Tutorials

  • Jolly St. Nick, Honeybee Stamps
    Hi everyone! I am wicked excited to have been asked to design for Honey Bee Stamps! Not only will I be sharing inspiration with Honey Bee Stamps products, I will also be sharing…
  • New Distress: Lumberjack Plaid
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Lumberjack Plaid. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • Halloween Greetings, Colorado Craft Company
    Hi everyone! I am still having a ton of fun creating Halloween cards! Colorado Craft Company and Anita Jeram have some new crafty goodies to share with all of you! Be sure to…
  • Distress Watercolor Pencils compared to Copic markers
    Distress Watercolor Pencils compared to Copic markers Most of you know I LOVE to color and I mostly color with Copic markers. I have been coloring and teaching with Copic markers for over…
  • Tim Holtz/Ranger: New Distress Watercolor Pencils
    Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a few cards I created with the new Distress Watercolor Pencils from Tim Holtz/Ranger!  I am honored to be a Tim Holtz maker and am…
  • Marbled Distress Paint Backgrounds
    Hi everyone! I am here today to share how I created a fun set of cards with Bold Text 1 dies from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Chapter 1 release. You can catch the replay…
  • New Distress: Uncharted Mariner
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Uncharted Mariner. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • Loving Fuchsias, Pinkfresh Studio
    Hi everyone! Were you able to join Jeff and me for the Create & Connect Craft Hour yesterday? It’s ok if you didn’t, you can watch the replay here: https://shurk.us/3KqW5rb As promised, I…
  • Join me for Pinkfresh’s Create & Connect Craft Hour Tomorrow!
    Hi everyone! Remember my announcement about being a Creative Ambassador for Pinkfresh? Well, now they have invited me to take part in the Create & Connect Craft Hour with Jeff Lindberg! I will…
  • New Distress: Saltwater Taffy
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Saltwater Taffy. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • YouTube LIVE tonight!
    Remember this card that I shared during Fawny Holiday Week? I got so much fabulous feedback from all of you, and many of you asked if I would share just how I created…
  • New Distress: Villainous Potion
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Villainous Potion. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • True Blue, Tim Holtz/ Ranger Ink Tutorial
    Hi everyone! Are we wicked excited about the new Distress color? Prize Ribbon is the blue we didn’t know we needed, but now that I see it compared to the other blues I…
  • New Distress: Prize Ribbon
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Prize Ribbon. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • Don’t Just Fly- SOAR, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tutorial
    Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a fun project I created with the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix release.  I am honored to be a Tim Holtz maker and am so…
  • New Distress: Salvaged Patina
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Salvaged Patina. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • New Distress Color: Kitsch Flamingo
    Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Kitsch Flamingo. I am showing the colors in both regular Distress and Oxide because the same colors…
  • New Distress Color: Rustic Wilderness
    Hello everyone! A different kind of post from me- I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Rustic Wilderness. I am showing the colors in both regular…
  • New Distress Color: Crackling Campfire
    Hello everyone! A different kind of post from me- I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Crackling Campfire. I am showing the colors in both regular…
  • New Distress Color: Speckled Egg
    Hello everyone! A different kind of post from me- I wanted to share with you some color comparisons of the NEW Distress color, Speckled Egg. I am showing the colors in both regular…
  • Join me in Spring Card Camp 2 – Online Card Classes
    Join me in Spring Card Camp 2 – Online Card Classes I am thrilled to be part of the next Online Card Classes – Spring Card Camp 2  – it starts today so don’t delay…
  • Scene Building for Cardmaking, Lawn Fawn
    I have so much to share with you today! I hope you are ready 😉 I am busy being a mermaid this summer, so no in-person classes, but my fall class schedule is…
  • More about Copic coloring
    Before we get started, be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you will be notified of the Copic class I will be offering in 2022 – subscribe here: www.shurk.us/shurk-news I offered…
  • Copic 101, all you need to know to get started
    Before we get started, be sure to subscribe to my email newsletter so you will be notified of the Copic class I will be offering in 2022 – subscribe here: www.shurk.us/shurk-news I shared…
  • Guest Designer for Ranger Ink: Lost & Found Nautical Mixed Media Thickboard
    I am guest designing on the Ranger Ink Blog today! You can see other tutorials I have shared on the Ranger Ink Blog here. I hope they inspire you to create with items you may have in…
  • Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop
    Hey everyone! I am here today with a bit of a different post. I am excited to be part of the “Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop”! You might not be aware but…
  • Exploring the New Distress Oxide Ink Pads
    I just wanted to pop in and let you know I have a fun and informative post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today about the new Distress Oxide Ink Pads!! Be…
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads, Facebook LIVE
  • Guest Designer for Ranger Ink: Inspirational Media Board
    I am guest designing on the Ranger Ink Blog this week! You can see other tutorials I have shared on the Ranger Ink Blog here. I hope they inspire you to create with items…
  • Ordinary is Extraordinary, Ranger Tutorial
    Hey everyone! Welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Come Rain Or Shine challenge last week and we hope you will…
  • Splitcoaststampers Guest Tutorial: No Line Watercoloring
    Be sure to check out my other posts today! Simon Says Stamp New Release: Reason To Smile Shake It! Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Hello Everyone! I am so excited to have a…
  • Guest Designer For Ranger Ink: Pearly Watercolor Snowflake Cards
    I am guest designing on the Ranger Ink Blog this week! You can see other tutorials I have shared on the Ranger Ink Blog here. I hope they inspire you to create with items…
  • Guest Designer for Ranger Ink: Watercolor Holiday Card
    I am guest designing on the Ranger Ink Blog this week! You can see other projects I have shared on the Ranger Ink Blog here: Unique Stencil Mini Book Fragile Bee, Mixed Media…
  • Lawn Fawn Feature: Watercolor Fall Leaves
    Note: I have two other blog posts for you today, be sure to be inspired by them too Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving 25 Days for Christmas Tags   I am back on the…
  • Tutorial Video: Lawn Fawn Ombre Birthday Card Set
    Note: you can see this weeks Blogiversary Celebration post here I am SUPER excited, ok WICKED excited to be on the Lawn Fawn blog today with a fun Ombre Birthday Card Set I…
  • Distress Ink Techniques: You Keep Me Anchored
    I have recently fallen in love all over again with Distress Inks. I have been using these inks since they came out over 10 years ago, I went to Ranger U and learned…
  • Guest Designer: Neat and Tangled Art Journal Page
    Remember this sneak peek on instagram? Well, it turned into this: I am back again as Neat and Tangled Guest Artist! Be sure to head over to their blog today where I have…
  • Making Cards is Fun Video Hop: Art Journal Inspiration
    I can’t believe it is already June! May was certainly a fun month. I am writing these blog posts from the Columbus Ohio Airport 🙂 I just attended the Simon Says Stamp Create…
  • COOLest Card Series: Warm Winter Wishes
    BONUS time! I was having so much fun creating snowman cards AND I have a hard time with numbers, so I have an extra snowman card just for YOU! Welcome back to my…
  • COOLest Card Series: Joy & Wonder
    Welcome back to my “COOLest Card Series” ! This is the fourth snowman card for you and SURPRISE, tomorrow I will have a bonus  new card and video tutorial for you! This week…
  • COOLest Card Series: Winter Wishes
    Welcome back to my “COOLest Card Series” ! Before we get started with the details of this card, I have an exciting announcement for you! You may remember this fall when I asked…
  • COOLest Card Series: Christmas Wishes
    Welcome back to my “COOLest Card Series” ! This is the second snowman card for you and each Saturday in December I will have a new card and video tutorial for you! This…
  • COOLest card series: Put Your Merry On
    I am excited to present to your my first ever card series! Each Saturday in December I will have a new card and video tutorial for you! Now why “COOLest”? Well because all…
  • Chalk Art Made Easy, a picture tutorial
    I have been admiring everyone’s chalk art- and I knew when I settled into the loft I wanted a chalkboard wall for sure! The wall that faces my kitchen area seemed like a…
  • tutorial: watercolor and letter fetti sentiment
    I was getting a lot of questions on how I created the sentiment on this card. So i decided to “whip up” a photo tutorial. I hope this is clear enough to understand.…