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Stretching with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft (Guest Design Team)




Cheryl Boglioli is a Florida native, a wife, and a mother of one beautiful daughter.   She is a mixed media artist, craft designer, and educator who loves to stay on the cutting edge of new products and techniques as it pertains to the crafting industry.  She achieved a CHA Designer Member status in 2011 and in 2012 became a full-time designer and educator traveling and teaching workshops at local scrapbook stores and events.  She currently works with several manufacturers in the industry including Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Basically Bare, Helmar and Zutter.  


Play Along With Erin - Part 2: Mixed Media Techniques (Guest Design Team)

Welcome back to part two of our mixed media play along.  I hope you had a chance to play with yesterday's techniques and that you found yesterday's video of me working on my project helpful!

Rooted and grounded in love frame

Today I have some fun techniques to show you and I created another video of my work in progress, so check that out here:

I love to use old book text in my mixed media projects.  In fact, that's all I really use "real" books for anymore now that read books on my e-reader!  

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Play Along with Erin - Part 1: Mixed Media Backround (Guest Design Team)

Hi everyone, it's Erin here, back again to share with you some fun mixed media techniques.  You are welcome to play along with me today and tomorrow & create your own mixed media project!

You know what, I love to do art journals, but sometimes the page I'm working on turns out really cool and I want to frame that's just what I did with this piece.  

Rooted and grounded in love frame
Since I knew I was going to share this project here on the blog, I filmed myself as I worked on the background of this page instead of taking a photo of each layer since there are SO many layers!  

Check out this video to see the progression of the background:

I started off with my spiral bound 11" x 15" cold press water color paper art journal that I often use.

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Watercolor Art Journal (Guest Design Team)


Watercolor Art Journal by Jen Osborn

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be guest designing for one of my absolute favorite pen companies! I use PITT ® Artist Pens almost every day in my journaling, and it’s a true dream come true to be here today to share this simple, yet amazing journal project with you. this is one of those projects that looks much more involved than it really is, so please stick with me to the end and I promise you’ll be holding something you love in your hands by the end of our journey together. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

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Featured Post: Helmar

Hi everyone!   It's Jill here and I recently had a crafting party with my nieces.  We used Gelatos and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive along with a Spellbinders die to create these 3-dimensional flowers.  Here's a look at our creations:

The kids (and the adults, of course!) had a ball coloring with the Gelatos.  And the Helmar glue was easy to use and was strong enough for a 3D project.  For a peek at how to create these flowers, click HERE for a video tutorial.



Jill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos. 

Crafting Slump?

In a crafting slump?  Layout A Day has a solution with this girly tag (made with Stamper's Big Brush Pens and Gelatos!).  Click on the link for detailed instructions on her blog!