No Gelli Plate? You Can Still Make Homemade Washi!

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Homemade Washi Tape is easy to make even if you don’t have a gelli plate. Grab some deli paper, Scor-tape, acrylic paints, stayz-on ink and your favorite stamps and you’ll have washi tape in no time.

Adhere strips of Scor-tape to one side of your deli paper, I used 1/2″. Using a brush, lay some paint onto the other side of your deli paper. When the paint is dry, use stayz-on ink & stamp random designs over the dried print. This will help add even more yummy texture and movement to your finished tape.

Using scissors right along the edge of the Scor-tape, cut your individual strips of washi.

When ready to use, just peel off the paper backing from strip of “washi” & enjoy!

Embellies By Color

I know that a lot of my fellow scrappers put their layouts together by color and that’s great. I’ve followed many threads discussing the pros and cons, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. For me personally, I find that scrapping by theme works best, it just seems easier.

Embellishments however, that’s a whole different story. That I definitely do by color, so I decided to take the plunge and get to sorting. I found the perfect set up for me at Ikea and I’m so excited to share it with you.

It’s called a 4-Step Drawer and as you can see, I bought 3 of them.

All I can say is Wow, why didn’t I do this sooner?! It has saved me a lot of time and I find that I’m using more of my embellishments now because I can actually see what I have, rather than having them all jumbled together in a basket. b3908a2f98a9a075190b21fe3697b3f4bebd1b209f5f9bad34747e11eb04732f

The Documented Life Project Week 38

Thanks to my good friend, Jana, who told me about The Documented Life Project, I’ve been participating and completing the weekly art journal challenges since June. It has been an amazing journey that has prompted much personal growth. Being a part of the group and soaking up the collective creative vibe from everyone has been a joy.

This is a look at Week 38. Our challenge was to incorporate a feather, in any form. This particular challenge really embodied what DLP is for me. It celebrates the oopsies and the uh-ohs of my artistic journey. It celebrates the opportunities for growth that they offer, overcoming my need for it to be “perfect” and learning to just enjoy the process of creating something that is uniquely my own.


More information on The Documented Life Project and the fabulous group of artists that make it all possible can be found at

30 Days of Lists

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My mixed media base for the Sept 2014 round of #30lists

This month I’m doing 30 Days of Lists for the second time; my first round was in March. I don’t have time to scrap every night or do an entire art journal layout each day, so a short list that I can do in 15 minutes every day for a month is a fantastic creative outlet.

Registration opens each Feb and August for the rounds of listing in March and September. That gives you some time to lay the base for your list. It can be anything from a little notebook where you jot down your lists, to a digital version created with one of the many photo apps available. There are no wrong ways to list!

For this round I created my own mixed media style cards and cut them down to fit Becky Higgins photo pocket pages design F so that I could slip the pages right into the back of my scrapbook album.

If you’ve never listed before, I invite you to check it out Hope to see you in March!

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