Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set… Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel...

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...

Stamptember 2016-Tim Holtz

Hello! Today’s card features products from a collaboration by Tim Holtz and Simon Says Stamp in celebration of STAMPtember! HERE are the two exclusive products… Click HERE for more information on these products. I’m a big fan of Tim Holtz and his products and in honor of that, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and played with some alcohol inks for the background… Of course I had to use bright colors! I’m always...

STAMPtember 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! STAMPtember is finally here. I will be sharing lots of inspiration this month, but wanted to kick off the party by sharing a card created with THIS stamp set… I stamped the fairy image using THIS ink and then clear heat embossed it. I did this because I used THESE watercolors to color in the image and the heat embossing helps keep the colors separate. I...

On Trend: Pineapples

Hi there. Thanks so much for joining me today. I’ll admit that I’m not much of a trend follower but the pineapple trend has stolen my heart! THIS die from Hero Arts was so fun to play with that I decided to make multiple cards… The die is actually a Paper Layering Die, which means that it has special cut and score lines adding dimension to your project. However, I used it a different...

Inspired by Pinterest

Hi. I don’t know about you but I could pin on Pinterest for hours! (You can find me HERE on Pinterest.) I’m so inspired. I recently came across this picture… …and thought it would be a great source of inspiration for a Little Tangles Challenge. Isn’t it gorgeous!? I love summer and this picture makes me want to relax by the pool.  Here’s the card I created for the Challenge inspired by the picture...

Second Generation Embossing

Hello. Thanks for joining me today. I apologize for the lack of posting this past week. My computer was acting up and I had to take it in to get fixed. Boy, I didn’t realize how much I needed it until it was gone! Anyway, today I wanted to share a technique I like to call, “Second Generation Embossing”. I found this by accident when I went to emboss with my die-cutting machine and...

“Smeared” heat embossing technique

Hi friends. Today I’m sharing a fun technique that came by accident. I was doing some heat embossing on a card a few days ago when I accidentally smeared it while it was still hot. At first, I wasn’t happy I just ruined my project, but then I thought the look was kinda cool. I knew it would be the perfect technique for the candles in THIS stamp set… Here is my card… So...

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog- Guest Designer (Week 2)

 Hi and welcome. Today I’m sharing my project for the second week of my guest designing spot over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. The challenge this week is “Things that Fly” featuring American Crafts products. I decided to do a new spin on a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared HERE. She shared a technique where you ink up a wood embellishment and emboss it, creating a faux letterpress. I decided to...

Inspired by OCC- Card #2

Hello! As promised, I’m back today with another card inspired by Clean and Simple 4.  Jennifer McGuire taught an embossing technique on Day 7 that was so clever. Here is my take on it… I used some of THIS yummy cardstock as my base and used THIS die to create a scalloped frame. I heat embossed THIS sentiment in the center using THIS awesome embossing powder. I die-cut three balloons from THIS die using...