Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 3

I told you that I love this release, right? That’s why I am joining a second day of the blog hop, I just couldn’t get enough of it πŸ˜€ Today I’m playing with the “Starlights” stamp set, some embossing powders and the Black Jack ink. These star stamps are so versatile and the different designs are just beautiful. And it was so much fun to play with them. I created a quick video for you, so you can see what I did for these two: I think that the grey from the Black Jack ink looks really nice together with …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 3 – Incorporating Nature

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 3

Hi and welcome to the stencilfied journal prompt 3 collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. This week’s prompt is all about including nature by adding a leave to the art journal page. That is something I definitely have never done before. I’m excited to see if my leave and with it the page will change over time, once the leave actually dries. The fun part of this page for me was that I combined a nature theme and added mathematical stenciling to the page. I kind of like this contrast and at the same time I got to try the …

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Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Sunny with a Side of Sparkle Blog Hop Day 1

Oh my, have you seen the new release from Catherine Pooler? I’m so excited about it. So many geometric shapes: stars, diamonds and a really neat stencil. And what do you do with stencils? You might think “ink blending” (which is not wrong), but today I’m thinking about texture paste – woohoo πŸ˜‰ I haven’t played with texture paste in way too long and this stencil was asking me to get some out and mess around with it. In my video I will share a super easy way of coloring texture paste and then using it for a fun background. …

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Make a wish – How to a create quick and simple ATCs with Emerald Creek

Make a wish ATC with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m “celebrating” with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps for the June topic “Celebration” πŸ™‚ I created a make a wish ATC using the fairy and dragon stamp, plus two of the new Baked Texture embossing powders. I’m in an ATC fever at the moment and just love to work on those small surfaces. In case you don’t know what an ATC is – it stands for Artist Trading Cards and they are 2.5 x 3.5 inches small. They are meant to be exchanged with other crafters – so if you would like to get one of …

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Inside Outside art journal page for n*studio

Inside Outside with Nathalie Kalbach

Hi everyone! The Inside Outside theme took me onto a journey. At the beginning, I wanted to create something around Winter vs Summer or a similar contrasting theme, but then I started working in my art journal and it moved into a different direction. Basically, I created a page about myself and the contrast of me at work and me at the craft table. But more on that later πŸ˜‰ I started with a page that already had a few β€œclean up” marks on it from a Gel Press session that I had. I decided to use the round Gel …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2 – A tied up art journal page

The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 2

Hi everyone, welcome to the Stencilfied Journal prompt 2 – a collaboration between StencilGirl and Tina Walker. Every week, Tina is releasing a new prompt and this week is involving mother nature. We have to create a journal page and then tie it to something outside. A little scary, but I have my fingers crossed that it won’t rain here in Southern California πŸ˜‰ For this prompt, I ripped out the middle page of my journal already before I started. This way it was a little easier to work on it and I didn’t need to worry that I might …

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How to create mixed media style girl and boy baby shower cards

baby shower cards

Hi everyone, welcome to a new tutorial. Today: baby shower cards (or for new babies in general). A friend of mine had her baby shower last weekend, so I created two cards for her – she is expecting twins. I channeled my best mixed media mojo and came up with these two: What do you think? I have never really created a card for a baby shower before. Does that work? πŸ˜‰ Supplies Used These are all the supplies I used. When possible, I’m using affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you’re using the below links …

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YouTube hop to celebrate Ardyth reaching 1,000 subscribers

YouTube Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to a super exciting party. We are celebrating Ardyth reaching 1,000 YouTube subscribers with a Youtube hop. She invited more than 20 of her crafty friends and all of them created some fun summer-themed projects. If you want to start at the beginning, got to Ardyth’s blog. Otherwise, you can watch my video here: Here is the entire hop list Ardyth Percy-Robb Laurel Beard Ashlea Cornell Tracey McNeely Chrissie Tobas Stephanie Klauck Ingrid Blackburn Carly Tee Melissa Miller Emily Leiphart Jillian Vance Jennifer Colaccico Josefine Fouarge This is your next stop: Lisa Spangler Emily Midgett Jennifer Carter …

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Huge craft room destash – mystery bags and boxes full of awesomeness

HolyLise Destash

Everything is sold out. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter, if you haven’t already. This way you’ll get notified immediately, once I have another destash sale. ———————————————- Welcome to my crafty destash. My clean up crazy-ness from yesterday might be your win πŸ™‚ I finally went through my craft room and sorted all the goodies that I gathered throughout the last months and years. As much as I love all the stamps and designs, I can’t use them all. So, I’m looking for a loving home. All the items are either gently used …

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Vintage ATCs – a guest post for PaperArtsy

Vintage ATCs - a guest post for PaperArtsy

Hi everyone and welcome to a very exciting post – I’m guest designing for PaperArtsy. Woohoo πŸ™‚ The theme is vintage and I decided to create three vintage ATCs using the latest Seth Apter stamps and paints. As you know, I love PaperArtsy paints. The colors are amazing, the quality is great and they dry fast (which is very important for impatient me). If you’d like to see my guest post over at the Paper Artsy blog, click here. You’ll find more close up pictures and the written tutorial over there. You can also follow me along while watching my …

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