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Julie @BalzerDesigns
NYC
I'm a voracious creator.
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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've put together a quick video for you today sharing how to use simple paper masks to create beautiful heart prints. I hope you enjoy the video: Deli Paper Sakura Oil Pastels Winsor & Newton Watercolor Brush Pack Dina Wakley... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Balzer Designs
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When I was thinking about Valentine's Day gifts, I started to think about personalization. What is a simple gift that you can give someone to make them feel special? I came up with the idea of etched glasses -- such... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Balzer Designs
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There are so many cute crafts for Valentine's Day that you can create with clothespins. Here are a few of my favorites: source source source source source These are all super adorable, but I fell in love with this next... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Balzer Designs
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It's Valentine's Week (i.e. the week before Valentine's Day)! Valentine's Day is an excellent excuse to make crafty things. So, all this week I'll be sharing some love inspired projects! The very first stamp that I encourage anybody and everybody... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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 Feb 5, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I'm going to be sharing a series of videos all about Art Foamies over the next few months. Today I'm starting at the very beginning with the basics of how to use your Stamp Buddy. I hope you enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Today I thought I'd share a few random pieces from around MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) as well as a peek into the excellent Jackson Pollock exhibit. I love Franz Kline's bold black and white paintings. It looks so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Before Christmas I spent some time back in NYC. And any visit to NYC must include a trip to MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art), right? And even better if I'm with my friend, Nathalie! We stumbled into a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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It has been a while since I've posted in my 100 Canvases series. I finally feel a bit more settled into my place and so the creative muse seems to have come for a visit. I'm really liking what's happening... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 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 Jan 29, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Hey everyone! I thought I'd share some photos from my recent trip to HSN down in Tampa, Florida. Coming from the Northeast, this view from my hotel room was most welcome: We even rented a convertible! It may have been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Hey you guys! I'm starting a new blog feature today. Each month I plan to share some photos of life around here without a lot of commentary. Just some snaps of the daily chaos and color I live with! I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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In honor of the fact that I'm on HSN today (in the 12pm EST and 4pm EST airings - with a possible additional airing at 11pm EST) showing off the ScanNCut, I've got a collection of ScanNCut techniques for you.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Thank you so much for all of your votes and kind words! You can see all of the winners here. Now onto today's post! ---- As I promised last week, when I showed off this project... ...here is the video... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, I'm giving Art Journal Every Day a little bit of a practical makeover to reflect the current state of the internet. No more flickr pool (that's so 2012) and no more linky list (that's so 2014). Instead, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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My Mother was kind enough to take the family to Canyon Ranch -- a health and wellness spa in the Berkshires -- for a few days around New Years. Canyon Ranch offers non-stop health and wellness classes in every area... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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You guys, Colette was kind enough to nominate me for Art Ed Blog of the Year! I found out today that I have been selected as one of the finalists! Very exciting. If you get a chance, I'd appreciate it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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The major part of my week-long trip to Southern California was for the Craft & Hobby Association's annual trade show: CHA 2016. I taught a ScanNCut class... ...where, as always, my favorite part was meeting awesome people who love the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I was absolutely delighted and honored when Tim Holtz asked me to participate in the Ranger Designer Challenge this year. We were each given a Dina Wakley Media Board and a set of the new TIm Holtz Distress Crayons. Our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 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. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I'm super duper excited about my new stencils for The Crafter's Workshop. They're not available for purchase yet, but I thought you might enjoy taking a peek at the video I recorded in the booth at CHA (the Craft &... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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For this year's batch of Christmas cards I made pop-up cards! I saw this super simple card by Johwey Redington... ...and it inspired me to make some of my own! If you follow the tutorial on Johwey's page, you can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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I'm so thrilled and delighted by all the amazing artwork that my Creative JumpStart students have been posting online! Check it out: Annie Green clcalamas: Denise W: Gwen Lafleur: Helen Rattray: Jacqueline van Zuiden: Jessica Sporn: Kathy Stacy: Mon Ty:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Balzer Designs
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Before today's post, I just wanted to mention that I joined Periscope over the weekend and did my first few broadcasts live from CHA. I'm having fun answering questions and doing demos. My username is balzerdesigns if you'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Balzer Designs