Birthday Giveaway & First YouTube Video!

Hi everyone! I'm thrilled to share my very first YouTube video. Now, please note... this is my first time at this and it's not perfect, but I'm super excited to finally give it a try and I hope you can find some inspiration. This video is sharing how to use Distress inks as watercolors and using a solid stamp with multiple colors. Oh... and stay turned because there's couple of birthday giveaways at the end of the this blog post!


I had recently posted a photo of a card using another Unity Stamp Co. stamp set called "...thankful and grateful fall" and using the same technique with Distress Inks. I figured this would be a great way to share the technique, but with more of a spring feel using this August 2017 Kit of the Month by Unity Stamp Co. called "Never Be Afraid."


Click below to watch the video and see how this card unfolded!



Supplies used:

- Unity Stamp Co. - Kit of the Month: Never Be Afraid

- Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac & Blueprint Sketch

- Ranger Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl

- Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

- Premieré by Nicole - 140lbs Watercolor Paper

- Craft Smith - Amethyst Paper Pad

- Ivory Card Base

- Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Nesting Dies

- Alexandra Renke - Butterfly with Antenna

- Simon Says Stamp - Grid Transparency



I'd love to hear your thoughts on this technique and my video! And feel free to let me know what you'd like to see more of!


Okay... now for the GIVEAWAYS! In 1998, I had my baby boy, Jacob on April 21st. He was a big surprise... and I mean big like 8 lbs. 10 oz. big! Now, he's 6'1" and 22 years old, but will always be my baby. Since we are still in quarantine, I thought the best way to celebrate his birthday is to cook his favorite meal and make him a fun cake. But... why not celebrate him with all of you! I'll have a fun prize for one lucky follower in honor of my baby boy's birthday!



And... only a few days after my son's birthday was my birthday on the 27th. Well... I'm quarantined too... so I'd like to send one of you a gift from me too! Yep! That's right... TWO prizes on one blog post. So here's how to enter:


Each of these will count as an entry!

- Subscribe to my blog and comment below this blog entry.

- Subscribe to my YouTube page, like my very first video and comment below.

- Follow me on Instagram (if you aren't following already) and comment on the card from this blog post.

- Follow me on Facebook and post a comment below the post about this card & giveaway!


Prizes will include new and stamps, dies, stencils and other goodies! If you get something you already have... pay it forward and send it to someone who can use it to make something beautiful. Winners will be limited to US entries. Please enter by midnight, April 27th and winners will be selected on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020.


Thanks again for joining me and I hope you all enjoyed.


Until next time... Happy Crafting!

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