Getting Started With Hearts

Last December I read a post on Mel Beach’s blog about the I found a Quilted Heart Project and her November heART challenge. Check out her post here. In that post she has links to her set up and the four weeks. First of all, this was all about using stuff she already have in…

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Stages of the Art Process

My newest art piece, Buttoned Up & Hanging On, has been accepted in the Art Council of Southwestern Indiana Art Noir 2022 show. I’m pretty excited because even though my art was in several shows last year, this is the first juried show! That means it was accepted, while some others weren’t. I thought it…

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Playing with Glue Gun Stencils

If you have a glue gun, and you like to use it, you can make some really neat stencils. Today I’ll show you a couple of mine, and how I worked with them. Let’s get started. You will need a glue gun, parchment paper, and an idea! Once the glue is dry it will just…

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How to: Using Blending Brushes

I love trying new things, and today’s post is all about this new tool, a blending brush. When Lisa Dodson mentioned these blending brushes, I just had to try them out. I found these on Amazon. They are made to be used with stamp pads on paper. You can find tutorials on You Tube about…

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Looking Back – 2021

It’s that time to look back on this year. Check out link above pictures for blog posts. January Loved making the embellishments, but also participating in the Violet Project was fun and an important action. February I made a cat cube for Molly. She wasn’t interested. However, Ally loves it and spends a lot of…

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2021 Christmas Ornaments

For those of you who have been with me for awhile you know that every Christmas instead of gifts, Dave and I make each other an ornament. They are made in secret and given on Christmas Day.  Mine are usually just an offshoot of what I’ve been working on at the time. I always make…

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2021 My Favorite Things

As the year is coming to a close, I again want to share with you five of my favorite things I’ve been using in the studio this year. There are links to the products in the paragraph above the pictures. These are not affiliate links. I bought a new little light for my Elna. I…

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