Video: It’s Playtime with Water Color Powders

Cas-ual Friday stamps with Lindy's and Ken Oliver water color powders

Wow, time flies at the moment. But here I am again with a card using some nearly forgotten stamps from the Stamp of Approval collection and my beloved water color powders. New to me are the Lindy’s magicals that I saw at CHA. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite techniques for creating backgrounds with you. I always think it’s easier to follow a video, plus I haven’t uploaded in in two weeks… (how could I?!) So I bet you’ll enjoy following me along while I’m heat embossing these cas-ual Friday stamps and adding a splash of water color powder …

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Unboxing: Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason Collection

Look what arrived today – the new Stamp of Approval The Perfect Reason collection πŸ™‚ I’m always so amazed with her quick shipping. It took just two days for the box to arrive at my home and now I can start my weekend with some stamping fun. πŸ™‚ This box has some really unique stamps in it, some of them with patterns I haven’t really seen anywhere else. Super exciting! And besides the box, I also got my hands on the rest of Catherine Pooler’s inks πŸ˜€ Finally, after all that talking, here is my video. I tried to keep …

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Faux Shaker Card Inspired by Catherine Pooler

Faux Shaker Card

Hello there, I was in the mood for something different again and for some reason I’m kind of into mixing blue and oranges at the moment. I really enjoy this color combination. A few days ago Catherine Pooler had a contest for the latest Stamp of Approval collection on her blog, which made me grab it again to play with it. One of her inspirational cards was a faux shaker card and I thought that I want to CASE her idea. So I grabbed my Kat Scrappiness sequins, the Lovely Notes collection and started assembling the card. I started by …

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Recollections Ombre Inks on a Thank You Card

Ombre Butterfly

Today, while I was cleaning my craft area, I realized that I haven’t made a card making video in forever. So I grabbed some items that I have a bought a few weeks ago and haven’t used yet: my two Recollections Ombre Inks. I got them on sale at Michael’s and was curious how these are, especially because I didn’t own an ombre ink pad so far, so the entire idea was new to me. I tried to find a link to these ink pads, but haven’t found them on the michaels.com website, sorry. Maybe they still have them in …

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Video: Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

Die Cut Inlay With the Stamp of Approval

In my last video and blog article I unboxed the latest Stamp of Approval collection. Today I wanted to share the card with you that I created based on an idea that I had during the unboxing. This video showcases the arrow die from the Lovely Notes collection and how to use it for a die cut inlay technique. Besides dies and stamps from the collection itself, I used some sequins from Kat Scrappiness, Nuvo drops and the Lawn Fawn stitched square die. All supplies are listed at the end of the article. I hope you feel inspired after watching …

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Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes Collection

Unboxing of the Stamp of Approval - Lovely Notes

Well, hello there. I’m sharing a quick unboxing of the Stamp of Approval – Lovely Notes collection today. I just got home from work and there it was, waiting for me in the mailbox πŸ™‚ I really liked this one and I think this is going to be my favorite so far. The butterfly stamp in there is just gorgeous and the background stamp has such a unique pattern. I’m totally in aaaw with the content of that box πŸ™‚ But I don’t want to tease you too much. You can see all the stamps for your self in my …

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You Are Awesome – Quick Card Made From Scraps

Close Up

I just wanted to share a quick card with you that came together based on some scraps that were laying around on my desk. The colorful stripe is a left over from a project I will share with you soon (hint: it is an artjournal page using some June release stamps from So Suzy πŸ˜‰ ). I used way to much acrylic paint on said project so I grabbed some scraps and dunked them into the acrylic paint that was left on my craft mat. This stripe is one of the pieces and was now dry. So I cut it …

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Two Yous From the Stamp of Approval Box

You SoA

A few weeks ago I bought the latest Stamp of Approval box and realized that I haven’t played a whole lot with it so far. That had to change! So I grabbed the stamps and dies and created two simple and fun cards. You One The first card is rather simple. I used the geo builder set (the reason why I wanted to have the box in the first place) and stamped the two arrow images in different blue tones. While switching the inks, I also switched the stamp. I started with Simon Says Lake Shores, switched to High Dive, …

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Using The Gina K Butterfly From The Stamp of Approval

Gina K Butterfly

You might have seen my Stamp of Approval unboxing video that I uploaded at the weekend. And if you’ve seen it, you might remember that I said something about the Gina K Butterfly stamp set not being my favorite in the collection (not that it is bad, just something I wouldn’t have bought for myself). But I’m not a fan of buying a huge box and then not using half of the content. So I decided to use only that stamp set for today’s cards. I started with stamping the big butterfly using Versamark ink and heat embossing it with …

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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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