Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the last day of the Zen Garden blog hop. What do you think of all the new inks, stamps and dies? Aren’t they just gorgeous? During today’s blog hop we focus on the Stained Glass Cover Plate and the Faithful Flutterings stamp. My first project is using the larger butterfly and the new Split Chevron stencil from the Zen Garden release. I started by blending Seafoam, Skylight and Stone Blue through the stencil. After I was done, I splattered the same colors all over the card to “mess it up” a little more. Next up, I stamped the …

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Save the crafty YouTuber video hop

save the crafty youtuber

Hi everyone and welcome to a very special post. A lot of us crafty YouTubers earn a little bit of money through YouTube’s monetization program. This program was changed just recently, so we won’t be able to utilize it anymore. That’s why we all came together for a Save the crafty YouTuber video hop. We are sponsored by big companies, which means you can win amazing prizes. What do you have to do for that? Just watch our videos and leave a comment underneath the videos (on YouTube, not the blog). The more videos you watch and on the more …

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StencilClub Voices – Creating Mixed Media Greeting Cards with Ken Oliver

StencilClub Voices Mixed Media Greeting Cards

Wow, I’m in aaaw with Kristie’s stencils for the February StencilClub. Can you already see all the gorgeous backgrounds that you can create with them? I have done so many art journal pages lately that I thought this time I’m creating mixed media greeting cards with Kristie’s stencils as the focal background (lol). But which medium to chose? After staring at my supplies for a while, I decided to use Ken Oliver Color Burst. I put the 9×12 stencil on top of some watercolor paper and then carefully sprinkled the powder all over it. The stencil was big enough to …

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Catherine Pooler Zen Garden Sneak Peeks

Catherine Pooler Sneak Peek

Hello there, I’m currently at Creativation, looking at all the new stuff. One of the new releases that I got a little earlier is Catherine Pooler’s Zen Garden (perks of being on the Design Team πŸ˜‰ ). So you’re one of the first to see some sneak peeks of the new stamps, dies and ink colors πŸ˜€ I mixed some of the new products with dies from the latest Stamp of Approval collection. I love when you can mix and match things. Sometimes you need bright, sometimes a little muted. This background is toned down using vellum. I can’t wait …

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Video: A paper layering experiment with Hero Arts

paper layering experiment with Hero Arts layering squirrel

Have you seen the latest Markerpop challenge already? They are hosting a fall video contest and I’m joining with this card πŸ™‚ While reorganizing my craft room I found a really pretty fall themed paper set and I wanted to create a card with it. So I looked through Pinterest and found some inspiration while looking at cards that use the paper for layering, so I started my paper layering experiment. I chose the Hero Arts squirrel stamp set for the focal point and then the fun began. Follow me along while I try to figure out how to layer …

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Video: Snarky is part of the package

So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide - Snarky is part of the package

Have you seen the new release from So Suzy Stamps yet? There are a few snarky stamps as well and you know me – I can’t resist some good snark. I paired the new Snarky is part of the Package stamp with the rose and rose trio from an earlier release, but see for yourself. I hope you’re not sick of me using the Distress Oxide, because there is another card coming πŸ˜‰ This time, I used them to color the roses in two different ways. The outside of the card with the ink resist technique and the inside by …

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Video: Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Cupcake birthday card with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Distress Oxide card. Are you sick of them yet? πŸ˜› This time I created some bright cupcakes for a colorful birthday card. I heat embossed the cupcakes and then smooshed Distress Oxide onto the paper. The embossed areas resisted the ink creating a really neat effect. To show you exactly how I did it, I prepared a video tutorial for you: Fun, isn’t it? What’s your favorite Distress Oxide technique? I really like the smooshing part – nice and messy, but not too much πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used The supplies I used: Thanks for …

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How to create a fairy background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Fairy Background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Yay, I’m up over at the So Suzy Stamps blog again. Have you seen these cute little tea cup fairies over at So Suzy Stamps? They are back and they deserved an appropriate fairy background with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink. I just love the combination of the Distress Inks and Oxides, they always turn out insanely pretty. In addition, I found some Perfect Pearls in one of my drawers and added some fairy sparkle at the end. But see for yourself how easy yet beautiful this technique is: Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my …

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Distress Oxide 101 – DIY Colored Texture Paste

Welcome back to my next technique video for Distress Oxide 101. Have you seen all the other technique videos yet? Justine created a stunning card in her first video. In yesterday’s video I colored an envelope with Distress Oxide and created a matching card for it. Give away is Closed In my second video, I’m showing different ways on how to create your own colored texture paste using the Oxides. Wow, 3 great techniques and one more to come. Check out Justine’s channel tomorrow (April 7th) for the last part of the series. Thanks for joining Justine and me for …

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Let’s Celebrate Justine Hovey’s 1 Mil YouTube Views

The Greetings Farm Mad Hatter with Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Balloons

Woohoo, we are celebrating Justine Hovey and her hitting 1 Million views on her YouTube channel. For this special occasion Justine organized a YouTube video hop with some of her crafty friends. How do I know her you ask? We met through the So Suzy Stamps design team. First online and in January in person at Creativation. We had a blast and I can’t wait to meet her again. Justine went above and beyond for the hop and her viewers. Join us for the hop and a chance to win amazing prizes. All you have to do is follow the …

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