Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

I told you that I love this release, right? That’s why I am joining a second day of the blog hop, I just couldn’t get enough of it πŸ˜€ Today I’m playing with the “Starlights” stamp set, some embossing powders and the Black Jack ink. These star stamps are so versatile and the different designs are just beautiful. And it was so much fun to play with them. I created a quick video for you, so you can see what I did for these two: I think that the grey from the Black Jack ink looks really nice together with …

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St. Patricks Day Center Piece with Deflecto

St. Patricks Center Piece with Deflecto

Are you up for something different? I know, usually I do “mess up” my Deflecto projects quite a bit, but this time I decided to go with a different direction. Sometimes you have to follow your arty heart and see where it takes you and mine lead me to a beautiful St. Patricks Day center piece with the Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer. While I was thinking about a project for St. Patricks Day, I thought about all the possibilities that I have. Somewhere between mono printed clovers and little 3D printed gold coins I had the idea for a St. …

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Stampnation Birthday Challenge – Come join us

Stampnation Birthday Challenge

Hi everyone, I don’t know if I told you before, but as part of the Catherine Pooler Design Team, I joined Stampnation. This is a forum full of crafters that share their projects, join challenges, send each other cards and more. It’s super fun and you’ll get a lot of inspiration. Currently, there’s a Stampnation birthday challenge that helps you creating a bunch of birthday cards, so you’re prepared for the year πŸ˜› I wanted to share the two I created so far. If you’d like to check out all the different topics and cards, join Stampnation here. One of …

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Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Stencilgirl Guest Post – Shine like the whole universe is yours

Oh man, I want to jump around the house all day. StencilGirl is such an amazing company and I’m so honored that they asked me to guest design for them. I love, love, love the quality of their stencils and the fact that you’ll always find a pattern you love, thanks to all the amazing designers. StencilGirl Guest Post For this project, I picked stencils from Sue Pelletier, Laurie Mika and Nathalie Kalbach. You can find the entire project description over at the StencilGirl blog. I also created a video for you πŸ™‚ This is the first time that I …

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Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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A card for every season with Tilly’s Magical Garden from Catherine Pooler

4 seasons with Catherine Pooler

Wow, I received an amazing package the other day. Guess what was in it… the new stamp, stencil and die from Catherine Pooler’s shop. I was so excited, you should have seen the grin on my face πŸ˜› And the new release is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the stencil and the versatile flowers in the set. It’s so easy to create a card for every season and that’s exactly what I did. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I enjoy Catherine’s products. This woman always gets me all excited. She is just so …

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Video: I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Oh my gosh, the new stamp set from Strawberry Jude Stamps is just adorable! It’s dragons! I can’t get enough of dragons and this set comes with a range of little details, like jewels, flames and more. Unbelievably cute πŸ˜€ One of the dragons had to be the focal point of my card, so I decided to pick the guy holding the diamond. Then I used the other small jewel stamps to create the background. Of course, I had to add a bunch of glitter and shimmer, otherwise it would be a really boring gemstone πŸ˜‰ You can see the …

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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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Video: 3D birds nest canvas with Art Anthology

Art Anthology birds nest

I’m back with a new project for Art Anthology, woohoo! This time I created a 3D project, well it’s 3D elements on a wood panel πŸ˜› I found this bird and the birds nest in the home decor section, next to plastic flowers and just had to take it home with me. My idea was to pop it up on a canvas. My thoughts went from cutting a hole into a canvas, to adhering at the bottom of the canvas and so on. At the end I decided to risk it and cut the nest in half. Unfortunately, my husband …

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Video: My First Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

I got inspired by Justine’s amazing astronaut card and her galaxy sky background. I have never tried it before, because I thought it’s too difficult. After watching her creating this cute card, I just had to try it and I’m glad I did. It’s not the prettiest galaxy sky background in the world, but I tried something new πŸ˜€ I also let the camera run while inking everything. Enjoy! What do you think about the Nuvo embossing powder? Is that neat or what? πŸ™‚ Don’t forget that So Suzy is celebrating her birthday. That means you get special treatment this …

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