Artsy Tips - Favorite Art Journal Types

Artsy Tips - Favorite Art Journal Types

I hope this finds you doing well and finding some time to create. Let’s talk art journals. Do you have a favorite type?

I’m not super picky about mine. The only thing it has to have is sturdiness so I can be messy and throw on all types of media.

But if I had to pick 3 favorite types of journals here’s my picks…

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A Stitched Pocket Notebook

A Stitched Pocket Notebook

WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!  

I'm so glad you found your way here! Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist with Roben-Marie and her Design Team.  We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE! More on the giveaway and the sale in a bit.

First let's get started on this fun little stitched pocket journal project. With just a few supplies it's a simple little project that you can stitch up while watching your favorite Netflix show. It makes a great notebook to throw in your purse, pocket, or give as a gift.

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Happy Earth Day with StencilGirl and Resketch

Happy Earth Day with StencilGirl and Resketch

I love notebooks and journals and the books from Resketch are wonderful. Not only are they cute but Resketch uses recycled paper in their books which makes them even better. I decided to make my little book a quote book. I also wanted to add some art and color to it so I pulled out my StencilGirl stencils and a few other supplies..

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Gone Fishing With StencilGirl and Etchall

Gone Fishing With StencilGirl and Etchall

Welcome to the StencilGirl and Etchall blog hop! I am so excited you found your way here, and I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects that you can create with these two amazing companies! So let's go fishing! No not that kind of fishing. Just the I have the munchies kinda gold fish snack fishing. And that's where this little project started...I was hungry, eating gold fish, looking at stencils, and well... it turned into today's project. LOL

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A Wish For You

A Wish For You

I am so excited to be doing my first design team project for Roben-Marie Smith! I have loved Roben-Marie's work for years so it's such an honor to be representing her products. Pinch me because I'm still trying to take it all in!

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An Ikea Cabinet Makeover Using Art Supplies

An Ikea Cabinet Makeover Using Art Supplies

The start of the new year is always a time to try to get organized. Notice I said try! I'm still trying. My organization tends to fall off the rails when I get distracted by making things cute. In my attempt to organize my office space I ended up at Ikea buying a new cabinet. That led me to doing a mini makeover to the cabinet with some personalized knobs. It was super simple using art supplies I had on hand and I love how they turned out. Definitely reflects my quirky imperfect style!

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Mixed Media Inspiration With Kiala Givehand and Stencil Girl

Mixed Media Inspiration With Kiala Givehand and Stencil Girl

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the blog hop! I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start and I hope you are starting to make some time to create. One wonderful way to ease back into a creative practice is using prompts. I love using Kiala's Mixed Media Inspiration Deck for this. The cards are a great way to get you started and past the blank page.

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A Hand Stitched Gift for the Holidays

A Hand Stitched Gift for the Holidays

It's Team Tuesday at StencilGirl today and I'm on their blog showing you how to make this cute as can be hand stitched kitchen towel for the Holidays. The possibilities are endless with stencils and thread. So join me here to see a step by step tutorial.

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Excited to Announce

Excited to Announce

I am so excited to announce that I am part of the 2018 Roben-Marie Smith Design Team! Roben-Marie has been an inspiration of mine for years and I am truly honored and tickled pink to be a part of her team. I'm still pinching myself to make sure I'm not just dreaming. The wonderful team she has picked has some amazing fun things planned for the new year.  I hope you will join us!

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Christmas Joy with StencilGirl

Christmas Joy with StencilGirl

Welcome to the Holiday Hop with the StencilGirl Creative Team! I am so glad you found your way here! It's already November and you know what that means... time to start thinking about and planning for the holidays. I love decorating for the holidays. I also like to add my own creative touches to my decorations. 

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