July 18, 2016
One of things I love about my job is that I have flexibility. Sometimes life gets in the way and I need to step back for a bit. 'Life' reared its ugly head this week as we are dealing with a family illness.
So we will be taking a blog break until the fall. We will still be posting challenges on our Facebook page for you to work on and maybe a blog post here and there, but no regular posting. We look forward to seeing you on the flip side.
Jeri and Shirley
July 13, 2016
By the end of this workshop, students will clearly understand the best practices for stamping, stenciling, coloring and mixed media techniques using water-soluble crayons.
Read on for full description.
July 12, 2016
Me? I'm using a surface that is quite unusual for crafting. Tyvek!
July 07, 2016
Have you ever felt frustrated because you have the perfect stamp....but it is the wrong size? Then this blog post is for you.
Yesterday I posted my project for our latest challenge.....HOME. In that project I resized one of my Dylusions stamps to make it fit my project.
Keep reading to learn how to re-size your stamps.
We visited Mt. Rushmore and Devil's Tower. We even stayed in a cabin with no Wi-Fi or T.V. That's roughen it for us. :)
But as our week long adventure came to end I found myself longing for home. This is a normal feeling for me.
Traveling with an autoimmune disease can be an adventure all on its own. Trying to make sure I get enough rest and eat the right food so that I do not become sick is a full time job....even when I am at home. Doing it while on vacation should get me some kind of award. :)
So that leads to this week's challenge.....HOME. Read on to see what I created.
June 21, 2016
Maybe you've always loved background techniques but want to become more proficient. You may want to start learning and/or practicing some new techniques.
Maybe you've always wanted to take better photographs, so you may want to sign up for a photography course or start taking more photos.
And maybe, just maybe, you want to start reorganizing your supplies because you cannot find anything any more! Ouch..I think we can all relate to that one!
Whatever you would love to do or learn, TAKE ONE STEP this week. Keep reading for more inspiration....
June 17, 2016
It is time for the April Tim Holtz tag....no wait, it's June. Hmmmmm. Well let's pretend it is April. I said it was my goal this year to complete all 12 tags. But I never said WHEN I would complete them. :)
Earlier this week I shared my June tag and my struggles with completing this challenge. While I did enjoy the grungy, vintage look at one time my style has now changed and evolved.
I decided to stop trying to make a round peg fit into a square hole with this tag. I used the mosaic technique he shared, but went my own way with the rest of the tag and I am much happier with there result.
Read on to see how I created this tag and learn how I display my tags so they continue to inspire me.
June 16, 2016
So the Tim Holtz June 2016 tag has posted and I finally have a few minutes to complete my version and post a brand new challenge.
This week I decided I wanted to use one of my leftover tags. These tag backgrounds are created then I clean up stencils or as classroom samples. I have a BUNCH of them and finally pulled one out to use.
No doubt you have some of these 'leftovers' too. Your challenge this week is to use them.
Read on to see what I created.
June 13, 2016
One week only!
Plus a special bonus on my newest Color Inspiration workshop.....read on to learn more.
June 08, 2016
Hey fellow craft lovers. Shirley and I are taking a bit of break this week as we wrap up the spring semester and get ready for the summer semester.
It seemed like a perfect time to do a quick spring re-cap. This spring we explored gesso, resists, tape transfers and PanPastels. We challenged you to use new items, old items and find inspiration in the world around you. Shirley and I shared our creative goals and accomplishments. We hope you have enjoyed the journey.
Before we turn our attention to the summer, we have one last challenge for you. This week's challenge is to use a product or technique you love.
Read on to learn what projects and posts we LOVED from the spring semester.