A drawing from a children’s book with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Strawberry Jude Stamps dragonA sketch from a childrens book

Look at this cute dragon. This one of the cutest dragon stamp sets I’ve seen πŸ˜› For this guest design team post I colored the dragon using my Prismacolor pencils and it ended up looking like a drawing from a children’s book – totally unintentional. I wanted to create some kind of lair for the dragon, so I stamped some stalactites. Masking paper helped me stamping several dimensions. I did the same for the scattering of jewels. Then I covered some of the jewels with masking paper and added the sleeping dragon behind it. Before I started coloring, I wanted …

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A card for every season with Tilly’s Magical Garden from Catherine Pooler

4 seasons with Catherine Pooler

Wow, I received an amazing package the other day. Guess what was in it… the new stamp, stencil and die from Catherine Pooler’s shop. I was so excited, you should have seen the grin on my face πŸ˜› And the new release is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the stencil and the versatile flowers in the set. It’s so easy to create a card for every season and that’s exactly what I did. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I enjoy Catherine’s products. This woman always gets me all excited. She is just so …

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Layered Halloween cards using spooky So Suzy Stamps

Layered Halloween cards using spooky So Suzy Stamps

Last year So Suzy Stamps release a bunch of very spooky and different looking Halloween stamps. Because Halloween is my favorite season (in case you haven’t figured that out yet), I had to grab them this year again and create some fun, layered Halloween cards. In case you missed last years release video, you can find it here. Today’s cards are using a variety of layering techniques. I used some patterned paper, created my own patterns with stencils and combined all of these to create spooky Halloween cards. The sentiments from So Suzy stamps fit perfectly for the outside and …

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Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek embossing powder

Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek

New month, new challenge over at Emerald Creeks. This month’s challenge is “Canada the Beautiful” and I created a winter wonderland. Of course I could have used the obvious maple leaf, but I wanted to create a different version. That’s why I created a snow scene. I would love to see Canada in the winter. Unfortunately I have been up there, but I really want to go sometime. I like the winter and living in California and I’m missing the seasons sometimes. I imagine that the snow is white and puffy and it’s all quite. Forest scenes in the winter …

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Kitten on a broom – a cute Halloween card using Clarity Stencil Brushes

The Greeting Farm flying kitten Halloween card

Last year I missed out on one of the cutest Halloween stamps – Scaredy cat from The Greeting Farm. It has the most adorable Halloween kittens in the set. My favorite? The kitten on a broom! But I got my hands on it, finally πŸ˜› That’s why I immediately had to use it for one of my Halloween projects. I stamped all the kittens a while ago and colored them while I was watching TV. That’s why the coloring process is not part of my video tutorial. But everything else is. I hope you enjoy this Halloween project (and aren’t …

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How to create Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Halloween tombstone tags using Tim Holtz stamps and Distress Oxide

Hi everyone, I’m super excited that Halloween is coming closer. It’s my favorite season of the year and I usually can’t wait to get my crafty Halloween projects started πŸ™‚ Some of this year’s releases really got me, for example the one from Tim Holtz. That new set is awesome and I knew that I wanted to create some tags with it! Then, when I saw the new Stamp of Approval box, I was even more excited, because one of the dies in the box looks like a tombstone. And here is how it all came together – tombstone tags …

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Video: I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Oh my gosh, the new stamp set from Strawberry Jude Stamps is just adorable! It’s dragons! I can’t get enough of dragons and this set comes with a range of little details, like jewels, flames and more. Unbelievably cute πŸ˜€ One of the dragons had to be the focal point of my card, so I decided to pick the guy holding the diamond. Then I used the other small jewel stamps to create the background. Of course, I had to add a bunch of glitter and shimmer, otherwise it would be a really boring gemstone πŸ˜‰ You can see the …

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How to create quick and easy backgrounds for spooky Halloween cards

Sppoky Halloween Cards with Art Anthology and Sizzix

It’s about time for spooky Halloween cards and today I’m using my Art Anthology Colorations sprays and Velvet paints to create a couple of them. These cards are great, if you need to create several of them at the same time. You can just use the sprays to color the backgrounds and when you’re finished with that step, the first background is already dry and you can continue with step 2. Brilliant πŸ˜‰ At the end you just need to add some spooky Halloween shapes, like the new Tim Holtz ones. If you want to see all the steps for …

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Getting a head start – So Suzy Stamps Christmas release

Christmas Release at So Suzy Stamps

It’s September already and the Christmas release from So Suzy Stamps arrived at the perfect time. Now you can get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards πŸ˜› This release is so versatile and can be used in hundreds of ways. The stamps can be used individually and they can be combined with each other. But see for yourself, the design team has some amazing inspiration for you. And there is more… There are a few ways for you to save and get some goodies: 15% off of the New Arrival stamps until Sept. 16, midnight (MT) With every …

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Watch me get fabulous – a snarky card with So Suzy Stamps

Watch me get fabulous - So Suzy Stamps snark

Who is ready for some snark from the latest So Suzy Stamps release? When I saw the “Watch me get fabulous” stamp I had to giggle quite a bit. Haven’t we all been in that situation at one point? I know I had that thought a couple of times in my life πŸ˜› This card is rather simple and I’m kind of surprised that I was capable of leaving that much white space. But let’s start at the beginning. I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock. For sentiments, I prefer Versafine ink. It’s deep black and leaves a crisp …

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