Archive for April, 2012

Apr 16 2012

Water Color Gorgeousness

We have more inspiration on water coloring for you from the Inspiration Team…

Shelly Hickox put a new technique to use on her tag…she learned how to do the brushless watercolor during the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry Online Class…and she totally rocked it!!

Richele Christensen chose to use Distress Markers on Sticky Back Canvas…the results look amazing!

You have two weeks to play along with us…April Monthly Challenge: Water Coloring…we are loving what you have done so far!!

Apr 15 2012

A Cut Above Online Card Class Winner

Congratulations Linda H…your third comment on the post was randomly chosen!! Please email your information to  so we can get you enrolled!!!

Class starts tomorrow, we can’t wait!!! Go here for all the information and join in on this fabulous class!!


Apr 14 2012

Online Card Class: A Cut Above

We are extremely happy to announce that we are sponsoring the next Online Card Class…

If you have not taken a class from this amazing team, you are surely missing out! The classes are unbelievably informative with ground breaking techniques and information.  They are incredibly well designed and professional.  Every detail is amazing.

Along with our sponsorship we have the honor of giving away a spot in the upcoming class.  Please leave us a comment telling us what your favorite die cutting system is and we will announce a winner this Sunday night.

For more information on this amazing class head on over to the information page here!


Apr 12 2012

Playing with Watercolors

There are so many different mediums to play with when it comes to water coloring.  Some of the team has been playing along with the April Monthly Challenge: Water Coloring.

Alice Wertz created this beautiful card with a background she water colored with Distress Stains on watercolor paper.

Kelly Booth made this adorable pocket watch using Distress Re-inkers to watercolor the stamped image.

Linda Cain created these amazing pages in her  art journal by water coloring with Dylusions Ink Sprays.  Skip on over to her blog here to see how she does it and see close up pictures of her great pages.

Now, go play along!!…grab your Distress Markers, Re-inkers, Stains, Pads…Dylusions Sprays…or any other medium that suits your fancy!

Apr 8 2012

Easter Blessings

From our family to yours, Happy Easter!!

We hope you are spending the day with family and friends; enjoying the egg hunting, delicious food,

and creating sweet memories.

Apr 4 2012

Everything is Coming up Roses

We were all excited when we first saw the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Pinecone Die.  It makes the most perfect little pinecones…

however…that’s not all…it seems that several of us have discovered that it makes the sweetest, most perfect roses as well…

Tammy made hers out of cardstock…

Shelly made hers out of glassine…

and, felt…

and, Chelle made hers out of vintage sheet music…

So, play with your dies…try something new, the results can be gorgeous!

Apr 1 2012

Coloring Our Creative World…with Water

Happy April!!! For this month’s challenge, grab your watercolors…or Distress Markers and Water Brushes…or Re-Inkers…or any other medium that you like to water color with…and play along with April’s Monthly Challenge: Water Coloring.

Simple, or more detailed, you decide…we can’t wait to see your work…so, dive in!!

CONGRATULATIONS Mary, you are the random winner of the March Go Green Challenge!! We love your butterfly tag! Please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC12 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on April 1, 2012  and ends on April 30th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on May 1, 2012.