Sep 25, 2020

How to Make Interactive Cards with Multiple Sliders


I am not very mechanically minded, but when Tammy Louise of TLC Designs asked if I would like to try out her brand new interactive dies I was super excited! She has created two brilliant die designs that do a lot of the work for you! No extra trimming needed! Simply die cut and assemble! And her instructions are right on the back of the packaging and are super clear and easy to follow!
I used See You in the Center Die to create this cute interactive hugging hamsters card!

And the Double Dial Die 1 to create this multiple image jumping card!
I was so excited to be able to easily create such fun, interactive designs!

I created a video to share step by step how I put both of these interactive cards together.






Tammy Louise also generously created a coupon code for you to receive 10% off her entire shop https://tlcdesigns.shop/collections/all until Sunday at midnight eastern.  The code is Keppel10 and please only use one code per person.

TLC designs also has a cute freebie digital design for you:

Thank you so much to Tammy Louise and TLC Designs for letting me share these amazing dies!


Sep 20, 2020

Which Ink Blending Tool is the Best? Compare and Contrast So You Can Decide Before You Buy

Today's video features some of my favorite ink blending tools and how I use them to achieve different results. Whether I want a full coverage opaque background, a textured look or a light even consistent look, depends on which tool I reach for. I'll share all my favorites and show how they work.
I also share what I've found to be the best and easiest way to clean the brushes too!
Get all the information in this video:
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Sep 18, 2020

New and Must Have Crafty Supplies - Halloween Edition!

It's time for a new and must-have craft supplies video.....halloween style! I am using a bunch of new craft supplies from Simon Says Stamp's CZ Designs.
I am so excited about all these new Halloween supplies so I share how I used them on three different cards.
I also grabbed the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Crackling Campfire.
I absolutely love this new color and it is a brilliant addition to the Oxide family!
I love doing these videos so you have a chance to see these products before you decide whether or not to buy them!

Check out the video here:

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Sep 12, 2020

Slimline Cards, Slimline Stencils, Slimline Envelopes


Hey all! Happy Saturday! Today I have a new episode of my Support Small Cardmaking Businesses live! It features Trinity Stamps and their slimline stencils and Envelope Builder Die.
If you love slimline cards and want to make them special with stenciled backgrounds and then want to make your own matching or coordinating envelopes for them, be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 10, 2020

Polychromos vs. Prismacolor Premier

Hey everyone! Today's video takes a look at Prismacolor Premier and Polychromos pencils.
I'll share some tips & tricks like what type of paper to use and I'll share which pencils are better for different types of coloring so you can decide which is best for you!

Check out the video here:

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Sep 5, 2020

Waffle Flower September Release + Giveaway!

Yay! It is Waffle Flower's release day and the release has a ton of fun including back to school, fall, and frontline hero thank you sets! So let's jump right in!
I combined the Pencil In Combo with the Monitor Die and the sentiment from the Back to School Combo to make this one. Even if school looks different, it is still exciting to be be back!
I used the Monitor Die here to create a shaker card. My favorite is the little kitty peeking in from the side of the screen....this is what I look like when I peek in to check on my kids while remote learning lol!

Next up, from the Fall Bundle, I used the Fall Leaves Die and some fun colorful cardstock on Kraft for this one. Super simple, but I love the veins and outlines of the leaves in darker colors and all these colors on a Kraft background.
I combined the House Outline Die in this one with the Home Sweet Home Combo.
I love basic shape dies and combining the Diamonds and Skinny Stripes for a graphic look was a lot of fun!

Last, but not least...I loved all the bundles from this release, but the Frontline Heroes Bundle made me so happy. So many people have been working so hard to keep everyone else safe and I love having sets to make cards to thank them!

 Frontline Heroes 1 features medical professionals:

Frontline Heroes 2 features mail carriers and delivery people. 
Frontline Heroes 3 features grocery workers and food delivery folks.
And Frontline Helpers is perfect for thanking all those fabulous people who made masks until their fingers were sore!
I made a whole bunch of these thank you cards for Frontline Heroes because there are so many people right in my community to thank!
I even have a video sharing some tips on Copic coloring those tiny little critters and to see the additional things I did to pull together these cards! You can check it out here:


Phew! I hope that is plenty of inspiration to get you started! Don't forget to start the blog hop at the beginning (Waffle Flower's Blog here: https://waffleflower.com/blogs/news/waffle-flower-september-2020-release-blog-hop-giveaways) to see ALL the inspiration in the hop. Now for the giveaway!

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on September 7th, 2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 9/9/2020.

So be sure to comment here for a chance to win! Let me know your favorite new product from the release, or your favorite card or who you would make cards for using these new products!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sep 3, 2020

8 Reasons Why I Love Distress Oxide Ink and Use Them for EVERYTHING

Hello everyone! Today, I am sharing a video with 8 reasons why Distress Oxides are my go-to inks and how I use them for everything in my cardmaking.
Yup, they're not just great for in blending! I use them for stamping, even fine sentiments, watercoloring, inking edges and more!
 Check out this video to see all 8 reasons and how I made all 6 of these cards:
Thanks for stopping by!