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Friday, January 17, 2014

1 hour 6x6 Mini Album ~Instructions on "Dawn's Inspirations" Youtube Video

Here is the mini-album that I made today after watching Dawn's video through twice.  
It's a good idea to do that so that you know where you are headed as each step progresses!!  
This project turned out so well!  
More of these will be made in the near future!! 
There are many creative possibilities to embellishing this album. 
Using coordinating 6x6 papers makes the prep work so easy! 

Designer Papers I used were from Kaisercraft's "Secret Bird Society" Collection
This is the beginning of assembling the pages with the added hinges that create
space for the photos & embellishments. 

I used Delta's Blue Spruce & Martha Stewart's Champagne Metallic Acrylic Craft Paints on the covers & the spine. 

For the covers it worked well to use the thick chipboard that I keep on hand.

Inside Pages
The Spine

On the spine I changed the way that the paper wrapped the area ~ placing the vertical edges on the inside instead of covering the outside of the covers.   
OOPS!!  The photo was taken before the glue totally dried!  It is now sealed tightly.  
Allene's Fast Grab Tacky glue is my favorite liquid glue.  
It gives just a bit of time to make adjustments before it adheres securely.

The finished album awaiting embellishments!  With our sweet grandchildren
I have many photos that need a home where they can be seen & enjoyed.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

It's Time to Get CREATIVE!

Welcome, my friends, as I begin again with my blog!  It has been a busy year with family, friends and work.  Grateful that it all has been good!!  My creativity waned a bit BUT I am ready to try anew! 

As a "jumper" on CREATIVE JUMPSTART 2014 I am eager to join the group to stimulate my creativity in this New Year.  HOW EXCITING!!   My heart and mind are ready to CREATE and to see where God leads me on this journey.

As you enter.....
Here is where I will be eagerly delving into my creative inspiration:
Welcome to my "Creative Haven" studio.....

My desk is neat and tidy for the moment!!

I so enjoy that I have everything for supplies, tools and technology at the ready!!

Well wishes to each of you as you begin YOUR journey into your New Year!!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Just have to share what I read this morning!  Holley Gerth has such wonderful encouragement for each of us as we travel this life's journey.  
Please go over to (in)courage BLOOM by copying and pasting...

APRIL 17, 2013

I’m Cheering for Your God-sized Dreams Today

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I’m Holley Gerth–God-sized dreamer, cofounder of (in)courage, life coach and a friend who cheers wildly for you and all God has created you to do. I’m so glad I get to be here with you this week on Bloom. I wish we could have coffee so let’s make this the next best thing. XO

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sweet Irish blessing for the day!!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fileds.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Mid-Winter DREAMS.....

Mid-Winter Dreams....
OH MY!  With all the slick ice that covers our sidewalks, driveways and streets do you think the days of sweet breezes wafting through open windows, colorful blooms overflowing their pots and garden plots, and freshly laundered linens gently drying on the line will return soon enough???
How wonderful that each new day is gaining in daylight and we can look forward to SPRING in a couple months time!!  One must remain HOPE-FULL!  I, for one, know that I will appreciate the warmer days and having the freedom to walk on sidewalks clear of ice most passionately!

Early Summer 2012 view from my kitchen window.

This time spent indoors is wonderful for me as I am now taking another online tutorial from
 Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobson called...
What FUN I'm having as I take the time to sketch,  color and journal as I go along my way each day!

Be sure to let your sweetness shine as VALENTINE DAY is soon here!
With care and joy......~Sandie

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

"BLOOM" Collage 1/2013

What fun it is to be learning collage techniques.  Christy Tomlinson has some inspiring tutorials on Youtube that have been so helpful for me.
Here is my 2nd collage which I named "BLOOM".  At this time in my life I feel God's radiant "sonshine" warming my heart and life in such an intimate reality.  He brings about growth into my personal life that creates peace and a deep joy, happiness, heartfelt family ties, sweet friendships, memories to savor, and a sense that I am in FULL BLOOM!!!


"Be you…it's the best thing you can be."  What wonderful encouragement!!!  This rub-on was just the finishing touch that made me SMILE

Throughout the month of January I have had the exciting experience of learning from the talented mixed-media artists involved in Nathalie Kalbach's online Creative Jumpstart Summit 2013.  What FUN to learn about mixed media products that are new to me and how to use them in multiple ways.  It was just the boost I needed to creatively explore the use of papers, stencils, paints, water-soluble crayons, gesso, etc. in making journaling pages, paper crafting projects and collages.
What a perfect January distraction to enjoy with a hot cup o' tea while the temps have plummeted, winds have howled and what little snow we've had has swirled all around!
Tomorrow we flip the calendar to February…..
Sweet love and blessings to each of you……..~Sandie

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