Monthly Archives: October 2016

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    eclectic elements fall quilt market 2016…

    we’re back from a creative-filled fall quilt market where we debuted the second half of the new correspondence collection for eclectic elements fabric with coats.  the fabric world is truly an awe inspiring industry of dimensional textile imagination at it’s finest, and it’s awesome to be part of it.  my thanks to mario for his help at the show Continue Reading

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    sizzix village manor…

    with halloween just around the corner i wanted to do a video tutorial for my sizzix village manor.  this die has to be one of my most favorite additions to the series, and although this particular one has a rather haunting theme, don’t underestimate the artful possibilities.  i’m already working on ideas to transform one with a magical makeover for the Continue Reading

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    2016 halloween inspiration series…

    for the past two years i’ve shared some wickedly inspiring halloween project tutorials by some very talented designers on my blog.  back in august i posted this year’s halloween inspiration series, but like most crafters (myself included), each season i find myself gathering and collecting inspiration via social media, pinterest, etc. with the best intentions to make it all.  yet as the holiday gets closer i sit with Continue Reading

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    thank you Everything Scrapbooks & Stamps…

    greetings from west palm beach florida!  we are packing up and heading home after an amazing fun-filled creative weekend teaching at everything scrapbooks & stamps.  this store has been on my wait list to teach at for almost 7 years and we finally made it here.  we arrived earlier in the week to get everything unpacked Continue Reading

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    crazy framelits templates…

    just a quick post to share these visual templates i created for the sizzix crazy framelits that match the stampers anonymous stamps.  these dies contain lots of pieces since they are designed to layer the quirky stamped images with various details (eyes, tails, wings, collar, etc.).  i’ve received several emails asking for a little help Continue Reading

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    textured halloween card…

    it’s always cool to see the same product used in different ways.  this month’s tag featured distress collage medium crazing used over ephemera to create a vintage collaged background.  today i’m sharing a quick tutorial showing the same collage medium, but this time used over texture paste to create a colorful textured background.  this effect is a great way Continue Reading

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    a time for change…

    i’ve said many times before, i absolutely love fall – it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  the crispness in the weather, the earthy palette of colors, and the sense that change is in the air.  out come the pumpkins, the vintage halloween decorations, and all while indulging in a bag of autumn mix Continue Reading

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    the journey continues…

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    12 tags of 2016 – october…

    it’s halloween time so this month i’ve decided to conjure up some creativity with a few new tricks!  we’ll start by creating a collage of curiosities using the new distress collage crazing medium colored with distress crayons for a ghoulish grunge.  next we’ll construct a monsterous masterpiece with an industrious incantation to frighten the most faint of heart.  so get ready to work Continue Reading