Where have all the good pens gone?

Where have all the good pens gone?

Hello Folks,

Today I am back, and this time I am on a supply hunt. I am on the hunt for the perfect white pen to use in my art journals. Yes, the elusive mission of trying to find a good white pen that will work over medium and on dark journal pages. This post and hunt was prompted by a recent trip to Hobby Lobby in which I purchased some Gelly Roll pens, and some Ranger Letter It pens in the hopes of finding a good white art journaling pen. The funny part about that one that you see in my video is that I didn’t realize the “Letter It” pens were embossing pens. They were black with white caps, and my brain read “white pen.” So lesson learned. That just means though I’ll have to do a tutorial now comparing the Letter It embossing pens to the Versamark embossing pens. Oh darn!

In my testing and review I ended up comparing the Gelly Roll 08 by Sakura, The Dylusions Paint Pen in White linen and Two (2) white posca paint markers in a 3m and 5m size.  I tried all these pens on a Dylusions journal page that had been painted black, a piece of black cardstock, a black Dylusions art journal tag that I had used distressed oxides on and the black Dylusions’s journal.

You can see the results live in my video here: Hunting for the best white art journaling pen

Below are the photo results of the testing:

 

Order of testing was: Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, 5m White Posca Paint Marker, 3m White Posca Paint Marker, Letter It pen then the Gelly Roll pen.

Order of testing was: Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, 5m White Posca Paint Marker, 3m White Posca Paint Marker,and then the Gelly Roll pen.

On the tag the dashes running down the right side and the circles are the Gelly Roll pen, the dashes across the top and flowers around the hole are the Dylusions White Linen paint pen, the lower part of the tag top zigzag is the 3m Posca White Paint Marker, and below that is the 5m Posca White Paint Marker.

From outer ring in was the Gelly Roll Pen, The Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen, The 5m Posca White Paint Marker and lastly the 3M Posca White Paint Marker.

 

So my final opinion based on testing is that the Gelly Roll was really good I will be using that a lot. The Dylusions White Linen Paint Pen is always lovely when my patience allows it to work properly and the posca pens were okay, they tended to fade.

I hope this little review is helpful and gave you some ideas of what to and maybe not to buy if you were thinking about it. These could all act differently with other mediums under them. Part of the joy of journaling is exploring right!

Thanks for stopping by and happy journaling!

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As always listed below are the list of supplies I used to create this page. Some are affiliate links, some are not. Any items bought thru the
affiliate links help support my Youtube channel and blog. I am not paid to promote these items, these are items I grab and use anyway,
so it’s just a little-added bonus that allows me to create and share with you.

Affiliate Links:

Dylusions Paint Pens (White Linen)
http://bit.ly/2p241GZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2OaBoCs (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NCqtEw (Joggles)

Posca White Paint Pen (3m)
http://bit.ly/2QmIB3O (Joggles)

Posca White Paint Pen (5m.1)
http://bit.ly/2x1Waho (Joggles)

Dylusions Black Creative Journal
http://bit.ly/2w126FT (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nwypIU (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KLPfNg (Joggles)

Dylusions Black Journaling Tag #12
http://bit.ly/2QmJuta (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2x9TGNc (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2O878Z3 (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:

Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
http://bit.ly/2Qi6OZ8 (Jetpens.com)

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August 2018 Ranger Ink Mystery Box Unboxing!!!

August 2018 Ranger Ink Mystery Box Unboxing!!!

Happy Wednesday folks!

It’s that time again. I saw a late night post releasing the August Mystery Box by Ranger Ink and I jumped at the chance to have it again. What a great treat to come home to in the middle of a hectic week. I couldn’t wait to open it and I was not disappointed. Lots of great craft supplies to use this coming fall and holiday season. Check it out below and I hope you can snag one next month too!!!

Here is the video: Ranger Ink August Mystery Box Unboxing

Here are some goodie photos:

 

Here is my affiliate link to the Ranger site Ranger Ink Industries In case you want to go shopping (It helps support my website and Youtube channel, just a fun bonus to playing with supplies I already love! 🙂 )

Items in August Box:

Dylusions Large Cobweb Border Stamp/Stencil Combo

Dylusions Dear Santa Clear Stamps

Ranger Black Cardstock 10 sheets 8 1/2 x 11

Distress Stain in Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass

Stickles in Purple and Gunsmoke

Clear Fabric Medium

Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Copper and Biscotti

Stickles glitter glue in Silver and Gold

Stickles Dry Fine Glitter in Thistle and Platinum

Ranger, Liquid pearls in lime green

Thanks for stopping by I hope you snag one next month! If you do tag me would love to see what you get and what you do with it.

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Stampfest 2018-Tim Holtz!- Craft Haul

Stampfest 2018-Tim Holtz!- Craft Haul

Wow, well what a weekend that was. This past weekend I got to go to Stampfest 2018 in Kissimmee Fl and I had so much fun. It took my hubby and me, about an hour to get there so we arrived just a few minutes after they opened which was perfect timing. It was held at a hotel in one of their conference center/ballroom type rooms. There were 25 or 26 vendors and Stampers Anonymous was there and the wonderful Tim Holtz was demoing. I was lucky enough to be there early and get a photo with him before he started demoing for the show. Let me tell you if you get a chance to go see Tim Holtz in person, take a class, go to a demo, do it. He is so funny and has such a great personality, so much fun! I will definitely be looking to see what classes he has coming up this year or next. We ended up spending about three hours at the show before it started to get a bit too crowded and booth lines got long, but I still got a great stamp haul. After the show, we puttered around Orlando a bit, went to lunch and Ikea, then headed home. Overall it was a great, overwhelming fun weekend and I can’t wait to do it again.

You can see the full VLOG about it on my youtube channel here: https://youtu.be/x3xBP16D3DU

I will also include some shots of the day for your here and some of the goodies I got. A full list of items purchased is at the bottom and there is a lot! Enjoy!

 

Stampfest 2018 Tim Holtz demo

 

Stampfest 2018 Tim Holtz demo

 

Stampfest 2018 Tim Holtz demo

 

Stampfest 2018 Tim Holtz demo

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth

 

Stampfest 2018 Stampers Anonymous Booth Tim Holtz Stamps

 

Technique Junkies Stamps

 

Technique Junkies Stamps

 

 

Sparkle and Sprinkle Booth

 

Sparkle and Sprinkle Booth

 

Sparkle and Sprinkle Booth

 

 

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

Wonderstrumpet Stencils

Below is the list of supplies I bought:

Some items are affiliate links and any purchases made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Dylusions Paints:

Pure Sunshine

http://bit.ly/RangerPureSunshine (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyPureSunshine (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/JogglesPureSunshine (Joggles)

Cherry Pie

http://bit.ly/RangerInkCherryPiePaint (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyDylusionsCherryPiePaint (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/JogglesCherryPiePaint (Joggles)

Chopped Pesto

http://bit.ly/RangerInkChoppedPesto (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyChoppedPesto (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/JogglesChoppedPesto (Joggles)

Laid Back Lilac

http://bit.ly/RangerinkLaidbackLilac (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyLaidbackLilac (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/JogglesLaidbackLilac (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Tool Set (Alcohol Ink Brushes and Spritzer)

http://bit.ly/RangerInkAlcoholInkToolSet (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyTimHoltzAlcoholInkToolSet (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/JogglesTimHoltzAlcoholInkToolSet (Joggles)

TIM HOLTZ® STAMPERS ANONYMOUS - LAYERING STENCILS - ROSES

http://bit.ly/RangerInkTimHoltzLayeringStencilRoses (Ranger Ink)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyTimHoltzLayeringStencilRoses (Blitsy)

Tim Holtz- Cling Mount Stamp- Monstrous CMS307

http://bit.ly/2tXHLB5 (RangerInk)

http://bit.ly/2z9vYF2 (Stampers Anonymous- NON-AFFILIATE LINK)

 

Tim Holtz- Cling Mount Stamp- Theories CMS329

http://bit.ly/BlitsyTimHoltzTheoriesClingStamp (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/2KO0y8w (Stampers Anonymous- NON-AFFILIATE LINK)

Tim Holtz- Cling Mount Stamp- Entomology (CMS328)

http://bit.ly/BitsyTimHoltzEntomologyStamp (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/2KNh3EP (Stampers Anonymous- NON-AFFILIATE LINK)

Dylusions – Star Struck (DYR62318)

http://bit.ly/BlitsyDylusionsStarStruckStamp (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/2MQOgNb (Stampers Anonymous- NON-AFFILIATE LINK)

 

Non-Affiliate Links:

Tim Holtz- Classics #6 SCF006 Stamp (Paper Borders)

http://bit.ly/2u3H2h2 (Stampers Anonymous)

Technique Junkies Stamps (http://techniquejunkies.com/)

#P020 WASTED: http://techniquejunkies.com/wasted/

#SD713 ROSE DOODLES: http://techniquejunkies.com/rose-doodles/

#SSD842 I’M FLUFFY http://techniquejunkies.com/im-fluffy/

#SD853 SOUL OF A GYPSY http://techniquejunkies.com/soul-of-a-gypsy/

#SD732 CHRISTMAS MUG SHOT http://techniquejunkies.com/christmas-mug-shot/

#PD003 HOT ROD http://techniquejunkies.com/pd003-hot-rod/

#S711 STENCIL RING http://techniquejunkies.com/stencil-rings/

#SD738 FLUFF YOUR TUTU http://techniquejunkies.com/fluff-your-tutu/

EMBOSSING POWDERS FROM SPARKLE AND SPRINKLES (http://www.sparklensprinkle.net)

Peacock https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-peacock-opaque-ep301

Oriental Fire https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-oriental-fire-ep195

Mediterranean Star https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-mediterranean-star-detail-tuscany-ep429

Indian Spark https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-indian-spark-ep273

Gilded Ivory https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-gilded-ivory-ep267

Purple Spark https://sparklensprinkle.net/products/embossing-powder-purple-spark-ep196

 STENCILS FROM WONDERSTRUMPET STENCILS (http://strumpetstencils.etsy.com)

“eye see you” stencils 6” x 6” & 12” x 12” : https://www.etsy.com/listing/583786824/eye-see-you-stencil?ref=shop_home_active_1

“Spirit Board” stencils 6” x6” & 12” x 12” : https://www.etsy.com/listing/492572021/halloween-stencil-series-spirit-board?ref=shop_home_active_4

“Freaky Eyes Pattern” stencils 6” x 6” & 12” x 12”: https://www.etsy.com/listing/553629697/freaky-eyes-pattern-stencil?ref=shop_home_active_3

“Skull Swoop Stencil” https://www.etsy.com/listing/524473265/skull-swoop-stencil?ga_search_query=skulls&ref=shop_items_search_3

 

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My First Vlog

Hi Guys,

I am super excited to have tried my hand at my very first mini vlog. I filmed this on my day out last Sunday with my hubby, when I went to my favorite craft store because they were having a semi-annual clearance sale. I got a few goodies. So please check it out and let me know what you think. I plan to do another one to post for next week from Stampfest I am going to tomorrow in Kissimmee, where Tim Holtz will be demoing at the stampers anonymous booth.  Happy Friday!!!

Mini Vlog on youtube: https://youtu.be/Q9n3PpP0zSI

 

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Mystery Box- What fun!

Mystery Box- What fun!

Good Morning,

Earlier this week I saw a post from Ranger Ink Industries on social media saying to “stay tuned” for something. So I waited, and then I saw on facebook a post that they were doing a June Mystery Box. For 19.99 plus shipping you could get a box of Ranger products that were being discontinued. So I jumped at the chance, I thought it would be a great way to get some new supplies and a fun video to share. It arrived on Friday. Perfect timing right TGIF! and what a great haul. I’ll post below my unboxing video and a list of the items I received in case you see something you love maybe you can get it before it’s gone!

Here is the video: Ranger Ink June Mystery Box

Here are some goodie photos:

 

 

Here is my affiliate link to the Ranger site Ranger Ink Industries In case you want to go shopping (It helps support my website and Youtube channel, just a fun bonus to playing with supplies I already love! 🙂 )

Items in June’s Box:

Stickles Gillter Glue 3 pack (blue, white & pink)

Stickles Gillter Glue “Ice” Teal

Stickles Glitter Glue “Ice” Gold

Enamel Accents in “Wild Orchid, Glacier White & Electric Lime”

Ranger “Perfect Pearls Mists” in “Perfect Peral” and “Turquoise”

Tim Holtz Distress Stickles “Clear Rock Candy”

Distress Glitter in “Mowed Lawn” and “Spiced Marmalade”

Dylusions Clear Stamps “Clearly Quote” DYB40880

Dylusions Clear Stamps “Clearly Borders” DYB40873

Dylusions Journaling Tags Size 10 “Craft”

Ranger Black Cardstock 10 sheets 8 1/2 x 11

Thanks for stopping by I hope you snag one next month! If you do tag me would love to see what you get and what you do with it.

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Distress Oxide Circle “Kitty Love” Art Journal Page

Distress Oxide Circle “Kitty Love” Art Journal Page

Hello lovely folks,
This past weekend I went to visit my parents which meant I got to stop into my favorite local craft store in Palm Coast. I stocked up with a new Dylusions journal, new stamps, new stencils, some new distress oxides and replenished a few staples like my Distress Resist Spray. From that fun weekend, haul sprang my page for this week. I found an adorable cat stamp, and you’ll know how I love my kitties that I just had to use.

This was done in my 6″ round journal I made with watercolor paper. I used Distress Oxides for the background and a Tim Holtz life quote to finish it off.

You can watch my process video on my Youtube channel: Kitty Love

Here are some photos of the page for your enjoyment:

Happy Journaling!

This section showcases thru my affiliate links some of the items I used in this projects All proceeds earned when you click thru my link to their website go back into helping me maintin my blog and Youtube channel. Thank you for your support so I can share more fun crafting projects with you.

Find these items on Blitsy:

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