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Tutorial: Mixed Media Collage Using Digital Printable Tags, Specialty Paint Technique and Embellishments

  I’ve been working with paint and paper and other stuff all together (the fancy term for that is “Mixed Media”) to make a Collage Journal Cover and wanted to share what I came up with. You can download the 7-page PDF tutorial for full instructions with pictures here. A Project to Get Moving A […]

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Who’s the Boss? You Are! Limited Release: Boss Lady Collection

Boss Lady? Isn’t that old fashioned? Yes, and that’s why I like it! In the time and place where I grew up, bosses were called Boss Man and Boss Lady. It was a sign of respect and I always liked the sound of it. “I better git, my Boss Lady’s lookin’ for me.” That memory […]


Three Easy Ways to Be More Creative Everyday

We’ve been talking about creative practice and how creativity can be learned and strengthened. You can be more creative with practice – even if you don’t think you have the time. Here are three easy ways to get started today! Doodle something, anything It doesn’t have to be fancy, just making random marks on a […]

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Learn New Things – Online Classes for Fun and Curiosity

Get any Craftsy Class for $19.99 – Valentine’s Day Only! Instead of candy and flowers, learn something new with this one day only sale at Craftsy – the digital destination for makers! Get Any Class For $19.99 with code HEARTSANDCRAFTS at Craftsy through 2/14/18 11:59pm MST.

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Creativity is a Skill – Practice, and You’ll Get Better at It

Creativity is a skill – Practice, and You’ll Get Better I think the idea of having a creative practice and moving forward in small consistent ways is overlooked today. We’re inundated with images, stories and achievements of other creatives that make it seem that these things just spring into being in one dramatic creative act. […]