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04 October 2015

Day 4: 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Happy Sunday All! Here is what I completed for Day 4 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. If you would like more information on this AWESOME challenge, please click>>HERE!! 

Isn't Stella from The Greeting Farm Stamps adorable? 

03 October 2015

Day 3: 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I am soooooo excited to participate in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge again! During the last one, I met amamzing artists and crafty perople on Instagram! I learned new techniques and got a lot of tips from Kathy! But most of all, I took time out for myself EVERY SINGLE DAY of the challenge to color! 

All of the details for the challenge are >>>>> HERE<<<<<<<.  Please play along when you can for one day or the remainder of the challenge! All post go to Instagram with the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day3. Take a peek to see what has been posted thus far! In the meantime, here are my first three posts......

Thanks for taking a peek! 

30 September 2015

Before you Push "START BROADCAST"....

Tonight on our TABLE SCRAPS SCOPE, Ruckus and I discussed how to ensure that your public Periscope Broadcast is enjoyable for you and your viewers! In the few minutes used looking for an item or playing with your phone, you can lose followers!  That would be a shame! Here are a few things to check BEFORE YOU PUSH “START BROADCAST”……

*Spit out the gum. No one whats to see or hear you chew! 
*Bio-DO NOT BE AN EGG HEAD! Have a profile Pic and a short 
  description. Viewers want to know who you are and what you are about.
*Title: Keep it Short-Especially if will be Tweeted out. Long Titles 
  often lead to errors on Twitter. Be sure to use hashtags & emojis, 
  as they are searchable on Twitter. 
*Have info that is not in your bio, written out: website, products,
  stores, etc. That way you can have it handy for your viewers to 
*Have a full battery. You do not want to get cut off in the middle of your broadcast!
*Use 4G or Wi-Fi Connection
*Good lighting/Sound. Your viewers do not want to see you
   broacast in the dark! 
*Turn off ALL SOUND notifications or Use AIRPLANE MODE
*If you are using a 2nd device…turn off/notifications
*On ios devices, have your back camera facing something 
  interesting as this will become your thumbnail. On Android 
  devices, you may chose the front or back camera to start your 
  cast! Either way-make sure to start with an interesting shot!
*Decide if you are going to show your location and/or tweet your 
*Use the bathroom prior to your broadcast

Click >>>>>>HERE<<<<<<to take a peek at our SCOPE!! 

29 September 2015

The Mr. Rogers Approach to Your Periscope Broadcast!

Last night on the TABLE SCRAPS SCOPE, Ruckus and I discussed HOW TO HAVE AN AWESOME BROADCAST. We called it the Mr. Rogers Approach. If you think about it, Mr. Rogers was the original Periscoper. He would broadcast everyday, and in doing so-we got to explore the world through his eyes. The only difference is, we could not immediately connect with him via our comments! But…. everything else remains the same.  If you watch an episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood you will find…

*Each broadcast has a catchy title
*The viewers are greeted as soon as Mr. Rogers enters the room
*All viewers are treated equally and with respect!
* Viewers are kept engaged
*Great content
*Inspiration and Information
* Consistency! Mr. Rogers always stated that he would be back      
   the next day with more ideas for us! 

All in all, the Mr. Rogers Approach comes down to community, content and kindness! 

Click >>>>>>>HERE<<<<<<to see the broadcast!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek! 

06 September 2015

Periscope Party/Hop

Please join us in a few hours!!!! You must be a live viewer on all 6 broadcasts to be eligible for the giveaways! See ya soon! 

01 August 2015


YAY!!!! It is National Coloring Book Day! Now our friends & family members who do not understand our passion for markers, pencils, paints and inks can join in the fun!  So, why not invite someone to color with you today. No coloring problem. You can download FREE coloring pages by clicking HERE. Or, if digital is more your style: Colorfy is FREE app that you can download to your iphone, ipad, or android device!!! Don't forget to enter my National Coloring Book Day GiveAway on Instagram. Go check out the details there by clicking on the button on the right>> Before you is a sneak peek of the GIVEAWAY.........

Thanks for taking a peek! Have fun coloring! 

27 July 2015


Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your day so far!  Recently, I posted a peek of a TRIPLE EASEL CARD that I created on Facebook & Instagram. Thank you all for your sweet comments! A few of you asked if I would create a tutorial. Though I enjoy making vids, a tutorial on this particular TRIPLE EASEL CARD would only be exactly what the AWESOME Arlene-MyButterFlyKisses12 did when she made hers. There are other tutorials on YouTube on how to make the TRIPLE EASEL CARD, however; I followed Arlene’s.  Take a peek at her tutorial by clicking HERE and give it a try!  

I colored  a beautiful digital stamp from the Saturated Canary 40s and 50s Fashion Decades selection.  Click >>>HERE<<< to check out the Saturated Canary Shop! Nope....I did not color her legs or shoes because they were not included on the card. 
Hair: C2, C6, C7, C10
Skin: BV00, E21
Lips: E04
Eyes: E23
Dress: E07, E09, E19

I used the left-over pieces the from the Tim Holtz Alterations Film Strip Die to create the small banners on the 1st panel. I added clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker and Gold Chalk Marker to make them sparkle and shine! 

As you can see in the background...the cards can lay flat. This will allow them to fit into an envelope. 

Thanks for taking a peek!