Facebook Live with Micro Beads

Hi and welcome to anther Facebook live day! Did you manage to watch todays show? If you did we are sorry for the technical issues we had again!  One day we will do a show that will not freeze or go haywire!

If you missed us, don’t worry you can watch it here on the blog or even download the free photo step out instructions below for the main project.

We love how the light glimmers through the micro beads, why don’t you give this project a try? Just follow a long with the instructions here Stained Glass Effect Card.

Now how about having a good old catch up on the missed show, the video is in two parts as we had a technical melt down?

Here is part 1

And here is part 2

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to mark your diary for the end of next month for our next Facebook Live!

Welcome Back Ilina

We are so pleased to welcome back Ilina Crouse to the design team for another year, we just can’t get enough of her gorgeous designs!

My name is Ilina Crouse. By day I work as Electrical Engineer/Bid Manager. I moved to the USA from a small European country (Macedonia) 13 years ago. I have been married for 12+ years and have the 3 most crazy and amazing kids, Anna (5), Milena (3) and Jason (2). By night (when the kids are sleeping) I am a card maker.
My passion is color and coloring, whether watercolors, pencils, alcohol markers etc. I have been stamping since a very young age(8), when my parents brought me a stamp set while on one of their business trips (while I still lived in Macedonia), since then I fell in love with paper crafting and card making. I started blogging in 2007 for a way to share my creations with my friends and family back home. Besides stamping and card making, I love running, especially distance running.
My life is crazy and there is nothing simple, so I try to keep my crafting style clean and simple. You will see a lot of white space on my cards and only one or two layers.
I love all of the Chameleon products and am looking forward to serving as Chameleon Pens Design Team member for another year.

You can see all of Ilina’s creations on her blog, you can even check out a review she did on the new Chameleon Pencils here!

Stop back on Monday for a really cool project from Ilina.


Smile Layout

Why not use your Chameleon pens to create a floral layout, that is exactly what Tracy has done with this keepsake memory page.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracey said “My inspiration for this layout were the pen colours themselves. Beautiful, bright springtime colours. Once I had them in my hands, they just wanted to become a gorgeous floral layout.”

You can see how this Smile Layout by downloading the free photo step out instructions here.

Check back on Friday to see who we announce next on the team….

New Design Team Announcement Continues

Today we would like to introduce you another new member to our Design Team, the talented  Tracy McLennon.

Hey, my name is Tracy McLennon and I live my crafty life in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada.

I’m married to my uber talented band teacher husband and have 2 beautiful step-daughters, one in university and one still in high school. Our crazy rescue pooch, Kya rounds out our little family.

I am a professional crafter and part time classical musician. I have been scrapbooking for about 18 years and have loved every evolving moment. My other passions include music, photography, drawing and geocaching. I cannot wait to create and share my crafting with the Chameleon Pen community.

You can see Tracy’s creative talents with Chameleon pens by checking out her blog here.

Tracy will be back on Monday with her first blog project, so don’t forget to pop back and check out the inspiration!

Winner Wednesday

Yes today is a Winner Wednesday with 3 winners to be announced!   So please get excited for our first winner from the AltENew blog hop, who has one a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens.

Susan Wareham, who said


Next up is our first winner for the Penny Black Blog Hop, who has won a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens.

Mandy Loeng Johnston, who said

And the winner of the Penny Black stamp sets is

Cynthia Cole, who said


Ladies can you please email me at blog@chameleonpens.com with your name, address and phone number and those of you that have won a pen set please include your color choice for the 5 pack.

Wishing Stars

Wishing stars, hearts, cupcakes!  What more could a girl want?!

By Jessica Sanders

The little things in life make your day brighter, and that’s what Jessica is wishing for you.

Jessica said “Let this adorable little card bring a smile to your face, and then, pass it on with all of the wishes in your heart!”

If you would like to re-create Jessica’s Wishing You Everything Card you can download the photo step out instructions here.

Don’t forget to check back on Friday when we announce our next design team member!

Our First New Design Team Member

A Drum Roll Please…as we announce our first new design team member….Jessica Sanders

Hello, My Creative Friends!  My name is Jessica Sanders of ColorMeCreativeArt.   I am super happy to be here with you, and the amazing Chameleon Team.

I live in Houston, Texas with my wonderful husband and four awesome kids, who are growing up so fast!  I am a full time artist/maker, blogger, and YouTuber.

I have been making art my whole life.  It began with paint-by-numbers with my dad, craft and painting projects with my grandmother, and progressed to variations such as painting my walls with faux finishes, painting with my children, making maps using computer software, mosaics, and finally to painting on canvas and art journaling .

My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies, which is how I fell in love with Chameleon Pens!

I am so thankful to be a part of the Chameleon Design Team (my first design team! Yay!), and share my love of Chameleon Art Products with you.  Let’s explore together –for the sheer joy of creating!

Don’t forget to check out Jessica’s blog you will find lots of great Tutorials such as this one. Jessica will be back on Monday with her first project.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

With Mother’s day on the 14th May we thought we would inspire you with a pretty card created by Tanya using the new Chameleon Colortone pencils.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “Gold foil is a hot trend this year, as well as the coloring. New double-ended pencils are simply amazing! You have the base color and the shading in one pencil! ”

You can create your own card for Mother’s day by downloading the free Mother’s day card instructions here.

Spoiler allert, we will begin announcing the design team starting Friday…..





Foiling and Facebook Live

We are back with another Facebook live post, don’t worry if you missed it earlier, as we have full downloadable instructions and  you can watch the video here too!

Yes that is a little fabric gift bag and card, all with gorgeous foiling thanks to the new Go Press and Foil Machine from Couture Creations.  But wait there is more, check out this rose card, combining just two Chameleon Pens with the Anna Griffin Classic Rose Foil Stamp.

If you want to recreate these Foil projects you can download the free photo step out instructions here.

Don’t forget to tune in next time for more Facebook Live fun!

Today Is National Cartoonist Day!

Today is National Cartoonist Day, this day honors all cartoonists, past and present, the talented works they have created and the humor they have brought into our lives. So what better way to celebrate than with a monster cartoon card!

By Monica Maldarella

How friggin cute is that!!! Monica said “My husband loves comics and I think that a cartoon card is perfect for a birthday, expecially for men!”

If you would like to recreate your own Monsters Cartoon Card you can download the photo step out instructions here.