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10 Blogs You Need To See

May 25, 2017

Hey, thanks for coming by today.  I’ve put together a list of some wonderful blogs you should check out.  Each one is amazing, and they all have a passion for sharing what they know.  I know there are plenty more blogs out there, but these are ones I follow, and each has plenty of simple tutorials for someone new to cardmaking.  Here they are, in no particular order:

10.  The Creative Grove – Ingrid Blackburn – Ingrid uses all kinds of mediums, and combines them with bright colors to make amazing, one-of-a-kind cards.  I love her ink blending tutorials, and her fresh style.

9.  Inklipse – Simon Hurley – The youngest cardmaker on my list (he’s 14!), Simon makes simple cards with lots of color and a youthful edge that I love.  His videos always make me smile while I learn.

8.  Lime Doodle Design – Debby Hughes – She creates lovely cards with soft colors, unfussy designs, and beautiful details.  She does amazing things with colored pencils and watercolor!

7.  The Daily Marker – Kathy Racoosin – Kathy does a 30 Day Coloring Challenge regularly on her blog, encouraging everyone to take a break and color for a few minutes each day.  She uses Copic markers (and lots of other mediums) to make images look so real, they pop off the page.

6.  K Werner Design – Kristina Werner – Kristina is incredibly talented with a paintbrush, and her hand lettering videos are a joy to watch.  I’ve learned so much about watercolor from her tutorials.

5.  laurafedora – Laura Bassen – Laura’s tutorials always make me smile.  She loves bright color, simple designs, and having lots of fun.

4.  You And Your Big Dreams – Kelly Latevola – I love watching Kelly color.  She makes it look so easy and effortless!

3.  Rejoicing Crafts – Yoonsun Hur – If you like watercolor, you’ll enjoy the cards Yoonsun creates.  She makes simple images into works of art.

2.  Jennifer McGuire Ink – Jennifer McGuire – I love trying new techniques, and Jennifer has tons of them.  She’s a gifted teacher, with new videos every week.

1.  Catherine Pooler – Catherine is awesome because she doesn’t make “perfect” videos.  Sometimes things go wrong, and she makes even the mistakes into something beautiful!  She’s taught me so much about being flexible, and enjoying the process, instead of getting everything “just right.”

And that’s my resource of the day.  I had fun putting this list together, and if you like any of these blogs, make sure you subscribe to them!  Who’s your favorite crafter?  Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon.