Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weaving and Hopping...With a Twist!



WELCOME TO THE SUMMER BLOG HOP WITH A TWIST!  

Today kicks off the Summer Blog Hop with a Twist.  We have the usual art inspiration and giveaways, but the twist is that there is also a SALE! 

AND, there is another twist; Roben-Marie will be closing Paperbag Studios and her Art Shop at the end of July. Read more about it in this article here

PRIZES
Grand Prize: One winner will receive a spot in Roben-Marie's latest workshop: SALVAGED: a Layered Pieces Journal and a signed and dated original abstract collage by her.
Three Secondary Prizes: gift certificates for an additional 30% off in your choice of the Paperbag Studios or Art Shop. 

Be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning the discount!

HOW DO I ENTER?
All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post and then keep on hopping across to all of the Design Team member's posts, leave a comment on them and be entered with more chances to win.  Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 15 @ 9:00PMEST.  Prizes will be announced on Monday, July 16.

WHERE DO I GO?
Here are the links to all of the amazing Design Team Projects so be sure to visit all of them, leave a comment and increase your chances of winning!

Jenni Zmuda

Ashli Oliver (YOU ARE HERE!)

Anna Friesen

Kristi Nazzaro

Torrie Gass

Cindy Gilstrap

Kristin Petersen

Sue Kemnitz

Laurie Haley


Alrighty! Now... on to my project...

I have a fun little altered notebook to share with you today.

I love weaving papers together and for this project, I was inspired by Roben-Marie's Sticker Tapes.

As you can see here, I have the Laguna and the Urban Fringe Sticker Tapes at the ready:































Then, I simply left them on their backing and cut them into strips...

Each strip was cut in half and then cut out completely, sticker backing left on. Once they were all cut, I simply peeled off the end of each strip, exposing the adhesive. Then, I stuck the sticky side to a strip of scrap paper.
With all strips horizontally in place, I then began weaving in the vertical pieces...

Until I had this! Notice, I didn't weave evening, nor all the way across. This makes it more whimsical and fun!

You can see here how it will fit nicely over my little notebook. See it there? Its the little kraft colored book under the weaving...

After a couple passes through my sewing machine for added texture and security, I wrapped the weaving around the cover of the booklet. 

And turned the edges in. To adhere it to my pre-bought booklet, I exposed more of the adhesive backing in place, and used dabs of glue in certain places.

Then, a quick pass with some white paint and my palette knife adds some mixed media goodness and another layer of texture. 


And, as you can see here, I finished it off with one of the Laguna Art Pops Circle Stickers, some rhinestones, and some pencil scribbles...
And, a few Roben-Marie File tabs as well...


This was so much fun to put together and I just love the way it turned out!

I hope this has inspired you to incorporate some weaving into your next project. Thanks for stopping by on this hop! If you would like to see more of my work, you can check out my YouTube channel HERE. Or take one of my self-paced classes HERE.

Now, be sure to continue on in the hop - your next stop is...Anna Friesen


See you soon!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Color Play - A Brand New Class!

Announcing.....A NEW CLASS!

Color Play...

I am thrilled to announce my brand new class... Color Play! Do you love working with color, or do you find color working against you? Maybe a little of both? In this course, we will take a look at the basics of color theory and how colors relate to one another. Understanding colors and how they work together can help you make both informed color choices and color corrections on your next project!

Please have a look at this little video for more info:


You may purchase class now for only $28

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • THREE intro videos including a supply video, intro to color theory, and photo choice considerations.
  • SIX art journaling videos.
  • THREE scrapbooking videos, including one pocket page. 
  • TWO card making videos.
  • ONE bonus video.
  • That comes to a total of 15 videos and over 4 1/2 hours of video content!
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • Seven exclusive art journal spreads, 1 exclusive pocket page, 2 exclusive 12x12 layouts, and two exclusive cards that are only available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • My YouTube art journaling videos are typically presented in high speed, with no voice over. The videos presented in this course are shown in real time, with narration, including in-depth explanations of my process and artistic choices.
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the supplies that I use in the course are:  white acrylic paint, white gesso, gelatos, crayola portfolio oil pastels, graphite pencil, pitt pens, dyslusions art journal, various brushes, watercolors, acrylic paints, various scrapbooking and card making supplies. 
  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
Will this class teach me how you draw your faces?
  • I do not go into an in-depth tutorial on my face drawing approach in this class. I do have a course, Fabulous Faces, that does indeed do that. However, you will be able to follow along with me in real time as I draw each face in my journal.
Do I need to be able to draw to complete this course?
  • Not at all! While I do indeed draw a face on each of the art journal spreads in this class, it is not at all necessary to explore the color theory concepts we will be going over. You may substitute with a stamp, a stencil, a collage, or all of the above!
I'm not an art journaler, will I still learn in this class?
  • Absolutely! The core concepts are explored through art journaling as paint is one of the easiest mediums to fully explain how color works together. We will then go on to look at 3 different scrapbook projects and two different cards to explore how the color concepts translate to crafts outside of art journaling.
I'm just into art journaling, how will the scrapbooking videos benefit me?
  • It's always beneficial to learn about things you don't normally do! And - all of the concepts can easily be translated back to art journaling. Who knows... it might inspire you to incorporate a photo on your next art journaling page!
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $28!
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!


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Monday, June 19, 2017

5 Minute Fix... A New Class!


Announcing.....A NEW CLASS!

5 Minute Fix...

I am thrilled to announce my brand new mini art journaling class, 5 Minute Fix. Join me as we look at practical ways to find even the smallest pockets of time to get your crafty fix on! Life is busy, time is short... if your days are anything like mine, you struggle to find the time for your hobby. It's time to change that! In this class, we will discuss practical strategies to implement so that you can take advantage of the 5 minute pockets in your day. It's time to stop letting the business of life get in the way of your creativity! 

Please have a look at this little video for more info:


You may purchase class now for only $5

Five dollars? That's it? YEP! Time is short and so is money, right? I am so thrilled to be able to offer you my lowest priced class to date!

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • TWO intro videos including a course welcome as well as 5 real-life practical tips to help you find the time to incorporate crating into your busy life.
  • SEVEN segments, broken into five minute increments to complete one art journal spread.
  • ONE bonus video, completing a fun and simple card in just 5 minutes.
  • ONE final thoughts video.
  • That comes to a total of 11 videos!
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • One exclusive art journal spread and One final card design that are only available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • My YouTube art journaling videos are typically presented in high speed, with no voice over. The videos presented in this course are shown in real time, with narration, including in-depth explanations of my process and artistic choices.
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the supplies that I use in the course are:  white acrylic paint, white gesso, gelatos, crayola portfolio oil pastels, graphite pencil, pitt pens, krylon clear spray, dyslusions art journal, various brushes, and watercolors. 
  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $5!
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Fabulous Faces... A NEW CLASS!!!

Announcing.....A NEW CLASS!

Fabulous Faces...

I am thrilled to announce my brand new art journaling class, Fabulous Faces. Join me as we dive deep into my process for art journaling faces! Through a variety of mediums we will explore several different art journal spreads from start to finish, narrated in real time. Learn how I approach my spreads, how I draw my faces, paint them in, and finish them off with pen work and whimsy!

Please have a look at this little video for more info:


You may purchase class now for only $32

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • THREE intro videos discussing my take on artistic inspiration, how I draw my faces, and my favorite supplies. 
  • THREE complete start to finish art journaling videos, narrated in real time.
  • ONE start to finish bonus video, narrated in real time.
  • That comes to a total of 7 videos, with over 2 1/2 hours of video content. 
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • Four exclusive art journal spreads that are only available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • My YouTube art journaling videos are typically presented in high speed, with no voice over. The videos presented in this course are shown in real time, with narration, including in-depth explanations of my process and artistic choices.
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the supplies that I use in the course are:  white acrylic paint, white gesso, gelatos, crayola portfolio oil pastels, graphite pencil, pitt pens, krylon clear spray, dyslusions art journal, various brushes, and a craft store watercolor palette. 
  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $32! (that's less than $5 a video!)
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!

GIVEAWAY!!! - I am giving away one spot in class! Ready to purchase, or already have? No worries... if you win, you will get a refund! Just leave me a comment letting me know you are here and you will be entered to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8 pm EST. The winner will be emailed. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Announcing.....A NEW CLASS!


One of my favorite ways to add an artistic touch in my paper crafting and art journaling is through the use of stamps. Stamps really are just another mark-making tool in our crafty belt. In this class, we will explore artistic ways to put your stamps to use!


Please have a look at this little video for more info:

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • SIX intro videos discussing why I buy a stamp, how I stamp, and tried and true design concepts for stamping success.
  • TWELVE start to finish project videos: 6 layouts, 3 cards, and 3 art journal spreads, all voiced in real-time.
  • That comes to a total of 18 videos, with just over 3 1/2 hours of video content. 
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • Twelve exclusive projects that is are available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
You may purchase class now for only $23

Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • While I do share a bit about my process in those videos, these videos are much more in-depth. I provide more detailed descriptions and more comprehensive tutorials of my process. My YouTube videos are either fast forwarded, voiced over, or both. All of the videos in this course are voiced in real-time and nothing is fast forwarded. In addition, I have not done a complete and comprehensive stamping video on my YouTube. This course is indeed the first of its kind!
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the bare minimum supplies I suggest for this course are the following: 
Cardstock
A pen
Scissors
Some sort of paint (even old house paint will do)
Three stamps: a small, a medium, and a large. (An alphabet stamp wouldn't hurt but isn't necessary)

  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
Do I need to know how to stamp to take this class?
  • Nope. While I do operate and approach this coarse with the assumption that you have a very basic knowledge of stamping, it is not required. You are welcome to email me any time with questions!
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $23! 
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?


Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ashli's Art Journal... New Mini Class... NOW AVAILABLE!

Announcing.....A NEW CLASS!

Ashli's Art Journal... A Mini Class Exploring My Approach

Pencils, pens, and paints... the foundation for my art journal spreads! Join me as we work through every step of my process, in real time, from start to finish. You will learn my reasons for choosing white acrylic over gesso, my favorite way to doodle flowers, my take on faces, and much more! 

Please have a look at this little video for more info:



You may purchase class now for only $7

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • One intro video discussing my favorite art journaling supplies.
  • FIVE video segments that add up to one completed art journaling spread, start to finish, voiced in real-time.
  • That comes to a total of 6 videos, with just over 2 hours of video content. 
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Access to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing.
  • One exclusive art journal spread that is only available to students in this class and is guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere.
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time).
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work.
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
Questions and Answers:


How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • My YouTube art journaling videos are typically presented in high speed, with no voice over. The videos presented in this course are shown in real time, with narration, including in-depth explanations of my process and artistic choices.
What supplies do I need?
  • I encourage you to take this course regardless of the supplies you currently have! The tips and ideas should provide you with plenty of inspiration to get you started, even if your supplies are limited. That being said, I do realize it is helpful to know more than that. So, the supplies that I use in the course are:  white acrylic paint, white gesso, prisma color pencils, gelatos, crayola portfolio oil pastels, graphite pencil, fude ball pen, white signo pen, krylon clear spray, dyslusions art journal, various brushes, and a craft store watercolor palette. 
  • The classroom page will contain a detailed supply link list
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $7! 
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!

GIVEAWAY!!! - I am giving away one spot in class! Ready to purchase, or already have? No worries... if you win, you will get a refund! Just leave me a comment letting me know you are here and you will be entered to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8 pm EST. The winner will be emailed. Good luck!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Embellish: DIY Style.... NOW AVAILABLE... and a Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to announce that my new class... Embellish: DIY Style, is now available for purchase! (Giveaway ALERT ***at the bottom of this post)

Class was released a few days ago to my subscribers and is now available, at a discounted price, to the general public! Not a subscriber? Make sure to submit your email address in the sidebar of my blog, over to the right (Read my blog in your email? You will have to click over to the actual website to see the sign up form.). Being a subscriber guarantees you the lowest possible prices on my course 
offerings!

Now... on to the nitty gritty about this class...

Embellish: DIY Style dives deep into my creative process of turning basic supplies into page accents that are uniquely you. Learn to see "beyond the sticker sheet" as we cut, tear, punch, paint, alter, layer and stamp your way to perfectly embellished pages! 

Please have a look at this little video for more info:

You may purchase class now at the introductory price of only $14!

On February 1, the class will increase to it's regular price of $18.

Want a few more details?
Here you go...

With this course, you will receive instant access to the following:
  • One intro video discussing course contents as well as recommended supplies
  • THREE in-depth "technique" videos, that dive deep into turning scraps, stamps, and pre-made embellishments into page accents that are uniquely you
  • one additional comprehensive technique video covering various design principles and keys to layering success 
  • Three start to finish layout process videos
  • Two start to finish card process videos
  • One bonus video
  • That comes to a total of 11 videos, with just over 3 hours of video content. 
  • A PDF download of course content.
  • Acces to me via email for any and all questions, ponderings, etc...
  • Ability to download videos to your own personal computer or compatible device for permanent archiving and viewing
  • Three exclusive layouts and two exclusive card designs that are only available to students in this class and are guaranteed not to be shared elsewhere
  • Online access to class as long as my website is active (which should be a very long time)
  • Comment form in which to chat and share links to your work
  • And, what I hope, is an abundant amount of inspiration!
Questions and Answers:
How are these videos different from what you already post for free on YouTube?
  • While I do share a bit about my process in those videos, these videos are much more in-depth. I provide more detailed descriptions and more comprehensive tutorials of my process. Also, my YouTube videos stand alone. These eleven videos are designed to work together, building upon one another with ideas and concepts to create a comprehensive course.
What supplies do I need?
  • Honestly, all you really NEED to have for this course, is a pair of scissors and some glue. Now, of course, having some decorative paper scraps, various stamps, a few punches, some glue, and perhaps a journaling pen or two would certainly come in handy. BUT... it is NOT in any way required. I scrap my stash to the fullest, using every last bit and that is part of what this course will cover. Please do not feel as though you need to have any specific supplies to learn from these videos. Rest assured, however, that the course page will contain a comprehensive supply list of things I have chosen to use, and the first video of class will discuss supplies as well. 
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
  • While I feel this class is an extremely good value for the price, I would not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase. If that is indeed the case, please contact me directly and we can work together to resolve any issue you may be having.
Speaking of price, how much is the course?
  • Only $14! (That price is for a limited time only. On February 1st, the price will increase to the permanent price of $18.)
How do I buy this course and access my materials?
  • You may purchase this course in my ETSY SHOP HERE. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with the PDF download. This PDF also includes the private classroom page link as well as the video passcode. If you have any difficulties with the email, the links, or the PDF... simply email me (soaphouse@gmail.com) and we will resolve any and all issues asap!
What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

Thanks so much for your loyal support and I look forward to seeing you in class!

GIVEAWAY!!! - I am giving away one spot in class! Ready to purchase, or already have? No worries... if you win, you will get a refund! Just leave me a comment letting me know you are here and you will be entered to win. Giveaway closes on Monday, January 25th at 8 pm EST. The winner will be emailed. Good luck!

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