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Tuesday
Jun172014

You You Feedly?

 

Saturday
Jun142014

The Documented Life Project - 6/14 (Week 25)...

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The Documented Life Project

June 14, 2014 - Week 25 Challenge - Cover your flap in hearts.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

Note: the "handwriting" is a rub-on that is no longer available. 

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You can find us HERE: Facebook and Flickr - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman, Sandi Keene and Barbara Moore

Tuesday
Jun102014

Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer Tutorial...

So, I am in love with the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer! Let me show you how it works!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Monday
Jun092014

Art to the 5th™ - Live on Tour™

Celebrate with the Artists of Art to the 5th™ as they pack up their personal retreat and take it on the road - LIVE! Experience this dynamic art collaborative's favorite activities, projects and surprises selected from five years of their semi-annual multi-day get-together. Escape the everyday to create, relax and be inspired while getting an all access back stage pass to their secret  for refilling, refreshing and reconnecting with the artists within. 

With Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene, Rae Missigman, Barbara Moore and Roben-Marie Smith, you can expect a weekend of instruction, laughter and artfully inky fingers.

Details HERE!

Saturday
Jun072014

The Documented Life Project - 6/7 (Week 24)...

The Documented Life Project

June 7, 2014 - Week 24 Challenge - Use book pages or text paper.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

I used a page from an old phone book as the base of my page.  I stitched a border onto it that was cut from a GelliArts Printing Plate piece I had made.  I cut strips from the same piece and stiched those on at the bottom.  I painted another piece of paper from an old book and cut it and stitched it to the top of the page.  I scribbled around the page and then added a word art rub-on (company no longer in business).

SUPPLIES USED

GelliArts Prining Plate, sewing machine, Uhto Fude Ball Black Pen, Pentel Graph Gear 1000 Drafting Pencil, Soft Brayer, Water Brush, Amsterdam Sky Blue Light Acrylic Paint, Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints: Blackberry Violet, Lime, Turquoise, Tangerine and Golden Fluorescent Pink.

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You can find us HERE:

Facebook

Flickr
Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Friday
Jun062014

Blog Rewind...

Originally posted October 21, 2007 


"It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to
opening our hearts and minds to others." - Unknown

Wednesday
Jun042014

The Documented Life Project Weekly Planner Pages...

The Documented Life Project - Week 22 Planner Pages

 

SUPPLIES USED & CREDITS

Art Pops™ Circle Stickers by Roben-Marie Smith;  Date Stamps by Pam Garrison; Arrow from Life in Color Cards digi/print elements kit called by CD Muckosky; American Craft Chalkboard Banner Stickers and Chalkboard Die Cut Frames and handstamped "art" stamp by Sandi Keene.

Artsy postcard (far right) by Samantha Kira Harding and handwritten note (middle page) by Sophia Marie Missigman.  Thanks so much ladies!!

 

 

Sunday
Jun012014

Journal Bound Workshop is Live...

Showcase your gathered mail art stash within two uniquely styled and bound journals. Get those mailed treasures out of your bins and into an artful display - journal style.

Together we will travel a step by step approach to creating a colorful grungy cover in my signature messy style. Then we will bind our art-filled journals using a simple and creative system that once quickly learned can be used repeatedly to create handmade art journals from here forward.

Don’t have a mail art collection? I will demonstrate an alternative using found papers. Beginners are welcome and encouraged in this workshop as each process is fully demonstrated to accommodate all skill levels. I even include downloads of my designs for your use.

So many possibilities, so much creativity. Pack your bags, we are Journal Bound!

See more details, including photos and the supplies list HERE!

 

 

 

For details on how to register for my on-line workshops see details HERE!

 

Thanks to the following amazing ladies for the beautiful mail art that I have received and saved for such a time as this!!!  Sandi Keene, Sophie DeCorte, Samantha Kira Harding, Lynn Scott, Renee Plains, Susan Gallitto, Rae Missigman, Kristin Peterson, Jane Bain and Coral Lee.

NOTE: The mail art pieces used in this class are not created in the class. They are part of my stash and used along with other bits and pieces.

 

Saturday
May312014

The Documented Life Project - 5/31 (Week 23)...

The Documented Life Project

May 31, 2014 - Week 23 Challenge - Practice gratitude - write what you are grateful for each day this week.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

I know we normally finish our challenge pages before the week starts but for this one I have created my page and will add to it daily per the challenge. 

Supplies: Wait for Me Art Pops™ Cards and Stickers; Karen Foster Designs Funky Alphabet Stickers; Balzer Designs Weekly Circle Stamps; Simple Stories DIY Boutique Stickers, DIY Label Stickers and DIY Alphabet Typeset Stickers.

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You can find us HERE:

Facebook

Flickr
Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Wednesday
May282014

The Documented Life Project Weekly Planner Pages...

The Documented Life Project - Week 21 Planner Pages

SUPPLIES USED

Art Pops™ Circle Stickers by Roben-Marie Smith; Bold Flower rubber stamp by me available at Paperbag Studios; Wait For Me Art Pops™ Cards; With You Cards and Journal Junkie Season of Joy digi/print elements by CD Muckosky and Daydreamer Pockets with Inserts from America Crafts by Dear Lizzy.

 

 

Monday
May262014

Dina Wakley Media Blog Hop...

 

HAPPY FEELING Art Journal Page: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Ruby, Lapis and Night.

 

Dina's new paints are very vibrant and creamy...a great combination!!

 Mail Art Envelope with Scalloped Flap: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Turquoise, Blackberry Violet, Lapis and Night. Stencil by StencilGirl Mimosa.

 

Be sure to visit Dina's Blog for a fabulous giveaway of her new products and check out all the Blog Hop participants!

Dina Wakley
Dyan Reaveley
Mystele Kirkeeng
Dawn Sokol
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Nathalie Kalbach
Kirsten Varga
Traci Bautista

 

I LOVE the round brushes in Dina's Media Brushes set!!

 

Don't miss Dina's new book Art Journal Courage coming November 2104!

 

Saturday
May242014

The Documented Life Project - 5/24 (Week 22)...

The Documented Life Project

May 24, 2014 - Week 22 Challenge - Draw, paint or sketch a house.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

 

For this week's challenge I chose to work on a file folder flap instead of a full piece of paper.  I cut my houses from vintage handwritten letters.  I added layers of paint, doodles and marks.  I thought the fortune was perfect for this challenge.

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You can find us HERE:

Facebook

Flickr
Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Friday
May232014

Wanta' Spoon?

Who knew the spoon could be so beautiful!?

 Via Shino Takeda Ceramic

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

Via Flickr/Bridget Davies

Via Pinterest

Via Apartment Therapy

Via Flickr/Jane LaFazio

Via Koromiko

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

Via Creative Sketchbook

Via Etsy/TaikaEarth

Wednesday
May212014

The Documented Life Project Weekly Planner Pages...

The Documented Life Project - Week 20 Planner Pages

Art Pops™ Circle Stickers by Roben-Marie Smith; Hand carved stamp by Sandi Keene; Scalloped Border rubber stamp and X Marks rubber stamp by me available at Paperbag Studios; Art Bits Number 2 - Digital Elements by Roben-Marie Smith and Kira Harding; Amy Tangerine Team Stickers; Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue Collection Rub OnsAmerican Crafts DIY Shop Chalk Labels; Teresa Collins Basically Essential Matchbook Alpha Stickers. Thanks to Susan for the cute little circle stickers, Do Something Awesome word art and sunflower pocket and tag.

 

 

 

Monday
May192014

Blog Rewind...

This page was originally posted on July 10, 2007 and is one of my favorites.

 

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
~Anthony Robbins

What Was in Our Hearts art journal page.


Journal Page Elements:
stencils, collage papers, watercolor inks, acrylics, black pen and gesso.

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