Alison Bomber release for PaperArtsy – Love Poem

Alison Bomber release for PaperArtsy - Love Poems

PaperArtsy is releasing one new stamp after another and everyone of them is special. I really enjoy the variety from all of the designers and what they bring to the table. I’m super excited to share a project with you that is using one of these new stamps – Alison Bomber’s The Love Edition. I made a tag highlighting one of the sentiments which makes it look like a love poem. The love poem I picked is from Kahlil Gibran (more info on Wikipedia – in case you are interested) and I mixed it with a grungy background. Hop on…

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Introducing new PaperArtsy stamps from Seth Apter and playing with Fresco Finish Mustard and Cerise

Introducing new PaperArtsy stamps from Seth Apter

Hi everyone, I’m super excited to share this art journal page with you. Not only was I able to play with the new PaperArtsy stamps from Seth Apter but I also experimented with a different mix of colors. But see for yourself. Enjoy 🙂 At the end the page had something magical, even with the more mechanical looking images from Seth’s set. Color can really change how we perceive certain things and it’s so much fun to experiment with that. Supplies Used Close Ups

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Creativation 2019 Recap – Are you ready?

Creativation 2019

Have you seen all the videos and pictures from Creativation yet? I know, I haven’t shared much, but others uploaded some amazing insights. It was such a busy weekend for me, now that I participated not only as a Content Creator, but also as a Retailer (yay!). And that was an entirely different experience. I definitely have some exciting news for my shop (makerdeli.com) and I brought back a variety of art and craft supplies. Because it is so much, I broke up the videos to four parts. And if you listen closely, you might hear something about two give…

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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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Creativation 2018 recap

Live From Creativation FB Event Banner

Creativation 2018 is over and I came back with lots of inspiration (and a few goodies). This post is probably going to be a little longer as there is a lot that I’d like to share with you 😉 Interesting products Let’s start with all the goodies. One of the biggest booth at Creativation was the one from Ranger. I have a recording from my Facebook live here (the audio is a little low, because I didn’t want to scream over all the conversations that were happening around me): In this video you also see Emerald Creek and Seth Apter…

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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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Distress Oxide 101 – How to Create an Envelope With a Matching Card

Hi and welcome to this very special event. Justine Hovey and I teamed up to share our love for the Distress Oxide with you. We prepared four technique videos, but it’s not just techniques we are sharing, we are also giving away several sets of the Distress Oxide (Justine two and I one). If you want to know what the difference is between the Distress Inks and Distress Oxide, feel free to take a look at my “First look at Distress Oxide” video. Give away is closed Justine started with a one layer card that you can find here. Isn’t…

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A Confusing Video About Color Combinations

color combinations

Happy Sunday (or what ever day it is, when you are reading this 😉 ), 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 😉 Again, I’m not a color expert, I haven’t studied…

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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 🙂 ). Colored Ink Comparison These are the inks…

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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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