Love lives within

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I love it when an idea that has been on my heart and rolling around in my head comes together and has a beautiful meaning. I have had this idea in my head for a while and wanted to search my heart for the meaning and it all came together this week. I am a believer of taking care of taking your soul.  I hope you love the project and the message. I LOVE how this turned out!!!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies used: Matte Medium, 8×18 mdf board, collage pak papers, acrylics, hose handle,  and escutcheon plate from Michaels, Time Holtz distress crayons, charcoal pencil.

You can take a look at all the collage paks HERE

This piece is also available to purchase HERE

Take some time today to make the repairs, clean out the clutter (bad tapes) and do what  you need to do to take care of your soul. Turn the lock to keep out those that don’t nourish you.

Be Inspired, create and Always know that you are loved!

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Finding Peace

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Boy of boy what a week…. I had the flu, orders…. the admin side of my business needed attending to… getting ready for a show… it was chaos…. and I had no inspiration to create this week. I was wearing too many hats and could not find anything that inspired me. I had to shut out all the noise in my head and in my house and find my peace in my journal page.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.

Supplies used: Acrylic paint, gesso, 9×12 journal, modeling paste, vintage paper from collage paks, cheese cloth , ink stained papertowel. Stencils: damask duo, round about, garden, old text font

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Stencils used: get stencils HERE

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New stencils

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This last week in case you missed it. I was up on the Deco Art Mixed Media Blog, sharing how I made this fun little journal page. See it HERE

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I was also a guest artist for Find out Fridays on Donna Downey’s blog.

I am truly honored to be in this group of world renown artists. We are given a box of materials, and create with it. Each month are different materials with different artist. I hope you can check it out HERE

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Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

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Beautiful things Sunday Inspiration

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I was reading Glennon Doyle Meltons new book this week, Love Warrior and it is a brave, vulnerable story. It resonated with me in so many ways. A memoir of a women’s journey trying to find her worth and beauty in a world that tells us what we should be and look like.  In one particular part of the book she was trying to explain being beautiful to her girls and she said “Beautiful means being full of beauty”, so we have to fill our hearts with beautiful things and that is what beautiful is” Yes! Yes! Yes! Tears just rolled down my checks…  Beauty starts on the inside…. and radiates out…. So let’s allll fill our hearts with beautiful things!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video!

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This original is available HERE

Supplies Used: 10×8 Mdf board, collage pak for this video, Liquitex modeling paste,  Wildfower 3 stencil, charcoal pencil, oil pastels, coffee grounds, walnut ink and burnt umber for drips

Collage pak for this piece: get it HERE

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This is the Stencil I used: Wildflower 3 get it HERE

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Have a great Sunday, Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

labor day sale and Beautiful Scars

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Beautiful Scars

This weeks inspiration caught me off guard. I had a plan for something completely different, and then I read it…. the email that I read over and over and cried.

I have been part of Marie Forleo’s community for over ten years. She is a business coach and inspiration to me.

Her email started by quoting Chris Cleave from his book “Little Bee”

I will not share the whole email but I hope that you will read this a few times and let it soak in. THIS IS THE GOOD STUFF!

here goes……

“Please agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must see all scars as beauty. Okay? Because a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived!……… Chris Cleave “

Marie goes on to say…..

How many of us believe that our shortcomings and scars – whatever form they might take- make us weak, ugly and unworthy? How many of us feel a sense of shame over our perceived flaws, failings and imperfections?

The truth is, none of us are without scars. None of us are without flaws.

But embracing our scars, is the path to a fully lived life.

Our scars build strength. Our scars cultivate courage. Our scars deepen our compassion and widen our hearts to make space to comfort others.

Whatever your scars may be, know that they don’t diminish you one bit. They don’t make you less. They don’t make you damaged goods.

THEY MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL!

So let’s make a pact right now, that our scars are never ugly.

Our scars mean we’re alive!! (Marie Forleo)

Yes!!!!!

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video.

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This original is available HERE

Supplies Used:  8×8 mdf board, acrylic paints, paper doily, items from collage paks, Walnut ink, my Stencils- background 2 and numbers, Sealer

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Today and Monday only

Everything in the shop is 20% off, prints, prints on wood, workshops, collage paks, stencils, online workshops… everything!  Have fun shopping.

Hope your long weekend is great!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.

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Sometimes things don’t go the way we planned…. Thant’s the story of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. In the moment I’m not so thrilled, and I might throw a little tantrum…. but by now I have learned that my best growth happens in these moments. I know that something beautiful is going to happen.

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Collage pak for this piece: Get it here.

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Stencils used: get them HERE

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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Something Different, be still and thank you!

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I am beyond grateful for this last Birthday week. You are amazing! At one point there were so many in the shop that things just stopped working…. I had a little panic moment and then spent 45 minutes with the tech guys and we got it fixed.. whew! Anyway….. All orders that came in during the Birthday week sales are in the mail! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart!

This weeks Sunday Inspiration was fun and something that I have been wanting to try… I need a little bit more practice and time than and I this week, but I really do love how she turned out and plan on experimenting more.

As I started creating,  I asked myself as I always do, what I need to feel, hear or learn this week. And she came…. a woman that needs to be still for a bit and take care to create a peaceful heart.

I hope you get a chance to be still and recharge and invest in yourself for a bit this weekend.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video!

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Be Inspired, Create and Know that you are loved!

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50% off all Original the grande Finale!

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Today is the last day of a fantastic week of giveaways. Today is no exception!

Because of all the server issues yesterday I am extending the 40% off on workshops use code: workshop2016 and for 50% off on all originals use coupon code: original2016

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Free…..These two prints on wood… “Release” and “You are loved”

Get them HERE

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Free…. These four Originals “Beautifully Broken” and “Freedom Let it go” and “Journey Butterfly”

Get them HERE

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Free Instant download “Believe that your dreams can happen”

Get it here

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Free collage pak get it HERE

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These two Originals are 60% off You make a difference and love always wins

Get them HERE

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This has been a great week and lots of you got some really great deals! I am as always so grateful for you and that you are sharing this journey with me.

Be inspired, Create and know that you are loved.

40% off all Online Workshops, free originals and so much more

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These two Originals are free today

Unfurl 8×8 and Hope Butterfly 8×8

GET THEM HERE

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5 Free Beyond the basics Workshops

I will have 5 of the first workshop in this series available free today! Get it HERE

ALSO 40% OFF ALLLL WORKSHOPS COUPON CODE: workshop2016

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1 Be kind 365 free 8×8 print on wood

Get it HERE

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Unlimited Be brave 365 free 8×8 instant download

Get it HERE

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40% OFF ALL WORKSHOP….. ALL! USE COUPON CODE: workshop2016

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These two Originals are 60% off today only $20.00

Get the discounted Originals HERE

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Tomorrow is our last day of this amazing Birthday Celebration… It is the grand finale where I will have more free and discounted items annnnd……..

All Originals will be 50% off. I am in the process of adding new into the shop so be ready to get some original art at amazing prices!!!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me

Be inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

free stencils, 20% off all stencil and more free stuff!

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I have made two items unlimited downloads.  I know that alot of you were trying to get the free downloads etc. And by the time you got here everything was gone. So I have made two items unlimited downloads so that EVERYONE can get something free!

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These two stencils are free (there is 1 each) so grab fast. (just pay shipping of 3.95) But if you miss them all stencils are 20% off today! COUPON CODE: stencil2016

Get your stencils HERE

This Original is free today

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Get this steam punk brave girl original HERE (8×8)

Dream print on wood free only 1 available

Get Dream print on wood HERE

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Free Collage Pak –  I have made this an unlimited number so that everyone can get it.

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Get the collage pak HERE

Free Instant download of this Print (unlimited)

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Get the free download HERE

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20% off ALL stencils

USE COUPON CODE: stencil2016

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This Original is 60% off only $20.00

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And this original is 60% off only $20.00

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Get these discounted Originals HERE

Thanks for an amazing start to this birthday week fun… I am working fast and furious to get orders out!

Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

30% off Day 2 of free yummy goodness

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1 free Original plus shipping get it HERE

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1 free print on wood plus shipping get it HERE

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4 free collage paks instant download get it HERE

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30% off all Prints on wood: Use coupon code: birthdayprint2016 Click below to shop for prints on wood.

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Tomorrows free stuff and discounts 2 free stencils! 20% off all stencils… and this original “brave girl” and this print on wood

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Have fun shopping… be inspired, create and know that you are loved!

Today starts 5 days of free stuff

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It’s my 5th year of birthday week! I can’t believe it…. If you are not familiar with the shenanigans that happen on birthday week…. I give YOU gifts! Starting today, until Thursday August 18th I give you free originals, free prints on wood, free workshops, free collage paks Not to mention the biggest discounts of the year on everything. Each Day will have a new item(s) and new discounts for you to get and use.

 in the past the free stuff has gone quickly and are only available for the day. So grab them quickly if you like it.  And then new ones available the next day and so on.  All I ask is that you pay shipping which will be $6.50.  or 3.95 for stencils. I will offer discounts on entire categories only for the day as well.

ALL ITEMS WILL GO LIVE AT 9AM EASTERN TIME 6AM PACIFIC (except for today of course)

The free stuff starts right now with the usual Sunday Inspiration video, but this piece is available as a free download. Today Only! And this Original is free! And lots more free stuff today, check it out below.

Enjoy Your Sunday Inspiration video, free download and I hope you come back each day to get more fun goodies

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Get your free download HERE

The original is FREEEEE! Get the original HERE

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1 Free Original: Just pay shipping $6.50 get it HERE

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1 Free Print on Wood + shippng get it HERE

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1 Free collage pak INSTANT DOWNLOAD get it HERE

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Alllll collage paks!

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I am so grateful for YOU, for being here, for sharing the journey, for you love and kind words. For sharing yourself with me. You keep me inspired to create!

Come back tomorrow for another free original, free print on wood, free collage pak and 30% off all Prints on wood

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two of the freebies for tomorrow. free collage pak and 30%off all prints on wood!

Be Inspired, create and know that you are loved!

I used to hate the word I created with today

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I used to hate the word Wander….. and especially the quote by JRR Tolkein … Not all who wander are lost.

I have always been a person to schedule, plan, have a goal, like to check the boxes…. oh how I could go on and on… Some of this is my control issue and some of it is to help with my anxiety.  The act of letting go is a little scary ..ok alot scary to me. Annnd the thought of wandering around with no plan…. makes my tummy hurt.

My husband on the other hand is great at the wander part of life…. he helps me get out of my comfort zone, and experience new things and have a child like sense of wonder. He loves to hike, He  loves the adventure…. and gave me a great explanation for the reason to go hiking.  You see, I didn’t see the point in hiking. I go to the gym to get my workout so why would I want to “wander” around. And my sweety said…. hiking is about, the not knowing what is around the corner, to find new treasures, about being present and enjoying right now, right at this very moment, what is around you…. it is alllllll about the  adventure.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video

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Supplies Used: Mdf Board, gesso, modeling paste, Acrylic paints in raw umber, paynes grey, titanium white, grey. my stencils: (new) rounds abouts and block font, matte medium, collage pak, letter stamps and black permanent ink pad

4 new stencils available , 2 I used in this piece.

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(even if you dont get the full collage pak below you will receive the feathers as a download with the Quickie)

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Collage Pak for this Piece get it HERE

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I will have More info on what will be the freebies each day and The details when items will go live. I will post about it here on Wednesday and I will send an email out, so I hope your on my email list.

I give away all kinds of stuff, prints , prints on wood, originals, workshops, collage paks , free downloads! It really is a party!! So I hope you will join me!

***NOW AVAILABLE***

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I just added another Finish It Workshop…. I will be adding two each month

You can check them out HERE

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Be Inspired, Create and know that you are loved!

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