Take A Virtual Workshop To Craft With Friends

Or craft with complete strangers!  I signed up for a couple of Altenew’s Virtual Workshops just for the fun of actually interacting with someone other than my husband.  We’ve been blissfully married for 35 years, but sometimes I like to spend some time with other crafty peeps.  Just hearing other crafters chatter while you create a card feels… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Liquid Watercolor Inks

There are a number of liquid watercolor inks on the market today.  I’ve mostly used the watercolor brush markers and I quite like creating with them.  Altenew just came out with a new set this week.  It’s now on my wishlist! Day 3 of Altenew’s Elements of Watercoloring Mediums, we explored using the watercolor brush marker liquid ink… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Student Grade Paint Pan Sets

Watercolor paint sets wildly in price and types.  I’m guessing that the gold standard is Daniel Smith paints in the tubes.  Those are decadently expensive and that’s what Debby Hughes uses!  She’s a master watercolorist and she’s amazing. For day 2 of the Altenew Exploring Watercolor Mediums class, we used the student grade pan set from Altenew.  This… Read More »

Create A Quick Birthday Card With A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Have you ever played along with a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge? This week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and it’s a good one!  I chose the top row.  I used the masculine birthday theme with a watercolor background. I’m still playing with Catherine Pooler’s Let’s Party release and her new One Plus One release comes out today!! … 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 »

3 Card Ideas With Catherine Pooler’s Oh Snap Stamp Set

Catherine Pooler inks are special.  The stamp beautifully and you can do all kinds of techniques with them.  The vibrant colors are just so fun to work with as well.  These remain one of my 3 favorite ink brands. Today I played with the re-inkers.  I haven’t watercolored in quite awhile.  I decided it was time to play… Read More »

Christmas in July With Two Free Digital Stamps

You can get these two digital stamps for free until midnight tonight at the Kit and Clowder Facebook page.  These images are from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and you actually get the Koala hugging the Candy Cane and the Bauble. The Christmas Bauble comes as a single image.  I resized it and turned in different directions on… Read More »

Stamping and Scrapping Sunday: Over The Hedge Scrapbook Layout

Remember that time when you were browsing the 12 x 12″ papers in the craft store and you found the most beautiful pack of paper that you had ever seen?  You bought it and then you weren’t quite sure what you were going to do with it.  Something special for sure. That happened to me in February. I… Read More »

Digital Stamps: Butterfly and Flower Card and Bookmarks!

I have a couple of projects to share with you using my Butterfly and Flower Digital Stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez. I’ve used two digital stamps here.  The butterfly and flower is one stamp and the polka dot digital paper is the second.  I got several projects out of these two stamps today and I had… Read More »

Quick Tip For Your Misti

Do you have any little things that you do that make your crafting easier and neater? This is one of those little things that I’ve been doing for a while and it’s working really well for me. I recently got a new Misti. My old one took a tumble off my table onto the cement floor in my… Read More »

Create A Masculine Card Using Altenew’s Amazing Arrow Bundle

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I love taking classes and doing the virtual workshops.  I find it inspiring and I love the virtual thing because it’s like crafting with friends from the comfort of your own home.  I love the classes and workshops because I will never stop being eager… Read More »