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Dina Kowal
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Splitcoast Tutorial: Shining Spheres
 This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Shining Spheres - our author shares her tips for shading with ink to create bubbles, planets, pearls, or whatever spherical item you choose! It's so easy, too! I thought I'd try some bubbles in an underwate...
This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Shining Spheres - our author shares her tips for shading with ink to create bubbles, planets, pearls, or whatever spherical item you choose! It's so easy, too! I thought I'd try some bubbles in an underwater scene... I used Memento Luxe for the ...
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For Sale page updated
I've added a few more items to my For Sale page ... I'd rather not pack them up! Please email if you're interested. Thanks!
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Happy Father's Day!
A very happy Father's Day to the fathers in my life - my Daddy, my husband (the daddy of my 4 amazing kiddos), and my brother, the father of my nephew! Happy day. The image I used is stamped on a 3" Wheat Art Square from Inchie Arts - I trimmed the side dow...
The image I used is stamped on a 3" Wheat Art Square from Inchie Arts - I trimmed the side down where the image ended. This is one from Flourishes, who recently reopened their online store. The sentiment is from one of my recent clear sets from Impression Obsession.
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Splitcoast Tutorial: Starburst Backgrounds
It's my turn to share a tutorial over on Splitcoast - I hope you'll head over to see how I make my Starburst Backgrounds ! For this card I used stamps from Concord and 9th - a fun interactive set called Shine Brighter . These backgrounds are so great for sm...
For this card I used stamps from Concord and 9th - a fun interactive set called Shine Brighter. These backgrounds are so great for smaller images - besides filling the space with so much fun color, they draw your eye in to a single focal point. Hop over to Splitcoast for the tutorial, video, ...
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Here's a quick look at some techniques you can use to jump in to our Mix-Ability challenge this week!
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Splitcoast Tutorial: Coupon Card
This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a cute Coupon Card from KellyJean - with Father's Day coming up, we thought it would might be fun for a gift idea... a gift and card all folded into one! I went in a little different direction with mine - I wanted ...
This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a cute Coupon Card from KellyJean - with Father's Day coming up, we thought it would might be fun for a gift idea... a gift and card all folded into one! I went in a little different direction with mine - I wanted to use this set from Verve Stamps (ooh, ...
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Art Print: Moments
I'm on my way to my mom's today, and tomorrow we'll celebrate my Granny's life - you can read a little about her HERE ... she was an amazing woman and I'm so humbled and grateful to be hers and to have inherited some of her qualities. She touched so many li...
I'm on my way to my mom's today, and tomorrow we'll celebrate my Granny's life - you can read a little about her HERE... she was an amazing woman and I'm so humbled and grateful to be hers and to have inherited some of her qualities. She touched so many lives with her faith, her music and ...
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Splitcoast Tutorial: Spotlight Stamping
This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Spotlight Stamping - this was a lot of fun and it's so easy with the MISTI. I just got this fun set from DoCrafts - it's such a cute one and I love the separate office supply stamps (especially the pencil an...
I just got this fun set from DoCrafts- it's such a cute one and I love the separate office supply stamps (especially the pencil and crayon!). They're silicon stamps, but they stamped really nicely. Because I could stamp several stamps at once with the MISTI, I was able to do them in groupings ...
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Impression Obsession DT Challenge: Summer Fun
The  Impression Obsession  team's challenge today is to create a project that celebrates the fun summer. When I was in high school, I loved the freedom of summer and made so many special memories with a core group of girlfriends. This image ( Girlfriends Si...
When I was in high school, I loved the freedom of summer and made so many special memories with a core group of girlfriends. This image (Girlfriends Silhouette) always reminds me of those times. I filled my watercolor palette with some fresh QoR paints this last week, and added in my favorite ...
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Product Review - My Sweet Petunia's Card Guard
Just a quick review today - Iliana over at My Sweet Petunia sent me some of her new Card Guard boxes! These come in a pack of 6 boxes for $7.50, pre-scored and ready to fold into a safe, card-sized mailer. They're white, so you can stamp on them, too! The b...
Just a quick review today - Iliana over at My Sweet Petunia sent me some of her new Card Guard boxes! These come in a pack of 6 boxes for $7.50, pre-scored and ready to fold into a safe, card-sized mailer. They're white, so you can stamp on them, too! The boxes are intended as a sturdier ...
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Mix-Ability challenge: Scratch Art
It's my turn to host the Mix-Ability challenge this week, and it's time to do a little scratch art! My kids love the pre-made scratch art papers, but you can get the same effect with supplies you (or they) might have already. Here's the skinny: To make my s...
It's my turn to host the Mix-Ability challenge this week, and it's time to do a little scratch art! My kids love the pre-made scratch art papers, but you can get the same effect with supplies you (or they) might have already. Here's the skinny: ...
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Mix-Ability challenge: Watercolor Lifting
This week the Mix-Ability challenge over on Splitcoast is to try out the Watercolor Lifting technique! You can find all the details and a link to the tutorial in the forum  HERE . Here's my card..... I had a couple of false starts on this project, but final...
This week the Mix-Ability challenge over on Splitcoast is to try out the Watercolor Lifting technique! You can find all the details and a link to the tutorial in the forum HERE. Here's my card..... I had a couple of false starts on this project, but finally ended up with this project, ...
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freelance illustrator and designer
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reviews and tutorials, writing, mixed media art
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    Artist in Residence, 2013 - present
    Sourcing and publish site tutorials and newsletters, resource person, site ambassador and creative director
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dini (SCS), mamadini
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published paper crafts designer, licensed artist, blogger
Education
  • Taylor University
    Spanish, 1993 - 1995
  • New Tribes Bible Institute
    Bible, 1996 - 1998
  • Missions Training Center
    Cross Cultural Studies, 1998 - 2000
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