Archive for the ‘Freebies and Links’ Category:
I’ve been a very busy girl playing in my stamp room working on all kinds of things. One of those things is the Tie Dye Chic technique, seen here in my photo. It is just one of many cool techniques found on the Stampbooking CD of the Technique Junkie Newsletter–which can be purchased on the drop-down menu on the upper right bar of my blog.
Pat was generous in providing us with free directions which can be found here.
Link me up when you get some made. I’d love to see them.
Hurray, it’s Friday again. Oh, that was yesterday. I forgot to post this. Ugh! My boyfriend had me busy at an outdoor concert last night (insert smile). It’s now Saturday evening and I’m still adding links for you. I want you to walk away very inspired.
Kate Koch is doing a Diving in Deep: Distress Ink, Markers and Stains class
Journaling is big right now. Pam Garrison is holding a class with Studio Crescendoh
Stretch Your Stamps is all about learning how to use your stamps to their full potential. Jennifer McGuire is just one of the instructors you will find in this class
Claudine Hellmuth is running a Composition for Collage workshop
My Creative Classroom has something for everyone. There are card-making classes, paper arts, rubber stamping, die cut machine, and mixed media classes, just to name a few. This site will keep you entertained for a long time
She Art artist, Christy Tomlinson, is running a series of workshops and you can read all about them here
The Art of Altering with Lesley Venable offers mixed media and altered art classes
Julie Prichard from The Land of Lost Luggage has a long list of classes to choose from
Journaling, altered art, and doodling are just a few classes offered at Creative Workshops
For $35 a year you can have access to a large library of tutorials over at Stamp School. Stamp School is run by a Stampin Up! rep so for the SU enthusiasts you may find this up your alley
I hope you find something fun and exciting. Now I’m off to find a class for myself. Have a great rest of your weekend.
Hello friends. You may recall that, in the past, I provided you with some links to my favourite projects and websites. Today I have some awesome links that I’m sure you will love. There are links from stamping to mixed media. Enjoy
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For all you design team hopefuls, take a peak at Design Team Calls. Good luck!
Linda Cain’s House of Numbers started out as a paper mache house and ended up the House of Numbers.
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I have been a long-time reader of Linda Heavens’ blog. Her colouring is perfect. I love her Guy Card because she got ubber creative with the image. Take a close look at the background where she created a stone wall.
Enjoy your weekend. Stay cool!
I’ll bet you are surrounded by your favourite things. I am more than surrounded by my favourite things. Much of what I tell you about sits on my large desk which makes things quite cluttered. My ink pads are one thing that I have to actually walk too. Here is a list of non-endorsed “things” I love.
Ink: VersaFine black ink gives crisp and clean lines. Perfect for detailing.
Ink: Momento black ink for Copics
Ink Pads: Stampin’ Up! ink pads and Adirondack ink pads for their lucious variety of colours.
Paper Cutter: Fiskars new and improved paper cutter. It has a wire built in so that an exact cut is made. Pure delight.
Die Cuts: I have loads of Nestabilities Die Cuts. They are stored in CD cases and sits on the top of my mini drawer set that I bought from my local hardware store. Their shapes can be used for many products. Of course I do like the die cuts from My Favorite things as well.
Crystals and pearls from Stampin’ Up! look so real. The crystal shines beautifully and the pearls look like real pearls. Both come in a nice variety of sizes.
What are your favourite things are on your desk?
Hi there. It’s time for another round of links. For those who are new to my blog, occasionally I post links that I think you will enjoy as much as I do. You will find a mix of tutorials along with eye candy.
Kathie McGuire has a great tutorial on decorating cloths pins
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You will find beautiful work on Crafting the Web. There are lots of enjoyable tutorials.
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Julie of The Write Stuff created a magnificent Father’s Day Card.
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Sandy MacIver is a Stampin’ Up! rep who does wonderful work. This time she created a show stopping easel card.
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I am on the design team for Creative Inspirations paint. Their paints remind me of Twinkling H2O’s, except these paints are in a thick liquid form so there is no spraying of the product as you did with the H2O’s. For inspiration you can visit their blog, where I post one of my projects bi-weekly.
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I am also on the Technique Junkie Newsletter design team where I have been for five years. This is a subscriber-based newsletter. Right now Pat has a sale going on where CD1 throught CD 8 are $10 plus shipping and handling. This is a great value.
Happy Easter to everyone. Once again I have five fabulous Friday links to share with you.
- Julie Write used alcohol ink refills to create beautiful butterflies
- Paris has some wonderful colours, so I thought they would bring inspiration to you. I love these colour combinations.
- Jerri Kay has such elegant work and I’m one happy subscriber.
- Kim Hutchinson makes beautiful beads. I linked to a particular post but you should really check out all of her work.
- I Like Markers are for the Copic lover. Great tips here.
Hurrah it’s Friday. Thank you for dropping by. Today I have more links to share with you. For those who are new, you will find the occasional post where I share links of some of my favourite findings. Here goes this week’s list:
- Linda Cain’s altered tag tutorial
- Linda Heavens colours with Copics and Prismacolor pencil crayon and her work is so real looking. Here is just one of my favourites.
- Papertrey Ink has loads of tutorials for you
- A specialist on blogging has an article on Launching a Brand New Blog
- Sandy MacIver is a Stampin Up rep with magical work
Enjoy your weekend. I hear we are expecting snow this weekend. UghQ
Just like a kid in the candy store, I love colour. Put me in the middle of a material store, and I drool. Each year I eagerly await Pantone’s colour release. Want to peak at their collection? Here is the spring and fall collection. Whether you are a stamper, scrapbooker or beader, this announcement is for you.
For all those Stampin’ Up! fans, I see a lot of colours that transfer over. Here is my list:
- Melon Mambo
- Pumpkin Pie
- Daffodil Delight
- Soft Suede
- Pacific Point
- Tempting Turquoise
- Delightful Daffodil
- Peach Parfait
- Melon Mambo
- Rich Razzleberry
- Certain Celery
- Soft Suede
- Taken with Teal
- Sahara Sand
- Bashful Blue
- Marina Mist
I’m so happy to see many of these colours in-style, particularly Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzelberry. What are your favourites?
Paper flowers are so popular. This flower starts out wet but when hardened, takes on a Prima flower appearance. Previously, I did another flower tutorial which you can view here. You can also read about making paper flowers from designer paper.
My card is for a couple of challenges:
(Flip Flop card tutorial can be found on the Technique Junkie Newsletter’s Emboss or Die CD)
This card shape is unique and will showcase your shortest stamp beautifully. My stamp is a new release from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and are coloured with Copic markers.
Supplies: Cutting machine (Big Shot in this photo), flower die cut, brad piercer not in photo), water mister (not in photo), cardstock, Stazon ink is optional.
Use 1 or more dies (here I used two). Cut out each shape three times. If you want to add colour to the tips of your flowers, use a permanent ink such as StazOn.
Evenly stack flower pieces and pierce, then insert a brad
Spritz with water. Be generous with the water.
Scrunch flower up into a ball.
Gently unfold flower. Separate all the layers. This will harden when dry.
21 More Paper Flower Tutorials
- Crumpled Roses by Nic Nac
- Scalloped Hand Stamped Paper Flowers by Solovay
- Handmade Paper Blooms by Melz Stamps
- 10 Step Rose Program by Calamity Kim
- Vintage-y Distressed Flower by Raspberry Suite
- 3-D Paper Flower using the Cricut by Jinky’s Crafts
- Kusudama Flower part I by Folding Trees
- Kusudama Flower part II by Folding Trees
- Paper Flower Tutorial by Made by Nicole
- Paper Flower Tutorial by Such a Pretty Mess
- Twisted Fabric Blo0ms by Such a Pretty Mess
- Spiral Paper Roses by Such a Pretty Mess
- Fan Flower by Scrap a Little
- Paper Bag Flowers by Martha Stewart
- Coffee Filter Roses by Martha Stewart
- Paper Tulips by Cheeky Monkey
- 3-D Magazine Flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints
- Fringed Flowers by Crafts, Kids, Quilling
- Paper Flower Tutorial by Kay’s Kreative Korner
- Paper Flower Tutorial by Whimsical World of Laura Bird
- Paper Flower Tutorial by Craft, Life & Laughs