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

Boy’s Birthday Gift Idea

Hi. Recently, my nephew turned 10. Trying to come up with clever gift ideas for boys around this age can be tricky. I thought I’d share what I came up with… THIS stamp set was perfect for my nephew because he LOVES claw machines. However, I think it would be fitting for anyone who is into video games. I white heat embossed the graphic borders from THIS stamp set along the left side of a

Simple Birthday Card

Hello there. So I’m usually low on Birthday cards and rushing to create one as I walk out the door to a party. I’m trying to be better about that so I wanted to come up with a clean and simple Birthday card design that I could replicate easlily for anyone… I started by die-cutting THIS die from a piece of Neenah white cardstock. I used my Misti to stamp the toucan image from THIS

Little Tangles Birthday Challenge

Hi, friends. Today I’m sharing a birthday card…. I started by stamping THIS sunburst stamp using THIS ink towards the bottom of a panel cut with THIS stitched rectangle die. I stamped, colored, and cut images from THIS stamp set. I adhered them to the panel along with THIS sentiment. I added some of THIS to the sentiment for some shine. This card was created for THIS Little Tangles Challenge. Neat and Tangled is turning five

Hashtag Cards

Hello. Have you heard that Cathy Zielske has designed products for Simon Says Stamp!? I’ve been a big fan of Cathy’s for a long time. She is one of my scrapbook idols and I’m giddy that she has crossed over into the card making scene. Oh, and she is so funny too. You must follow here on Instagram HERE. She is sure to put a smile on your face. Okay, back to the new products.

Boy’s Birthday Card

Hello. I’m a big fan of creating cards for kids but sometimes I struggle when it comes to boy cards. I used THIS paper pad for my color inspiration. It’s a zoo themed paper pack and the colors felt masculine to me. I used the patterned paper to cut out a background piece as well as three balloons from THIS die. I stamped and cut out the adorable elephant from THIS set and colored him

Hero Arts Summer 2017 Catalog Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome. I’m honored to be taking part in the Hero Arts Blog Hop celebrating their Summer Catalog. If you haven’t checked out the Summer Catalog yet, you can click HERE and check it out. THIS set quickly won my heart and I created two cards with it to share today… I clear heat embossed THIS background stamp on to a piece of blue and teal cardstock. I stamped the puffer fish and birthday

Distress Ink “Dyed” Die Cuts

Hello. Today’s card features die cuts that have been “dyed” with Distress Ink… I cut a bunch of flowers and leaves from THIS die set using THIS watercolor paper. You will want to use watercolor paper to hold up to the moisture. I applied a variety of Distress Ink onto THIS craft sheet and spritzed with water. Then I placed each die-cut into the puddle of ink. I let it sit for a few seconds

Stretching Holiday Stamps

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is a good example on how to stretch your holiday stamps to create all occasion cards… I stamped the wagon from THIS adorable Holiday set and colored it with Copic Markers. I can see myself using that wagon for many things, not just the holidays. It would be fun to fill it with hearts for a Valentine’s Day theme. Next, I heat embossed a birthday sentment from THIS set on

The inside of cards

Hi there. I’ve been sharing a lot of Holiday projects lately so I decided to take a break for today and share a fun birthday card… I stamped the bear and accessories from THIS stamp set using THIS copic friendly ink and die-cut them using THESE coordinating dies. I did the same thing with the cupcake images from THIS stamp set along with THESE coordinating dies. After coloring all the images, I stamped a sentiment