Unboxing Stamp of Approval – Beautiful World Collection

Woohoo, it’s here and a day early – the new Stamp of Approval Collection. And because I wanted to share it with you ASAP, I had to film this “quick & dirty” unboxing πŸ™‚ I’m so exited about it (you can barely tell in the video…) and I can’t wait to get creative with this one! Especially Catherine Pooler’s own design really got me. It’s just so versatile, I mean you can stamp it just once, twice, an entire background, emboss it, in different colors, color the inside, and so on… I’m sorry that I sound like the biggest fan …

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Video: Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card Using the New MFT Release

Second Card

I’m back from my vacation in Germany and survived the cold and the flight back. Woohoo for me πŸ™‚ Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card While I was still in Germany MFT released some very cute dog stamps that I had to have. Mainly because one of the dogs looks like my Freedom. That’s why I had to use that particular dog on my card (even though my dog is not entirely brown) and create a dog-gone awesome shaker card with it. Here is the video for you: Please excuse the messy Copic coloring. These brown tones always bleed a little more …

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A Card For a Baby Boy – Digging Into the Stampendous March Kit

Stampendous March Kit

As promised in my last blog article, I wanted to share a card using the Stampendous March kit that you can get at Scrapbooking Made Simple. If you like all the stamps that are included, this is an amazing deal and I can’t wait to use some of them for my mixed media projects and others for stunning water colored cards. But today I wanted to share a card that I made for a friends’ baby shower. I got the idea from the booklet that was included in the Stampendous March kit. I started with the background and used the …

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One More Bunny Card Using the Doodlebug Easter Kit

Doodlebug easter card

Scrapbooking Made Simple had their spring Garage Sale during the weekend and of course I had to go there. Besides getting some really good deals on used supplies, I also grabbed the March Doodlebug Easter kit and the Stampendous stamp set. Today’s card is using the Doodlebug Easter kit mainly (I had to cheat for one tiny piece of paper), I will show you a card using the Stampendous kit in a few days. This kit contains a couple of 6×12 sheets of really pretty paper (typical Doodlebug design), some stickers, gorgeous gingham twine, and 4 clips. The only thing …

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Some Bunny Loves You – Night Sky Using Distress Inks

Night Sky in Water Colors

Today’s card is featuring a technique that I saw in a few videos and images over the last couple of months, but I have never tried it before: Creating a night sky using Distress Inks. I started with die cutting a white piece of card stock and stamping the moon from the Altenew “To The Moon” set in the upper half using Lawn Fawn’s new butter ink. Now I stamped the moon again onto masking paper, cut out the mask and covered the moon on the card stock entirely. For the night sky I started with blending Blueprint Sketch all …

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Video: Sweet Easter Shaker Card Colored With Copic Markers

Easter Shaker Card

It’s already mid March, which means Easter is just around the corner. And I wanted to be prepared this year. Well, it looks like I’m starting late again. πŸ™‚ Easter Shaker Card Video I was in the mood to share my first Easter card in a video. This video also shows how I make (or better struggle with πŸ˜€ ) shaker cards and how I usually color my images using Copic markers. The coloring part is a little longer, but feel free to skip it in case you don’t want to watch it. I’m starting with the Easter shaker card …

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Video: Simple Technique for Stunning Water Colored Backgrounds

Stunning Water Colored Backgrounds

And it’s again a week without a post, I’m sorry! My excuse this time? The cold! This nasty thing got me on Monday and kind of knocked me out. Anyway, I’m back and I prepared a video for you. This time I wanted to show you how I made some of my stunning water colored backgrounds. I learned this technique on YouTube a while ago and used it ever since. You mainly need a sponge dauber (while I was searching on Google for this, I realized it’s called foam brush, oh well), something like this: pack from Joann, your water …

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A Few More Cards Using The Stamp of Approval

All 6 cards

I know, I know… I made so many cards using the Stamp of Approval already, but I like this collection so much that I had to create a couple more. Besides, I got the design guide end of last week and the samples in there are so gorgeous! I can’t even… πŸ™‚ For the first four cards I used a scrap piece of white card stock and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral all over it. Now I die cut four pieces of cake out of them. For the first two cards I also die cut another two pieces of …

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Video: How to Create A Simple Card Layout Based on The Rule of Thirds

Close Up 1

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a video with you to showcase how to create a simple card layout by using the rule of thirds or golden ratio. In my video it sounds like those two things are the same. Just to clarify, they are not! This video from DNews explains the difference very good. But I think that it doesn’t make a huge difference for us card makers, that’s why I refer to both in a similar way. What is the Rule of Thirds? The basic idea is to divide an image into 9 squares. For the rule …

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Artsy Fartsy Birthday Card – Why Again Did I Do This?

Artsy Fartsy Card

Do you have cards where you just don’t know if your design is really great or just terrible? This is how I feel with this artsy fartsy birthday card. πŸ™‚ A couple of days ago I played with some new paints (new for me). I found a set of pebeo Vitrail oil paints at Michael’s and wanted to give them a try. I actually bought them, because I saw Sandy Allnock using them during CHA and I loved the effect that these colors are creating. Because they are oil paints, I didn’t want to use them on regular paper. So …

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