My Life In A Dinghy ~ PDF

Oct 7, 2013

Thank you ALL for each and every sweet comment and email left and sent for this blog feature. I and I’m certain all the amazing artists featured really appreciated them. Since so many of you asked for the dinghy template I decided to share the PDF so you too can participate and create your very own “My Life In A Dinghy”. Please, if you create a dinghy send me a photo as I would love to see and read what life would be like in your dinghy. And you never know you too might be featured on my blog as I’m planning to continue this blog feature. So watch for new “My Life In A Dinghy” features as they will be sailing through off and on throughout the remainder of the year. My Life...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Brenda Richards

Oct 2, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, featured artist, Brenda Richards. I bet you are wondering how you’ve missed this artist. Well, Brenda Richards is my Aunt! While driving my mom and dad up to West Virginia, New Hampshire  and Maine we stopped in Delaware for a night to pick her up and bring her along. As I was walking in her house what did I see sitting on a shelf, but a little dinghy she created as a surprise after reading about this fun blog feature. Is she so awesome or what!? I love that Aunt Brenda took the time to make her own little dinghy but then she’s always taken the time to do for and surprise me all my life. Aunt Brenda’s, Life In A Dinghy Sailing over the ocean blue by the...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Suze Wienberg

Oct 1, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, featured artist, Suze Weinberg.  Suze just celebrated 50 years of marriage to her fabulous Lenny. They have three great adult kids and 4 “to die for” grandkids.  She and Lenny have one cat and a house full of amazing stuff  they’ve collected from trips all over the world. Suze was in the world of crafts for 25+ years and loved every minute of it but she finally retired in January of 2011. Suze enjoys many things like music, travel, adventure, movies, photography, cats, family, singing, american idol, anything techno and her ipod touch. Suze’s, Life In A Dinghy It’s the SCHMOOZE house boat where Lenny and Suze are sailing away for their 50th anniversary to some far away romantic destination !! I’d for sure venture anyplace with Suze and Lenny...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Richele Christensen

Sep 30, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy”, featured artist, Richele Christensen. Richele is a California girl and currently lives in the Sacramento area. She has a very supportive husband, Del of 33 years. They have two wonderful children, which are both married and live close by. Richele’s son KC and his wife Amanda have three amazing kids and that makes Richele a Grandma. It’s the best! They have two boys “J” is 7, “Ty” is 5 and Kayla is her little princess, she’s 6. Richele’s daughter Ashley and her husband Kirk are busy in their careers. Del and Richele have owned a building contracting company since 2008 and she’s the bookkeeper by default. Ever since Richele was a little girl she’s had a love for art, sewing, quilting, and crafting. Working in the paper craft industry...

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My Life In A Dingy ~ Stephenie Hamen

Sep 26, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Stephenie Hamen. Stephenie is a creative type person that fell in love with art at an early age. She has never met a set of crayons, a sheet of paper, or a bottle of glitter that she didn’t immediately fall in love with. She really got into crafting and creating with scrapbooking, which lead to other crafts and creative endeavors. While she still scrapbooks and dabbles in other various art projects, her current love is mixed media canvas art. Stephenie spends a significant amount of time in her craft room (aka the furnace room in her basement), creating, playing, and making a mess. When she isn’t covered in ink and paint, she is a wife and mother to two boys, as well as a full time employee for...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Hels Sheridan

Sep 25, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Hels Sheridan. Hels has been crafting since 2003, although she always did have a love of covering everything in glitter and glue when she was a kid. Hels started out making her own cards which then led to a brief stopover in scrapbooking and then she found her true crafty love, rubber stamping. Hels has a bit of a thing for altered art and mixed media and is happiest when covered in ink and paint. What started out as a hobby to release the stresses of her career as a Train Driver has become her job now after she had to leave driving trains due to ill health. She is a full time craft tutor and demonstrator and a Certified Ranger Educator. Hels is also on the design team...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Donna Salazar

Sep 24, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Donna Salazar. Donna is a wife, mom, grandma, artist, designer, teacher and kid at heart. She loves Inky-Painty-Glitzy-Grunginess… what she calls her “Girlie Grunge” look. Her style is especially appealing to mixed media artists; however, her love of flowers and all things sparkly seems to appeal to crafters of all types and styles. She currently has licensed products with 5 companies. Donna’s, Life In A Dinghy Life in my magical dinghy would be peaceful and calm. The daily dusting of Fairydust Glitter would give my dinghy the ability to fly amongst the clouds. I would spend my days traveling through the fluffy white clouds gathering cloud flowers, just because I could. In the evening I would visit with the fairies in their cloud homes to get the next...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Ronda Palazzari

Sep 23, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Ronda Palazzari. Ronda is a Mixed Media Artist, Author, Craft & Scrapbook Designer, and an Instructor living in the burbs of Denver. Her first book Art of Layers with North Light Publishing/F&W Media was released in March 2012. She is published in several magazines and idea books including Artful Blogging, CPS Studios, Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, and Somerset Magazines. Ronda is currently a license designer for The Crafter’s Workshop releasing stencils that exemplify her own unique style. She has been a contract designer for many manufactures including Fancy Pants Designs, Lily Bee Designs, Crate Paper, Purple Onion Designs, My Mind’s Eye, Maya Road, Sizzix, Ranger Ink, as well as Guest Designing for many other leading manufactures. She’s best known for combining her mixed-media techniques with...

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My Life In A Dinghy ~ Candy Rosenberg

Sep 19, 2013

“My Life In A Dinghy” featured artist, Candy Rosenberg. Candy has been paper crafting since she was a child and comes from a creative family of artists, cartoonist and painters. She has been in the scrapbooking industry since 2007 and during this time has been in online marketing, design and education team coordination, product development and commission work for a number of manufacturers and magazines. There is no mistaking her style; a blend of vintage, shabby chic and mixed media all inked up, fussy cut and layered. When she first started out her style was not like “others,” however, no matter what she never compromised her style and now it is more mainstream than ever. Candy works with some of the top manufacturers in the industry including Spellbinders and May Arts Ribbon and has created...

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My Life In A Dinghy

Sep 18, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you gave a group of artists the same template and asked them to create something in their very own unique style? Well, I have always wondered this and decided to act on this idea. I sent emails to my favorite artists in the craft industry, those who replied stating they could participate I then followed up by emailing them a template and two rules… 1. use the template I sent and 2. the base of their project had to be made from a toilet paper roll… yes, you read correctly a toilet paper roll. I was so happy to have enough artists wanting to participate that this new blog feature “My Life In A Dinghy” was created. I will post each artists amazing dinghy...

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