December 02, 2012

More JustBYourself Loveliness by Bernice Hopper I have the most amazing design team ever...and I have some visual loveliness to show you today! Bernice Hopper is hosting an "Attitude of Gratitude" challenge this month, and she created a handmade journal using one of my printable art's way too amazing to do it justice on my blog, but follow this link to her blog, Newly Creative, and read all about it...she provides step-by-step photos. I'm not need to check this out. Page after page of sheer loveliness... These pages are part of an abstract printable art journal available in my Etsy shop here: This is the set that Bernice used: Also, this week is the grand opening of my Etsy shop...I've been wanting to do this since I reopened my shop the first of June but I told myself I will not do it until I have built my inventory...I've added a lot of printable art journals, ATCs, and Stash Builders. Stash Builders are sets of 20 or 24 sheets from my signature color schemes...brights, shades, and tints, that can be used as backgrounds for your visual journaling, ATCs, greeting cards, scrapbooking, etc. All the pages are 8.5 x 11 inches, so you can print them out using your own home printer. And, most of my product is commercial use as long as you make something with the digital product or collage sheets. The Grand Opening promotion is 40% off with the coupon code go40s. The code must be entered before submitting the order. There is a minimum $10 purchase (with coupon the final total will be $6). My Etsy shop is here: As always, thank you SO much for stopping by! Hugs and toodles!
New E-course Soar Higher 2013 Open for Registration This past year, over 100 women participated in my e-course, Soar-Discover Your Wings and Fly. It was an amazing journey and I'm so grateful for each and every person that participated. For the past few months, I've been working and planning the new Soar, Soar Higher, and I'm finally ready to open it up for registration. This new adventure begins January 1, 2013! If you enjoyed participating in Soar, you'll love Soar Higher! This e-course will run for 12 months (52 weeks). Materials will be provided monthly around the first of the month. Bonus materials for special occasions, holidays, birthdays, etc., will be available for purchase at a 50% discount off retail price. Each month you will receive: Visual journal art kit - this will include all materials provided in PDF and JPGs and/or PNGs, which will allow you to customize your own art kits if you so desire! The art kits will include at least 20 different layouts and enough materials to last you an entire month...use all the materials provided or just those that you want! Journal background pages Monthly and weekly calendars, journaling cards, templates for making envelopes and fun inclusions! Clip art Inspirational quotes Journal prompts that will encourage and challenge you Suggestions for goal-making Fun lists for you to fill out! Fun facts "Get to" lists (instead of "to do" lists)! Perpetual calendars to keep track of important dates, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. The materials will allow you to use your visual journal as a day planner as well as providing a unique way of capturing your daily life! Bonus projects (banners, pennants, and other fun projects!) Also provided will be instructions and video tutorials from my computer screen to yours, demonstrating how you can use digital product as is (PDF) or edit in MS Word, Photoshop Elements, and Photoshop! This is hybrid visual journaling at it's best! You won't want to miss this fun and engaging workshop! Some of the video tutorials will include: How to use PNGs, JPGs, and other clip art in Microsoft Word if you don't use or don't have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements How to use some of the "tools" in Photoshop Elements and Photoshop How to create your own digital stamps (and brushes) using my images or you can use your own (including photographs) How to create your own digital styles How to digitally paint backgrounds that will coordinate with your monthly art kits How to add a border to make clip art or digitally stamped images look like stickers How to use the art kit to create hybrid visual journal (combination of printing out digital images and adding your own personal touches) How to customize the covers of your journal This e-course is for all skill levels! No experience with art journaling (or anything else!) is necessary! If you can read and write, you can do this! Think of this as a combination art journal, diary, day planner, project life and smash/stash book! Supplies: the only supplies "required" are a composition notebook and pen, but you can use any type of journal you desire. You will need a printer or access to a printing service to print out the monthly kits. You will also need a scissors and/or paper trimmer and adhesive (double-sided tape and/or glue stick). Other fun things to use are washi tape, inks, markers, color pencils, stamps, acrylic paint, chalks, etc. Try to utilize the supplies you already own. If you have any questions, please ask (email me at I'll be demonstrating some techniques with various supplies such as those listed. There are several different payment plans available. Soar Higher is $60 for the entire year ($5 per month). This includes the monthly art kits and all tutorials and videos plus bonus projects. ***If you choose one of the payment plans, you will receive invoice(s) from PayPal each month until total installments have been paid. Please understand that once you enroll there are NO cancellations and NO refunds. Soar Higher 2013 will be held in a private class group on my Ning site, Just Be Yourself Soar Higher 2013 Number of payments 1 Start payments Due*Amount At checkout $60.00 USD Total $60.00 USD Soar Higher 2013 Number of payments 2 Start payments Due*Amount At checkout $30.00 USD Every 1 month (x 1) $30.00 USD Total $60.00 USD Soar Higher 2013 Number of payments 3 Start payments Due*Amount At checkout $20.00 USD Every 1 month (x 2) $20.00 USD Total $60.00 USD Soar Higher 2013 Number of payments 4 Start payments Due*Amount At checkout $15.00 USD Every 1 month (x 3) $15.00 USD Total $60.00 USD * We calculate payments from the date of checkout. Sign up for

Anita Van Hal

I'm primarily a self-taught mixed media and folk doll artist who lives in the west-central part of North Dakota. I love living the creative life!

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