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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday Challenge #10 Winner




It's time to announce the winner for the Friday Challenge #10! 
This challenge ran 2 weeks to allow extra time for those celebrating Easter. We had 26 fabulous entries! If you aren't familiar with our Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in . . .

This Facebook group challenge runs every week, Friday to Friday. There will be at least 2 theme options and suggested projects to help give you some direction. Simply create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit it. Creative juices flowing and you can't pick a favorite to submit? No worries, we allow multiple entries; the limit will be listed each week as well. 

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of our project, products used, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner to be announced on Monday.

On to this weeks winner, # 23 of 26 entries featuring Purple or Butterfly!   
Congratulations, Diann Gaines!



Diann submitted several beautiful entries for Friday Challenge #10. Entry #23 was a lovely Victorian Paris inspired wall hanging on a chipboard base. It was created in a lavender color palette with beautiful foiled paper layered with lace and rose clusters accented with glitter around a painting inspired focal point. Tiny flower trim at the base and a satin ribbon hanger complete the victorian feel of this piece. Tres Bien! Chest Magnifique Diann! 


Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the next challenge!
#11 Theme ~ Red or Flower(s) 
Suggested Project ~ Anything Goes! 

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Friday, April 21, 2017

Distress Ink & Salt Technique



Hello!!!

As some of you may know, I do YouTube live streams on Thursdays from 6 PM to 7 PM CST, and on Sundays from 2 PM to 3 PM CST. You can also catch my 5 minute card video on Wednesdays. I'd love to have you come by and hang out with me while I create!

Last week I shared with my viewers how to get this lovely texture for projects using ink, water and salt. You can use pretty much any kind of salt. In my Live Stream I used Epsom Salt, but you can use sea salt, table salt, whatever you have on hand.

Okay folks! Grab your paper, inks, a paintbrush, some water, and you guessed it... Salt! Remember, you don't have to have the most expensive materials. Just pull out what you have and experiment. Get those creative juices flowing. Who knows, you may come up with the next great technique!

Here is a sample of this stunning technique used on a card.



If you'd like to watch the live stream recording, (and maybe folow along) simply click the play button below!


I can't wait to see you next video!

Jen






Monday, April 17, 2017

Thursday Live Stream Winner and Announcement

Hello Koala T peeps!

We have a winner for the YouTube live stream this week!

Every Thursday, I choose a random winner from my viewers to receive the project that I make during the stream. 

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, this is my last one. 

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have stopped in to encourage me and spend time with me while I create.

Congratulations!!!


This week's winner is lucky number 7, Michelle Calvert, who will be receiving this image that was colored during the live stream.


Thank you for being a part of my crafty fun!

Jen


Freebie Friday Challenge #11



It's time for another Freebie Friday Challenge!

This week, as we start to see beautiful flowers in bloom, we'd like to see you do something with the flowers and/or the color red.

As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the printables posted during the week. This isn't a requirement though, as we know that not everyone has access to a printer. If this is the case for you, but you still want to participate, we'd love to see what you create! Just make something using whatever you have in your crafty stash, as long as it stays within the guidelines for this week's theme.




Once you've finished your project, simple upload it to the album for this weeks challenge. Remember! We'd love to hear about what materials and techniques you used to create your entry, so please add a short excerpt when you upload your image. After this is done, challenge lead Michelle Calvert will comment on your image with a number. This number will represent your image in the random.org drawing for the winner.

As always, you must be a member of the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter into the challenge.

The deadline for entering this challenge is Friday, April 28th at midnight.


The winner will be announced the following weekend.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the challenge!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Make a Garden with Bloobel!

Hello Koala T Peeps
and
Bloobel Progressive Junkies!!

This month is 
"Make a Garden"

You get to choose your flower(s) for your garden and purchase any at a discount if you're in the progressive stream

Above you saw my creation
using multi-media. We mixed alcohol ink
markers (Spectrum Noirs), wax based regular colored pencils (CraZArt from Walmart) and water coloring with Tim Holtz Broken China.


I do a monthly series showing you how to color Lisa's images. In the banner above you can see the upcoming dates through June. 

Here is the video if you missed it!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
I'll see you there!

"I can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo Jen 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Docraft Watercolor Safari!

Hey Crafters! 

Do you enjoy water coloring?! Have you tried all the fabulous ways 
that you can enjoy this wonderful pastime? 

*Inktense watercolor pencils
*Watercolor paint sets
*Water color inks

*Watercolor Markers!*

I've been on safari, hunting down the elusive "BEST" watercolor marker set!
This is one of the species I've found to try out, the are:

Docraft Artiste Watercolor Markers
Shhh! Don't scare em'!

36 colors included / but not named
Here are the animals!
Colorful fellows aren't they?!

Along with the safari, I also tried them out for a ride! Here's how it went!

This is "Peek a Boo Lulu"! If you're wanting
her, she's in the Bloobel.com shop! 

There is also the video of this expedition, 
and I hope you'll drive on over and check it out!


Stop by my channel and check 
out some of the other animals I've got!

"Jen Evers" on Youtube
I can't wait to see you on the next exploration!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Freebie Friday Challenge #10


Yay! It's time for Freebie Friday Challenge #10!

It's that time of year again folks. The flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the butterflies are fluttering all around. 

For this weeks challenge, we'd like to see what you can do with the color purple and/or butterflies. Suggested projects are cards and tags, but you aren't limited to that! Create whatever you'd like, as long as it stays within the theme for the week. As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the freebies provided during the week, but you aren't required to do so. We understand that some of you may not have access to a printer, so go ahead and create a project using what you have in your stash.

Once you've created your masterpiece, simply upload it to the album for this week's challenge over at Koala T Crafts. We'd also like to hear about your project when you upload it. Just enter a short description in the comment section of the upload. Tell us about how you made it, and any cool techniques you created with.

Remember, you must be a member of the group Koala T Crafts on Facebook to enter into challenges and events!

After your image is submitted in the album, challenge lead, Michelle Calvert, will comment on your image with a number. This number will be used to represent your project in a random.org drawing.

The deadline to enter this challenge is Friday, April 21st, at midnight.

The winner will be announced the following weekend.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter your amazing projects!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen


Freebie Friday Challenge #9 Winner!!!



It's time to announce the winner for the Freebie Friday Challenge #9!

If you aren't familiar with our Freebie Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in...

This challenge runs every week. We encourage everyone to use one of the amazing freebies posted in the group during the week to create and submit a project. We understand that not everyone has a printer, so if you can't print the freebies, don't worry! You can't still enter. Just create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit that.

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of what items used in the project, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner.

So! On to this weeks winner!!!


Congratulations, Anthony Macalusco!!!


Anthony created this beautiful Easter themed A2 card by layering patterned paper, solid colored embossed paper, and a design he created using a stencil with the Nuvo embellishment mousse. He didn't stop there! He added additional texture and interest  with some baker's twine and bling, along with a  sentiment that is raised using foam tape.

Great job, Anthony!

Head on over and get in on the next Freebie Friday Challenge! Look out for the blog post for this challenge for more details.

Jen




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge


This challenge looks like so much stinking fun! I mean, how can you not have fun with these adorable digital stamps and coloring pages from Bloobel!

So, here's a bit of information on how to get in on the fun...

The theme for this challenge is "Flower Garden."


Head over to Bloobel.com and grab one of the digital images from the "Flower Garden" collection and create a pretty flower garden, either on a card, a journal, a tag... Whatever you'd like!

If you don't have one of these digi's, head over to the Bloobel website by clicking here
Oh! Check this out! If you purchase the stamp before April 10th, use the discount code FLOWERGARDEN50 to get a 50% discount on items in this collection!


There are a few different ways that you can enter...
You can choose to use only one of these methods, or go crazy and do them all! 

Add your image to this album over on the Bloobel Stamps Facebook Group...

You can add your image to this group board on Pinterest
(Please follow Bloobel Stamps on Pinterest and send her your pinterest email if you'd like for her to invite you as a collaborator.)...


You can use this hashtag when posting to Instagram: #BloobelProgressiveApril2017...


You can also post it on your own blog! Just post the image on your blog and link it using the inlinkz on the Bloobel.com Blog.

--- ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED BY THE END OF APRIL 2017 ---

March Progressive Challenge Winner!!!



If you have any questions regarding this challenge, please contact Lisa Bloobel through the contact form at Bloobel.com.

I can't wait to see all the beautiful Flower Garden creations!

Jen