Category Archives: Organization

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, 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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Get To Know Your Supplies: Foam Core

Dollar Tree foam core is one of my work room staples.  I use it all the time.  Here are some ideas for foam core: I make stamps using foam core.  I cut fun foam and glue to the foam core … Continue reading

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Streamline the Process

for your art journals.  I have picked up several old books at Goodwill.  I removed them from their covers and have been separating the pages.  I lay them out flat on a scrap piece of luan and spray them with … Continue reading

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Clear Stamps and A Tip

Last month I ordered inexpensive stamps from Amazon.  They were from less than a dollar to about 2.50 a set.  I can’t remember how many sets I ordered, and they keep arriving in the mail.  So far, 18 sets have … Continue reading

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DIY Ephemera

Another beloved embellishment in art journaling is ephemera.  These things are ticket stubs, vintage photos, ledger pages, old maps, post cards, handwritten letters, vintage advertising and packaging, alphabets and numbers, etc.  Here’s how to make your own: Find copy right … Continue reading

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DIY Foam Blending Tools

Here is a very simple DIY tool which can be used for blending anything you want.  Here’s how to make these: Buy a 3/4″ in diameter PVC pipe.  I bought mine at Menard’s . Cut into 2″ sections.  Using Dollar … Continue reading

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