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April 2013

Mix-Ability Challenge Mix7: Splatter-ific


Hello Blogosphere!

I AM SOOOO EXCITED for today's post!

Today, I have another Mix-Ability Challenge post to share with you! These challenges are designed to introduce mixed-media in a fun and approachable way! You can keep it easy or go a bit further outside your comfort zone, it's UP TO YOU!

I am playing Challenge Hostess for MIX7, Splatter-ific. I'm challenging everyone to incorporate a Splatter Technique into your project! Please go visit the MIX7 Challenge Forum and Gallery, play along, and upload your project using keyword "MIX7".

Video Tutorial:

Here are some card ideas:

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Stampers Big Brush Pen Doodled Shoes

Doodled shoes

Hi everyone! It’s Katie with my last post for Design Memory Craft as part of their guest design team. Soon you will get to see projects from the new guest design team who I’m sure will have some amazing projects to inspire you with!

This project is a fun one. If you love doodling + shoes, you’re going to love it. I doodle on everything and I have recently started drawing on canvas shoes. For this pair I used Stamper Big Brush Pens to draw and color my designs. Here’s how:

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Decorated Frame


Does it take you a long time to edit photos from your vacation? We always take lots of them! Once we got prints from our latest trip to San Francisco I thought about framing some.  This is a city we keep going back. We always come home so relaxed and inspired. This last time we made it to the Palace of Fine Arts. A beautiful structure surrounded by magical gardens! I gathered a simple frame and some Faber Castell materials at the studio and ended up with this colorful frame.

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Hunting Easter Eggs Scrapbook Layout


Hi everyone, it's Anita and today I want to share a layout with you. I only had two small photos of my girls from this Easter (this was pre-digital era) so I wanted to use a lot of color and texture, but not neccesarily a ton of "stuff" that would overshadow my photos.

I started by using Gelatos® to color modeling creme and applied it to my background paper using a stencil.

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April 'Take the Challenge' Winners!

Nicole Maki (left), Cyndi B (right)

Congratulations to the following winners!  Please email your color choices to  Thanks!

1. I love how you used the envelopes, Mou. I save them all the time and then forget to use them in my projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here's my painting for the challenge:

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 04/10/2013 at 11:10 AM

2. What a fun challenge! Here's my take:

Posted by: cyndi b | 04/16/2013 at 08:33 AM 


Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Challenge: Mix6


Hello Folks!

It's that time again...time for another SUPER FUN SUPER EASY Mix-Ability Challenge over at! Mix6 challenges us to use Gesso on our background! I used the new BIG tubs of medium from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Gelatos, a Stamper's Big Brush Pen, and stamps from Hero Arts.

Of course I have a video tutorial for you:


Thanks for dropping by,


Materials: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos (red cherry, lemonblueberry), Stamper's Big Brush Pen (black)Gel MediumGessoMini Mister, Collage Papers, Hero Arts Stamps (Hexagon BackgroundEssential Messages), Prima Rhinestones, Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock


Tiffany Johnson is a hard-working mother and wife whose creativity & sense of humor shine in her paper crafting projects, in her clever video tutorials, and on her blog "". Tiffany also designs for Sizzix, Lawn Fawn, and CupCards To Go.


Color Your World with Gelatos.


Hello everyone ,

Swarup here , with my last post as Faber Castell  Design Memory Craft Guest Designer. That feels so strange to write, because it feels like  just yesterday that I started my term here and it's already 4 months! But as they say all good things must come to an end!

Back in January I posted a card as my first project which had a quote."Too much of a good thing can be wonderful". I had chosen that quote , cause that's exactly what I had thought of my term here. I would have been happy  with an opportunity to share  just one little project, instead I was blessed with 7 and I truly enjoyed every little bit of it. So as a parting note, I decided to go with yet another card using the same image stamp as in my first and with a quote that describes my feeling today..."You color my world"....

.....yes ..Faber Castell Design Memory Craft has filled my world with color...

....and I don't think I can do without Gelatos!

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