Unboxasaurus! Freckled Fawn, Blinks of Life, Gossamer Blue and Simon Says Stamp!

Since I’ve been sick and out of crafting commission for the last couple of weeks, I decided a video showing all of the end of October kits arriving was in order! This includes the November Freckled Fawn kit, the two embellishment kits from Blinks of Life, the main and life pages kits from Gossamer Blue as well as an order from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section here or on the video. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Unbox/Haul Video: Happie Scrappie, Hobonichi, JetPens & Creative Retreat

Woohoo! So today was a big mail day and I decided that, since I often get questions about where I get things, I’d start doing unboxing/haul videos from time to time! Today, I show the most recent A5 pack from Happie Scrappie, the Hobonichi Techo Cousin and some covers, my latest JetPens order (including some pens for lefties!) and this month’s Creative Retreat embellishment kit!

Leave a comment either here or on the video and let me know what you think!

Visit Majestic Uldum!

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Another dear friend’s birthday has come and gone and that means it’s time for another crafting post! However, this one took an interesting turn.

Originally, I had intended to make something very different. Adriana and I both play World of Warcraft and she’d mentioned that Uldum was her favorite of the zones. She also dresses most frequently in 50s-style dresses. My original idea was to make something really fun and poppy with lots of polka dots, camels and sand dunes. Then a random thought popped into my head… what if I made her a vintage-style postcard instead?

This required me getting up out of my comfort zone, booting up Photoshop and seeing what I could come up with. Luckily there are several great tutorials to help you do this. Here are a few I used:

The fonts I chose were called Remachine Script (for the Greetings from) and, unsurprisingly, for the Uldum, I chose Vacation Postcard. I grabbed two great photos, the one for the background and one for the letters, and then started to work. It wasn’t too hard once I got started (if you know how to do clipping masks, you’ll be OK) but the colors and such took a lot of tweaking to get just right. 

The end result is something I’m really pleased with. I printed it out on matte paper, added a little mat trim of sunflower line dance from Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka collection and put it in a frame that reminded me of all the great mid-century modern furniture I see. 

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I pulled from the Let’s Polka and Hello Sunshine again to make a quick tag on my Cameo, attached it with some baker’s twine and it was ready for gifting! 

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I hope you like it as much as my friend did. Have a great day!