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Friday, January 31, 2014

COMING SOON!!! Amy Tangerine's Plus One Collection in

OK. Amy Tangerine being featured today is totally done with a tongue-in-cheek all puns intended …

tangerine Chinese New Year … gettit?

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It's ok. I gettit, you're excited for us to get on with Amy Tangerine's +1 collection, so here's her video where you'll see not only the new product line, but her +1 family member too (her baby!!!)

Love the life you live with Plus One, the newest collection from Amy Tangerine. This boldly colored collection showcases the thrill of the everyday and is presented in bright hues of pink, turquoise, yellow and green. Hand-drawn words and graphics of cameras, globes, arrows and planes highlight the adventurous spirit of this watercolor-inspired collection.
This colorful collection contains 24 double-sided patterned papers, stylish Thickers, coordinating stickers and two fun embroidery stencil kits. This collection also includes a 9-piece thread kit, magnetic binder clips, wood mounted stamps and a bold album.

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Check out other Amy Tangerine collections in by typing "Amy Tangerine" in our search function

For more CHA Winter 2014 photos, go to's Facebook page

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Scrappy Angie's: Mixed Media Mini Series #1 [Stencils]

Here it is!! It's Angeline here and I am starting my first ever mixed media mini series right here at

Warning: This post is super photo-heavy coz I have so much to share :)


Today we will be talking about STENCILS. Yups. Below is my HUGE stash of Stencils and I'm sure I ain't the only one crazy about these. Well, no worries if you do not have any. has a HUGE selection that you can pick from HERE.

I will be sharing FOUR ways to use your stencils today. Of coz there's more but let's start with some tiny steps ok? :) I am making 3x4 journal cards to fit right into my Project Life album with some watercolor cardstock. Of coz you can make yours any shape or size you want ... So, let's get started!


# 1 - Embossing with Stencils

1. Grab your favorite stencil and a piece of watercolor cardstock . Tape down your stencil to your craft sheet to avoid it from moving too much - and mask off the areas that you do not want.

2. Get your embossing ink and stamp right onto the stencil where you want your design to be.

3. I am using some white embossing powder here.
Tip: Put your embossing powder into a container and just spoon it over your project. This will avoid wastage and won't leave a mess :)

4. Heat it up with your craft tool 

5. Next, ink it up with some distress inks. You can wipe off the excess ink from the embossed area with a baby wipe or wet tissue.

6. Take another of your favorite stencil and we will be layering it on top with some distress ink.

7. Finish it up with a stamp and you're done!
Tip: To create the water droplets, just sprinkle some water onto the distress inks and it will react with the water.


#2  - Liquid pearls with Stencils

1. Mist your cardstock with some colors

2. Get your favorite stencil and fill it in with some liquid pearls
Warning: This may stain your stencil. Try washing it off immediately after use with some warm water and soap.

3. Remove the stencil and let it dry or heat dry it with your craft tool.

4. Add some embellies and stamp - and you're done!


#3 - Drawing & Stamping with Stencils

1. Color your background with Gelatos. After that, add some water and blend it in with a brush or your fingers.

2. Place your stencil on your cardstock and draw in the shape. 

3. Mask off your stencil with some scrap paper and stamp in the shape you just drew.

4. I added some butterflies and pearls with a stamp, and there you have it! :)


#4 - Gesso with Stencils

1. Get an even coat of gesso onto your cardstock with your stencil.  Then let it dry or use a craft tool and dry it.
Tip: A thinner coat will dry faster, a thicker coat will give a more embossed feel.

2. Get your Distress Paint and dab some onto your craft sheet. Use your watercolor brush and add some color to the grooves.

3. Embellish it and you are done!

Here are my four journal cards side-by-side. 

Hope you have been inspired to bring out your stencils and start crafting! 
Stay tuned NEXT WEEK for the 2nd instalment of my mixed media mini series :)

For more of my work, do drop by my blog or follow me at my FB page.

Supplies used:
Palette knife
Watercolor cardstock

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

COMING SOON!!! Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer in


Today's feature is Liz Kartchner (Dear Lizzy)'s Daydreamer collaboration with American Crafts

this will totally get one of's supporter dizzily and crazily happy … well, not until she know that we got Liz to autograph us some bags!!!

Well, check out this enchanting collection below and a video of Liz herself walking us through her newest Daydreamer collection.

Wishes come true with hand-drawn graphics that highlight the collection’s ethereal playfulness. Bikes, cameras, bows, florals, and polka dots are presented in hues of pink, mint, and yellow. Soft colors provide the backdrop for bold pops of coral, red, and blue.
This collection features 24 double-sided patterned papers, two paper pads, coordinating Thickers, stickers, and a beautifully designed set of acrylic stamps.

Previous favourites, including pockets and inserts, die cut shapes, and adhesive badges are joined by new items:
a convenient paper crimper and a nesting die set for quickly adding fun patterns on paper.

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While waiting for Daydreamer to make its debut in, check out other Dear Lizzy products and collection online HERE


use the 'Advanced Search' feature on our online shopping website to fine
"Dear Lizzy" -> Keywords
"American Crafts" -> Manufacturer

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CHA Winter 2014 NEWS: Top Paper Craft Trends #2 - Project Life … and other 'Project Life' type Products

On the whole, and truth be told, Val and I were rather relieved to see the past collections still on display … coz, we currently have more core kits opened and untouched than those done up in the Project Life albums!!! {blushing}

So, in any case, the new releases are:
Azure Edition Core Kits
Strawberry Edition Core Kits

Amy Tangerine, Maggie Holmes, and Dear Lizzy Mini Kits
Themed Card Packs
Photo Overlays
6x8 albums







A few photos from the Project Life booth, Becky Higgins (and Heidi Swapp) and some ideas are included below ... you'll find more CHA photos in's Facebook page and's Pinterest {we are uploading progressively} 


Becky with Heidi Swapp


Whilst there are only two (02) new collection for this CHA Winter 2014 Project Life, fret not! 

More and more brands are moving towards "Project Life" type of patterned papers and albums … this means that you'll never be short of products to use and your ability to mix-and-match will be boundless.

And as predicted, Val is currently putting/ finalizing the orders!!!

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For existing Project Life collections, visit HERE - it's the new year and it's time to start recording your life!
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