Category Archives: Challenges

How To Create A Single Layer Card With Faux Layers

I love single layer cards and I’ve been challenging myself to create more single layer cards. They use less resources and don’t require extra postage! I belong to several design teams and they often have sketch challenges that require a card to have several layers.  The many layered cards tend to be the ones that I don’t like… Read More »

Creating a Quirky Card With Stamping Bella Stamps

I think you can only create quirkly cards with Stamping Bella Stamps!  I recently discovered this stamp company and I’m loving the humor in their stamps and sentiments.   The stamp set that I used is from the Oddball Collection!  Gotta love it! For my layout, I’m using this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge which you will find… Read More »

Create A Quick Picnic Themed Card With A Card Sketch Challenge

Today’s card is a quick and easy card with a Picnic Theme and I used this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to create my layout. I’ve also used Catherine Pooler’s brand new A Tisket, A Tasket 6 x 6″ patterned paper along with a stamp set from Woodware Craft Collection called Beetle Flower.  This is my very first… Read More »

Stencil Technique: Dry Brush Glaze Background Technique

Have you tried pastes and glazes yet?  It’s one fun new mediums that have become trendy these days.  If you are like me, you have a few from several different companies.  You have glazes, pastes, glimmer pastes, mousses, glitter glazes, gessos, modeling paste, embossing pastes…am I right? The truth is that they all work about the same and… Read More »

Quick Card: Birthday Card With Altenew Layered Cupcakes Using A Template Trick!

Have you seen the Altenew Layered Cupcake stamp set? It’s not a new set. It’s been around for a while and I consider it a good staple for any craft stash.  It’s perfect for any holiday, but most especially for birthdays. I’ve had this stamp set for a while and I finally rediscovered it in my stash!  It’s… Read More »

Poppin’ Patterned Paper And A Fun Layout

Catherine Pooler’s latest release is wonderful.  It’s Let’s Party theme is just what we all need to bring some sunshine to our creations.  She usually releases a fun set of 6 x6″ patterned paper with her new releases and she did it again this time.  I LOVE the Poppin’ patterned paper.  It’s bright, colorful, and just fun! I… Read More »

Black and White Background With Pops Of Color

Have you fallen in love with the trendy black and white cards with pops of color yet? I saw a fun background stamp called Scribbled Rose from Taylored Expressions.  This had an outline background red rubber cling stamp with a set of clear stamps meant to fill in the roses and leaves when you stamped the background. I… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge For June: Summer Dreams

It’s time for this month’s theme challenge from Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge!  June’s challenge is Summer Dreams! I’ll be honest…I didn’t see the word summer.  I thought the challenge was about dreams…as in setting big goals and dreaming big!  My husband and I just realized a dream we’ve had that has been 12 years in the making!  We… Read More »