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Pop-Up Event: Art Journaling Live Demonstration

Art Journaling Live Pop-Up Demo with Tracy Weinzapfel – FREE in the Art Journaling for Beginners Group 🥳

Saturday Jan. 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST/ 7:30 AM PST

Join me to welcome Tracy into the group for a fun live demonstration of art journaling techniques. We’ll be talking about her upcoming 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge so don’t miss this pop-up event! Find or join the group here.

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Spread the Love: 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge

It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day. Let’s have some heart-ful fun with an art journal challenge!

February 8 – 12, 2021

She’s back for a Valentine’s Day Special: Join me in saying “Welcome” to the energetic and bubbly Tracy Weinzapfel for a 5 Day Heart Art Journal Challenge!

Join the challenge and learn how to create a beautiful art journal page from start to finish. Create these beautiful heart projects – the FREE traceable template is included! Follow along with Tracy and learn how to shade, add details, doodle, and more! A full supply list is included.

All the fun happens the week of Feb. 8 – 12 and the cost is only $10! Can’t make the Live video? No problem, the replays will be available for later so sign up now to join the fun!

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Art Journaling for Beginners #Thankful Event Virtual Goodie Bag

Thanks so much for joining us to be #Thankful this season!

Goodies for You:

Download your free copy!

Start art journaling today!

Learn to paint this beautiful starry sky – 20% off with coupon code “thankful”!

Grab this lovely printable for free with coupon code “joy”!

Take the First Step to Art Journaling with A Downloadable, Traceable Template – Free Download!

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Art Journaling and Body Be Gone™ Contest Info

Meet Me at the Virtual Extravaganza!

Yes! There’s an event for the Body Be Gone official launch and I’m giving a talk – “Unlocking Your #Everyday Creativity” – a fun and interactive session that will light up your creativity. Come join me on November 12, 2020 at 5 PM EST and use the code “artjournal” for a $5 discount on your ticket! There’s lots to see and do with prizes too -See ya’ there!

Art Journaling for Beginners and Body Be Gone™ Contest!

Ready? Let’s make something fun! Together with the creatively amazing Nicole Fende and Tesseray Publishing we’re holding a contest in honor of her new boxed party game Body Be Gone™! Sign up here.

In the game Body Be Gone™ players are cleaners, people who dispose of bodies quietly with no questions asked. There are many silly ways, places, and actions you can take to dispose of the bodies using the cards in your hand. This is a lighthearted party game – for context think Scooby Doo or the movie Clue.

The player who does the best (without getting arrested by the FBI) wins a franchise from Body Be Gone™ – a company that claims they’ve been “Mopping Up Loose Ends Since 1927”.

Make a page of any size using the colors in the sampler swatch and a chalk outline of any kind – use your imagination! You can use any media you like and add other things to your page. Share your creation with the hashtag #BodyBeGone.

If your page or tag catches the eye of the proprietor of the Body Be Gone™ franchise, you may be contacted to “work something out” and use your art in the game – don’t worry it’s perfectly safe – Get in on the fun here!

So. Many. Prizes!

  • A physical boxed copy of the Body Be Gone™ party game, subject to release date
  • A printed copy of the Cut it Up Body Be Gone™ Collage Book
  • One copy of each of the Art Journaling Paper Play Books: Vintage Edition and the new Circus Edition.
  • Digital Printable Bundles of all three collage books – 3 Sets awarded

The contest ends October 31, 2020, the winners (a total of 6 prizes) will be drawn randomly from those signed up and the winners notified via email on or around November 14, 2020. There is no purchase required to enter or win and this contest is not affiliated with any company other than those noted.

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Your Artful Life, Art Journaling, Mixed Media & More! Halloween 2020 Tag Swap Guidelines

It’s time to swap! Our past swaps have been such a hit, we’re having another event and you’re the first to see the details. Read on to find out all about it!

Who Loves Halloween? We do!

Spooky, funny, whimsical, or all at the same time! We’re inspired by all the Halloween fun and this swap is your chance to show off your quirky side!

 The 1-2-3 Step Summary:

  • 1. Make your Halloween Tag, single or multiples – no larger than 4 inches by 6 inches, or 10 cm by 15 cm and no thicker than 3 quarters stacked.
  • 2. Prepare 2 envelopes – one to Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728 and a self-addressed envelope.
  • 3. Place your Tags, 2 loose US postage stamps (if in the US), and self-addressed envelope in the envelope for Art Journaling for Beginners and send it on its way!


What about coronavirus precautions?

Great question! I’ve checked into the best practices from the CDS and the USPS and here’s the scoop: the virus isn’t believed to live on paper surfaces for any appreciable time. They add that you should wash your hands after collecting or handling your mail. The pertinent resources are linked. If you are at all concerned, please do not participate.

Boo! Or Not…

What? What’s this?

I’m hosting another real-life papery goodness event here in the studio. This time we’re sharing artsy Halloween tags and everyone gets one!

How is this going to work?

  • Create a tag inspired by your favorite Halloween things – smaller than 4 inches x 6 inches (10 cm x 15 cm)
  • Also create a self-addressed envelope for your return tag
  • Place two loose first class stamps UNSTUCK into the envelope (international see below)
  • Put it all into another envelope and mail it to: Art Journaling for Beginners, PO Box 242, Enka, NC 28728
  • Get a tag back in the mail!

How scary is this going to be?

Not so bad…as long as you keep away from the really hard-core ugly stuff, we’ll be good. If you’re in doubt, it’s probably to far out.

How big can I make it?

No larger than 4 inches by 6 inches, or 10 cm by 15 cm for our metric folks. That makes it doable and makes the mailing far less complicated.

How about sticking stuff to it?

Sure – you can add dimensional elements but your finished tag in the envelope has to be less than 1/4 inch or three (3) US quarters stacked up. US Postal regulations are very finicky about this and thicker envelopes don’t fare well in their system and are often delayed or even destroyed!

What do you mean about leaving the stamps loose?

Just tuck them in the outer envelope but please, please don’t adhere them to your self-addressed envelope. This will make the re-mailing process way easier and less complicated!

Why two stamps?

The stamp situation here in the studio is…complicated. Some envelopes need more, some less, some are fat, some are thin and I can’t really keep track of it all ahead of time. Two stamps per submission gives some flexibility and breathing room when it’s time to send them all back. Think of it as your gift to me 😘

What about international?

I’d love to be able to use your stamps but US Postal regulations require US postage on mail leaving the country so I’ll cover that bit for you.

Do I really have to include a self addressed envelope?

Yes, that’s a big deal! My handwriting is not great even when I’m trying and goes downhill from there…

Can I send more than one tag?

Yes you can! You’ll get one tag for each one you send – Score!

What’s that address again?

Art Journaling for Beginners, P.O. Box 242, Enka, NC 28728

By when? 

I’m collecting tags in the studio until September 30, 2020 so you’ll want to mail them US post by Sep 21 and international by Sep 14.

When are you sending them back?

I’ll mail them the week of October 12, 2020 so they may arrive before Halloween, Oct 31, but postal delays are completely beyond my control (darn it!).

Can we see them as you get them?

Oh Yes! I’ll be sharing photos of all the paper goodies as they come in!