when you art journal! If you'd like to win today's featured stamp, leave a comment answering the question of the day (find it at the end of this post). You must answer the question of the day... Read more →


Welcome to day six of stamping inspiration and giveaways! For seven days I will be giving away one of my brand new stamp sets from Canadian stamp manufacturer, Stamping Bella! All of the stamps are specifically aimed at art journaling. Of course you can use them for lots of different things, but my intention in creating them was for you to use them when you art journal! If you'd like to win today's featured stamp, leave a comment answering the question of the day (find it at the end of this post). You must answer the question of the day... Read more →


First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! And especially to my Mom, the silliest, smartest, most generous woman I know (and not a bad dancer either!) and to my Grandmother who I see far too rarely and love a whole lot. (This layout is an oldie, but a goodie. It's my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, and me!) Welcome to day five of stamping inspiration and giveaways! For seven days I will be giving away one of my brand new stamp sets from Canadian stamp manufacturer, Stamping Bella! All of the stamps are specifically... Read more →


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, all the posts can be found here. Please read this post first. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. Just play! Sign up to participate in May here. Prima is having a blog hop today in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. And this blog is one of the many stops along the way! So instead of our scheduled stamp post I thought I'd mix up some yummy Prima products... Read more →


Welcome to day four of stamping inspiration and giveaways! For seven days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday -- we're skipping Saturday & there's a special blog hop post on Friday for Art Journal Every Day) I will be giving away one of my brand new stamp sets from Canadian stamp manufacturer, Stamping Bella! All of the stamps are specifically aimed at art journaling. Of course you can use them for lots of different things, but my intention in creating them was for you to use them when you art journal! If you'd like to win today's featured stamp,... Read more →


Welcome to day three of stamping inspiration and giveaways! Small wrinkle in my plans! Read for the change: For seven days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday -- we're skipping Saturday & there's a special blog hop post on Friday for Art Journal Every Day) I will be giving away one of my brand new stamp sets from Canadian stamp manufacturer, Stamping Bella! All of the stamps are specifically aimed at art journaling. Of course you can use them for lots of different things, but my intention in creating them was for you to use them when you art... Read more →