Category Archives: Frugal Ideas

Journaling By 5’s, Session 4

is focal point.  This might be a picture, quote, stamped image, sketch, metal piece, ephemera, whatever you want.  Since I am working on my Women of Strength art journal, mine will be images of the women and quotes.  This journal … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Hardboard

Did you know hardboard is a great substrate for your paintings?  You can find this at your usual home improvement stores like Menard’s and Loews.  Often I find smaller sizes already cut.  You can purchase 4′ by 8′ sheets and … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Crayons

Crayons are something most of us have.  These are a very inexpensive, easily found art material.  Used most often by children, they are not always thought of as an art material for adult use.  I will share a few ideas … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Frugal Stamping

When stamping an image on your paper, use an old mouse pad beneath the paper.  It is soft enough to have a bit of give which gives you a better image. Color your stamps with crayola markers (or any water-based … Continue reading

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When Creativity Leaves You

I confess, I have been struggling lately with my creativity.  My health problems and my injured hand have left me without the ability to make much of anything.  This has sent me into a downward spiral creatively.  I’ve made some … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and Easy Gift Ideas, 8

If you have college kids on your list, here’s another easy and cheap idea:  Mason Jar kits. For example, you can fill a mason jar with things like headache pills, bandaids, cold tablets, mentholated rub, and cough medicine.  They have … Continue reading

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Inexpensive and Easy Gift Ideas, 7

Many people are using Planners.  Some are absolutely adorable and very expensive.  Others are bare-bones basic and still more than I want to spend.  I made my own based upon Lindsay, The Frugal Crafters suggestions.  Here’s how to make one … Continue reading

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