Friday, June 08, 2018

New Summer Workshop for 21 Secrets Just Add Water

This summer I’m joining Connie Solera and nine other artists to bring you 21 Secrets - Just Add Water!
This workshop will be available as three downloadable videos from each teacher emailed directly to your inbox starting July 9th. There will also be an e-book.
Right now, ending today June 8th 2018, there’s an early bird sale where you can save $10 off your registration fee of $55. 


Begins: Monday, July 9th at 12:15am PST
Early Bird Sale: June 6 - June 8
Last Day To Register For Live Workshop: July 8th
eBook Version Launches: August 27th
21 SECRETS Just Add Water will cost $55 or can be purchased in a bundle with 21 SECRETS The Great Outdoors for $98.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mixed Media Daily Challenge June 2018 with Mou Saha at Creativebug

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my countdown to the month-long Mixed Media Daily Challenge coming to Creativebug tomorrow, June 1st 2018.

It’s a self-paced class to walk you through a chock full of mixed media techniques for adding textures, colors, layers, etc. that you can use in your own mixed media projects, art journals, collage art and more. I’ll be showing you how you can start with just three basic mediums and stuff found around the home, in nature and even your recycle bins. And it’s not going to be just a bunch of techniques, you’ll also see me create several projects from start-to-finish using those techniques. So, join me for a month of inspiration and learning!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Hi everyone! My post today is dedicated to moms everywhere. Here's a mixed media project I created recently for a Facebook Live when I went to San Francisco to film classes with Creativebug. You can watch the episode here.

I hope you enjoy. And if you are inspired to create a similar project, here are the basic supplies I used -
  • 9 x12 inches canvas panel  
  • Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - 
  1. Gelatos (IRIDESCENTS)
  2. Mixed Media stencils (Faith)
  3. Whipped Spackle
  4. Gel Medium
  5. Texture Gems (Gold)
  6. Stamper's Big Brush pens
  7. Palette knife
  8. Paint brush
  9. Water cup
  •  Other - Stamps, flowers, laser cut wood, doily 

And never forget: You are THE BEST!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Altered Book Box Class at Creativebug

Learn how to make a customizable keepsake box, ideal for storing your loose art journal pages and small works of art in my newest class from Creativebug: Make an Altered Box.

This class is a continuation of my two other current classes at Creativebug:


and Art Journaling with Gelatos

Here's what students are saying about my classes...


Not a Creativebug member? Wanna try it out? Follow this link!

New members will get their 1st month of Creativebug + 1 class to keep forever for just $1. They’ll also receive 30% off at Jo-Ann Fabric.

When you sign up through this link  you’ll receive a welcome email from Creativebug, then a second email with the coupon code to use either online or in-store at Jo-Ann Fabric.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Book Review: Martha's Flowers

Like every Martha Stewart publication, Martha's Flowers is a visual treat! Based on Martha's own experiences in gardening, this book provides easy-to-understand guidelines to growing, gathering and arranging flowers. While these gardens are most specific to the north-eastern region of the US, the planning and care tips she provides are applicable to gardens anywhere. 

The book is divided into three sections by season with fourteen chapters focusing on Daffodils to Dahlias. Not only does the reader gets a detailed look into what varieties grow well together but also when to pick them and to how to display them in harmony.

If you are an avid gardener, you'll love this book. And if you are not a gardener, you would still enjoy the gorgeous photographs of the gardens and the arrangements in this book. It's a delightful addition to any library!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Seeking color on a drab day

It's so cold here and drab outside that I decided I need some color! The most colors are found in my studio, so I figured I would organize some of my projects - put some out for display and put some away in boxes for the time being. And then I wanted to take you on the journey with me. So, here are some Sizzix projects I have created and loved over the years...

I hope they bring some color to your day if you too are eagerly waiting for the sun and the spring!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Review: How To Be Married

The book had me at its front cover... dragging your partner, holding on for dear life, stumbling into unforgettable (good and bad) shared experiences and I wanted to read How To Be Married by Jo Piazza. The author's candid and hilarious insights into the first year of her marriage along with invaluable wisdom from women around the world made me laugh, cry and think, 'That's so me! Yikes!' A great read not only for brides-to-be, newly weds but for anyone who wonders about the mysteries of a marriage!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.