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.
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!