Posts Tagged Beate Johns

Jan 31 2013

Warm Up Your Mojo

Do you find it hard to stay inspired this time of year? Do you have the winter blues? We’re here today to warm up that mojo!!

How about some inspiration from our great designers?   Let’s take a little peek at what they are up to these days…


Kelly Booth has been inspired by the Online Card Class: Clean and Simple 2…we LOVE what she has been up to!

Pam Hooten has started a new art journal for 2013…love the colors and can’t wait to see her art in the coming months!

Shelly Hickox shared this incredible card she made for CHA…it was a star in the Tim Holtz Sizzix booth area! LOVE all the details!

Stephanie Ackerman shares this card from her 52 CArd Pickup Online Progressive Class…it is going to be a fabulously uplifting class, maybe just what you need for 2013??!!

Alice Wertz continues to blow us away with her unbelievable coloring and unique card designs…so so cute!!

Linda Cain once again shares her incredible artistic talent…love the layers and colors!

Richele Christensen knocks LOVE out of the park with this great card…every detail is perfect!


Jim Hankins…our Gentleman Crafter…is up to some fabulous valentine card making…ADORE these tag cards!!

Beate Johns is up to sharing her amazing layered cards and fantastic tutorials…always always love her work!!

Chelle Fowler (yeppers, that’s me) shares her CHA creations for Tim Holtz…the new lines practically make themselves into amazing cards!!!

There you go…a little something for everyone…from our designers of cuteness to designers of vintage goodness to our designers of true art…take a little something and sneak some time for you and create!!!!

Dec 10 2012

Spreading the Joy

We won’t scare you by telling you how many days till Christmas…just keep up that spreading of the J.O.Y. and, you’ll make it through okay!!!

When we dedicated this Month’s Challenge to our own Joy, we intended to celebrate this incredible time of year…when so many decorations are full of sparkle and shine their best to warm your hearts…that’s just what our Joy does too.  That smile of hers is enough to remind you that you are genuinely appreciated…each and every one of you, now and all through the year!

So, let’s continue the inspiration, shall we?

Up first, none other than our resident awe inspirer…Jim Hankins.  Go ahead, pick your jaw up off the floor…we’ll wait.  Seriously.  Please head over to his blog…he shares some of the details to making this unbelievably joyful jet setter!

Next, Shelly Hickox shares this joyful card…so many beautiful layers of techniques. Shelly has such a magical way of bringing elements together…always breathtaking!

Beate Johns snuck her JOY in with this perfect tree…she shows us how on her blog.  We love when a Pinterest inspired project comes to life!!!

ADORABLE!!!!! Kelly Booth found the perfect way to add JOY to her project with her grandchildren…we really love how all the little details come together and make the little photos pop!!

Thank you for stopping in and letting us share our JOY with you!

Head over to this post to play far, we are absolutely blown away by your submitted projects!!!!

Mar 26 2012

Share and Tell

Today we want to SHARE some inspiration from the team and TELL you how much we appreciate you and your supportive comments! We love hearing from you…thank you for taking the time to leave us comments, it feels wonderful to know that we are touching lives and inspiring others!

Richele Christensen played with her Distress Markers, Water Brush, and Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint on this gorgeous card.

Beate Johns WOW’s us with this adorable card…take in all those delicious touches and amazing coloring…she rocks those Copics!!!!

Pam Hooten warms things up with this fabulous tag…so well balanced and a great color combo!

Alice Wertz shows us that clean and simple can pack a punch! how cute is he? This is Alice’s ‘Going Green Challenge’ card…you still have this week to enter…go here to play along!!

Linda Cain has been having a blast with layering, doodling…her use of stencils and that white gel pen are fantastic!

Our team has been so busy in their studios lately, I think we will share more tomorrow! We wouldn’t want to overwhelm you with too much inspiration for one day, now would we???

Go get inky!!


Feb 7 2012

Put a Heart on It Monthly Challenge

Have you heard the saying ‘Put a bird on it’ from the Portlandia skit? Well, we are putting a twist on it for our February Challenge…Put a Heart on It!!!

Here is some inspiration from a few Inspiration Team Members to get you started:

Shelly Hickox  shares this fantastic tag where she used her Faux Crazed Porcelain technique on her heart.

Beate Johns shares this lovely card using a Classic Hearts Nestabilities heart.

Pam Hooten shares this gorgeous card where she used Distress Crackle Paint & Rock Candy Stickles on her heart.

Tammy Tutterow shares this great tag using a Distress Cardstock heart.

Okay, your turn!!! Have fun with the challenge, we can’t wait to see your projects!!!

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 IEMC10 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on February 7, 2012  and ends on February 29th at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on March 1, 2012.

Nov 14 2011

It’s a three for from Beate

Inspiration Team member Beate Johns played along with the November Monthly Challenge to inspire us all…she has chosen three of her favorite tools to share with us today!!!

Beate always adds the most fantastic details to make her cards come to life…here are three tools that help her do that:

First up…her sewing machine! a stitched edge gives a subtle detail, but ties everything together perfectly!

Second…Spellbinder’s Nestibilities!! on this card, Beate used a Grand Scalloped Squares die to cut out the base of the card, a Decorative Elements – Eyelet Squares die to cut out the base for the stamped Classic Squares die images , and the Blossom Tags and Accents  die for the sentiment…all adding the perfect touch.

Third…the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Ranger – Non-Stick Craft Sheet…as Beate shares that “Sponging with the blending tool and craft mat creates such gorgeous results! I have one blending tool for each color group so I don’t have to change the foam everytime I sponge.”

Beate also shares how she stores her blending tools…she has one for each color family and stores them on four stacked Inkssentials Craft Spinners…perfection!!!

We hope you are inspired to grab your favorite tool and play along with this month’s challenge!!!!

Oct 27 2011

Monthly Challenge Spooktacular

Have you played along yet? We have had some outstanding submissions for the October Monthly Challenge…did you see the pumpkin???? so cool!!!

Here is more inspiration from our spooktacular Inspiration Team you only have a few more days, so hurreeee…

Shelly Hickox brings us this awesome card…every detail comes together perfectly!!

Spooky done so very elegantly by Beate Johns!!!

Michelle Fowler brings us this paper mache witches’ hat…spooky deliciousness!!

And, lastly another gorgeous project by Shelly Hickox…just love how all the details came together!!!

Okay…now that you are all inspired go make something fabulous with orange, purple, and black!!!

Sep 12 2011

Get Your Metal On

Did you have a chance to play along with the Monthly Challenge: Metal this weekend?  Our fabulous Inspiration Team did!!!  Just look at these gorgeous projects…

This crown that Shelly Hickox made is unbelievable!!! Every detail is perfection on this…amazing how the painted chipboard looks like metal and all the Idea-ology Findings tie it all together fabulously!

This beautiful card by Alice Wertz takes our breath away…more proof that a single metal accent just added so much to a project!

Can you say GORGEOUS??? This WOW card by Beate Johns has a lot of little details that all work fabulously together! Gorgeous seems to be an understatement here!!!

And, finally, a reminder from Michelle Fowler that even a simple project can have big impact with metal…hardly any work at all on this one, folks!!

Okay…you’re all inspired and ready to go meet our Metal Challenge now, right? Play along…you could win $50 in Emporium dollars!!!



Aug 15 2011

Painting Fun

We have more fabulous paint projects to share today!! The Inspiration Team has been playing along with the August Monthly Challenge…have you?

This gorgeous card comes to us from Beate Johns.  The painted wood look she created with a Snowcap Paint Dabber is fantastic!

Shelly Hickox once again wows us with this amazing tea cup. It is incredible what can be done with a cereal box and paint!!!! For the details, click on over to her blog post here.

A Pearl Paint Dabber was used for the lace doily then Distress Inks are blended over it on this resist technique card by Alice Wertz…with beautiful results!!!

There you go…three more inspirational pieces to get you in the mood to play with paint!!! We hope you play along with us for a chance to win $50 in Inspiration Dollars!!



May 1 2011

Last Chance to Enter!!!

We are giving you one last day to enter the April Monthly Challenge!!! Hurrrrryyyyy!!!!

You have until  midnight tonight to enter the FRAGMENTS challenge…and, to jump start that Sunday creating…here are some final pieces by our amazing Inspiration Team…

Kelly Booth made this stinkin’ adorable tag…LOVE his sweet face and how grungy she got!

We love every little detail about this canvas by Kelly Booth…Sing 4 Art…adorable!

How cool is this card by Beate Johns??? Simple and gorgeous!

Beautiful!!! Pam Hooten totally rocked this challenge! Fab.u.lous!!!!

And, to leave you with something fantastic…another super necklace from Sherry Goodloe!!

Okay, get busy…last chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars!!!! Clink here to go to the original post to enter!!!