Monday, August 15, 2022

VIDEO: Hogs & Kisses - Simple OLO Coloring + Giveaway

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I'm kind of amazed about the number of pigs in childhood favorite movies books and shows. There was Porky Pig, Charlotte's Web, Napoleon and Squealer from Animal Farm, Gub-Gub from Dr. Doolittle - one of my favorites, since I've always been an animal whisperer.

Anyway, there are few things cuter than a little piggy, so that's what I have for you today! I am going to show you some quick and easy coloring with OLO markers - no expertise needed!

To start with, I die cut the white background with this die, holding all the pieces in place with a sheet of double sided adhesive - I wanted the texture, but no holes. If you are super careful taking it off your die cutting machine, and you cut blade side up like I do, just pop the adhesive sheet on it while it's still sitting in the die, and voila! Textured, but single layer background - you can use any background die this way. 

Over that, I used this collage die to create the little piggy windows. I used the hogs stamp set and matching dies to cut out the ones that I thought fit best and colored them with OLO markers (ongoing 10% discount with that link if you don't have yours yet!) and finished them with a black and a pink fine tip Graphit marker for the hooves and the cheeks, adding a bit of white gel pen to the freckles.

The sentiment is from the same set, and I just hand cut it out.



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Here's the video and giveaway info is on YouTube:


Here are all the supplies I used today:

Hogs & Kisses Stamp set | Crafty Meraki
[ CRF ]
Hogs & Kisses Coordinating dies |...
[ CRF ]
Collage Cover-Up Die-namics | Crafty...
[ CRF ]
Craft-A-Round Background A2 | Crafty...
[ CRF ]
Double-Sided High-Tack Adhesive...
[ XPR ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | ELH ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH ]
MIS-T Rulers
[ MSP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Understand Blue Bundles Specials for...
[ CTC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


If you took part in Dare to Get Dirty - the prize drawings start today!

Update on the roti I made this weekend - I left two roti doughs in the fridge and they are JUST as good after chilling for a day! The recipe I posted recommends not chilling them for longer than 48 hours though. Probably because you've laminated them. I'm still so stunned at how delicious and EASY those were! I used Miyoko's vegan Oat Milk butter for the lamination. I did NOT baste them while cooking. I'm sure it's delicious if you do. I just felt like with the oil and butter in the dough and the oil in the pan that I was good :).

I hope you have a great week! Loveyameanitbye.



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15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
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10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Quick Holiday Cards + Amazing Recipe

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I'm experiencing DEEP shock that we are already halfway through August! DEEP SHOCK.

You?

I saw people starting to make holiday cards and realized that yes, it's indeed time. I have some SUPER fun Halloween stuff coming, but with the temperature dropping to 99 degrees - BRR - I thought I'd share some tips for super quick holiday cards.

I LOVE these puffy gold holiday stickers - I was such a huge fan of the gold stickers that were all the rage in the late 1900s in stamping, and these are even better because they are dimensional. Do y'all remember a technique with the flat gold stickers? I'm wracking my brain trying to remember it. 

Anyway, I used my MIS-T ruler and my glassboard to line them up perfectly on a horizontal - the little markings on the ruler help you space them perfectly as well. I right justified them using the ruler too and added the little star from the sticker set. PS they also have alphabet ones if you want to DIY your sentiment.

That was time well spent, because the only thing left to do was add the adorable little VW ephemera and BOOM - done and dusted! Love the gold accents on the ephemera. There's a tag set as well I'll be using - I will just go ahead and admit I'm a terrible stamper and rarely stamp my own tags, so WINNING.



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I used more of the ephemera and more of the stickers for this quick wreath card too! The background is this foiled paper. Easy peasy & cute!


Here are all the supplies I used today.
Winter Wonderland Printed Die Cuts |...
[ SPL ]
Christmas Glitter Sentiment Stickers...
[ SPL ]
Winter Wonderland Paper Pad | Winter...
[ SPL ]
Winter Wonderland Printed Die Cut...
[ SPL ]
Gold Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Winter...
[ SPL ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | ELH ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH ]
MIS-T Rulers
[ MSP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Understand Blue Bundles Specials for...
[ CTC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]



I made the best meal Saturday! Dairy free butter chicken with homemade roti. both to die for!!! My notes are included. 

Loveyameanitbye.


CURRENT COUPON CODES
20% off anything at Glassboard Studio  - UNDERSTANDBLUE.
10% off anything at OLO MARKER
15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off at Sweet Sentiment with code UNDERSTANDBLUE
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
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Thursday, August 11, 2022

VIDEO: Vintage Style Colored Pencil Baby Card with Basic Paper Tole

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My neighbor just had a baby and so I thought I would video the process of making her card. I've been on a bit of a die cut coloring tear lately, and these beautiful classic baby dies were just perfect for the dimensional scene I wanted to make.

I decided that this scene was perfect for a very simple paper tole technique, which you will see in the video, using a mix of OLO and Graphit markers and colored pencil. The polka dot paper is from this beautiful collection of very pale patterns.

Some days I still can't believe we have personal die cutting machines - since I was cardmaking long before that it still feels new - and the little deboss details on these dies that get picked up by the colored pencil are just miraculous.


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Here's the video!


Here are all the supplies I used today!
Bundle Of Joy - Honey Cuts Dies –...
[ HNB ]
Marvelous Moments Paper Pad 6x8.5 -...
[ HNB ]
Sticky Mats Original Size 3 pack
[ MSP ]
Holbein Artists' Colored Pencils -...
[ BLIC ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil -...
[ BLIC ]
OLO
[ OLM ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
Bee Creative | Bitty Buzz Cutter Die...
[ HNB ]
Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER VERSION 2.0...
[ SSS | MSP | ELH ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH ]
MIS-T Rulers
[ MSP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Understand Blue Bundles Specials for...
[ CTC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


This card will be part of the MIX-Ability challenge tomorrow, so come play along!

Loveyameanitbye.

CURRENT COUPON CODES
20% off anything at Glassboard Studio  - UNDERSTANDBLUE.
10% off anything at OLO MARKER
15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off at Sweet Sentiment with code UNDERSTANDBLUE
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
Arkon Mounts - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE



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