Wednesday, June 13, 2018

i am grateful

A gratefulness journal with a twist. Pages for :

Gratefulness practice
Prayers for loved ones
Manifestation practice

And lots of lined areas for old fashioned journalling.

Available at Amazon here.

I love a large format journal. This one is 8.5 x 11 inches. It feels so good to have a versitle journal you can keep near the bed, your favorite chair, or that spot where you have your morning coffee or tea.
I included spot drawings if you feel inclined to color, with lots of open space if you like to doodle or zetangle.

Here are some examples of my thought process:

It still looks great if you want to leave them uncolored and fill it with your writing. I find I have multiple topics to journal about, yet am helped/inspired by a few gentil prompts.

Take advantage of  look inside feature. I will be showing demos on getting the most from this journal as well as featuring stickers and pockets to inspire your creativity.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Mermaid coloring Pages

This is a first in a series of Mermaid coloring pages. Available now at my Etsy shop.

Full-color samples practice page and high-quality drawing that prints clearly on all printers.

More pictures at my Etsy shop

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New designs! Tea Towels

I love florals!

These designs are for tea towels, and cheater quilts, and dresses! A wonderful medium to express your creativity, with beautiful floral patterns.

Inspired by the evening primroses that grew in my garden.

"green tea"

 Inspired by times I sipped tea in my kitchen, to get the health benefits of green tea.

These are going to be available for purchase from Fine Art America

Sign up on my e-mail list (in the side bar) to find out when they are ready, or to see the things that can be created from the fabric.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ancient Egyptian inspired wrapping paper

Beautiful satin finish wrapping paper here in my Etsy shop.

Available in 26 x 12 or in cotton quilting fabric.

New Paper-doll! Meet Arnelle Butterfly Fairy paper doll

Arnelle is the newest butterfly fairy in my Etsy shop!

Arnelle is a full-color printable paper doll. She is designed to fit dresses from the other fairies.
She comes with a pet bird!
Arnelle is easy to put together!

As always each paper doll download features a complete supply list, of basic supplies, that are easy to find, some you may already have.

What are you waiting for? Get on my mailing list, in the side bar to find out when the new paper-dolls are coming or to recieve discount coupons.

Paper dolls and Purses

I have been creating accessories for the paper doll downloads. Here are a few dolls with purses:
This paper doll is from the boho paper doll collection.
 Etsy shop
This paper-doll is a new paper doll. The purse collection is here
Another paper doll from the tropical boho collection. Purses coming soon!

The paper dolls are instant downloads in PDF format. They can be printed on any printer. You do not have to print all the pages!

The files are formatted so that you print only the first 2 or 3 pages. If there are more dolls in the collection, the paper doll file is separate, and hopefully clearly marked. The instruction file can be viewed from your computer, to get tips and tricks.

Wren Rose paper dolls are created to print bright and clear from any printer that can print from PDF files. If you need help contact me and I will be happy to help!

Come view all the paper-doll downloads here

Monday, October 9, 2017

How to create an awesome rainy day paper doll party.

Purchase your supplies in advance

I know you just found this article, and you want to do the party now. Some of the supplies you may already have. I'll talk about what to buy ahead, and what to do if you are missing some supplies.

The Basics
1. Get your printer ready:

You will be printing many pages so have some ink on hand.Using an inkjet printer, have an extra black and a new color cartridge.

Lots of places have one-day or same day shipping. If you live in the boonies like I do you can get good deals from the manufacturer plus one-day shipping.

Having enough ink means you should be good to print 100 pages. You might only have 1 or 2 at your party so as long as you have enough to print full densely printed pages you should be good.
Before you place your ink order, check to see which supplies below you have on hand.

2. The six basics you must have
  • White card-stock
  • Sharp scissors
  • Permanent glue stick
  • Double-sided scrapbook paper.
  • Mini brads I prefer antique copper
  • Hole punch 1/8”

3. Optional: Nice to have
  • transparent contact paper
  • ribbons
  • string
  • cords
  • Your embellishing preferences stickers, chipboard, cut-outs, etc.
  • A heavy book to flatten items while the glue is drying

A cover for the table. Can be an old sheet or a plastic tablecloth

4. Printable paper dolls,printable scrapbook papers, and printable embellishments.
I will write more about this in another post. Etsy and Creative Market are my favorite places to get my printable digital needs but there are so many. Bookmark or gather the items you like in your shopping cart a week ahead and start printing them in advance. if this is an impromptu party, Print out a small group project like a banner or bunting to get the girls started while you print out the dolls and papers.

5. Additional Notes:
  • Make sure your glue sticks are moist!
  • I like to print out extra arms legs, accessories, and small pieces.
  • A file folder for each girl is good and helps organization
  • The ability to do reprints duplicates and other unforeseen discoveries is priceless

The bonus round:

Music is good to a spark mood. If this is to calm restless boredom, you can choose meditation for children or creative meditation music. There is plenty on youtube or check your favorite source for music. Sometimes sounds like a quiet rain, or a waterfall or a thunderstorm in the background can be inspiring.

A storybook on tape read in the background can also strike a quiet mood or invite interesting conversations.

I need to do my party now!

Quick ideas to point you in a direction. start with the basics, or your basics.

The basics: shortlist:

  • White cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbons or string

More tips:

  • Glue the paper dolls together or tie them with string.
  • See post for the cutting challenged for ideas to use paper dolls.
  • Print your own scrapbook paper for doll clothes.
  • Print out just a few dolls and reprint them and use buttons bottle caps string fabric scraps stickers leaves or cotton balls.

The impromptu party is an excellent time for unstructured play.

Have you had a paper doll party? Anything you would like to share? Please leave a comment below. I will select 3 people for a free paper-doll download.

Monday, March 13, 2017

More Butterfly Fairies

I love creating fairies with butterfly wings.

Here is how I put them together
butterfly fairy paper doll wren rose birdandflower elaine jackson

Download pattern coming soon

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sunshine butterfly fairy tutorial

Add another butterfly fairy to your collection.

butterfly fairy paper doll wrenrose birdandflower

The complete instructions are available Here

Here is a quick tutorial on how I put the doll together:


Print out the 1st 2 pages. My paper dolls are created so that you do not have to print the whole PDF. Cut out the dress at the neckline and glue it to the neck, just like in the picture.


Glue the pieces to double-sided scrapbook paper. For a sturdy water resistant (read: ink won’t smear) cover with clear matte contact paper. The translucent works just as well. So will laminate sheets. The contact paper is less expensive.

Allow flattening under a smooth heavy object. I place the glued and laminated doll inside the paper folder And then put a heavy object over the whole thing so that it doesn’t leave marks. I live in the desert so it takes A short time to dry. 15 mins to dry and flatten is good enough, overnight is best for a sturdy doll and makes it easier to cut.


Cut out all the pieces. Punch the holes. In the paper doll instructions I explain a little how to line up the holes and brads and finish the doll.

Your complete doll will be sturdy, not waterproof, but the ink will not smear, And you will have a nice gift or decoration or be inspired to make it your own.

You can use the dress as a pattern and trace scrapbook paper of your choice, or download some of the beautiful printables available.

Here are a few of my favorites from Etsy:

- Grepic: Textured papers, nice gradients and Aztec prints.

- blossom paper art: Beautiful small scale prints, perfect for a paper-doll dress.


You can do this! The pieces are easy to handle, the pages are designed to print bright and clear on any printer. No additional software is required, and I am available to help. I look forward to seeing what you decide to create!

butterfly fairy paper doll obsession

butterfly fairy paper-doll

This remake make of the fun butterfly fairy paper-doll set now includes pet birds and full color hand drawn dresses.

More butterfly fairy paper-dolls:

butterfly fairy paper-doll yellow

butterfly fairy paper-doll pink

See another version of the standard butterfly fairy paper doll: here

- More here

Friday, October 7, 2016

new buttefly fairy paper dolls

- Coming soon! - New in the series. Fairy paper dolls easy to make.

three butterfly fairies wrenrose birdandflower on Etsy paper dolls

These paper dolls are large in size so that the scissors easily cut around the curves. Customizable so that you can use the dresses for patterns and trace scrapbook paper of your choice to get the look you want.

The dolls also look great with stickers and chip board embellishments and charms that may already be in your collection

So much fun! A great way to open your creativity and inspiration if you been looking to create something.

i am grateful

A gratefulness journal with a twist. Pages for : Affirmations Gratefulness practice Prayers for loved ones Manifestation practice And...