Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add …


My Cup of Tea – Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

My Cup of Tea - Foiling techniques with PaperArtsy

What an exciting technique for the PaperArtsy blog – foiling. I have followed this trend for a while now, always thinking about how I could use this as part of my art journals or mixed media projects. I enjoy the look of a foiled background or when the foil is rubbed onto nearly dry alcohol ink. For this post, I wanted to use something that I haven’t used in a while though – foil flakes. That’s the good thing about renovating your house. You find items that you haven’t used in a while. I knew immediately, that I wanted to …


Possibilitarian – Mixed media tag for ArtFoamies

Possibilitarian mixed media tag ArtFoamies

When I saw the Possibilitarian foam stamp for the first time I felt the urge to create with it. It was too long for my art journal though, so I had to find a different surface. The #12 size tag was perfect. Now I just needed to create a worthy project 🙂 Here is my step-by-step tutorial for the huge tag. I hope you enjoyed my video for ArtFoamies. Can’t wait to share a lot more projects using ArtFoamies with you! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use …


Save the Crafty YouTuber Hop – Snarky Mixed Media Cards

Save the Crafty Youtuber Hop Snarky Mixed Media Cards with Finders Keepers

Welcome to the 2nd Save the Crafty Youtuber hop. Justine did it again and organized an amazing hop throughout 5 days. We are at day three and it’s all about mixed media projects. Because I’m celebrating SnarktoberFest I decided to create a few snarky mixed media cards, in bright colors to show that mixed media doesn’t always have to be grungy, rusty or vintage-y. This hop is again sponsored by great companies. All of them have sponsored prizes that you can win by leaving comments throughout the hop. The more comments you leave on the videos, the more chances you …


Sweet cocoa with Emerald Creek aroma embossing powder

Emerald Creek Sweet Coffee

Hi everyone and welcome to a new project for Emerald Creek. This time I decided to create something using the Aroma embossing powder. They are called Aroma because they smell like whatever the name is, for example the Chocolate Dream that I’m using smells like Swiss hot chocolate, yummy. So, I had to pair it with the new Unwind stamp set from Pam Bray to create a sweet cocoa card. During the video I’m showing you how to create a fall colored background using water color powders and how to color an image using embossing powder. Both super fun and …


Raiders of the lost stash with Nathalie Kalbach

Wow, what a topic. I knew that I have a lot of “lost stash” but because we are renovating our house, there is even more that has come back to the surface. So, over the last weeks, I put aside a some of those lost items, thinking that they would be perfect for this theme – and I’m telling you, that stash was a hot podge of stuff 😉 I really like this topic though. It gets you digging and you find some really neat things. For my project for the “Raiders of the lost stash” theme, I decorated a …


How to create a journal cover with Eileen Hull and news about IntheMkng

Eileen Hull Handmade Journal with Seth Apter stencils

Hello everyone, I’m super excited to share this post with you! Originally, I wanted to tell you all about IntheMkng, a festival at the end of September for everything crafty, but then I got distracted and started playing with Eileen Hull’s die, so that’s what I’m going to show you instead 😉 But how did I get here? You might have seen that I’m currently signed up as a VIP AFCI Creator and that I’m planning to go the InTheMkng event in September. Eileen Hull is one of the designers that will be there and because I just recently discovered …


Get Wrapped – Art journal blog hop with Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull

Get Wrapped Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull blog hop

Oh my, I’m so excited about the Get Wrapped blog hop which is a collaboration between Emerald Creek, PaperArtsy, Seth Apter and Eileen Hull. I love hops like this where everyone has the same base and then you can see how differently the topic is interpreted. The paints Seth sent me had a medieval flair to them, so I decided to go with that theme. I found some stencils that had matching patterns, including some little buttons from Emerald Creek that were perfect for the opening and closing mechanism. Needless to say that I had a blast playing with my …


Emerald Creek and the Great Outdoors

The great outdoors with Emerald Creek

Oh my, I had so much fun creating these four cards. It feels like I haven’t made a mixed media card in forever, even though I know it’s not true 😉 So what better timing than the current theme over on the Emerald Creek blog Great Outdoors. I love playing a little and then making a few simple cards. These are a great combination of paint splattering (just a little) and embossing powder fun. You can see all the details in my video. Here I show you how I created the backgrounds using a brayer and my Gel Press and …


Endless Summer Cheerful Mixed Media Cards for N*Studio

Endless Summer Mixed Media Cards for Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! Summer has started, it’s official. We are having the first days with over 100 degrees in California, so I spend a lot of time in my pool. When we bought our house, we fell in love with the pool. It is plastered with a variety of blue tiles which shine amazing when the sun hits them. The colors of the pool were my inspiration for this month’s theme – Endless Summer. But as always, I started with those colors and then couldn’t stop. But let’s start at the beginning. I decided to create a few greeting cards. I …