21 SECRETS.....


Has this incredible workshop on right now called "21 Secrets."  You will see it on my sidebar.  I am finding myself short on words and long on art so I will go straight to the art after a short meditation...

When you are with everyone but me,
                    you're with no one.
When you are with no one but me,
                    you're with everyone.
Instead of being so bound up with everyone,
                    be everyone.
When you become that many, you're nothing.

Hop over to The Dirty Footprints Studio.  This is from Dale Anne Potter's Workshop. You can find Dale Anne at daleannepotter.com/blog/ .  Dale is not only a possitivarian, she is a quality, honest and genuinely frank person who will share her difficult journey with you and how she "personally" became one of the most possitive and inspirational people I know.  I am proud to call Dale my friend.  You will be too. 
On 21 Secrets,  You can read what Dale taught me, what the book is for, what is inside, and how magical it's contents are for positivity, enlightment and extreme upliftment. 
I say no more!

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.ca/ - Fall colors
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.ca/ - Texture
http://pinkbydesignstamps.com/ink-it-pink-challenge/ - AG
http://papercraftstar.blogspot.ca/ - Paper Piercing
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.ca/ - Die cuts and Punches
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.ca/ - Trees (they are the stencils which are a "Nature" set of trees, birds and flutterbyes - I used the trees - to match the Greens on the flip side of the Postcard decor)
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.ca/2012/09/challenge - Fall
http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.ca/ - A Quote
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.ca/ - AG
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.ca/ - encouragement/upliftment/love
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.ca - it's a party!
http://www.justaddwatersilly.com/p/artists-play-room.html - add your art!
http://cachallenge.blogspot.ca/ home
http://artistsinblogland.blogspot.ca/ - autumn beauty


  1. Hi Samara! I don't know HOW you bound this awesome book, but I just LOVE the denim you've used. It's super edge and cool. Thanks for sharing it with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I appreciate you sharing your creativity, and look forward to seeing more of your awesome art.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful book you have decorated it wonderfully and thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow.
    However our challenge is Tree's and i cannot see a tree on your project.
    Please forgive me if i am wrong
    hugs Shaz x

  3. Fun project, Samara, with a lot of lovely work! Thanks for sharing your book with us this week at the Papercraft Star.

  4. A masterpiece. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Wow what a wonderful book! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.


  6. Hi Samara
    Stunning book! I absolutely LOVE it. What a great use of all the envelopes to make the pages with. Love the way you decorated the whole thing too.
    Michaela xx

  7. I love your book! The binding you did is incredibly beautiful. Blessings!

  8. Your journal turned out lovely! I will be teaching 21 Secrets in 2013. I have been brainstorming ideas but nothing yet. I have to make a decision by November 9...eek! :)

  9. Fantastic project, love all the textures ...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Thanks for joining us at Fall Fearless & Fly!

  11. A fab project Samara. Such a lot of work put in. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's.

  12. This is awesome ! I love the beads that adorn the cover so cheerfully!

  13. WOW! Your book is AMAZING!

  14. Your project turned out AWESOME! THANKS for all the lovely photos - always nice to see student's work.

  15. oh my, I'm in love with your book! I have several tutorials culled and sitting in my bookmarks for making books like this. I'm all about paper and pockets and color so your book is awesome to me. The art is also spectacular, you seem to be so good at abstract, I'm so trying to learn how to do that but I just can't figure out how to learn where to put the paint and get that special balance. Beautiful mail art, thanks for sharing!

  16. splendid and gorgeous gorgeosity!!!

  17. There is much fun and inspiration here. First of all, congrats on your Doctorate! Enjoyed reading about you in the About Me:-) Love how organic your style is on the mail art. And that book is jut the best!


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x