My First Vlog

Hi Guys,

I am super excited to have tried my hand at my very first mini vlog. I filmed this on my day out last Sunday with my hubby, when I went to my favorite craft store because they were having a semi-annual clearance sale. I got a few goodies. So please check it out and let me know what you think. I plan to do another one to post for next week from Stampfest I am going to tomorrow in Kissimmee, where Tim Holtz will be demoing at the stampers anonymous booth.  Happy Friday!!!

Mini Vlog on youtube:


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Handmade Steampunk “Inspire” Card

Handmade Steampunk “Inspire” Card

Over the weekend I dove into the world of cardmaking. I pulled out some stamps I hadn’t used in quite awhile and had a play at making a steampunk “inspire” card to send out with some happy mail. I got to use my Distress Oxides, Tim Holtz Mica Sprays, and my new Tonic Stamping platform. I had so much fun I think I may end up being on a card kick for a while now. Some may even show up in my Etsy shop for custom orders!

You can see my process video over on my youtube channel: Handmade Steampunk Card

Here are some still shots for you below:

What a great way to use stamps that have been collecting dust. Just a little bit of sparkle and some chit chat quotes and you have your own custom card.

Happy Crafting!

Here is the list of supplies I used in case something caught your eye :

(Below are my affiliate links,all purchases made thru these links
help support my youtube channel and website)

Canson Mixed Media Paper (Blick Art Supplies)

Distress Oxide “Walnut Stain” (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Distress Oxide “Frayed Burlap” (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Distress Oxide “Vintage Photo” (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Black Archival Ink (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz/Tonic Studio Stamp Platform (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Ranger- Heat It- Craft Tool(Heat Dryer) (Ranger Ink) (Joggles)

Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors 7″ (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Tonic Tim Holtz Scissors 5″ (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy)

Tonic Studios Paper Distresser (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz- Big Chat Stickers (Text) (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz Mica Sprays (Ranger Ink) (Joggles)

—-Non-affiliate links—

Sticky Thumb Foam Dots (Amazon)

Big Red Stamps

Gears Stamp:

Steampunk Lady Cyclist:

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Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal

Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal


Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend. For this Saturday’s art journal share I am showing a page from my Dina Wakley large media journal. This week I just felt like going big and really spreading out. It also gave me a chance to play with some of my larger 12″ x 12″ stencils, which I don’t get to use that often. For a while, I had been feeling an urge to do a large spread with an elephant on it, in this case, a Ganesh image. It just felt right and I love how it turned out. Below for your viewing pleasure is my link to the video on my youtube channel, some still shots, and of course, my list of supplies used. I hope this page will get you to dust off those large journals and just have a weekend play. Happy journaling!

Youtube Video Link: Ganesh Scribble Sticks Art Journal Page

Journal Page:


Supply List

(Below are my affiliate links,all purchases made thru these links help support my youtube channel and website)

Dina Wakley Large Media Journal (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 (Elephant, Peacock,
Cheddar, Elephant) (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Dina Wakley “Gilt” Paint (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Dyan Reaveley Dylusions White Paint (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Distress Ink- Pumice Stone (Ranger Ink) (Blitsy) (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray “Antiqued Bronze” (Ranger Ink) (Joggles)

Ranger- Heat It- Craft Tool(Heat Dryer) (Ranger Ink) (Joggles)

—-Non-affiliate links—

Stencils: mini chakra stencil

-mandala stencil (by me- e-mail for custom order
( or go to my etsy shop
and use custom order button (

-Kaiser Craft “Script” 12 x 12 stencil (


PC-3M White Posca Market (

Aquarellable Stabilo All 8046 Black Pencil (

Elmers Gold Paint Pen (

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Mystery Box- What fun!

Mystery Box- What fun!

Good Morning,

Earlier this week I saw a post from Ranger Ink Industries on social media saying to “stay tuned” for something. So I waited, and then I saw on facebook a post that they were doing a June Mystery Box. For 19.99 plus shipping you could get a box of Ranger products that were being discontinued. So I jumped at the chance, I thought it would be a great way to get some new supplies and a fun video to share. It arrived on Friday. Perfect timing right TGIF! and what a great haul. I’ll post below my unboxing video and a list of the items I received in case you see something you love maybe you can get it before it’s gone!

Here is the video: Ranger Ink June Mystery Box

Here are some goodie photos:



Here is my affiliate link to the Ranger site Ranger Ink Industries In case you want to go shopping (It helps support my website and Youtube channel, just a fun bonus to playing with supplies I already love! 🙂 )

Items in June’s Box:

Stickles Gillter Glue 3 pack (blue, white & pink)

Stickles Gillter Glue “Ice” Teal

Stickles Glitter Glue “Ice” Gold

Enamel Accents in “Wild Orchid, Glacier White & Electric Lime”

Ranger “Perfect Pearls Mists” in “Perfect Peral” and “Turquoise”

Tim Holtz Distress Stickles “Clear Rock Candy”

Distress Glitter in “Mowed Lawn” and “Spiced Marmalade”

Dylusions Clear Stamps “Clearly Quote” DYB40880

Dylusions Clear Stamps “Clearly Borders” DYB40873

Dylusions Journaling Tags Size 10 “Craft”

Ranger Black Cardstock 10 sheets 8 1/2 x 11

Thanks for stopping by I hope you snag one next month! If you do tag me would love to see what you get and what you do with it.

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Life Updates

Life Updates

Good Morning,

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.


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