Art Journal Play #2

July is the month to celebrate Freedom! Regardless of our circumstances, in America, we have so many freedoms to both be grateful for, and to stand up and fight to retain. This month’s project is all about individual, creative freedom. As I said in the Introduction & Supplies post for this month’s project, there are no “musts” to this. It is all about play and freeing up our creativity, with no shaming ourselves. But as a 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity project, there is a bit of direction we’re going to take. That is to make a Traveler’s Notebook… Continue reading

Month 7 – Art Journal Play

Let Freedom Ring! Can you believe we are in the second half of 2020? It’s been a crazy ride so far. Let’s pray things start turning around. Have you had enough of the stress and concern? It’s time to shake it off and PLAY! We are continuing our Summertime Funtime theme this month for our 7th project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity. This project is solely for de-stressing, soul care. For learning to let it go. It will help get the creative juices flowing. It will increase your creativity. It will give you practice that is needed… Continue reading

Tags & Techniques #3

One final video for this month, our first Tags & Techniques month, in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity journey. I’m sure we’ll do another month sometime, as there are so many techniques we can use in paper crafting. Remember, we are in our free & messy summer phase!! So, anything goes. I am so excited about what I have to share with you next month! Speaking of free & messy, look what I just did last week! Not something I ever thought I’d do or even ever wanted to do. I’m a chicken! But less than 24 hours… Continue reading

Tags & Techniques #2

Time to continue on with our Tags & Techniques this month. More play, experimenting, and FUN! We are continuing with our project for our 6th month in 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity, where we’re making beauty from ashes, putting pieces together to help create peace in our lives. No art skill necessary. If you haven’t already read and watched Part 1, go back to the beginning of this month’s project. You still need Tag bases, as discussed in Part 1, but for Part 2 here, we’re going to be working with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks. You will… Continue reading

Month 6 – Tags & Techniques

Summertime is finally here, and it’s time to PLAY!! So far our monthly projects, for 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity, have been pretty structured, but this summer we’re going to venture out, do some playing and get messy. Letting go of expectations and perfections, and just experimenting, trying new things, and practicing techniques is how we grow in creativity in our craft. And, it’s how we reduce everyday stress and heal from trauma through creativity. So let’s jump in! As always, no artistic skill needed. If you play everyday, good things will happen to you artistically and mentally. Dina… Continue reading

Creative Bible Journaling #2

Now that you know what Creative Bible Journaling is and why you’d want to do it, and you’ve chosen a Bible, and maybe even a few verses you’d like to start with, let’s take a look at Supplies you can use for various types of Creative Bible Journaling. There are 4 main elements that I break Creative Bible Journaling down into. And a myriad of techniques to use for each. As always, we’ll cover just a few, (and as always more is available in the 12 Month Creative Journey Subscription Membership!) I’ll present some techniques that can be done with… Continue reading

Encouragement Spinner Card #4

We’re still going, making Encouragement Cards this month! Today we’re adding several new techniques to our simple basics, and making interactive Spinner Cards. This Part 2 Video is raw and real, as well as real time. It is nearly an hour long, but takes you from start to finish of this card and covers all the new techniques used in this card, which include: Ink Smooshing Die Cutting Heat Embossing on Vellum (Tracing Paper) and Adhering Vellum with a Sticker Maker Making a Spinner element Ink Smooshing Water reactive dye inks — Tim Holtz Distress Inks Ranger Craft Mat Water… Continue reading

Encouragement Card #3

I wanted to share a few more simple Encouragement Cards with you. For these, I go just barely beyond the initial card supplies. But they could be made with no other supplies than the basics used in the last post. Follow basic directions in previous post. For this card I used Pink & Main’s Stitched Rectangle dies, but you could just cut rectangles of the various sizes (and round corners with tools like this, or not.) The sentiment is from Friends stamp set, I believe from KaiserCraft (but I can’t find it online). Stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink from… Continue reading

Encouragement Card #2

This is the third month and project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity. We are making Encouragement Cards. Lift your spirits through the creativity of making them. Lift someone else’s when you send it to them. Let’s jump right in. The Supplies List is in the previous post here. Today we’ll be making a very simple card, that takes very few supplies. The process video is posted below. The next post (video) for this month’s project will be a “fancier” card, made with a few more supplies/ tools and techniques. It will probably be most helpful for you… Continue reading

Love Matchbox #2

This is the second month and project in our 12 Months of Wholeness through Creativity series. We will be making a Matchbox, treasure chest, to celebrate Love. Go back to the previous post for the Supplies List, and then let’s get started. Cut and score: From plain (white or colored) cardstock: Cut 5.5″ squareOn the Envelope Punch Board, score it at 1 7/8″ and 2 3/4″. Rotate counter clockwise 90┬░ and score at 2 3/4″ and 3 5/8″. These will line the notch up with the scores you just made on the first side. Repeat for the other 2 sides,… Continue reading