Friday, April 22, 2016

The Most Important Trip You Might Ever Take Brave Girl Symposium

If you know me or are a reader of my blog you know that one thing I am passionate about is Brave Girls Club.

This July something incredible is happening as Brave Girls from around the world are gathering together. If you have ever wanted to give yourself a gift, this event would be it.

What is it?
Epic brave girl speakers including Melody Ross, Kathy Wilkins, Flora Bowley, Kelly Rae Roberts and Orly Avinari just to name a few (you can see the entire list through the link to the event). There will be activities and speakers each day, a collaborative art project, art gallery, vendor area, live music and as yummy food!

When is it?
July 6th - 8th 2016

Where is it?
Boise, ID

Want to find out more?
Click HERE for more information or to register for the Brave Girl Symposium.



Friday, March 18, 2016

Stenciled Art Journal Background Pages


An update of some of my latest DLP backgrounds in my journal using stencils from StencilGirl. I start most pages the same using some kind of stencil. The funny thing is that once the week comes and I add all kinds of stuff they never look the same again. I like to look back at these "before" photos to see where they started. Hope you do too!















I'm mostly posting on Instagram these days. 
I love the quick, easy no pressure it brings me! 

If you are interested, I still have 30 Day FREE passes to Brave Girl University if you would like to try it out, no strings attached. Just go HERE and use the code:
mariamcguire
at checkout.
SO much good stuff all in one place! SO many teachers you know and love and SO many kinds of classes. I love to watch them and learn new things.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

StencilGirl and Inchie Arts A Great Combination!


Welcome to the StencilGirl and Inchie Arts Blog Hop! If you came from the StencilGirl Talk blog you are on the right track. If not, look at the end of this post to find the list.
StencilGirl and Inchie Arts are the perfect combination! I just loved working with the products from Inchie Arts.


How about starting a doodle?? 
Trace your stencil onto your Art Square as a start and then embellish to your hearts content!
 
Here I used three of my designs from StencilGirl: 


I have so many uses for these! I could put them in my journals, on the cover of a journal, make a handmade card and use as an embellishment....I could go on and on!




How about embellishing a pre-made journal cover with a faux tile effect??

I used my Butterfly stencil from StencilGirl along with the 
1" squares from Inchie Arts
A little look at my process is above.

How about making my own journal and using the ATC size Art Squares as my covers with a coptic stitch?? FUN! 
I made my covers with the same process as above using the Doodle It Layered Circles and Squares and Doodle It Geometric Landscape Stencils from StencilGirl.


Of course I do have a perfect stencil to go along with products from Inchie Arts! 
Doodle It Inchie

I'm saving that to show you another day!
A big thank you to StencilGirl and Inchie Arts!
Loved playing along!


Stencils Used: Doodle It Bigger,  Doodle It Geometric Landscape, Butterfly, Stitch a Doily, Doodle It Layered Circles and Squares, and Teardrop Doily


Make sure before you leave to go to Gwen's Blog make sure you leave a comment for the GIVEAWAY.

GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive a 
$25 StencilGirl Products Gift Certificate and
1 package each of White 4", 3", ATC (2.5" X 3.5") and Swatch (2" X 4") size Art Squares!
All comments left on the hop list participants’ posts will be entered. 
One comment per blog. 
Comments close on January 30th @ 11:59PMCentral.
Winner will be announced on 
StencilGirl Product’s Facebook Page
 on January 31st.

Missed someone else on the list, start at the beginning:


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Saturday, January 23, 2016

EVERY day......


Just a reminder.....each and EVERY day is important! 
Document them!
A few more background starts to my daily journal.
This one below is the start to my book for 2016. A reminder that all 365 days are important!
I'm using the 6" x 6" calendar stencil from Carolyn Dube for StencilGirl.


Here is a start to a the very beginnings to a week.
I used more stencils by Carolyn. Uplifting Words and Wall of Words.

One more week??
This time with a stencil from Carolyn-Linked and Uplifting Words, Seth Apter-Unfinished and June Pfaff Daley-Southwest Road Trip. I LOVE LOVE June's state stamps. I document all trips in our family with one of the states where we travel to.

I'll keep posting them as they come...
Make sure you stop back on Tuesday!
I'll be playing with StencilGirl and Inchie Arts!

one last one with the calendar :)
SO MUCH FUN!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Quick Art Journal Backgrounds with StencilGirl Stencils

Happy New Year!
Yes, I know I'm a little late.....
A slow start and now I think I'm finding my way to 2016.
I started my 2016 DLP. My third year and I still love the original format so it is continuing. 
Here I'm playing with some stencils from Gwen Lafleur which you can find HERE.
After I finished my first spread I went to take a photo and it occurred to me that this is something I do often but never show. What I put in this journal is usually not deep thoughts but it is personal so I rarely post unless it is before I start writing and embellishing.

I thought I'd give you a peek at some of the photos I snapped last year along the way. Yes, I have a stencil addiction, most know that already. Yes, I really use them on a almost daily basis. Yes, I will continue to use them. Yes, StencilGirl is my brand of choice. 

I will link each of the stencils...many different StencilGirl artists. 

Web, Celtic Celebration
  

Faith Cross, Pilgrimage to India
  

Maltese, Text and Texture
  

Connected Eyes, Bicycle Borders 
  


Tall Birds, Connected EyesMB Makes Marks Marker
  


Broken Circles, Swirly Floral
  

Doodle It Dream Landscape, Doodle It Geometric Landscape
  

Web, Stitch a Doily
  

Butterfly, Ribbons and Circles
  

Garden Swirl, Square Dance
  

Mod Ovals and Circles, Greek Key, Squared On
    

Maybe someday I'll do a video flip through of my book. Then you will see all the other stencils that I used to embellish my weeks. I think this project is the PERFECT mix of documenting my life and art all rolled up in one package!!! It also satisfies the scrapbooker in me :) 

I wish you a healthy and joyful 2016!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
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