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December 2015 posts

Today I'm sharing my favorite posts and projects that (a) weren't tutorials, (b) weren't painted, and (c) weren't in my art journal. I didn't know what to call those things? Whatever they're called, I like them! Three-Part Layered Tree Stamp: Podcast: Packing the Studio (my favorite podcast of 2015 -- give it a listen if you haven't already): Mola Update: Wood Burned Cutlery: New Moo Cards: Garbage Stamps: Stamped & Stenciled Holiday Cookies: Jewelry Roll: Leaf Stamp: Oreo Cookie Quilt Square: Do you remember all of these projects? There were a few that I forgot until I poked through the... Read more →

I'm back with more tutorials to inspire you and spark a creative project of your own! (Part one is HERE.) These are the remainder of my favorite tutorials from this blog in 2015: link link link link link link link link link Lots to explore today! Hope you find a tutorial that gets your mojo going for the new year! Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

It's time for my annual end-of-year "best of" series! Every day this week I'll be posting favorites from the blog in a variety of categories. Let me know if you see any of your favorites! If I may toot my own horn, I created a lot of awesome tutorials this year -- many of them videos (subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss a video)! I narrowed it down to my favorites but it was still a pretty sizable number of tutorials. So I've broken the rundown of my personal favorite tutorials that appeared on this blog in... Read more →

I'm popping in today to share a quick #CarveDecember update. I already shared the stamp I created for the 15th in my post on the FlexCut Carving Tools. So, here are days 16-23: The layered stamping technique you see in the tree stamps above is one that I'll be teaching at Stamp Camp in Australia in April! You can also find it in my book, Carve Stamp Play. The sentence, "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs," is a pangram. A pangram is a sentence that uses every single letter of the alphabet at least once. The most famous... Read more →

It's not too late to create a few last minute greeting cards for Christmas, especially when you've got a ScanNCut on hand! Watch the video for the how-to: And here is the card from the video: You can change the sentiment and the central image to fit any holiday or occasion. In fact, that's one of the things that I like the most about having an electronic cutter. I can customize every project to fit the occasion or recipient! You can take the techniques I shared in the video and change the card up so many ways! For example, I... Read more →

Today I've got another installment of my "Exploring Art Supplies" series. On instagram I noticed that gwenaval was using the FlexCut cutters and talking about how much she loved them. From time to time I've looked at other cutters, but they can be very expensive (hundreds of dollars). This set was a little more than $50, so I decided to take the risk. Watch the video to learn how I feel about the FlexCut Micro-Palm Set of cutters: And here's the stamp I carved in the video: Do you have a carving tool that you love? I'm sure I'm not... Read more →

My building had a holiday party last week. The invitation included an optional cookie swap. I'm not a baker. At all. In any way. But I did want to meet people in my building and I figured that participating in a cookie swap was an easy way to do that. It was not easy. I give serious props to anyone who is a baker. It is hard work! And cookie decorating turned out to be a little more difficult than I anticipated. Steep learning curve. But I had fun on what turned out to be a three-day journey. Read all... Read more →

If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. 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! Just a few shopping days left until Christmas! Today's Art Journal Every Day... Read more →