August 19, 2017

September Hip Kit Club Reveal!!!

Hello poor neglected blog! Yes, it's the summer vacation so things are a little slower and quieter here than usual... But I had to show you the September HKC kits as they are just gorgeous! 
Here they are in all their glory-

The main kit-

Embellishment kit-

PL kit (includes exclusive cards, not shown)-

 Color kit-


And the patterned paper and cardstock kits-



Check out the Hip Kit Club website for all the details!

July 21, 2017

Winner of Altenew Giveaway (on my blog)!!

The winner is Super Stick Chick (love that name)!! Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize!!


Thanks everyone for playing along!

July 17, 2017

Hip Kit Club August 2017 Reveal!!

I'm so excited about the August 2017 hip kits! They are full of Maggie Holmes Carousel, which is just gorgeous. Here's what's coming next month-
Main kit-

Embellishment kit-
 PL kit (cards not shown)-

Cardstock kit-


Color kit-



Patterned paper kit-


So excited about these!! Check out the hip kit club website for all the details and have a great day!


July 12, 2017

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway !!

Hi! Thanks for hopping! I'm so excited to take part in the Altenew scrapbooking collection blog hop! Make sure you read the whole post and participate in the giveaway!!


I used this gorgeous collection (click on the photo to go to the Altenew website)-

https://altenew.com/products/reflection-scrapbook-kit

I created two 12x12 scrapbook layouts for the hop. I just love the colors and all the watercolor images in this collection-


That rainbow paper is probably one of my favorites, and so I wanted it to be the center of my design.



For my second project I decided to use that gorgeous purple watercolor paper as my background, and fussy cut lots of pretty flowers from the patterned papers.



And now to the exciting part! The giveaways!-


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

There are also some great promotions going on right now-







And last but not least, another giveaway! Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite Altenew product for a chance to win a 30$ gift certificate!! I'll announce the winner here on my blog July 21st.

Keep on hopping! Your next stop is Elena Morgun, or check the whole list below- 

 


Have a great week!!

June 24, 2017

A Video A Day?!?! Yes!!

Have I lost my mind?? It is possible, for I have decided to try and create a video a day for my YouTube channel. Why? Because it's fun! I hope you follow along. In general, the best way to follow me is on YouTube, videos are more fun and come more easily to me than writing on my blog. Along with my newsletter (sign up on the tab above, I only send out emails when I have a new class on a special offer or something as equally exciting), my channel is the most updated. Watch the video to find out more about what's going on at the moment :)


What can you expect to see on my channel? It's a hodgepodge of scrapbooking, art journaling, watercolor play and more. Anything I'm into, new art and scrapbooking supplies, it's all going to be there. Each video is clearly named, so you can easily decide if it is interesting to you. I've also started doing some memory planning, meaning a type of PL style (in the sense of documenting everyday life) in a beautiful Heidi Swapp planner. Here's the planner I'm using, and the first process video-



I'm using the HP Sprocket for printing my photos, here are my first impressions-


In scrapbooking land, I've received my June Hip Kits and show them here-


Later today I will have a new process video up, using the May hip kit club kits. And coming up this week, more watercolor videos, a little haul just to name a couple! Hope you'll join me and I wish you a great Sunday!

June 18, 2017

Hip Kit Club July 2017 Reveal!!

The July kits have been revealed and I couldn't be more excited. They are, as always, super gorgeous. But this time a little more special, as I have designed two of the papers in the kit, and that makes me a very very very VERY happy gal. Here are the kits, all the details can be found on the Hip Kit Club website.
Main kit-
Embellishment kit-

 Color kit-

PL kit-
 
 Patterned paper kit-

 Cardstock kit-


Thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday!

May 31, 2017

Get Out- Scrapbook Layout For The Cut Shoppe

Today I'm sharing this fun layout I created using some great cut files from the Cut Shoppe with my favorite medium, watercolors of course! Here's my finished page-


I used two cut files for this layout-


I cut all the pieces from white cardstock and used some watercolors to paint them. Super easy and a great way to use watercolors on your layouts. I mostly used these neon watercolors



Thanks for visiting and make sure you check the Cut Shoppe for these cut files and many more!

May 23, 2017

Custom Made- New Scrapbooking Online Class with Jen Schow!

I'm so excited to share with you my third class with Jen Schow! We always have fun working together, and this class, like our previous two, is just pure fun. Watch the promo video for all the details!




May 21, 2017

White Nights 36 Full Pans Set Vs. Mijello Mission Gold 36 Tubes Set

Hi! I filmed this much requested video, to hopefully help those of you who are not sure which set of watercolors to get. I am comparing the White Nights 36 full pans set (known also as St. Petersburg) to the Mijello Mission Gold 36 tubes set.


Bottom line (this is my opinion only), I'd get the White Nights set for several reasons discussed in the video. But both sets offer high quality and good value for money. Another option worth considering is the White Nights 24 set in the 36 box.


Have a great Sunday!

May 10, 2017

New Online Class- Scrap Art!!

I'm so excited to share my new online class with you! It's live and ready to go, so you can sign up right now! For a limited time only it's for sale on a special early bird price, click here for all the details!


I've also created a bundle of my 2 latest courses (Scrap Art & Watercolor Workbook), so this is a great opportunity to get both for a discounted price. 

http://learn.iritlandgraf.teachable.com/p/watercolor-workbook-scrap-art-bundle

Here's the class promo-


Thanks for visiting and hope to see you in class!

May 4, 2017

New Online Class Coming Soon!!

I am in the final stages of editing my newest online class! All the details will be coming very soon. Until then, here's a little glimpse!


Make sure you sign up for my newsletter so you can be the first to know when the class goes live and take advantage of the early bird offer!

April 22, 2017

April 19, 2017

Lots & Lots Of Art Journaling!

Poor neglected blog... This is what happens when I have deadlines, and also pretty art supplies that call my name and tempt me to step away from the computer... The best way to know what I'm up to is to follow my YouTube channel, where I normally post process videos and tutorials at least twice a week. And lately there's a lot of art journaling on there!
Art journaling eye candy...




These colors make me so very happy...
I have lots of fun things coming, National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner, so I will have extra projects for that day, on top of my usual videos and blog posts for my design teams. I'm also working on new classes, so lots to look forward to! 
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for fun things!

March 26, 2017

Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Water Color

I wanted to share these new (to me) watercolors I just got. Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Water Color. They come in 4 sets of 14, or open stock. I got Set A. They are so much fun, and the colors are INTENSE. 


These are not lightfast, but as someone who mostly journals in her art journal, it's not an issue at all. These are insanely vibrant, but with a little experience, they can be diluted to lighter shades, or mixed to create new colors, bright and neutral. 
These are the colors in Set A, and there are also a brown and black in the set that are not shown. I have to emphasize, the colors are not as they are in reality. The pinks are rather close, but even with some photoshop editing, I couldn't get the turquoise ones to show properly, so please take that under consideration.


Here's an art journal spread I started using these-


These are so easy to mix, here's a color wheel I created from just 3 colors-


I show you how these look and talk about the pros and cons in the video-


Thanks for visiting!

March 21, 2017

Art Journaling & More Art Journaling!

I've been art journaling a storm in my studio these past couple of weeks. I don't know if it's the supplies or me, or both of us, but I've been having so much fun! My head is buzzing with ideas for new classes, I wish I could paint all day long... So here's the latest spread I created in my wonderful Jane Davenport journal-


I managed to stop using my gouache palette (been having so much fun with it!), pulled out my Derwent Inktense Blocks (click here for these on Amazon.com) and Derwent Graphitint (love them! Here's the link) and created this simple and fast art journal spread-


Make sure you follow me on YouTube, so you don't miss out of any process videos and tutorials! Here are a couple of new art journaling videos from my channel, this one will be up in a couple of days-



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

March 17, 2017

New Gouache Palette Set Up

I recently decided to set up a gouache palette, so I filmed it for you!



I love bright colors, and wanted to have white also so I could mix my own pastel shades. I chose a mixture of Shinhan paints (for their vibrancy and great value), Winsor & Newton gouache (gorgeous vibrant pinks and purples) and a few opaque Shinhan watercolors (not shown in the photo. I added Lavender, Lilac and Jaune Brill #2). 






Here are pictures of my swatches. It's hard to get the colors to match on screen to real life, so be mindful that it is not accurate.





Mentioned in the video-
Amazon.com-

Mijello Martin Universal Airtight Peel-Off Palette

Shinhan pass

Winsor & Newton Gouache

Schmincke gouache

Jackson's Art Supplies (UK based online store)-
Mijello palette

Shinhan pass paint_

Shinhan watercolor

Winsor & Newton gouache

Schmincke Horadam gouache

Thanks for visiting!