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Happy Friday! TGIF. The month is just flying by folks. Gosh, so much going on and such exciting things ahead. So last weekend I went and visited my parents and got a haul from my favorite craft store (Sorry no photos) this time, but they are having a sale the end of the month and I’ll post what goodies I get there. While I was up visiting my folks I got to see the wild turkey families. All the time I lived in north Florida with my folks the spring had families of wild turkeys in the yard. I posted below a photo of one family just having a stroll down the street. The kids got a new toy from grandma they didn’t want to share that is posted below too.

I also started playing this past week with some of the fabulous new Dyan Reaveley stamps, just stamping them onto white paper and now I’m figuring out what best to color them in with. So far I have been using my limited neocolor II palette but the paper I printed on doesn’t like a lot of water so when I get that one figured out I’ll be sure to post a “best of” for stamping and saving cutouts for your journals.  (Chappie monitored)

As far as events I have started hunting for art retreats and conventions to go to. I am super excited at the end of this month, June, I will be going to Stampefest 2018 in Kissimmee,FL and Tim Holtz will be demoing at the Stampers Anonymous booth. So if it’s allowed I’ll try to get a video and some photos, so stay tuned for that. If you are in the Florida area you should check it out it’s only $10.00 to get in. Click the name above I’ll link to their page.

I also signed up for the Back to Back 2019 art retreat with the fabulous Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley in Delray, FL. This will be March 2019 so time to save and time to plan. I’ll line to that as well. I am really checking off my bucket list here folks. Meeting all the wonderful Ranger Ink Signature artists is very exciting and I’ll be sure to do my best to post and blog about it as is allowed.

As for this weekend, I am tucking/locking myself in my studio. I have all these ideas that have been going thru my head and I need to get them out. One is a new set of ornaments or tags for my Etsy shop using Tim Holtz paper dolls. These were inspired by a video I watched about Artist Trading Coins, by Mike Deakin. I thought OMG I have tons of wood discs I could make ornaments with my own style twist. So a sneak shot of that is below.

Also if you follow me next week only I am having a sale in my ETSY shop to help celebrate Etsy’s 13th birthday. Save 25% off your order. ETSY13 is the code so be sure to stop in!

Thanks so much for stopping by and catching up. Remember to subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date on all the latest happenings.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

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