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

Wild About You

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back with a masculine card design perfect for Valentine’s Day… I find it difficult to create masculine cards and usually Valentine’s Day is flooded with pink and red. However, after stamping, coloring and cutting out the image from THIS stamp set, I kept the rest of the card design simple to make the color combination pop. Since it was more earth tone colors, it lends itself to a masculine design.

Simon Says Stamp Friends Release

Hello. I’m sharing a few cards today featuring products form Simon Says Stamp’s Friends Release.  You can check out the entire release HERE. It’s fantastic! I had a hard time choosing just one product to play with, so I used three new products on my cards… I started by inking through THIS new stencil with various colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I love the chalk look it gives when it dries! I trimmed off a

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.

Rainbow Distress Oxide Background

Hi there. I’m sharing a one layer card today featuring a rainbow Distress Oxide Ink background… I applied a rainbow of Distress Oxide Ink colors to a piece of THIS cardstock using the bottoms of makeup sponge applicators. They have a square bottom and I used it to pounce colors in a line, overlapping each color. I sprayed it with THIS sprayer and dried it with THIS heat gun to achieve the texture. I stamped

SSS February 2017 Card Kit

Hello and welcome. I’m sharing a card today using THIS adorable new card kit from Simon Says Stamp… Click HERE for more information about this kit Here’s the card I created… I started by cutting a panel using THIS die and covering it with THIS distress ink. I sprayed some water using THIS sprayer to create water spots and add some subtle interest. After stamping the sentiment from the kit’s stamp set using my MISTI,

I Love Neat & Tangled- Day Two

Hello. I’m back for Day Two of the I love Neat & Tangled company spotlight week. (You can click HERE for Day One if you missed it.) For today’s project… I created a clean and simple card. I stamped the images from THIS adorable set using THIS ink on to a sheet of THIS cardstock. After coloring the images in, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS

LT Sketch Challenge

Hi there. The new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge Blog is a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch and the card I created for it… I stamped the adorable mermaid image and sentiment from THIS stamp set on to THIS cardstock using THIS ink. I clear heat embossed it and painted it using THESE watercolors. I cut strips of THIS patterned paper for the background and adhered them together. I cut them out

Photo Cards

Hi there. I’m back today sharing some cards I created for some of my crafty friends… Twice a year, my friends and I have a craft retreat where some of my favorite people around the world (we have some ladies who fly in from England!) come and spend the weekend crafting. It is so much fun that my local group of crafty friends like to get together in between those larger retreats and meet up

Layered Watercolor

Hi there! I hope your week is going well. I wanted to share a card I created featuring Layered Watercolor… I used THESE Zig Markers as my watercolor medium and did a similar technique as seen in THIS previous post, but took it a step further and added more watercolor layers on top to intensify the colors and give it an artsy, organic look… I started by stamping the floral images from THIS stamp set