These mystic animal cards were born of my obsession with Roxanne Coble's stencils (trying to not sound like a fan girl) and always needing some extra cards laying around just in case. I like to make cards in bulk so that I'm never short for any occasion. You could also make a set of 6 and gift them to someone. 

This tutorial for these mystic animal cards are part of a fun blog hop with Tim Holtz and  StencilGirl Products. I love that these cards are a little bit mystical, a little bit whimsical and use Distress Crayons with some killer StencilGirl stencils in a few different ways. This blog hop was my first introduction to Tim Holtz products, even though I have seen them being used all over the art journaling community! I'm just slow at catching on ;) So, if you're tired of reading and just want to get on to the tutorial, then keep scrolling on!

*Check out the video tutorial below to watch!*


**You can find all the supplies I used to create these cards in the description box of the video tutorial.**

You can check out the entire StencilGirl Design Team's posts below for this blog hop! Be sure to see what everyone is creating with each awesome Tim Holtz product like Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Distress Oxide Ink and more projects with Distress Crayons.

Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mary Beth Shaw

Distress Oxide Ink Pads 
Gwen Lafleur
Distress Crayons 
Sherry Canino


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If I didn't already have enough going on this month, I also decided to do Inktober for the first time. It's an artistic challenge of creating in ink for every day in the month of October. The past two years I have seen it come and go and wished I'd made the time for it. So despite being busy, I decided this year I was doing it! 

To make it achievable and not stressful, my theme ended up just being lettering with some florals. It's not super exciting, but honestly I knew if I tried to do more complex illustrations that I would get overwhelmed and quit. Simple is key! I have started so many challenges and never finished them (looking at you 100 Day Project and Art Marks.) I've been wanting to improve my lettering more, so this seemed like a great way to push myself to practice. 

I've been sharing my work over on Instagram, but I didn't want to overwhelm everyone too much there with sharing all of the finished pieces. So, here is the first 14 days of Inktober for you to enjoy! I'll be posting again at the end of the month with the other 15 days I'll have completed (hopefully?!)


Ah, it has been too long since I've shared on here with you guys! We are moved to our new house and finally settled (I think?) My kids have started school and now that we've settled into a routine, it has gotten a lot calmer around here.

I'm just popping in today to share this free set of pumpkin illustrations for you! I created them for a fun fall themed art journal page I did on my YouTube channel for Page Flutter, which you can check out here:

*CLICK HERE to download your free pumpkin illustrations!*

Terms of Use: This printable is for Personal Use only. Please don't redistribute or share - instead link back to this post! :)

If you head over to Page Flutter, you can also find a free set of fall themed art journaling prompts to get you in the fall spirit! Perfect for art journaling or updating your bullet journal while sipping on a PSL (or maybe a hot chocolate for the PSL haters like myself, haha.)
If you create something with these free illustrations, I would love to see it! You can find me on Instagram or shoot me an email if you're feeling a bit shy ;)


AH, guys, I have been waiting months and months to share this exciting news with you. In the spring, the amazingly talented Connie of Dirty Footprints Studio invited me to become a teacher in the latest edition of 21 Secrets! I was so honored and amazed that she asked me. Creating more classes and teaching others how to create has long been a goal of mine for 2017, so the timing was the universe's signal it was time to start teaching.

Myself along with a bunch of other talented artists (like my friends Vanessa [dansmoncrane] and Katie [studio.katie or Punk Projects]) are coming together to teach in this edition and I could not be more excited about it!

 21 SECRETS Tell Your Story.

21 Secrets: Tell Your Story teacher
I'm excited to share that my portion of the class is called Dear Me: Writing the Letters of Your Life. It's been my baby for the summer as I worked to create a class that centers around letter writing as a journaling method, and incorporating it into your art journaling. It's full of video tutorials, journaling prompts and some free templates to create the perfect home for your letters. 

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from my workshop:

Want to join in? Make sure you head over and preorder it while you can! The class goes live October 30th, and it is going to be amazing you guys. There's 21 teachers, 21 workshops, an insane amount of content (150+ page ebook and endless videos) and one killer Facebook group to connect with all the other peeps in the 21 SECRETS family. If you sign up before September 29th, you can use the code STORY to get $10 off the class too - jump on that!

We would love to have you join us and we can't wait to help you Tell Your Story!