Ink and Drag Technique

Hi Beauty~

I hope you re having a wonderful day!  I have had a busy week, but I had to take time to show you this ink and drag technique.

It literally is a gift card/credit card type card that is placed on an ink pad and dragged across the paper.  I found this technique while looking into bible journaling.  I tried it on my planner and I felt it turned out just beautiful. 
Then I wanted to try it as a quick and easy card. 

It worked so well, that I had to share it via a card swap with all my Stamping WeStamp group (we do a monthly swap).  So I quickly made 11 cards and I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was to make this greeting card.  So I decided to a show and tell video to show you exactly how fast it is to make a handmade card.

Wasn't that fast and easy?  If you decide to try this technique, please share it with me via Instagram @JeanPiersanti or #BeautyandtheStamper

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/stampinupgirl
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DIY Apothecary Jars for only $2.00

Hi Beauties~

I am having so much fun making these Do It Yourself Apothecary Jars.  I use just two items from the Dollar tree and some paint and glue that I have on hand.  I am totally loving the look.  I will continue to look for different style jars to see what other designs I can make, but for now  Here is the first one I made so far.

Isn't that fun looking?  Imagine having many of them with either different items in them or maybe even painted a different color.  They would make cute DIY Gift Ideas with items that the receiver would like. The ideas are endless.  Of course, you won't believe how quick and easy it is to make.  Here is a video showing you how I did it.

The longest part of making this was only waiting for the paint to dry.  If you try to make one of these yourself.  Please let me know by tagging #BeautyandtheStamper on Instagram.  I love to see all the things you all make.

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/stampinupgirl

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Shabby Chic? Mixed Media? What is the name of this technique???

Hi Beauties~

If you follow me on Instagram or YouTube, you would have already seen this super cute card with these fun Sizzix Bird Stamps from Tim Holtz.  I have been enjoying coloring these little guys with my new alcohol inks.  I love just creating a hodge podge card (so I call it, although I am sure it probably has a technique type name that I am not aware of, maybe mixed media).  I called it shabby Chic. Any way, enough tinkering with the keys, let's see the card!!!

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Isn't that such a cute little bird.  He has so much character.  If you are interesting in seeing how I made this card, please check out this video.

Well, as you can tell, I had a fun time making this card. I tried to use a lot of items that I have bought from various places.  I hope you enjoyed the card as well.  As always, thank you so much for your support and visiting any and all of my social media sites!!!  You are the very best!!!

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/stampinupgirl

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A Few of My Favorite Things - on Amazon, of course!

Hi Beauty~

I hope you are having a wonderful day!  I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite products that I often use throughout my day.  Whether it be crafting with my Amazapens, decorating my Planner, Having a Snack or asking Alexa what the weather is like today.  I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear about your favorite things!!!


So, that's just a few of my favorite items.  I love to shop on Amazon and am so happy to be able to share in their success.  Are any of the above one or more of your favorite things? Of course, I am a fan of saving money and letting you in on the great deals as well, such as clearance deals and more.  So here is the link for Outlet Shopping on Amazon! 

Here's to hoping you have as much fun shopping as I do!

Make it a successful day Beauties!!!

~ Jean Piersanti
My YouTube Channel

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Loving my new Cricut Explore Air 2 - Tips & Techniques

Hi Beauties~

As you may know, if you watch my YouTube Channel, I recently received a brand new Cricut Explore Air 2 for my birthday.  I have had so much fun making projects and learning different tips and techniques.  I wanted to pass these on to you.  I have learned how to write with the Cricut.

Wasn't that cool?  I have also learned that you can use Dollar Tree Pens in the Cricut as well.  And the write pretty darn good.  What a money saver!

I have also found that Cricut has some pretty decent deals if you purchase items online.  I have found this deals on my share a sale site.  Cricut Explore Air Clearance Deals Also, you can use the code LOVESHIP for Free Shipping in January at Cricut.com

Happy Stampin' Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
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