Making A Card Sketch My Own

Have you ever looked at a card sketch and felt no inspiration at all? That happened to me today when I sat down to look at this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. In all honesty, it is the PERFECT card sketch for using up your pretty paper scraps or Washi tapes. I just wasn’t feeling it until I… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies Holiday Card

Catherine Pooler always comes up with fun holiday stamp and paper designs. I needed a quick card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch and I pulled out her fabulous Patterns & Pine 6 x 6″ paper along with the sweet Happy Buddies stamp set and created a quick card with this week’s PCC sketch. How sweet is… Read More »

A Blog Hop, A Challenge, And A Technique

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a technique class I am teaching.  I wanted to participate in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I’m using this for my DT card for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. After the first of the year, I will be releasing several online classes and this… Read More »

Copic Coloring Winter Gnome

Are you an alcohol marker lover? Over the last year and a half, I’ve been working on my watercoloring and my alcohol marker coloring skills. I’ve taken a lot of classes with lots of different instructors. No two instructors have the same technique.  My goal is to try many different techniques and then see what works for me. … Read More »

More Stash Diving With Die Cut Ephemera

  Yesterday I shared a card made from die cut ephemera from my stash.  I have another card to share today from the same stash. You really can make quick and pretty cards from premade goodies you already have laying around. The card base is a premade set from Stampin’ Up!  They were just too pretty to resist! … Read More »

Stash Diving And A Sketch Challenge

Do you have those packages of premade die cuts and ephemera?  Perhaps you have a giant stash of them. I haven’t purchased any of those items for a very long time.  Until recently. I’ve been getting the Simon Says Stamps card kits for quite some time and every few months they will have some of the die cut… Read More »

Craft Room Maintenance

I spent last week trying to finish up a couple of classes that I have been taking and that involved creating projects to share in the class forums. Creating projects meant pulling out lots of fabulous stamps, dies and ink colors. I felt a high degree of frustration when I was using my Altenew inks because only about… Read More »

Altenew Modern Holiday Card Making

Are you at a point that you feel like you know every possible paper crafting technique? Sometimes it feels that way, but I still love taking classes. I always feel like if I get just one tip or idea, I’ve gotten value from the class and it was money well spent. I’m taking a class at Altenew Academy… Read More »

Scrap Your Stash October Challenge

Remember that I told you I found a photo file with pictures of my kids from 2005? This little photo file has given me a really fun excuse to do some scrapbooking! I’m participating n the Scrap Our Stash Challenge for October.  It’s a pick your side challenge.  They actually have two sketches you can choose from and… Read More »

Weekly Card Sketch Challenges

Here is a quick card for you using two sketch challenges that I combined into one card.   The sketches were very similar and I just modified my card a little to work for both of them!   I’m going to make this a very short post today.  I apologize for that, but I updated my blog and… Read More »

Stamp And Scrap Sunday: Altenew Fall Scrapbook Page

You will notice the date of this photo on this scrapbook page in my little journaling note. 2005.  Yep! I’ve got some scrapbooking catching up to do. I found a photo box with some fun pictures of my kids from 2005 and it is going to be fun to walk down memory lane while I scrapbook these! To… Read More »

14 Day Coloring Challenge

Have you ever participated in a color challenge? I’ve been interested in doing the 30 day coloring challenge, but I never seem to have a 30 day period where I know I can actually commit to coloring every single day.  This 14 day challenge seemed like a good starting point. It’s been very different than I expected.  This… Read More »

Thankful Flowers With Alcohol Markers

  Have you ever had a stamp set that you just couldn’t get enough of? The Thankful Flowers stamp set from the Simon Says Card Kit has not moved from my studio table since I got it! I just keep pulling out those fabulous florals to color with my alcohol markers. Here is a single layer clean and… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds With Altenew Marker Re-Inkers

Here is one more quick card to share with you using the Altenew Artist Marker Re-Inkers on Yupo paper. I used some rubbing alcohol, the Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, and Desert Night reinkers on the Yupo paper and dabbed the excess off with a microfiber cloth.  This gave some fun texture. Once this dried, I used the Atlenew… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Alcohol Re-inkers

Have you tried creating a card background with alcohol ink yet? You’ll be hooked when you do! The cards that I created to share with you today and tomorrow are both created with Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers.  The re-inkers are actually the Altenew Artist Marker refill inks, but they work beautifully on Yupo paper to create amazing backgrounds for… Read More »