Fancy Christmas tag with Swedish House Crafts

Christmas Tag with Swedish House Crafts

Yikes, it’s getting close to Christmas. Better get these Christmas projects going… Mine for today is a fancy Christmas tag in winter colors. I started by coloring the background with Distress Oxide. My favorite technique is to smoosh the ink onto the craft mat, spritz some water on top and then drag the paper through the ink. I did that with several shades of blue and brown till I had the effect that I was looking for. I always heat set the inks before adding the next layer of color. Then I stamped the deer on top, first with black …

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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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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 a starry night light using Deflecto frames

Deflecto starry night light

Hello everyone and surprise πŸ™‚ I’m guest designing for Deflecto Crafts throughout the months of September and October and I couldn’t wait to share my first project with you! I love their craft storage! It’s unique and genius! Have you seen the Stackable Caddy Organizer (or here on the Deflecto page) with the Stack’n Go Caddy Wheel Base? I have 4 of the organizer and just got the Wheel Base!!! Love it. In case you missed the video from the January Creativation, I won one of the Caddy Organizer at their booth πŸ˜› Anyway, today I’m sharing a project using …

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My first project for the Swedish House Crafts guest designer team

Swedish House Craft Guest Designer

Wowza, this is one of those months again πŸ˜› One amazing announcement after another… phew. It never gets boring. I’m super excited to share my first project for the Swedish House Crafts guest designer team with you. Swedish House Crafts is an online store based in the UK and they carry some very unique stamps and papers! I’m a fan of Scandinavian designs and they have so many of them. The paper? The stamps? Gorgeous!!! And if you’re not lving in Europe, but in the US, shipping to the US is not too bad either. But now on to my …

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How to create an Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek embossing powders

Angel Canvas with Emerald Creek

I’m up on the Emerald Creek blog again as a guest designer. Today I prepared a slightly larger project using Emerald Creek embossing powder. I already was in love with them, but after I finished this project I am even more. Because this project is a little larger than my usual projects, I took a few more photos. You can click on them to enlarge them. I started by painting the ocean. Next up, the sunset. The first layer was just about getting paint onto the canvas. Second color, but no blending yet. I added the third color on top, …

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Video: Father’s Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Father's Day wood panel with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m so excited about this post. Kim, the owner of Emerald Creek, contacted me and asked me if I want to create another project using her unique stamps and incredible embossing powders. Well, heck yeah! So here I am, sharing a Father’s Day wood panel with you. I used several embossing powders to create all the texture and love how it turned out. These powders always surprise me when they melt. But instead of describing the effects, I prepared a video for you showing all the details. Be prepared for some jaw dropping moments πŸ˜› For all you …

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Video: Fun with Strawberry Jude Stamps Awesome Memes Stamp and Copic Coloring

Strawberry Jude Stamps Awesome Memes with Copic coloring

Hello and welcome back to a whole lot more awesomeness. These two tea-sipping ladies from the Awesome Memes stamp set still crack me up and every time I look at them I have to giggle, lol. This time I wanted to use both of them, so I created a card with both facing each other and a fun dialog between them. I wanted the coloring to be simple and elegant, so I decided to use Copic markers. You can follow me along in my latest video: As you can see my coloring is rather simple. I’m not one of those …

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Video: Awesomeness Coming Your Way with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Awesomeness coming your way with Strawberry Jude Stamps

I just love fun and snarky stamps, so how could I say no to this awesome new stamp from Strawberry Jude stamps?! These ladies sipping their tea and all the awesomeness that comes with it is just, well, awesome πŸ˜€ I was in the mood for some fuzzy cutting (can you believe that?) and decided to create a paper doll with the new set. I had some Julie Nutting paper laying around, so it was easy to match the patterns and colors. You can follow the process in my video: I hope you enjoyed my quick video and feel snarky …

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Video: Guest Designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – E is for Elegant

Elegant So Suzy Stamps for Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

I can’t believe it! I’m guest designing for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers again πŸ™‚ Two weeks ago I was crowned Queen of Snark and all Queens are allowed to join the next challenge πŸ™‚ I have so much fun with the sisters, unbelievable. This challenge is E is for Elegant and I created a CAS card. Well, at least that’s the most CAS I can get, lol. While going through my stamps and waiting for the inspiration to hit I found that dress and immediately thought that it is perfect for this challenge. Because the sentiment that I picked …

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