Creative Jumpstart 2021

Creative Jumpstart 2021
Join me for the 10th Anniversary of CJS2021

Monday, November 30

Happy Accidents

Hey Everyone! Wanted to share this fun little video I shared on the DecoArt Media blog using their Media sprays a while back.

I hope you enjoyed it! Have a great day! 

Tuesday, November 17

DecoArt Holiday Inspiration

Hello and Happy November! Make sure you drop by the DecoArt Media Blog and see a little video I'm sharing on how I created these cool bell ornaments!

Have a GREAT and creative day!

Ornaments 101

Hello and HAPPY Tuesday! I've got a fun video showing how I create a cool Christmas Ornament over on the DecoArt Media blog today and thought I'd share some of the other ornaments I've created over the years.

Made with Wool Felt and stuffed with Cedar

Made with Wool Felt and beading Hand-Stitched

Wood Ornament, Stamped and Watercolor Painted Image

Die-Cut Wool Felt

Wood House Ornament

Die-Cut Wool Felt

Wine Cork Bird House

Paper Mache Shadow Box

Vintage Tin Mold

Chess Pieces and Soldering

Jello Molds and Wood Stars

Church Ornaments

Even if you have limited supplies, or lots of vintage and salvaged items you can make some really cool and interesting ornaments. 

THANKS for dropping by today, have a creative day!

Wednesday, November 11

New Work

Hello, Hello. Wanted to share this little (maybe tiny) video of some pages I've been working on recently.

Thanks for dropping by, have a GREAT day.

Tuesday, November 10

Another Coloring Book! Woohoo!

I am so excited to share that I have produced an updated version of my coloring book from 2 years ago. Wow, was it really that long ago?? I often feel grateful to have been on the beginning side of the Coloring Book trend! I have had so many people ask me to print another version that I just couldn't say no anymore!

Here it is, my pack of 25 Individual Coloring Page sheets printed on 67 lb. cardstock. I printed a limited edition this time, so when they are gone they are gone.

I have listed them in my Etsy shop, and you can find them here. If you live locally or want to purchase more than one -- message me about the shipping details.

THANK you so much for visiting today, please tell everyone you know I have more coloring pages available!

Thursday, November 5

My Creative Process

Hello friends, I hope you are having a great week. I love when the clock falls back in Maine. I always feel so much more productive in the Fall.

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite, and super simple stamps. This flower stamp (it comes with some journal type words too) is so fun to color and make really beautiful designs with. 

For this page, first I stamped my flower, being careful to center if on my journal page. Then I drew a box and added a decorative border to it. To draw the leaves I simply copied the one that is attached to the flower. You can do it, I know you can! I add quote with a pencil (you could stamp yours if you don't love your handwriting) and then ink the pencil lines with a permanent black marker and add some color for the win.

I think I used Tombow Dual Tip Brush markers to color this design. Sakura Gelly Pens are perfectly opaque and hide little oopsies here and there -- I love the bright pop of color they lend to the design!

That's it! A super simple but really gorgeous page that I created super quick! Thanks for dropping by, have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 3

Mushroom Stamps Oh My!

Hello friends Happy November! I think that fall in Maine is a super colorful and beautiful time. The weather is usually pretty mild, but not super cold. With that change in season brings damper weather, which also in my mind ushers in a time when it's fun to go on mushroom scouting sessions.

We certainly aren't in the group of people that feel confident to search out and consume them, but I"m always amazed at the creative shapes, and beautiful colors to be found.

So, in honor of fall -- here's one of my latest journal pages using my Art Gone Wild Stamps.

For this page I used two different stamps, the Fungus Amungus #1 and Fungus Amongus #3 -- both available NOW on the Art Gone Wild website.

First I stamped the two stamps, using my MISTI stamping tool to line them up perfectly on the page, Then I used a pencil to fill in the design and make it look more natural -- the last step was to add a quote. Next I'll add color, and I'll be sure to share that when it's ready!

THANK you so much for dropping by today, have a wonderful and creative day!

Sunday, November 1

Heart Rock City

One of the first rocks my son ever gave me was a heart rock, I use it for a paper weight on my desk. He colored all over it and it's a reminder to me of his sweetness. He has an eye for finding heart rocks and heart shaped things.

Take this bowl of heart rocks, he found most of them for me. I've been using DecoArt Matte Medium to glue little sentiments and quotes on them., they look great in a bowl I painted black. It sits on our dining room table -- it's a unique and fun centerpiece with LOTS of meaning! 

Nice to see you, have a great day.