Category Archives: Challenges

Quick Card With Background Stencil Ink Blending

This card today is super quick and it uses a stencil to create an ink blending background for a fabulous sentiment from Pink Fresh Studios Word Series Believe Stamp Set. I used an old favorite Catherine Pooler stencil called Perfect Vines and the Real Red, Sauna, and Blue Suede Shoes CP inks with my Picket… 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… Read More »

When You Have Just The Perfect Cover Die For A Sketch Challenge

I was excited to see this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge because I have the perfect cover die from Altenew for this sketch.  I also found a box of happiness from Catherine Pooler’s latest release on my doorstep when I drove into my driveway.  WIN-WIN! The background paper is a fun 6 x 6″ paper… 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… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers

I have had a crazy busy spring.  I bet you can relate.  It has been one thing after another and my craft kits have been sitting for two months. That’s right!  Two months!! I finally got to open and play with Simon Says Stamp May Kit called Delicate Flowers. What a fantastic kit this is… 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… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Strikes Again!

I have been loving all the new goodies that Catherine Pooler has been coming out with.  I honestly thought that I was showing a tremendous amount of self control when I placed my order last week with her new release. I really wanted to purchase that whole bundle, but I selected just a couple of… Read More »

2 Techniques For The Cottage Garden Background Stamp

I was very excited when I saw Catherine Pooler’s Welcome Home release.  I was also proud of myself for only ordering one small bundle from that release! I selected the Cottage Garden Bundle because I loved the graphic geometric feel of the main floral image in the two stamp sets that were included in the… Read More »