Xyron and Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Day 1 with Jen (and the winner of Take the Challenge!)


Hi, artsy friends! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win and more inspiration!
Leave a comment here and on the Xyron blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Xyron Facebook page!
This blog hop will end at 12am EST on November 22nd. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on November 23rd.

Now, on to my little project that I made using Xyron and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products!  I was sent these lovely adhesive dispensers from Xyron and couldn't wait to try them out! 

Card - 1

Card - 2

Here's what I made:

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Iron Off Emboss Resist Technique


Aloha Guys!  This is Joyce from  Today I'm here with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and I'll be sharing Iron off emboss resist technique using, various products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft®  This is a super cool technique and it's very easy to do, so come and join me :)   Thank you so much!

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G is for Grateful!


What are you going to make with the Mixed Media Set - 50's Diner that's now available at Barnes & Noble? How about a home decor piece for Thanksgiving? The colors are just perfect for Fall, there's plenty of fun tools in the kit and the fabulous Texture Luxe Silver to add texture with a great collection of stencils! Here's the project I made. .

Hi fellow bloggers, Mou here with today's Mixed Media Kit inspiration!

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Mixed Media Kits at Barnes & Noble - with Lisa


Hey everyone! Lisa with you today to share a card I made using the brand new Mixed Media Kit in 50's Diner that Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® has exclusively at Barnes & Noble. 

The kits are full of products to create just about anything you want!

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Thankful Bunting Decor with Jen


Hi Artsy Friends!  I have a fun Autumn/ Thanksgiving project for you!  I found an adorable blank bunting at the dollar spot in a big name store all ready for decorating! It is kraft and came with eight triangle pieces already threaded on a piece of long twine.  It was perfect for a mantel!   I was inspired when I found the blank banner and knew I wanted to have it decorate my mantel. So, I cut eight smaller triangles out of mixed media paper and added stamping, color and Whipped Spackle mixed with Gelatos® colors.  Here's the result on my mantel.

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An Autumn Journal and the Take the Challenge with Mou October winners

Hello bloggers, Mou here today with an autumn journal page!


We have been visiting local orchards and picking our own apples, berries and peaches. Many of these farms also have sunflower patches. We are allowed to cut our own stems for a fee. We have brought home several of those of gorgeous happy flowers, all of which are bigger than my littlest's head. These places also have pumpkin patches and we plan on visiting again to bring home some orange beauties. This would be the first time we will get to do this from real pumpkin patch. In the past, when we lived in Florida, we could only get pumpkins from tents where they stacked them in piles. So, I'm looking forward to that. But in the meantime, I had to draw and my own pumpkin in my Mini Journal Board!

These are the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents and Tools: Mini Journal Boards, Stencils 10 count 101 collection, Whipped Spackle, Gelatos Tool Set

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Double Scoop® Colors: Mango, Red Cherry, Margarita Mix

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT artist pens: BLACK 

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pens: 3 ct RED, #170 May Green

Others: stamp


To create this page, I started by coloring the background with Mango and Red Cherry Gelatos colors. Blended the colors with a very wet brush.

Once the colors dried, I sketched a pumpkin with PITT Artist pen. Added more colors to the pumpkin and blended them dry with the Blending Chisel from the Gelatos Tool Set.

Next, I laid the dots stencil from the Stencils 10 ct 101 collection and applied Whipped Spackle with palette knife, also from the Gelatos Tool set.

After the Whipped Spackle dried, I inked up a stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #118 Scarlet Red from 3 ct RED set and stamped around the page.

At this point, my page looked very orange. I wanted to add a bit of color variation. I chose Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color Margarita Mix for this.  Rubbed it near the top right part and blended it with a wet brush.


Finally, I inked up the same stamp with Stamper's Big Brush Pen #170 May Green and stamped over the greener area to finish.

Hope you enjoyed my pumpkin page! Please share your pumpkin creations in your comment links so we can all be inspired by YOU!

And now, the winners of October 2015 Take the Challenge with Mou...

1. I saw your challenge come up on my phone while I was at the grocery store... so this happened :-)

Love your nursery decor. SO cute!!!

Posted by: Nicole Maki | 10/06/2015 at 03:24 PM

2. I totally loved this challenge and dived right in here's my carried away take on the challenge!

Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 10/13/2015 at 02:35 PM

Congrats Nicole and Milagros!  And thanks everyone who joined in this month :)

Winners, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [] with October 2015 Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

A Little Artist Layout by Jen Matott



Hi Artsy friends!  During my travels to demo for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft with amazing store owners, I have saves some of my demo pieces.  Even though they do not start with an idea to complete them, I find I'm inspired by some of the color combos and playful use of Gelatos® and mediums.  This page grew from one such demo paper.

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Doodle on stamped images

Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts Maya Isaksson October Card

Hi! Maya here for my last post as a guest at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. I have really enjoyed my time here and hope that you'll visit me at my own blog if you liked what I made. 

Today I wanted to share a fun way to alter the look of your stamps. I used the PITT® Artist Pens to doodle in my stamps giving them a new appearance  and then coloring them with yummy Gelatos® in Mango and Bubblegum from the Brights set.

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Fall Art Journal Page


Hello!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with my last Guest Designer Post, and while I am so bummed that my time here has come to an end I am so very honored and appreciative of the time I've had here with the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft team and the amazing Faber-Castell Design Memory® products!  Thank you to all of you as well for the warm welcomes and comments!

Now let's get on to the project I've created to share with all of you today...

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Deck your home for the holidays with Mou

Hello bloggers, Mou here today with a fun and simple fall décor idea for your home!


Of all the seasons, Fall is my absolute favorite! I am inspired by the beautiful vibrant colors of fall foliage. The falling leaves swirling in the autumn breeze gave me the idea to create a leafy garland to decorate our dining room windows.

To create this project, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color: Red Cherry, Mango, Margarita Mix, Green TeaRaspberry

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pens: 3ct RED

Others: Mixed Media paper pad, stamp, thread, sewing machine, die, diecutter, paint brush


Color mixed media paper with various Gelatos colors. Blend the colors with wet brush.

Ink up a script stamp with Stamper's Brush pen and stamp randomly around the colored papers.

Splatter some watered down Gelatos colors on the papers.


Diecut fall leaves out of the papers. You could also cut your own with scissors. 


Machine stitch the leaves together into a garland. Working with the slowest stitching speed is best for this.

Wrap it in loops around a window to bring in some colors on drab rainy days!

Hope you liked my tutorial! Why not give it a try yourself. You'll have fun!