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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How to create a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps and Finnabair

Mixed Media Card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments

You might have seen that I started teaching classes in my local craft store Scrapbooking Forever and I prefer to teach techniques. I think showing how to use a product in different ways is more interesting than one project using tons of products and learning just one technique per product. While preparing one of my classes this is one of the cards I created as an example. I like mixed media, so I created a mixed media card with So Suzy Stamps, Ken Oliver Color Burst and Finnabair embellishments. All supplies used are listed at the end of the page. …

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Video: June Inspiration with So Suzy Stamps in Water Colors

So Suzy Stamps in watercolors

Yay, it’s inspiration day over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. I always love to see all the amazing design team projects within one post. For the June inspiration I grabbed my water colors again. How can you not add bright colors to Olesya’s gorgeous flower stamps?! Also I love to watch the color move inside the water πŸ˜› To share my love of water coloring, here is the project video for my card. Enjoy and let me know what you think πŸ™‚ Here are a few close up pictures. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Thanks for stopping …

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Video: How to decorate your Deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

How to decorate your deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my craft room. I reorganized a few things and added some stamps to my destash site. One of the items that got a new purpose was my Deflecto Caddy Organizer. Before, I used them for some of my tools which meant that I couldn’t close the lids entirely. Now I have all of my cheap Distress Paints and the Finnabair Metallic and Opal paints in there. These fit perfectly and while I was moving them into their new space, I thought that the caddy needs …

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Ink Blending with the Misti and So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites

Ink Blending with the Misti and So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites

I’m up at the So Suzy blog today with something that I tried for the first time. Well, not really for the first time. I saw this technique for ink blending with the Misti at Creativation and I tried it using my Distress Inks, but today I wanted to give it a shot using the So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites. So I prepared my Mini Misti and inked up small areas of the Butterfly Tree stamp. Because the magnets hold the paper at the same place, I was able to ink one area at a time and stamp exactly at …

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Video: How to Create A Welcoming Canvas with Faber-Castell Gelatos

Guten Tag canvas using Faber Castell gelatos and stencils

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to have you hear. Today I’m sharing a new project that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. This welcoming canvas is featuring stencils and Gelatos from Faber-Castell. My idea was to create a canvas for my door or entry room. I haven’t decided where to hang it yet πŸ˜€ In my video I’m sharing the techniques I used to create the bright background with all the texture. You’ll see step by step how easy it is, so you can create a door canvas for yourself. And now, sit back and relax while watching my …

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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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Introducing Simply Charming Everyday – What’s in your Bunkie?

What's in your Bunkie

Hello everyone, I have something super adorable to share with you! Have you ever watched one of the YouTube videos from beauty bloggers? Sometimes they show what they are carrying around in their purse. We thought that we can use the same idea in the crafty world, but instead of purse, we are showing what we have in our Bunkie bag. Denise, or Momma how we call her, sells the most amazing crafty bags that I’ve ever seen. All are handmade with lots of love in the most adorable patterns that you can imagine. She now has her own website, …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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Video: Create your own floral background with So Suzy Stamps

So Suzy Stamps with Jane Davenport water colors

Happy Mother’s Day everyone. I bet we are all mothers of some sort, for example I’m the mother of a little fur bay, the mother of dragons (I have gazillion plush dragons) and mother of my own ideas (yikes, cheesy… LOL). For this special occasion I had to create something with flowers and such. I love watching all these videos were someone is heat embossing a floral background and then water coloring it. If you follow The Ton you have definitely seen it. I don’t have a floral background stamp, so I made my own (and will never do it …

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