Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017

I went shopping, I know I really shouldn’t have but I wanted to pick up some new papers. Today I’ll share the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017. What did I get? Some cool papers packages, dies and a set of stamps.

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

It seems these stores know that the coupons and sales will bring me to them and I’ll spend money. I try to stay away as long as possible! LOL

Here is a video I created telling all about the items I picked up for the Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael’s April 2017.

Of course, I don’t need any more paper in my studio. But When I was out shopping I just couldn’t pass up the great deals on the pretty paper packages.

Since I’ve been making junk journals I really like to have a variety of papers throughout the journal. All four of the paper packs that I picked up have awesome images that can be used in junk journals or I can make greeting cards. So many options.

The dies I picked up will be great for cards and mixed media. I really like the Globe die, I think it will be a lot of fun to use in junk journals and on cards as well.

The stamp set was a last moment item. I happened to see that there was a sale on the stamps and decided to take a quick look. The sayings in this set are perfect to add to cards or even journal pages.

Now that I have more goodies added to my stash, it is time to get busy and make something awesome!

Haul Hobby Lobby & Michael's April 2017

Have you been out shopping lately? What was your find that you are happy to have? Feel free to share what you picked up, who knows, maybe I’ll just need to get it too!


How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag

Today is about How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag. I was inspired by prayer flags that I saw in a magazine a while back and I wanted to make my own. I did some research and found that there really isn’t a right or wrong way to make prayer flags. Prayer flags can be sewn. The flags can be made out of paper or fabric, it doesn’t really matter. But I knew that I wanted to use fabric and that it had to be easy. And that this is a project that needed to be made in the studio without a lot of special equipment, like a sewing machine.

Pulling some Adirondack color wash sprays from my stash along with some fabric, there was a plan forming. While this is the very first one I have ever made I had some basic knowledge of how different mediums would work together. It helps having all kinds of mixed media supplies on hand. And my husband says I’m a hoarder, if I didn’t have all of this wonderful stuff I couldn’t create wonderful art! lol

This is a great way to use  rubber stamps, fabric and acrylic paint to make something unique for a gift. Each prayer flag will be unique and custom. One thing that I like about making gifts for others is each one comes from the heart, don’t you agree?

What would you like to put on a prayer flag?  Making this flag has given me ideas of others I want to make. Need to find more hours in the day to create!  My dream job would be to have the ability to create art all day long. To have a no pressure job where I can design art of all kinds to share with the world. Do you have a dream job? What would your dream job be, share it with me.

How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag

Watch this video of How to make a No Sew Prayer Flag and share what you made.