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The King has always been the sort of writer who can release one bestseller after another. He has sold more than 350 million copies of his works.
Wouldn’t that be nice? To be able to sell that many books? To be that productive?
Well, in 2002 King temporarily gave up on writing horror novels, and wrote a little book chronicling his rise to fame and discussing exactly what he believes it takes to become a good writer. Since then, it’s become the most popular book about writing ever written, which is understandable.
On Writing is not only about the basics of writing, and something that you should approach as a craft, but also a passion. Other writing books are focused on the mechanics of the written word, while King shows you how to capture the joy of the craft.
Yes, this little book will make you want to write, not for…
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If you’ve always wanted to share your thoughts and ideas and stories with the world, then surely you’ve asked yourself this simple questions: How do I become a better writer?
Well, even though it takes years and years of practice, following these five simple steps will drastically improve your writing.
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“Don’t be a ‘writer.’ Be writing.” —William Faulkner
Ten steps to being a writer. Five rules to writing a great novel. Or seven rules. Or fifteen. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter how many rules, how many steps, how many lessons, who gives the advice, and what intentions they had behind it, because most of you don’t even see the staircase.
You want to know the truth?
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Hello friends! It’s a New Year and our next big cardmaking holiday is right around the corner. Today, I want to share a special Valentine’s card with a sentiment that expresses “You make my Heart Happy!” On this project you will see a few advantages of the new Craft Mat of Imagine.
Time: 1 hour
I am falling in love with the new craft mat, the grey color and the grid are perfect to work on any side and use it with your different mediums or inks. To create this card, I used Ruby Red Delicata Ink for the background texture and VersaFine Crimson Red to stamp the images. I took a piece of watercolor paper and over the mat I applied some touches of Delicata Ruby Red Ink and sprayed with Ink Potion No. 9, then I put the…
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The idea of sending a message in a bottle has been around since 310 B.C. The Greek philosopher Theophrastus used to plop sealed bottles in the sea to prove that the Mediterranean was formed by the inflowing Atlantic. In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I of England believed that some bottles might contain secret messages sent home by British spies or fleet. As a result, she appointed an “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles”; making it a capital crime for anyone else to open one.
Today the idea of message in a bottle is more of fun romantic notion, thanks to literature and Hollywood movies. Show some love with this heart shaped glass bottle containing a custom stamped message, on a ribbon, using StazOn ink. Embellish the bottle with StazOn Studio Glaze and other adornments.
Time: 1 Hour
Begin by selecting a heart…
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Yupo is a polypropylene medium that can take all sorts of abuse and still come out looking great. Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to use with StazOn, Memento and VersaFine Clair inks with a couple of other mediums thrown in for fun. Today’s technique is only one of many different ways to use inks on Yupo paper. Experiment, have fun and if you don’t like it simply wipe it off and start over! This is a truly forgiving medium to work with.
Time: 45minutes – 1-hour +dry time
Use a paint brush to paint a layer of rubbing alcohol onto the craft mat.
Add one drop of St. Valentine StazOn ink to the rubbing alcohol and slightly blend.
Press a piece of Yupo paper into the ink mixture and lift. Repeat…
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For today’s card, I heat embossed few flower images with white embossing powder on vellum. I used my sharp pair of scissors to cut them. To create the background I have used Versafine Clair inks which are very highly pigmented and also blend beautifully with each other. I used a jumbo dauber to add the colors. The sunset ombre looks so beautiful and then arranged the flowers on the card. To finish the card I added few splatters of the shimmer spray and a sentiment.
Time: 1 hour
• Cardstock – White, Vellum
• Powder Tool
• Heat gun
• Stamp – sentiment, flowers
Whenever you want to create interesting, bit grungy textures on a card background, I suggest you use acrylic paints for stamping! For this technique, you can use any pattern stamp you have in your stash and choose any colors to match to your main images.
Time: 1.5 hours + drying time
In this technique your Imagine craft mat will become handy: First, you use it as your palette for mixing the paints. Then you brayer the paint to a thin layer, add a hint of water should the paint be too heavy and then use the mat as your stamping pad. Simple and easy! The only thing to remember is to clean your stamp right after stamping. If the paint dries on your stamp it will be very difficult to remove. However, cleaning your craft mat you can do later…
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Create a Valentines’ day card with a mixed media feel and matching washi tape that you make yourself in a few easy steps using your Imagine Craft Mat. Add interest with inks and textures layered to create interest.
Time: 1 hour
Spray a piece of white cardstock with Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray in Lady Bug and leave to dry.
Use the direct-to-paper method and ink the remainder of the pane using Lady Bug and Lilac Posies Memento DewDrop inkpads.
Use sponge daubers with ink to create a bokeh effect to the background. First, add red inked circles using Memento Luxe in Love Letter and then add white Brilliance circles over the top and slightly off-set for a fun effect.
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I just love using Imagine products with different finishes and textures together in a mixed media card. The background of this Valentine card has shimmer from the Fireworks spray, dimension from the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, and shine like no other from the Goosebumps spray! Also, All Purpose Ink is fantastic for use on resin or clay shapes. You can paint or spray it on for really great coverage. The sparkle and shine from the embossing powder really makes the paper frame stand out!
Time: 1 hour
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Tuxedo Black
- Goosebumps – Shimmer
- Fireworks – Rose Bud
- Embossing Powder – Clear Sparkle
- VersaMark ink
- Tear it tape
- All-Purpose Ink – White, Cherry Pink
- Foam tape
- Heavy body gel
- Cardstock – kraft, pre-printed sentiments or white
- Prima Marketing – flowers, paper, embellishments
- Resin heart shape
Tsukineko inks are perfect for stamp layering! In today’s video, I’m sharing how you can layer VersaMagic and VersaFine Clair inks to create these simple yet gorgeous butterflies, and adhere them together to make a string of pop-up surprise.
Time: 30 minutes
- VersaMagic – Pixie Dust, Pink Grapefruit
- VersaFine Clair – Glamorous
- Delicata – Golden Glitz
- On Point Glue
- Cardstock – white, aqua, dark blue or color of choice
- Stampin’ Up – Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies
- Die cut machine
I am a clean and simple cardmaker who likes to focus on techniques, so the GooseBumps spray is PERFECT for my style of cardmaking! Using the spray and Versafine Clair inks together is a fast and easy way to create a fun and vibrant background for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! (Plus I added a little sparkle, because who can resist that??)
Time: 1 hour
- VersaFine Clair – Glamorous, Nocturne
- Jumbo Dauber
- Sheer Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
- On Point Glue
- Craft Mat
- Craftin Desert Divas – Nested Hearts & Flag Banner Dies
- Joy Clair Stamps – Candy Hearts Stamp Set
- Die Cutting Machine
- Fun Foam
- White Cardstock
- Acrylic Blocks
- Alcohol (For Clean Up)
Using Imagine’ s Craft Mat, I made a mirror image of the stamp as I wanted to create a background with a repetitive pattern on it. Having a stamp design with one only way to stamp, the Craft Mat kept the VersaFine Clair ink long enough to place the cardstock and capture the stamped image at the reverse direction. The same technique can be used on various materials such as fabric and wood. It could also work well on transparent sheets when you need both side stamped image.
Time: 1 hour
Mark on the craft mat an outline of the cardstock size with a pencil to use a guideline to align your stamps. For this project, a 4 x 6 cardstock cutting is used.
Stamp the birds on the Craft Mat using the Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad…
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Happy 2019 guys!!!
Hope this year brings you a lot of joy.
I know I am two weeks late. I decided to take a breather after the blogmas last year.
So here I am feeling very positive and happy, sharing my first post of 2019 with you.
Every new year begins with resolutions, some followed and some broken. This year I came across the concept of the vision board.
I asked on my instagram if anyone knew what a vision board is and the results were surprising.
Here’s the result from my instagram poll.
What is a vision board?
Vision board is a means of visualising your future, it is a representation of how your dream life would look like. It is also a great Law Of Attraction manifestation tool. To simplify, it is a board where you stick pictures which reflect your life goals, some people like to call…
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