2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is extra special to me. Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m taking part in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop to celebrate my son. My son (Aiden) was diagnosed two years ago with Autism and it has changed our lives. While Aiden may face challenges on a daily basis, his challenges do not define him. He is a very smart, funny, and affectionate six year old that lights...

Honey Bee Stamps: 12 Designers of Christmas

Hello, friends. I’m so honored to be a part of the 12 Designers of Christmas for Honey Bee Stamps. December 1 – 11 we will give away a $25 Gift Certificate to one person who comments on that day’s blog post December 12th we will give away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave comments daily!   So I’m not a coffee drinker, but I have many friends...

SSS December Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 3

Hi there. I’m back today sharing more inspiration using THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed Day One, click HERE. If you missed Day Two, click HERE. Today’s inspiration is a shaker card…. I die-cut two of the patterned papers from the kit using THIS die. I white heat embossed a sentiment on a sheet of THIS acetate and adhered it on top of several layers of THIS die using THIS...

Snowman Shaker Card with Frosted Window

Hello, friends. Today, I’m sharing a winter themed shaker card featuring a frosted window technique… Let’s talk about the technique first. I cut a piece of acetate using one of THESE circle dies. I just used a piece of recycled packaging for the acetate. I adhered one of THESE stencils on top using a small piece of tape towards the bottom (since that part would be hidden). I applied some of THIS embossing paste...

Shaker Window Halloween Treat Bags

Hello. Today I have something a little different for you. I love to make treat bags and I wanted to incorporate a fun shaker element, similar to a shaker card. Here’s what I came up with… I started with three small Halloween gift bags that I picked up at Target in their dollar spot. (Don’t you love the Target dollar spot!?) I traced the inside of the die on the front panel of the...

Ghost Shaker Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a shaker card featuring THIS adorable stamp set designed by Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp. Isn’t it adorable!? I created this shaker card a bit differently than I normally do after watching THIS video from Jennifer McGuire. She is a creative genius! It makes creating a shaker card so much easier and I love the support the cardstock gives instead of the fun foam. If you haven’t watched it...

Snowflake Shaker Card

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to make some special thank you cards to send to a few friends and family to say thank you for the holiday gifts they gave us. Shaker cards take a bit more time than a typical card, so I like to create them when I want to go the extra mile. I started off by white heat embossing a sentiment from THIS favorite stamp set of...

SSS January 2017 Card Kit

Hello. Today’s card uses goodies from THIS January Simon Says Stamp Card Kit… I was immediately drawn to the colored parchment papers in the kit and decided to stamp the gorgeous snowflake images on to a piece using the delicata pigment ink from the kit. I added white embossing powder on top and heat set it with my heat gun (after it was good and hot to prevent any warping).   I knew I...

Unexpected Shaker Elements

Hello there. Little Tangles (The Neat and Tangled Challenge Blog) just announced their latest challenge and it’s all about Shakers/Sequins… I’ve been eager to use THIS sweet (pun intended) donut set for awhile. The images are adorable and it got me thinking about…well…donuts. LOL What goes with donuts? Sprinkles!  I decided to use this unexpected shaker element to put a smile on the recipient’s face… Make sure to check out the card in action HERE....

I Love Hero Arts-Day 5-Wrap Up

I can’t believe the I Love Hero Arts week is coming to an end. I’ve had so much fun this week and hope you have to! Make sure to check out all the previous days for more Hero Arts projects and giveaways… DAY ONE DAY TWO DAY THREE DAY FOUR Today’s cards are perfect for heading into the weekend and summer… THIS set from Hero Arts is so fun and I thought it would...