Video: A paper layering experiment with Hero Arts

paper layering experiment with Hero Arts layering squirrel

Have you seen the latest Markerpop challenge already? They are hosting a fall video contest and I’m joining with this card πŸ™‚ While reorganizing my craft room I found a really pretty fall themed paper set and I wanted to create a card with it. So I looked through Pinterest and found some inspiration while looking at cards that use the paper for layering, so I started my paper layering experiment. I chose the Hero Arts squirrel stamp set for the focal point and then the fun began. Follow me along while I try to figure out how to layer …

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Snarktoberfest Halloween snark with So Suzy Stamps

halloween snark wit So Suzy Stamps

Yes! Halloween is right around the corner and I can’t wait. Thanks to yesterday’s Friday the 13th I’m in a scary mood, so I had to create some spooky cards! And because I’m still celebrating Snarktoberfest, I had to be Halloween snark πŸ˜‰ Do you know the situation – you see something that you like and would love to try, but you can’t get it or have to pay horrendous shipping fees? I had that situation with the Paper Artsy products. Thankfully the wait is over, because I finally found them here in the US. Of course, I had to …

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Ooozing eyeballs on a Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

How about a mixed media Halloween canvas with oozing eyeballs and poison paste? Art Anthology products are perfect for drippy backgrounds and thick texture alike. And it’s still enough time to create some more spooky things – despite all the Christmas decoration that is already up in my grocery store. I’m a fan of these smaller, card sized projects and love to decorate a canvas like that. The smaller area makes it easier to get started, but also challenges you to “organize” your space better. So let me show you what I did with this little canvas. And? Oozing enough? …

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Snarktoberfest Day 4 – Being awesome with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Being awesome with Strawberry Jude Stamps

It’s the last day of the Snarktoberfest 2017 blog hop. Have you joined yet? Make sure you do, for a chance of winning one of 6 awesomesauce prices! But the festivities are not over yet. We continue to celebrate throughout October and you can join us. Use #Snarktoberfest2017 and #Snarktoberfest on Instagram and Facebook so we can find you and party with you. And maybe there will be a few more give aways throughout the month πŸ˜‰ But now on to introducing Strawberry Jude Stamps. If you have been around for a while you know that I love this company. …

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Snarktoberfest Day 3 – I’m not weird with Swedish House Crafts

I'm not weird with Swedish House Crafts

Say hello to our sponsor Swedish House Crafts. I’m so glad Suha is joining us with her amazing products and she donated one of the 6 prizes that you can win at our blog hop. If you haven’t started yet, hop on over here. Don’t forget to leave a comment on all participating blogs by October 5 at 9pm PT for your chance to win. To show you what fun stamps and embellishments Swedish House Craft is carrying, here is a weird card using them. I started with a different size panel, because it had to be all out of …

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Snarktoberfest Day 2 – Halloween tag with Crackerbox Palace Stamps

Snarktoberfest with Crackerbox Palace

Welcome to day 2 of Snarktoberfest. Today I’m sharing a project with stamps from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace. Before I start, here a quick reminder: The blog hop is still going on and you can still join us for a chance of some amazing prices. Don’t wait too long, it ends on October 5, 2017 at 9pm PT. You can find all the information here. This time I created a tag. They are perfect to test new techniques or just let your muse go crazy a bit πŸ˜› For the background I picked some poisony looking colors and spread them …

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Snarktoberfest 2017 Blog Hop – Join us for a month long party

Snarktoberfest 2017

Last year was the first time I celebrated Snarktoberfest with all of you. Throughout 2017 I realized that there are so many amazing and talented people out there with an incredible sense of humor (black, just like mine), so I decided to ask a few of them if they would be interested in joining me for this years’ celebration – and they all said yes… Can you believe that??? I was blown away (and still am…)! After literally everyone I asked said yes, I realized that I have to come up with an even bigger party as I originally planned …

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Customized 3-tier Halloween cupcake stand

Halloween cupcake stand

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to share my second guest design team post for Deflecto with you. Today I want to share my Halloween cupcake stand and it’s going to be yummy! I’m using the 3-Tier Dessert Stand as the base and the Mini Sign Holders in two different sizes (2×3 and 3×4) for parts of the decoration. I started with decorating the 3 levels of the 3-Tier Dessert Stand using Mod Podge and tissue paper. Thankfully I had the right Halloween colors laying around. I simply spread out the Mod Podge on the base using a simple brush and …

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Simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Welcome to a new design team inspiration over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. The team prepared some amazing cards using the latest Christmas release. I tried myself on a simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and the interesting part is that I used them to color on black cardstock. But from the beginning… It took me a few tries to figure out how to color this Poinsettia without ruining the white lines from the embossing powder. The problem was that I was able to color over the lines and remove the ink from the embossed areas, but it also …

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Fancy Christmas tag with Swedish House Crafts

Christmas Tag with Swedish House Crafts

Yikes, it’s getting close to Christmas. Better get these Christmas projects going… Mine for today is a fancy Christmas tag in winter colors. I started by coloring the background with Distress Oxide. My favorite technique is to smoosh the ink onto the craft mat, spritz some water on top and then drag the paper through the ink. I did that with several shades of blue and brown till I had the effect that I was looking for. I always heat set the inks before adding the next layer of color. Then I stamped the deer on top, first with black …

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