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Episode 26: “It’s a Crown. It’s a Bird. It’s an Owl!”

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The class has already started, but if you’re interested in cool holiday-themed project-making and reflection, check out Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas class. It runs December 1 through January 6.

    ~ a trip to the office store to use a coupon yields two new sets of Paintastic brush pens
    ~ I save the little white rings… and then ribbon from a shopping bag (and feel a bit silly)
    ~ I make stacks of papers to fold into tiny holiday gift boxes and have fun with stamps, inks, daubers (that make great dots but, unfortunately, smear some during folding), and a mangled brush that was the perfect tool for gold starbursts
    ~ Matthew finds a “fern” stamp on the shelves but thinks it’s a Christmas tree – and he was right!
    ~ a “royal” bookmark turns into a “wise” one through the eyes of a 5-year-old
    ~ an in-depth look at Traci Bautista’s wonderful Collage Unleashed (including dyed and painted paper towels and crayon cupcakes!)
    ~ a free-form journaling prompt to loosen up your journaling
    ~ Jessica alerts me to the shocking (distressing!) news that a handmade sweater appears on ABC News’ list of the “5 Worst Gifts to Give” — I have always been fond of the fact that Mrs. Weasely gives Ron and Harry sweaters for Christmas and someday am sure I’ll make my own using the popular pattern from the Blue Blog
    ~ I stumble over Ali Edwards’ blog and newsletter — check out issue 7 with a focus on stamping and see the great Christmas grid and then head over to look at pages Ali created as a result of Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas class last year (Ali’s gallery)
    ~ Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas class
    ~ I’m on the track of great online stamp sites — see wonderful stamps at Cat’s Life Press, including ATC backs
    ~ I rummage more stamps here and here
    ~ I find the Create Something Every Day stamp at and think their coffee mugs are very tempting, too, but I’m partial first to the Creative Mom Podcast mugs
    ~ Traci Bautista does a holiday ornament spot on DIY’s Craft Lab
    ~ French Toast Girl‘s fabulous holiday cards — I especially love Peace on Earth
    ~ and more… (show length: 1 hr, 1 min)

    Featured Podsafe Music:
    Chaz ~ The Gift of Love [PMN]
    Lee Harris Christmas Compilations ~ If Every Day Were Christmas [PMN]
    Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]

Titles Mentioned in Episode 26 and related titles… (and other relevant highlights)
Collage Unleashed Visual Chronicles A to Z

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