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I’m Now Teaching on Skillshare – Join Me!

I’m Now Teaching on Skillshare – Join Me!

For over 10 years I've been offering online classes and workshops here on my website, so I'm excited to share that I'm now also offering some of my online classes and workshops on Skillshare which is an online classroom hosting thousands of different types of classes...

How to make a simple printable journal

How to make a simple printable journal

There's nothing like the feeling of using a beautiful journal to write in, and printable journals and notebooks are quick and easy to print and assemble. They are perfect for giving as thoughtful gifts to special friends, or just to keep for yourself. While there's...

An Art Journal Page: What you Believe

An Art Journal Page: What you Believe

For this art journal page I had fun playing around with collage papers, stamps, and paint, and it was interesting to watch the design emerge after building layer upon layer of visual texture. This was a quick and easy way to add background color, and I really enjoyed...

An Art Journal Page: Changes in Nature

An Art Journal Page: Changes in Nature

With this art journal page, instead of looking within and contemplating the changes that can affect us at a personal level, I looked outward at the changes that occur as a part of nature. Over time, nature's elements of wind, rain and sun, can create changes to even...

New in the Store: Printable DIY Creative Inspiration Card Deck

New in the Store: Printable DIY Creative Inspiration Card Deck

The Printable DIY Inspiration Card Deck includes 36 cards size 5" x 3.5" plus a printable storage box. Each card has a unique design on it plus space for you to write your favorite quotation, saying, or other inspirational words. You can print the cards and write on...

An Art Journal Page: Honor the Journey

An Art Journal Page: Honor the Journey

For this art journal page I chose to work with a butterfly because it's a symbol that appears often in my art, and for me represents the creative journey. I can think of nothing more creative than the journey the butterfly takes from caterpillar to chrysalis to...

An Art Journal Page: In the Space Between Thoughts

An Art Journal Page: In the Space Between Thoughts

Silencing the mind doesn't necessarily mean in meditation, it can be any time at all when you step back from what you're doing and pause for a few minutes. When you listen quietly, in-between all those random thoughts you will hear the voice of your creative spirit....

Looking Back … Looking Forward

Looking Back … Looking Forward

Welcome to a brand new year! I hope this year is one full of brand new creative opportunities, and brand new memories to make, keep and share. Looking Back One of the things that I've enjoyed most over the last several years is keeping a daily planner style journal...

The “Creative Sewing & Surface Design” Gift Guide

The “Creative Sewing & Surface Design” Gift Guide

There's no getting around the fact that gift-giving season is almost upon us! I don't know about you, but since I spend so much of my time sewing, dyeing and working with surface design, I always love getting gifts that are creative and sewing or surface-design...

New in the Store: Vintage Roses Printable Journal

New in the Store: Vintage Roses Printable Journal

The Vintage Roses Printable Journal Kit is designed with vintage roses in soft vintage colors with a touch of grunge. You can use this kit to make your own junk journal, or incorporate the pages into other journals. This kit can be used for altered books, printable...

How One Word Can Change Your Life

How One Word Can Change Your Life

Every December for about the last 10 years or so, instead of making new year's resolutions, I choose a word that will become my guide for the coming year. I use my word as a way to stay focused and move my life in the direction that I want it to go. When I feel like...

Looking Forward with a Creative Vision

Looking Forward with a Creative Vision

As we move toward the final month of the year, I'm already preparing myself for an amazing year ahead. December is one of my favorite months and not just because it brings with it the holidays, family get-togethers and good cheer. In my mind I see December as the the...

DIY Printable Gratitude Journal

DIY Printable Gratitude Journal

Keeping a gratitude journal is not only a great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful things in your life, it can also transform your life in amazing ways. According to Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, leading researchers into Gratitude, their research...

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Not so many years ago, designing and cutting stencils was a time-consuming job. After sketching the design, or designing it in a software program and then printing it onto paper, you then had to transfer the design to a piece of stencil plastic and cut it out by hand...

Making Space – a Themed Journal

Making Space – a Themed Journal

This week I've been adding some pages to my latest journal which is a themed journal titled Making Space. I'm using one of the vintage journals that I made recently as a sample for the latest Creative Art'n'Soul Journaling video workshop. (If you haven't signed up...

Art Journaling for the Soul

Art Journaling for the Soul

Today begins the year-long journey of Creative Art'n'Soul Journaling ... and I am so excited to get started! Over the years I've come to enjoy art journaling, both as a process for creating beautiful stitched art journals, and also as a way to track and record events...

I’m Now Teaching on Skillshare – Join Me!

Vintage Style Stitched Mixed Media Journal: Online Video Workshop

In this online workshop, learn how to make a vintage-style journal with a stitched mixed media cover. I designed this particular journal as a way for beginners to get started with stitched journal covers, and although the cover might look complicated, it's a simple...

Join me for a Year of Creative Art’n’Soul Journaling

Join me for a Year of Creative Art’n’Soul Journaling

Let’s play with fabric, thread and paper in a whole new way to make beautiful creative journals that can be used as a place to hold and treasure our personal stories. Journals can be used in lots of different ways. Although I have a lot of different types of journals...

How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

How to Tea-Dye Lace and Thread for a Vintage Look

When making stitched mixed media journals, I love to use lace and thread that have an aged and vintage look. It just seems to complement the other bits and pieces I use to tell my stories. Dyeing lace and thread using tea (or even coffee), is a quick and easy way to...

My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My Latest Art Journal: Wings

My latest art journal is a contemplative themed journal titled "Wings". Contemplative journals give us a safe space to explore our feelings and emotions in a creative way. I used wings as the theme for this journal. With wings we can fly to new heights. They give us...

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