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

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

Simple Hot Cocoa Holders

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s project shares how to create simple hot cocoa holders. I wanted to share a project that encourages giving after the Holiday season. I plan on giving these to our delivery person who is bringing us packages daily in this freezing weather. I really like how simple these hot cocoa holders are. What makes these so simple is that they are a standard size card that has been sealed shut. So you

Rainbow City Scene

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card uses THIS clever stamp set. I thought it would be fun to create a rainbow city scene with it… I stamped the city scene towards the bottom of a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock using THIS ink. Then I clear heat embossed it. I created a mask of the image to protect the first layer and then stamped on top and heat embossed it again. I repeated that process a

Friends Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of this blog hop celebrating Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release. I have three cards to share today that feature THIS new die set… I thought it would be fun to share three different ways to use the same die set…  1. Create your own DIY cover plate.  I love the look of a die-cut background, but cover plate dies can be expensive. Instead, I created a die-cut

Altenew Year in Review Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m taking a look back at my favorite Altenew projects from this year as part as a fun blog hop… Before I share past projects, I wanted to share a new project… PROJECT #1 THIS Crafty Friends Stamp Set is my favorite stamp set of the year. I love all the messages because they are perfect to send to crafty friends, which is the majority of people I send cards to. It’s