How to Create Your Own Advents Calendar

Adventskalender

Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a totally different project for you, an advents calendar πŸ™‚ Growing up I had one every year and I insisted to get one even when I was already growing up. It’s a huge tradition in Germany and less known in the US. In case you don’t know what an advents calendar is, here is a short explanation. An advents calendar has 24 or 25 doors (depending on which day you celebrate Christmas) and every door has a number on it. Starting December 1st, you open the door with the number 1 and …

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One More Bunny Card Using the Doodlebug Easter Kit

Doodlebug easter card

Scrapbooking Made Simple had their spring Garage Sale during the weekend and of course I had to go there. Besides getting some really good deals on used supplies, I also grabbed the March Doodlebug Easter kit and the Stampendous stamp set. Today’s card is using the Doodlebug Easter kit mainly (I had to cheat for one tiny piece of paper), I will show you a card using the Stampendous kit in a few days. This kit contains a couple of 6×12 sheets of really pretty paper (typical Doodlebug design), some stickers, gorgeous gingham twine, and 4 clips. The only thing …

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Trying Water Color Techniques With Bird Crazy Stamps

Water Color Techniques

As promised here are the other cards I made using the Bird Crazy stamps from Tim Holtz. I wanted to focus on water color techniques, so I used water colors mainly. All birds are colored with the Zig Clean Color real brush markers. Again, I chose one tone per color and blended it just with some water. The water color paper I’m using doesn’t bleed as much which makes the coloring rather easy. Bird One I used Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the background. I squeezed the ink pad onto my craft mat, watered my foam brush …

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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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