balzerdesigns How about some black&white doodled #projectlife cards? #whatjuliemade #ScrapbookSoup #sakuraofamerica 5h

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balzerdesigns We are filming the new season of #ScrapbookSoup in less than a week. Thus, it's a crafty sweatshop around here! I'm cranking out the projects! #tcwstencils #balzerdesignsstencils #scanncut #scrapbook #whatjuliemade 12h
  •   craftwithmay West coast crafty sweatshop going here. see you Sunday!! 12h
  •   katiejsykes @indiasykes you need to check this out... 11h
  •   ashleyhorton75 YAY! It's been crafty all over my house too! Looking forward to seeing you next week, Julie!! 11h
  •   zenspirations Lettering up a storm in Orlando! Look forward to seeing you next week 8h

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balzerdesigns Calling canvas #2 done. 🌳 4d

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balzerdesigns Definitely not my usual. Being a student is often about embracing things outside your norm! #wip 4d

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balzerdesigns Pushed myself today. Feels good. #wip 5d

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balzerdesigns Good morning! Here's a detail of what I'm working on today! #wip 5d

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balzerdesigns To end the day, one more beginning. #wip 5d

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balzerdesigns And the beginning of canvas #2. Feels good to muck around and play. Being a student is a wonderful gift. It's an opportunity to be nourished by another artist's creativity and energy. #parasite (in a good way) 5d

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balzerdesigns Being a student this weekend. And making a colorful mess! 6d

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balzerdesigns Shadow on a painting all about light. #luckyshot #MoMA 1w

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balzerdesigns Right now I'm in an active learning period. As you can see, I'm buying art/craft books by the dozen. (Amazon Prime is such an enabler of impulse book buying.) I've already taken several art classes this year and I'm headed out of town this weekend for 3 more days of art learning. I'm loving being a student and a sponge! I wonder how my art will evolve as a result of all of this learning? What's on your "to learn" list? 1w
  •   faygiefellig Wish I could spend all my time doing art. Meanwhile I'm inspired by the likes of you ! 1w
  •   birgitmpunkt I still hope I will make it someday through all weeks of Donna Downey's 48weeks-online class - until this day I will practice stamp carving (ordered your book today) and gelliprinting - I love to get new books with new ideas and inspiration too! 1w
  •   jenniferfalkowski I try to always stay in student mode. I love learning new things! 1w
  •   rheaabramson taking a class with you at the Ink Pad! 1w
  •   robinorewiler Learning to watercolor and I want to take classes with Jane Davenport, Donna Downey, and you!! 1w
  •   sltresso What are you going to be studying ? 1w
  •   patty_leek Are you teaching the class at the great American Craft Show in Arlington, TX? The catalog lists you as the teacher! If so, I will definitely be there. 6d

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balzerdesigns I wasn't sure of the etiquette. Can you ask a dog for his/her seat on the subway? #NYC #subway #btrain 1w
  •   laurasennott You can always ask! 1w
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  •   bfbgr She should of picked the dog up immediately when she saw you didn't have a seat! 1w
  •   artful1613 Dogs are everywhere. I think stores have given up. 1w
  •   lajosiev Did the dog pay for a ticket??? Didn't think so, sure you can ask for the seat. In my opinion, just plain rude to let the dog sit on the seat. What about those people with allergies??? Or in nice clothes that get animal furr all over?? 1w
  •   freeadvice66 Yes, you can ask for her to move the dog. 1w
  •   jadeyogaran Lap or floor. Definately not seat. A polite cough & an 'I wish to sit down, thank you'. Some people do take the biscuit. 1w
  •   jadeyogaran Sorry but couldn't resist the pun. :-) 1w

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balzerdesigns I listened to an interesting interview this morning with an author who has written a book about single women. Apparently we make up 53% of the population. #Picasso and I then collaborated in my #ArtJournal this afternoon with some of those ideas kicking around my head. #artjournaleveryday #whatjuliemade 2w
  •   brennasophia24 There is a lid for every pot 1w
  •   birgitkoopsen First of all I tink being single does not deserve unfriendly words like that. You do not represent them in any way!! Beside I'm sure your Mr. Right will come one day and he will be worth the waiting for just like you will be worth waiting for to him!! 1w
  •   rheaabramson It's on my nightstand @balzerdesigns been art journaling a lot of quotes from the book and loving every moment. Finally a book to make us spinsters proud! 1w
  •   balzerdesigns @rheaabramson What's the name of the book? I can't even remember now. 1w
  •   cindylou3016 I agree spinster and old maid is antique thinking you are an amazing talented women keep your head held high when the time is right it will happen 1w
  •   rheaabramson Spinster by Kate Bollick @balzerdesigns 1w
  •   balzerdesigns @rheaabramson Thank you! @donab 1w

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balzerdesigns I have a kindle but I still buy books. How about you? #oldschool #analoglife #NYC #latergram 2w
  •   sltresso Buy and library. No e-reader for me 2w
  •   rhereford214 Books are made to be held and hugged and shared. I buy real books. Still carry the real deal when I travel. I run a book club and piggyback read my own personal choices as well. I donate the ones I won't keep to re-read, but my bookshelves are still overflowing and beautiful! 2w
  •   bfbgr Real books🏼🏼🏼🏼🏼🏼🏼 1w
  •   michellemccosh I love real books!!! 1w
  •   artful257 Real books rule! I've tried ebooks but I just can't! 1w
  •   artiphytheheart Kindle and Nook (which I love infinitely bdtter!), and enough books to need a separate house just for them. It's all good. Just. Read. Everything. 1w
  •   rheaabramson I have a Nook and I still keep buying real books. I need the tactile sensation of a book. 1w
  •   cindylou3016 Real books win 1w

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balzerdesigns We are making #art and taking notes and talking teaching at #stencilU. This beautiful artwork is by @lynneforsythe - using the #balzerdesigns Silhouette Script #stencil. 2w
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  •   lynneforsythe THANK YOU Julie for sharing your WEALTH of knowledge and being YOU!!!! 2w
  •   rwkrafts Fabulous day and I learned way way too bad. Thank you thank you 2w

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balzerdesigns #StencilU has begun! There were drinks and laughs and Greek food, wine, introductions, sharing of samples, lots of talking, cookies, and the very important handing out of swag, like the @tcwstencils apron in the photo. Check out the hashtag #StencilU to follow our adventures this weekend! P.S. I stole these photos from the instagram feeds of @tami_sanders @thecreativelifestudios and @cherylboglioli P.P.S. My Mom hates the top knot look I'm sporting and calls it my "snowman" look. 2w

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balzerdesigns What to do when you have twenty minutes to kill? Carve a stamp, of course! (I will admit that I was surprised that I managed to get it done in that amount of time!) I always say that #stampcarving is easier than you think. Turns out it's faster too. #whatjuliemade #CarveStampPlay (available on Amazon) 2w

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balzerdesigns I think the way in which you print these repeating stamps makes a big difference. I prefer the print on the left. How about you? #stampcarving #whatjuliemade #carvestampplay 2w

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