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April 2014


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Good morning, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft fans!  Stacey here with a fun watercolored background using Gelatos!

The Faber-Castell Gelatos are so easy to use and create a fabulous artistic effect to cards and other paper-crafting projects!  I colored a few coordinating gelatos on my craft mat, spritzed with water, rubbed my finger through the color a bit to blend, and placed the watercolor paper over the color for a few seconds to allow the color to be absorbed somewhat.  Creating beautiful backgrounds is easy with Faber-Castell Gelatos!

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Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Taylored expressions

April 24

Faber-Castell Blog:

Sankari Wegman:

Mou Shaha:

Cassie Trask:

Rita Barakat:  

Keia Shipp-Smith:

Taylored Expressions Blog:


April 25

Taylored Expressions Blog:

Jen Matott: 

Courtney Kelley:

Limor Webber:

Amy Crockett:

Tiffany Johnson: 

Emily Lanham:

Faber-Castell Blog:


Giveaway Details:

Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

Chalk Board Paint Crazy!

jan 2014 007100   Oh yeah so by now you have seen that Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® carries Chalk Board paint in the Textural Accents collection! Let me tell what I love about it! 1. No odor! It doesn't have an offensive smell smell like some paints do. 2. Good coverage!  I did not have to prime the shiny surface, the paint grabbed on! 3. It's fun!!! I love Chalk Board paint! I think I may have gone Chalk Board Paint Crazy! Things to remember... 

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You may have noticed that it's been hard to connect to our blog for a couple of days now.  Unfortunately Typepad was undergoing a DDos attack by hackers, so our connection remained spotty for a while.  

So what's a DDos attack?  Here's a quote from that explains it well-

"Though Typepad has not yet publicly shared much information about its attackers, the typical scenario involves an attacker knocking the victim’s site offline using a flood of traffic, then refusing to stop the barrage until the victim company pays a small amount of “ransom.” The initial amount is usually fairly insignificant, but once the victim agrees, it tends to go up, as they’ve now confirmed themselves as an easy mark."

It appears fixed (for now), but hopefully things will be back up and running soon.  We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience this has caused!  

Guest Design Team Call


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is looking for talented designers for our Guest Design Team (June 2014-September 2014). 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting. 

Our Mix & Match concept is centered on color coordinated palettes and mediums that are designed to make medium and color coordination a cinch for crafters. 

We are looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from June 2014-September 2014.  The successful applicant will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard. 

As part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team you will:

  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • We may also approach you about buying the original piece for tradeshow use.


  • Create a card, layout, or a mixed media project to post on the Design Memory Craft blog. 
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft

Please send us the following information by May 9, 2pm EST via email to with ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.

***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.

  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography
  3. Links to your blog
  4. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are!  You can also use videos or old posts here. 
  5. Finally…like/follow us on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter!

The Guest Design Team will be announced on May 15, 2014. 

Sketchbook Project 2014


Jen here with another peek into my Sketchbook Project journal!  I wanted to show you the inside front page today.  I wanted to see some journaling through the window in the front cover.  I decided to journal in a "circle" since that was the overarching theme of my journal (I have a love of circles...).

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