Welcome 2016


I’ve been struggling with my resolutions, or goals, for this year.  I just don’t know how to narrow it down.  I was traveling so much in November and December that I’m really craving the act of creating.   I know I want to spend more time creating but I don’t have a vision for what that looks like at the moment.

What I do know:

  •  I’m going to shoot more videos showing you tips & tricks with Artisan 5
  •  I want to doodle, zentangle and color more frequently
  •  I want to spend more time exploring Gelli Printing and using my prints in digi/hybrid projects
  •  I want to practice what I learned in #ArtJournalingtheMagic by sketching and water coloring more often

So far this year, I’ve been purging and re-organizing my craft space.  This sort of clears my head and helps me get ready to create.  I’ve also been able to start coloring in my  new Coloring Book.  I find this helps me concentrate more when I’m participating in online/conference calls.

Do you have any crafty resolutions?  Please share them here so we can cheer you along the way.

Happy New Year!



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Using Gelli Prints Digitally

Welcome back to our Make It Monday series!  You probably arrived here from Jen who shared her Count Your Blessing Project.  Read through to see the others in this blog hop.

I’ve fallen in love with my Gelli Plate and making fun papers to use with my paper projects.  However I love some of the prints more than others and feel like I could never get it that good again!   I realized I could scan my prints and then use them in my digi-scrapping too.

I have a fairly new Brother MFC all-in-one machine that actually scans better than does photo quality printing.  I’ve scanned my prints and then imported them into my Artisan software.  Once in the software, I’ve tagged them to make it easier to find and use.

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I then can use them in my projects as I wish.  So far, I’ve done a layout and a two sided tag. I love how the paper looks embellished and the colors in the tags are so fun!

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I’m now even more excited to combine my love for Gelli prints and digi-scrapbooking!   Thanks again for all your support during these Make It Monday blog hops!  Now it’s time to check out Gina Zee who is using wrapping paper for a tag!


And if you missed anyone, here’s the full lineup for this week’s Make It Monday Blog Hop.


Connie shares her inspired new wall display for showcasing scrapbooking layouts, tags and cards!

Melissa is sharing a super simple, but FINISHED Week in the Life album – with free cut files for you!Beth is sharing the beginning of her December Daily prepping and has a great tutorial on how to incorporate different page protectors

Jen is sharing a free template & her NEW! Count Your Blessings Project that starts on November 1st.  This project will include hybrid, traditional and smash style scrapbooking, all in one fun mini album for November.

GinaZee has a project for Christmas tag swap. Upcycling paper for a Seasonal tag.

Kristie shares an interesting way to create a background with handwriting and a water soluble medium.

Alice from Scrapbook Wonderland has and adorable card for a little girl. Bonus… it’s a gift too!

Alison is sharing how to tie a current photo with an older story that didn’t have one, on her layout today.




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