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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. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks! First, I must tell you that I have been recruiting some awesome guest posts. I've been going... Read more →


It's Thursday! That must mean it's time for another stencil hop! Today I've got three super talented gals for you to visit: Catherine Matthews-Scanlon: Cat and I first met when she was demoing in the EK Success booth at CHA several years ago. She teaches online classes at My Creative Classroom and has written two books: Art from the Heart: Mixed Media Collage and Scrapbooking Techniques: Sewing on Paper. Lisa Truesdell, aka "gluestick girl": Lisa is a "Garden Girl" at Two Peas in a Bucket and a member of the Studio Calico design team. I have long admired her inventive... Read more →


Cocoa Daisy included the 6×6 Balzer Designs Blazonry Stencil... ...in their May “Graffiti Bridge” kit. They asked a bunch of cool folks to create something using the stencil as part of a "Designer Challenge." The only guidelines were to make sure and highlight the stencil in their work. And they did a great job! Take a peek... This super layout is by Leslie Ashe: I love how Lesley traced the stencil and created so much movement with dots and dashes. This stunning layout is by Magda Bolinska, also known as mumkaa: She used the stencil in so many ways --... Read more →


Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and relax. I've got a long and winding story to tell you. Back in 2007 it felt like all anyone on the internet could talk about was "hybrid scrapbooking" -- the mixture of digital and paper scrapbooking. It was "the next big thing." May Flaum and Audrey Neal wrote a book on the subject. Prima Marketing created a whole digi&paper line and even gathered together a hybrid design team. There was a print magazine called "Scrapbook Dimensions" that was dedicated to hybrid. It was huge and there was a steep learning curve. Like... Read more →