Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dede Willingham Noticed by Doodlers Anonymous!

I was listening to Dede talk about this amazing color book from Doodlers Anonymous and she said they wrote about her!  OMG!  She is a celebrity now!  I am not surprised as she is an amazing artist!  Go have a look, they even show her colored pages!  HERE.

Congratulations Dede!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Back From Vancouver

I was in Vancouver for over a week and had a good visit with my family and brother-in-law.  He is very ill but holding on!  Nice to see he wanted to carve pumpkins!  They are all amazing!

We hope he will be around for Christmas!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Brother-In-Law Diagnosed With Amyloidosis

My brother-in-law has been sick for a few months and a week and a bit ago he was diagnosed with Amyloidosis!  He has been told that he is not a candidate for any organ transplant as all his organs are affected.

Amyloidosis (am-uh-loi-DO-sis) is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is usually produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ.

Read more here:

I will not be making videos for a while as this has me very shaken up and I will be going to Vancouver soon to be with my sister!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Possible Name For Collage Zines - "Just Collage It"

I had one person give me a name and I love it!  Mary Ann McMillin here on youtube! She came up with "Just Collage It"! It is perfect! Makes perfect sense to me!  Will let you know if I use it or not!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Collage Pocket Letter With Collage Zine 4

I had so much fun creating these pocket letters tonight!  I used my Collage Zine 4 for my collage and did a video that is below the pocket letter!

Here is the front Pocket letter:

Here is the back:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Names For the Collage Zine?

I have been making a few zines and need a "Name" for them!

If you have some ideas of names for a collage zine, please leave me a comment, I would love to hear them!

Deb ♥♥

Collage Zine 4 - Free!!

I have been so excited to get this one finished!  It is a nice one to use in your collage and create many things!  I can't wait to share it with you!

This one is six pages and in full color!  You can create pocket letters and so much more!

I have included:

1 PDF File
6 JPG Files


Deb ♥♥

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Life Q's - Week 27 - Week 32

I got so far behind and I knew if I didn't get at it, I would never do it!  So tonight I just got them done!  I did them all in Photoshop, so they are all digital, but I love them and they are from my heart!

I hope you like them!

xo Deb

Thursday, August 20, 2015

#pawgustart Whimsey Cat

Another fantastic art event from the Creative Arts Collaboration team. Join 300+ artists and crafters on an animal safari across YouTube. Simply search the hashtag #pawgustart to find a full list of participating channels.

Today, my contribution is a Whimsey Cat painted in my mixed media art journal!

Part 1


Part 2

Thursday, August 13, 2015

1 Week On 2 Page Planner - FREE! [EXPIRED]

Working on a simple planner for you for a short time only.

Printing Instructions:
Print on one side then turn your paper and print again on the other.

Cut down the middle of the page and punch with front pages together.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Art Journal Page Using DecoArt Misters

DecoArt Misters are fabulous! You will see how vibrant they are!

Thank you DecoArt for the Artist Program!

My art journal is full of texture and color! I love it!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mini Workshop Series: DIY Art Journal Using Muslin

I have to say how disappointed I am after asking if anyone would be interested in this and I got 45 responses on YT and since the series started, I only have a possible 10.  This took me days to video, edit and publish!  I am not sure I would do anything like this again.  But if this series makes one person happy, I will be content.

This is a Mini Series on my YouTube channel (HERE)!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Preparation and instructions are in this download, which you can download below:
Updated Version

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Large Paint Chip Sample Booklet Sewn With Sewing Machine - By Request

DecoArt Helping Artists Program - Products Arrived

I have been accepted into the DecoArt Helping Artist Program and will be using their products in upcoming videos, classes and online courses. For more info on the DecoArt program go to

How To Make Fabric Paper With Muslin

Part 1 Part 2

DIY Washi Tape Using Drywall Paper Tape

Part 1 Part 2

Gelli Plate Fun - Speed

DecoArt Helping Artist Program - Thank you Secret Soto and Kelly Donovan

Haul 06 29 2015 And What I've Been Up To

Monday, July 6, 2015

Free Flower Stencil [EXPIRED]

I have been playing in Photoshop again and created a flower stencil!  I love to use flowers in my art and wanted to share it with all of you!  There are 2 sizes on this stencil and I have created a Silhouette Studio File for you as well.

If you download, please leave me a comment, I would really appreciate it!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

My Junque Journal

I belong to Tangie Baxter's Art Journal Emporium and she offered a class for a Junque Journals and we just got started.

I tied 3 ribbons throughout the book and then cut my tabs on the silhouette.  I added scrapbook paper to both sides of the paper on every tab.

I still have ink and stencils to do!

Here is mine, so far!

My Grandson's Graduation

Saturday, June 27, 2015 my Grandson Zac had his grade 12 Graduation!  He has been home schooled by my daughter Tammy since grade one!

After the ceremonies, we all went out for dinner together!  It was an awesome day!

I am so proud of him!  He will be going away to Three Hills to College in August.  We will miss him.

Tammy, Peter and Zac

Grandma, Grandpa and Zac

Life Q's: Week 23, 24 and 25

I didn't do a video on these weeks as I have been busy at home and doing videos.. lol!  These were done in Photoshop.  I love to create in photoshop, as you all know!

Here they are:

Saturday, June 20, 2015

DIY Mixed Media Journal with Paint Swatch Books Series

I was thinking what I could do to help people that have just found mixed media.  I wanted to teach them how to create their own journal with no cost and then to create backgrounds using craft paint, collage, stencils and how to create texture.

We have just begun this series and I hope you join in!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8 (Final - Coming Soon)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

4 - Pocket Letter Goodie Bags EXPIRED

I created 4 - 2.50 x 3.50 Pocket Letter Goodie Bags for you!  I like to use them in my pocket letters, so I thought I would share!

I hope you like them!

Links have expired.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Sketched Face Using Prisma Colors [EXPIRED]

I am trying Prisma Colors for the first time today!  I am using a sketch I did that I am offering as a free download for you to follow along if you like.

I am definitely a beginner pencil user and many of you may be much better at this than I!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Free Borders and Butterflies

I created 2 borders and 2 sets of butterfly wings for you!
The file has been created in color PDF and JPG as-well-as B+W!

I hope you like them!

Drop Paper Play

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Free Collage Zine 1

I had this on my computer for quite a while so I thought I would share this one with you too!

It is black and white and 6 pages this time, but I love to print the black and white images on delli paper or tissue paper, so transparent!

I hope you enjoy this one too!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

FREE Collage Zine

As you know, I love to work in Photoshop and I love collage!  I created a zine full of collage for you all to download free!

Friday, March 13, 2015


We are still waiting to pick out carpets for the basement after the sewer backup and as my studio is completely packed up and gone, I have nothing to do art with!  So I went shopping online and to Michaels today!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Free Hexagon Watercolor Shapes

I did some watercolor hexagon shapes using Photoshop tonight and I have created 37 hexagons in .JPG, PDF and .PNG file formats!  I hope you enjoy them!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Bugs And Bird Sketches

I needed to do some form of art today, so I sketched in my little moleskine!  Sorry that the quality is not as good as usual!  Here are some of them:

And here is the video:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saving Images Quick Tip From Pinterest

I had thought of how I use Pinterest and many of you already know this but I was sure many didn't, so I did a screen video.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Notebooks 1

I wanted to make some notebooks for myself and to make for stocking stuffers for Christmas.  I know, I know, it is early.... but it will creep up on me really fast!

So how about I share the covers with you!


Cut your papers for the inside of the notebook to:
8" x 5 1/4" (I used 8 sheets of paper for 2 notebooks.

Watch Video below:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Free 4x6 Wacky Lines Stencil

I recently saw a stencil something like this so I whipped it up in Photoshop!  I have created the Silhouette file for you as well!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Life Q's 2015

This was a tough one for me!  The prompt was:
How is your life touched by faith/spirituality?

I have faith, however I don't go to church.  I was raised Lutheran and after 2 years of Confirmation, I was Confirmed.  This meant to study the bible and to do memorizing.  We had our class every Saturday for 2 years.

In 1979, I was saved, meaning "born again".  I lived and breathed Jesus for over 3 years and one day I was crushed by a pastor.  I won't say what happened but that changed me.

I do believe that Jesus died for my sins and I live my life to be good to others and try to give to others as much as I can.

So for this week here is my Art Journal Page:

Art Journal Page - She Had A Bad Day

Friday, February 20, 2015

KIF Embellishment Swap - Tickets

I am so happy to start swapping again!  It is so much fun!

KIF = Krazy Island Family has lots of swaps, but I joined in on the embellishment swap!

Look at these beautiful handmade tickets I received!

Beautiful!  I will be swapping again!

Small Haul 18 02 15 Mica Powder

Art Journal In A Box #11

Art Journal In A Box #10


I took all of the comments  from YouTube and used them to help me get organzed!

Studio Storage Help!

I was having some issues getting my studio up to snuff after receiving some products I ordered so I asked my youtube subscribers for help!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Journaling By 5s - Free Time

I am doing the free time in Journaling By 5s and completed another page tonight!

Journaling By 5s New Facebook Group

Shannon Green started a new group on Facebook - Journaling By 5s!

We have over 300 members and counting!  How fun!  I can't wait to see all the photos and beautiful journals everyone creates!

Hope to see you there!

Here are a few of mine:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Journaling By 5s

These are the pages I call finished for now!  Who knows, I may make more changes later.  lol!