December 30

In My Studio – December 30

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Real Life Journal

Every month, I receive a box called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up!. It contains all the things necessary to make a paper craft. This month’s project was a journal.

Real Life Journal Inside

Super easy to put together.

Real Life Journal Stickers

The kit also included these cute stickers to jazz up the pages when photos are added. These kits are always fun because everything is included and they usually go together super quick.

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December 16

In My Studio – December 16

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Every month, I receive a box called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up!. It contains all the things necessary to make a paper craft. I hadn’t made the projects from the last three boxes. Last week, I finished a memo pad and a set of Christmas cards. This week, I caught myself up and finished the third box…

Wahoo! Card

…a cute set of Wahoo! cards.

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December 9

In My Studio – December 9

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Every month, I receive a box called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up!. It contains all the things necessary to make a paper craft. I hadn’t made the projects from the last three boxes, so this week I finished two of them.

Memo Medley

A cute little memo pad…

Noel Card

…and set of pretty Christmas cards.

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December 2

In My Studio – December 2

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Yesterday, I went to my card club’s annual card and cookie exchange. I’ll post more details on Wednesday.

2013 Card Exchange - My Card

This is the card I made to exchange. If I had it to do over, I would emboss the solid pink background paper.

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October 28

In My Studio – October 28

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Autumn Girl 5

I didn’t finish Autumn Girl, but I got her to the point where I’d like to let her be for awhile.

Fabric Owls Failure 3

I made this cute little owl. I wanted her to stand up, but the wire I used to make her legs and feet was too thin, so she just falls down. You all had some great ideas for salvaging her.

Halloween Girl 1

My newest painting inspiration is Halloween. I don’t like to plan out my paintings, I just like to start slapping paint on the canvas. It looks a little crazy when I start. Here’s the start of Halloween Girl.

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October 21

In My Studio – October 21

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio…

Friday, I had Stampin’ Up! Card Club. Here’s what we made:

October 2013 Card 1

This cute little candy holder using a toilet tissue roll.

October 2013 Card 2

This interesting card, made using a die that creates a two-sided pop-up feature.

October 2013 Card 2 Open

It was tricky photographing this one. Does the effect translate?

October 2013 Card 3

Finally, this cool Halloween card made using washi tape on the corner, a nifty skull button, and stamps with matching punches.

Card Club Halloween Surprises

There were even cool Halloween surprises. My friend made this adorable single-serve Halloween s’mores packet; my niece made this candy-filled witch’s broom; my sister made this Frankenstein packet filled with popcorn. A fun night, for sure.

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October 14

In My Studio – October 14

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Here’s what’s happening in my studio…

Autumn Girl 3

I continue to work on the Autumn Girl. I keep telling myself, “Slow and steady wins the race.” Every Tuesday and Thursday, I’ll post what the painting currently looks like until I’m done.

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October 7

In My Studio – October 7

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What’s happening in my studio?

Autumn Girl 1

Slow going. Here’s where I’m at with the Autumn Girl. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I’ll post what the painting currently looks like until I’m done.

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September 30

In My Studio – September 30

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

Nothing new to show you today, but September was a fun month. I finished 10 paintings that I’d started but never completed, and I had my first public showing at the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library.

Heart Of A Girl Postcard

Showing my paintings in public was scary. I must admit that I had plenty of moments filled with self-doubt and fear, but everyone was so supportive and generous. Thank you to all who encouraged me. I was delighted beyond belief to be invited to display again in August 2014.

This Week’s Inspiration

In 2013, I’m doing Inspiration Mondays and Results Thursdays. Every Monday, I’ll post a painting “inspiration” and then on Thursdays, I’ll post how I’m interpreting that inspiration. For October, I’m taking my inspiration from the great ideas you all have given me. In fact, I received so many suggestions, they will take me through the rest of the year. Here’s the list…

Daisy, Bella & Roxy – Autumn

Urban Hounds – Autumn, All Hallows Eve, Harvest & Halloween (old school)

Amy – Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary of the movie), Poinsettia Girl, Snow Faerie Girl, Identical Twins, “It’s a Small World” 3 girls of different ethnicities together & Bunny and Flattery as girls

Graceful Greyhounds – Winter

Molly The Wally – Fall

Roxy the Traveling Dog – Fall

Animal Lover, Quilt Lover – Dog

Tales And Tails – Harvest, Orange, Halloween & Fairy Tale

Dip-Dip and The Bridge – Nostalgia & Vintage

Two Greyhound Town – Fall

Peaceful dog – Ocean

Mollie & Alfie – Bare branches on trees & Dew on the grass

Greyhounds CAN Sit – Happiness

You all certainly didn’t disappoint! If I missed anyone’s inspiration idea, it was completely unintentional. Please let me know in the comments or send me an email. I promise that I will do every one of these. Let’s start with…AUTUMN.

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September 23

In My Studio – September 23

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Here’s what’s been happening in my studio…

A couple more finished paintings.

Finish Girl 4

Finish Girl 5

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