Kim’s 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up Day 3: Mini Ink Pads

When I said I was doing a 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up, I hope you realize that I am not doing 30 consecutive days.  Mostly because it is the end of the school year and it has been very hectic.  I don’t really have a good excuse! Once you start cleaning up and working… Read More »

When You Have Just The Perfect Cover Die For A Sketch Challenge

I was excited to see this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge because I have the perfect cover die from Altenew for this sketch.  I also found a box of happiness from Catherine Pooler’s latest release on my doorstep when I drove into my driveway.  WIN-WIN! The background paper is a fun 6 x 6″ paper… Read More »

You Matter

What a fantastic sentiment for a card!  Who wouldn’t feel good when they opened that envelope and saw those words? One of the first stamp sets that I purchased from Catherine Pooler was on of her early Stamp of Approval sets called Count Your Blessings.  The stamp and die set here is called Bloomin’ Bouquet.… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers

I have had a crazy busy spring.  I bet you can relate.  It has been one thing after another and my craft kits have been sitting for two months. That’s right!  Two months!! I finally got to open and play with Simon Says Stamp May Kit called Delicate Flowers. What a fantastic kit this is… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Fluttering Friends Clean and Simple Card

  This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a nice clean and simple layout.  I peeked at the cards the other design team members made and realized that they all used patterned backgrounds. I’ve been skimping on the backgrounds lately, favoring some simple and quick splatters.  (I’m practicing my technique.) I also felt that this… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Strikes Again!

I have been loving all the new goodies that Catherine Pooler has been coming out with.  I honestly thought that I was showing a tremendous amount of self control when I placed my order last week with her new release. I really wanted to purchase that whole bundle, but I selected just a couple of… Read More »

Proud Mama

I’m hoping you indulge me for a minute!  This is not my typical card or technique share. I’m bragging! We are so proud that our daughter successfully completed her doctoral thesis defense today and she is officially Dr. Katie Skinner! (Well, Katherine actually.  To us she will always be Katie.) She now has her Doctorate… Read More »