In the Night ATCs with Emerald Creek

In the Night with Emerald Creek

The theme over at the Emerald Creek blog is In the Night and I decided to make it a Halloween project. I haven’t done much for Halloween this year, which is not normal for me 😉 I couldn’t decide which of my many Emerald Creek Halloween stamps to use. So, I went with the easy way – creating multiple projects. That’s why I created 3 ATCs (short for Artist Trading Cards) using night colors for the background and bright embossing powder. But see for yourself: How about winning a gift card for Emerald Creek? Join the monthly challenge over on…

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: Ranger Ink Dylusions

Snarktoberfest Ranger

Hey my Snarksters (yeah, I made that up for you 😉 ). We are celebrating like there is no tomorrow. I have seen the first snarky projects from you on Instagram and Facebook and I have to say, they are AWESOME!!! I can’t wait what else you come up with till the end of SnarktoberFest. Don’t forget to use #SnarktoberFest and #SnarktoberFest2018 and I’ll pick a random winner on October 31st. That winner gets a snarky Bunkie Bag (What is a Bunkie Bag? Check out this video and/ or the Simply Charming Bags website.). Speaking of winners. The winner of…

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 7 – Rip up a Page

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 7

Hi everyone, welcome to prompt number 7 of The Stencilfied Journal 🙂 I know, I’m a little late with this one, but we are renovating our house and that kept me quite busy. To show you how sorry I am, I thought I make it a video this time. Is that okay? 😉 This weeks prompt was to rip up a page and glue it back into the art journal. When I first read it I was shocked. How could I rip up a page that I just decorated? But after a while I calmed down. Isn’t that exactly what…

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We always think we’ll have time with Visible Image

we always think we'll have time with visible image

Yay, I’m back with a new project for Visible Image. I’m super excited to be finally working with some of the new stencils and the somewhere in time stamp. Unfortunately my camera didn’t record, so there won’t be a video for this art journal page. I’m sorry 🙁 I started by spreading just a little bit of Dylusions paint onto my art journal page. I just wanted to cover the middle of the page a little. Then I added the same shades first through the “Collision” stencil and then through the “Count me in” stencil. I liked the background stamp…

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Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Imagine the possibilities with Visible Image

Hi everyone and welcome to a new blog post for Visible Image. This time I’m sharing a bright and grungy little canvas with you. I used the ink splats stamp for the background and the Imagine, Dream, Inspire for my focal point. Everything in between is some messy fun with smearing around Dylusions paints 😉 You can follow my steps by watching my quick video tutorial here: Super easy, don’t you think? It’s definitely a lot of fun to create those smaller canvases and they are perfect for a little decoration, for example in your bookshelf. Thanks for stopping by!…

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She wears her smile as a disguise – art journal page with Visible Image

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page

Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the new to me stamps. One of them was the she wears her smile as a disguise sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well. First off, I created the background. This is actually a…

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Introducing my first online mixed media class: Eat, Sleep, Create

StampNation Eat Sleep Create

I’m incredibly excited to share my first online mixed media class with you: Eat, Sleep, Create. As you know I love working in my art journal and using similar techniques for card making as well. In this class you’ll learn quite a few great techniques and it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned art journaler or if you have never opened one but always wanted to try. I take you through every step and explain everything in an easy to follow way. At the end you’ll have an arsenal of techniques for getting the first layer onto the page, adding…

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Deflecto Guest Post for Valentine’s Day

Deflecto Guest Post for Valentine's Day

I’m super excited to be guest designing for Deflecto again. February is all about Valentine’s Day and I created a very pink frame insert. I’m not a “pink person”, but I enjoyed creating this insert for the Craft Frame in pink. The good thing about is that a portion of Deflecto’s pink product proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. To see how everything came together, check out my video: I used a candle to lighten up the negatives, but you could use a light string or one of those LED lights. It’s a really neat effect when the…

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

What a Crowd at Creativation 2017

Hi everyone 🙂 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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Video: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Art Journal Pages

decorate art journal pages

Wow, you don’t make a video for one week and all of the sudden your entire voice over is full of “ERM”… I’m sorry for that 😉 We are here, the last video in my Dylusions Art Journal series. Well, there is a give away next week (spoiler), so stay tuned for that. I really hope that you enjoyed all the videos and that you might have gotten some ideas for your own art journaling. The last video is showing some of my favorite techniques for decorating art journal pages. Of course, there are gazillion other ways, but I picked…

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