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Mixing Papers by Color

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!  I’m sharing a mixed media page with products from several different lines and manufacturers.  It’s easy to mix collections when you stick to a color scheme!  Choose items based on color and you’ll have a cohesive page that looks great. Lets give Mixing Papers by…

Give Thanks Art Journal Page

Happy, a day early, Thanksgiving to those of you in the U.S! I am excited to share with you a give thanks art journal page and plan to share pages with you once a month! This is a new thing for me and I’m excited to share with you things…

Emboss Resist Technique using colour!

Hello there, happy Friday! It’s Kristie Larsen here sharing with you one of my favorite techniques. We have all seen it before. It’s a fun one to do, its the emboss resist technique. But today I wanted to add a bit more flare to it by using coloured embossing powder…

Pull It Together

When I was approaching this layout, I had the photo of my girly with the pumpkins ready to go but I was really torn about what papers to use and the mood I wanted to create–how was I going to pull it together?  The photo is from early September and…

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Emboss Resist and Embossing Paste

Hello there! It’s Kristie Larsen coming to you all the way from sunny Singapore! How is your summer going!? We had a fabulous time traveling around this summer and have now been back to school for almost a month. I KNOW! It seems too horrible to be true 😉 I…

Framed Flower Vignette

Hello! Today I have a framed flower vignette card to share with you. In painting a vignette has a borderless background usually leaving it just white. I framed my vignette using lots of layers of cardstock. Here’s what I used to create my card today: Technique Tuesday Budding Poppies stamp…

Stenciled Background

Hi there! Stencils give a lot of options of how you can use them. Today I have a card for you using Distress ink and a stencil for a stenciled background. My supply list is: Heidi Swapp Stencil Polka Dots Ranger Mini Foam Blending Tool Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers…

Pop-Up Card

Hello there! It’s Kristie Larsen here to share with you a sweet pop-up card using some Paper Smooches stamps! Here is what I used for this project: Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows stamp set Paper Smooches Borders 1 die cuts Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set (part sentiment) Tim Holtz Dot…

Water Coloring With Distress Ink

Water coloring has been all the rage for awhile now and for me personally I don’t see it going anywhere, I love it! Today I have a tutorial for you on water coloring with distress ink pads and stamped images. The supplies I used for my project are: Penny Black…

Designing in Gold

Hello there again! It’s Kristie here and I’m glad to be back today to share with you one of my favorite colours. As you all know, GOLD is where it is at! It is everywhere, and so lovely too. So I thought I would share with you a little project…