Suzanne’s Birthday Surprise Blog Hop

Suzanne's Birthday Surprise Blog Hop

Woot, woot! We are celebrating an amazing woman today, Miss Suzanne! I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have met her. She is my inspiration, my daily kick in the butt, and the most incredible stamp designer I know. She is my crafty superhero, Superman can go home (or to her, LOL). For your birthday I wish you that your dreams come true and all your plans work out. I wish you a humongous cake with Henry Cavill jumping out of it. I’m sending a huge hug, just for you with a little note on it, saying “stay …

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A Birthday Card For A Special Friend – CYCI #133

MFT Dragons

Hello and welcome to a new and really fun color challenge over at Can You Case It?. I love this color combo so much that I used it to create a birthday card for a special friend of mine. She already received the card, so I’m not spoiling anything πŸ˜‰ I used the new MFT stamp set “Magical Dragon” that just came out and colored three of the dragons with Copic markers. Then I let my Scan’n’Cut do all the fuzzy cutting work πŸ˜› I took an A2 sized piece of card stock and used the new Peek-a-Boo die to …

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All The Glitter Birthday Card – CYCI Challenge #130

All the glitter 2

Hello everyone and welcome to another amazing challenge over at the Can You Case It! blog for challenge #130. This week it’s all about birthday card and mine had to glitter! I started with going through my stash of embossing powders and finding all the glitter ones. Surprisingly I have a few. I chose a golden one and matching to it a purple with gold splatters in it. Now I stamped the music note background onto my white card stock using Versamark ink. I found this background stamp at a garage sale and assume it’s the one from MFT. Then …

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Video: Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

In my last video and blog article I unboxed the latest Stamp of Approval collection. Today I wanted to share the card with you that I created based on an idea that I had during the unboxing. This video showcases the arrow die from the Lovely Notes collection and how to use it for a die cut inlay technique. Besides dies and stamps from the collection itself, I used some sequins from Kat Scrappiness, Nuvo drops and the Lawn Fawn stitched square die. All supplies are listed at the end of the article. I hope you feel inspired after watching …

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You’re How Old – Snarky Bird Crazy Card

Bird Crazy

Just jumping in to share a card with you. I found the idea for the bird crazy card on Pinterest and had to CASE it. I started with stamping the bird onto Ranger water color card stock. I grabbed some of my Zig markers in blue and yellow tones and colored the bird, but I didn’t cover the entire bird with the markers. To give it the water color look, I used a water color brush (one of those with a water tank) and blended all colors together and onto the white areas. Then I drew with the marker directly …

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Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card

The last days were really exhausting at work… When I came home I was so done that I just wanted to sit on my couch. That’s why today’s card is a quick and easy one, just because I felt like creating a butterfly birthday card πŸ˜€ I remembered that I have an older paper set from a Simon Says monthly kit with this adorable butterfly paper and I never really had an idea on what to do with it. Today, after seeing the latest sketch at Can You Case It, it hit me. So I grabbed my wonky stitched die …

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Video: Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card Using the New MFT Release

Second Card

I’m back from my vacation in Germany and survived the cold and the flight back. Woohoo for me πŸ™‚ Dog-Gone Awesome Shaker Card While I was still in Germany MFT released some very cute dog stamps that I had to have. Mainly because one of the dogs looks like my Freedom. That’s why I had to use that particular dog on my card (even though my dog is not entirely brown) and create a dog-gone awesome shaker card with it. Here is the video for you: Please excuse the messy Copic coloring. These brown tones always bleed a little more …

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Video: Simple Technique for Stunning Water Colored Backgrounds

Stunning Water Colored Backgrounds

And it’s again a week without a post, I’m sorry! My excuse this time? The cold! This nasty thing got me on Monday and kind of knocked me out. Anyway, I’m back and I prepared a video for you. This time I wanted to show you how I made some of my stunning water colored backgrounds. I learned this technique on YouTube a while ago and used it ever since. You mainly need a sponge dauber (while I was searching on Google for this, I realized it’s called foam brush, oh well), something like this: pack from Joann, your water …

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Birthday Card from Above – How the Bear Brought the Presents

Birthday Bear

Hello everyone! I’m so sorry that I didn’t post any blog post, Instagram picture, or anything else during the last week. Work was just crazy and this weekend was my hubby’s birthday, so we decided to go to Disneyland. Hence, no time for crafting, even though there are a lot of new goodies waiting on my desk. But, the coming week has a better forecast, so I will be on and sharing again soon. Disneyland For today I wanted to share two quick impressions from Disneyland and my hubby’s birthday card that I made last week. This was my first …

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A Few More Cards Using The Stamp of Approval

All 6 cards

I know, I know… I made so many cards using the Stamp of Approval already, but I like this collection so much that I had to create a couple more. Besides, I got the design guide end of last week and the samples in there are so gorgeous! I can’t even… πŸ™‚ For the first four cards I used a scrap piece of white card stock and blended Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral all over it. Now I die cut four pieces of cake out of them. For the first two cards I also die cut another two pieces of …

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