Stitching on Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to stitching on cards. I found it to be relaxing while I’m watching t.v. or when I’m a passenger in the car. I’ve made several cards but thought I’d share these mini cards today… I started by die-cutting THIS tag three times from white cardstock. If you’re having any trouble removing the die-cut holes, try using THIS metal shim in your big...

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...

Wreath Builder Stencils

Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with several cards featuring THIS wreath builder stencil… I haven’t been this excited about a product in awhile. It is so easy to use and gives such amazing results. I used THIS new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and created several wreath designs with the images… To create the wreath design, I placed the stencil in my MISTI and laid a piece of card stock inside the...

Concord & 9th March Guest Designer-Week 3

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday. Today’s cards features new products from Concord & 9th… I have to say that THIS stamp set was my favorite from the release. I think it’s because it reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in the 80’s and I remember having rainbow wallpaper in my bedroom.  It also reminds me of the rainbow care bear I dressed up as for Halloween when I was five. Every time...

Simple Thank You Cards

Hi, crafty friends. I have a simple thank you card to share that is easily mass produced… I die-cut THIS new border die on the left side of a white card stock panel and glued a piece of THIS patterned paper behind the openings to create a rainbow border. I stamped a thank you sentiment from THIS new stamp set using THIS ink and clear heat embossed it. I adhered the panel on top...

Simon Says Stamp March Release Blog Hop

Hi, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of the Blog Hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I used several new goodies on these three cards… I’ve recently joined the alcohol ink band wagon and have been experimenting by making backgrounds. I wanted to share a few ideas on how to use portions of the backgrounds that you aren’t happy with. The first background was created using THIS alcohol ink...

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...

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...

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...

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...