More Fun with the eBrush!

This Wednesday is Craft Day at HSN and I will be there in the background with Lisa Bearnson to help with her shows. If you’d like to tune in here are Lisa’s showtimes.

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Last month Lisa debuted the Craftwell eBrush Airbrush machine on HSN. Thanks to all of you it sold out! But it will be back again this Wednesday. If you didn’t catch it the first time and would like to see what it’s all about be sure to tune in! I’ve shared a few of my projects with you HERE and HERE using the eBrush machine. Here are some more things I created.

First, a few paper projects.


I created the sunset background for this card by using scraps of paper as masks. First, I cut a wavy border and sprayed tan along the bottom for the sand. I flipped the wavy strip over to cover the sand and then sprayed the top left corner of the card with yellow. Next, I used a punch circle as a mask for the sun by placing it over the yellow mist I just put down. Then, I used orange, pink and purple sprayed in concentric circles out from the sun mask, softly blending the colors into one another (I hope I’m making sense here). It was so much fun to do! Everything else on this card was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine with black glitter cardstock. Then, I finished it all off with a few metal flower embellishments from a past Basic Grey collection.



On this page, I used the eBrush to mist each of the hearts, giving them a dimensional look by holding the eBrush closer to the hearts along the edges.




I also used the eBrush to dress up the word “EYES” in the title and the hearts in the middle of the glasses.




Next up is a bunch of fabric projects! And no, the permanent markers I used to spray do not wash out. The eBrush comes with 6 different adaptors for popular markers you have in your stash. For the ones that didn’t fit exactly, I just used a bit of masking tape or washi tape around the barrel of the pen to make it fit. Hehe! (Hint, Hint: You can buy an AWESOME set of knock-off Sharpie pens in 24 colors for $12 at Walgreens … PERFECT for projects like these!)

Here are some fun projects I created for babies … onesies and bibs! Awwww! So cute!







I found this butterfly clip made out of feathers at Michaels’ and had fun spraying it up with the eBrush.


Look how cute it looks pinned to this little canvas bag (striped sprayed with the eBrush).


Here is another mini canvas bag that I turned into  a gift for teacher.


Speaking of gifts, here are a couple of fun gift packaging ideas.


I sprayed a plain white gift bag in a variegated rainbow. Then I cut out the flower and butterflies using my Silhouette Cameo machine. The center of the flower looks more realistic with a spray of yellow in the flower center.




Here is another paper flower.




I used the eBrush to create an ombre effect on the sides of this gift box, and then sprayed the edges of my paper flower (created with the Silhouette Cameo machine).




How about some home decor projects?




This project was inspired by THIS beautifully airbrushed cake that I found through Pinterest. I can’t wait to set this on my table in my entry way this Christmas!



One of the coolest things you can do with the eBrush machine is to use food safe marker pens! Again, depending on the brand you buy, you may have to tape up the barrel of the pen to get it to fit snug in one of the adaptors, but the Wilton pens fit great in the Sharpie attachment (if I’m remembering correctly). Here are some fun food items (smooth surfaces work best) I made with the food color pens! Now, I am not a food crafter, but I can know I will definitely be using this machine once in awhile for birthdays, etc. So FUN!


I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the mask for this flower using THIS design from the Silhouette Cameo store. I simply hid the sections for each color so I could spray the leaves by them selves, the flower, and then the entire flower (so I could cover it and do the blue background).





A simple heart on a cupcake for Valentine’s Day.


Or use your Silhouette Cameo machine to trace a logo or custom image. I used light blue for the entire logo and then gave the appearance of a darker blue around the edges, by misting the edges with a purple food marker.



You can even add color to the white writing of a premade cake from the bakery.



These cupcakes get a rainbow effect. The HSN letters a sprayed onto Necco candy wafers. using a letter mask created on my Cameo machine.




Here is the same idea using Valentine colors of pink and red. Again, the hearts were sprayed onto Necco Candy Wafers using the negative shape of a heart cut in cardstock as a mask (punches are perfectly sized for this).




I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can make using the NEW eBrush from Craftwell. Be sure to watch Lisa on HSN this Wednesday for a live demonstration of this fun machine!


Emboss Resist with the eBrush

Last week I traveled to Florida with Lisa Bearnson for the launch of the NEW eBrush airbrush machine by Craftwell. The show went fantastic! And everything sold out. But don’t worry, for those of you who are still looking into one for yourself, there is more stock coming. Yay! (Be sure to tune into HSN on June 11th!)

This machine is so much fun to use! I will be sharing the projects I created over the next little while, but today I wanted to share with you a project and tutorial that went up today on the HSN Blog.


For this page, I used clear embossing powder along with the eBrush to create the variegated pattern in the top left quadrant of this page. This technique is a lot of fun to do, and is actually quite simple. For full step-by-step photos be sure to stop by Lisa’s HSN Blog Post HERE.




Aren’t these cute papers and embellishments?! All of them are included in the Well-Versed Papercrafting Kit available at HSN … and guess what?! It’s even on sale right now. I love all of the papers, die cuts, chipboard pieces, and felt accents that are included in this kit. A lot of the pieces layer on top of each other to allow you to achieve a layered look, OR you can use them separately if you desire.





I had so much fun with this technique, that I decided to give it a go on a card.



The phrase on this card is also from the Well-Versed Papercrafting Kit. Sequins are a mix between Hazel & Ruby and Pebbles Inc. The green letter stickers are by Echo Park Paper, and the arrow stickers are by Freckled Fawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Creating a Mini Envelope Background

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I am up on the BasicGrey blog with a fun technique using the amazing new Mon Ami collection. While helping my girls to stuff envelopes for their schoolmates for Valentine’s Day I started thinking it would be fun to create a page background full of lots of colorful mini envelopes. I pulled out the 6×6 paper pad and created my own envelopes. Stop by the BasicGrey blog today for full instructions and a diagram to help you with the scoring/folding measurements.








Filling the envelopes was so much fun! I used cornstarch on the back of the stickers to take away the stick so that I could arrange and play with them before tacking them into their final spots.




Thanks for coming by!


Creative Spaces Volume 2 Giveaway!

It’s that time of year where we pull down the holiday decorations and think to ourselves, “This place needs some organizing and decluttering!” I’m willing to bet that you’ve thought about cleaning out your scrap space, as well. I know I have! (Check out the bottom of this post to see my latest organization project.)

Creating Keepsakes magazine has read our minds again! Today marks the day that Creative Spaces Volume 2 is available! YAY! Now you will have all kinds of ideas at your fingertips to inspire you as you plan out your renewed space. Even better, Creating Keepsakes has allowed me the pleasure of giving away a copy to one of my readers! All you need to do is comment on this post by Sunday, January 13th, 2013. I will announce the randomly selected winner next Monday, January 14th. Or purchase your own copy NOW at the Creating Keepsakes website HERE. Take a SNEAK PEEK look at the issue by CLICKING HERE.


There are lots of opportunities to win this new issue. Be sure to check out the Creating Keepsakes Blog for more information.

Did you know that my scrapbook space was featured in Creative Spaces Volume 1? It was such an honor! If you want even more ideas, be sure to pick up Creative Spaces Volume 1 while you’re shopping for Volume 2!


Along with everyone else I have been doing a little bit of organizing in my own creative space. Here is a look at my latest organization project.

Over the years, I have acquired a growing collection of embossing folders. I LOVE them! I have them all organized alphabetically in boxes, but it is quite cumbersome to flip through them to remind myself what patterns I have. Soooo …. I decided to create a reference book for myself. I purchased baseball card sheet protectors and a standard binder.


Next, I used my computer to create 2.5″ x 3.5″ cards with the names of each of my folders on them. I included the company, folder name, and size of the folder. Then I embossed each of the cards with the corresponding folder.


I LOVE my book! Having each card in it’s own slot allows me to see the front AND back of the pattern easily. I can group similar patterns together for easy comparison, and I can pull out the sample cards and hold them up to my project to see which pattern will work best. It’s been a great system. I hope you’ll give it a try! Here is a peak at a few more pages of my book.



Happy Scrapping!