THIS IS THE LIFE with Simon Says Stamp – NEW RELEASE DAY

FINALLY! You have sneaks all over the web and today is the day the release is finally available. I quickly loaded up my cart because stuff started going out of stock! I suggest you do the same…. 🙂 I was lucky enough to receive this stamp set prior to the release to play around with and I create two cards using it… It is just adorable. I am in LOVE with the fish bowl and there is so much you can do with it!! (It also comes with a coordinating die set)

For my first card, I stamped it and trimmed out the center…… All the images were colored/stamped with this watercolor set.… And you see the textury glittery circles? I made them with this new medium by Design Memory Craft. It’s Faber Castell Glitter Glass Bead gel… (So cool. I made a video HERE showing you how to use it)… Paired it up with the Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots stencil. The background panel was watercolored onto this watercolor paper.

Now tell me the truth. Can you picture Dorie in your mind singing, Just Keep Swimming. Just Keep Swimming (Nemo)…. LOL

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I loved stamping the seaweed with the Gansai watercolors. I think the colors and texture was super duper cool…. The rest of the images were stamped with Onyx Black ink and then I watercolored them in with the same watercolors… And of course, I added a ton of wink of stella in clear all over the fish, the treasure box and inside of the fish bowl… Sparkle, sparkle baby!

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For my second card, I create the textured background using the Design Memory Craft Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel and gelato (tinted the gel).. Again, the video I created shows how I made this background (I just couldn’t show the card in the video because it was a hush hush until today)….. So check the video to see how I tinted the gel and created this amazing textury glittery background….

 The fish bowl was stamped onto clear card stock with Stazon Jet Black ink and then I adhered it down with multi-matte medium.

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Then I took some fun foam and this die from Simon to create the fishing pole (I colored the foam with a brown gelato)… All the little fish were stamped and fussy cut and colored with Copics.. I added a touch of white gel pen to each of the fishies…

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VIDEO: Faber Castell Glass Glitter Gel and Gelatos

Oh yea, you guys know how much I love the gelatos (and they recently released these babies in a double scoop form, so double the product in one tube… More about that in another video). They are so much fun, and as always, calorie free.

Well today, I am pairing them up with a new medium Faber Castell has released…. It’s the Glass Bead Glitter Gel…. It’s so cool. Little beads of glitter… And the medium itself creates this awesome texture… I’ve got a card showcasing it, but I can’t show it until Friday, as that is the day Simon Says Stamp is releasing their #LIFEISGOOD line, so be sure to check back for the full reveal of the project. For now, here is a sneak. Take a look at the background. All created with the glitter gel and a gelato. The gelato gave it the color.

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Now, I do have a quick video to share with you showing you how I made this background along with another background….. You can watch it right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD.

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Video: Melting Faber Castell Gelatos – Design Memory Craft

Hey there! Today I’m here with a different sort of post as I don’t have a card to share with you today! I have a framed art project I made for my daughter’s room using the Faber Castell Gelatos by Design Memory Craft. Here’s a look at what I’ll be showing you today.  See all the color and texture and just complete and utter yumminess??? Yea… That’s the gelatos…..

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Let’s get straight to the video, shall we?  You can watch the video here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

 

 

It’s a fun technique to try I think…. Just a few items that you need and this can be a background for a card, scrapbooking layout, art as you see here… Whatever floats your boat!  Here is the frame in my daughter’s room:

 

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And one more close up:

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So there you have it! A little custom art! 🙂 I just love me some gelatos!!!!! I am entering this to the Mixed Media Challenge over at the Naughty or Nice Challenge blog (of course I opted to be nice, lol).

I hope you enjoyed visiting today! I’ll be back tomorrow with the next Lawnscaping challenge! 🙂

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Faber Castell Gelatos VIDEO: Dripping Technique

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You know me! You know I LOVE my Gelatos by Design Memory Craft! They are fantastic! Little chapsticks of deliciousness…… Today I’ve got a fun technique for you that shows you how to create the “dripping” effect on your card using these babies….  It’s VERY easy to do.  I paired it with a stamp set from the new Mama Elephant release. I love that bridge! Love that set.

As usual, I forgot to plan for my sentiment, so you get to see me figure it out all on camera… Along with a few other funny things.

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You can watch the video here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

Interested in seeing more Gelatos videos? I’ve created a playlist on my youtube channel….

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Interested in seeing more videos? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you would like to see!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes – Arigato

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Hi there and welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week’s theme is ANYTHING GOES… The design team is using Lawn Fawn products…. 🙂 I immediately pulled out the LF sushi set and just started playing around! I just love it. It was made for me I think. LOL! See the background? It’s tinted embossing paste with a Simon Says Stamp stencil! And all the images were watercolored with Tim Holtz distress inks!!!! I white washed the polaroid frame with a white gelato….. All the supplies I used are linked below so be sure to check it out.

I hope you will play along with us this week! Have you seen the  Simon Says Stamp new website! Oh, it’s fab! So much easier to navigate. Love the design and the color scheme…. And the font is awesome…..  It also is viewable from mobile devices! 🙂 Be sure and check it out!

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The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.

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Video 4: Watercoloring with Faber Castell Gelatos

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Good morning. Today I’m back with my 4th video featuring watercoloring mediums…. Today’s cards feature the Design Memory Craft Faber Castell Gelatos….

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This card is brighter than the other because I blended the gelatos with water and paint brushes…. The sentiment was heat set with this glitter embossing powder for just an added touch of shine.

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This next card features the same exact colors and I blended them gently with a damp wet wipe and my finger:

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The sentiment was heat embossed in clear.

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You can watch the video here or over at my youtube channel in HD!

 

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Watercoloring with different mediums VIDEO

Hi there! Today I’ve got a few cards to share with you all. I’ve been practicing up for the upcoming watercoloring for cardmakers online card class… I pulled out my various watercoloring mediums and played around… I filmed the final results so you can see the textures and finished cards, but I’ve also got a few still shots to share with you here as well… First off, the video. You can watch it here or over on my youtube channel. If you like what you see, please give it a thumbs up! 🙂 By the way, the sentiment on all of the cards was heat embossed with clear embossing powder….

And now for some still shots…. Here are all 6 cards I made with different watercolored backgrounds….. Above each photo, I will list what watercolor medium I used to create the background.

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Distress Ink pads:

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Distress Ink pads and pens:

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Faber Castell Gelatos:

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Koi Watercolors:

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Inktense Watercolor Pencils:

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Tim Holtz  Distress Refills:

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As I mentioned in the video, if you are interested in seeing videos on how I made any of the cards, just let me know which ones in the comments below and I’ll be happy to film… I’m always on the look for video idess… I just wasn’t sure if you would be interested in seeing me make the same card 6 times over even though the backgrounds were made differently, lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Have a blessed day! 🙂

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