I have a couple “product release close-up” videos for you this week. Today’s shows a close look atthe newest Mama Elephant release and ideas on how to use the products. I only do these videos if I feel a release has a lot to offer, and this one does… including stamps, dies and 16 new inks! I also have a giveaway.
I will have several videos coming up with these products. Stay tuned. Oh, and please know that I wasn’t asked or paid to do this video. I just did it because I like the products and thought you might, too. If you want information on Mama Elephant’s 2 year anniversary, click HERE.
INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD
As I mentioned in the video, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these inks – just click HERE and HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads along with a video on how I use them, please go HERE. If you want to learn more about Mama Elephant inks, click HERE.
One lucky winner will get a stamp set from Mama Elephant! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/26/14 telling me your favorite product in this release.
It’s time for another “product release close-up” video… sharing a close look atthe newest My Favorite Things release and ideas on how to use the products. I only do these videos if I like a release a lot, and this one is a great one with a lot of variety. (I warned you there are a lot of great products coming out these days. Wow.) I also have a giveaway.
I will have several videos coming up with these products. Stay tuned.
I have a great giveaway for you today! One lucky winner will get TWO stamp sets and TWO die sets from My Favorite Things! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 9/26/14 telling me your favorite product in this release.
Hello! I am back with another “product release close-up” video… giving a close look at the newest Simon Says Stamp Stamptember product release and ideas on how to use the products. I only take the time to do these videos if I like a release a lot, and this one is a great one. I also have a big giveaway!
Yep. Another great release from another great company. It is a fun time in this industry – so many companies are coming out with fabulous products. Something for every one!
I will be back tomorrow with a video using some of these new products… and again later this week. Stay tuned.
INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD
As I mentioned in the video, I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these new SSS inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads along with a video on how I use them, please go HERE.
I have a great giveaway for you today! One lucky winner will get a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! (This is donated by me… I just gotta share.) For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 9/7/14 telling me your favorite product in this release.
In this video, I compare three watercolors I use often – Peerless Watercolor, the Hero Arts Watercolor Wheel and the Koi Sketch Box. I really think the best way to compare watercolor mediums is to put them to use. The video shows how they work for watercolor backgrounds, but it also gives you an idea of how they would react for all watercolor techniques. The Peerless is very unique and I enjoy it, but it may not be for everyone. The other two options are more traditional.
By the way, who said you couldn’t use Paper Smooches and Tim Holtz on the same card? I love mixing product styles.
As I mentioned, the Watercolor for Card Makers Online Card Class starts today, 5/5/14 but you can join anytime for lifetime access. There are over 35 videos and some amazing guest artists. You can use any watercolor mediums you have (even inks and water) and MANY more techniques will be covered there than we cover on our blogs. Click HERE for more info.
Interested in trying the fun Peerless Watercolor? I have a Peerless Watercolor 2×2 Bonus Pack for a lucky winner. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 5/12/14 for your chance to win.
As I mentioned in the video, the Simon Says Stamp Inks are made by the same USA company as the Hero Arts Shadow Inks that I have always loved. Therefore, they have very similar properties… which is a good thing! These inks stamp beautifully. The more colors the merrier, right? The SSS Inks offer bright and vibrant everyday colors… partnering nicely with the often more muted or soft Hero Arts colors. And both inks are from great companies with generous, industry-supporting, artist-cheerleading, positive people. Yay! I will be using them both here on my blog. I’m in love!
Note: These aren’t the best photos – I tried my best – I am not the best photographer. Also, computer monitors can cause them to be off. But I hope that between this and the video you can get a better idea of how the colors compare.
Oh my, this rainbow of colors makes my crafty heart so happy. It’s the simple things, right?
Want to try out the new Simon Says Stamp Inks and Papers? For your chance to win my four favorite ink colors and a variety pack of the papers, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/10/13. Good luck! (As always, this giveaway is open to those overseas, too.)
Hero Arts Shadow Inks (which include Soft and Mid-Tone) have been out for awhile, but many new colors have been released lately. They are a must-have dye ink for all stampers. My Favorite Things Dye Inks are a bit newer and have some nice, more intense colors. Memento Luxe Pigment Inks are the newest of the bunch and offer amazing results that I am loving. (NOTE: I only included these newer inks due to lots of questions about them. Please know that I still lovelovelove Distress Inks for techniques – my favorite!)
Instead of typing out a comparison, I did a quick video:
(Note: A couple of the newest MFT inks are not included in this comparison as they came out after it was created.)
Many people will ask which my favorite is. Honestly – it is up to you. Hero Arts Shadow Inks work well for all stampers as a basic, no-fail ink. Memento Luxe Inks are pigment and therefore need a bit more care, but give fabulous, solid results and works with embossing and on colored cardstocks. The My Favorite Things Inks are great for getting the results you want immediately. I would recommend trying different ones and deciding which you like best. Me? I will use them all. But this is my job and I need as many tools as possible.