Monday, September 15, 2014

Bloom and Grow Art Journal Page

Today's Lesson From The Art Studio:  The inner critic wants you to stay in the same place, repeating the same thing over and over again like donuts being pumped out of a machine.  No changes, no growth:  in a word, safe.  But safe is not what will ultimately be satisfying.  Don't ever be afraid of who you really are or of what you want to express.  Great artists were built by being strong in their convictions that they were right in pursuing their dreams.  - William Kluba in Where Does Art Come From?
I created this art journal page for Paper Crafter's Library.  I allowed myself to not be safe - to try something new and to see what would happen.  This is the process of blooming and growing.  To go beyond what is familiar and comfortable.  To venture into the unknown.  Here are a few close ups:

For full step-by-step videos demonstrating how I created the page, you can head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge in the upper right-hand side of my blog and signing up to become a member of Paper Crafter's Library!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

For All Things Fall Gift Set by Julie Beltramo

The season has arrived for this “For All Things” Fall Gift Set by Julie Beltramo.  This Fall Gift Set will be a great seasonal surprise for any recipient! The Decorative Kerr Jar is filled with pistachios, but can be filled with any special treat.  The coordinating Kraft Journal, of course accompanied by a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker, is great for making lists or journaling thoughts.  And the coordinating card is a must to top off the gift!  Get the full step-by-step instructions by heading over to Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of September.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Something For Baby Gift Ensemble by Regina Andari

I am in love with the colors in this “Something for Baby” Gift Ensemble by Regina Andari!  The next time you receive an invitation to a baby shower, just whip up an ensemble like this.  The shadow box frame makes a pretty decoration for a nursery, and the greeting card has an interior pocket to hold an envelope filled with cash or a gift card.  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of September for full step-by-step instructions for creating this ensemble!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Abstract Transparency Cards

I plan to put together a quick video to share how I made these ink blot cards! But until then, enjoy the art :)

Today's lesson from the art studio: sometimes it's fun to let your art make itself!
I played around with ink and transparencies and ended up creating some colorful abstract art pieces! I can't wait to make more....or see how they make themselves! It's always a surprise when you let the ink do the creating!

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Mad Hatter Tea Party Decor by Melissa Banbury

How cute is this Mad Hatter Tea Party Decor by Melissa Banbury?!?!  If you are looking for a unique theme for an upcoming Birthday, Baby, or Wedding Shower this Mad Hatter d├ęcor and favor box might be just what you’re looking for!  This set comes with a little playing card matchbox that is just large enough to hold a tea bag for each guest, a Mad Hatter’s hat, and a tea cup full of red, white, and “painted” red roses (to mimic the line from the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Who has been painting my roses red?”).  Get the full step-by-step instructions to create all of these wonderful decor pieces by heading over the Craft Project Central and subscribing to the month of September!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Flashback Mini Book Set

This Flashback Mini Book Set is my September project for Craft Project Central!  This Flashback Mini Book Set can be filled with your favorite moments, favorite quotes or favorite thoughts!  This set features a mini book, a protective box to hold your book and a coordinating card for that special someone!  Use this set yourself or gift it to someone special!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of September for full step-by-step instructions for how to create this project!