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Friday, March 31st, 2017
How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal

How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal is a really important question I get asked all the time. Many of you want to create art journal pages but facing a blank page can be discouraging. So today I want to share a few ideas on How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal and create an art journal page.     How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal The method I use is to start with one element. That element is not necessarily on the page, it’s usually in your mind. What I mean is that once you have an idea for one element to start with then the rest soon follows. This one small idea is the doorway for your inspiration. Think of a Word Try and think of a word that has meaning for you or makes you happy. Once you come up with the word think how you can describe …

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
The Best Giveaway Ever! – Winner

WOW!! This giveaway was really the best giveaway ever. More than 1600 comments and so many people tagged it’s unbelievable! But now it’s time for the The Best Giveaway Ever! – Winner     The Best Giveaway Ever! – Winner I had quite a job sorting out the list of everyone who tagged their friends and then count all the names. It took a long time but it was definitely worth it. You really took this giveaway to the next level and I appreciate that and so will your friends. After sorting all the names i created a list of the names according to the order of their appearance. Each person appears on the list only once. Then I drew a random number which is the winner. And the winner is… Carla Greenwood! You tagged 57 people (remember that if you tag more than 50 people you get to choose some of the items that will be in your goodie bag) …

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
My Graphic 45 March Projects

Today I want to share with you My Graphic 45 March Projects. These projects with tutorials can be found on the Graphic 45 blog under Einat Kessler. This amazing DT year with Graphic 45 is almost over but I think I’m going to try for one mire year, what do you think?     My Graphic 45 March Projects The first project this month is a mixed media canvas. You might not think that you can create mixed media project with the products of a paper company. But Graphic 45 have a line of metal embellishments that are perfect for mixed media. And you know how much I love metal right? This project is all about locks and keys and layering them on top of each other. There is a full step by step tutorial on the G45 blog.     The second project is an Easel Drawer Box Card. This beautiful project was created with the Ladies Dairy collection. It’s …

Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Big Survey: What Do You Want?

Every year I try to do something like this – The Big Survey: What Do You Want? It’s a series of questions for you to answer so I’ll get a better idea of what interests you and what you want to learn or read about. I would appreciate your help in answering these questions. Let’s make this blog better!!     The Big Survey: What Do You Want? 1. What is your top craft interest? Scrapbooking Art Journaling Mixed media Card making Other (please specify) 2. What would you like to read about on the blog? Step by step tutorials Tips on different crafts Craft guides Personal experiences and stories 3. What is your favorite series on the blog? Scrapbooking tips 5 minute craft Art journal page 4. What other topics would you like to see on the blog? Scrapbook sketches Binding techniques 3D projects Card making Inspiration posts  Other (please specify) 5. are there any topics you would like …

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Why I Embrace My Failures and Not Run Away From Them

Today I want to share something a little personal about Why I Embrace My Failures and Not Run Away From Them. You might think I never fail, well I have in the past and probably fail again in the future. However the most amazing thing I’ve learned is that failure is the best teacher.     Why I Embrace My Failures and Not Run Away From Them Don’t get me wrong failure sucks. When it happens I get upset, cry maybe and feeling sorry for myself. But I have discovered I have learned more from my mistakes then from my successes. Even though I get hurt and take things too personally when I fail it’s like the world has just forced me to stop, think and learn. While successes are almost a given a failure stings and that is a powerful way to review what you did and change things in the future. Here are a few examples: I almost …

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online

When you buy craft supplies online do you have a method or you just buy whatever you see? Today I want to share with you My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online without spending unnecessary money or time.     My Formula for Buying Craft Supplies Online  Most of the supplies I use are either unavailable here or very expensive so I do most of my shopping online. That is sometimes a challenge because I can’t “feel” or touch the items myself. So I have my own formula of shopping that ensures I get what I need. This method works for store shopping too. 1. Make a list When I work I always have a piece of paper on the desk titled The List. This is a list of supplies that I NEED to buy. While I’m working some supplies are finished so I write them down on the list. I also get ideas for supplies I need and don’t have …

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums

Creating interactive mini albums may seem complicated but it’s much easier than you think. If you know the Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums you have the foundation you need to create amazing mini albums with complicated mechanisms.     Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums There are a few basic elements or mechanisms that make a mini album interactive. All of them can be created in different levels from the simple basic to the more complex: Flaps A flap is a piece of paper that is not attached to the page or project and can be opened and closed. The flap can be open sideways or up and down. It can be straight or folded on it’s own or attached to other mechanisms. The basic flap is a square folded in half. You apply glue on the bottom of paper and attach to the project. the top folded part is not glued and is free to move. You can …

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