Happy New Year!!  I hope you all are having a beautiful 2015.  So far– things are looking good!  LOL  It’s only been three days, but I have to say they’ve been an awesome three days!

I’m working on a blog post comparing laser printed collage papers with inkjet printed collage papers and I hope to finish that up and get it posted soon but I also have a couple things I wanted to share with you so I thought I would post those now!

First, if you haven’t heard yet…. we have a really super, awesome fun event coming up in March:

 

Yeah!  I know right!!  For more information and to find out how you can start getting ready to come play with us, check out the Scrap-Con Blog!

 

Second, I am teaming up with The Daily Digi to offer a FREE set of journal cards every month for all you pocket scrappers and device scrappers out there!  You can also print them up to use in your papers albums or projects and, as always, use them on your digital layouts!

The first set it up so head on over the The Daily Digi to grab it!  Then check back every month to get a new set!

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Hello!!!!!

I have a new video tutorial for you!  Before I get in to the project, I want to have a little truth time:

The finished project itself is not one of my favorites.  But the process of making this project (and to be totally honest- posting this video for you) was very therapeutic for me.

My one little word for 2014 was release.  I wanted to focus on releasing a lot of things- preconceived ideas, pressure (mostly of the self-imposed variety), stress, fears, worries, regrets… just everything.  My OLW quickly evolved in to 3 little words, let it go – for obvious reasons… LOL!  I can’t tell you how many times I told myself to “let it go” in 2014 [who am I kidding- I can’t tell you how many times I sang to myself “let it go”].  It became kind of a mantra.  And I really think it worked.  I am finding that I am more forgiving to myself- and others- and that I am able to let certain things just be what they are without fussing too much about it or worrying about consequences or perceptions.

Through my 2014 journey, creating art became my therapy.  Forcing myself to accept my art as it was and to share it with others really freed me in so many ways.  So I think it’s fitting in a way that this last project of the year is not my favorite but that I am still honoring my OLW and releasing my preconceived ideas about what it should look like, releasing my fears and doubts and worries, and releasing the video tutorial for everyone to see.  I am going to let it go.

 

A note on my process (I can’t let it all go…. bwahahahaha)-

I would recommend holding off on the “icing” until the very end.  While I was making this I got a little lost and I decided to add the “icing” early to help me visualize how it would look, but it ended up kind of blocking me because I wasn’t able to paint and add/change things the way I would have liked.
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Supplies:
Collage Sheet Workshop #06 {Dec’ 14 Delivery} by Tangie Baxter
Fredrix 9 x 12 canvas sheet
Mister Huey Sprays Color Mists: Tannenbaum & Leaf Green
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray- Mint
Florescent Golden Acrylic Paints
My Minds Eye for Studio Calico Enamel Dots
Tulip Matt Dimensional Fabric Paint
Stabilo Marks All Pencil- Black
Glitter Paint
Calligraphy Pen
Liquitex Carbon- Black
Sharpie Paint Pen (Water based- Black
Uniball Signo Pen- White

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I hope you all are having a wonderful winter season!  I am looking forward to an artsy 2015.  I am still “tweaking” my OLW for 2015 but it definitely involves my art and my emotions and I am so excited about growing more next year and getting to know myself a little better through art.

Happy Holidays!

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YAY! It’s my sale day at Scrap Orchard! Everything in my store is on sale for 50% OFF!  But you have to shop today because my sale ends at midnight!!

I’ve got some new goodies for you!  I created some dimensional pocket scrapping cards that you can use with your digital scrapbook layouts or with your pocket scrapped albums.  They are also perfect for scrapping on your mobile devices!! For more information about mobile scrapping, see my blog post here!

zgl_letitgrow_3DsJC zgl_yourock_3DsJC zgl_captured_3DsJCI am also releasing the kit version of my Namaste collaboration with Tracie Stroud.  We combined the elements and papers into one product and discounted the price!  During my 24 hour sale, you can pick the kit up for $3!!

namaste-previewTo celebrate my day, I have a little freebie for you! It coordinates with the Winter Sparkleland collection we are giving away during our 12 Days of Winter promotion! For the rest of the pieces, make sure you are signed up for the Scrap Orchard Newsletter!  Every day, Scrap Orchard is sending out a newsletter with another piece of the collection and information on where you can grab more pieces.  But they’re only available for 24 hours!

zgl_wintersparkleland_blogIf you missed the Scrap Orchard newsletter that was sent out tonight, you can pick up another piece from me in the forum:
zgl_wintersparkleland_SOI hope you are having a wonderful 12 Days of Winter!!! Make sure you stock up on all my goodies while they’re on sale for 50% OFF today!!!