Video: Dance With Fairies – CYCI Challenge #128

Dance With Fairies

It is the time of the week again: a new challenge for the Can You Case It blog πŸ™‚ This time it is a layout challenge and I was in love with it! I wanted to dance with fairies, so I created the card with some of my So Suzy Stamps: Wispy Chrysanthemum Outline Moonlight Fairy Talk to the Moon Sentiment I love layout challenges. Normally I have a handful layouts that I use to create my cards and I rarely step out of my comfort zone. But layout challenges help me creating new designs and cards that I wouldn’t …

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Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps

Celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps 2

Today I’m celebrating July 4th with So Suzy Stamps. First I needed a patriotic background. To create that, I used Adirondack alcohol inks, in particular the set that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. That has all the colors you need in them. I started with the red and dropped a little bit of ink onto the felt blending tool along with the blending solution. Now I carefully wiped it over the paper (also included in the set) and created the stripes. I left the top left corner empty to add the blue ink here. I also added …

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Crazy Kitten Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #127

Crazy Kitten Birthday Card

It’s time for a new challenge on the Can You Case It? blog. Challenge #127 is a color challenge with some amazing blue and green colors. I combined my Design Team card with the fact that I had to create a birthday card for my dad. He loves cats, so I couldn’t help but creating this crazy kitten birthday card πŸ™‚ I started with stamping the cat and the present from the Crazy Things set onto water color card stock. To be able to blend the two images with water, I used a black Spectrum Aqua pen, colored the stamp …

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Beautiful Sentiments From So Suzy Stamps

Beautiful Sentiments From So Suzy Stamps

It’s the first of the month and that means the So Suzy Stamps Design Team creates a whole lot of goodness for you. You can see all the creations on the So Suzy blog. This month’s theme are beautiful sentiments and the Design Team is revisiting their favorite quotes from the So Suzy store. Just FYI, Suzy has free shipping on all orders over $25 today πŸ˜‰ By now you might know that I love to get paints and splatters all over my craft table and fingers. That’s why I chose Ken Oliver Color Bursts to create my backgrounds. All …

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My First Design Team Card For The Can You Case It Challenge 126 – Die Challenge

Honeycomb

Hello! You might have seen the good news on my Facebook page, I’m a new Design Team member for the Can You Case It Challenge blog. Woohoo πŸ˜€ This weeks Can You Case It challenge 126 is a die challenge. So grab your favorite die and submit a card. Who knows, maybe you’re going to be this weeks DT pick? πŸ˜‰ For me this challenge was the perfect excuse to grab my honeycomb die and create a simple summer card. You might know that I like to get messy while making a card. It’s no different this time πŸ™‚ . …

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Summer Coffee Lover Extravaganza and Challenge

Summer Coffee Lover

Today’s card is inspired by the Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop and the Can You Case It Challenge #125. Based on the CYCI challenge I already knew which colors I wanted to use. I just had to decide on the medium. My only coffee stamp set is the one from Tim Holtz, so that decision was simple as well. I love my coffee black, so I used the simple coffee mug with the black gold steaming inside. After a little back and forth I decided to use my beloved Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Alizarin Crimson to create a big, …

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You Can Never Have Enough Handmade Bookmarks

All Handmade Bookmarks

Hello there! Today I’m showing you some more handmade goodness made with So Suzy Stamps πŸ™‚ Do you love reading as much as I do? My favorite genres are fantasy or medieval books. When I was living in Germany I had tons of them. Unfortunately I had to sell most of them before I moved to the US. Now I’m trying to build my stack up again. And what do all book lovers need? Exactly, bookmarks and the best ones are handmade bookmarks πŸ™‚ This post is a little longer, because I made a lot of pictures throughout the process. …

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You’re How Old – Snarky Bird Crazy Card

Bird Crazy

Just jumping in to share a card with you. I found the idea for the bird crazy card on Pinterest and had to CASE it. I started with stamping the bird onto Ranger water color card stock. I grabbed some of my Zig markers in blue and yellow tones and colored the bird, but I didn’t cover the entire bird with the markers. To give it the water color look, I used a water color brush (one of those with a water tank) and blended all colors together and onto the white areas. Then I drew with the marker directly …

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A Confusing Video About Color Combinations

color combinations

Happy Sunday (or what ever day it is, when you are reading this πŸ˜‰ ), I love to listen to others sharing useful information. I have done that through all my crafty life and have learned a ton! Now I wanted to give something back. Even though my knowledge about color combinations is limited, I managed to combine some information from my studies at university and through out my life. I hope that the video is not too confusing, but I tried my best to talk about everything I know πŸ˜‰ Again, I’m not a color expert, I haven’t studied …

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This Is Stinkin’ Cute. Don’t You Think?

Stinkin' Cute

I love challenges. They are great to get yourself out of your comfort zone and experience new techniques, styles and colors and at the end enhance your crafting experience. This is what I did today with the color challenge at Can You Case It. Perfect for this color challenge are the sequins that I got from So Suzy Stamps during her anniversary sale beginning May and because I had that stinkin’ cute skunk already stamped and cut, I included it and all the matching stamps with it. Enjoy my new video that shows you how I created this stinkin’ cute …

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