Video: How to Create a Simple Mixed Media Valentine’s Tag

Mixed Media Valentine's Tag with Newton's Nook and Kat Scrappiness

Hello there, today I wanted to share a Valentine’s tag with you using Kat’s new tag dies and a really cute stamp set from Newton’s Nook. You know that I’m “a little” into mixed media, so I wanted to create something more towards that direction with the new Kat Scrappiness dies. But I also wanted to create something that fits to the current season so I decided to go with something pink πŸ™‚ I always think it’s easier to follow a mixed media project in a video vs explanations as text. So I just had to create a new tutorial …

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A Card for Someone Special – Masking with So Suzy Stamps

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It’s the first day of the month and what are we usually doing? Exactly, getting the entire Design Team together and creating some amazing cards. It’s like a big, crafty party with all of you πŸ˜› The links to all the other Design Team cards are listed here. You don’t want to miss them. February is the month of masking and I wanted to create a card for someone special that can be used as a Valentines card, but can also be send out for other occasions. My mask is rather simple. I just die cut a small square out …

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Week 1 and 2 Wanderlust 2017 – Experimenting for an Online Class

Wanderlust 2017 Week 2 Making Magic Art Journal page

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I started at the beginning of the year. I joined Wanderlust 2017, which is a year long online class that publishes a new tutorial every Friday. It’s all about mixed media, especially art journaling and every teacher talks about different techniques or strategies on how to approach art. I’m not affiliated with them, so I’m really just telling you about it, because I have a blast getting out of my comfort zone with this class. I finished the 2nd week (yes, I’m already a little behind…) and wanted to share my …

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Comparing Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink – How are they different?

Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink Comparison

Hi and welcome to my Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink comparison. If you followed crafty news throughout the last week you probably have seen the big announcement from Tim Holtz: Distress Oxide. Boy, was I excited, especially after seeing first demonstrations and taking his class at Creativation 2017. And guess what, we were able to keep the Distress Oxides from the class πŸ™‚ You can now get them here (scrapbook.com). Of course I had to share them with you! Besides just showing what they can do I wanted to compare Distress Oxide vs Distress Ink so you get a better …

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How to Create Stained Glass Roses with Zig Markers and So Suzy Stamps

Roses on Vellum

Back from Creativation and full of ideas and energy. I had a blast and especially enjoyed to meet Suzy, Justine, Kymona, Denise, Monica, Janis, Jennifer and all the other amazing people that I finally saw in real life πŸ™‚ But for now I wanted to share a new card with you. I’m up on the So Suzy blog with a simple black and white card with a colorful touch of stained glass roses. I started by stamping the Rose Trio onto vellum using Versamark and heat embossed it with simple black embossing powder. Then I had to fuzzy cut the …

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Creating Traditional Valentines Cards Using Kat Scrappiness Layered Hearts

Layered Hearts

Have you seen the new release from Kat Scrappiness yet? She has some great new shapes and double stitched heart dies. But I think it’s easier to show you how a card using these dies looks like. That’s why I created two layered hearts cards πŸ˜‰ I started by grabbing a regular white piece of card stock and running it through my die cut machine with the largest of the new Stitched Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies. I also used the second largest of the Double Stitched Heart Dies to cut a heart shape from masking paper. Now I added the …

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Best of Creativation 2017 – What is Hot in the Crafty World?

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone πŸ™‚ I’m back from Creativation 2017 with a lot new product information for you. Today I wanted to show you some highlights and I will demo some of the new products soon. I already shared a lot on my Facebook page (including videos) and on Instagram, so make sure you check them out. But for now let’s get started. Prima Marketing Finnabair introduced her new wax paste. This adds an awesome shimmer effect to your mixed media projects. I will get some soon and will demo them as soon as I have them. Besides that, the Prima booth …

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What Happens When You Put Paint on an Embossing Folder – CYCI #145

CYCI 145 Color Challenge

Wow, I’m in the middle of Creativation and between all this crazyness I felt experimental πŸ˜› If you want to check out pictures and videos live from CHA, check out my Instagram and Facebook account. I’m posting all the updates there. But now to my experiment. I saw a pin somewhere from someone using paint on an embossing folder and I remembered that I have like three laying around, unused. After grabbing the paints that fit to today’s CYCI challenge, I started spreading the paint onto my craft mat. I used a brayer to get the paint from the craft …

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Magical Fairy Cards lets you Believe in Yourself

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Hi, I’m back for Kat Scrappiness and I have the cutest fairy stamp to share with you. At least I think it’s a fairy with her elegant posture and the puffy skirt. And I wanted to let her swing from something, so what is better than a sentiment die cut πŸ˜› I started by die cutting the base of the card, the sentiment and a doily as the ground for the fairy. I decided to die cut a second doily and colored them with Distress Inks. It creates the perfect magical background for the little fairy, don’t you think? Then …

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Video: So Suzy Special – Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven

Brrr, winter…Even though I’m living in California I need my warmer temperatures back. The only good thing about winter is snow (some might disagree with me), especially when you didn’t have snow for 3 years now. Good that So Suzy has such cute winter sentiments like this one: “Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.” *squeeee* I just recently made a trip to IKEA (needed some craft furniture πŸ˜› ) and I also brought some napkins home. Because these had snowflakes on them I thought that they would fit really good to the sentiment, so I created a mixed media style card …

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