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F.A.Q

Hey crafty friends! I'm so glad that you're here. Here's a quick rundown to help you get oriented:

  • I blog Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Every Saturday I host Saturday MIXTRAVAGANZA on my YouTube channel.
  • You can read more about me here.

Here is a list of other Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I subscribe to your blog?
A: Yes! To subscribe to my blog, look at the column on the right. Under “Follow me” there are a few options to subscribe: Follow me by Bloglovin’ or “Subscribe me” by Feedblitz. Click on either one and enter your e-mail and you will receive my blog in your e-mail every time I post.

Q: Do you have a mailing list or newsletter?
A: I have a monthly newsletter, which is different from my blog. Its updates sent out once a month. You can sign up for that here.

Q: Can I take a class from you?
A: I have a number of online classes and you can see a list of the online classes I'm currently offering here.

Q: How long will I have access to an online class I purchase from you?
A: You will have access forever. I don't plan on closing the classroom.

Q: Will You Come and Teach at My Store/Event?
A: Yes! I love to teach. I teach in-person classes around the world on a variety of topics. Email me for details and we can work out contract, details, etc.

Q: Do you sell your work?
A: I just opened an etsy shop. You are welcome to browse through it.

Q: If I make something inspired by one of your videos or classes should I send you a photo of it?
A: Absolutely! You can send it to me or share on my Facebook page. I love to inspire people!

Q: What are your favorite supplies to work with?
A: I get asked about my supplies a lot, so here is a visual guide to my most used supplies.

Moleskine Folio Books
Moleskine Art Journal
Faber-Castell Gelatos Sets
Gelatos
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens
Big Brush Pen
Liquitex Acrylic Gessos
Gesso
Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Sets
Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Decocolor Acrylic Paint Markers
Acrylic Marker
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colors, 331 Raw Umber, 4 oz
Acrylic Paint
Golden Self-Leveling Clear Gel Medium
Gel Medium
Ranger Archival Ink Pads and Re-inkers
Archival Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Distress Ink
Golden Molding Paste Mediums
Modeling Paste
Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Pencil
Lineco Bone Paper Folders and Scorer, Folder, Small (6" x 7/8")
Bone Folder
Sakura Koi Water Brush
Water Brush
Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastel Sets
Oil Pastel
Holbein Watercolor Atomizer Bottle
Mist bottle
The Crafter's Workshop Stencils
Stencils

Trimmer

Heat tool

Dylusion Spray

Craft Sheet

Tacky Glue

ATG

Score Tape

Tissue Paper

Black Marker

Alcohol Ink

Craft Knife
 
 

Q: What inspires your art work? Is it the products or a combination of things?
A: I can get inspired by reading a book, going on a hike or laughing with my kids. I also get inspired from my moods and feeling…good or bad. I sometimes get a new supply I must try and sometimes I have no inspiration at all so I start doing something and open the door…trust me, inspiration always comes in!

Q: Do you have formal art training?
A: Nope. I'm a self-taught artist!

Q: What do I need to get started art journaling?
A: An art journal, black permanent pen and some kind of paint like acrylic or sprays. You can also take my class: Creating 101: Art Journaling.

Q: How do you choose the colors that go together the best in your work?
A: I love all colors! I rarely plan when I work I just use the colors I want to and if it looks good to me I keep it. There are color combinations according to the color wheel that you can use if you need a starting point.

Q: Can I use your images on my blog?
A: You are welcome to use an image from my blog, as long as you credit me by name, with a link back. If you're at all in doubt about proper usage, feel free to e-mail me.

Q: What kind of paper you use when doing your regular 12 x 12 layouts? I’m having trouble with my paper warping and not being flat. A lot of the techniques seem to be very wet, and your layouts never seem to look warped.
A: For really wet applications I use watercolor paper. Usually when I put my layout in the album the weight of the other pages flatten it out.

Q: How did your hobby became a profession for you?
A: I was introduced to scrapbooking by my grandfather. You can read all about it here. When my oldest son was 4 years old I was working in the Foreign Ministry. When he was diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) I realized I need to make a career change, because the last thing a kid like that needs is big changes every few years. He needs stability which was something I couldn’t give him. I decided to quit my job, but didn’t know what to do instead. To help me process everything I started scrapbooking and then mixed media, art journaling and. Slowly this took over my life and I realized this is where my heart is. I started a business and haven’t regretted it ever since.

Let me know if you have a question that isn't answered here!