Magic Color Slider Card

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a fun interactive card… I’ve had THIS die for awhile now and haven’t had the time to play with it, until now. This card was fun to make. Let me start by saying that if dies like this intimidate you, give them a try anyway. I found great resources like THIS and THIS video that walks you through every step and made the process simple. I started by

Crayon Textured Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Recently, I went through a creative block and it was lasting longer than I’d like. Since this is my job, I don’t have time to wait for it to come back. Whenever this happens, I find I can get out of it by just playing. My son’s crayons were laying out on my craft desk next to THIS embossing plate. I started to think what would happen if I laid paper on

More Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed my previous post with more kit inspiration, click HERE. I die-cut THIS die from white cardstock and stamped the image and coordinating from THIS cute set (included in the kit) using THIS ink. I clear heat embossed it so that it would create barriers keep the watercolors from spreading to areas I didn’t want.

Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be joining a talented group of artists to showcase new products from Hero Arts. I created three cards today featuring mini ink cube backgrounds… I love Hero Arts mini ink cubes. They come in fun colors, perfect for travel, and cost effective. I used them on all three cards in different ways to make some simple backgrounds. I also used THIS new adorable stamp set on all the cards

Simon Says Stamp March 2018 Card Kit

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing some inspiration using THIS Simon Says Stamp’s March card kit. It’s packed full of great spring themed products. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring! I fell in love with the bunny image in THIS stamp set from the kit. I stamped, colored, and cut him out and added a pom pom for his tail. For the background, I used the two mini ink cubes from the

Mini Pizza Box Valentines

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today to share how I created these mini pizza box valentines… I’m always looking for unique ways to present a little gift. To create these 4×4 mini pizza boxes, I started with a 12×12 piece of paper and cut it down to 8.25 x 11.5. Then I made lots of score lines. I put my paper in my scoring tool horizontally and scored at 1 inch, 5.25 inches, 6.25 inches,

Lip Balm Valentine Tags

Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few tags that feature a fun way to present a gift… THESE lip balm pouches are so fun. I thought they would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for the workers at my son’s preschool. I started by applying several shades of yellow ink through THIS stencil on some white tags. I die-cut THIS coordinating lip balm pouch die in the center of the tag. I also did some

Spotlight Coloring

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features spotlight coloring… I stamped THIS background die using THIS white pigment ink using my MISTI. After the ink was dry, I colored in a portion of the background to draw the eye in and focus on the sentiment. I placed the piece back into my MISTI and stamped again with the white pigment ink. This really makes the image pop. I die-cut the center portion of the background using

Rainbow Cards

Hello, crafty friends. I have a soft spot for anything rainbow. Rainbows make me happy. I’m sharing two cards today that features rainbow and THIS new cloud die. For the first card… I die-cut THIS die from THIS patterned paper to create a rainbow. I die-cut the clouds using THIS die from THIS glitter paper. I backed the opening of the eyes with black cardstock and adhered them to the bottom of each side of

Ice Cream Gift Basket

Hello, crafty friends. Recently, I created an ice cream gift basket for a family as a gift and wanted to create something to add a handmade element to it. I thought THIS die would be perfect. I cut the die from a few pieces of felt and started stitching. I love how it turned out… I kept the cone part flat, just doubling up the layers. For the ice cream part, I stuffed it with