Author Archives: kim

About kim

I am a lifelong teacher with a passion for stamping, scrapbooking, sewing and paper crafts. I have been teaching high school science for 24 years. I am happily married with 2 kids in college!

Two Days Full Of Fun Surprises

I spent the weekend and the first 3 days of the week with the flu and finally dragged myself back to work on Thursday.  I hate missing work.  There are 125 kids depending on me every single day.  I never want to let them down. While I still did not feel well physically, it was… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Artist Markers

I created this flower on Friday to participate in the Flower Challenge.  Their challenge was to create a floral card with an older stamp and/or die.  I pulled out the Artistic Dahlia stamp that I had purchased from Hero Arts some time ago and never got around to using.  I bought it to practice coloring… Read More »

My Monthly Hero Fairy Card With Distress Oxide Background Techniques

This month’s My Monthly Hero kit was simply amazing! The kit always comes with a full size stamp set and coordinating die set wrapped in a piece of pretty ribbon. It usually has some extras like the shimmer cardstock, package of sequins and the Sakura Jelly Roll Sparkle Pen. I was seriously excited to find… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Holiday Challenge

This week’s Paper Craft Crew is a Holiday Challenge! I gleefully pulled out a few of my favorite things…my favorite poinsettia stamp from Catherine Pooler’s Tis The Season Winterhaven Collection and the Merry Christmas Layered Word Die from her Home For The Holidays Collection.  I stamped everything in Versa Mark ink and added Brustus Monroe’s… Read More »

My 2018 Favorite Craft Tools

There are some craft tools that I’ve had for years and they are still serving me well.  Then there are some new tools that I’ve discovered in the last year that I don’t know how I crafted without for so long! I always love seeing the crafting tools other people love and use.  I decided… Read More »

Less Is More: Clean And Simple Christmas Cards

I have a video for you today to show you how I created 3 clean and simple (CAS) one layer Christmas cards using the same basic layout for all 3, but each uses a different coloring medium. I am participating in this week’s Less Is More Challenge which is Old Holiday.  They are also having… Read More »