Christmas Themed Family Heirloom Printer’s Tray

Can you believe it’s less than two weeks until Christmas?  Which of course means that time is running out to find that perfect gift for those hard-to-shop for people in your life. In our family that’s typically grandparents and great-grand parents.  Despite the fact that they always say there’s nothing they really want, there is […]

Wishing You Peace, Love and Joy Video Tutorial

We have been working very hard to bring you the Christmas designs showcased this week.  I hope that you enjoyed all of our creations and can draw some inspiration for what we have brought to you! Wishing You Peace, Love and Joy To create this card I started by simply die cutting a tree shape from this beautiful […]

Art Journaling: Life The Life Art Journal Page Video Tutorial

Today I thought I’d pop in and share an art journal page I created for my personal blog – my place to share my mixed-media work. I use my art journals for a lot of different things – exploration, experimentation, reflection….The beauty of art journaling is that you don’t really need many special supplies […]

“Promise of Spring” Mixed Media Canvas by Andrea & “Playing Catch” Mixed Media Canvas by Julia Walford (Age 8)

For months now, my just-turned-8 year old daughter Julia has been begging and pleading with me to teach her how I create my Mixed Media pieces.  Now don’t get me wrong – Julia  has pretty free access to many of the supplies in my studio and already really enjoys making cards. In fact she’s been […]

“She let go of her fears” Mixed Media Canvas

As I reflect on my life, I can’t help but notice how often I’ve let my fears stand in the way of me doing or trying something that deep down inside I’m longing to do.  It’s not so much that I’m actually afraid, as in feeling scared, but rather, I think, feelings of inadequacy.  For […]

“She found her inner artist” Mixed Media Canvas

Every since becoming a blogger – the side of me that you’ve known and seen has been my paper crafting side – card making, scrapbooking, and 3D projects.  I think that today, I’m finally ready to start sharing with you all an aspect of my art that up until now I’ve kept on the private side […]