How to Create Your Own Advents Calendar


Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a totally different project for you, an advents calendar πŸ™‚ Growing up I had one every year and I insisted to get one even when I was already growing up. It’s a huge tradition in Germany and less known in the US. In case you don’t know what an advents calendar is, here is a short explanation. An advents calendar has 24 or 25 doors (depending on which day you celebrate Christmas) and every door has a number on it. Starting December 1st, you open the door with the number 1 and …


Video: Creating a Quick and Simple Bookmark

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Hi πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share a quick video with you. I just recently got this cute Hero Arts Fall stamp and wanted to create a quick and simple bookmark with it. I hope some of you like reading books and can use a handmade bookmark; I know I do πŸ˜‰ As always, no long chatter before the video, we better jump right in: I hop you enjoyed my quick and simple bookmark. I really like the Fall colors and can’t get enough of creating Fall themed things πŸ˜› Supplies USed Kat Scrappiness – Color Layering Fall Trees Stamp …


Video: My Top 5 Craft Supplies for Art Journaling


Hello everyone πŸ™‚ I have another Top 5 video for you: my top 5 craft supplies for art journaling. Woohoo! I tried not to grab my favorite paints, but tell you something about my favorite “tools” that I’m using instead. Number 1 – Finnabair Silikon Brush 2″ I use this brush for Gesso mainly. It’s super nice to spread the Gesso with it, you can add some texture, if you want and it’s super durable so far. Number 2 – Mister Bottle Finding a good and inexpensive mister bottle wasn’t easy till I found this three pack on Amazon. I …


Spooky Halloween Art Journal Page

Spooky Halloween

Welcome back to my blog πŸ™‚ The last week was a little hectic at work (yay!!! It was way to boring before that πŸ˜› ), so I just had a little time to craft every evening. That was perfect for this page as several things needed to dry over night. It’s a little harder for me to describe how I created this spooky Halloween page. I tried a lot of things, sprayed some ink here and smeared some paint there and at the end, this is what it looked like. So, I’m sorry for the lack of instructions this time …


Snarktoberfest #2 – Snarky Bookmarks Anyone?

Happy Snarktoberfest πŸ˜› I can’t help it, but I need these little giggling moments. Humor is so important, as is not taking things too serious every now and then. Let’s embrace the humor, fun and snark in us and celebrate Snarktoberfest πŸ˜› These easy and snarky bookmarks were created within a few minutes. I started by applying alcohol ink to the background paper. If you have never used alcohol inks before I highly recommend the starter kit that you can get at Amazon or any of the big box stores. It comes with three colors, blending solution and a metallic …


Bewitched Halloween Art Journal Page

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Hello πŸ™‚ I was in the mood to decorate one of the art journal pages that I created during my Dylusions Art Journal series (All the videos and the giveaway can be found here). As it’s still time to create a bunch of Halloween stuff, I had to create a Halloween art journal page πŸ™‚ I remembered to turn on the camera to film the process. That’s so much easier than writing every step down πŸ˜› I hope you’ll enjoy my video: Unfortunately my camera stopped recording during the last minute so the video stops before I was finished with …


Video: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Art Journal Pages

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Wow, you don’t make a video for one week and all of the sudden your entire voice over is full of “ERM”… I’m sorry for that πŸ˜‰ We are here, the last video in my Dylusions Art Journal series. Well, there is a give away next week (spoiler), so stay tuned for that. I really hope that you enjoyed all the videos and that you might have gotten some ideas for your own art journaling. The last video is showing some of my favorite techniques for decorating art journal pages. Of course, there are gazillion other ways, but I picked …


Scary Bookmarks That Might Keep You Up At Night

Scary Bookmarks That Will Keep You up at Night

Hello everyone, I hope you have a spooky day πŸ™‚ With all the amazing So Suzy Halloween stamps I had a hard time to decide which one to use for today’s Design Team post. At the end I decided for 6 stamps from the new release (all listed at the bottom). I started by cutting two pieces of black card stock (5 3/4″x 1 3/4″). First, I stamped the “Trick or Treat” sentiment using Versamark ink. Then I grabbed the Boo, 31st, and Shade stamp and created a background pattern (I might have CASE’d the idea with the legs from …


Crazy Dog on a Rusty Steampunk Tag

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Are you following me on Instagram or Facebook? There you might have seen the results of all the rusting that I did using the Prima Marketing Finnabair rusting paste. Some of the die cuts were the Tim Holtz gears that I now wanted to use to create a rusty steampunk tag. I started by trying one of the techniques Tim Holtz explains in his Creative Chemistry online course. I can’t remember the name anymore. It was the one where he painted the tag in some colors and added one of the metallic distress paints on top. Even though I didn’t …


Video: Creating a Colorful Background with Dylusions Paints

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Creating a colorful background with Dylusions paints is simple and fun. My new video shows you how to add colorful squares and how you could decorate them. This background is so much fun to “put together” πŸ™‚ You only need some different colors (in my video I use 4) and some stencils. I use the Ranger blending tools to “paint”, but your fingers or make up sponges work as well. The Dylusions paints are more fluid than other acrylic paints, but that makes them perfect for this technique. For the stencils though, you don’t have to use the Dylusions ones. …