CGM Podcast Episode #77: Did I Mention My Vacation?

Listen to the episode here

Show Notes 

Life Update:

  • I had the house to myself for a whole week!!!!
  • Girls were spoiled for a week with Nana and Grandpa
  • Organization/decluttering
  • Health update/NIH
F.O.s and WIPs:
Banned Books Week Mini Quilt Challenge!

See the BBW blog post here for instructions and details. Visit bannedbooksweek.org to find a book for your mini quilt inspiration. Sandy and I are excited to host this for a 4th year and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Classic Movie:
with Debbie Reynolds and Cliff Robertson

Book Reviews:
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
on sale 7/28/15

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall

Thanks for listening!



Art Journal Page: Live a Great Big Life!

Products used: fish and chips deli wrap paper for background texture, Dylusions paints in squeezed orange, fresh lime, and vibrant turquoise, white Posca pen (my favorite white paint pen!!) magazine cutout, Tim Holtz wing stamp, shattered roller stamp

Thanks for stopping by!



What I'm Reading This Month

I am catching up on a whole bunch of "fluff" reading while on vacation the beginning of July...in between binge-watching Korean dramas!

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren

Recipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis

Grey by EL James

And this hot advance copy dropped into my hands, so it will definitely get read!

After You by Jo Jo Moyes
(on sale 9/29/15, this is the sequel to Me Before You)

What are you reading this month?



Art Journal Page and ATCs: Being Brave

I was recently part of the Lifebook 2015 ATC swap where the theme was "Being Brave/Courage." This was the first ATC swap I've participated in, but definitely won't be my last! I am having so much fun creating these little works of art, and purposely not letting myself take more than 15-20 minutes with them. Another great benefit to making these is that they provide inspiration for working on a larger scale, like in my art journal.

Here are the 2 cards I created for my partner (already sent to her last week):

Products used: magazine cutout, Tim Holtz Ideology tissue paper, gesso, gelato, Tim Holtz chit-chat stickers

And a few close-ups:

From these 2 ATCs, I then moved into my art journal using the same background materials, but adding a larger magazine image:


(Modeling paste was used in the flowers for added surface texture)

Thanks for stopping by!


Note: ATCs = artist trading cards, 2.5" x 3.5" art cards for trading with other artists


Art Journal Page: Love Wins

Products used: Dylusions paints in rainbow colors, watercolor paper for the heart, Dylusions shattered stencil, Tim Holtz Tall Text stamps, butterfly stamp, bubble wrap, white gesso.

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