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Friday, January 20th, 2017
How to Art Journal with NO Ideas?



Do you ever ask yourself How to Art Journal with NO Ideas? I often find myself in a situation where I want to create something in my art journal but I have no idea what. My mind is a complete blank and I have no inspiration at all. Here’s what I do in this situation…     How to Art Journal with NO Ideas? The most important thing to do is start. Do something on the page without any planning. I started spraying the page with a few colors.     Then I decided to add some circles. It’s one of my favorite shapes so whenever I don’t have an idea I go back to my favorite shapes, techniques and tools. Usually by this point an idea finds its way into my head.     In this case it’s exactly what’s happened. I got an idea to leave the circles empty but create lots of patterns around them. So I …

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes



Today we continue our series on scrapbooking inspiration. Today’s episode: Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes. Scrapbooking is all about telling a story that is in the photo. A really easy way to create such a story is to add “chapters”. Chapters are basically little parts of the bigger story and the best way to create them is use basic shapes like squares or circles.   Scrapbooking Tips: Using Basic Shapes The most common way to create story chapters is squares but I used circles. I think it gives more interest and flow to the page. I created six circles some of them photos and some embellishments. I even added the title on a circle. To add to the main circles I also added smaller paper circles and stamped circles to tie everything together. You can use the same design with squares or even change the size or number of the basic shapes you add to the layout. It depends on …

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Houses



I’ve recently been filling my art journal with new pages. Today’s Art Journal Page: Houses is all about layers. It’s amazing what you can do with layers of paint, stencils and stamps. And it doesn’t even matter what kind you have, they will all work.     Art Journal Page: Houses The first thing to do is just stencil on the page. Use different patterns and different colors and layer them on top of each other. Add some stamped images and patterned tissue papers as well.     Then you need to think about the shapes you want to have on your page. The idea is to cover all the colorful stencil patterns with paint and have a few shapes that this pattern is visible on them. I decided on houses, a big plant and a few clouds. So I drew them with a black pen.     The next step is to paint around them. I created sky and …

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Mini Art Journal Book



I created a Mini Art Journal Book in an easy technique. This technique can be applied to any book you want so you’ll be able to create your own mini albums and books. It’s the perfect way to create something from scratch and give it your own style from the pages to the cover.   Mini Art Journal Book Start with heavy water color papers. You want your pages to be thick enough for any medium or material you’ll add on them. Thick papers will not curl, bend or bleed to the other side. Cut the papers to the desired size. The way to figure out the size is easy. Decide what size you want your pages to be. Cut the papers in the same height and double the width. For example if you want your pages to be 4″ long and 3″ wide you need to cut the paper into 4″ by 6″ squares.       Now comes …

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
VIP Room Creative Club



There are so many new blog followers who joined recently that don’t know what the VIP Room Creative Club I thought I’d share a few lines on it. It will also be a good reminder for those who have heard of it before but are still on the fence about joining. VIP Room Creative Club The VIP Room Creative Club is a subscription based creative club for people who love to create and craft. The club offers various activities all posted on a private blog with access only to members. The main club’s activities include: * Workshop grade, in depth video tutorials * New product review and recommendation * Private blog with creative tips and artistic techniques * Exclusive kits and special offers * Members-only contests and giveaways * Spectacular guest designers tutorials * Access to downloads and project templates * Bonus Activities like: extra PDF prompts & step by steps, artist interviews, swaps, writing prompts etc. Who is the …

Sunday, January 1st, 2017
End of the Year Celebration: Winners



Wow! was this a party or what?! Here are the End of the Year Celebration: Winners     Week 1: Facebook party: The prize was a Xyron package of goodies. The winner is:Gina Stuart Week 2: Foam-bination Launch: The prize was 4 different Foam-binations sets.  The winners are: Valerie Breingan Fiona Hedgecock Joanne Samantha Houp Week 3 and 4: 12 Cards of Christmas: The prize was 24 Christmas cards that I made on the previous 12 Cards of Christmas series. The winner is: Isabel Fernandez Week 5: VIP Room Party: The prize was 5 FREE VIP Room subscriptions. The winners are: Hope Melno Grace B Rachelle Flatley Ellen Gromwell Jane Bakersville Week 6: Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop: The prize was $100 Visa Gift Card. The winner is: Barbara Macrowen  We eventually didn’t have week 7… Week 8: It’s a Wrap Party: The prize was a FREE online class and a FREE VIP Room subscription. The winner is: Barb …

Sunday, December 25th, 2016
End of the Year Celebration: Week 8 – It’s a Wrap Party!



Wow! What a celebration right? We are at the end! today on End of the Year Celebration: Week 8 – It’s a Wrap Party! We are closing 2016 with a bang! This party is the summary of an amazing year that we had together. and there is an amazing giveaway too! I also want to take this opportunity and thank you all for your support and love I couldn’t have done any of this without you!     End of the Year Celebration: Week 8 – It’s a Wrap Party! This year was definitely amazing. So many things happened. The most important thing is the VIP Room Creative club which is a huge success. It started in April with some difficulties but soon we found our way and things started rolling. Just incase you missed it the VIP Room party is still going on and you can still get a FREE lifetime subscription!! Check out the details HERE. To wrap …

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