Best of Creativation 2017 – What is Hot in the Crafty World?

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone 🙂 I’m back from Creativation 2017 with a lot new product information for you. Today I wanted to show you some highlights and I will demo some of the new products soon. I already shared a lot on my Facebook page (including videos) and on Instagram, so make sure you check them out. But for now let’s get started. Prima Marketing Finnabair introduced her new wax paste. This adds an awesome shimmer effect to your mixed media projects. I will get some soon and will demo them as soon as I have them. Besides that, the Prima booth…

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Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes Collection

Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval - Lovely Notes

Well, hello there. I’m sharing a quick unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes collection today. I just got home from work and there it was, waiting for me in the mailbox 🙂 I really liked this one and I think this is going to be my favorite so far. The butterfly stamp in there is just gorgeous and the background stamp has such a unique pattern. I’m totally in aaaw with the content of that box 🙂 But I don’t want to tease you too much. You can see all the stamps for your self in my…

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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 😉 ), 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 😉 Again, I’m not a color expert, I haven’t studied…

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Video: Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes And Two Tags

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I bought some of the Shimmerz Paints texture pastes called Dazzlerz and Texturez. For me they are a new company and I wanted to share my first impression with you. To show how they compare to Dreamweaver texture paste, I created the following video. Video Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes For the review I used tags created with the Tim Holtz tag die, Tim Holtz and Dylusions stencils, and a regular palette knife. The video is a little longer. If you just want to see the…

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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 🙂 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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Unboxing Stamp of Approval – Young at Heart Collection

Unboxing Stamp of Approval

Good morning! My mailman delivered something very exciting today: the new Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Collection 🙂 My coffee was ready (yes, that’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mug) and I couldn’t wait, so I had to film the unboxing immediately. Unfortunately at the time I got the box, the light was terrible in my craft room. Please excuse the sun (don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that it is shining today). Right now (Feb. 6th) it looks like you can still buy the box here: http://cpstampofapproval.com/. In case you weren’t able to order it anymore, just wait…

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Video: Simple Card with Stunning Distress Ink Blending Effect

Distress Ink Blending

My last blog article showcased a simple card with a gorgeous red/ orange ink blending effect. I like this design so much that I had to create two more cards, this time with a blue/ green blending. Again, I used Ranger Distress Ink two create this stunning effect. But this time, I made a video to show you the single steps. I’m sorry for all the “ehms”! I’m still a little uncomfortable in front of the microphone, but this is a really good way for me to practice my English skills. So please bare with me till it gets better…

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Colored Ink Comparison – For All Who Need More Color in Their Life

Colored Ink Comparison

What a beautiful Sunday here in SoCal. The sun is shining and it’s warm again. So what would be better than to get the colors out. I finally made some time and swatched all my inks (Jennifer McGuire style). While I was stamping one ink after another, I was wondering which manufacturer is good for sentiments, which one for plain areas, and so on. So I stamped and blended one color from every manufacturer I own and made a video for you (and me of course… I was curious as well 🙂 ). Colored Ink Comparison These are the inks…

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Review : Art-C The Groove Blending Machine & Mini Haul

The Groove Tool

Hello everyone! I was a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s today and bought some add-ons for my way too small stash of paper crafting tools (not…). One of the items I ran over by accident is the ‘groove’ tool from Art-C. I’m always a little skeptic with tools I haven’t seen or heard anything about before. But it was $20 and with the regular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon even better. The packaging says that it is perfect for mixed media projects. It looks a little bit like my face cleanser brush, but the heads are totally different…

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