Crayon Textured Backgrounds

Hi, crafty friends. Recently, I went through a creative block and it was lasting longer than I’d like. Since this is my job, I don’t have time to wait for it to come back. Whenever this happens, I find I can get out of it by just playing. My son’s crayons were laying out on my craft desk next to THIS embossing plate. I started to think what would happen if I laid paper on

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

Spotlight Coloring

Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card features spotlight coloring… I stamped THIS background die using THIS white pigment ink using my MISTI. After the ink was dry, I colored in a portion of the background to draw the eye in and focus on the sentiment. I placed the piece back into my MISTI and stamped again with the white pigment ink. This really makes the image pop. I die-cut the center portion of the background using

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

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

Embellishing Gift Packages

Hello. Today I’m sharing how to embellish gift packages. I will be focusing on Holiday gift packages for this project, but you could do this for any special occasion. So, do you remember THIS speech bubble card set I created? Well, I had the negative glitter die-cuts left over and wanted to put them to good use… I simply adhered the negative pieces to the left over white speech bubbles. Easy peasy. Then I adhered them to

Classic Christmas Card

Hi, there. Today’s classic style Christmas card features a way to stretch the use of your dies… I used THIS die but not as it was intended. I needed a bow that was a bit larger and wider to fill the space. So instead of cutting one top portion of the bow, I cut two. I connected the two in the middle, making the bow much wider.  For the background, I stamped stripes using THIS

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 and family

Gift Giving Challenge

Hello. The Little Tangles Challenge Blog just announced a new challenge and it’s all about gift giving. I needed to make a bunch of quick Christmas gifts for some of the staff at my son’s school… I started by cutting THESE scalloped rectangles from white cardstock. I applied some of THIS with THIS stencil to create some snow and add texture. I used THIS stitched slope die to create a hill slope on the bottom

SSS 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