Video: Lawn Fawn Product Release Close-Up + Giveaway!

Finally! Many of you have asked for a Product Release Close-Up Video covering the newest products from Lawn Fawn and here it is! My hope is that by doing this video, you can better decide if any of the products are right for you.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I know that seeing a big (and fabulous!) release like this can be overwhelming, so I hope this video is helpful. To see all the newest Lawn Fawn products, click HERE. (Note: I did leave out of my video the new papers, accessories and a couple of stamp sets and dies – ones I had given to a friend. You can see them in the thumbnails below.)

In the video I shared projects created by Kelly-Marie over at Lawn Fawn. You can find them on their excellent blog HERE. (Thanks for allowing me to share those, Kelly! xo)

By the way – as always – this post is not sponsored. I was not asked to do this video and I was not paid to do so. I thought this was a fun release, so I wanted to create the video. Just using what I love. As always.

INK SWATCH DOWNLOADS

I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these Lawn Fawn Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.

To learn more about the Lawn Fawn Ink properties, check out THIS video. Truly, this is an “all around good guy” ink.

GIVEAWAY

I have an extra Lawn Fawn stamp set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/2/15 telling me your favorite stamp set in this release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you to Lawn Fawn for sending this release to me so I could do this video.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Lawn Fawn (LF), etc.

 

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Worth Checking Out + Discount Code!

I have received a lot of emails from readers saying they like when I do my “Worth Checking Out” posts. Many say they like that I share links to other cardmakers and that I give a heads up to fun things happening in the crafting world. I agree – I enjoy sharing with you!

Check these out…

(1.) Gift Card Tag – I give gift cards to teachers often. This tag is a clever way to present one!

(2.) Pop Up Challenge – My friend Kathy Racoosin is the master of coloring. She recently offered a fun coloring Pop Up Challenge over on her blog. I am a bit late sharing it, but be sure to follow her blog for future challenges.

(3.) Wow! – (Really – that is the best word I could come with. Wow!) Check out this hand-drawn masterpiece! So pretty… and Payel makes great cards, too!

(4.) Yoonsun – Another cardmaker that impresses me over and over. This card is stunning.

(5.) I’m Her Biggest Fan – I have recently declared myself the president of Kay Miller‘s fan club. :) She has oodles of talent.

(6.) Boy Card! – Everyone is always asking for good boy cards. This one is perfection. Francine is fantastic.

(7.) MFT Challenge Blog – My Favorite Things has a great inspiration blog. You must check it out! It is a happy place.

(8.) Stamptember! – OoooOoOoooooo… I love Stamptember! Stamptember is a big month of fun over at Simon Says Stamp with exclusive products, sales, inspiration and more. I can’t wait. I am constantly impressed by what Heidi and her team come up with. They do everything with heart.

(9.) Sequin Storage – People have been asking about what my recommended sequin storage is now that my favorite Craftmates are no longer being made. Honestly… I was planning on doing a video after trying out NINE different containers. However, I didn’t LOVE any of them, so I don’t feel right doing so. I will say the best option is likely THIS one. (You can find it at Simon Says Stamp or Amazon. Don’t let the price scare you too much – it holds A LOT.) I know a lot of people like it. Thankfully I have a lot of Craftmates so I am sticking with them. (You can still get the smaller Craftmates – I really like them!!!)

(10.) Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums – We just announced our newest class over at Online Card Classes. People have been asking for more watercolor… so here it is!

(11.) Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts – I have been exchanging emails recently from Jody from Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts. Boy is she kind! I have heard great things about their store from many readers. As you know, I only recommend stores I feel very good about. And I will say I am impressed! Jody is offering my readers a great discount to try them out if you haven’t yet:

Use the code “JENINK10″ now through 8/29/15 to get 10% off a Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts.

(12.) Hang In There, Mommas – Just a friendly reminder. I know it helped me. #iamahotmess

Hope you have a great day. I will be back soon with a video!

 

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Video: Altenew Product Release Close Up

Happy weekend! After many requests, I have a Product Release Close-Up Video covering the newest products from Altenew. My hope is that this video will help you better understand what each product has to offer and if any products would be good for you.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]


I know that seeing a lot of good products can be overwhelming, so I hope it is helpful to get a closer look! To see all the newest Altenew products, click HERE.

By the way – as always – this post is not sponsored. I was not asked to do this video and I was not paid to do so. I thought this was a great release, so I wanted to create the video. Just using what I love.

HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some related videos that may be helpful:

GIVEAWAY

I have an extra Altenew stamp set for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/28/15 telling me your favorite stamp set in this release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you to Altenew for sending this release to me after my request so I could do this video.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AL), etc.

 

 

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40% Crafty Sale

Just popping in to give you a heads up on a GREAT crafty sale.

Get 40% off a ton of products over at Ellen Hutson with the code “goodthings” while shopping HERE.

I will be back soon with a video. In the meantime, I have some shopping to do! :)

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Video: No-Water Watercolor

Hello there. Today’s video shares how to stretch your supplies to achieve a faux watercolor look with no water.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I discovered this technique by accident while at a craft retreat in the spring. I am always so happy when I discover new ways to stretch my supplies and wanted to share with you…

I started by stamping the layering images from the Watercolor Wonders stamp set by Altenew using Hero Arts Shadow Inks on to a piece of 80lb Neenah White Cardstock. I flipped the panel over and heavily saturated the back of the stamped images with a Copic Colorless Blender Marker. When the Colorless Blender reacts with the ink, it makes the color bleed… and you’re left with a beautiful, soft watercolor look.

Remember, the more Colorless Blender you put down, the better the results will be! And to be safe, only do the blending on the back. If you apply it directly on the stamped image, the ink color will transfer to the tip of the marker. I just scribble this off and it doesn’t bother me. Up to you.

I finished the cards by heat embossing a sentiment from Altenew’s Baby Zoo stamp set using white embossing powder on to a piece of black cardstock. I adhered a few of Lucy Abram’s sequins (I like that the gold sequins have a matte finish) and added a Hero Arts gemstone to the center of each sequin. Many people ask about the placement of sequins… I like to put down an odd numbers and cluster some in a triangle shape.

You may be wondering if other inks work for this technique. I think this technique works best with the Hero Arts Shadow Inks and other inks with the same formulation, such as the Simon Says Stamp inks and the Wplus9 inks. These inks bleed with Copic Markers… which is good for this technique. On the more coral-colored card above, I used the Altenew Crisp inks. I did achieve the same watercolor look, but had to add a bit more colorless blender to the images. I encourage you to try whatever dye inks you may have. Test them out!

You could also try a paper stump with rubbing alcohol instead of the colorless blender. However, I much prefer the results and control with the marker.

If you’re like me and struggle with the control of watercolor – or simply want to stretch your supplies for a new look – this might be a fun technique to try.

RELATED VIDEOS

Here are some related links that may be helpful:

By the way, if you are interested in the new Altenew release… stay tuned. I will have a release video soon.

SUPPLIES

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Worth Checking Out

Hi! Just popping in with some links to fun things I have seen on the internet lately…

(1.) Photo Organization – Sigh. Photos. I get so overwhelmed! I really liked this video by the wonderful Amy Tan. This is fantastic and is inspiring me big time. And her little Jack is a doll. We plan for him to marry Lila. ;)

(2.) Coloring Video – Wow. Marika is one of my favorite cardmakers. Her coloring in this video is remarkable!

(3.) Copic Sale – Simon Says Stamp is having 20% off their Copic Markers. This is a good time to stock up on refills, too. Shop HERE and use code COPICB2S before 8/21/15.

(4.) We R Memory Keepers Heatwave Tool – I am getting a lot of emails about this foiling new product. I got it and have been spending time playing with it and seeing what it is capable of. I will do a video as soon as I am done exploring – I want to be able to give as much info as possible. First reaction? I like it!

(5.) Printables – I have another inspiring link from Amy Tan. If you follow her on Instagram, you know she does some lovely watercolor quotes. You can now download and print them! Great stuff. Just saw on the top of her site that you can use code BLOGFRIEND for 20%.

(6.) Happy Card – I just thought this happy card was worth sharing. Heather is a good friend of mine and works with me on projects… including writing, keeping up with questions, organizing, planning and more. She is very creative and helping me with some fun things that will be happening here soon. I am thankful to work with her here in my little craft room a few times a week.

As always, I picked these things myself and was not sponsored. Just sharing what I like. :)

Oh – and I linked to a few videos above. While watching them, please give them a thumbs up. It really means a lot to the designers who put a *ton* of time into them!

Have YOU seen anything fun out there in the crafty world? Share below! See you soon.

 

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