Fancy Pants Giveaway

Hi Friends,

I have two really beautiful collections in my stash from Fancy Pants and I will be doing a giveaway with these collections during the month of February!

Details for this contest are over on Instagram .  If you don’t have an Instagram account, I apologize and wish there was another way to do this.

It recently came to my attention that there are very specific guidelines to contests and giveaways on YouTube with the Terms of Use/Service Agreement.

The YouTube agreements regarding giveaways are complicated and I do not want to post any further giveaways on that platform.  You can do a search on YouTube regarding giveaway rules to find out more about that.  I don’t want to complicate my channel, so in the future I will be sure to let you know as best I can when the giveaways are happening on Instagram.  You do not have to make a purchase to be involved in the giveaway.  This is completely free. This is merely me giving back to my fellow crafters!!

I hope that makes sense!  I honestly just want to share my stash!

I want to thank you all so much for your support on YouTube and Instagram and other platforms.  I love to interact with you all and share projects and inspiration!

Thank you so much for reading my post today!

xx Mari

Marib

 

Just Paper, Scissors, Glue & Tools

Imagine that all you have in your craft supply stash is a few pieces of paper, some adhesive and some basic tools…what can you do with that to memory keep?  This series on YouTube will address that and take you through tutorials showing you how to create with basic supplies to create simple and clean scrapbook pages.

I love creating simple layouts!  I have tried lots of different scrapbooking techniques and I seem to love them all, but I really do love a simple layout that has a clean style.  The project I am sharing today is exactly like that.

I dove into my stash and found some products I really like.  Turns out I really like all of the products in my stash…that makes sense since I bought them because I liked them!  I chose products and photos that worked together to document the memory that would be the focal point of the project.

Here are some photos of the project and a link to the video tutorial.  Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog or on the video to let me know what you think of the series and my project!

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

xxMari Clarke

Marib

Flippin’ Awesome

Hi friends, welcome back to my blog today!  I am sharing an interactive card project today that I made using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products!

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The Flippin’ Awesome dies and add-ons are so much fun to create with, as are the cute little holiday images from the stamp sets.  I have all of the details in the video below!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

 

Have an amazing day!!

XX Mari

Mr. Snowman

Sometimes a product just speaks to me…you crafters out there all know what I am talking about, am I right?  The Tim Holtz Colorize dies are just so cool and they are such great quality products.

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The Mr. Snowman dies are so adorable and with this set you can create this jolly soul!  I added Distress Oxide Ink in Pumice Stone to the edges of my white card stock pieces to define the layers, and Black Soot to the red areas.  I cut all of my colored pieces from Tim’s Kraft Card Stock Classic pad…another favorite product from Tim Holtz!

The trees are cut from the Woodlands dies from Tim Holtz as well.  I think the partnership between Sizzix and Tim Holtz is pure genius.  I can’t wait to create more projects using the Colorize series!

Here is a link to the video for all of the details for this project:

 

Have a wonderful day!

XX Mari

Super Cat

Hi friends!  I am a big fan of MFT Stamps…any other fans in the house?  The images they design and the creativity are just off the charts.  I love the new release they just had for September…can’t wait for those goodies to show up at my door.

Today I have a project to share using the Super Cat stamp and die set.  I also used the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide spray to add color to my City Block die and background on some Canson watercolor paper.

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The Super Cat is colored with Faber Castell Polychromos!  I love these colored pencils; they blend beautifully on the Bristol Smooth card stock.  I have all of the details for this project up on YouTube.  Here is the link!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have an amazing day!

xxMari

 

So Blessed | Mari Clarke Creations

Hi friends!  I cannot believe we are already at August 26th!  Where has the summer gone?  As the days get shorter and cooler, I have been spending more time in my makerspace!  That’s the bonus of the cooler days…more time to get creative!

I have a new project to share today using some Felicity Jane Studio products.  If you are new to memory keeping, this company creates their own unique products.  Everything is exclusive and they definitely have a signature look.  I have always loved the kits and treat myself to one when I feel it’s in my budget.  The Denise kit was the June kit.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed it! This photo is from the Felicity Jane website.Denise

I wanted to create a layout with one of Bailey’s wedding photos.  This photo is one of my favourites.

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How cute is this!  The layout I created is clean and simple, like many of the wedding layouts I have already created.

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Everything on the layout is from Denise except the black puffy alphas (from the Megan kit).  I used some very sublte texture paste through a script stencil for some soft detail.  Here is the process video where I explain how I created this project!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you have an amazing day and week!

xxMari

Time to Ring the Thesis Gong!

Hi Friends, it feels good to be writing a blog post after a super long hiatus from posting crafty projects!  This particular post is especially meaningful because the layout I did is celebrating a huge milestone for our son.  He completed his thesis for his Master’s of Applied Science this month!!  Such a huge accomplishment!

He moved to another province 3000 km from home two years ago; this move was a huge sacrifice and over the two years he has had to overcome some huge obstacles.  The fact that he was able to do this extremely challenging program and complete it along with the personal challenges he faced is a testament to what an amazing guy he is.  We are so proud of him!  He is an exceptionally good human and he has shown so much resilience.  We are so gratelful to have him move closer very soon and be able to help support him as he moves forward with this next season of life.  So much gratitude for this young man!

The layout shows him ringing the thesis gong, as he had the document printed!  Love these photos which are screenshots of a very short video he sent me to humor my desire to capture this moment in time and document this story!

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I used the Pink Fresh Studio “Office Hours” collection for this layout as well as the Visible Image “Elementals” stamp set.  I have a process video explaining the steps for creating this layout over on my YouTube channel:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have an amazing day!

xx Mari

Jordan and Me!

I really loved Bailey’s wedding day so much!  We just took the day in and loved every minute of it!  There were so many special moments!  I love the photo of Jordan and I walking in to the ceremony; this boy is just such a good human.  I wanted to document this special moment in a day full of love!

My layout was created using Vicki Boutin mixed media and Field Notes.  Her products are just so lovely!

I love the mixed media crayons and the fun looks that can be achieved with them!  I hope you get a chance to check out my video.  Here is the link:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xxMari

“The One With a Friend”~Kindred Stamps

 

Hey friends, welcome to my blog today!  Hope you are all doing well and finding some time to get crafty these days!

I love a stamp set with cute images for scene making; Kindred Stamps have so many great sets for this! “The One With a Friend” is just so much fun and I really loved creating this fun little card with it.

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I recorded the entire process for this card; if you would like to know all of the fun details, here is the link!

 

Thank you for stopping by my channel today!  Have an amazing day!

xxMari

Kindred Stamps November Release: Stay Wild

It’s so exciting to be a part of this release for Kindred Stamps!!  The release is full of good stuff and I cannot wait to see the excitement around it!  The Stay Wild set is absolutely adorable!  I had so much fun creating this scene card with the sweet little bunny and fox images!

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I stamped the characters and the palm tree (MFT Tiki Party) in Copic friendly ink and then masked them off.  Then I added the grassy area and sky/clouds using some MFT stencils and Distress Oxide Inks.  I removed the masks and colored my images with Copic markers.  I really love how this turned out.  I can’t wait to create more fun cards with products from this fresh and fun company!

Here is a link to the process video over on YouTube:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by my channel today!  I really appreciate it!  Have an amazing weekend, friends!

xxMari