Celebrate Stars Card

It’s been a long time since I participated in a Simon Says Stamp challenge and this card is for both the Monday and Wednesday challenge. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars and the Waffle Flower Celebrate dies along with a stitched rectangular die. I layered a few of the celebrate word so that it pops up a bit. It’s a simple card but I do prefer the look of clean and simple cards most of the time.

SSS Monday Challenge “Its Written in the Stars”

SSS Wednesday Challenge “Clean and Simple”

Mixed Media Crazy Bird Birthday Card

One of my favourite crafty things to do is to play with Distress Paints and today I thought of incorporating the card I’ve made for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge into a mixed media series that I’m doing on my channel. Do check out the video at the end of this post.

I’m really pleased with how the card turned out and all the different techniques I applied to the Distress Paints. I especially love the mixed media backgrounds I worked on and the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set was pretty cute too. I only have 3 of those birds in my set. It was one of those “made for Michaels” (or was it JoAnns?) sets that came with the coordinating dies too.

This is probably one of the cutest cards I’ve made 🙂

List of products:
– Tim Holtz Distress Paint
– Tim Holtz Distress Ink
– Faber Castell Gesso
– Tim Holtz stencil (Dot Fade)
– TCW stencil (scripty words)
– Simon Says Stamp Celebrate Stamp & Die Set
– Tim Holtz Crazy Birds Stamp & Die Set
– Papertrey Ink “birthday” die cut
– Taylored Expressions “postage stamp” nesting dies
– Ranger Texture Paste
– Ranger Archival Ink in Black
– Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold
– Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen in S
– Mini blending tool


Hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching!

Channel: PlannerBug

Direct link to video: Distress Paints Birthday Card | Mixed Media Techniques

Traveler’s Notebook Process – Cameron Highlands

My husband and I took a mini vacation and went up Cameron Highlands to enjoy the cool weather, beautiful scenery and food. Of course I had to journal about the trip in my traveler’s notebook, especially after a friend printed out an Instax photo on her printer. I think I need an Instax printer too!

Hope you enjoyed the video and thanks so much for watching!

Channel: PlannerBug

Direct link to video: Traveler’s Notebook Process – Cameron Highlands

Take 5 Art Collaboration – Smiles Are Free

Hey everyone, I did another Take5Art collaboration at the last day of July and this time around, the prompts were pretty interesting. They were;

– 2 stencils
– stickers
– circles
– white
– lips

I admit, the last one really stumped me but I think it turned out ok in the end.

The Take 5 Art involves 5 prompts that are randomly drawn. We will then use the 5 prompts in our art journaling and upload our projects together at the end of the month. It’s so much fun! Be sure to use the hashtag #take5art if you’re joining us. Also do check out the links on my video to see what the other ladies are up to.

Channel: PlannerBug

Direct link to video: Take 5 Art Collaboration | Smiles Are Free

Distress Stains Part 2 – Mixed Media Techniques

Hello, everyone! I’m running a mixed media series on my channel and am starting off with the Tim Holtz Distress Stains in a three-part series. I am a huge fan of all things Tim Holtz and absolutely love his Distress line.

I hope you enjoyed the video and gained some little tips on how to use this fantastic product!

YouTube: PlannerBug

Direct link to video: Distress Stains Part 2 – Mixed Media Techniques