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Creativation 2018 - Lawn Fawn Spring Preview/ Save The Crafty YouTuber

New on my YouTube channel today is an introduction to the new Lawn Fawn products for Spring 2018.  I filmed it during my recent trip to Creativation.  Kelly Marie will walk us through the pretty new papers, a new way to glue, and some fun and adorable new stamps and dies, and share some fun samples too. 

This line is available for pre-order on Simon Says Stamp so head on over to reserve yours by clicking here.

There is also something very special happening on YouTube today.  There is a wonderful Video Hop put together by Justine Hovey.  YouTube has recently changed how YouTubers like me can monetize our videos. We now must meet subscriber (1,000) and watch time hours (4,000 hours in a 12 month period) to apply for monetization.   Click HERE to check out her blog for more information.  There are many fun videos and lots of prizes too.  Don't forget to click on my subscriber button.  I would so appreciate it.

Thank you so much again for visiting :)

Joanne and Penny

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Ranger Alcohol Inks On Acetate With Foil Accents

I recently watched a video by Jessica over at All The Sparkle, which involved her creating a beautiful panel with Alcohol Inks and then adding foil accents to it.  It blew me away.  I really wanted to try this technique on acetate to create a card with a beautiful stained glass look so I decided to pull out my inks.

I will say I am very new to Alcohol Inks.  In fact, today is the first day I used them and it won't be the last. Check out below for directions and a YouTube video to help you recreate this cool card.
For this piece I chose the Mermaid, Limeade, and Dandelion Alcohol Inks from Ranger, and of course the Alcohol Blending Solution.  In addition to that my supplies included painters tape, some gold Thermoweb Decofoil, a sturdy piece of acetate cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/4" and scored on the shorter side at 4 1/4" which will give us a standard A2 card front,  a brayer, a piece of scrap paper and two pieces of 100 lb white cover card stock that are both 4 1/4" x…

Altenew Educator Ceritifcation Program/Sweet and Simple Card

I am so excited to be participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  I am a huge fan of their inks and layering stamps and this just gives me another excuse to play with these beautiful products.  The first lesson is based on the Golden Garden Stamp set.  This is a whimsical floral set that requires little layering and doesn't have to be lined up perfect to look great.  It's one of my favorites :)
I created this simple card using 3 of the flowers in the set.  I selectively inked the outline stamp, with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Jet Black, so I could connect the stems together.  I simply inked up the image, wiped the unwanted parts of ink off with my finger and stamped the image on the desired location on my card panel.  Repeating for each of the 3 stems.  I finished off my black stamping with a sentiment from Altenew's Bejeweled Stamp set.

To color the flowers I selectively inked the fill in stamps with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Ruby Red and Parrot Ink. This …

Spring Preview Video feat. Becca Feeken's Elegant 3D Vignettes

I love adding 3D dimension maybe more than anything while cardmaking.  With this new Elegant 3D Vignettes line, by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders, dimension hits new heights of beauty and elegance.   
Check out my YouTube Channel for a look at this new collection and a sneak peek at another beautiful group coming out in April/May.
This is the first in a series of videos from my visit to Creativation 2018.  It was a blast meeting up with so many crafty people in one location.  This is an industry that is so unique in the way everyone supports each other.  It is an amazing thing to experience.

I hope you enjoy these little sneak peeks :)  I am new to the process of filming these type of videos so forgive any oops's on my part.  I am also very excited about my new video intro.  Let me know what you think :)

Happy Crafting,

Joanne and Penny

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Patterned Paper Fun Featuring Spellbinders Large Die Kit of the Month

I'm into New Year's resolutions!  How about you? I spent a lot of time thinking at the end of last year about what kind of projects I want to make and how to go about it.  As the name implies Perky Penny Paper Arts isn't just about making cards but also about playing with paper.  I love my paper :)

With so many fun stamps, dies, techniques, embellishments etc. my lovely papers sit and collect dust some times.   I decided that this year I would blow off the dust and play with my paper more.

One of my favorite things to do with paper is play with beautiful dies.  Well, when I think of dies there is one company that comes to mind and that is Spellbinders Paper Arts.  In my research I found that Spellbinders has not one but two great monthly die clubs to join AND a monthly card making kit  as well.  Not only that but they were incredibly affordable.  From the Small Die Club at $7.50 plus shipping to all 3 kits for $50 plus shipping.  A fantastic deal any way you look at it.