St. Patrick’s Day Gift Basket

Hi, crafty friends. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought I’d share what I created for the teachers at my son’s school. I use any Holiday as an excuse to spoil them. 🙂 I shared a similar idea HERE last year and they were a hit. This year, I added a few different things to the basket as well as the tags… I’m currently obsessed with THIS stitching tag from My Favorite Things. I like that

Double Take: Stencil Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s technique shares how to create two backgrounds from one technique. I love time savers like this one. I created both of these cards in under fifteen minutes. It’s a great technique when you’re short on time and want to make multiple cards… For the first card, I inked up THIS gorgeous stencil with a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks (all our listed below in the supply list). I made sure to

Simon Says Stamp February 2018 Card Kit-A Colorful Crafty Life

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project features THIS February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. Instead of creating card examples, I wanted to share how you can decorate your envelopes… I really like that the card kit comes with three envelopes. For the first envelope… I stamped the images in the card kit’s stamp set on the flap of the envelope using THIS ink for a tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment underneath. Now it’s

New Year, New Blog, and Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends. Happy New Year! I decided to make the switch from Blogger to WordPress and I thought we could celebrate my with my first blog post. (More on that in a bit.) First, I want to share a new card design… Just because the holiday season is over, it doesn’t mean the giving has to stop. I created a gift card holder using THIS polar bear die. It works perfectly since the arms

Cards for Kindness

Hello. I’m excited to finally announce something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile. I’ve set up a Facebook album called, Cards for Kindness and uploaded photographs of cards I created that are for sale.Click HERE to see the available cards. There is no specific price for each card. It is by donation. All money given will go directly to some type of kindness. Right now, I’m focusing on the Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Creating cards from “Leftovers”

Hello. Thanks for stopping by today. Sometimes when I cook (which rarely happens!), I like to make a big meal so we eat the leftovers for the next day. I decided to use that same concept and create a card from the “leftovers”. Here’s what was left from some tags I recently made (and will share on the blog soon)… I did a lot of distress ink blending on a piece of THIS cardstock and

Cards for a Cause

Hello there. One of my favorite things about creating cards is that I can send them to put a smile on someone’s face. I love this hobby and one of my favorite things to do is spread kindness. My sweet friend, Jennifer McGuire is asking for cards to be sent in for a Cincinnati school that was recently vandalized. She wants to deliver cards for the staff and teachers along with some treats. This is

Kindness Shaker Card

Hello there. I’m back today with a shaker card… To create this card, I die-cut THIS heart from the center of a white cardstock panel and from a piece of fun foam. I applied four different colors of distress ink on top in rainbow order (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, and Cracked Pistachio). I adhered a piece of acetate behind the heart opening to serve as a window for the sequins. I wanted to

Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Today I want to share some cards I created for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. Lasting Hearts help mothers who have lost a child. The goal is to have doctors give a handmade card and book (“You’re the Mothers of all Mothers” by Angela Miller) to parents who have just lost a child via miscarriage. Having experienced two miscarriages during my infertility journey, this cause is so special to me and I wanted to participate.

Card Shower

Hi there. I have several cards to share for the Card Shower that Jennifer McGuire is hosting for Emily and Xander (two amazing kids that are battling cancer). You find all the information about the card shower HERE. You may have seen on my Instagram HERE that I found a stash of Doodlebug products that I’ve been hoarding…I mean collecting. I will admit that I’m a sucker for Doodlebug. I think their products are happy