Saturday, May 18, 2019

Heffy Doodle Forest Builder Flower Card Video



Hello everyone.

Today I have an interesting card for you and a video. I'm using the Heffy Doodle Flower Builder Dies to create a unique looking flower. I like finding ways to stretch my supplies, so I'm sharing my idea with you today.



These dies were intended to make trees, but if you look at them in a different light, you will find that the shapes sort of resemble flowers. So, I laid out my pieces into a flower arrangement. I think it turned out cute and it was a lot of fun to create.

I hope you will check out my YouTube video of my making this card. I will leave it linked in this post.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Koren



Friday, May 17, 2019

Neat & Tangled May Release Week Wrap Up



Hello everyone. 

Today is the day. The Neat & Tangled May Release is now available in the shop. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled Online Store to shop the NEW Release. This week was a lot of fun. I think my favorite of the release is the G.O.A.T. stamp set and coordinating dies because of that adorable little farmer. 






As a close second is the Quilted Background stamp. This fun geometric pattern is simply fantastic for so many techniques, it’s sure to be a staple in my collection. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Maker sure you (CLICK HERE!) to shop the NEW Release and to visit the blog for today’s Giveaway information. 

Koren 




Thursday, May 16, 2019

Neat & Tangled May Release Week: Day Four Foliage Frames

Hello Everyone. 

Today is Day Four of Neat & Tangled’s May Release Week, and we are using the NEW Foliage Frames stamp set and coordinating dies to inspire you today. This stamp set is easy to use and it  creates the most elegant cards. It features a circle pattern, that is the size of a  background, in clear photopolymer as well as matching added foliage to add versatility. These additional pieces of foliage also have coordinating dies. The die set even has a die that cuts just the center of the large circular pattern stamp, which is what I did today. 

Don’t forget to (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled blog for more information about today’s featured set, as well as the giveaway for today’s post. There will also be some more inspiration over there from the design team that is sure to wow you. This release goes LIVE tomorrow Friday, May 16th at 8:00 AM. 



I started with a piece of Ranger Watercolor cardstock, and loaded the large stamp from the Foliage Frames set into my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. I inked up the stamp first with Distress Ink in Twisted Citron. This gave a good green base to work with. Then I used my Distress Markers in Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles to add some more depth to the colors of the image.  I stamped it twice to get the look you see in the finished photos. 

I cut the panel down to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches and used the Foliage Frames dies to cut out the center of this stamped image. Just the center for now. This leaves an opening in the center that is perfect for a sentiment. 



To add to this panel, I also stamped the smaller individual pieces of foliage from the same set, using the same technique as above, only this time I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

As for a sentiment, I used the “hello” sentiment from the Foliage Frames Stamp set. I stamped it using Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink onto a piece of Neenah 110lb. cardstock, and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. 

To add a little more detail, I added a few of the berry clusters that come with the set. I’m not sure what the actual name for this image is, but it basically looks like a cluster of three circles. I feel like they represent berries or nuts or just some other element of the arrangement. Anyway, I stamped them and heat embossed them as well, and scattered them throughout the panel. 



To put this card together, I added Scotch 3M Foam Tape to the under side of the original panel to provide some dimension for the sentiment. I then added the entire panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base. 

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. Make sure you stop over to the Neat & Tangled Blog to see what the rest of the design team as created to inspire you. (CLICK HERE!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 


Koren 



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Neat & Tangled May Release Week: Day Three Quilted Background

Hello everyone. 
Today is Day Three of Neat & Tangled’s May Release Week and we are showcasing the NEW Quilted Background stamp. This stamp is a 6x6 red rubber background stamp and it features a geometric pattern similar to a quilting pattern, hence the name, I suppose. I immediately knew that I wanted to  ink blend behind those beautiful shapes. 

Make sure you (CLICK HERE!)  to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog and see what the rest of the design team has created using this awesome NEW product. There is also Giveaway information there for today’s giveaway . You should never miss a giveaway opportunity, by the way. 



Today I grabbed a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock and my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. I loaded the background stamp onto one of the plates in order to get a great impression for my background. The Precision Press allows me to stamp in the same place multiple times to ensure your ability for an even, and well-stamped image. I used Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink  and heat embossed it using Ranger White Embossing Powder.  

Once the freshly heat embossed background had cooled I used my Nuvo Blender Brushes to ink blend some Tailored Expression inks onto the background. I used Lavender Glaze, Plum Punch, and Jelly Donut Dye Inks to ink blend my background.  

I absolutely love the look of a smooth ink blended background no matter what color it is. This panel was then cut down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches and popped up onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base using white craft foam and Scotch doubled sided tape.



One of my favorite die sets is the Journaling Alphas by Neat & Tangled. They remind me of a Rae Dunn Design and I absolutely love the hand drawn feel.  So, I cut the word “friend” out of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock. I cut them (4) times each. I layered them together using Ranger Multi Medium Matter liquid adhesive and my blunt tipped syringe. 

To jazz up the word die, I used some of the same inks I used on the background but I used them to ink blend the bottom of each letter. To help me do this, I used Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes. The extra small round tipped blender brush is one of my favorites for detail blending like this. I can build up color with small amounts of ink to a very small area. 

After the ink had dried, I still did not think it was quite jazzy enough, so I added Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace to the very very bottom of each letter. This way the ink faded into white and the glitter faded into the ink.  The letters were adhered one by one using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and a small scale to help align the images. 



To add to the sentiment, once again I stamped a sub sentiment using Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink onto Stampin’ Up!’s Gorgeous Grape.  I used Neat & Tangled’s Skinny Strips to cut out the smallest fishtail banner from the set to house the next part of the sentiment. “You are special to me” was heat embossed using the same Ranger White embossing powder as before.  The strip was then popped up using Tombow  Extreme Clear Adhesive Tabs. 

To finish off the card, I used micro Glue Dots to stick some Clear sequins onto the front of my card panel to add even more sparkle and shine. 

I love how this card turned out and it was very easy to create. The color combinations for card like this are endless. Have fun creating a background of your own. 

Don’t forget to visit Neat & Tangled For more information on the Giveaway. (CLICK HERE!) While you are there, check out the rest of the design team’s blogs and comment to increase your chances of winning. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 

Koren 



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Neat & Tangled May Release Week: Day Two G.O.A.T.

Hello everyone.

Welcome to Day Two of Neat & Tangled's May Release Week. I hope you enjoyed Day One. (CLICK HERE!) if you somehow missed day one.  Today, we are showcasing the NEW Neat & Tangled G.O.A.T. stamp set and coordinating dies. This stamp set features an adorable image of a farmer with a pitch fork and of course a goat. The G.O.A.T. sentiment cracks me up. The acronym means The Greatest of All Time.

Make sure you (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Neat & Tangled blog and check out what the rest of the design team has created. If you comment on the design team members' blog posts you will be entered into a Giveaway. You can find all of the information regarding that giveaway on the Neat & Tangled Blog.

My card today somewhat matches yesterday's card. I had thought about making one long card, but I liked them better separate. Plus, I got a little carried away with the striped ink blending backgrounds and decided both needed to be used.



To make this background, I grabbed a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock and my MFT Drifts and Hills stencil. I used the stencil as both a stencil and a mask for this card. I masked the sky first to keep it from any green exposure. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to create the cascading light green hills. After the light green hills were created, I used 1/4 inch art tape to mask off the light green in order to add some Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink and create some darker stripes. For the hill in the foreground I used double the art tape to make 1/2 inch stripes.

Once the green hills were created, I used the same Drifts and Hills stencil to keep the green safe from any yellow contamination. I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink to blend a little light in the sky. I used Nuvo Blender Brushes to do all of the Ink blending for this background.


I stamped my images with a We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. I stamped them onto another piece of Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink to be able to color them with my Copic Markers. 

I have created a Copic Color Map for you to see all of the markers that I used to color these images. I also used my Gold Faber colored pencil #273 to add some shadows to my images. 

Once my images were colored I used the G.O.A.T. coordinating dies to cut them out. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere the farmer flat to the background and the other images were popped up with Scotch 3M Foam Tape. 

I did replace the patch in the farmers jeans by paper piecing a piece of Fancy Pants Oh Happy Day patterned paper. It is a medium gray with white dots. 



The sentiments are also from the G.O.A.T. stamp set and they were both stamped with Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink. The "happy birthday" was stamped onto unknown off white paper that I have in my stash (sorry guys) and adhered flat to the background with liquid adhesive.  The "you old goat" was stamped onto Papertrey Ink's Blueberry Sky cardstock and both were heat embossed using Ranger White embossing powder. I cut the sentiments strips down with my Fiskars Wire Guide paper trimmer. I used my Tonic micro snips to cut a fish tail banner end into one of the ends of the blue strip. Then,  I popped it up with foam tape. 

The entire panel was added to a piece of white craft foam using scotch double sided adhesive and then placed onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog Card Base. 

I hope you enjoyed my project for today. There will be more inspiration tomorrow for Day Three. Make sure you check out the Neat & Tangled Blog for more inspiration and a chance to win a Giveaway. (CLICK HERE!) 

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

Koren 



Monday, May 13, 2019

Neat & Tangled May Release Week: Day One Barnyard Buddies

Hello everyone.

Today is exciting because it is day one of Neat & Tangled's May Release Week! Today we are showcasing the NEW Neat & Tangled Barnyard Buddies stamp set with coordinating dies. This stamp set features a few farm animals, plus an adorable tractor image and a barn too! To visit Neat & Tangled and check out the blog to see the rest of the design team's inspirational projects (CLICK HERE!).

Remember to comment on each of the design team's blogs this week each day for your chance to win prizes featuring this weeks release. The NEW May Release will go LIVE Friday, May 17th at 8:00 AM EST. (CLICK HERE!)

Today, my project is super simple but also really fun to create. I was inspired by all of those beautiful fields (and even lawns for that matter that are so impeccably manicured that they are simply works of art). Although the real farms are far more beautiful than the stripes I ink blended on this background- I tried to capture their essence.



I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. cardstock, cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4.  I applied some Snot Tape (more on this in a minute), to my card panel leaving the sky exposed to my inking first. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Antique Linen and a Nuvo Blender Brush to create a light sunny background, leaving the very edges to fade to white.

So- back to the Snot Tape, (it will be linked below, by the way). This tape is unique in design. It's marketed purpose is for painters to mask walls but it is absolutely awesome for masking your paper for ink blending. This is the best stuff I've found for this purpose. It is not waterproof, but for inking such as this, it's awesome. It has a gel like adhesive that allows you to stick it to your paper without worry of it ripping when you peel it back off. Also, because of it's gel like nature, it leaves behind this beautifully blended edge and not a harsh line, and I haven't experienced any tape residue whatsoever. I probably sound crazy, but if you ink blend, you know what I'm saying.


Then I peeled the Snot Tape off of my paper and turned it around to leave the ground available to be inked. With this Snot Tape, I am able to trust the my freshly inked sky won't be damaged. 

For the ground. I started by inking the ground with Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron. I used my Nuvo Blender Brush to do this, adding small amounts of Mowed Lawn in the Oxide as well. For the most part I want to leave the base layer as light as possible but still give it a little life and dimension. 

I then applied art tape in 1/4 in width. I have had these skinny rolls of art tape for years and years. I think Tim brought it home for me to use before Dexter (our five year old) was even born. I used these in double width. Adhering them to the light green background that I had just inked. Doing my best to line them up. I did not use a ruler, I just eyeballed it. I figured if they can do it with a tractor, I can use my eyes. 

After the tape was applied I used Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Oxide inks to blend on the darker stripes of lawn. Fading all of it to the bottom left of the card panel. 



As for the images they are all from the NEW Neat & Tanged Barnyard Buddies stamp set. I stamped them with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored them with my Copic Markers. I also used the coordinating dies to cut them out with my Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine. Everything was stuck on using Scotch 3M foam tape, except for the barn. I used Nuvo Deluxe adhesive to stick it flat to the card panel. That way the other images looked more interesting as they were popped up. 

While I had my die cutting machine out, I also cut a piece of Stampin' Up!'s Granny Apple Green with the Poppy Stamps Stitched Cloudline Die set. I have seen other crafters use their cloud dies as tops of trees and I figured it would also act as a bush for me today, and I channeled a little Bob Ross as I nestled in this happy little bush with my little horse as his friend hanging out in the foreground. 

This bush will also be a home for my sentiment which was also from the Barnyard Buddies stamp set. I stamped it using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. It was stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink onto Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice cardstock. I heat embossed it using Ranger White embossing powder. I also trimmed it down to size with a Fiskars Wire Guide Paper trimmer. 

I want to thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my card. A full list of supplies should be linked below. Don't forget to visit the Neat & Tangled Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team. (CLICK HERE!)

Koren 




Saturday, May 4, 2019

Heffy Doodle Dumbo Inspired Card Video



Hello everyone.

Today I have another great video featuring Heffy Doodle. In this video I create a handmade greeting card using Heffy Doodle's Elephant of Surprise and Hello Squeakheart Stamp sets. This card was inspired by Dumbo, the Disney Classic Animated Movie. I have not seen the first one, but I probably will watch it some time soon.

I wanted to use the Heffy Doodle Rays the Roof stencil to create a Circus themed card and Dumbo was perfect for the attempt. Fun Fact: I do not like clowns. They scare me, so, I don't go to the circus.



This card isn't scary at all though. It's fun and so is the video I made while creating it. I hope you will check it out. I have also made  a Copic color map listing all of the alcohol markers I used to color my images for this project.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Koren


Monday, April 29, 2019

Heffy Doodle and Chibitronics Blog Hop




Hello everyone. 

Today is the Heffy Doodle and Chibitronics Blog Hop. I love it when we get to play with Chibi, it always challenges me creatively, and today is no exception. A full list of blog hop participants are listed below. We are using Heffy Doodle products along with a Chibitronics starter kit to create our projects for today's hop.

Don't forget to comment along the hop for your chance to win Prizes: Chibitonics Starter kit & £50 HeffyDoodle Gift Certificate. Giveaway closes May 4th 2019 Midnight EST. Two winners will be announced May 6th, 2019 on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

For more information on Chibitronics (CLICK HERE!)



For my project, I started with a piece of poster board that I was encouraged to buy from my friend Mary Polanco of Mary Polanco Designs. (CLICK HERE!) to visit her YouTube channel. I bought my two 18 x 24 inch poster board sheets from AC Moore. They were $1 dollar each and after I cut them down I had 15 card fronts that measured 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.

I'm sure you are asking me, why do I care? Well, one side of the poster board is semi-glossy and you can use your alcohol inks on it. I used Ranger Alcohol Inks in Amethyst, Peach Bellini, Gold Mixative, and Cool Peri, along with some Ranger Alcohol ink blending solution. I applied my inks in very small amounts, only using maybe two drops at any one time. Making sure that I move it around until the alcohol in dries in place. I started with the lightest inks first and made my way to the darkest of shades that I intended to use. If I didn't like how an area had blended together, I used the blending solution to thin out the color in that area. Always making sure to keep the inks moving until they stop dead in their tracks.



When adding the Gold Mixative I almost always add it along with blending solution. I just find that it looks better to me if I use it that way. 

I made several panels using these shades. I absolutely loved how the inks looked on the poster board. I did make sure that I did not get the alcohol inks near the edge of the panel. I wanted to keep the edges of this design white and the inks, if used on the edges, will seep in-between the layers of the poster board and make the edges run unnecessarily. To avoid this I will always cut a slightly larger piece of poster board than what I intend to need. Although, I'm sure if you intend to saturate your panel with lots of ink, you might want to use regular Yupo paper, but this is a great option for any budget. 





I took the most interesting of panels that I had made and chose it to be the background for today's card. I enjoyed how this one blended together. I also cut down the panel to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4.

To prepare the panel for the Chibitronics I ran it through my die cutting machine to cut two small holes that will eventually be under my alcohol ink "world" (I will explain why I did this below). I used the reinforcement hole die from the Heffy Doodle Tag Along Dies set. The alcohol ink "world" was cut using the Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Circles die set.




I also cut the smallest cloud from the Heffy Doodle Swirly Clouds die set. This cloud was cut from the same white poster board that I made the background from. I wanted the whites of the front of the card to match.

While I was die cutting I also cut the Heffy Doodle Heffy Cuts word die "thanks" from Die Cuts With A View's "Cork". This is a 6x6 paper pack that I have had in my stash for a very long time and I am so glad I do. I also cut the "thanks" word die from the same white poster board three additional times to create some layers to sit under the top cork layer. I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere these layers together.



I also took this opportunity to stamp inside of my card, and I used the sentiment "you light up my world" on the inside of a Simon Says Stamp Fog Card base. I stamped this sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I love how this all came together. 

I also used one of the other panels that I had created with the alcohol inks to make a second card. Even though it is really cool that the the first card lights up, I really like the simplicity of this second card. 


To add some additional interest, I used Tonic Studios new Stone Drops in Chalk White along the seams of the inked sections of my card panel. I did this with both panels. I just made lines with the material constantly adding them to the paper with consistent low pressure. Make sure you save this step until all of the die cutting is done. You do not want to squish this beautiful texture in your die cutting machine.

To put the lighted card together I knew that I wanted to run things a little differently, so, I laid out my circuit onto a piece of cardstock, with the battery/switch in the lower right corner, where it felt natural for a thumb to depress the switch without seeking out a hidden location. I ran the copper tape along the cardstock, and then laid out my foam tape, around my circuitry. Remember those two holes in my inked background? Well, through those holes, I brought up the copper tape from the lower "level". I completed the circuit directly on the background, using both a blue and red LED to give me an intense purplish color. I then "capped" the lights with my planet, forcing the light outward from underneath its canopy.



The "thanks" word die cut was added with Tombow Extreme Clear Adhesive tabs. If you look closely to the picture you can see the gel like substance holding up both the word die and the sentiment strip below it.

The sentiment strip is also poster board stamped with a Heffy Doodle Freebie stamp that says "you are amazing". I stamped it with Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder. I used my Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease die set to cut it out.

The second card was put together much easier. I just added my word die cut with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive to the alcohol inked panel. I popped up the panel itself and also added it to a Fog card base using white craft foam and Scrapbook.com double sided adhesive.



I placed a single white Doodlebug Shapped Sprinkle Tiny Heart on the top layer right above where the switch is located. This will indicate where to touch for the lights to come on.

When turned on the red and blue light combined make a purple hue to match the amethyst color in the card. I wish I had a rainbow of colors to light up a card. Everyone is always amazed at an interactive card but there is something to love about a clean and simple card as well.

I want to thank you for reading my blog today. Don't forget to comment along the hop for your chance to win.

Koren


Koren Wiskman ( You are here)



Saturday, April 27, 2019

Power Pack Mega Blog Hop Using Jane's Doodle's


Hello everyone.

It's a Power Pack Mega Blog Hop for Pear Blossom Press. Welcome! My name is Koren Wiskman and this is my blog. I can't speak for you, but I was super excited to hear that Amanda had created a switch to help make learning how to light up your greeting cards that much more simple. I love creating interactive cards, but they take up a lot of time, and time is a precious commodity in all of our lives. This Power Pack helps me get the job done, and faster than ever before.

(CLICK HERE!) To visit Pear Blossom Press and read more information regarding the Power Pack.

Customers in the US can enter the code FREEUSA to receive free shipping on orders over $9 until May 11, 2019
International customers can enter the code INTL5 for $5 off International shipping until May 11, 2019



I started my project with a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper and I coated that paper with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Stormy Sky using my Ranger Distress Ink Blending Tools. I made sure it was good and saturated before moving on... then I took it to my sink and ran it under water. 

Yup, you heard me right. I ran it under water. I dunked it right under a slow stream of running water. This was not my idea. I learned this in a class I took with Neat & Tangled last week. You can find out more about there upcoming classes as they are announced on their website (CLICK HERE!) 

So this technique reacts differently depending on the type of medium you use. With this project the Distress Oxides inks that were ink blended onto the watercolor paper sat on top of the paper long enough for me to rinse some off and wash it away. It left behind almost a Tye Dye effect on the paper. If you use different types of watercolor, different reactions will occur. 

I loved how this looked like the movement of the ocean. So, kept this panel and sprayed it down with my shimmer sprays to add a ton of shimmer to the background and the liquid from the spray left behind even more water like shapes that kind of look like bubbles. 


I cut the top of this panel with Lawn Fawn Stitched Waves Border Dies and trimmed the rest to measure around 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. 

For the sand, I started with a piece of Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand. I took my Ranger Distress marker Sprayer and some Distress Markers and sprayed the card panel with Antique Lined, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, and Frayed Burlap. I cut the panel down to size and used a Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes Dies to cut the top. To finish up  this panel, I stamped the sentiment "Oh Ship, it's your birthday" onto the center-ish with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink.


I used Jane's Doodles "Oh Ship" stamp set for this card. My images were stamped with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored with my Copic Markers. I also supplemented some additional sea surroundings with the Heffy Doodle Oceans of Love stamp set. I either used the coordinating dies to cut them out or my Brother Scan N Cut, if I didn't have the dies.

"Push Here" was stamped with Nuvo Acorn Brown Ink using Heffy Doodle's Interactively Yours stamp set. I made sure to stamp it where I knew the switch was going to be. This way the recipient knows that this card is interactive.


So- the most intimidating thing for the light-up cards always seems to be the actual components that make the card light up- the copper tape, battery and light.  The power packs from Pear Blossom Press take a lot of that frustration away by eliminating the creation of a switch out of foam/cardstock.  These are now super easy- just secure the switch assembly to the background or card base, run the self adhesive copper tape in a manner that will be covered by your images (I like to cut the copper tape length-wise, but this is not even necessary), and attach the self adhesive LED on top of the copper tape- and its time to test the circuit, and begin assembling your card.  It really is as easy as it sounds.

I placed a large Glue Dot on top of the battery pack and covered the rest of the available space with double foam tape in order for the sand to sit flush with the switch. The sunken boat is also popped up with double foam tape at the bottom, allowing space for the bright white light to shine behind it. Under the "top" of the boat I used Tombow Extreme Adhesive clear Tabs. The clear adhesive allows as much light as possible to shine past the edges of the images and cardstock. The rest of the images where adhered using either Scotch 3M foam tape or Nuvo Deluxe adhesive, depending on if I wanted them to pop up or not. 


Once I had the rest of my images where I wanted them, I mounted the entire assembly onto a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock and called this one done, and immediately began playing with my new toy!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you will be inspired to create light up project of your own using the NEW Power Pack from Pear Blossom Press. 

Here is a full list of the participants in the Power Pack MEGA Blog Hop. I hope you will hop along and check out what everyone else has created with this genius addition to our light up interactivity repitore.

   
 
Koren Wiskman (you are here)

Scrapping for Less April Kit Blog Hop


Hello everyone.

Today I have a unique video for you. I was given the opportunity to play with the Scrapping For Less Subscription box Flavor of the Month. It's so cute. It's a card kit that has four different kits in one. Plus you have the option to add additional stuff to your "Double Scoop", called the "Banana Split". This confused me at first but once you (CLICK HERE!) and visit the Scrapping For Less website and click on Subscriptions, it will have all the information for you.



They even give you inspirational sketches for ideas on how to use the products inside the box. You will find it as well as a list of everything included in both the "Double Scoop" and the "Banana Split".

Or... you can watch my video and see what is inside. The video as well as some project ideas are linked in this post.





Make sure you (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Scrapping For Less website and blog and to see all the information about the awesome subscription box.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Koren

Next on the Hop is Teresa (CLICK HERE!) 




Saturday, April 20, 2019

Heffy Doodle Tea Dogs Card Video



Hello everyone.

Today I am sharing with you my latest video for Heffy Doodle. I am creating a cute UK inspired greeting card. I saw another project somewhere on the internet that inspired me to create this one, but I can't find the project and I can't remember who created it.  I want to credit them, but I am a terrible blogger and didn't document my sources- so, thank you for the inspiration.



Luckily, I'm sure I will be forgiven for creating and sharing my version anyway. The fun and whimsical nature of the stamped images and lettering allow for some design liberties that help make this design more fun. It doesn't matter if everything is straight and it doesn't matter where the images are. The scene is a more open canvas with this type of card and I enjoyed creating it. Thank you again to the person that inspired me.



I will link below the YouTube video that I made while creating this card project, as well as all of the supplies used to make it. I also have a Copic Color Map for you. It lists all of the markers I used to color my images.

I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Koren