Thursday, August 20, 2020

Hidden Coloring + Coupon Code

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I wanted to let y'all know that I tried the Perfect Lemon Bar recipe with lime and it's PHENOMENAL. So if you like lime - try it! The funny thing is we get these local eggs from chickens that are ACTUALLY out in the grass all day, and so the yolks are such a dark orange that the lemon bars, the lime bars and the grapefruit bars all look identical - dark orange. They are so, so yummy.

I haven't done much cooking lately which is a nice break from pandemic life. We've been eating mostly out of the freezer, with the occasional soup, like my fave bean soup. It's been unseasonably cool lately, so soup seemed like a good choice. Plus most of my bean soups are pantry soups for the most part, so that makes it easy.

One thing I'd love to learn how to cook are some Korean dishes. There's this kimchi rice from a restaurant near us that I absolutely loved and I'd love to recreate it. I also had a kimchi reduction that was made into a sauce at another restaurant I went to ages ago that I'd love to recreate! So it's a good thing my mom just bought me one of these fermentation containers - made in Korea. She says hers works great and she's been making sauerkraut in it.

Anyway - today is the Crafty Friends blog hop, so I'm here with a card, a video and a 20% off coupon for Gina K. Designs!

The card is what I call a "hidden coloring" technique - it's a way to make colored pencil work SO much faster and easier. So I hope you like it! If you like the beautiful stamp, then use my code for a discount (below). I used this Gina K splashy floral and Polychromos pencils. I used the new Mixed Media ink, because it's permanent when it's heat set and stamps beautifully on non porous surfaces, like the matte film I used. This is the layering word die I used - also Gina K. Without the technique I used, a colored pencil project like this would have taken me hours - but this is quite quick. 

I love how glowy and smooth the pencils look.

So check out my video, and then come back for the coupon code, a fun new kitchen item and more inspiration!

Peace, Love and Sushi Card Kit - Gina...
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Clear Stamps- Delightful Blooms -...
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Clear Stamps- Love Conquers - Gina K...
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Clear Stamps- Positive Thoughts -...
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What's New Archives - Gina K Designs
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Stitched Leaves Die Set - Gina K Designs
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GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black - Gina...
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GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Whisper - Gina K...
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Summer Fun Mixed Media Ink Bundle
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Premium Palette Paper
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Duralar Matte - Yupo Substitute
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and...
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
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Escoda Versatil Brushes | BLICK Art...
Ink pads and refills Archives - Gina...
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Lanaquarelle Watercolor Blocks |...
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Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
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The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World...
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
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Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
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LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
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Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ] Crazy Korean Cooking...

Okay now speaking of the kitchen - I found a great site with US made cutlery - and I've been buying some tools one at a time from there - and had a few of them engraved with 2020 appropriate sayings. Here's the hamburger flipper I got:

The site is Dexter Russell -

We love our bench scraper from there too.

Anyway - I have a fun coupon code for you for one of my fave stores - Gina K! You can get 20% off with this through Friday - just click the graphic to shop!

So I hope you're having a great week! If you want more inspiration, check out what my crafty friends are up to! The next stop on the hop is Jill


15% off anything at Marker Universe or any of their other sites - Understandblue15.
10% off the whole store at A Colorful Life Designs - LydiaFan10
5% off at LBC here with code LYDIA5
10% off sitewide at Arteza here with code Understandblue6 through 7.31.2020
Phone stand for filming link below in the banner - 20% off sitewide with code UNDERSTANDBLUE


  1. Love the technique you used to color that large flower.

  2. beautiful card, love the technique, and great video too girl

  3. Wow!! I just love this card and the wonderful colouring! Thanks for the great video and helpful hints along with the inspiration! Take care!! :)

  4. Beautiful! Can’t wait to use this paper!

  5. I love the black and white with a pop of color! So pretty!

  6. Love this card colors are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it

  7. This is a super cool technique and I happen to have some of that Matte Duralar! Also, Finally go to order my MISTI 2.0 yesterday - late evening. Yay!

  8. Gorgeous, and a coloring tip?! Yes, indeed!

  9. Unseasonably cool? Soup weather? Did you move to a magical suburb of Austin that wasn't 104 degrees this week? Can't wait to watch the video

  10. Love your card! Love the colors and spotlight technique!

  11. Would love you to demo the hidden coloring technique. Your flower is beautiful!


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