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Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the eighth day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.



Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Last Day for Christmas in July

Holiday Planner Tutorial

Link to tangle pattern Pop-Cloud

The steps to Carla du Preez tangle pattern Pop-Cloud have been posted at Tanglepatterns.com.

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the seventh day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.




Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

I am the Diva's Weekly Challenge #81

Link to tangle pattern Monaghan

Neil Burley has posted steps to his new tangle pattern Monaghan.

I signed up for a zentangle class

I just signed up for a zentangle class with Suzanne McNeil when she comes to the Art and Soul retreat in Portland, OR this Oct.  It's about time I actually took one of the classes, lol! Hopefully, I 'll see some of you there!

Sandy Bartholomew's UN-tangle Retreat

Join me on the Artistically Speaking Talk Show

Approximately 1 hour from now--I'll be on the Artistically Speaking Talk show with Rebecca E Parsons.  Hope you can join us! 6:30 PM (ET) – 5:30 PM (CT) – 4:30 PM (MT) – 3:30 PM (PT).

The sessions are taped so if you miss it, you'll be able to listen to it later.

Link to giveaway for 50 Free Roses

GaryAScott.com>> 50 Free Ecuador Roses to Give Away Free (U.S. only-sorry) http://www.garyascott.com/2012/07/29/23304.html

Closed-Two Giveaways/Design Team Post for Viva Las Vegastamps!

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Normally, when I do a Design Team post for Viva Las Vegastamps! I post the same thing in my own blogs and on the VLVS! blog.  But I'm doing something different this time around.  I'm having a giveaway with Two Winners! 
Prize package #1: A set of the seven unmounted VLVS! rubber stamps, based on my Zentangle® -inspired artwork.

Prize package #2: Four wood-mounted VLVS!rubber stamps, two of which are based on my Zentangle® -inspired artwork, and two which are part of the latest releases from July.

Just click on the +1 Do It in the Rafflecopter box to get started for your chance to win these stamps. Lots of ways to win!  After you've entered here, if you haven't been there already, head over to my Wordpress blog for the OTHER giveaway!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway A Disclaimer: Viva Las Vegastamps! sent me the stamps used in this giveaway as part of the deal for using my artwork to create these seven stamp images.  I'm asking for people to visit the VLVS! sites as a way to…

Rhodia DotWebbie Custom Cover finished

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My customized Rhodia dotWebbie cover is finished!
I decoupaged a few pieces of ephemera--pieces torn from an admission ticket, ledger paper, phone pad and some B&W plaid washi tape that I added at key spots to help tie everything together and lead the eye around the cover.

Embossing the Rhodia logo was eaiser than I thought it might be, though I wasn't able to totally keep the integrity of the logo as well as I hoped.

But overall I like it.

If you missed the previous post, you can find it here, with details showing how I did the whole thing.

TanglePatterns String 011

TanglePatterns String 011 via Tanglepatterns.com

The Winner of the Exacompta Basic Pocket Portfolio Prize package is....

...Pat Clinton!

Pat, Congratulations!

I've sent you an email.  Please respond directly to that email (so I know it's really you), and I'll get your package in the mail ASAP!

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the sixth day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.



Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Elephant Walk with Viva Las Vegastamps!

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the fifth day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.



Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Viva Las Vegastamps! Guest Designer Post #2

Zendala Dare #16

The Viva Las Vegastamps! Newsletter is out!

Free shipping, the latest releases and news of upcoming giveaways!

Free Shipping & Newly Released

Retailer Spotlight: The European Paper Company – Paperblanks Blog

Paperblanks has featured The European Paper Company in their Retailer Spotlight: Paperblanks Blog.  I can understand why.  They're one of the first places I look when I'm planning to buy a quality item!

New pattern Kwilt by Ellen Wolters

Poodle in Pink with Crystal Tatum Rood

Simply Stampin with Shirl: Blog Candy Time!

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop & Review

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The Zentangle® Untangled Blog Hop



This is the 4th day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.


I've written a review, along with some artwork that uses the tangles included in the book (see below).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.



Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Review of Zentangle Untangled  ~a book of Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing~
Specs 
I was sent a review copy, so what I have in hand m…

The Rhodia dotWebbie-they don't only come in orange!

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Many people are familiar with the Rhodia Orange covers (and if you aren't, you should be!), but the Rhodia Webnotebook comes in a black cover as well as the orange(AND, if you haven't entered my giveaway for a chance to win an Orange dotWebbie, along with some other things--be sure to check the end of this post!)

In fact, originally, you could only get black.  My first Webnotebook is a black one, and that has bothered me. You see, I have other black notebooks, and when you are in a hurry, one black cover can look much like another.  I've been in a hurry quite a bit lately because my mother has been ill, and I've been coming home, grabbing something to draw in and heading back to Mom's. A couple of times, I thought I had my Rhodia and didn't.  Not that the other notebooks were bad--but I wanted the Rhodia!

I got a little free time this week, and decided to use the time to personalize my Rhodia.  It isn't totally done--I want to emboss the Rhodia symbol and ad…

BEEZ in the Belfry: The 2nd Annual CZT Retreat

I wish I could go!  It sounds like so much fun! But even if I had the money, I'm not a CZT.   You might be interested in the details though, because you know that the CZTs will be learning some new techniques to teach in their classes--including my Bleedthrumanade technique!
BEEZ in the Belfry: The 2nd Annual CZT Retreat

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the third day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.



Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the second day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.


Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Viva Las Vegastamps!: Meet the beautiful "Lady in Fir"

I'm going to speak on Online Radio!

I 'm going to be on the Artistically Speaking Talk Show, an online radio show--Sunday July 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM (ET) – 5:30 PM (CT) – 4:30 PM (MT) – 3:30 PM (PT). I feel like I've been given the chance to talk with all you!  Thank you DeeDee Catron and Rebecca E Parsons for giving me this chance!

New tangle & Part II-Review of the Quo Vadis Habana Blank Notebook

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Did you know that Exaclair, Inc. is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Clairefontaine, Exacompta, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, Brause, J. Herbin, Mignon and Decopatch products?  I've been raving and reviewing about the Rhodia line, with their seductive 'R' pads and awesome dotGrids but today I'm reviewing one of Exaclair's other products--the Quo Vadis Habana Pocket-sized Blank Notebook.As usual, I have lots of photos, so I've broken the review into two parts.  Part I covered the look and over-all performance and Part II covers the results I got with various media.
Stabilo Point 88 Erasable & Colorkilla pens Note about the tangle pattern.  I was thinking of magnifying lenses when I started drawing this page, but when I'd done a few, I thought "Oh look! I've drawn Looking Grass!"  I had to make it a pattern, Lol!  
I've covered pens in Part I of this review so I won't say much more.  I do find myself less inclined to cover the entire pag…

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I am the diva - Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®): Weekly Challenge #80!

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Zentangle Untangled Blog Hop-Where To Hop Today

Today is the first day of a 12 day blog hop featured around the book Zentangle Untangled by Kass Hall.  Every day or so a member of this hop will share something--a review, artwork or thoughts based around the book.

This blog hop is being run a little differently than most.  Only one member will post each day. I'm going to post this each day, so you'll know who is posting and can hop over to their blog (except on the 26th, because that's MY day!).


Here is a list of the hop member blogs and that dates that each will post.




Monday July 23 - START - Kass Hall Tuesday July 24 - Jill BerryWednesday July 25 - Rachel Grieg Thursday July 26 - Sandra Strait - You Are Here!Friday July 27 - Melanie TestaSaturday July 28 - Ingrid DijkersMonday July 30 - Pam GarrisonTuesday July 31 - Genevieve CrabeWednesday August 1 - Traci BautistaThursday August 2 - Fran MeneleyFriday August 3 - Jane Davenport Saturday August 4 - FINISH - Kass Hall (major prize giveaway)

Monday Morning Review Round-up | The European Paper Company

Christmas in July with Susan M Brown

Creevagh – tangle pattern | perfectly4med: Artist at work

Part 1-Review of the Quo Vadis Habana Blank Notebook

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Did you know that Exaclair, Inc. is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Clairefontaine, Exacompta, Rhodia, Quo Vadis, G. Lalo, Brause, J. Herbin, Mignon and Decopatch products?  I've been raving and reviewing about the Rhodia line, with their seductive 'R' pads and awesome dotGrids but today I'm reviewing one of Exaclair's other products--the Quo Vadis Habana Pocket-sized Blank Notebook.As usual, I have lots of photos, so I'm breaking the review into two parts.  Part One covers the look and over-all performance.  Part II covers the results I got with various media.


Specs Size: 4" x 6.125"/10x15cm No. of Pages: 160 Blank Pages (80 sheets) Binding: Hardbound, Sewn Paper Weight: 85g Paper color: Ivory Extras: Accordion Pocket, Elastic Band, Ribbon Bookmark, Rounded Corners, PEFC Certified Paper-acid & Chlorine free
Look and Feel The Habana comes in several bright, bold colors.  I received one with a beautiful raspberry cover.  It has a lightly grained leatheret…

Link: Make a giant sunflower for a $1

rhonda_greene1:30pm via Facebook
This huge paper sunflower only cost $1 to make! (And when we say huge, we're not kidding!)fb.me/yDbY62OG

Link to tangle pattern Woodgrains

New tangle pattern Eights #zentangle

New tangle pattern form Dorothy Gast Roller! 


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Review of the Exacompta Basic Pocket Portfolio

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Review of the Exacompta Basic Pocket Portfolio



A while back I saw a review of the Exacompta Basic Pocket Portfolio, and I fell in love.  It's so adorable!  Cute as a bug!  Okay.  I know I'm officially an paper addict geek when I get warm and fuzzy feelings over a small folder file---but it's soooo cute!  
I was over the moon when Karen at Exaclair agreed to send me a couple of these.  They are 4.75×6.25″ and come in red and black, as well as the green and kraft colors you see here.  Not everyone will be as awestruck as I am, lol, but they are a very handy item.  Too large for back pockets, but nice for purses or drawers.  
You can keep them flat, and store 4x6" cards or tags or coupons or bits of ephemera, or you can fold them along the scored lines and turn them into boxes that are about 1/4" thick.
Or--if you are like me, and have to do something totally different with them, you can turn them into journals!

I took some 9 1/2 x11" Clairefontaine GraF It paper an…