Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – A Beautyful Mix of Everything

Art Impression Spinner

There were so many awesome Persicopes today, so I decided to write one more article on some of the exiting new products. As this is the third article in my Periscope review of CHA 2016 series, just a quick note that in case you like to start at the beginning, here I’m talking about Tim Holtz products and here about coloring mediums. Again, I followed Sandy Allnock, plus today Catherine Pooler and Art Impressions. Let’s jump right in. Avery Elle Avery Elle introduced 14 new stamps and 17 dies, all available at the end of February. Here are some:       & …


Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – All The Coloring Mediums

Little B. Washi Coloring

I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. My second article in the series Periscope Review of CHA 2016 is talking about several color mediums (besides the Distress Crayons). I try to focus on those I would be interested in, so I probably don’t talk about everything that was introduced. If you would like to start at the beginning, here is my article about the new Tim Holtz products. Copic Copic introduced a …


Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – Everything From Tim Holtz

Distress Crayons

I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. So here is my Periscope review of CHA 2016 (including bad quality pictures) and what everybody will be talking about soon. Let’s start with all the new Tim Holtz goodies. He introduced a lot of new dies. I liked the die that cuts all the rectangle openings best. He also introduced a new set of gears. One as a steel rule die and one set …


Craft Room Organization – What Is In My Craft Room 2016?

Craft Room Organization

Hello there, Today I made a YouTube video showing how my craft room is setup and how I organize things. It’s a rather quick walk-through, so if you are interested in any of my storage ideas just let me know. I can always create separate videos and/ or blog articles describing how I setup my stuff. With no further ado, here is my craft room organization video: Just in case you are interested in the ArtBin storage I was talking about, here is some more information on them: ArtBin Homepage. I just wanted to mention again that I’m not related …


Being More Crafty – a Short Story About Me

HolyLise - final

Hello everyone, nice to have you back! Today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself and tell you the short story about why and how I started with paper crafting. In 2014 I moved from Germany to the USA. The reason was my (now) husband. He is a US citizen and I met him at work while he was visiting our German office. That was back in 2012. Between then and now a lot of things happened, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. Let’s just say that it was the best decision I …


Puppy Love – I Woof You

Puppy Love

Well, hello there! I told you, two weeks not being able to craft really bothered me and all the creativity has to get out somehow. But I doubt that anyone would mine, correct? 🙂 Let’s show some puppy love today, shell we? I’m still using the Puppy Love stamp set from Oak Tree Stamps and combined it with the circle burst stencil from MFT. First I cut my white piece of card stock, using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die. Now I layered the stencil on top and lightly went over it with Mermaid Lagoon distress ink and the Ranger …


Can Winter be Over Already?

Can winter be over already

Happy New Year everyone! I’m sorry that I didn’t write anything the last weeks, but my hubby and I were busy moving. We bought a house at the end of the year and after a long, stressful journey with the bank we finally moved on December 23rd. You can imagine that our Christmas was filled with unpacking and getting everything setup. But I’m back and my New Years resolution is to be more crafty 🙂 I have no idea how to proof at the end that I was, but just lets get started with my first card for 2016. Who …


Four Christmas Tags and One Card

Christmas Tags

Well hello there! Today is one of those days where I actually didn’t feel the urge to craft something. But I decided to just sit on my desk and do something. And here is what came out of it: A lot of Christmas Tags 🙂 Tag One I started with a simple Hanukkah gift tag. I used Lawn Fawn’s “I love you a Latke” and colored it with Copic’s. Tag Two The second tag is featuring the bear from Greeting Farm “Let it Snow”. Again, I simply stamped the bear and colored it with Copic’s (the shadow inside the bear …


Santa’s little Helper… Wait, what?

Moose next to the fire

Today I have an extra long card (9″) for you. Santa and his moose are already very tired, so they hired some happy robots to help: Santa’s little helper reinvented 🙂 For this card I used following sets: MFT – Bionic Bots MFT – Toasty Greetings MFT – Merry Christmoose Neat & Tangled – Santa’s Ride Lawn Fawn – Baaah Humbug (the Santa hats) First I stamped all the images, cut them out, and colored them with Copic markers (that took some time). I didn’t do anything fancy, just basic coloring with two to three shades per image. After I …


Quick Hanukkah Card for a White Elephant gift exchange

Hanukkah Card

Today I’d like to share a quick Hanukkah Card with you that is part of a White Elephant gift exchange at work. I used the new Lawn Fawn stamp set Love you a Latke that I got during a Black Friday Sale on I stamped the Menorah with Versamark Ink on some watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Wow Silver Metallic embossing powder. Now I used a Zig Clean Color Real Brush in the color Cobalt Blue and colored around the embossing. To get the watercolor look, I added a lot of water to it, turned the paper …