Procreate: White Doodle on Black

Normally when I travel I bring some kind of art project: sewing, embroidery, sketchbook, art journal, etc. I didn't bring any art supplies with me to Hawaii. An 11.5 hour flight there, 7 days in the sun, and 9.5 hours back, but with a baby, I had no expectation of having any time to myself to make art. For the most part I was right. However, on the way home there was a brief window when the baby was sleeping and Steve was holding him. I grabbed my iPad and got busy with this quick little doodle: I don't find... Read more →

Ooops! The link for the Gudrun Sjöden "Most Colorful Woman" contest didn't work for everyone yesterday. Sorry about that! So, let's try it one more time with a few options... Mobile Friendly Link: Direct Link: Link to Gudrun Page on Facebook: Click on the menu item that says "The Most Colourful Woman of the Year." Thanks again for all of your support. It means so much to me! Now onto today's post.... As you know, I love to make art wherever I am. I actually went to Cleveland twice this month -- once for Scrapbook Soup and... Read more →

How to Leave a Comment

I've gotten a lot of questions lately about how to leave a comment on my blog. In this quick tutorial I show you how to leave a comment if you subscribe to the blog via e-mail and how to leave a comment if you're simply viewing the blog on the web. I hope it's helpful to you. If you've never left a comment and you'd like to try, I suggest trying to leave a comment on this post! Just say "hi" and you'll know that you can easily do it in the future! Thanks for stopping by! Read more →

You guys! I have a brand new obsession: making art on my iPad. It's actually creating a little bit of a problem for me. I've mostly been doing it on the subway and I totally lose track of time, which is great, but not so great. An hour-long ride goes by super duper fast, but I've also almost missed my stop a few different times. Seriously. So, I might have a heart attack, but I'm having fun on my iPad in the meantime. ;) As you know (because I shared my handy dandy iPad Oilcloth Pouch), I recently bought myself... Read more →

Hey! I'm going to be on HSN (Home Shopping Network) tomorrow (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) demoing the ScanNCut. You can watch either on your TV or online! I will be on between 2am and 3am and then again between 6pm and 7pm EST. I hope you'll tune in! When I posted my Project Life process video two weeks ago, I got a bunch of requests for information on how I do the digital portion of my Project Life. So, I put together a video of the process for you! To be clear: this video isn't instructive. If you don't know... Read more →

I'm posting from Cleveland where we are currently being walloped with snow! Though my husband tells me that New York City is getting it much worse! I have been sick like you can't believe for the past week. It has been quite an issue of mind-over-matter to get the taping of Scrapbook Memories TV done! But, it is done. And I am planning to sleep for about fourteen hours straight. Before I forget, the response was overwhelming to last Friday's question of which layout do you like better? Everyone chose the second layout, including me! It needed that little something... Read more →

It's no secret that I've got a scrappy crush on Wilna Furstenberg. She's definitely in my fave five. So, I was thrilled when she invited me (and a few other girls) to be a tester for her Tuesday Tutorial on Ali Edwards' blog! It's an album made from a Starbucks cup. I went mostly digital with album. Here is my version: You can see all the versions here. Or visit the other girls blogs: Laura Vegas Wendy Bretz Jenny Bamford Perkins I made a little video on how I altered the downloads to suit my album. At first, I was... Read more →

Time is moving far too quickly to be believed. Thursday already? August already? 2010 is coming fast! And I always seem to be ten items behind on my "to do" list. Well, at least I'm never sitting around bored, wondering what to do! Here are FIVE things I've been meaning to share: 1. I read this: SHEDDING PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS & EXPECTATIONS What thoughts about yourself as a creative person are holding you back right now? Are you dealing with those "I am not good enough/I am not creative enough" fear-filled voices in your own mind? How do you answer that?... Read more →

So, I've just finished Week 26 (June 25-July 1) of Project Fifty-Two. Here's my project for the week: It's digi. I just started drawing with my pen tablet. I was so pleased with how everything turned out, I decided to put together a little digital kit of hand drawn elements. Here's the kit: And, since we're half way through the year, I thought I'd share a mosaic style image with what I've created for Project Fifty-Two thus far (click it for a bigger image): It's fun to look back and see how quickly the year has gone! In fact, here... Read more →

It has been a looooooooong time since I've played along with the "One Little Word" challenges, but I finally just *had* to give it a go! This week's word is "reflect" and this is the layout I made inspired by that word: The tape and the thread are Miss Crow's but everything else is Weeds & Wildflowers. Lately, I've been trying to get my digi layouts to "feel" the same as my paper layouts and I think this one comes close. I use so many art mediums when I paper scrap, and digi paints and pens don't always seem the... Read more →