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Mixed Media Painting – a New Adventure!

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Welcome to my new creative outlet. Can you see all the Stampin’ Up! papers, washi tape and stamps throughout this painting!? And StazOn permanent black ink is a perfect medium for stamping on canvas.  I know it’s kinda hard to pick out because of all the layers but they are there, I assure you!


What do you think of her??  I’m super excited about my new craft and using my stash of stuff and getting some new stuff!  I painted over an old, tired “self-serve” laundry room sign that I originally got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  I figure who can go wrong on a laundry room decoration, right?!


While I was recovering from foot surgery, I watched a whole ton of YouTube videos on mixed media art.  I fell in love with Christy Tomlinson’s videos and style.  If you take a look at her website and videos, you’ll definitely see her influence in this piece.  After doing this one I took her “She Art” online class and I’ve made a couple of more since then.  I highly recommend her online course.  She’s who gave me the courage to just go for it, because she’s so free with her work! And she’s very encouraging!

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Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Have you ever tried mixed media art?

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Can you see the textured diamonds? That’s done with a stencil and modeling paste.  I definitely have learned a lot with each new attempt.  For example, in this piece I over did it blending the texture into the background so now it’s hardly noticeable.  Also, I discovered the pen I was using for outlining wasn’t very waterproof which of course caused smearing. But that just gave me an opportunity to use it and work it into the overall look. And we need to be willing to try and experiment if we are going to be able to learn and grow!  More about that later!

Love you all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy! Julie

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Latest Stampin’ Up! Projects with Retiring Stamps

I’ve been playing!  A lot!  I recently had foot surgery which forced me to sit around, plus I had lots of thank yous to get out to all my friends that brought me food and birthday cakes, etc.  I couldn’t just make one card and duplicate it. No! 🙂 I had to make several different cards because I had too many ideas rolling around my head.

Here’s just a few of the thank you notes I made with the note cards. Tomorrow, June 2nd, is the last day of the current catalog and the first day of the new catalog.  That means both catalogs are available for one day only!

Important notice!  My Digital Studio is being discontinued as of June 2nd.  All content is 30% off.  Make your purchases, and download and back up your content now.

Below you’ll find a link to all the stamp sets and some of the products from which these cards were made.  Have questions?  Email/call/text me!  julie at

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Starburst Sayings Graduation Card


My nephew is graduating from high school in Franklin, Tennessee, and my son-in-law is graduating with his MBA from Boise State this month.  Unfortunately, I’m missing both! Instead, I opted for foot surgery!!

Since I didn’t make it to the graduations, I sent these note cards with a little spending cash.

The Starburst Sayings stamp set and Starburst Framelits are retiring this month!  Seriously!  Pout-pout! But you can still get them together in the money saving Starburst Sayings bundle.

The large starburst is stamped in Real Red and the smaller starburst is embossed in gold.  A little black and white washi tape behind brings it all together.

I’m obsessed right now with mixed media art.  I’ve been watching lots of video tutorials and can’t wait to get back upstairs to my craft room to try out some of my newly studied techniques.  I’ll share some of my favorite videos with you soon.

Actually, I’m just art obsessed!  Recently, I purchased a couple of oil paintings from a friend who’s an amazing, award-winning artist.  Check out her website:

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Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

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This beautiful card was made from the SAB Lotus Blossom stamp set.  You can earn this stamp set free during SAB.

And check out the video below that shows you how to use this impressive stamp set.

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Enjoy!  Julie