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Bloomingayl
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Between the Silhouette, digital and paper I love new ideas that incorporate existing tools to create my own unique embellishments and paper scraps. It's okay to wing my own way, but there are times when a good tutorial sparks inspiration.
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Returned to Chandler yesterday after an outstanding stay in Alabama. The best part had to be "un-interrupted art in the den". I went into this with a goal and a vague idea of how I was going to get there. Jen and Gretchen joined me on Sunday, and I was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Mini Details
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This one is inspired by the beach...next up I'm thinking industrial. I reached into my stash of stuff and used Posh Impressions ink that we've had forever. I've also been creating my own sprays. Fun times! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Mini Details
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In Alabama working on new stuff. . .Love being up to my eyeballs in paint, spray and stuff. Spend a lot of time thinking about ways that mixed media can be incorporated in other kinds of art. I don't have pictures to complete the "collage" element that will go in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Mini Details
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Very busy weekend - just me, myself and a stash of stuff. I love what I ended up with, but OMG getting there was a long journey. I actually threw the exploding book away; it washed out on the page. I hated it! - kept the cute little bug, to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Mini Details
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Clearly a major challenge of the interactive book is enough photo mats and journaling spots. Literally I create an open book. It occured to me last night that contrary to the notion that these books hold less than traditional "page protected" books, the push for inspired ways to document a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Mini Details
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What a fabulously creative weekend . . . I had the basic layouts done a week ago and kept them sitting out, moving this tag and the next; considering my embellishment options. Several months ago in a Dana Edward's "Take on Tim" class we painted his metal flowers using paint... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Mini Details
Thank-you on so many levels. I have never been a good sleeper and every time I read one of those stories about sleep and longevity I panic. I'm good for about 4-5 hours a night and from there is it's a crap shoot. I'm also encouraged by the marriage piece of this story. My thought is that marriage would be a piece of cake if life didn't get in the way. After 41 years mine is still a work in progress. Last year at this time I was thinking how grand life would be if I just had my own little 500ft tiny house in a field of wheat. Your story isn't perfect, it's about two people working together because good relationships don't come easy. It takes a lot of love to wake up each day and say we're going to make this thing work ~ totally worth it!
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2014 on A tale of two beds at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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Often I feel like one of the ugly step-sisters in Cinderella searching for a way to cram my foot into the glass slipper. For me it is an abundance of craft supplies in a shared space where I have to improvise storage. Recently I found these plastic drawers at Ikea.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Mini Details
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Sunday evening as I closed up shop to make dinner, I was thinking, anybody reading this blog has to wonder what's the big deal about putting together a baby mini album; why would it take so much time? The answer is in the details. Saturday I was looking for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Mini Details
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What's not to love. . . San Diego! Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Mini Details
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Why is it that beginning a new project is always a struggle. I have a fair number of digital tags already done for a girl book, but paper changes and because I don't know the young mother this is going to all that well, I didn't want to get too... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Mini Details
Artful, simplistic or a little of both; I love that I seem to be able to get this done.
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Once again I found myself turning to Cathy Zeleski's templates with the white edges. I used a combination of the Cherry Edition, Seafoam Edition and Midnight Edition. Best part, completing these layouts took less than an hour. Half of our February was spent nursing our bruises. There are so many... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Mini Details
Another year older :) - celebrate this fantastic day ~ Happy Birthday
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2014 on It's my birthday at Cathy Zielske's Blog
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With all the "stuff" available to me in my stash you'd think I could come up with the right materials to start my baby book. It was a fiasco. The paper I chose to cover the book turned out to be just enough thicker using Bazzills black board to NOT... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Mini Details
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I volunteered to take a group photo of Devin's team. This was their last week together. Overcast, actually cold if you found yourself in the open with wind blowing full force. These guys did great. They found themselves in a "shoot-out" and lost in round two. Devin was their goally... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Mini Details
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Practically speaking my mind is writing checks that my body can't cash. Least we forget the difference between an ordinary cold and the flu let me remind you - weeks of being bone tired. I seem to negotiate work just fine, but yesterday I came home directly from work, laid... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Mini Details
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This is Neven - Devin's best friend. They play soccer together, they ride their Razors together and when the opportunity arises they love to play in water. The day I took this picture, it was sunny, still cool and at best the pool temp was 55 degrees. Of course the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Mini Details
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Another fantastic creative day. I started the morning off by watching/listening to Roben Marie Smith as she went through the steps taken to create her flap on another flap page in for The Documented Life. I was intrigued by her mixed medium background. I decided to do a bit of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Mini Details
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This was fun. . . Another page in The Documented Life. The prompt for this was "pinterest inspiration". Ever since Diane introduced me to Finnabair, I have been enchanted. What better artist to turn to for inspiration. I had a blast working on this piece. I love her layered collage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Mini Details
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The prompt for this week's The Documented Life was to "doodle a border". My personal goal was to document headway being made on some difficult home issues and out of the blue I decided to dust off my colored pencils. They've been hiding in the bottom drawer of my art... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Mini Details
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and they're all due before the end of March. It's been a year since I did this book. When I look back at the pictures it is still one of my favorites. I've sent my RSVP for a scrap day on April 19th. I am so geared to working in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Mini Details
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For years "Bicycle Haus" was situated on the corner of Goldwater Blvd and 5th Avenue in old town Scottsdale. Filed in the back of my mind was the fact that they sold amazing high end bikes and if you were so inclined, you could rent a bike, risk life and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Mini Details
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This has been a week filled with amazing new stuff. Reading Cathy Zielske's blog this AM and she is giving away a spot in this digital class with Amanda Taylor at Scrapaneer. If at all interested you can enter HERE This class looks like a winner. In my mind I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Mini Details