Category Archives: Tools and Accessories

Create A Pearlized Finish On Your Cards

Create a pretty pearlized sheen on your cards using the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Powder Blue and Mother of Pearl. I’m having a blast experimenting with this embellishment mousse just to see what I can do with it. Today’s card and technique was created using this week’s Paper Craft Crew card sketch.  This fabulous sketch… Read More »

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects

3 Techniques To Add Splatter and Watercolor Effects without using ink or watercolor paints. I’m still playing with my Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  It is truly addictive.  Now I just want to see how much I can do with this medium. It’s a challenge and I’ve accepted it! For today, I had heard that you could… Read More »

Add Color To Dark Cardstock With Embellishment Mousse Techniques

How often do you use your dark colors of cardstock for something other than a script die cut, a background mat or a card base? We don’t use our dark colors of cardstock for a lot of techniques because it is often hard to add color to it. Enter Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! Embellishment Mousse comes… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

Oh no!  I’ve fallen in love with yet another technique. That’s right.  Alcohol inks. Once again, this is a result of Altenew.  They keep coming out with new products and classes to go along with the products.  This starts my experimenting with the new products and techniques and before I know it…I’m HOOKED! Altenew came… Read More »

Giving Your Envelopes Some Love

Sometimes it is a nice thing to give your envelopes some love and coordinate them with your card. I just finished taking a holiday envelope class at Altenew Academy and I really enjoyed it.  I thought the ideas were fun and there was at least one project that is a perfect holiday idea that I… Read More »

Create A Quick And Easy Heat Embossed Foil Background Fall Card

I’m excited to be a guest designer for The Hedgehog Hollow blog again today.  I have the pleasure of sharing  a quick and easy heat embossed foil background for a fall card using the Hedgehog Hollow October card kit. One of the fantastic things you can do with stamp sets that are packed with a… Read More »

Stretch Your Craft Stash: Create A Plaid Background With Markers

I love when I can use my crafting tools for more than just one purpose.  I was inspired yesterday when I found the Crop Stop October Linky Party and there was a wonderful blog post about making plaid backgrounds with your markers. I have a set of Spectrum Noir markers that I’ve had for quite… Read More »

Starting An Art Journal With A Stencil Masking Technique

I’ve been experimenting, experimenting, and more experimenting with new techniques.  I’ve been sharing the successes and the “failures” with you here on my blog and on my YouTube channel.  Today, I decided that it is time to start an art journal. I find myself making a lot of cards that I never get around to… Read More »

Color Challenge For Fall

It’s time for the Paper Craft Crew to have a color challenge for fall! It’s orange, purple, lime green and one color of your choice…I chose a butterscotch yellow. I used the Hedgehog Hollow October Kit for this card.  The stamp set is from The Ink Road created exclusively for The Hedgehog Hollow.  I created… Read More »

Guest Designing At HedgeHog Hollow

I’m excited to be joining The Hedgehog Hollow as their Guest Designer today to share a few of the creations I’ve been working on using the special 2018 Holiday Edition Card Kit from The Hedgehog Hollow. This card kit is packed with amazing products.  I love these card kits because I always get to try… Read More »

Fall Floral With Distress Crayons On Watercolor Paper

Once again, I had to play with the distress crayons.  I have yet to find a watercolor technique that I don’t find completely relaxing. What a lovely way to spend an evening! I’m entering this in two challenges: Stamp, Ink, Paper has a Fall Floral challenge this week that I can’t resist participating in. I’m… Read More »

Mixed Media Art: Distress Crayons And Embossing On Canvas

Oh yeah!  I’m a mixed media artist. That’s what you should be telling your friends and family.  We don’t just craft.  We create art using a variety of mediums.  So far this week, I’ve used distress markers, distress crayons, watercolor paints, dye and pigment inks, embossing powders, perfect pearls, metallic elements, canvas, paper and lots… Read More »

World Card Making Day: Altenew Forever and Always With Ranger Markers

Thank you for joining me today on World Card Making Day! I’m celebrating by crafting all day and sharing my creations on YouTube and my blog!  I’m delighted that you are joining me.  I’m also celebrating by participating in some challenges today at The Flower Challenge.  They are celebrating their second birthday and the challenge… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Background With Alcohol Lift Ink

Wait!  What?! I create an alcohol ink background and then I use a special ink to lift some of it off my background? That’s what I said! If you follow me, you know that my latest class is all about re-inkers and I just fell in love with the re-inking techniques that I’ve been doing… Read More »