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Copic Scene Card: Hipster and his reindeer

I spent a few hours yesterday gathering more sales for the big list HERE – hope that helps you find some crafty deals!

Copic Scene Card: Hipster and his reindeer

I’ve been asked for a scene card…..so let’s do it! You can certainly stop with the coloring after just the hipster and his little deer, but why not make a suggestion of a scene? And if you know any hipsters – this might be just the perfect stamp set for you….it looks just like my friend Ben! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Hope you enjoyed this silly little hipster card – and maybe you know a hipster who needs you to make a card with this little set!

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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Winners and a SALE on classes!

 

Today’s little vlog

And I mean little – was kinda fun to put together. I was buried in computer work and decided to make these little announcements more fun than just me yammering. And I got to show off my “staff” for a split second too! It can be seen on YouTube or right below!

Winners: Send me an email through my contact form – tell me which giveaway you won in, and include your mailing address. Thanks!

Arkon Giveaways

In the October YT giveaway the winner never replied, so I picked TWO winners in the November giveaway.  Stay tuned on YT for one more Arkon giveaway in December!

  1. Gina Jodlowsky
  2. Tina Lewis

24 Tags of Christmas  – 24 winners

  1. andrea.hastilow
  2. Billie Anderson
  3. Denise Bryant
  4. Elin Stengrímssen
  5. Erna Taylor-Stark
  6. Eve Urbino
  7. Iris Dottery
  8. Jannis
  9. Jordan Sinclair
  10. Julie
  11. Kathy Mooneyham
  12. Lauren Butler
  13. Lori Ritchie
  14. Marina
  15. Melissa Friedrich
  16. Milene Tiberius
  17. Rebecca Commons
  18. sandra sciotto
  19. Sharon Hendricks
  20. Stephanie W
  21. Susan Montgomery
  22. Teresa Dougan
  23. Terri Scott
  24. Valentina Deker

Re-selected 75k winners!

My 75k giveaway left me with a bunch of packs of goodies – 10 winners never replied to my winner winner chicken dinner emails, so here are some new winners:

  1. Margaret Wise
  2. Bridget Cheetham
  3. Cathy Homan
  4. Kelly Kreuer
  5. Athena Hodgert
  6. Kris Budreau
  7. Susan Staats
  8. Mimi Johnson
  9. Rhonda Dixon
  10. Karen Haralson

And believe it or not, two of the gift certifcates weren’t claimed either, so here are new winners!

  • Mary Guikema – $75 gift certificate for Dick Blick
  • Judy Vernon – $75 gift certificate for Ellen Hutson

Society6 is updated – with fundraiser

Buy an item from Society6 (NEW ART uploaded!) with any of my wildlife art and I’ll donate my little commission to World Wildlife Fund to protect elephants, big cats, and endangered species. New wildlife art includes lion, owl, and elephant. AND…today prices in my shop are 25% off!

Black-Friday sales!

I’ve started a SALE page to collect all the crafty sales I find – and I’ve started populating it with MY favorite things, from stocking stuffers to my fave stamps for colorists, and mediums, and…yeah. It’s shopping time right? Bookmark THIS SALE PAGE and check in periodically to find out where the goodies are! Here’s one I already know about, and it’s already live:

Classes are on sale at art-classes.com!! No coupon needed, sale prices are marked. Sale continues through Cyber Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

PS Need more tag ideas? Click HERE and revisit tags from previous years!

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Distress Oxide Christmas Thistle Wreath (Happy 11th Bday Ellen Hutson!)

It’s Ellen Hutson’s 11th anniversary in business….and a few of us are sharing our favorite EH products….I have a new favorite and some that I can’t live without!

Distress Oxide Christmas Thistle Wreath

I wanted to finally get out the Thistle stamp set – because it’s been in my “USE ME!” box for weeks, just staring at me! I had an idea to turn it into a Christmas set by making a wreath, and marrying the stamp set to the Distress Oxide inks – well WOW was that one happy match made in heaven! These are so easy, and I think you might become as addicted as I am. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These are just so pretty, and easy for making multiples! This uses a large leaf…

And this is one with the little thistle heads….LOVE!

Bloghop!

Go visit some ladies who are sharing THEIR favorite Ellen Hutson products….in case you need to add something to your Santa list!

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: Layered Images, Purple Onion

NOTE: Michele over at Purple Onion is away due to a death in her family; she’s asked that we wait to pummel her with orders til she’s back and underway again. Her website says the 21st, with orders possibly taking 2 weeks, but I suspect it could be a little longer than that. Please be praying for her family in the meantime; and be patient with any orders you place. 

If you’re already a Purple Onion fan, and have a blog, drop me a note using my contact page – I’m working on a little surprise if you’re game to join in.

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Layered Images

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love Stacey Yacula’s designs at Purple Onion Designs! She’s such a good illustrator – and the images are really good ones for this technique I haven’t used in a while: layering. Figure out what parts are in the front and which are in the back, and layer them with a little adhesive between….and you get a really fun look! 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 Crafts: Chocolate Bibles

In addition to the tags for these 6 days, I’ve been sharing Christmas crafts on my other channel – this time…CHOCOLATE! You could use the sizes in the template, and add your own words to the “book” to make secular versions. 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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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Concertina tags

Concertina tags

The tags this year go from quick ones to more intricate ones….and this is probably the most intricate, but involves no coloring aside from choosing papers. BUT if you have a little child who LOVES to sort things – and I know several kids who just love making piles of matching things!–then do a bunch of diecutting, and ask the kiddos to sort the matching letters! It’ll make assembling the diecuts easy…and maybe if they have tiny fingers they’ll also be able to help put the “puzzle” together with you. 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: supply tote!

All week I’m offering up tutorials on my other channel – this is a tote I purchased and altered to be able to watercolor on it. I keep our group’s shared supplies in it; consider having everyone in your group donate a few items, so you have something that guests to your group can borrow. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YT.

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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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Simply Folksy Bears

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Simply Folksy Bears

Today’s tags are SUPER simple – remember I promised easy? These have the tiniest bit of white coloring with a white pen – the rest is quick diecutting! 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!

Bible Craft today: Scripture Boxes!

All week I’m offering up tutorials on my other channel – these are also pretty boxes for all kinds of treasures, but especially encouraging Scripture verses. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it 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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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Heavenly Angels

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Heavenly Angels

Today’s tags are VERY simple – jus watercoloring the background to look like a starry sky for the beautiful angel to float in! Get some wrapping paper to match and you’ll look like a genius – with just a teensy bit of effort. 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!

Bible Craft today: Two different advent calendars!

All week I’m offering up tutorials on my other channel – and these advent calendars can both easily be adapted to secular themes…enjoy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YT.

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: Happy Pawlidays

Let the tradition unfold: my tags series every year is always fun, and gives me a chance to feature some favorite Christmas stamps and some coloring techniques – some are FAST ones to create this year, since my Christmas season promises to be jam-packed. But of course not today’s, because….puppies!

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Happy Pawlidays

The pups in the Happy Pawlidays set look just like my babies, don’t they!? The chubby bubba is my little Giallo, and the skinny minnie is lady Vienna…both colored in Copics today. 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 Crafts all week too!

In addition to the tags for these 6 days, I have some other crafts on my Bible Journaling channel. Today: a gift page! Give a journaling Bible and create a page for the recipient inside.  View the video below or click HERE to see it on YT.

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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Christmas Door Cards (Lawn Fawn Shut the Front Door)

 

Before we start….hold onto your hats.

I’m giving you fair warning: there’s a delicious onslaught of creativity ahead! Starting Sunday I have what feels like a gajillion videos queued up!! Next week is my traditional 24 tags of Christmas series. AND I have six crafty Bible themed crafts on my Bible journaling channel all week, too….I’ve got them teased up in the videos so you can click to go see both. THEN we’ll have a few semi-normal weeks; there are a few extra hops tossed in but it’s mostly 3 videos a week for a bit.

THEN….for the first 12 days of December, I’ll have daily coloring videos, because I was a goof and bought too many stamps that I can’t wait to show you! I know it’ll be getting way close to Christmas to order those and wait for shipping and still get anything created. So I’m gonna put together a newsletter full of sneak peeks for those projects and links so you can order them up – perhaps on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to nab them on sale – in case you want to have them ready to stamp along with me in December. I know, I know, this is nuts, but I’m gonna call it my “Race2Christmas” series. And will hope not to repeat that series again! (my wallet hopes that, at least!) You can sign up for the newsletter in my sidebar, or at the bottom of my blog. I think. Lol. I’m writing this note late at night, forgive me!

So stay tuned, don’t unsubscribe….once we hit mid-December, everything will ease up again. But in the meantime, hold onto your hat – we’re going into a whirlwind of creating! Let’s get on to today’s cards:

Christmas Door Cards (Lawn Fawn Shut the Front Door)

I’ve colored so many stamps and scenes with wood that as soon as I saw this door die from Lawn Fawn, I had to add it to my queue of video projects to share! (I’ll likely do some more on Instagram too, so keep eyes peeled through the season!) Most of what I’ve seen done with this have outer doors looking into a scene inside a house. But I did an inside door looking outside! There’s so much room to customize the door’s surroundings. Make it look like your house!  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the house colored in the video – with those little white Sharpie pen lines to make the wallpaper.

The scene is so cute out the door, it doesn’t even need any crazy shading at all.

And this one which was a bit of a mess when I got it colored turned into a card I liked once I added the Distress Spray snow…

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.