1st Try Molotow Masking Pen on Watercolor Paper

Scare Crow in Pumpkin Patch

Hello and welcome back. Today I have another review of a new product (at least for me). Soooo many people are talking about the Molotow masking pen and today I finally used it. I got it at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon (still kind of pricey). I wanted to create a pumpkin patch. Even though Halloween already passed, we still have fall πŸ˜‰ I checked some “How-To’s” and started stamping the pumpkins on Ranger water color paper using Memento black dye-ink. I learned that I had to stamp the top images first, mask them and stamp the next …

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Review: Making a Shaker Card with the Fuse Tool

2nd Fuse Tool card

Hi everybody, in my last post I promised a review for the fuse tool and the Minc toner ink pen. Today I will tell you more about the fuse tool. I bought the Project Life version at Michael’s with a 50% coupon, but from what I understand it’s exactly the same as the one from We R Memory Keepers. Here the two cards I made so far: How to operate the Fuse Tool The Fuse Tool just needs power and a little time to heat up. As soon as the tip is hot enough you can run it over acetate …

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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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Christmas Card with detailed Ornament

Christmas Card with Ornament

Today is the last day to participate at the Simon Wednesday Challenge ‘Wrap it up’ and I wanted to register this Christmas card before it is too late. That’s why I have a second article on my blog today. I recently purchased one of the new Mama Elephant Christmas sets, Twinkle Towns and had this design in my head as soon as I saw the release notes. First I stamped the ornament with the dreamy little village in the mountains. I colored everything with Copic markers (what a struggle…), cut it out, and added Wink of Stella to the snow …

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Halloween Card with Mama Elephant Kittens

Halloween Card

Today I’d like to share a Halloween card with you that I made a few days ago. But I made it for a friend, so I had to wait till she received it πŸ™‚ This card is highlighting both Mama Elephant Meowlloween stamp sets (Meowlloween and Meowlloween Extras) and some pumpkins from the Moonlight set from Winnie & Walter. For the background I used distress inks and the starry background die from WPlus9. First I colored the background with the distress inks wilted violet, hickory smoke, and blueprint sketch. While that was drying, I cut some paper using Lawn Fawn’s …

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Doggy Thank You Card With Abstract Background

Cute little Dog

A colleague from work brought me some champagne for my wedding anniversary a couple of days ago. Of course I had to make a Thank You card for her! I started with coloring the background. I used an MFT stencil to mask off the background and blended “Twisted Citron“, “Abandoned Coral“, and “Fossilized Amber” together. Than I run it through my die cut machine, using the largest of Lawn Fawn’s small stitched rectangle dies. Now I stamped the words “Thank you” from Studio Calico onto white card stock. After cutting it out, I colored over it with a copic marker …

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Ants in your pants Shaker Card

Ants shaker card

We had a major ant outbreak at work today. Ants everywhere… Yak! Normally I don’t care about them, but working while they are crawling over you and your desk? Nope! That’s why I needed to work through my traumatic experience and created an ants in your pants shaker card. I used the “Happy Summer” stamp set from Lawn Fawn and stamped and die cut hundreds of ants (okay, perhaps 20). I also stamped the water melon and colored it with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. While that was drying, I stamped, colored, and cut some …

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Snow Globe Shaker Card from the North Pole

PolarBear

Because I have bought so many stamp sets during the last weeks, I wanted to make sure that I’m starting to use them. To remember which ones I’ve already stamped with and which ones still have to be used I separated my stamps into two stashes. And today I picked the ‘Cool Day’ Polar Bears from MFT to switch them from the ‘unused’ to the ‘used’ stash. The Layout idea is from the current MFT Sketch Challenge #241 and to be honest, I had a hard time with this one. Snow Globe Process First of all I stamped and colored …

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Card challenges, all I see is card challenges :)

Card Challenge 1

Today’s card is made for not one card challenge, but two πŸ˜‰ 1) MFT’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 240 2) And Simon Says Wednesday Tie It Up Challenge The card is using 4 sheets of Amy Tangerine’s “Ready Set Go” 6×6 paper pad and the “You Gnome Me” stamp and die set from MFT. For the background I used the orange card stock from the Simon Says Stamp August card kit. The white cardstock is slightly smaller than the orange one and adhered with foam tape. Before I pressed it down, I wrapped some American Crafts twine around it. …

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My entry for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 239

mft wednesday challenge - gnome 1

Today I wanted to share my card that I designed for the latest MFT Wednesday sketch challenge. It’s a gnome πŸ™‚ and a cute one! I used the jumping gnome and the mushroom from the MFT ‘You gnome me’ set and colored both with copics. For the gnome shimmer I added a little wink of stella to the beard. The word ‘cheers’ is from the Paper Smooches ‘Birthday word dies’. I cut it out twice. First from some blue cardstock that I also used for the card base. The second die cut is from a scrap piece that I used …

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