Category Archives: Tools and Accessories

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 »

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 »