Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 3 Days Left!

There's only 3 days left on Tangie's Kickstarter Campaign and she still needs some pledges.  The way Kickstarter works is it's an allor nothing program.  So if she gets $29, 999 in pledges by closing on May 4th she gets $0.00.

She plans on refurbishing a dance studio into an art studio.  She will host art/mixed-media classes there, summer camps for children, and have an area for filming her on-line workshops and even live streaming programs...woohoo!  I'd appreciate your help in getting the word out.  I know how much her on-line workshops have enriched my life and when I think of how many more people she could reach with her new studio I get warm fuzzies :-). 

Above is an intro video she did about her project.

Your pledge counts and she has amazing rewards available for a little as a $2.  Go check it out here.  Thanks!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Secret Life of Embossing Folders Revealed!

Happy Saturday, Everyone!  I'm a guest Blogger today at Stamping in Columbus.  Come visit and discover the secret life of the embossing folder :-)

Have a great weekend and happy craftin'!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Anyone Looking? - NSC22 Challenge

A new Negative Space Sketch Challenge is up over at Soul Scrappers.  Here's the sketch.  I decided to change it up a bit this time around.  You can find all the details for the challenge here.

And here's my sample page...who says you can't use blue on a girl page? Not I and certainly not Miss Ashley you looks pretty on a background of pale blue.  Digi supplies used were Bluebird on My Shoulder by Chelle's Creations a kit that was part of the Digi Files this month.

I hope you'll join us for NSC22 or perhaps one of the other many fun challenges we have going right now.

And don't forget SSAJ4 is going on for the whole month of April.

Until next time...Happy Creating!
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wonder and Truth Sketch

This afternoon when I took a small break I felt the need to sketch.  Naturally, I didn't have my sketchbook or art journal since I was at work.  So I grabbed a steno pad and pencil.  It was so much fun and so relaxing to immerse myself in sketching even if it was just for 15 minutes.

I really like how she turned out <inner critic is screaming "Let me out!, but I say "No!!">.   I even tried to draw some flowers which is something I've not been keen to try.  For now, I'll tape her into my sketchbook for future reference.  And I'm going to start taking my sketchbook to work :-)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have time to create today, even if it's just for 15 minutes.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dreams Are Coming True!

I often reference Studio Tangie, Tangie Baxter and the Art Journal Caravan.  Well I am thrilled to share with you that Tangie is planning on opening a brick & mortar studio!  With the studio she will teach art journaling to kids and adults alike.  She will also have the space she needs to record more online workshops...yay!

She has opened a kickstarter campaign.  Details can be found here.  Here's a little blurb from Tangie, herself:

"This is one of those days that I will FOREVER look back on as one of the most amazing, incredible, memorable ever. This is the day that dreams are coming true. I am so beyond ecstatic to let you know that I'm opening a STUDIO here in Mesa, Arizona! A real classroom and workshop destination location! The really exciting part is that everyone can be a part of it! I'm launching a KICKSTARTER campaign today with some AMAZING AWARDS including a backer's only blog where you will get to be part of the Studio progress every step of the way! How cool is that? There are also collage sheets, workshops, online classes, original paintings, journals and so much more!"

Joy here again.  The kickstarter concept is that many hands make light work.  For as little as a $2 pledge you can help Tangie's start her studio.  Imagine the people she'll inspire to create!  But the pledge is not a donation, you will receive something in return.  She has really cool rewards set up to send all her backers.  Some levels even include orginal artwork!

Tangie is a wonderful and giving artist and I hope you will visit her kickstarter page and consider helping.  Thanks!
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rejuvenate Your Creative Self with SSAJ4

It's the first Saturday in April and that means it's time for our next art journaling challenge over at Soul Scrappers.

This month SSAJ4 is about renewal.  Here is one of the inspirational quotes highlighted this month-

"But what I knew was that the earth underneath was alive and that by tomorrow, certainly the day after, it would be green again."
Norman Maclean

Our featured technique is Lettering and we'd love to have you join in the discussion; share a favorite lettering style or pen that you use.  And while you're there why not share a project with us too :-)

This month's album cover credits: Studio Tangie/Studio Sherri Collab-Fashion Bee, Studio Tangie-AJF Rocking Horse Fly, Graffiti Papers, Studio Rebbecca-Pribble, Captivated Visions-Mish Mash Stamps 01, Sissy Sparrows-Project 19 Room1.  All these designers can be found at Scrapbookgraphics.com. "April" was created with a free font from DaFont.com called Orial.

Until next time...Happy Creating!

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