Thursday, December 29, 2016

Painting has NEVER been easier!!!

Have you ever been to an art gallery and been attracted by paintings that were watercolored or have the look of watercoloring? I personally think they are so beautiful.

Today I am sharing one of my favorite new items being offered in Stampin' Up!'s Occasion catalog coming out on January 4th.
Watercolor pencils help create masterpieces that look like you used a paint brush to give a project its beauty.

Enjoy these ins and outs of how easy they are to work with.

These are just like crayons however, when you add some water to the color it looks like watercolor brush strokes from a paintbrush.  Our amazing card stock, watercolor paper and our amazing shimmer card stock are great bases to create your masterpieces on.

Here are our two products that you can use with these great pencils.....
Here you see our Aquapainter and Blender Pen. The Aquapainter's come in a two pack and just need water added to make it work.
Blender Pens come in a three pack and are ready to use right out of the package and have double sided tips.

Here the water color pencils are used with the Aquapainter ......you can see it creates a very fluid design of colors and blends nicely.
This next view shows the blended watercolor look with our blender pen.
Again truly blends the colors together. Three pencils colors were used to get these looks.

However, as nice as these beautiful backgrounds look creating artistic masterpieces like this are what these pencils are really for. This stamped image uses our great Archival Black Ink Pad 
and our New Mediterranean Moments stamp set....

The combination of colors from our line of beautiful Stampin' Up! colors helped to create this beautiful scene.
To make a even more beautiful look layering these pieces 
create a beautiful masterpiece.
Stay tuned for more great ideas using these great products!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Out with the old and In with the New!!!

When it comes to streamlining life, I often find myself looking for what helps to keep things simple.  In my creative, busy world....a little organization and downsizing often puts everything back in place and helps to gain additional time in my day.

Over the next week or so I am working hard to streamline and organize my personal, business, and creative spaces.  I will be sharing fun tips and pictures to help share what works for me.  While I know not everything I do will help everyone, if anyone can take away even one step to help them it is definitely worth it!

Today I am focusing on some easy items that while they are used for everyday personal things can easily be used to help organize crafting supplies. 

First up is ribbon......remember those pant hangers and jewelry organizers??? They make great storage for your ribbon spools and small embellishments

Next up .....remember those great carouselsite that hold your k-cups??? Why not re-purpose one for your embossing powders and glitter....this makes it easy and at a quick reach for your work station. It also makes it easy to transport as well.

Another great household item that can be re-purposed is a wine or towel rack.  Take all those great rolls of vinyl and load these up.
My last but not least tip of the day comes from IKEA. These great baskets and rods can convert any area and space to be much more user friendly. With everything in it's proper space you will always be able to find what you need. 

Whether you use the items for what they were intended for or you re-purpose them for other uses you can not go wrong with these great ideas. I hope you enjoyed them and you stop back soon for more great tips and creation.

Happy cleaning!!!!