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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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Can you believe that the month is almost over? January has been flying by and while a month seems like a long time, it has been really hard to narrow ten years of posting into less than 20 posts. But... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! Just a quick post to let you know that beyond this week's giveaway, you have an additional opportunity to win a ScanNCut. I will be livestreaming with Charity Wings (watch on their Facebook page or through their... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Balzer Designs
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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. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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In March 2013 fate dropped me into the path of the ScanNCut. The good folks at Brother asked my Scrapbook Soup TV Producer if she knew any papercrafters in the Tri-State area. I lived in NYC, so she gave them... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I asked my sweet friend Nathalie Kalbach to choose a favorite post from this blog's archives. Actually, it's because of this blog (and her blog) that we are friends! We started blogging around the same time and I gravitated towards... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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I'm getting in on the tutorial redo fun this week! I played with a variation on this Gelli Masked Heart tutorial from February 2016. Now we're creating double masked prints! It's a pretty cool and super easy technique that you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Balzer Designs
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Happy Weekend! It's time for another peek into the Balzer Designs "guest book" so to speak. Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes! I love hearing your stories! Jane T. Owel: Hi Julie, I'm a long time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I've got an Art Journal Every Day blast from the past with an addendum. Last week I shared Sue's pick: the beginning of the whole Art Journal Every Day thing here on this blog. This week I thought I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm sharing a trio of ScanNCut videos. I hope you find them useful. As always, I create tutorials based on the questions you ask, so let me know what you're curious about when it comes to your ScanNCut! And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Foam stamps have been around forever. Well, maybe not since the dinosaurs. But they have been kicking around craft land for a very long time because they're relatively inexpensive, easy to use, and work well with paint. Because they're relatively... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Jill Ongley has been reading and commenting on this blog for many years. So, I reached out to her and asked her if she had a favorite post from the archives. This is what she said: I discovered Julie's blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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In October of 2014, I posted a step-by-step tutorial for creating the look of dimensional embossed metal in your art journal using foil tape from the hardware store: Cat Kerr has her own take on using metal tape for beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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A huge part of what makes this blog work is YOU! Your thoughts, your comments, your emails, your eyeballs! I think of this blog as a conversation between me and you. I love it when I meet blog readers offline... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I hope you know that I read all the comments that are posted. And I appreciate them. Sue Clarke has been reading and commenting (almost daily) for many years. I asked her for her favorite post from the past and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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I have had a long and very happy relationship with The Crafter's Workshop. I was a customer and fan first, then a demonstrator for them, and eventually a signature designer! I'm so grateful for their support through the years. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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When I thought about who I should ask to pick a favorite post from the archive, the first person who jumped into my brain was Mom. Who else has read every single word I've written for the past ten years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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My first blog post was posted on December 24, 2006. It was just four sentences. No photos. I'm slowly trying to gather or take photographs of some of my recent art work. Of course, the holidays are never a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Balzer Designs
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Today I'm sharing my favorite posts from 2016 that aren't either tutorials or projects. Enjoy! Art Journal Every Day: Dealing with Journal Envy Art Tip: China Marker/Grease Pencil Art Journal Every Day: Top 5 Reasons to Art Journal Printmaking Class... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Balzer Designs
Its not my design, but it does exist: http://www.artfoamies.com/store/p30/Red_Cardinal.html Tell them Julie sent you at check out! :)
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2016 on Balzer Designs + Art Foamies at Balzer Designs
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It was difficult to winnow my favorites down to just a few. But these are the projects that I have displayed or in use around my home, that I still love, that sing the word "Julie" over and over when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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As 2016 draws to an end, it's time to look back at what a great year it was. To get the ball rolling, I thought I'd share my favorite tutorials that appeared on this blog in 2016. (Get ready to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I hope that you are having as much fun carving stamps as I am! The thing that impresses me about #CarveDecember every year is that just when you think you're out of ideas, there are more! Just when you think... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Balzer Designs
I *do* love it!
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2016 on 100 Canvases: Canvas #36 at Balzer Designs