Be in love with your life – Art journal page

You know I love letting loose in my art journal and this page is one of those πŸ™‚ Life is great at the moment, so – be in love with your life – seems to be a good theme. I used some green and blue tones for the background and then decorated the page using some Art Anthology stencils and other embellishments. You can follow my process here: This time the video has music for the background. I’m sorry about that, but I was in a hurry (other life’s work…) and didn’t want to leave you without my tutorial πŸ˜‰ …

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So Suzy Stamps water color inspiration

So Suzy Stamps Watercolor Inspiration

It’s the time of the month – design team inspiration, yay πŸ™‚ The design team came together and created some really beautiful cards – most of them with the latest release. But I realized that I haven’t used the tulips from the release before yet, so I wanted to put them into a water color design. I started by creating a mask for the bouquet, because I wanted to stamp it a couple of times to the bottom part of my card. Then I stamped the first bouquet, heat set it with clear embossing powder and then covered it with …

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The world is my playground art journal page

The world is my playground art journal page with Art Anthology

The world is my playground. Sometimes this is the best way to approach an empty page. Probably everyone had a moment in their crafty life where they were sitting in front of their art journal and then…. nothing. I definitely had those situations and here is what I do: I grab several shades from the same color (for example a few blue shades) and then just dunk my brush into the jar and start painting. The moment I do that, the ideas start flowing. Sometimes the pages end up very bold, sometimes with just a few layers. No matter how …

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3 simple Christmas cards for Justine’s 12 days of Christmas video hop

3 simple Christmas cards for Justine's 12 days of Christmas video hop

Hi everyone! Are you excited? I know I am πŸ™‚ Today starts Justine’s 12 days of Christmas series and she is kicking it of with a fun video hop. I’m really grateful that she asked me to join, so I hope you are enjoying my 3 simple Christmas cards using one of the latest Simon Says Stamps Christmas stamps. Have you seen all the other videos yet? If not, feel free to start with Justine’s video: Justine Hovey Simon Says Stamp Nina Marie Trapani Iliana Myska Jessica Frost Ballas Lydia Fiedler Ingrid Blackburn Josefine Fouarge –> that’s me My cards …

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Video: A paper layering experiment with Hero Arts

paper layering experiment with Hero Arts layering squirrel

Have you seen the latest Markerpop challenge already? They are hosting a fall video contest and I’m joining with this card πŸ™‚ While reorganizing my craft room I found a really pretty fall themed paper set and I wanted to create a card with it. So I looked through Pinterest and found some inspiration while looking at cards that use the paper for layering, so I started my paper layering experiment. I chose the Hero Arts squirrel stamp set for the focal point and then the fun began. Follow me along while I try to figure out how to layer …

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Snarktoberfest Halloween snark with So Suzy Stamps

halloween snark wit So Suzy Stamps

Yes! Halloween is right around the corner and I can’t wait. Thanks to yesterday’s Friday the 13th I’m in a scary mood, so I had to create some spooky cards! And because I’m still celebrating Snarktoberfest, I had to be Halloween snark πŸ˜‰ Do you know the situation – you see something that you like and would love to try, but you can’t get it or have to pay horrendous shipping fees? I had that situation with the Paper Artsy products. Thankfully the wait is over, because I finally found them here in the US. Of course, I had to …

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Ooozing eyeballs on a Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

How about a mixed media Halloween canvas with oozing eyeballs and poison paste? Art Anthology products are perfect for drippy backgrounds and thick texture alike. And it’s still enough time to create some more spooky things – despite all the Christmas decoration that is already up in my grocery store. I’m a fan of these smaller, card sized projects and love to decorate a canvas like that. The smaller area makes it easier to get started, but also challenges you to “organize” your space better. So let me show you what I did with this little canvas. And? Oozing enough? …

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Snarktoberfest Day 4 – Being awesome with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Being awesome with Strawberry Jude Stamps

It’s the last day of the Snarktoberfest 2017 blog hop. Have you joined yet? Make sure you do, for a chance of winning one of 6 awesomesauce prices! But the festivities are not over yet. We continue to celebrate throughout October and you can join us. Use #Snarktoberfest2017 and #Snarktoberfest on Instagram and Facebook so we can find you and party with you. And maybe there will be a few more give aways throughout the month πŸ˜‰ But now on to introducing Strawberry Jude Stamps. If you have been around for a while you know that I love this company. …

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Snarktoberfest Day 3 – I’m not weird with Swedish House Crafts

I'm not weird with Swedish House Crafts

Say hello to our sponsor Swedish House Crafts. I’m so glad Suha is joining us with her amazing products and she donated one of the 6 prizes that you can win at our blog hop. If you haven’t started yet, hop on over here. Don’t forget to leave a comment on all participating blogs by October 5 at 9pm PT for your chance to win. To show you what fun stamps and embellishments Swedish House Craft is carrying, here is a weird card using them. I started with a different size panel, because it had to be all out of …

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Snarktoberfest Day 2 – Halloween tag with Crackerbox Palace Stamps

Snarktoberfest with Crackerbox Palace

Welcome to day 2 of Snarktoberfest. Today I’m sharing a project with stamps from our sponsor Crackerbox Palace. Before I start, here a quick reminder: The blog hop is still going on and you can still join us for a chance of some amazing prices. Don’t wait too long, it ends on October 5, 2017 at 9pm PT. You can find all the information here. This time I created a tag. They are perfect to test new techniques or just let your muse go crazy a bit πŸ˜› For the background I picked some poisony looking colors and spread them …

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