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Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

Thus begins a trio of coffee-related videos by a non-coffee drinker. Just to prove we can love things without drinking them, eh?

Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

This card will share some tips for newbies to coloring – especially that the Desert Storm cardstock is really forgiving for blending! And if you fussy cut out the images, you remove the need to worry about staying in the lines. It’ll help get you going on blending while taking out some of the worries! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Wintry, Watery Critters – TWO videos, new Ellen Hutson Essentials

 

Hello there! I have a double treat for you today…not one but TWO videos! These are the new release sets from Ellen Hutson…and if you color, you may want to give them a look/ One technique here is advanced, the other is a beginner background that anyone with a couple blue markers can do – hope you find something here to inspire you!

Wintry Critters: A Frozen Copic Blizzard – Arctic Pals

A while back on Instagram, I colored some bears in a blizzard….and the outcry for a video was huge! I kept an eye out for more winter critters, and wouldn’t you know it – Ellen Hutson just released these! The penguins are my favorite – which is yours? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The three colors used for the snow are B41, B60, and B000.

Watery Critters: Underwater Copic Sea – S’Whale

Coloring whales can be done simply – or you can get fancy and add water reflections. The backgrounds on these are SUPER easy, so beginners – don’t get intimidated! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colors used for the water: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; for the whales: C5, C3, C1, 0

And if two videos weren’t enough….my Bible Journaling followers may want to check out this week’s video – where I turned my nativity set into a page! Note that I don’t blog my Bible Journaling channel right now – so if you want weekly notifications, go to YouTube and click the little bell beside the Subscribe button so you’ll get the Sunday morning notifications in your email!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

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R2C Day9: Making Thank You Cards

Making Thank You Cards

I decided to toss in thank you cards – because, well….don’t forget! Mama taught good manners – say thank you! Having some thank you cards done *before* Christmas would make it a lot easier to get around to writing those notes after Christmas day! You could also use these sweet little penguins for your Christmas cards, just nab a sentiment from a different set. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The “trim” I added to the bottom is simple – a strip of a scrap of red paper, alongside two debossed lines made with my scoring tool!

The ribbon embellishment is threaded through two little holes – ant it only needed to be a knot, rather than a thick bow.

Today’s charity: one little boy

The family of Ryland Ward, 5, still in the hospital, is requesting YOUR Christmas card with $1 in it so they can fill his room with joy & buy him a Go-Kart. 🎅 Vroom!!! Send it NOW please!

Ryland Ward
P.O. Box 174
Sutherland Springs, Texas, 78161

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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R2C Day1: Quick ‘n easy Woodgrain Christmas Cards

I went more than a little overboard in shopping for Christmas stamps this year…So many companies came out with cute stamps that I just had to color! I could have just made cards and shared a few on Instagram…but I really wanted to share them with you. But when I started popping things into my calendar plan…there aren’t enough days! So I’m going to share videos for twelve days in a row – in the Rush 2 Christmas!

In today’s video I’ll have peeks at the upcoming videos, and links for supplies are in the supply list at the end of this post. That way if you see something you just have to have, you won’t have to wait until the video’s out to order, and then hope the mail carrier takes the express bus! You can pick up what you wanna try, and then you’re only waiting for the video.

Quick ‘n easy Woodgrain Christmas Cards

Once in a while I show you something easy to do – and this is one of those! Especially for folks who’ve been in my Copic scene classes — – because these are trees we’ve worked on! But as a one-layer card, this is simple to do and mass produce….hope you try it out, this woodgrain cardstock is awesome! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Another version: mounted on a card base with dimensional adhesive….and extra snow in the storm!

Today’s charity

I’m making donations to 12 charities for these 12 Days of Christmas, just to put the brakes on the “Rush” just a little. If you start losing your Christmas spirit, try doing that and see what happens! Today, in honor of my girl Vienna finally getting her cast off (she still has to “lay low” for 2 weeks but the X-rays looked good, her toe is healing!)…I’m giving to the ASPCA. Go give a little of your Christmas budget to help a puppy or a kitty who needs a furever home!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Penguin Slider Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Penguin Slider Tags

Penguins!! One of my tags each year seems to be an interactive one….this year it’s ice skating penguins! My recommendation is to buy the dies to make this; I didn’t and had to do a lot of fussy cutting. Even though I don’t mind the work – these could be done a lot faster WITH dies. Yep yep! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway!

As is tradition, I’ll be choosing winners for each of the 24 tags made in these 6 videos – leave comments on the blog as well as on YouTube for more chances to WIN!

Christmas Bible Craft: bookmarks!

Two styles, made with pretty patterned paper. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Quick Giraffe Card *And yes, they wear scarves.

Quick Giraffe Card *And yes, they wear scarves.

Sometimes a stamp set gives me the giggles. And makes me want to color it over and over! This little giraffe wants to be colored with all kinds of scarves and bow ties and ribbons – so you’re gonna wanna peek at my Instagram on occasion to see them. Ok well for the coming week at least. (LOL) For now – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Isn’t this the cutest lil giraffe!?!? Don’t leave me hanging out here alone…

 

Below are peeks at upcoming videos….and a few of them (2, 3, 4, 5, 8) will ALL post on one day: World Cardmaking Day on October 7th!! I’ll be choosing people to send halloween cards to on that weekend – I’ll choose from everyone who posts a card inspired in some way by the video techniques, so you’ll have to tune in and watch. They’ll go live every few hours…so it’ll be a little like crafting together all day, right!?!? Links to the sets are below if you want to use the set I did – or you can use other sets that you have that work for the technique.

The stamps for these cards are listed below, compensated affiliate links used.

  1. Altenew, Sketchy Floral
  2. Art Impressions, Holiday Mansion and its Accessory Set
  3. Art Impressions, Spooktacular
  4. Art Impressions, Crafty Girls
  5. Art Impressions, Happy Haunting
  6. Lawn Fawn, Costume Party
  7. Lawn Fawn, Here We Go A-Waddling
  8. Art Impressions, Watercolor Rustic Cabins with Watercolor Fir Trees
  9. Essentials by Ellen, Bear Ware 2 that goes with All Inside

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Essentials by Ellen: Interactive Magical Baker Card

Essentials by Ellen: Interactive Magical Baker Card

I have a real sweet tooth. Some might call it a dangerous sweet tooth! The Baker Lady stamp totally tickled my fancy – and I decided to make her a magical baker lady – with a magical bowl from which she can conjure cakes and pies! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This is a very flat card – the adhesive (Be Creative Tape) is around the outside edges, and the tab is trimmed so it doesn’t get caught in that adhesive.

You could add twine or a brad on the tab – but it is currently a card that pretty much feels like a one-layer card- sorta. With the one layer glued to the other, but without dimension. 

And PS – I have another video with the new release coming up – so if you need to pick up Bear Ware 2 (or the bear!), you can add it on your order today and save some shipping. #alwaysthinking

Bloghop!

Today is the 2nd day of a 3 day hop – be sure to go visit the others after you place your order for Baker Lady! (lol!)

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Creepin’ It Real – Frankie and his Cat

Here’s a really funny-named stamp set…Creepin’ it real! ha! Totally gonna be my new phrase for the fall!

Creepin’ It Real – Frankie and his cat

The Darcies sets with the cute tin pins are so much fun – and if we try to match up the colors, they can teach us a little about how to color the image. The cool thing is that it covers up the face…so you can feel free to practice there, since it won’t be seen anyway! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And for those taking the Autumn Scenes Minicourse – here’s two backgrounds!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Copic Sketch Fine Nibs (new bullet nibs)

 

Copic Sketch Fine Nibs (new bullet nibs)

I posted a video over on my 2nd channel a while back – but have had lots more questions since. So today – a quick update with suggestions on choosing pens you might want to swap out nibs on! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the full clean and simple card – sometimes easy is best, eh?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Coloring my favorite ice creams!

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” -Dad

 

Coloring my favorite ice creams!

Today’s video is a quickie – before the ice cream MELTS! Gah! I filmed this a few weeks ago when it was in the upper 90s at my house – which meant 85 in the house. Thank goodness for a breeze! But boy did it have me dreaming of the ice cream truck of my childhood. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

What’s your favorite flavor or type of ice cream?! Two hands up for chocolate!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.