Saturday, August 11, 2012

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer w/ IO and The Crafter's Workshop

Hello Bloggers! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I'm actually in New York City, New York right now! I've been one other time and I had a rough time (rainy weather and bad shoes!), so I'm hoping this time is much, much better!

Today I'm going to share a fun technique from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer involving The Crafter's Workshop and Impression Obsession Stamps! I encourage you to check out Julie's website- her blog and tutorials are very impressive and she's a leader in the industry!

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Above are the Impression Obsession stamps, and then the corresponding The Crafter's Workshop templates that match up! Julie had a hand in creating the products for the two companies, and it's a good thing she did- because just look at some of these things she's created!


 

 
 
 


Here are two tips from Julie for when you use them together:


I hope you enjoyed seeing those techniques as much as I did! I just love seeing how products work together to make something amazing! Both the templates and the stamps are awesome alone, but together they are even better!
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Enjoy whatever it is you find yourself doing!
-Michelle

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80 comments:

  1. Oooh, I love the tags, Gorgeous!
    After being down with a cold for the last two weeks, I'm starting to feel better but will take it easy and just do some crafting :)

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  2. Nice tags=)
    We have a wedding to go this weekend.

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  3. All these stamps are absolutely gorgeous.
    I have a few projects I need to finish over the week-end, so it´ll be a crafty one here, but I sure don´t mind that he he he.

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  4. I love unconventional technique...
    My w-e will be a stamping w-e (wow!): lots of project for my autumn workshops in Milano (Italy).

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  5. im off to a picnic in the park!

    grace

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  6. Looking forward to spending a week in Myrtle beach South Carolina, this will be my first trip to that area of the USA and I can't wait!!!

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  7. I hoping to get crafty this weekend...want to create some cards and boxes for sure :)

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  8. Those stamps are gorgeous! I'm going to Grammie and Poppy's!!! :-)

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  9. So cool! Love sets that work together like this!!! :)

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  10. Love those tags! I got a flat tire last night so I am off to the local tire shop to get 4 new tires. Ugh..

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  11. All day work and no fun. Tomorrow I will do something wild with my crafting stuff. Your work is inspiring!

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  12. Such cool creations! Great tips too.

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  13. Those are so kewl love the colours on all those tags .. .Off to the gum and plan on going to an antique market on Sunday so excited haven't been there in years hoping it won't rain :)

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  14. Every single one is absolutely stunning!! So inspired!

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  15. So interesting! I never saw stamps and stencils like that, thanks for the little demo sharing.

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  16. We went and saw two movies last night, and I think this weekend y husband and I are just going to relax and catch up on some stuff around the house. I am very excited to play with paint and art journal this weekend!

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  17. Iy's a DIY weekend for me! A dresser re-do for my daughter and a potting area in my garage are on my list. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get these projects done!

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  18. These are all fabulous. So much inspiration.

    It is the last weekend before I go back to school so I hope to do alot of crafting. :o)

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  19. This weekend, I'm planning to take it easy and find time to create some of my Christmas cards!

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  20. Spending the day with my daughter - one of my favorite things. Love Julie's style and these templates are so nice!

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  21. wow wee these are amazing...we are just relaxing this weekend...too hot outside..hehe

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  22. I love the look of these...the layered effect is just mesmerizing!

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  23. Great tags! Love the feel of these! I'm taking an online card class so a lot of crafting are in my plans for the day.

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  24. Very nice tags, I shall be watching the last 2 days of the Olympics and crafting :)

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  25. I love Julie and her stencils. So much fun. Thanks.

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  26. Very pretty ! :)
    I'll be spending my weekend by making cards! :)

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  27. Lovely combinations of bookmarks and stamps

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  28. It's raining, raining, raining... so I guess I'll have to stay inside and stamp! Have fun in NYC.

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  29. Julie does do some very different and unique techniques doesn't she. Some really cool tags there. TFS!

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  30. Just 1.playing in my studio, 2.watching Olympics and 3.eating good food. Maybe take a few power-walks: see number 3 above

    Have a good one yourself.

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  31. Love what Julie did with those tags! The weekend is chill-time this weekend and maybe a light search for new kitchen chairs.

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  32. Finish school shopping and my daughter has a project due when she returns to school in a week!

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  33. To see the stamps are wonderful but then to see the tags with each stamp blew me away. I love each one. So beautiful.

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    1. Oh and my weekend plans are to call my grandma for a chat and clean my house. And try to get in a few crafty projects too.

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  34. Each tag looks amazing! WOW! My weekend plans involve chilling indoors, since it's so humid and hot outside :)

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  35. Those tags are so inspirational - thanks for showing them

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  36. Gorgeous tags, my favourites are the butterflies!!
    Hazel xx

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  37. Lots of inspiration here...hubby's gone for the day so I'm going to play in my craft room all afternoon! (as soon as I tear myself away from my computer that is!)

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  38. Great techniques with the mix of stamps and masks! And beautiful results!

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  39. 1st soccer practice for the kiddos today!

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  40. I'm making cards all weekend. Heaven!

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  41. I worked on some cards for Christmas gifts and got in on the free gifts at Bath & Body Works :)!

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  42. I wish I were crafting but had errands all day today...

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  43. Ha ha...I visited NYC in 2008 -- also in rain and with bad shoes. I didn't mind the rain, but the blisters were excruciating. Having to wear only flip-flops while tromping all over NYC is not the best idea, but I was desperate.

    Julie is one of my go-to girls for great ideas. Thanks for featuring her and some of her great work. Such talent!

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  44. Very cool techniques, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  45. I love Impression Obsession and Julie's work is so amazing. I love how she demonstrates what can be done with the stamp and stencil combos on the tags. Great job IO! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  46. So inspiring! Love the designs!!!

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  47. Always fun to see what Julie has created and this is no exception! Love the butterflies, gorgeous =)

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  48. Wow, those tags are gorgeous! TFS!

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  49. The tags are absolutely awesome....thanks a million for sharing.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  50. Really great and beautiful tags.
    Love them all.

    Greetings Janny

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  51. Will definitely check out her blog, these tags are stunning and I love stencils!

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  52. Wow those tags are so awesome. Really inspiring! So now the rest of my weekend will be spent crafting!!! :D

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  53. Gorgeous tags!! I'm baking spelt choc. chip cookies today! :)

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  54. Loved the tags. I spent the first half of the weekend crafting with a friend and today looking forward to spending it with my grandson.

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  55. I didn't realize these products went together, how cool!! This weekend it's the usual errands and chores, and I have to make a thank you card today so I'll get at least a little crafty time in :)

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  56. My weekend plans are to visit my family for my sister in laws birthday on Sunday.

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  57. I am having my daughter's 7th birthday on Sunday!!

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  58. Lovely projects! Thanks for inspiration :)

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  59. I plan to work on some card designs this weekend

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  60. Beautiful projects. I must work this weekend, no crafting time :-(

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  61. Nothing exciting this weekend - just hanging at home!

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  62. We'll be swimming one last time before school starts!

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  63. Watching my 3 yr old grandson all week!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  64. We have friends up this weekend and because of the rain we are crafting and watching movies :)

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  65. Weekends plans include helping my brother move back to school and doing housework!

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  66. These tags are wonderful!!! And thank you for the Julie website, there are so much to look at :D

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  67. I am going to bbq at friends house. Hugs,moni

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  68. Beautiful tags. Great ideas. I have work all three days, gues I'll have to wait till monday to craft.

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  69. I love all these tag ideas!
    For the weekend, I took in a movie yesterday (The Dark Knight) and today I'm finishing up some ATCs that are for a swap on Tuesday. I am also at the tail end of my week-long vaction from work. Have to go back to work on Wednesday... :(
    DeniseB

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  70. Great combo! My weekend plans: two dress up parties and recovery on Sunday.

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  71. Oooh, love the stencil and stamp combos. Julie is a talented lady!
    I'm on vacation with my husband in beautiful Falmouth, MA. Cape Cod is a magical place!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Love the combination of stencils and stamp, especially the butterfly one.

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  73. beautiful! i would love to do more with that technique, love the look!

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  74. I'm going to a bonfire at a local beach--with all of my co-workers. FUN!!

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