Make a wish – How to a create quick and simple ATCs with Emerald Creek

Make a wish ATC with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m “celebrating” with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps for the June topic “Celebration” πŸ™‚ I created a make a wish ATC using the fairy and dragon stamp, plus two of the new Baked Texture embossing powders. I’m in an ATC fever at the moment and just love to work on those small surfaces. In case you don’t know what an ATC is – it stands for Artist Trading Cards and they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches small. They are meant to be exchanged with other crafters – so if you would like to get one of …


Inside Outside art journal page for n*studio

Inside Outside with Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! The Inside Outside theme took me onto a journey. At the beginning, I wanted to create something around Winter vs Summer or a similar contrasting theme, but then I started working in my art journal and it moved into a different direction. Basically, I created a page about myself and the contrast of me at work and me at the craft table. But more on that later πŸ˜‰ I started with a page that already had a few β€œclean up” marks on it from a Gel Press session that I had. I decided to use the round Gel …


The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2 – A tied up art journal page

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2

Hi everyone, welcome to the Stencilfied Journal prompt 2 – a collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. Every week, Tina is releasing a new prompt and this week is involving mother nature. We have to create a journal page and then tie it to something outside. A little scary, but I have my fingers crossed that it won’t rain here in Southern California πŸ˜‰ For this prompt, I ripped out the middle page of my journal already before I started. This way it was a little easier to work on it and I didn’t need to worry that I might …


How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …


YouTube hop to celebrate Ardyth reaching 1,000 subscribers

YouTube Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to a super exciting party. We are celebrating Ardyth reaching 1,000 YouTube subscribers with a Youtube hop. She invited more than 20 of her crafty friends and all of them created some fun summer-themed projects. If you want to start at the beginning, got to Ardyth’s blog. Otherwise, you can watch my video here: Here is the entire hop list Ardyth Percy-Robb Laurel Beard Ashlea Cornell Tracey McNeely Chrissie Tobas Stephanie Klauck Ingrid Blackburn Carly Tee Melissa Miller Emily Leiphart Jillian Vance Jennifer Colaccico Josefine Fouarge This is your next stop: Lisa Spangler Emily Midgett Jennifer Carter …


Huge craft room destash – mystery bags and boxes full of awesomeness

HolyLise Destash

Everything is sold out. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, if you haven’t already. This way you’ll get notified immediately, once I have another destash sale. ———————————————- Welcome to my crafty destash. My clean up crazy-ness from yesterday might be your win πŸ™‚ I finally went through my craft room and sorted all the goodies that I gathered throughout the last months and years. As much as I love all the stamps and designs, I can’t use them all. So, I’m looking for a loving home. All the items are either gently used …


Vintage ATCs – a guest post for PaperArtsy

Vintage ATCs - a guest post for PaperArtsy

Hi everyone and welcome to a very exciting post – I’m guest designing for PaperArtsy. Woohoo πŸ™‚ The theme is vintage and I decided to create three vintage ATCs using the latest Seth Apter stamps and paints. As you know, I love PaperArtsy paints. The colors are amazing, the quality is great and they dry fast (which is very important for impatient me). If you’d like to see my guest post over at the Paper Artsy blog, click here. You’ll find more close up pictures and the written tutorial over there. You can also follow me along while watching my …


Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful and Blog Hop Day 2

Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful

Hi and welcome to Catherine’s May release “Wild and Wonderful” and our Day 2 blog hop. Did you arrive from Kelly’s blog? Then you’re at the right place. If not, you can start at the beginning. I always love to experiment with stamps and how they can be used for mixed media techniques. I had quite a few ideas for these stamps and today I’m sharing two of them. Both include a lot of ink smooshing for the background πŸ˜‰ But see for yourself in my quick video: What do you think about mixed media cards like that? Are mine …


Gorjuss girl art journal series – Piracy

Gorjuss girl art journal series piracy

Welcome back to a new video of my Gorjuss Girls art journal series. This page uses No. 49 – Piracy. A cute little pirate girl. If you haven’t seen the first video yet, you can find it here. I wanted to create an ocean theme for the little pirate. For whatever reason, it ended up being an underwater scene, but I still think it fits πŸ˜‰ This way I was able to use this really cool octopus stamp from Tim Holtz. Also, I tried the Marabu Art Crayons that I found at Joggles the other day. You can watch me …


At Emerald Creek is where the magic happens

At Emerald Creek is where the magic happens

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blog post for Emerald Creek. Today I’m sharing three tags that I made with some of my favorite β€œmagic” embossing powders. The theme over on the Emerald Creek blog is “Guy Things” but I’m not very good with a male theme. So I decided to go with “grungy” instead to make it a little easier for me πŸ˜‰ I started by adding a little paint to the background and then went straight to the focal point. For that I used a mix of Seth Apter stencils and Paper Artsy paints. To add more …