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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Week 1 and 2 Wanderlust 2017 – Experimenting for an Online Class

Wanderlust 2017 Week 2 Making Magic Art Journal page

I wanted to share an experiment with you that I started at the beginning of the year. I joined Wanderlust 2017, which is a year long online class that publishes a new tutorial every Friday. It’s all about mixed media, especially art journaling and every teacher talks about different techniques or strategies on how to approach art. I’m not affiliated with them, so I’m really just telling you about it, because I have a blast getting out of my comfort zone with this class. I finished the 2nd week (yes, I’m already a little behind…) and wanted to share my …

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Video: Thankful for You – A One Layer Card

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Wow, it’s already November… can you believe it? Thanksgiving is around the corner so better get these cards out the door πŸ˜‰ Today I wanted to share a one layer Thanksgiving card with you highlighting a new sentiment die from Kat Scrappiness: Thankful for you. It was so much fun to create this card! It’s simple but looks so stunning at the end. It was the first time that I tried the Nuvo embossing powder and the Fabrika Decoru Glass Drops and I absolutely love how both turned out. But see for yourself: Btw, sorry for my voice. I’m on …

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So Suzy Stamps 2016 Design Team Blog Hop

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Welcome everyone to the So Suzy Stamps 2016 Design Team Blog Hop! We have a brand new team bringing you So Suzy projects for the rest of 2016 and I was chosen to be a part of it! Yay!!! This is my very first Design Team experience and saying that I’m thrilled would be an understatement. I can’t wait to share all the amazing projects with you! I’m also a little nervous, but pssst, please don’t tell Suzanne πŸ˜‰ If you came from Olesya’s blog or you are starting here, then you are in the right place! My Creation for …

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Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints

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Look what I found. I was at Micheal’s the other day, just wanted to look around (yeah, sure…), and stumbled over these cute looking paints from Art-C. First I wasn’t sure if I should get them, but after checking a quick YouTube video, I had to. Good thing Michael’s had a BoGo 50% on those πŸ™‚ Video Review of Art-C Metallic And Ultra Chalk Acrylic Paints I think that the effect is so gorgeous that I had to share it via video, a simple picture is just not enough πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoyed my video and feel enabled to …

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Video: Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes And Two Tags

Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz

If you follow me on Instagram you have probably seen that I bought some of the Shimmerz Paints texture pastes called Dazzlerz and Texturez. For me they are a new company and I wanted to share my first impression with you. To show how they compare to Dreamweaver texture paste, I created the following video. Video Review of Shimmerz Paints Texturez & Dazzlerz Pastes For the review I used tags created with the Tim Holtz tag die, Tim Holtz and Dylusions stencils, and a regular palette knife. The video is a little longer. If you just want to see the …

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Unboxing Stamp of Approval – Beautiful World Collection

Woohoo, it’s here and a day early – the new Stamp of Approval Collection. And because I wanted to share it with you ASAP, I had to film this “quick & dirty” unboxing πŸ™‚ I’m so exited about it (you can barely tell in the video…) and I can’t wait to get creative with this one! Especially Catherine Pooler’s own design really got me. It’s just so versatile, I mean you can stamp it just once, twice, an entire background, emboss it, in different colors, color the inside, and so on… I’m sorry that I sound like the biggest fan …

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A Week of Firsts – Cats on a Canvas

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While I was watching YouTube videos about art journaling, I stumbled over one video. In that video the artist created cats on a canvas and I was so blown away that I used hers as inspiration for my very first canvas art. Yes, mine is very different compared to hers, and I’m still not sure if I’m actually done. But I never thought that I would be able to create something like that at all! I started with ripping some pieces of paper apart and adhering them with matte gel medium to the canvas and applying Gesso on top. Then …

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Welcome To The World of Art Journals – My First Pages

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It is about that time, weekend and time for a new blog article. I have a hard time making cards at the moment, because I got sucked into the world of art journals and was busy creating my first ones. They are definitely not as amazing as the art journal pages I see on Instagram and YouTube, but everybody has to start somewhere, right? And I started with watching some videos and getting ideas on what to do and here is what I came up with. My first journal page features the crazy cats from Tim Holtz and a lot …

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Artsy Fartsy Birthday Card – Why Again Did I Do This?

Artsy Fartsy Card

Do you have cards where you just don’t know if your design is really great or just terrible? This is how I feel with this artsy fartsy birthday card. πŸ™‚ A couple of days ago I played with some new paints (new for me). I found a set of pebeo Vitrail oil paints at Michael’s and wanted to give them a try. I actually bought them, because I saw Sandy Allnock using them during CHA and I loved the effect that these colors are creating. Because they are oil paints, I didn’t want to use them on regular paper. So …

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