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Hello from my new studio

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Hello friends! Tim and I moved into our new home.Yaaay... and as excited as we were to move, good grief I think we both forgot how much work it is! We still have lots to do and boxes to unpack but we are here and starting the process of making it a home. yay!

About my studio space. I have real walls!! Yippeee.

MINI BOOK PENDANTS (WIP)

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Here's something new I'm working on...mini Fairy Tale book pendants complete with pages inside. These images are not complete but work in progress. 

The book pages are underneath the decorative cover. The back decorative cover is shown below. I'm hoping to finish it once I'm in my new studio. We're closing next Friday!! woo-hoo.

I used my new Enchantment collection cutters and stax stamps. For the backs I used the Enchantment texture mat.

Would you like to know what inspires my new collections?

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I have really enjoyed creating new collections for CreateAlong. The tools are super easy to use with polymer clay, pmc or mixed media. The scale is intended to be used to create jewelry with but it would also work for other small scale uses, fairy doors, book pendants, covering tool handles, etc.

I thought it would be fun to share the story and inspiration behind my collections. So far I have 3, Secret Garden, Romance and my newest collection called Enchantment. If all goes well, Enchantment will be available in August 2018.

   

Sneak Peek to Enchantment Collection

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Hello friends, I hope you're enjoying life right now. It's been a super busy summer but I am enjoying it.

Happy Summer

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Hello friends! I hope you're doing great and having a fantastic year so far.

I've been really enjoying my summer this year. We've had some family excitement with our son and daughter and law searching and finding a new home. They've moved and are getting settled into their new place, yay. :) I've kept baby Melody a couple of times. Whew! It's amazing how much energy those little ones take but they are so much fun!

Charming embellishments

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I love the details in these little vintage looking pieces. They're small. Perfect for adding to my hearts. IllI share how I incorporate them her. Wish me luck. ❤️

Xacto Tip

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When I'm ready to switch my dull or broken blade with a new one, I use a red marker to color the blade. I remove it and stick it in a protective holder. At a quick glance I can tell which ones are new and which are old. 

 

On my work table

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  What creative project have you been working on? This week I worked on a few Mother's day hearts using transfers. These are my practice pieces. I'll be adding more elements next. I'd like to know your opinion on

  them. Or if you have other messages you think would be great. I'd love to hear them. Leave a message below. :)

Butterfly Pendant Video

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This is a super quick video giving you some ideas for using my secret garden collection tools from createalong.

I'm demoing the stencil, cutter and stamp. Tim just got me a really early birthday present...a new microphone! So I added audio too! I hope you enjoy it.

Creative Blocks

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Creativity is a funny thing isn't it? One minute ideas are flying out like there's no tomorrow, the next moment is quiet with no inspiration at all.

I've learned quiet- no inspriation at all - is a natural part of my creative process. Instead of being disturbed by it, I find other creative ways to spend my time. Generally, reading or learning about other art techniques or experimenting in a playful way with no real goal or outcome often helps me get back my mo-jo.

Here's a few tips to help you get your creative inspiration back.

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