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Ahh……Zentangle

Zentangle 3 by Suzanne McNeillA few months ago, my friend Suzanne McNeill introduced me to the coolest technique called Zentangle.  You’ve probably seen it but maybe didn’t know what it was called. Or you thought what’s so new about this – it’s just doodling. Let me tell you, Zentangle is much more than doodling. Did you know that it calms the mind and helps reduce stress and improve focus. This relaxing process turns drawing simple patterns into artistic design.

Zentangle was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas at zentangle.com and it can be done practically anywhere plus no artistic talent is needed.

What I love about this newly released Zentangle 3 book is that I don’t consider myself an illustrator so Suzanne has written the perfect book for me – it’s all about Zentangling with rubber stamps!

Zentangle 3 - back cover

You’ll definitely want to check out this new book along with Zentangle Basics, Zentangle 2 and Totally Tangled :)

Yeah Suzanne for introducing the creative world to Zentangle. You definitely have me hooked!

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Yep! I’m Copic Certified!

Julianna Hudgins and Tiffany Windsor at Copic Certification ClassNow I know what all the excitement is about with Copic Markers! While Julianna Hudgins and I were at the Puerto Rico Scrapbook Event a few weeks ago, we both took the Copic Certification Class where we learned all of the amazing stuff you can do with Copic Markers! Now I get to practice, practice, practice so that I can teach you what I learned about blending and shading, how to refill, what papers to use, airbrushing (yep! you can actually airbrush with these markers!) what tips to use — the list goes on and on!

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The COOLEST Blog Hop!

My friend Eileen Hull has the COOLEST Blog Hop goin’ on this week featuring Scoreboard dies by Sizzix which are designed to cut and score thicker materials such as matboard and chipboard into boxes, folders and totes.

Every other Wednesday for the next few months, one of her five dies in the Celebrations collection will be featured. This blog hop is all about inspiration and you will definitely get plenty!

Each of the 20+ featured designers on the hop have been working with Eileen’s Scalloped Box die and as you click on each link, you will be amazed at both the creativity of the designer and the versatility of the die.

So, head on over to Eileen’s blog to get started on your HOP!

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INSPIRED AT HOME RADIO – FEBRUARY 7, 2010 

I know! I know! It’s Super Bowl Sunday but my creative girlfriends and I aren’t going to let that get in the way of our Sunday Inspired at Home Radio Show!  My guests tonight are: Amy Anderson who will be talking about Mod Podge – Texas Wildflower Artist Linda Calvert Jacobson, Jennifer Blevins from iLovetoCreate.com shares this week’s trend report and Craft Concierge Maria Nerius tells us crafts are Rubbing Her the Right Way!

Amy Anderson - Mod Podge Rocks

Linda Calvert Jacobson

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INSPIRED AT HOME LIVE webTV

Inspired a tHome LIVE webTVIt’s official! I’m launching the new season of Inspired at Home LIVE interactive webTV on Monday March 1, 2010.

In celebration of National Craft Month, we’re lining up some great guests including: CraftChica Kathy Cano-Murillo, Heidi Borchers aka EcoHeidi, Craft Concierge Maria Nerius, Eileen Hull, Linda Peterson and many more!

Tune in Monday March 1st at 12 o’clock noon Eastern (11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 AM Pacific) – click here for more details!

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INSPIRED AT HOME RADIO – December 20, 2009 

Join me tonight for Inspired at Home Radio!

My feature guest is Amy Allen Clark, founder and creator of MomAdvice.com who will be sharing her last minute tips for making your home a holiday haven for family and friends.

Plus my favorite “best of” interviews with Jo Packham of Where Women Create Magazine and Jana Ewy Friendly Plastic designer extraordinaire!

I’ll be on-air LIVE at 7 pm Eastern (6 pm Central, 5 pm Mountain, 4 pm Pacific) Listen from your computer!

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PAJAMA PARTY

Let’s Party! It’s not often that you have the opportunity to get together in public to craft in your pj’s. Wonder if this will be some sort of world record?! It’s a pajama party at the Craft SuperShow in Anaheim! Join Tiffany Windsor & Maria Nerius for the Inspired at Home Pajama Party broadcasting LIVE on FaceBook from the SuperShow Theater on Friday, Jan. 22 from 7–8pm PT. The party is free to attendees, but space is limited to 100. Top craft manufacturers are sponsoring the make-n-takes, including Sizzix, Beacon Adhesives, Flower-Soft, Momenta, Walnut Hollow, iLovetoCreate, GlueArts, Blumenthal Lansing, Plaid & more! Visit the Craft SuperShow site and register to buy your CHA Craft SuperShow tickets, today!

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