January 29, 2019

Altenew Blog Hop Winner!!

Thanks so much to everyone that played along, here's what the random number generator had to say-

The winner is the lovely Moira who left this comment-

See you in the next hop! Thanks for visiting!

January 24, 2019

Altenew January 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the hop, thanks for stopping by! I created 2 scrapbook layout using some of the gorgeous products Altenew are launching. Keep on reading for all the details, giveaways and full list of participants in the hop.
Here's my first layout-

These are the products I used here (click on the photo for more info)-

The layout was super fun and easy to make, and you can see how everything came together in my video tuotrial, just keep scrolling!

My second layout came together even faster, here it is-

I used the same products like the first layout, and also this beautiful set of dies-

Here's the video tutorial-

Thanks for stopping by, here is all the info on the giveaways-

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/31/2019 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/3/2019.

My Giveaway:
Leave a comment here telling me your favorite Altenew product to win a 30$ gift vertificate!
Winner will be announced HERE on January 30th 2019.

Here's the full blog hop list-
YOU ARE HERE >>>>>>> Irit Landgraf
NEXT STOP>>> Agnieszka Malyszek
Vicky Papaioannou
Lydia Evans

Good luck and don't forget to check out the Altenew website for all these releases and more great products! Have a crafty day!

January 17, 2019

Journal With Me- Making Faces- Jane Davenport & Spellbinders Collection

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share with you what I've created with the Jane Davenport & Spellbinders Making Faces collection. Let's dive right in!

To see how everything came together, simply watch the video tutorials I created!

The base for everything I created were the Not-Quite-A-Blank-Slate Set, especially the printed pages with Jane's artwork. They were so fun to play with!

I also had fun painting my own images on the blank sheets. I used all the lovely products I have from this collection. It's hard to pick favorites, but the Quill pen and the pastels are amazing!

After all the painting and coloring fun, I added my creations to my art journals. That part was so enjoyables! Finding the perfect page to add my new faces to. 


I hope you enjoyed and feel inspired to play and create something pretty! Check out all these goodies and more on Jane's website, or at Micheal's!

November 20, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide- Art Books

Welcome to my gift guide for 2018! I will be sharing some great books and art supplies gift ideas in the next weeks, followed by my picks for this year's favorite products.
Today we are kicking things off with probably my most favorite present to give and receive. Books, of course!
If you're not in the mood to read, just check out my video for all the information and my picks, OR go to my Amazon store and get a quick glimpse of all my picks-

Let's get started!
I have to start with one of my favorite watercolor artists-  Jean Haines. Jean has several books, her style is loose, fluid and atmospheric. She uses color and texture in such inventive and inspirational ways. I have learned a lot from her and continue to be inspired every time I open one of her books. The 4 that I have are all similar in their content (all excellent!), I am listing them here in my order of preference, but they are all great picks.

1. Atmospheric Watercolours-

2. Colour & Light in Watercolour

3. World of Watercolour

4. Paint Yourself Calm
This my least favorite of the bunch, as I feel it has less techniques in it, and focuses more on the concept of playing with watercolors for therapuetic reasons. While I definitely agree with that effect of watercolors, I buy art books for techniques and inspiration, which I found more of in the other 3 books. This is just my personal preference, if this concept speaks to you, you will enjoy this book.

Next up 2 books on color theory. Both excellent. If I had to pick one I'd pick Color Choices by Stephen Quiller, as I found it much easier to follow. Making Colour Sing is a wonderful book as well, but one that needs time and focus, which in my busy toddler controlled world, is not always possible.

5. Color Choices- Making Color Sense out of Color Theory

6. Making Color Sing

The next 2 books are my idea of eye candy. Flip through them and get that joy of seeing beautiful whimsical art. Follow the tutorials and try not to get too frustrated ;)

7. Fabulous Figures

8. The Art of Creative Watercolor

Next up my wild card. For the edgy teen or person in your life, this artist's style is modern and graphic. A great pick for lovers of sketching and watercolors.

9. Urban Watercolor Sketching

Next is a book with a unique format. I recommend watching my YouTube video or follow the link (click the photo) and see for yourself. I hope she will come out with more of these!

10.  Watercolor With Me In The Forest-

Last but not least in unfortunately only available in German at the moment, I think it is still enjoyable and easy to follow also if you do not speak German, but you make your own decision :)

11. Florales Watercolor-

Thank you for visiting, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to see the rest of the series!

October 28, 2018

Altenew October Guest Designer- Giveaway!!

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you know I have a fun guest designer post on the Altenew Blog, and to celebrate Altenew is giving one of you a 20$ gift card! All you have to do is leave a comment here, and make sure you check out my post and video tutorial on the Altenew Blog!
I will randomly pick a winner and post in on November 2nd!
Good luck!