Friday, June 17, 2016

Hot Potato!

It has been a hot, hot month so far you guys, but I am pretty pasty and allergic to the sun and well love air conditioning! BUT still it has been hot, I guess really more humid. Here in Tennessee, the humidity is horrible! I have also had a super busy few months. June was a wedding and worked a bit extra month. And May was pretty much work and I also had this horrible stomach bug that lasted for 36-ish hours, man I have not been that sick for like 12 years. Then I did not eat for 5 days, which is insane, but I could not.

So enough with all that. But it is still early June, so not all the way through yet. But I work all this weekend and then next week I have a three day weekend but then it goes right into the next weekend which is July 4th weekend and I work all that plus July 4th.

I wanted to stop by though and say HI! As I never do enough! Hope you guys are all staying cool! And I will have some new project shares in July. And I am going to start working on a e-course for journal making, let me know what else you guys might want to see either in e-course or on some YouTube tutorials.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Art Card - back - perfectly me

I created an art card for an art deck project recently and thought I would share the back of it for you guys to see. Finished size is 3.5 x 3.5.  I used a gelli print I had and then just wrote my information on the back with some gel pens, a few simple inspiring words, added a bit of shine around the edge with  Inka Gold and voila, I love it. Nothing fancy, but perfect.

Don't be intimidated and go make something one of a kind and perfectly you today!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What to do when you do not know what to do?

Just seeking some solice from my current mind, the decisions that sometimes have to be made that are so tough and life changing, scary they can be. How do you guys weigh things and figure out how to make major decisions? Pros and Cons, or other ways, talking about them etc?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Repurposed Frame - Inkling

For 2016 I purchased an Inkwell Press planner. If you wish for more information on that please visit their website at Inkwell Press or do a search on YouTube and you will find lots of reviews and videos. The planner world is huge and full of options that I will not get into on this post. :)

So what is this post about??? When you receive your planner you also get an inkling, which is a quote for you. Packed randomly, yet they always seem to get to who they need to. Mine is "follow your arrow". Below is a picture of how I currently am keeping it. Framed in a frame I got from the reuse place for under $2.00. Not 100 percent happy with it as I think the word dreams distracts from it, but happy enough with it until I find a different frame.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Game Dice Embroidered Bag

Urban Threads designs online is  a great resource for creative, modern, funky, vintage...pretty much all kinds of embroidery designs, I love them. Not only do they have great designs and tutorials and freebies, they have awesome customer service! I recently ordered a set of cute small designs, 4x4 inch designs, here is a link to the designs I got.

I decided to make a dice bag as I did need one and they had a tutorial that I figured I would try. A few things I discovered as I went along. I suck at cutting circles and I should always measure for my liking even if it is different from what they are saying in the tutorial. The tutorial is  well laid out and fairly easy to follow. I have experience sewing though so for those who are beginners, make sure you read all the way through it once or twice before you start. The end product is OK, but I do plan to make another as there really is not enough room at the top for the cord and then to leave a nice looking top scrunched up. You will see what I mean in the pictures below. When making it I thought it might not be, but I continued to follow the measurements in the tutorial. You could also place the design lower to make up for that but next time I will just add to the top, that way there is more room for error with the design and top area.

Thread used were Sulky 40 wt rayon (light to dark) 1121, 1109, 1192 and Poly-lite 1195 in my bobbin.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

St Louis Trip Goodies

Where it has been forever that I have made a video. I say "ya'll", which saddens me lol and I realize that I need to brush up greatly on video editing.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Smile Sunshine!

Just a quick share of a watercolor page I created recently. This is a off balanced scan of it. I am also not entirely sure a good representation of the colors. I used my Koi watercolor set on this one and there were not too many yellow choices. BUT I got some new watercolors this week and It has more yellows and oranges and all kinds of yummy colors I look forward to using this weekend. I love seeing all the galaxy paintings and I really want to give that a try and see how they come out. I will also be making more of the ones above for some friends to remind them to smile more! :D