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Zendoodling or Zentangling

2014_09_23IMG_5016 2014_09_23_761 - CopyI have always been a doodler.  Whether I am in a staff meeting trying to stay awake or occupying time while on a conference call or on hold I love to doodle.  Until now I never knew it had a name or any benefits. Cammie informed me that doodling is a form of art called Zen doodling or Zen tangling an today’s card is a fine example of Cammie’s Zendoodling.

Today’s hectic lifestyle can leave us burned out. It’s no wonder that more and more people are engaging in healing activities such as yoga, meditation, and massage. Artistic expression is also a great way to de-stress.  Zen Doodling, combines the calming benefits of meditation with the soothing effects of drawing for a unique new take on relaxation.  Zen doodling doesn’t require any artistic training, and there’s no need for special tools or equipment. With just a pen and a scrap of paper, many find that the simple repetitive nature of drawing patterns is spiritually rewarding and can boost creative confidence.

To accomplish the image, Cammie just stamped the Stampin Up Blended Bloom #135906 image and grabbed one of the new Project Life journaling pens #135305 an started doodling inside each flower petal.  When she finished it was a beautiful flower and she just added a spot of melon mambo ink and a mat to make the image pop.  The background paper is the perfect “Zentangle” piece from the Back to Black #133700 to complement her image.  She added a sentiment from the Fabulous Four #134174stampset.

 

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Christmas in July card parade

2014_07_25DSCI0744 In July we traditionally host a Christmas in July workshop where our focus is Christmas cards. Today marks only 5 months until Christmas so I am sharing a parade of Cammie’s cards from her Christmas in July workshop.  The first card is the Joyful Tidings card and features the Kinda Eclectic #135347, An Open Heart #134999, and Christmas Messages #131790 Stampin Up stampsets.

The starburst from the Kinda Eclectic set and The Joyful Tidings sentiment from the Christmas messages set are embossed with gold embossing powder.   The largest Apothecary Accents framelit #127003 and the Oval Accents framelits are layered to and anchor the mistletoe stamped, colored with Old Olive #130999 and Coastal Cabana #129369 blendabilites markers and then handcut.  The mistletoe was tied with the scrumptious gold 1/8 ” ribbon.

2014_07_26DSCI0745 The 2nd card in Cammie’s suite of Christmas cards is the silver Season’s Greetings card.  This card has a window cut from the Snowflake Framelits (no longer available) and then Cammie used silver embossing powder to emboss the mistletoe from the Open Heart stamp set.  The bird is also from the Open Heart stamp set and was colored using the Pumpkin Pie #130997 and Cherry Cobbler #130995 Stampin Up blendabilites markers. Once colored the bird was hand cut out and perched atop of the silver mistletoe.  The silver embossed snowflakes are from the Snow days #131892 stampset and the sentiment is from the Joy to the World stampset #131796. The simplicity of this card makes it a beautiful and stunning card.

2014_07_27DSCI0746The final card in Cammie’s Christmas card parade features the Tap, Tap, Tap #134201 from the Stampin Up annual catalog.  The Back to Black DSP #133700 is the background of this card.  Cammie went back to the basic to create the note paper using a ruler and the Project Life journaling pens #135304 and used the spiral border punch #119874. Cammie added a typewriter using the Tap Tap Tap stamp set. She completed the card by writing a Dear Santa letter asking for Stampin Up supplies!

 

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