Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas art

all prints ship in 24 hours.....clearing out for inventory 35% off with coupon code happyday

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remind-the-world-of-you-art-print 8x10 ships in 24 hours first class mail. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

tag tuesday coming in 2014

amazing response on the blog hop i did with unity....thank you so much to the Unity Stamp and my friends. 
WOW you have all been so generous with your comments thank you so much for coming by the blog....come in as strangers leave as friends. i did an inspiration tag and talked about doing them once a week in 2014 with a tutorial on the blog-- i will definitely be doing the tags in the new year. i think we should do them on tuesday's so tag tuesday it is....we will create a tag with inspirational quotes to help us make it through everyday life struggles. starting the first tuesday in January....see ya soon.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hi my name is jeanie and i joined the Unity Artisita's this past summer. i have made a mixed media block using 2 of the stamps from our newest quote set.

i also added miracles happen everyday that i created to the front of my journal cover.  I also created a tag and i plan to create tags with all the quotes so i can but a different one up every week of fact i think i will do a tutorial here on my blog as i make them next year to share with you. i love a good quote and i think this set would be a great jump start for this project along with some of the quotes i already have like from this set the-strongest-people 
the unity stamp co blog

PRIZE - two winners will get one full year of stamp of the week.  
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 - 1 year subscriptions of stamp of the week from comments left on the participating blogs.

 the whole hop list is:
Angie Blom -

Alyssa Bennett -

Erin Schreiner -

Jeanie Dickinson -

Joslyn Nielson -

Lisa Arana -

Tracey Malnofski -

Tifany DeGough -

Jolande van Oosterhout -

Renee Aslette -

Shilo Miles -

Stephanie Muzzulin -

Laurel Seabrook -

Lisa Henke -

Karen Maldonado -

Jimmi Mayo -

Shemaine Smith -

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

this is a card i made for the Stamping Boutique i took the digital image and colored in photoshop and then outlined in red, added a blue stripe and layered it all on my green 5x7 card background i made. click on the link below to download the card background my gift to you for stopping by.

for your free background click here to download 
green background paper 5x7

gift idea using stamps

i used a wood block but you could you a canvas or card board....i stamped on book paper i had cover in gesso. i then watered down some acrylic paint and washed over the image. i had fun getting messy. or message me....
All Unity Stamps are pre-cut, mounted on cling foam and ready to use right out of the package – you can mount our stamps on any acrylic block.

here are some more samples from another stamp.....

Saturday, October 5, 2013

card making day

the greatest gift stamp from unity stamp co
quick card using paper piecing and markers. i took the music paper and put a thin coat of cream paint. stamped with black archival ink the music paper and 4 other papers then cut each apart and layered on the music paper. used markers to color in the ribbons etc. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 Susan K Weckesser Inc Design Team Back 2 School Blog Hop.  Our Design Team and Guest Designers have created a week’s worth of great projects to bring you inspiration and fun -- all themed around Back 2 School. We encourage you to visit each member’s blog, leave a comment and maybe find a new blog to follow. After you have visited all participating team member’s blogs, go back to THE STARTING POST at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth Blog and leave a comment letting us know which project either inspired you or touched your heart. Don’t worry, you have all week to take your time and go through the blogs. We’ll feature a few each day at Susan K Weckesser Inc, but will draw names from comments left on THE STARTING POST for our grand prize.
Here is the list for ALL team members, but again don’t panic, we will highlight a few each day so you can come back and visit a few at a time if you want because we know how busy you Moms – and Dads – are! You have until Saturday night 11:55 PM CST to leave a comment at Susan K Weckesser’s My Sweet Earth.

Here is the entire blog hop list:

Susan K Weckesser
Rita Barakat – Design Team Member
Lynne Mizera – Design Team Member
Jeanie Dickinson – Guest Designer * this is me and my project is at Moments along the journey
Tracy Easson – Design Team Member
Tatiana Allen  - Guest Designer
Einat Kessler – Design Team Member
Jaine Drake – Guest Designer
Julie Short – Design Team Member
JJ Sobey - Design Team Member
Allie Gower – Guest Designer
Keri Sallee – Guest Designer

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Art journal class -- click to go to it....$25.00 and until Aug 30 receive an additional 10% off with coupon code summerfun. learn to make 5 different books from hard back books...turn discarded books into your art journals and/or scrapbooks....5 ways....some are quick and easy and some are a little more involved but all are affordable and doable and can be repeated and given as gifts. i find books free or for $2.00 or less at thrift stores and garage sales.....join the class anytime and it is available for a year....
honestly these little books have so many uses and potential. the subtle reminder to always share OUR stories through art journaling, pictures and words....our stories are just as important as the novels/books we read. and sometimes i worry that none of us believe in our selves enough to make books that tell (in art and words) who we are.  
Join me and tell your story through art, words and or pictures. 


Thursday, August 8, 2013

celebrate you

Hey it is summer and i am finally getting some things together and done-- like new cuffs 
(i have 5 in and another 6 almost done) in my Etsy shop and soon i will be adding some digital downloads of my art and papers. so how about a little celebrate summer and you 10% off your purchase!!!! 
the code you need is summerfun and my Etsy shop is jeaniesdesigns code expires on August 30, 2013. 

hoping you are having a creative fun summer.
jeanie =0) 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

art journals video 1

click here to open in separate window art journals video 1 

this first video is an over view of the projects we will be creating in the art journal class. you can purchase the class here in my etsy shop jeaniesdesigns.

this does not show everything but will help you understand the projects. You will need 4 books get them from garage sales, thrift stores or your own all ready read hardback books. we will learn 4 different ways to use them and make them into our stories and art journals. you do NOT have to do all 4 styles....the book with binder mechanism costs more so if that is not in the budget make more of the other flexible and be frugal and use what you have in your stash.

so must have items to start with:
old books
cardstock--  white, cream, black or can also use scrapbook paper (but cardstock weight not                       the thin unless using for decoration)
modge podge type adhesive MATTE if possible

to get you started on the insides:
card stock, watercolor paper, scrapbook paper
pages cut from the books
paint-3 of your favorite colors plus white and/or cream
if you don't have paint but you do have water color crayons you can use these!!!
paper doileys

we WILL build on the insides and decorating the outsides as we go.
i will provide some printables of my art to help with the creating parts.

more supply videos to come....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Unity stamp Co.

I am so excited that my daisy art made it into Unity's kit of the month for July.  what a great deal these sets are. wow. I work with such a great group of artists and workers at Unity. a great opportunity and blessing in my life. I just want to play and make samples to post!

Friday, June 7, 2013


dreaming a dream does not make it happen....getting out of your comfort zone and working for it might just make the dream come true. I have decided to get brave and out of my comfort zone and work on my dreams. no more letting life run over my dreams i am letting my dreams run all over my life instead.

exciting things are happening...(one of them has to wait just a bit to be reveled)

so first of all i took fabric design with Carina Gardner and created a nursery line--just a couple of changes to make then i will upload to  and decorate Luke and Evan's nursery with

second i get to add this badge to my blog 

Susan has been so kind a person to me and when she announced a guest designer call i finally ordered some of her stamps from Unity and got to work (ideas posted in previous post)....then i got brave and actually sent pictures of the ideas to her! the announce is on her blog mysweetearth

and now i am working hard to build my portfolio and am taking the class make art that sells at

why all the doing? because dreaming a dream does not make it happen but working hard towards a dream can make it a reality. 

"if you want something you've never had you've got to do something you've never done..."

one more announcement coming soon....

Monday, May 27, 2013

New projects

Hi Everyone,
thanks for coming by! I love deep etched red rubber stamps to use on projects and Unity stamp co has some great ones. Let me share some by Susan K Weckesser . I know Susan from facebook and love her kind heart....her blog is here. She is a watercolor artist and designer. 
I decided to make a few things with her stamps. (i didn't have any of her paper though) 

I made a charm using Poised and Pretty and added it to a necklace i made...the background paper is by We r Memory keepers 6x6 Anthologie pad. 

Next up are 2 cards and tag.  the red dress card: i stamp one of the Poised and Pretty dresses on WRMemory 6x6 Anthologie papers, stained the silk seam binding with faded jeans stain by tim holtz, made a charm to hang on it, layered flower print from WRMemory 6x6 Anthologie pad and one i designed from my boys to men digital kit.
 the second card uses pattern paper i designed from vintage patterns, a printed image from graphics fairy, and a quote from Dr. suess. I also used some ink from color box {Clearsnap}.

for this tag i used an image i printed from the graphic fairy, scrap paper piece i got off the floor (how lucky it matched), tim holtz tissue tape and Susan's stamp set a little bit washi. I added the metal frame (tim holtz) and stained the silk seam binding with walnut stain stain.....

on a personal note i am engraving dream big on the back of the charm and have added charms to represent Paris and London...cause i want to go there someday.

you can find another project on moments along the journey blog!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

printables and sample

green card from hobby lobby pad of paper, blue card stock American crafts,  jeaniesdesigns printable, silk seam binding, Heidi Swapp flower (michael's),  Mixed Media ink- peridoto and jazmin, green archival ink from clearsnap (no color on it), plum tattered angels mist.  
I used the mixed media ink to go around the edge of the green card and  the green archival ink to go around the girl print. I used plum mist to color flower then add a little Jazmin MM inx....i got mist on the ribbon so just went with it....added just alittle 

items used: white and blue (American crafts) card stock, jeaniesdesigns printable, mess dry wall tape, silk seam binding, Color shine chartreuse spray, exacto knife and mat. 

I spray mess dry wall tape with chartreuse color shine used dry baby wipe to clear excess up and used that to go around the edge of print. cut girls out with scissors then cut small areas (in between arms with exacto knife) used foam tape to raise girls up off of the mess dry wall tape and ribbon then added a bargin flower. 

jeaniesdesigns girl printable coming to my Etsy receive both pages in the download print and make cards or put in frames for gifts.....$4.00

another idea add to your art journals or mini albums....makes a great accent or mini page.

Friday, May 3, 2013

where have i been......

where have i been....on a special journey that started 3 months ago and will last a lifetime.....Helping with these 2 guys......born premature Feb 5, 2013 .......we are blessed to have their mom (our daughter) and them live with us so we can help. What an adventure 2 babies are twice the joy, worry and work. and when one of them smiles your heart just melts.......

Feb 12
 Luke     April 29            Evan
we also had Janice and her 3 girls stay with us for 7 weeks so quite a house full....

some more Clearsnap fun

i used ancient page black ink and embossed the simple flowers. then colored with smooch  in siren, gold lame and  sugar berry. then i used each to on the single stamp i made by cutting off the end simple flower molding mat then mounting on cling mount foam and stamped on card to form 1st layer of background.

I used golden fluid acrylic green paint on edges and around flowers below. i used a Christy Tomlinson stencil and log cabin smooch spritz, chestnut roan chalk ink, and sparrow mix'd media inx chox for the browns.
I really meant for it to be just the flowers for a back ground but i just wanted to play with my fun stuff and i love collage.....we will do this as a fun background in my art journal class. 

and the finished card i did add a little white paint but i think i like it better without it....??? bright and happy no matter what!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

video using Clearsnap products

Hi i have a video using some fun Clearsnap products i got in

video link to open on youtube (opens in another window a little bigger.

Clearsnap products: simple flower molding mat, magic stamp foam, black, blue & green archival dye Ink (no name on green or blue ink) piridot mixed media inx, brown chalk ink (chestnut), log cabin smooch spray.

other supplies: book pages, tiny attacher, gesso, ribbon, adhesive, heat tool.

I just want to write something on this art journal page.....what to write...any good quotes you want to share? 

Monday, January 14, 2013

art journal class

from THIS 

take it apart 

and create this art journal

in class we will take 4 books apart and create 4 different art journals .......

we will have a private blog classroom, private facebook page. There will be how to videos and pictures. 1 year access. each week for 4 weeks we will make a journal, decorate the outside and create some art journal pages....all for $30.00 on special for a limited time $25.00  come cre8 with me. 

coming soon will be the art journal kits....
kit 1.$35.00 (includes shipping) will be everything but the books mixed media kits with scrapbook paper, hot pressed and cold pressed water color paper, vintage papers, mica powders, binder mechanisms, rings, eyelets, ribbon, and misc items like charms to hang on one album and metal word and saying and leather piece for the others and etc......

kit 2. $16.00 (includes shipping) will just have the hardware the binder mechanism, rings, eyelets with ribbon, and hot and cold pressed water color paper for then use from your stash for the rest.

kit 3. is just an add on of the second hand book covers enough to complete all 4 books. 
$15.00 includes shipping (you can find these at thrift shops and garage sales and i will have a video in class to show you how to take them apart.)