Monthly Archives: June 2010

Free Inspirational Desktop Background

It is the last day of June, and also the last day of the first half of 2010. I have had the January desktop image on my computer background for 6 months, so today I took some time and created … Continue reading

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Little Scraps of Magic…

Tonight I’ve been at Craft Social, but before bed I just wanted to show you what I got in the mail today. You know sometimes days and weeks go by and there is nothing fun in the mail, nothing at … Continue reading

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Grid of Pretty Papers

Continuing with grids, this time more of a Paper Sampler, as suggested for the June crusade. I have only used papers I’m really drawn to right now, so this sampler is really showing “my style” when it comes to papers. … Continue reading

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Finishing an Embroidery – Glue Framing Tutorial

Because the embroidery itself is not traditional in any way, my framing is not either. I’ll show you what I did though, maybe you can use it in some way. I was inspired by what I remembered from Britta Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Embroidery Happiness

Something other than paper today… The first of my mixed media embroideries presented to you in full colour and many details. My new found happy maker. When I finished it the name just came to me, in English Fly photo … Continue reading

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Protect your work surface

Now that I’m in love with rolls of brown wrapping paper I want it everywhere. I’ve rolled some out on my work surface. This paper has been protecting the desk from getting dirty with acrylic paint while I was painting. … Continue reading

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Ruby Red Page

Isn’t red a beauuuuutiful colour? And the different names are so beautiful and magic, like Carmine, cherry, crimson, ruby red, cadmium, quinacridone, blood red, maroon, cardinal red, scarlet, magenta… It is the colour of our heart and the blood it … Continue reading

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In change there is power

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in … Continue reading

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Make a Library Book Pocket for your Journal

Let’s make library pockets that we can use in our journals! When I made my Owl Journal I mentioned the importance of adding at least one pocket on the inside of each notebook cover. If you don’t have those plastic … Continue reading

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The Therapy of Magazine Cutting

Are you aware of the therapeutic value of cutting out magazine images? I know some of you already do this regularly. Saving images to a personal imagery archive of clippings (to be used in future diary pages, collages or art … Continue reading

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