Friday, September 17, 2010

A HUGE Update!

Ahh... Life.  It's been over three months since my injury and I'm nowhere near 100%.  I feel silly talking about it anymore.  My ankle still swells like crazy daily, I feel like there is a knife through my ankle every time I step... and I'm still just as exhausted.

Enough about that, here's what I've been working on lately:

This page was completed live on Ustream.  You can go back and watch the recording to see me get flustered when my technique doesn't go right the first time, hehe.  I really love how it turned out.  I was using Grungeboard with tin foil, it's a very 3D page.

Another Ustream page...  in fact, I think all pages I'm sharing today were done live.  :)  This page started a revolution, and a very good joke.  I used mulitple layers of stenciling and acrylics, and of course, Titan Buff.

I used the Portfolio brand of water soluable pastels and scratched into the background for this. 

Alcohol inks were the focus of this live show.  There is just so much depth on this page that you can't see in this picture.  I used lots of that wonderful printed packing tape that you can get in the dollar bins at Michael's.  

This page was inspired by the wonderful Diana Trout and her book "Journal Spilling".  She uses lots of water colour paints, which I am still not comfortable with.  I truly love how this turned out!  I was also utilizing my new Cricut machine that my wonderful friend Laurel sent to me for my birthday.  The cartridge is the "Summer in Paris".  If you watch the recording, I also make some homemade glimmer misting spray.

Again, another live show.  I was showing how to make your own glazes from acrilycs.  So vibrant in "real life", and so fun to create.  Yes, I am still using my retro scrapbook supplies!  :)

I had fun making a few ATC's in this show, and then encorporating them into my journal.  Check out the Canadian Tire Money as ephemera.  Love it!  :)

Yes, I have been working in my personal journals a lot, as well as my Artful Weight Loss journal.  Week 2 vlog is going up on Youtube later today, check out the challenge I'm throwing out there. 

Speaking of YT, check out this tutorial showing how to make your very own Glimmer Glam Paint I shared a few weeks ago...

Sooo much going on creatively for me right now.  I am participating in 21 Secrets, a HUGE, AWESOME class.  My part is "Windows and Doors to your Soul" and I've been working hard on it to make it great for all of you.  Check it out on the link above, I will have more details for you tomorrow here as well.  :)

I am also now a proud design team member at YourPaperPantry!  I will be streaming live for them very soon.  For all my scrapbooking friends, I will be finally sharing scrapbook projects live.  :)

Again, thanks to everyone for thier continued and support and LOVE.  I truly appreciate it all.  You may ask why I don't post as much here as I used to.  Yes, I'm working on that... but I've been focusing the energy I do have on my Ustream shows (every Wed and Sat nights at 9:30 Eastern), and a few YT vids.  Please read this touching story about the Spoon Theory to understand what I mean.  It's a great story, you won't be disappointed!

Until tomorrow, Much LOVE!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What I've Been Thinking About Lately...

Will you join me?

I'm on vacation, so look for an update post tomorrow!!
Much LOVE xox
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