Blog Hop with Everyone from Simon at Inklipse

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m here with a card and tutorial for a fun blog hop organized by Simon at Inklipse. This is a blog hop designed to introduce you to some new crafty faces and get you inspired by their projects. There are also some wonderful sponsors for the hop including Simon Says Stamp, Newton’s Nook Designs, Concord and 9th, and Lawn Fawn. Be sure to check out Simon’s post for all the details on how to win. For my project today I started with my Moxie Foxy Dapper digital stamp and did some watercoloring. I used a stencil for a simple but fun watercolor background. For more details… Read More

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release Hedgehog Hollow

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to share Newton’s Nook Designs August Release with you. This is a stop on the new release blog hop so be sure to read to the end so you’ll know how to enter to win! Today I will be sharing Hedgehog Hollow. I think these hedgehogs are sooo cute and I had to color the hedgehog in the coffee cup first. I know this image will be used again. I created my background with some Post-it Note Tape masking and Distress Inks. Be sure to check out the video below for a full tutorial: Would you like to win the “Hedgehog Hollow” Stamp Set? This set… Read More

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release Newton Dreams of New York

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to share Newton’s Nook Designs August Release with you. This is a stop on the new release blog hop so be sure to read to the end so you’ll know how to enter to win! Today I will be sharing Newton Dreams of New York. I know many Newton fans love to see his travels around the world and this latest trip is so fun. For today’s card I tried my first spinner card. This was great because it allowed me to include two different Newtons from the set. I have a tutorial for you sharing my process and some things I learned along the way:… Read More

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release Beautiful Leaves

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to share Newton’s Nook Designs August Release with you. This is a stop on the new release blog hop so be sure to read to the end so you’ll know how to enter to win! Today I will be sharing Beautiful Leaves. I’m such a fan of the Beautiful Blossoms, Beautiful Blizzard and Beautiful Wings series so I’m excited to this new addition. For today’s cards I’m sharing a fun way to use washi tape. I used a similar technique with a patterned tape recently but wanted to share how to use solid tape as I know it’s more likely that you would have that in… Read More

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Newton’s Nook Designs August Release Raccoon Rascals

Hello crafty friends! I’m so excited to share Newton’s Nook Designs August Release with you. This is a stop on the new release blog hop so be sure to read to the end so you’ll know how to enter to win! Today I will be sharing Raccoon Rascals. I’ve always been a huge fan of the raccoon from Sweetheart Tails so I was very excited to see a whole set of raccoons! I am in constant need of birthday cards so I created a simple scene and then added a birthday hat from the In Slow Motion set. All the coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils. Since it was so… Read More

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Ocean Critter Series Day 5 Distress Ink Splatter

Hello crafty friends! Today is the fifth day in a week long series at my YouTube channel where I will be sharing cards and projects featuring ocean critters. I will also be having a small giveaway for those who leave comments on my videos. I will be using a variety of different ocean critters including today’s octopus from Paper Smooches. For my background I’m using Distress Reinkers and a drinking straw to create a fun splatter look. I have a full description of the project in my video tutorial below. I’m a huge fan of critter stamps as many of you may know and so several months ago I created a Facebook Group to… Read More

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Ocean Critter Card Series Day 4 Inktense Pencils and Distress Reinkers

Hello crafty friends! Today is the fourth day in a week long series at my YouTube channel where I will be sharing cards and projects featuring ocean critters. I will also be having a small giveaway for those who leave comments on my videos. I will be using a variety of different ocean critters including today’s mermaid from Newton’s Nook Designs. For my background I’m using Distress Reinkers and I colored the mermaid with Inktense Pencils. I have a full description of the project in my video tutorial below. I’m a huge fan of critter stamps as many of you may know and so several months ago I created a Facebook Group to connect… Read More

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Ocean Critter Series Day 3: Create a Smile and Alcohol Inks

Hello crafty friends! Today is the third day in a week long series at my YouTube channel where I will be sharing cards and projects featuring ocean critters. I will also be having a small giveaway for those who leave comments on my videos. I will be using a variety of different ocean critters including today’s octopus from Create a Smile Stamps. I am combining him with their fabulous dies. For my background I’m using Ranger Alcohol Inks on Bazzil vellum. I have a full description of the project in my video tutorial below. This card is also for the Create a Smile monthly challenge. This month the theme is Blue. This is… Read More

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Creative Chemistry Day 1: DIY Distress Ink Pad

I signed up for Creative Chemistry 103 at Online Card Classes. There is a ton of great information in these courses that really help me understand more about how I can use my Ranger products. After watching the videos from Day 1 I finally decided to actually ink up one of my DIY Distress Ink pads. I was so scared to commit to a color scheme before, but then I realized “duh!” I love rainbows so why not a rainbow pad. With my new rainbow pad I stamped some images from the Newton’s Nook Beautiful Blossoms and Beautiful Wings stamp sets for a simple and bright birthday card.

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Ocean Critters Series Day 2: Distress Background and Jess Crafts Digital Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today is the second day in a week long series at my YouTube channel where I will be sharing cards and projects featuring ocean critters. I will also be having a small giveaway for those who leave comments on my videos. I will be using a variety of different ocean critters but today I’m using my very own digital stamps. This seahorse is part of my Fish Friends digital stamp set and in the video is a coupon code for you to use when purchasing these stamps. I created my background with Distress Inks and I have a full description of the project in my video tutorial below. I’m… Read More

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