10 Cards, 1 Kit | SSS August Card Kit 2019 | Look for the Rainbows

Hi my crafty friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful day! When I received Simon Says Stamp’s September card like last week, I dug right in. This card kit is full of pretty things. I love floral stamp sets, and I did a lot of different techniques using their stamp set called, “Look for the Rainbows.”

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Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper

Polychromos Pencils: Cobalt Green 156, Cobalt Turquoise 153, Light Red-Violet 135, Olive Green Yellowish 173, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Indian Red 192

I love block text pattern paper, and their is nothing prettier thank stamping and coloring in the flowers right on this paper. I used colored pencils that matches the color of the text. You don’t need to add a lot of color, and these are very fast cards to put together. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock and popped it up off the card with foam tape.

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Card #2: Rainbow Flower Card

Polychromos Pencils: Medium Flesh 131. Deep Scarlet Red 219, Magenta 133, Cadmium Yellow Lemon 205, Cadmium Orange 111, May Green 170, Permanent Green 266, Light Phthalo Green 162, Ultramarine 120, Helioblue-Reddish 151, Dark Naple Ochre 184

I colored in my flower image to match the rainbow pattern paper. I liked how this pattern paper isn’t your usual bright rainbow colors–it’s more muted. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of pattern paper that I selectively die cut with an oval die.

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Card #3: No-Line Watercolor Flower

I stamped the flower onto a pieces of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. The ink melted really well into the Daniel Smith watercolors I used to paint this flower. No-line watercoloring takes time because you don’t want to paint petals that are next to each other. If you do this they will bleed together, and you won’t get any distinction between the petals. I really loved this bright green pattern paper that I used for the background. I stamped the sentiment onto the Arches paper as well, and used a watercolor pencils to color it in the same color as the flower.

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Card #4: Colored Pencils on Pattern Paper, Again 🙂

The pattern paper in this kit is fabulous, and I really love polka-dot paper. I stamped this flower cluster with Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink. Sometimes colored pencils can dull your lines; however, I didn’t do a lot of coloring on this panel. I wanted to allow the pattern of the paper show through.

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Card #5: Orange & Teal Fall Time Card

Unfortunately, I lost some footage when I was creating this card. I stamped the flower and stem onto a piece of kraft card stock and used polychromos colored pencils to color them in. I used mostly flicking motions to give it some bold stripes of color and texture. I used a wide range of orange pencils and even a white colored pencil to add highlights. Again, I used a lot of paper from this kit to put behind my flower.

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Card #6: 3-D Embossed Foil Card

For this card I selectively cut out a piece of the pattern paper, so the large butterfly could be my focal image. The 3-D embossing folder is fabulous!! Just look at all the detail and shine!

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Card #7: Banner & Birds Card

You can probably tell that I really love my faux stitch banner dies. I keep them out on my desk. I stamped out and colored in the birds from the stamp set. I used my Arteza Everblend Art Markers to color them in.

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Card #8: Pattern Paper Flower Bouquet Card

I again stamped the flowers onto a piece of pattern paper; however, this time I cut them out and adhered them to a piece of the Audrey Blue card stock. I used a light pink colored pencil over the petals to add detail to the flowers and bring cohesion to my bouquet.

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Card #9: Thank You Flower Frame Card

This is my least favorite card, but I wanted to include it just the same. I should include more of my cards that I chalk up to, “I tried.” Lol! I cut the flowers out of the pattern paper–I thought I was being clever, but I should have just used the whole piece of paper. I glued them around my oval frame die cut and my sentiment. I glued on this bright green frame because I felt the frame got lost behind all these flowers. I think I’d be fun if people posted their, “I Tried” cards for us all to see. 🙂

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Card #10: Repeat

Arteza Everblend Art Markers: Watermelon Pink A487 & Raspberry Red A45, Amber Yellow A9424 & Desert Sand A9421, Brandy Rose A2596 & Cocoa Brown A2499, Pumpkin Orange A9423 & Vermilion A422

I love this fall time card. It was fast and easy to put together, and I love how it turned out. It’s amazing what you can do with just one stamp sometimes. I used the leaf sprig and stamped it repeatedly over my kraft panel. I used my new Arteza Everblend Markers to color these leaves in various fall colors. The metallic paper behind it is just fabulous. I’m going to used more metallic papers in my card crafting.

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Thank you for visiting my blog! Hope you’ve been inspired!

Jackie

Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Supply Links

Tools:

Mini Misti: https://amzn.to/2LpHJva

Original Size Misti: https://amzn.to/2A8jbjA

Magnets: https://amzn.to/2NShv60

Wagner Heat Tool: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/RESERVE-Precision-Heat-Embossing-Emboss-Tool-Gun-Hero-Arts-PW200-Milwaukee-1173

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2NR4Xvw

Score Board: https://amzn.to/2NSMA9z

Cutter Bee Scissors: https://amzn.to/34EWamG

Jewel Picker: https://amzn.to/2N6NsIj

Black Velvet Watercolor Brush: https://amzn.to/2A82yoc

Sizzix Big Shot Machine: https://amzn.to/2N8nkN0

Inks & Adhesives:

Simon Says Stamp Ink: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Premium-Ink-Pad-INTENSE-BLACK-ink065?currency=USD

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink: https://amzn.to/2LoNt8b

Hero Arts Embossing Ink: https://amzn.to/2LrjPz2

Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink: https://amzn.to/2NSgef5

Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue: https://amzn.to/2LqxDtV

Scotch Foam Tape: https://amzn.to/2LrZppX

Kokuyo Dotliner: https://amzn.to/2LqAkvq

Kokuyo Refills: https://amzn.to/2LALkoI

Paper:

Inkadinkado Masking Paper: https://amzn.to/2PZCvKI

Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Stonehenge Kraft Card Stock: https://amzn.to/2Q20E3a

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper: https://amzn.to/32BYmsW

Art Mediums:

Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils: https://amzn.to/34z03cA

Faber Castel Watercolor Pencils: https://amzn.to/2NSSWWD

Arteza Everblend Art Markers: https://arteza.com/collections/markers/products/everblend-art-markers-alcohol-based-set-of-120?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=fa1eb31d

Memento Black Marker https://amzn.to/34DT560

Other Supplies:

Embossing Bag: https://amzn.to/2LoDPlV

Mason Jar Plate: https://amzn.to/2Ln4lfw

White Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/2A46ZjW

Tonic Crystal Gems: https://amzn.to/32AzamN

White Blizzard Stickles: https://amzn.to/2LICjdp

MFT Oval Frame Dies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/My-Favorite-Things-STITCHED-OVAL-FRAMES-DIe-Namics-MFT642-MFT642D9

Faux Stich Banner Dies: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-STITCHED-BANNERS-Wafer-Dies-SSSD111584-Among-The-Stars-SSSD111584?currency=USD

Arteza Products Review & Floral Card 2019

Hello everyone! I have some fun products that I’m reviewing today.  Arteza contacted me and asked if I’d like to review some of their art supplies. They sent me a 48 pack of their Real Brush Pens. I have the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, which I really love, but I’ve heard some great things about Arteza’s Real Brush Pens. They also sent a two pack of their watercolor pads, a set of bone folders, and three packs of Holographic Chunky Glitter.

2019 Arteza THUMB

First I swatched all the Real Brush Pens onto a piece of the watercolor paper that they sent me. The colors are all vibrant and beautiful, and I really like the names they came up with for their colors. I had some difficulty getting the colors to move on their watercolor paper with a water brush–I wanted to achieve a gradient from each of the pens. However, I found that if I first dipped the pen into clean water and then onto the paper, I could create a nice gradient effect. Also, Bristol Smooth paper is a great paper to use with these brushes. The coating on the paper allows you to blend and move the pigments beautifully.

To color my flowers, I put down my lightest pigments first using this technique and slowly built up my colors. I left a lot of white space on my flowers for highlights. To color in my light blue background around my flowers, I scribbled the True Blue pen onto my acrylic block and diluted it with water and painted around my flowers with the water brush that came with the pens.

I really enjoyed using all of the products they sent me. On their website they say that their goal is to provide quality, affordable art supplies to put into the hands of the creators, and in my opinion, they have accomplished this goal with these products that they sent to me.

 

Poppy Birthday Card:

Real Brush Pens used: Rouge Pink A190, Red A101, Light Magenta A184, Walnut Brown A164, Green Tea A154, Crocodile A126, Olive Green A146, True Blue A168

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On the inside of the card I painted a strip of the same watercolor paper with the Rouge Pink pen. I again dipped the pen in clean water to lighten the pigment and then colored it along the paper until the pen’s natural pigment came out. I then adhered it to the inside of my card with liquid glue.

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Check out my video here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

—Supply List—

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This coupon code is valid until September 18, 2019.

Visit the ARTEZA YouTube channel for inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/arteza

The links below will take you to specific products that I mentioned in this video:

48 Real Brush Pens

US: https://arteza.com/collections/markers/products/watercolor-real-brush-pens-set-of-48?a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=71ef2756

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Bone Folders

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EU: https://arteza.co.uk/products/arteza-bone-folders-set-of-4?a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=f8d66911

Holographic Chunky Glitter – Fairy Dust & Moonstone

US: https://arteza.com/collections/crafting/products/holographic-glitter-shakers-3-colors-unicorn-silver-iridescent-5-g-each?a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=d3564c9f

Holographic Chunky Glitter – Mermaid Rain & Electra

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Watercolor Pads 9×12, 2 Pack

US: https://arteza.com/collections/sketchbook-paper/products/watercolor-pad-9×12-32-sheets-2-pack?a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=c49d17d2

EU: https://arteza.co.uk/collections/sketchbook-paper/products/watercolor-pad-9×12-32-sheets-2-pack?a_aid=Youtube_JackiesCraftTable&a_bid=fb309806

Sentiment from Altenew Floral Frames: (SSS) https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Altenew-FLORAL-FRAME-Clear-Stamp-Set-AN368?currency=USD

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper: https://amzn.to/2KQPB7i
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10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit 2019 | Delicate Flowers

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to show you the fun cards I designed using Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit–it is a beauty! I love the floral stamp set included called Delicate Flowers and the Moda Scrap pattern papers–these were my favorite items in the kit. In designing these cards I was all over the map; I used a lot of my favorite techniques to create them. (Also, the lilac and tulip you see in these pictures are fresh from my garden! I’m loving the spring weather! Now, if it would just stop raining. Lol!)

I hope these designs inspire you to try out some of these super fun techniques!

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Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper

Polychromos pencils: 128 Light Purple Pink, 125 Middle Purple Pink, 170 May Green, 167 Permanent Green Olive, 205 Cadmium Yellow Lemon, 169 Mortuum

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Card #2: Die Cut Pattern Paper

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Card #3: Gel Pen Smudging

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Card #4: Focus on Pattern Paper

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Card #5: Spotlight Coloring using Daniel Smith Watercolors

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Card #6: Rosebud Wreath using Colored Pencils and Gamsol

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Card #7: Colored Pencil on Black Cardstock

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Card #8: Alcohol Ink blending and Alcohol Markers

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Card #9: Alcohol Ink Blending and Pattern Paper Focus

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Card #10: Colored Pencils on Colored Cardstock

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Here is my video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day to you!!

 

Mother’s Day Cards 2019 |Watercolors & Pattern Paper

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are all getting a great start to your weekend! I wanted to show you the three Mother’s Day cards I created this year. I love creating Mother’s Day cards, and this year I chose supplies from a few different companies. (The links are below!) The Magnolia Flowers Stamps are gorgeous, and they were so much fun to paint. Sitting down and creating these cards was like an early Mother’s Day gift to myself! Lol!

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Card #2: Watercolor Coral Magnolia Card

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Card #3: Watercolor Pink Magnolia Card

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Thanks for visiting! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! Here is the video showing how I created these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Here are the links to the supplies I used:

Splash of Color Card (2018) | Studio Katia & Copics

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have another floral card for you today. I love creating cards with flowers, and for this card I used a creative stamp set from Studio Katia called Floral Trimmings. This set comes in two panels or two long narrow stamps that you can stamp together, as I did here, or separate to trim the edge of your card.

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The stamps fit together beautifully; however, if you want the gap between them to be unnoticeable, you have to stamp them one at a time. It creates a coloring page that you can paint in using whatever medium you’d like. I colored this card with Copic markers.

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This took over an hour to color in, and I didn’t color it all at once. I’m never able to sit at my craft table very long before one of my kids needs help with something. Lol! I didn’t mull over my color selection; I mostly just grabbed colors out of my container and hoped for the best. However, you can’t go too wrong with florals.

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I had a hard time deciding what to do with my card panel once I finished my coloring. I went through my box of scrap paper to see what colors of card stock I wanted to use with it. I finally decided on a piece of grey card stock for my sentiment and card base. I didn’t want my card base or sentiment banner to compete will all the color on my card.

I cut out the panel with a faux-stitched frame die, popped up the frame with foam tape, and then adhered my colored panel flat onto the card base with some tape runner.

A helpful little trick to adhere your frame evenly onto your card base, is to only half peel off the release paper, position it on your card base, and then pull off the release paper. It’ll make more sense when you watch my video. I learned that great tip from Therese from Lost In Paper. Thanks, Therese!

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I also glued on some rainbow confetti! Just couldn’t help myself–this mix from Studio Katia is gorgeous. I do like the confetti better than the sequins–no holes.

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Here is the video I filmed for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Supplies Used:

Floral Trimmings Stamp – Studio Katia

A Splash of Color Stamp – Altenew

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Copic Markers

Mini Misti Stamp Positioner

Neenah Solar White Card Stock 80 lb

Steel Grey Card Stock – MFT

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

VersaMark Ink

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Foam Tape

Xtreme Adhesive Runner

Connect Glue – Gina K Designs

Crystal Rainbow Confetti Mix – Studio Katia

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!

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I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.

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For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.

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I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.

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I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.

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I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!

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Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby

Birthday Wishes Card using Inktense Pencils

Welcome back to my craft table!  I’m using a new-to-me medium for my latest card–Inktense pencils.  One of my darling sisters-in-law gave them to me for Christmas, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.

You use them just like you would a colored pencil to color in your image, but the magics truly happens when you add water!  The colors are vibrant and intense.

I have the set of 36 colors, and I made up a chart so I could see at a glance which colors I want to use on my projects.  It’s kind of hard to see the true color just by looking at the pencil.Image1

I filled up a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with my stamped images.  At this point I didn’t know how I was going to arrange my card, I was just having fun coloring.  I used two different pencils for each image, and then I used my Zig water brush to paint over my coloring.  Once the paint dries, it is permanent–unlike regular watercolor pencils which can be reactivated with water.  I like this aspect of these Inktense pencils because I can paint on many layers and my coloring stays put.

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When I find a floral stamp set that I really love, I like to get the coordinating dies.  Not only does it save me a lot of time cutting them out, but it cuts them out perfectly.  I’m still practicing my fussy cutting skills.

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I spent a lot of time figuring out how I wanted this card to look.  However, with these images you could slap them on in any arrangement, and it’d look beautiful, I’m sure.  Lol!  My sentiment comes from another Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame.

I also used some Pretty Pink Posh water droplets on this card.  I love using these water droplets on floral cards–they look like dew drops and adds a touch of sparkle.

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Here’s my video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.

 

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy spring to all of you!

 

Here’s my list of supplies: