Category Archives: All occassion

Have You Notices How Metallic Elements Create Special Cards?

  My son and I used to browse the card isles of a couple local stores while we were waiting for my daughter during her afterschool sports practice.  We really enjoyed finding cards to make each other laugh.  I learned that we had very similar quirky humor as we laughed on those afternoons. I also noticed that the… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies Card

Here is a quick card share for you today using Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies stamp set and the Feeling Chilly 6 x 6″ patterned paper set.  I also added some Peppermint Scrub embossing glitter on the snowflakes from the Baby It’s Cold Outside die set and the WISH die that I got for free from Taylored Expressions. Just… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Challenge: Case the Designer

This week’s Paper Craft Crew is a 2 week challenge and this is the second week of the challenge.  I just wanted to remind you that this is the CASE (copy and share everything) one of the Design Team members.  Pick a card that you love from their blog and create your own version of it. Perhaps you… Read More »

Create Custom Color Card Stock For Layering Dies

I’ve had Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Die set on my wish list for almost two years!  I finally splurged when I saw they created a creativity kit and it was part of the bundle. Altenew bundles products into Creativity Kits that they release weekly with a set of instructional videos that you can purchase to get your creative… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of alcohol inks and… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Fluttering Friends Clean and Simple Card

  This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a nice clean and simple layout.  I peeked at the cards the other design team members made and realized that they all used patterned backgrounds. I’ve been skimping on the backgrounds lately, favoring some simple and quick splatters.  (I’m practicing my technique.) I also felt that this sketch would allow… Read More »

Proud Mama

I’m hoping you indulge me for a minute!  This is not my typical card or technique share. I’m bragging! We are so proud that our daughter successfully completed her doctoral thesis defense today and she is officially Dr. Katie Skinner! (Well, Katherine actually.  To us she will always be Katie.) She now has her Doctorate of Robotics from… Read More »