Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Release

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval release

What? More exciting news today? Yes! The Stamp of Approval Tropically Yours collection is finally available! In case you don’t know what Stamp of Approval is, it’s a collection of stamps and dies that all coordinate with each other, so you can create cards instead of searching for matching sets. This theme is all about tropical flowers, flamingos and more. To give you an idea, here is a card that I made for the release. Rather simple, but so effective. You can see the process of how I put it together in my short video: You can find more inspiration …

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Tropically Yours – Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

Tropically Yours - Stamp of Approval Blog Hop

We are so close to the next release of the Stamp of Approval collection, this time with a very tropical flair. Tropically Yours is the new collection, full of fun images, gorgeous sentiments and other surprises. If you came from Jenny’s blog you’re at the right spot. Otherwise, feel free to start at the beginning of the hop here. I created an entire set of cards for the first day of the hop, showcasing the Leave me in Paradise set from the Tropically Yours collection. Here’s a quick video showing how I created these cards. Super easy, once you know …

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Just for fun blog hop – time to create some clean and simple cards

Just for fun blog hop

Welcome to a blog hop, just for fun. Ingrid pulled together a few crafters and asked us to create with “new” craft supplies, the ones that have been laying around for a while now, unused. And you know what I haven’t done in a while? Creating clean and simple cards, without any mess. Ok, there was a little mess involved when I inked up a background, but way less than normally πŸ˜‰ I bought some of the stamps from Finders Keepers a while back. I discovered them at Creativation and fell in love with the very different designs and sentiments. …

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How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds – CP and WOW blog hop

How to use embossing powder for card backgrounds

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to be hopping with Catherine Pooler and WOW today. In my post, I’m sharing how to use embossing powder for card backgrounds. Don’t forget to hop along with us and leave a comment on every blog. Catherine Pooler and WOW are choosing one random winner each πŸ˜€ But on to my cards. I started with one card and then couldn’t stop and ended up creating 4 for this hop. All 4 are using embossing powders for the card background and all are made with a different technique. To make it a little easier, I created …

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How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …

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Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful and Blog Hop Day 2

Catherine Pooler May Release Wild and Wonderful

Hi and welcome to Catherine’s May release “Wild and Wonderful” and our Day 2 blog hop. Did you arrive from Kelly’s blog? Then you’re at the right place. If not, you can start at the beginning. I always love to experiment with stamps and how they can be used for mixed media techniques. I had quite a few ideas for these stamps and today I’m sharing two of them. Both include a lot of ink smooshing for the background πŸ˜‰ But see for yourself in my quick video: What do you think about mixed media cards like that? Are mine …

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How to create an ombre ink effect with Visible Image and the Misti + blog hop

Visible Image and Misti Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the incredible Visible Image and Misti blog hop! We prepared some amazing projects to show you how you can use the Misti to create truly amazing pieces of art. And what are the perfect images for this? Exactly, the Visible Image stamps with their huge variety of designs. I decided to create four cards, all using the same technique to create an ombre effect. The best stamps for this technique are silhouette images or stamps with larger solid areas. In addition to the stamps and the Misti you need some juicy ink and paper that can …

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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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