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It’s been a busy Month

Well it’s been about a month since I’ve made a post. Here are some of the projects that I made using some awesome stamps from some amazing companies.

My latest YouTube video shows how I created a Dragon scale background on the Gel Press. Love this little dragon from Unity Stamp Co. I used acrylic paints for the background and colored the dragon with Copic markers.

 

Love this Stamping Bella set! Colored with Arteza colored pencils and then I watercolored the background. The brick stamp is Deep Etch Red.

bike card

 

I created this card using this beautiful stamp by Artisan Designs. Love the uplifting sentiment! I colored the image using Arteza colored pencils and I used PanPastels for my background. Die set is from Gina Marie Designs.

Artisan Flowers

 

I love this pretty peony from Red Hibiscus Designs. I used Arteza watercolor pencils to color it. Check out all of the gorgeous images they offer on Etsy.

Red Hibiscus flower card 2

 

You can see how I made this background using Distress Resist Spray, photo paper, and RG Avenue Sugar Drops to create a fun background for this darling MFT stamp set.

 

 

I used RG Avenue stamp sets, “The Reason” and “Lumber Plaid” for this card. I colored it with Arteza colored pencils

.RG bird

 

I made this Father’s Day Card using a Stamp set from Unity stamps and it is colored with Faber-Castell Gelatos.

 

 

This is a card I made using another beautiful digi stamp by Red Hibiscus. Luisana’s designs are phenomenal. I also used Gina Marie Designs dies and my Cricut for the leaves.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/694308190/carnation-digital-stamp?ref=listings_manager_grid

Red Hibiscus flower card 1

These project were a lot of fun to create and have got my creative juices going to create even more. I have a few fun things in the works so stay tuned. Thank you so much for reading, watching, sharing, and just all around encouraging and supporting us! We are so thankful for the blessing you are to us.

 

Color me Cute

My last two YouTube videos were all about coloring techniques. I tried out Arteza Watercolor Brush Pens and Copic Markers. Both were new to me, neither are perfect but I learned a lot along the way and I’m looking forward to picking up more tips and tricks as I practice. Check out the links below and remember to make time to play.

 

Luv Bug Box

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Here is a link to the YouTube tutorial on this fun project Darrin and I made https://youtu.be/mJWxQwc_YX8

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A little look at what I have been up to

Life is good! It is so strange to be working on my own terms for now. Darrin and I have  become such a great team in this new chapter of our lives. We are coming up on a month since “the big change” and we are still working well together. This is a good sign.

I have been posting 2 times a week on my YouTube channel. We upload on Wednesdays and Fridays. Below are links to all of the videos we have uploaded past the launch.

We have a lot more fun ahead in December. Watch for more holiday projects this month and some more fun and exciting things going forward in 2019! Thank you so much for reading, watching, sharing, and just all around encouraging and supporting us! We are so thankful for the blessing you are to us.

 

Birthday Blessings

 

It never ceases to amaze me that in the midst of a trial, when things are tough and uncertain, there are blessings among the hardships. We simply have to choose to open our eyes to recognize them.

A lot has happened since my last post. I have gone from working full time for one paper crafting company, to freelancing from home, launching my own YouTube channel, and enjoying a variety of crafting manufacturers’ products.

I have been truly touched by the many words of encouragement and support that people have offered.

Darrin has partnered with me to make the YouTube channel a go. He has been amazing! He is constantly researching ways to make improvements and is picking it all up very quickly. I am so fortunate to be blessed with an awesome spouse. I am excited to utilize his talents! I couldn’t do it without him.

We decided to launch the site on November 9th which also happened to be my birthday. I liked the idea of the birth of a new chapter in our story. I wanted it to be a celebration.confetti (look at these adorable Wishes stamps and dies from Pink and Main! LOVE them! The cute ice cream stamps and dies are Sweet Life from FSJ)

We sent out a request on Facebook to get our first 100 subscribers. We were thrilled to reach over 200 in less than 24 hours! Thank you so much dear friends! We had a terrific launch.

I was able to enjoy my birthday responding to well wishes and enjoying a celebratory birthday sushi lunch and Red Robin dinner with my family. Looking forward to good times ahead!birthdaydinner  Here is a link to my first Crafty Shannonigan’s YouTube tutorial:  https://youtu.be/nONGYApChxo