Check Out This Sticky Idea With Guest YouTuber Candace Cubito

I have a clever idea to share with you today from my friend and fellow crafter, Candace Cubito. We’ve been hearing about the new Sizzix Sticky Grid Sheets that are the latest, greatest product on the market. I would have tried them by now if they weren’t sold out every single time I’ve gone to order them. Well,… Read More »

Stretch Your Stamps With Hand Drawn Details

About a year ago, I picked up a book about Zentangle Pencil Drawing Techniques.  I really wanted to learn to add these fun drawings to my bullet journal pages. You know how it is…life happens.  You get busy, the kids need you to do this, you have to go visit family, the house needs a good cleaning, work… Read More »

Fun Scrapbooking Finds From A 5 Year Old Point Of View

I just have a quick post today.  When I was cleaning up a couple of weekends ago, I came across the first scrapbook pages my daughter ever made. She was 5 and in Kindergarten. I think they are pretty fabulous myself. I would say that she has a clean and simple style and her text gets right to… Read More »

Hello Spring, You Have Been Missed

Have you ever browsed an online stamp shop like Altenew and you think you’ve seen all the possible stamp sets they have.  Then you look again and there is stuff you’ve never seen before and you wonder how you missed that fabulous stamp set? That happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I found this cute… Read More »

Clean And Simple Welcome Home Card

Have you seen Catherine Pooler’s last Stamp of Approval release?  The Sweet Home Wreath stamp and die set is one of my very favorite stamp sets. It’s so versatile that I’ve used it a number of times since I’ve gotten it and every card is completely different than the ones I made before it. I has a layered… Read More »

Dandeline Wishes Clean And Simple One Layer Card

I love clean and simple one layer cards.  This is a quick and easy one! I used a stamp set that I love from Altenew called Dandelion Wishes.  It has fabulous sentiments to go along with the images. Isn’t this just a beautiful image? I love it.  There are several other images and some layering pieces that go… Read More »

Watercolor Scene Building Card

Once in a while I like to experiment with new techniques and new products. Well…I like to do it all the time. I really enjoy getting sucked into experimenting with techniques and products that I’ve never tried before. I LOVE the card that I made from just such an experiment! This may look like a hot mess to… Read More »

Starry Circles Die For A Quick Card

My Favorite Things Stamps has some really fantastic dies.  I have so many sets that I just go to all the time.  Their Stax dies and the Die-namics are just wonderful to have in your stash.  I love the shape dies that give you every size possible.  You just use those over and over and you really get… Read More »

Quick Clean And Simple Card For All Occasions

I wanted to create a quick and easy card that hints at spring. I can’t wait to see green on the trees again! This was so simple!  I used some scraps from my stash and a stamp set that I had not used yet. This is Altenew’s Blooming Branches.  I used their Milk Chocolate and Mountain Pine ink… Read More »

Quick And Easy Card For Paper Craft Crew

I created a quick and easy card for the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. I did edit a couple of things out of the sketch for my card.  As I look back through my blog photos over the years, the cards I like the least are often cards that I made for sketch challenges or color challenges.… Read More »

Clean And Simple Card Challenge

I’m combining this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge with the Double Trouble Challenge.  The card is a clean and simple card with lots of color and lots of white space. It also has a lot of dimension thanks to foam tape and foam dots! This is an older Catherine Pooler Designs Stamp of Approval stamp and die set… Read More »

New Release From Catherine Pooler

Catherine Pooler is releasing her new collection and it will be available on February 13! Mark your calendars! You can get a preview of some of the new goodies on by clicking the image below:    

Craft Organization: Knowing Where To Start

The cold, hard reality of crafting is that we need to keep our supplies organized.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t personally find that particularly interesting or fun. I just need to do it.  I really need to do it more than once a month. I can’t work on a table that looks like this: That’s… Read More »

Clean And Simple Love Card With Copics

I have been a physics teacher for 30 years.  Before that, I worked in a hospital lab for 5 years.  I spent 4 years of college and 2 years of grad school working in labs. The Cute Chemists stamp and die set from My Favorite Things makes me happy! It’s adorable and it embraces the nerdy lab girl… Read More »

New Challenges: No Line Watercoloring

Yesterday at lunch I needed a brain break so I watched a video Debby Hughes made about no line coloring.  Honestly, it was the most gorgeous card that I have ever seen.  She is my very favorite watercolorist. She makes it look so easy. When I got home from work, I pulled out my Peony Scrolls stamp set… Read More »