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It Is My Circus…And Rainbow Monkeys stenciled canvas by Carolyn Dube

My muse has a twisted sense of humor and she likes to make certain points to me.  I have had a lot of monkeys on my back, more accurately in my head, that have been getting in my way. As I was searching for something that should have been easy to find on my computer,  I [...]

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I want my muse to feel welcome here at my studio, so I decided I’d build her a mixed media house of her own for the StencilGirl and Eileen Hull Designs blog hop! I started with the roof.  I grabbed a sheet of paper made during some stenciling play and cut strips of scallops from [...]

It’s summer here and that means outdoor entertaining.  I tend to use cheap white plastic cutlery and it looks like cheap white plastic cutlery.  Once I put it in a red and denim blue box it suddenly looked a whole lot more festive and ready for summer fun. How’d I make that box? It’s Eileen Hull’s ATB Sizzix die with some [...]

Have you heard of Artist Trading Blocks?  These ATB’s are full of possibilities that let you create 3D!  This 15 blog hop will show you just some of the possibilities. How’d I make that ATB?  It’s a die designed by Eileen Hull for Sizzix that will released in January.  You can see more ATB’s on [...]

  I had a piece of messy playful stencil paper that I had just made that was calling to me. Before you ask, yes, the paper did talk to me. When the paint and paper talk I have learned to listen!   I captured how I made this paper and how I used it to [...]

    Need a helping hand?  How about a round of applause because these hands are handy!   Okay, I promise, no more puns…I’m hopping with Jessica Sporn’s new Hands stencil from StencilGirl Products.         I had this tag on my counter that has taken all sorts of paint and mess over [...]

Nathalie Kalbach has outdone herself with her Elephant March stencil for StencilGirl Products!  I am in love with it for so many reasons.  All the texture in it, all the different patterns hidden in this beauty, and all the fun titles and quotes that go with an elephant!   Not to mention the memories I [...]

I had, notice I said had, a whole drawer full of washi tapes that I hadn’t been using.  I loved them when I bought them but they just sat in the drawer.  Until I started transforming them with color and pattern.  Suddenly they started being used.  That is the seed that led to my latest [...]

June’s Colorful Gelli Print Party is here!  Not just one video this month but TWO!  I couldn’t stop playing (and I didn’t want to).  A mega thanks to everyone who shared their Gelli fun with the May party!   I am inspired by all the prints and projects.  June’s party will be open all month- love [...]