Friday, December 29, 2017

Alcohol Ink Background Technique & Video

Hello crafty friends! I hope that you're having a wonderful holiday season. Thanks to a reduced work schedule (yeah for vacation time!), I have found more free time to create just for fun...that's the best crafting time! I had a bunch of tags left over from the LetterIT release and decided I wanted to use them in an art journal layout. The above project, combined with an alcohol ink background technique, was the perfect way to spend an afternoon! Close up photos below, along with a video and a link to my Big Picture Classes, which features the alcohol ink technique along with four others, all developed by Wendy Vecchi and focused on using her fabulous products! (All techniques demonstrated with Wendy's permission!) Happy Crafting!

See another alcohol ink technique, along with four others, in my Technique Tags class with Big Picture Classes. Click here!

Supplies: -Dylusions Art Journal - -Specialty Stamping Paper - -Alcohol Reinkers - -LetterIT Tags - -Gesso - -Dina Wakley Paint - -Wendy Vecchi Stamps (I used Just Sew Artsy, It's Face Art, & Art in a Jar) - -Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis (I used Hearts & Stars) - -The Crafters Workshop Gel Medium Matte -

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Quick and Easy Backgrounds for Silhouette Images

Hello friends! Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy December release! This month we're showcasing two beautiful new silhouette image stamp sets. The Woodland set can be yours for FREE with any qualifying order. See this page for details. 

I have three cards to share with you today and each features a quick and easy background, created using water colors, Distress Inks, and Alcohol Inks. These fast background are perfect for showcasing any silhouette image. Keep scrolling for more photos, product links, and a demonstration video.

Happy Crafting!

-Woodland Stamp Set - -Tall Grass Stamp Set - -Christmas Pine Stamp Set - -Keep in Touch Stamp Set - -Watercolors - -Black Archival Ink - -Distress Inks - -Distress Oxide Inks - -Blending Tool - -Yupo Paper - -Alcohol Inks - -Stitched Rectangle Die - -Stitched Hillside Die -

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ranger LETTERit Release - Six Technique Cards

Hello friends and welcome to today's exciting announcement! Ranger Ink has just announced a new series of products, LETTERit, that is geared towards card makers. Woot! Woot! We have always known Ranger for their wonderful Distress Products and other crafting mediums, and now we can look to them for the production of beautiful sentiment stamps, various kits, including embossing and Perfect Pearl kits, metallic pens, and more! Read more on Ranger's web site.

I've created a video that walks you through each of the new products and showcases six unique cards, demonstrating a variety of techniques. Each of the cards focuses almost entirely on using only the new LETTERit products. You'll be amazed at the creative options available by using the kit supplies.

Scroll through the photos below to see a close up of the cards that I created and then enjoy the short video that follows to see how each of the projects came together. A supply list can also be found at after the video. Interested in purchasing LETTERit products? Visit your favorite craft supplier retail store! Enjoy and happy crafting!

The card above sums up my feelings on being selected to participate in the new product release...GRATEFUL!! A big thank you to Ranger for allowing me to play with the new goodies!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Emboss Resist Coloring with Distress Oxide Inks

I'm back with a two card project that showcases some beautiful floral images from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps along with a quick and easy coloring technique using white embossing powder and Distress Oxide Inks. Video and full supply list below, after the give a way birthday celebration info! 

Happy Crafting!

Sweet 'n Sassy is celebrating being in business for 10 years! Woot! Woot! And you can earn the set shown above whenever you place a qualifying $50 order! Be sure to check out all the details on how to earn this set along with other giveaways and freebies HERE.

On to today's video!

-Scribble Flowers Stamp Set - -Ranger Watercolor Paper - -Distress Oxide Inks - -White Embossing Powder - -Blending Tool - -Non-stick craft mat - -Neuvo Drops - -Sequins -

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Reverse Stamping Technique with Wendy Vecchi Products

Tap, this thing on? I know, my crafty friends, it has been ages since I've posted on my blog. Hopefully I still have a few readers, who have stubbornly refused to believe that I was gone for good. LOL! I am still around and occasionally crafting, but with my new full time job it has been challenging to find the time or energy to craft. But this week...this week I have not one, but two projects to share!

The first is a tag featuring new products from Wendy Vecchi. These new goodies were announced in the September time frame and Wendy was kind enough to send me a few products to try. This tag features her new coffee mug mat minis, which are so adorable! This set of mat minis is sure to be one of my favorites. The mug and the pink background feature a transfer technique using Wendy's new Reverse stamp. I love this stamp and can't wait to share even more techniques using this new product. A close up of my tag is below, along with a step-by-step video, and links to where to purchase the products I used on today's tag. I hope you enjoy! Happy crafting!

Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste - Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks - Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Butterflies - Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Get Mugged - Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Hearts - Wendy Vecchi Lots of Leaves - Wendy Vecchi Flourishing Art - Wendy Vecchi Checkmate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi Classic Words - Wendy Vecchi Blooming Art - Blending Tool - Distress Oxide Inks - Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi friends! I'm sharing a card and technique over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today. Head on over for more photos and all of the details! Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wooden Shrines from Joggles

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a mixed media home decor project on the Joggles design team blog. Head on over to their blog for more details and photos! Video tutorial is below, enjoy!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mixed Media Home Decor - Joggles & Frank Morrow Promotion

Oh my, crafty friends I am so excited about today's project! Joggles has just received a shipment of Frank Morrow metal embellishments and they are to die for! These are heavy duty metal pieces, and they are huge...perfect for art journals and home decor projects. I had such a blast creating with these pieces and I can't wait to share my project video, which you can check out below. Once you watch the video, be sure to head to the Joggles blog to see the all of the art created by the design team. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Technique

Hello, my crafty friends! Welcome to a blog post that is not connected to a design team project! LOL! Oh my, most of my posts over the past few months have been dedicated to only design team projects. It's been a busy time and I haven't had much time to craft. However, when Wendy announced her newest embossing powders, and I got my hot little hands on them, I knew that I had to take some time to create just for fun!

In addition to the fun I had playing with the new embossing powders, I also created a video sharing a fun and easy technique combining embossing powders and stencils. This is a great way to use your stencils in a new way and create beautiful high-gloss backgrounds, embellishments, and mat minis.  

View the video below and check out product links below the video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Wendy Vecchi embossing powders - (I used Sunflower, Garden Patina, Potting Soil, Cactus Flower, and Forget Me Not) -Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents - -Mini Ink Storage - -Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis - (I used the Hearts, Homestead, and Butterflies) -Stamps (all from Wendy Vecchi) -All Cracked Up - -Birds for Art - -Simply Stripes - -Garden Art - -Mixed Media Cardstock -

Friday, September 1, 2017

Joggles Itty Bitty Stencil Project

I'm sharing a super fun project on the Joggles blog today, featuring Itty Bitty Stencils. Itty Bitty stencils are the perfect ATC size, 3" x 4". Just think...tiny stencils! What could be better?!

My project features three unique stencil designs as well as a embossing resist technique. Visit the Joggles blog for a full step-by-step picture tutorial. Happy crafting!