Category Archives: Crafts

Over the weekend: Slow Saturday and my happy mailbox

It’s not even 8pm yet and I’m here in bed, typing away and yes, getting ready to turn in. It’s surprisingly a very relaxed Saturday evening. We grabbed burgers from our favorite Bobby’ Burger Palace before heading home, so I … Continue reading

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Art Journal Every Day 2013

I managed to compile a set of entries for 2011 and 2012, and while there were long lulls, the journey then was a learning experience for me both in art and in expressing myself. I know that it’s a month … Continue reading

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DIY: Handmade card printed on a brown bag and tag embellishments (+Lunch)

The last two days have been very hectic and busy — but today, I just took a step back and let myself recharge.  Here’s another handmade card with words of inspiration I picked up online: Amen. Meanwhile, here’s a sneak … Continue reading

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Beads and postcards on a lazy Sunday

While most of my part of the world is all agog about SuperBowl Sunday, we slept through the afternoon lazily, just enjoying the time to relax.  My back is giving me problems — and I always welcome the chance to … Continue reading

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Handmade Card: Off to P

I’ve been working on this card inspired by an “accidental” printing over an already printed photograph. I printed the photo as is, then accidentally printed a background paper over it lending it a ghost-like blur that I quite liked.. For … Continue reading

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Alphas

There are days when I catch myself just vegetating on the sofa, not doing anything in particular.  Maybe because it’s been a busy day.  I just stayed at home and put things away, trying to get rid of the things … Continue reading

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Journaling on

We have been promised a “better and warmer” day today — although “better” is a relative term if you ask me.  What might be better for me might not be good for you.  Or what might be better for you … Continue reading

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In search of a new art journal for 2013

I’ve already “trimmed” my old art journal.  Luckily, the bulging pages had created a more or less “even” book that allowed me to cut the left-over pages easily without causing an imbalance in the book.  I’ve been studying how I … Continue reading

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Freebie Alert from The Shabby Princess

One of my favorite digital scrapbooking resources is The Shabby Princess and The Shabby Shoppe.  Not only is The Shabby Princess’ blog oozing with inspiration but free kits (as in practically complete kits) are made available for free from her … Continue reading

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My Art, My Altered Book

My screensaver these days here at home is a simple black and white square graphic of some inspiring words from Kurt Vonnegut: “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. … Continue reading

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