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Fun Festive Paint Brushes

Here are some fun festive paint brushes for the holidays. I’m not sure how small the images on the brushes are on your screen.  There is a little bird on the middle brush dragging ornaments across so he can decorate the Christmas tree on the right. He is asking Santa, “Is it too late to negociate?” I couldn’t help it.  I love the new Dylusions holiday coloring pages! Happy Creating!

Posted in Art Journal

Magazine Journal Page

Dede Willingham is such a talented artist. Each week she does a Youtube video called “Coffee and Art in the Morning.” I was watching one of her Youtube videos called “Making a Magazine Art Journal” and was amazed how she turned an ordinary magazine page into a work of art. I wanted to give it a try.  I think I need to keep working at it some more. Happy Creating!!

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Fall Foldable

Happy Halloween everyone!! I have had another opportunity to be a guest designer for Ranger Ink.  I used many Ranger Ink and Dylusions products. You can see the project stepped out here or you can go to Ranger Ink’s website then click on Projects at the top. There are many wonderful projects there by some talented people. The above picture is the foldable closed.

The foldable opened up.

The foldable with all the inserts open. You can see how the foldable opens at the end of my project on Ranger Ink’s website. Have a great day!!

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Projects 

It feels so good to finish something. I created a haunted house photo album for my nieces. I wanted them to have a place to put their Halloween pictures. One niece is dressing up as Supergirl and the other is going to be a Policewoman. I like the colors for this project. I would have never thought yo use purple for Halloween.

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It’s Time to Finish Something!

There are so many projects that I have started but not finished. I created tags for Tim Holtz’s Creative Chrmistry 101 and 103.  His 101 and 102 classes are now in binders. I was out of town during his 102 class.  It feels so good to finish some thing! 

Do you have any unfinished projects that you haven’t finished?

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To Keep or Throw Away? That’s the Question!

Organizing a craft room can be so challenging.  In the last 5 years I have bought so many art supplies and thought, “Someday I will make a project with this new purchase.”  Then 5 years have passed and I can barely walk in the room. All the hopeful future projects are now unrealized dreams.

Julie Balzer created a few posts called “Organization Week.”  You can find the posts here. The first step is to go through everything in your room and “Throw It Away or Donate It.” She talks about throwing things away so that you can use your craft room to make crafts and feel the creative juices flowing instead of your  craft room being used for storage.  It is so hard to get rid of all those unmade dream projects.  Every piece of paper I see I just remember the project that just didn’t get made. Time is in such short supply.

I find it amazing how too much stuff is so creatively crippling.

So, I decided that I wanted to create an inviting, creative space that is beautiful as well.  In my search to find beautiful things for my room I was also shocked to find how many decorative pieces for rooms have very little storage capability.

For example, I bought these gorgeous stucco doors that I would love to put in my craft room but they would take up an entire wall.

So the craft room organization project will be continued…