A Confusing Video About Color Combinations

color combinations

Happy Sunday (or what ever day it is, when you are reading this πŸ˜‰ ), I love to listen to others sharing useful information. I have done that through all my crafty life and have learned a ton! Now I wanted to give something back. Even though my knowledge about color combinations is limited, I managed to combine some information from my studies at university and through out my life. I hope that the video is not too confusing, but I tried my best to talk about everything I know πŸ˜‰ Again, I’m not a color expert, I haven’t studied …

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Some more cards I made with the Stamp of Approval Collection

Little Birthday Monster

It’s starting to be a Stamp of Approval week here. But it’s just so much fun to play with that box. I try to make something different next time, promised. πŸ™‚ For the first two cards I started with using the amazing stencil again. I took two pieces of white card stock and spread Dreamweaver embossing paste over them. Then I set them aside to dry. Now I took a third piece of card stock and blended Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple to create a sunset like scene. Now I used the Winnie & Walter circle stamps to create a …

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Colored Ink Comparison – For All Who Need More Color in Their Life

Colored Ink Comparison

What a beautiful Sunday here in SoCal. The sun is shining and it’s warm again. So what would be better than to get the colors out. I finally made some time and swatched all my inks (Jennifer McGuire style). While I was stamping one ink after another, I was wondering which manufacturer is good for sentiments, which one for plain areas, and so on. So I stamped and blended one color from every manufacturer I own and made a video for you (and me of course… I was curious as well πŸ™‚ ). Colored Ink Comparison These are the inks …

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MFT January Release – Introduction to Wonky Stitched Dies and Ewe

MFT January Release Ewe

As promised in my last video I wanted to share a cute birthday card featuring the new stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. Just last week MFT released a whole bunch of goodyness and I ordered (just) three items. Stitched Cloud Edges (which I’m not using in this card) Ewe are the best stamp set Wonky Stitched Squares I wanted to try the wonky stitched dies and was not sure which set to get, the rectangles or the squares. At the end I decided the cheaper version is perfect for my testing purposes πŸ™‚ I started with stamping the …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – A Beautyful Mix of Everything

Art Impression Spinner

There were so many awesome Persicopes today, so I decided to write one more article on some of the exiting new products. As this is the third article in my Periscope review of CHA 2016 series, just a quick note that in case you like to start at the beginning, here I’m talking about Tim Holtz products and here about coloring mediums. Again, I followed Sandy Allnock, plus today Catherine Pooler and Art Impressions. Let’s jump right in. Avery Elle Avery Elle introduced 14 new stamps and 17 dies, all available at the end of February. Here are some:       & …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – All The Coloring Mediums

Little B. Washi Coloring

I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. My second article in the series Periscope Review of CHA 2016 is talking about several color mediums (besides the Distress Crayons). I try to focus on those I would be interested in, so I probably don’t talk about everything that was introduced. If you would like to start at the beginning, here is my article about the new Tim Holtz products. Copic Copic introduced a …

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Periscope Review of CHA 2016 – Everything From Tim Holtz

Distress Crayons

I was following a lot of Periscopes about the CHA Megashow 2016 and I thought that it is actually really fun, because you are able to see all the new stuff from the first row. So here is my Periscope review of CHA 2016 (including bad quality pictures) and what everybody will be talking about soon. Let’s start with all the new Tim Holtz goodies. He introduced a lot of new dies. I liked the die that cuts all the rectangle openings best. He also introduced a new set of gears. One as a steel rule die and one set …

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Being More Crafty – a Short Story About Me

HolyLise - final

Hello everyone, nice to have you back! Today I wanted to share a little bit more about myself and tell you the short story about why and how I started with paper crafting. In 2014 I moved from Germany to the USA. The reason was my (now) husband. He is a US citizen and I met him at work while he was visiting our German office. That was back in 2012. Between then and now a lot of things happened, but I don’t want to bore you with the details. Let’s just say that it was the best decision I …

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Review: Making a Shaker Card with the Fuse Tool

2nd Fuse Tool card

Hi everybody, in my last post I promised a review for the fuse tool and the Minc toner ink pen. Today I will tell you more about the fuse tool. I bought the Project Life version at Michael’s with a 50% coupon, but from what I understand it’s exactly the same as the one from We R Memory Keepers. Here the two cards I made so far: How to operate the Fuse Tool The Fuse Tool just needs power and a little time to heat up. As soon as the tip is hot enough you can run it over acetate …

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Review : Art-C The Groove Blending Machine & Mini Haul

The Groove Tool

Hello everyone! I was a little shopping at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s today and bought some add-ons for my way too small stash of paper crafting tools (not…). One of the items I ran over by accident is the ‘groove’ tool from Art-C. I’m always a little skeptic with tools I haven’t seen or heard anything about before. But it was $20 and with the regular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon even better. The packaging says that it is perfect for mixed media projects. It looks a little bit like my face cleanser brush, but the heads are totally different …

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