Hey everyone! In today’s video I am showing you the products that I recently purchased at different shops such as Scrobby, Pretty Pink Posh, Studio Calico and more.

As I mentioned in the video, I would talk a bit more about some of the companies I ordered from. The companies did not ask me nor payed me to do this. I thought I would share my personal experience since I know that you like to find out about good and trustworthy companies. 🙂

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I previously ordered from Scrobby and I am still impressed by their great customer service. I canceled some products in this order and they smoothly arranged everything for me (they arranged this the same day I asked them!). It only took one day for my order to arrive. Super fast, right? They offer a large assortment of products that I like. If you can’t see a product you would like to purchase, you can shoot them an email and they will tell you if they can get the product for you or not.

I would highly recommend this shop to my fellow European crafters since they sell a bunch of American branded products, offer high quality service and reasonable shipping rates. 

CART’N SCRAP ART

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Cart’n Scrap Art is a Belgian based company. They own a very small shop, but they do offer a big assortment. Products they sell include Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn stamps and even Winnie & Walter stamps! 🙂 I visited their actual shop last summer and I loved being there. This time I ordered at their shop online and I had a really good experience. Their shipping is fast!

That’s some more information about these European based companies. Are you aware of other good European companies with reasonable shipping rates? Be sure to let me know in the comment box. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! Xo

SUPPLY LIST

(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, SCR for Scrubby, MSP for My Sweet Petunia, SC for Studio Calico.)


Hi all! In today’s video I am sharing a cute and playful card using Lawn Fawn products + tips on how to match the inside of your card with the outside of it. Today is a special day! It’s Lawnscaping Challenge’s 100th challenge if you can believe it! I have been invited as a special party guest by Design team Member Laurel Beard. Be sure to head on over to the Lawnscaping Blog where you can see ALL of the Design Team projects as well as ALL of our special party guest projects.

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I created a background using the Peek-a-Boo die cut from Pretty Pink Posh. This is such a fun die and you can open those little pieces to create a window. I colored all of these panels using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Next, I created a whimsical scene using the Grassy Border die cut from Lawn Fawn along with the adorable Monster Mash stamp set.

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In today’s video and blog post I’m sharing some tips on how to match the inside of your card with the outside! First, I recommend stamping a custom made greeting using an alphabet stamp set. I used the Milo’s ABCs stamp set. I love this font! Next, you could stamp little details inside of your card using the stamp set you used for the outside. I used the little heart stamp, but you could even stamp another monster on the inside. Since I want the colors to match, I used the same yellow ink for the inside. That way everything matches together nicely.

Would you like to see some more quick tips? Like creating matching envelopes? Let me know in the comment box below.

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As I mentioned, this video is part of my friend Laurel Beard‘s special celebration. Laurel and the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog DT are celebrating the 100th challenge. The Lawnscaping Challenge Blog posts biweekly challenges that focus on Lawn Fawn products. I am a huge fan and if I had more time, I’d be entering every single challenge! Today’s challenge is a fun and easy one…. birthdays!

I am so happy to be part of this celebration! Be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog for more details about this special celebration. 

SUPPLY LIST

(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh.)


Hello there! Just popping in to share some coupon codes since it is President’s Day in the U.S.A. this Monday, February 16th. I will come back now and then to add extra coupon codes whenever I find some more. So be sure to check back from time to time.

ELLEN HUTSON: SAVE 15%

Save 15% on every in-stock item at Ellen Hutson. Use coupon code “prettypenny”. This offer is valid Sunday, February 15th and Monday, February 16, 2015 (Pacific Time) on in-stock items only. Shop early for best selection.

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Here are some goodies that caught my eye:

PRETTY PINK POSH: SAVE 10%

Save 10% on all in-stock sequins, confetti and die cuts from Pretty Pink Posh. Use coupon code “flag15“. Expires February 16, 2015.
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Here are some of my favorite PPP goodies:

 


Hey, stampers! In today’s video I am introducing the MISTI stamping tool and I’m also showing you how to create four quick and easy Easter cards. You probably heard a lot about this tool already, but I decided to record a video sharing my thoughts and tips on how to “set up” this tool.

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Thanks to the MISTI stamping tool, these four Easter cards came together in only half an hour. First, I used the bunny stamp from the Easter Gift Tag stamp from Studio Calico. I have had some trouble with this stamp set, to be honest. When I first used this set, the stamps wouldn’t stamp as crisp and even as other clear stamps. After cleaning it excessively with baby wipes I was able to use it without any problems. Phew! 😉

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I stamped a wreath using different stamps from different sets. In total, I used four stamp sets to create the wreath. You could also use other tiny stamps to create a heart wreath, a star wreath, etc. The possibilities are endless! Lots of people are a bit scared to cut their clear stamps apart. There’s no need to be scared because you can easily mount the stamp back together. I cut the greeting stamp from the Easter set I used apart this time because I didn’t like the lines.

Julie Ebersole is a card making royalty. I watched a video from her today and she created a dotted background using a stencil and a black pen. I thought: “Hey, I have a stencil I could use!” so here I am. I used the Medium Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp along with a black pen. Finally, I adhered 6MM Silly Eyes from Pretty Pink Posh on these bunnies. I think it is the perfect finishing touch to these cards. 🙂

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When you order the MISTI tool, it will come with the black foam insert. You will have to purchase the grid paper and super magnets separately. You might think you don’t need those two extras, but I highly recommend getting those anyway. It will make the stamping even more easier! The trickiest part of “setting up” your MISTI is applying the vinyl to protect those grid lines. However, I found an easy way to apply it without any bubbles. It’s a bit hard to explain it in words, but be sure to watch my video to check out my technique.

So, my final thought about the MISTI stamping tool? It is definitely a must-have tool for stampers who like to mass-produce cards since your stamp will be mounted on the exact same spot for the whole time.  I am a huge fan of the tool and I absolutely love it.

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

SUPPLY LIST

(Multiple shops are linked. Click MSP for My Sweet Petunia, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Walter.)