Video: mixed media cards with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Mixed Media cards with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Eeeek, I’m super excited to share a new project with you using Art Anthology paints and stencils. I’m now part of the design team and can’t wait to tell you everything about these amazing products. For my first project I created a couple of cards. I wanted to try how these paints work with the Gel Press. Do you want to know how it turned out? Good, because I prepared a video for you πŸ˜‰ So, what do you think? Nice, right? And so versatile. I can’t wait to create even more πŸ˜› If you want to check them out, …

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How to create an Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek embossing powders

Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek

I’m up on the Emerald Creek blog again as a guest designer. Today I prepared a slightly larger project using Emerald Creek embossing powder. I already was in love with them, but after I finished this project I am even more. Because this project is a little larger than my usual projects, I took a few more photos. You can click on them to enlarge them. I started by painting the ocean. Next up, the sunset. The first layer was just about getting paint onto the canvas. Second color, but no blending yet. I added the third color on top, …

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Father’s Day photo frame – life is not always black and white

Father's Day photo frame with Emerald Creek and Art Anthology

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For today I created a Father’s Day photo frame and the theme is “life is not always black and white”. The idea came to me after seeing the two cat stamps from Emerald Creek. I found the photo frame at Michael’s for $1 and it was the perfect “canvas” for my idea. The black and white gemstones and my new Art Anthology paint were the perfect match. So I grabbed some stencils and got started. And of course, I filmed the process for you πŸ˜‰ I think that the black and …

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Snark alert with So Suzy Stamps

Snarky cards with So Suzy Stamps

Snark alert! I haven’t used my snarky stamps for a while (way too long if you ask me), so I directly created three snarky cards πŸ˜€ A few days ago I found a pretty paper pack at a garage sale. I love combining patterned paper to create cards, especially snarky ones. I started with cutting a few of the papers. Then I picked the ones that I wanted to be at the top and stamped the sentiment using my Misti. For this card, I cut a little banner to stamp one part of the sentiment onto it. Then I stamped …

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How to create planner dividers from Gel Press leftover pages

Planner dividers made from Gel Press leftovers

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I bought my first planner. This was one of those trends that I never really understood, but now I got hooked (yay, another crafty hobby – lol). It’s really nice to plan your day with a little color. But because I’m still a messy person at heart, I had to utilize my mixed media techniques for the planner somehow. And then it hit me: I have all these Gel Press leftover pages that are waiting for a good opportunity. So I started sorting through them and cut them into …

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Video: Father’s Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Father's Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m so excited about this post. Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek, contacted me and asked me if I want to create another project using her unique stamps and incredible embossing powders. Well, heck yeah! So here I am, sharing a Father’s Day wood panel with you. I used several embossing powders to create all the texture and love how it turned out. These powders always surprise me when they melt. But instead of describing the effects, I prepared a video for you showing all the details. Be prepared for some jaw dropping moments πŸ˜› For all you …

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How to create a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps and Finnabair

Mixed Media Card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments

You might have seen that I started teaching classes in my local craft store Scrapbooking Forever and I prefer to teach techniques. I think showing how to use a product in different ways is more interesting than one project using tons of products and learning just one technique per product. While preparing one of my classes this is one of the cards I created as an example. I like mixed media, so I created a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments. All supplies used are listed at the end of the page. …

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Video: June Inspiration with So Suzy Stamps in Water Colors

So Suzy Stamps in watercolors

Yay, it’s inspiration day over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. I always love to see all the amazing design team projects within one post. For the June inspiration I grabbed my water colors again. How can you not add bright colors to Olesya’s gorgeous flower stamps?! Also I love to watch the color move inside the water πŸ˜› To share my love of water coloring, here is the project video for my card. Enjoy and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Here are a few close up pictures. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Thanks for stopping …

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Video: How to decorate your Deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

How to decorate your deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my craft room. I reorganized a few things and added some stamps to my destash site. One of the items that got a new purpose was my Deflecto Caddy Organizer. Before, I used them for some of my tools which meant that I couldn’t close the lids entirely. Now I have all of my cheap Distress Paints and the Finnabair Metallic and Opal paints in there. These fit perfectly and while I was moving them into their new space, I thought that the caddy needs …

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Ink Blending with the Misti and So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites

Ink Blending with the Misti and So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites

I’m up at the So Suzy blog today with something that I tried for the first time. Well, not really for the first time. I saw this technique for ink blending with the Misti at Creativation and I tried it using my Distress Inks, but today I wanted to give it a shot using the So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites. So I prepared my Mini Misti and inked up small areas of the Butterfly Tree stamp. Because the magnets hold the paper at the same place, I was able to ink one area at a time and stamp exactly at …

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