Father’s Day photo frame – life is not always black and white

Father's Day photo frame with Emerald Creek and Art Anthology

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For today I created a Father’s Day photo frame and the theme is “life is not always black and white”. The idea came to me after seeing the two cat stamps from Emerald Creek. I found the photo frame at Michael’s for $1 and it was the perfect “canvas” for my idea. The black and white gemstones and my new Art Anthology paint were the perfect match. So I grabbed some stencils and got started. And of course, I filmed the process for you šŸ˜‰ I think that the black and ā€¦

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Video: How to decorate your Deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

How to decorate your deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my craft room. I reorganized a few things and added some stamps to my destash site. One of the items that got a new purpose was my Deflecto Caddy Organizer. Before, I used them for some of my tools which meant that I couldn’t close the lids entirely. Now I have all of my cheap Distress Paints and the Finnabair Metallic and Opal paints in there. These fit perfectly and while I was moving them into their new space, I thought that the caddy needs ā€¦

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Video: How to Create A Welcoming Canvas with Faber-Castell Gelatos

Guten Tag canvas using Faber Castell gelatos and stencils

Hi everyone, I’m so glad to have you hear. Today I’m sharing a new project that is perfect for the upcoming summer months. This welcoming canvas is featuring stencils and Gelatos from Faber-Castell. My idea was to create a canvas for my door or entry room. I haven’t decided where to hang it yet šŸ˜€ In my video I’m sharing the techniques I used to create the bright background with all the texture. You’ll see step by step how easy it is, so you can create a door canvas for yourself. And now, sit back and relax while watching my ā€¦

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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 ā€¦

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Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps – A March Project

Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps Close Up

We decided to make March stencil month with So Suzy Stamps, so the entire design team created cards using stencils. And they are stunning! My card is a 1-layer card. I started by stamping the roses onto some scrap paper and fuzzy cut them out (well, I used my scan’n’cut). Then I stamped the Rose trio using my Misti, masked that part off and stamped the single rose on top. Now I used both masks to cover the stamped roses and added some Abandoned Coral Distress Ink through the brick wall stencil using my Clarity Stencil Brushes. Because I had ā€¦

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Snarky Mixed Media Tag – Let’s Remove All The Warning Labels

So Suzy Stamps Let's Remove The Warning Lables

Snarkfest is upon us and of course I’m in the middle of the festivities šŸ˜› If you would like to join us just visit our Facebook group Snarky Stampers. Till January 21st we are having a big party with snarky cards, hilarious memes and amazing prizes. Today I wanted to share a mixed media tag using one of So Suzy Stamps snarky stamps that I just couldn’t leave in her store. It says “I’m not saying let’s go kill all the stupid people. I’m just saying let’s remove all the warning labels and see what happens.” I started by applying ā€¦

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Snarkfest 2017 – Second Chance Art Journal Page

Snarkfest Art Journal

Man, I haven’t shared an art journal page in forever. Shame on me! Good that we have Snarkfest going on in the Snarky Stamper Facebook group and I was in the mood for some fun. And fun always includes smearing around with paints and a snarky sentiment. In this case the “Second Chance” sentiment from So Suzy Stamps šŸ˜‰ I started by painting three different Dylusions paint onto the background, Postbox Red, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine. The easiest and fastest way is by using a baby wipe and to avoid fuzzy paper with this technique, it’s best to Gesso it ā€¦

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Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

winter coffee lover blog hop

Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 ā€¦

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Leave a Little Sparkle with So Suzy Stamps

leave a little sparkle

The cold months already started, the weather get’s icky and in most parts of the country people are already running around in winter coats. Brrr… In order to keep the winter depression far away, I created a card using the new So Suzy sentiment “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go“. I thought that this works just perfectly for a positive “terrible weather card” šŸ˜› Don’t forget, there is still time to leverage the free shipping for all orders, international and domestic, over $25 (till November 5th) You can start shopping here. I started by spreading my new Nuvo Glimmer ā€¦

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Video: Creating a Quick and Simple Bookmark

simple bookmark

Hi šŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share a quick video with you. I just recently got this cute Hero Arts Fall stamp and wanted to create a quick and simple bookmark with it. I hope some of you like reading books and can use a handmade bookmark; I know I do šŸ˜‰ As always, no long chatter before the video, we better jump right in: I hop you enjoyed my quick and simple bookmark. I really like the Fall colors and can’t get enough of creating Fall themed things šŸ˜› Supplies USed Kat Scrappiness – Color Layering Fall Trees Stamp ā€¦

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