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 Love Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the new release from Simon Says Stamp. You can find the entire Love Release HERE. THIS stamp set won my heart as soon as I opened my package and since I couldn’t choose just one or two images, I created a card set… I also want to share a few time saving tips along the way. I was able to create this card

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

Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release Blog Hop

Hi, friends. Happy DieCember! I will be sharing four cards today featuring Speech Bubble Windows created with THIS new die set… I die-cut THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS word from foil paper and cut the shadow from black cardstock. I die-cut one of THESE speech bubbles from the center of some of THIS new glitter cardstock and four top folding white note cards. I adhered a piece of acetate on top of the opening and

November 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hi there. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. This month’s kit is fabulous. *You can find more information about the kit HERE. I decided to make a few gatefold cards using the main images from the kit’s stamp set… To create these cards… 1. I cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. I trimmed a sliver off each

SSS Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop

Hello, friends. I’m thrilled to be part of a fun blog hop celebrating the latest release from Simon Says Stamp… I wanted to get a jump start on the Holiday Season, so I created a few Christmas tags using the new picture book dies. I like to make a bunch of tags to keep on hand so when it comes time to wrapping gifts, I’m ready to go… I die-cut THIS Deer, THIS Snowman, and THIS

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to Day 2 of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop.  Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of the stops that will be on “The Coloring Challenge Road Trip”& her favorite OnLine Card Classes.    The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring

STAMPtember 2017 Blog Hop

Hello. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… STAMPtember is here and I’m part of a fun blog hop today sharing some inspiration using THIS new stamp set. It’s one of my top favorites from the release because of it’s playful design and style of font. I stamped a couple sentiments on white cardstock cut with THIS die. I colored in the images by adding water to Distress Oxide Inks to create a watercolor.

SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop- Part 2

Hi, friends. I’m thrilled to be taking part in the SSS Encouraging Words Blog Hop. THIS release is full of awesome product, but THIS is my favorite. The images are adorable and I used all of the critters to create these cards… For all the cards, I used a partial embossing technique to create a focal point on each card. I haven’t reached for my embossing folders in awhile, so I broke them out and