Monthly Archives: September 2011

UStream Demo TODAY!

Please join me on the OhMyCrafts UStream TV Channel for a chance to see Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft Mix n Match line!

Join Me Today, September 30th

9:30-10:30 AM PST

You will learn 7 Stamper’s Big Brush Marker Techniques and some other fun tid-bits!

Here are the products being used (in order):

Fabric stamping Canvas Corp natural canvas, Black Stamper’s Big Brush Marker, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Red & Yellow), Essentials Tool Kit (watercolor brush), Unity Stamps (Insightful Meadow)

Fall Thank You Card- Neenah Cardstock, Stamper’s Big Brush Markers (Nougat, Orange Glaze, Cadmium Yellow), Raisin Boat Stamps (Arboretum Leaves), Hero Arts (Stitched Frame), Unity Stamps (Bitty Backgrounds)

Thinking of  You Card- Neenah Cardstock, Stamper’s Big Brush Markers (Black, May Green, Pink Madder, Violet), Essentials Tool Kit (paint brush, mini mister)

Friends Card- Neenah Cardstock, Stamper’s Big Brush Markers (Black, Pink Madder, Dark Chrome Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Light Yellow Glaze, May Green), PITT Artist Pen (Brush Tipped, Warm Grey III), Unity Stamps (Be Still Watercolor Kit),

Halloween Card- Neenah Cardstock, Textural Accents Sampler, Lawn Fawn Stamps (happy haunting), patterned paper scraps, Creative Imaginations real wood veneer, Stamper’s Big Brush Markers (Black, Chromium Green Opaque, Cold Grey VI, Orange Glaze, Violet), Martha Stewart Glitter, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler


CupCards To Go Fall Kit: Briar Rose

It’s that time folks!

CupCards To Go has put together the most gorgeous Fall Kit, Briar Rose!

Here are some of my creations using the kit:

The last creation is a decorated gift box!

I love all the papers and little embellies included in this kit! Hope you’ll check out the CupCards To Go Blog to see everyone else’s creations and to see the kit for yourself!

Thanks for dropping by,

Design Memory Craft Demo 10/1/2011

This Friday, I’ll be hosting a demo using Design Memory Craft Products for OhMyCrafts! on UStream at 9:30 AM PST!

I hope you’ll tune in, because there will be 5 creations with 7 different Stamper’s Big Brush Marker techniques! You’ll get to see some of your other favorites too, but the main focus is on the Stamper’s Big Brush Markers!

Check it out here:

Friday, September 30, 2011

9:30 AM PST

Intro to Textural Accents!


Here’s a video showing 5 different ways to use the 3 mediums in the Design Memory Craft Textural Accents Sampler! You’ll learn about gesso, glaze, and gel medium!

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day 3: Making Frosty Friends

Good Evening or should I say, “Thumpity-thump-thump, Thumpity-thump-thump, look at frosty go!” Frosty The Snowman was my ABSOLUTE favorite Christmas movie as a kid and it still is!

Today, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showcasing Making Frosty Friends, a stamp set you will love almost as much as your kids or students 🙂 As my kids watched me design my treat pail, they BEGGED for stamped images to color, cut, and piece together. I hope you’ll check out the rest of the team:

Chan Vuong

Chari Moss

Julie Campbell

Latisha Yoast

Lea Lawson

Lynnette Kauffman

Nichol Magouirk 

Teri Anderson

Here’s how I made my pail (you should totally include the kids):

1. Stamp snowman border onto a piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock using the bottom edge as a guide and masking the snowman as needed. (I save all my masks in the stamp set sleeve.)

2. Stamp Snowman Accessories (hat, scarf, mittens, bird, etc.) onto another sheet of cardstock, color, and cut.

3. Color the Snowmen strip, trim, and adhere to strip of patterned paper (3″ x 12″).

4. Adhere accessories to the middle snowman (I used my Xyron Create-A-Sticker) and add liquid applique & stickles (heat-set). THIS IS WHERE THE KIDS CAN HAVE FUN ACCESSORIZING!!!!

5. Adhere entire strip onto strip of patterned paper (4″ x 12″), adhere to pail using scor-tape (you may need to cut circles for the handle), and decorate lid as desired!

***My kids helped me accessorize several snowmen and they had a blast! They’re all about the coloring, cutting, and pasting 🙂

And those cookies…

There were 17 cookies in this pail, but we ended up with 2 (just enough for the photo op). These Coconut Snowballs are AMAZING! My kids had fun helping me roll and dip them too!

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (Making Frosty Friends, Sally’s ABCs), My Mind’s Eye Paper (12 Days of Christmas), Bazzill Cardstock, Neenah Cardstock, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Marvy Liquid Applique, Red & Black Stickles, Lifestyle Crafts Nested Circles Dies, Hero Arts Bling, Scor-Tape

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week Day 2: Ornate Ornaments

Good Evening everyone!

Today, the Lawn Fawn Design Team is showing off Ornate Ornaments! I hope you’ll check out the rest of the team!

Chan Vuong

Chari Moss

Julie Campbell

Latisha Yoast

Lea Lawson

Lynnette Kauffman

Nichol Magouirk 

Teri Anderson

This year I’ll be designing a whole bunch of photo Christmas cards for my friends and family! Usually I include the photo inside of the card, but I really want to try something easy and still handmade 🙂 Here’s an idea to get those Christmas card juices flowing because it’s a mere 3 months away! Eeeeps! I commend all of you that budget for Christmas throughout the year and more kudos to those of you that get your Christmas shopping done the year before!!!

For the card, I paper pieced the ornaments with My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose patterned paper. The ornaments are heat embossed with gold or navy embossing powder and then colored using Faber-Castell’s Art Grip Colored Pencils and a Gold PITT Artist Pen. I used a circle die to cut the photo and the gold photo mat.

Thanks for dropping by!

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (Ornate Ornaments, Sally’s ABCs), My Mind’s Eye Paper (Stell & Rose), Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft Art Grip Colored Pencils, Scarlet Red Stamper’s Big Brush Marker, & Gold PITT Artist Pen, Gold & Navy Embossing Powder (Zing!), Versamark Dazzle Ink, Neenah Cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Trim, Bazzil cardstock (gold), EK Success Corner Rounder Punch (jumbo)

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week, Day One: Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

Hello Everyone!!!

I know, long time no see 🙂 It’s been back-to-school/hubby’s gone for 2 months week at The Johnson House! But, I’m back with something fantabulous, an ornament featuring Lawn Fawn’s Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum stamp set!

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team and give a warm welcome to the talented Chari Moss:

Chan Vuong

Chari Moss

Julie Campbell

Latisha Yoast

Lea Lawson

Lynnette Kauffman

Nichol Magouirk 

Teri Anderson

Here are some details about the ornament:

1. Fill the ornament with DecoArt’s Glistening Snow-Tex.

2. Heat emboss sentiment to the transparency using Versamark Ink and Zing! Embossing Powder.

3. Use a circle die (Lifestyle Crafts Nested Circles) to cut a transparency circle, paper piece the tree (My Mind’s Eye 12 Days of Christmas), add the popcorn garland (inkessentials white gel pen), and adhere the tree to the transparency using Zip Dry.

4. Stamp and color images (Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum). Add Mod Podge’s Dimensional Magic, set to dry.

5. Once the Glistening Snow-Tex has stiffened a bit, add images to create scene with the transparency in the far back of the ornament.

EASY PEASY!!! And, all the materials I used are archival and acid-free, so it will last a lifetime.

Thanks so much for stopping by,