Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Sneak Peeks

Catherine Pooler Sneak Peek

Hello there, I’m currently at Creativation, looking at all the new stuff. One of the new releases that I got a little earlier is Catherine Pooler’s Zen Garden (perks of being on the Design Team πŸ˜‰ ). So you’re one of the first to see some sneak peeks of the new stamps, dies and ink colors πŸ˜€ I mixed some of the new products with dies from the latest Stamp of Approval collection. I love when you can mix and match things. Sometimes you need bright, sometimes a little muted. This background is toned down using vellum. I can’t wait …

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Introducing the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection

Introducing the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval Collection

Welcome to the official release of the new Stamp of Approval collection “Love is in the Air”. Make sure to get one before they are all gone. Usually they sell out FAST. The link to the store is here. When you’re done shopping, you should check out all the projects. The Creative Team has prepared a bunch of amazing cards as inspiration for you. Mine is featuring a little bit of mixed media and some foiling. I know that you have a lot to read through today, so I thought that I prepare a video. What do you think? Isn’t …

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Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Hello there, are you excited? I know I am. It’s Stamp of Approval time again, yippieh πŸ™‚ The newest collection is called Love is in the Air and it is full of awesome adventure themed stamps and dies. Today’s blog hop is showing off some of the goodness that is waiting for you in just a few days. Are you prepared? If not, better sign up for the waitlist, so you know when it’s time to shop. The public release is on January 9th at 6pm EST, but sign up for an early note *winkwink*. In case you don’t know …

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Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! – featuring Visible Image stamps

Mixed media art on a card? Yes, please! Featuring Visible Image stamps.

I was in the mood for some mixed media fun, but I didn’t want to create an art journal page or canvas. So I decided to create some mixed media art on a card instead. My new paint addition from a Black Friday sale and some of the Visible Image stamps helped me making my idea a reality. I started with some texture for the background and added a mix of peach and grey color to it. I never used that color combo, but have seen several great projects from other crafters with it. After I was done with the …

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Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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Celebrating all seasons with So Suzy Stamps

Hi everyone, don’t you love when you can just play? Crafting is my stress relief and my favorite part about crafting is when I can just let loose and let my imagination take over. No thinking about how to align things or which supply to use… just grabbing things randomly and playing with it πŸ™‚ This is how these cards came together. I just started playing with these water color powders and created several backgrounds. I mixed always two colors together, sprinkled a little powder onto my new hot press water color paper (which I fell in love with!)… … …

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So Suzy Stamps water color inspiration

So Suzy Stamps Watercolor Inspiration

It’s the time of the month – design team inspiration, yay πŸ™‚ The design team came together and created some really beautiful cards – most of them with the latest release. But I realized that I haven’t used the tulips from the release before yet, so I wanted to put them into a water color design. I started by creating a mask for the bouquet, because I wanted to stamp it a couple of times to the bottom part of my card. Then I stamped the first bouquet, heat set it with clear embossing powder and then covered it with …

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3 simple Christmas cards for Justine’s 12 days of Christmas video hop

3 simple Christmas cards for Justine's 12 days of Christmas video hop

Hi everyone! Are you excited? I know I am πŸ™‚ Today starts Justine’s 12 days of Christmas series and she is kicking it of with a fun video hop. I’m really grateful that she asked me to join, so I hope you are enjoying my 3 simple Christmas cards using one of the latest Simon Says Stamps Christmas stamps. Have you seen all the other videos yet? If not, feel free to start with Justine’s video: Justine Hovey Simon Says Stamp Nina Marie Trapani Iliana Myska Jessica Frost Ballas Lydia Fiedler Ingrid Blackburn Josefine Fouarge –> that’s me My cards …

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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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