Monthly Archives: September 2016

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    the dogs are barking…

    good news – the crazy dogs and mini crazy cats & dogs framelit dies from sizzix are available now!  if you’re a fan of these quirky fun furry friends, these dies are a must have.  each set contains multiple shapes designed to coordinate with the stamps from stampers anonymous to create layered projects with ease – check Continue Reading

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    distress coloring on wood…

    fall is one of my favorite seasons and today i invite you to head over to the ranger blog to check out a simple tutorial creating colorful blends using distress on wood veneer from ETC papers.  i’m always inspired by the earthy colors nature puts on display and distress crayons and markers showcase that palette perfectly…t!m

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    sneak peek: idea-ology christmas…

    get ready to deck the halls with creative wonder and make your holiday season merry & bright.  this year’s christmas release from idea-ology combines an assortment of yuletide elements along with some of my favorites festive findings from previous years for a touch of nostalgia.  many have been reimagined and returning for another magical season and shipping now – only available while supplies last.  happy holidays everyone…t!m check Continue Reading

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    new products from ranger…

    another exciting new product release from ranger featuring 12 more colors of distress paint now available in flip tops, 2 new technique kits including a “mixed media spray stain kit” and an “alcohol ink kit”.  also debuting are 18 distress crayons now available open stock from the first 3 sets allowing you to choose your own custom palette, or simply replenish Continue Reading

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    sneak peek: stampers anonymous christmas…

    ’tis the season to enlighten your imagination with my new holiday release from stampers anonymous.  this festive assortment of 8 new stamp sets feature sketched, scribbled, and doodled imagery designed to give a hand-made look to your yuletide greetings.  also releasing are 6 new layering stencils and 3 new mini layering stencils to create a merriment of mixed-media effects for your christmas Continue Reading

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    2016 halloween inspiration series… project by: paula cheney

    over the past month several talented crafters have shared their innovative ideas using the latest halloween products creating everything from home decor to cards and more.  today’s final project is from the talented paula cheney who designed a textured timepiece to showcase your favorite halloween memories. the dimensional details and colorful layered perspective make this a must-do on Continue Reading

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    2016 halloween inspiration series… project by: richele christensen

    today’s tutorial features cryptic creativity combining nostalgic imagery, translucent tiles, and distressed detail.  these dimensional greetings by richele christensen are perfect for your upcoming haunted happenings, frightful festivities, or ghoulish gatherings this halloween…t!m supplies: inks: Distress Ink/Black Soot; Alcohol Ink/Mushroom crayons: Distress Crayons/Black Soot/Picket Fence/Spiced Marmalade paints: Distress Paint/Black Soot surfaces: Kraft-Core Cardstock/Mini Paper Stash/Materialize embellishments: Adornments/Wicked; Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2016 – september…

    this month’s tag was inspired by a technique i shared in my online class creative chemistry 103 this summer.  in class we explored various techniques on a “new to ranger” surface called alcohol ink yupo.  this synthetic paper is the ultimate surface for alcohol inks and gives older techniques new possibilities.  one of the techniques was Continue Reading