14 Day Coloring Challenge

Have you ever participated in a color challenge? I’ve been interested in doing the 30 day coloring challenge, but I never seem to have a 30 day period where I know I can actually commit to coloring every single day.  This 14 day challenge seemed like a good starting point. It’s been very different than I expected.  This… Read More »

Thankful Flowers With Alcohol Markers

  Have you ever had a stamp set that you just couldn’t get enough of? The Thankful Flowers stamp set from the Simon Says Card Kit has not moved from my studio table since I got it! I just keep pulling out those fabulous florals to color with my alcohol markers. Here is a single layer clean and… Read More »

Alcohol Ink Backgrounds With Altenew Marker Re-Inkers

Here is one more quick card to share with you using the Altenew Artist Marker Re-Inkers on Yupo paper. I used some rubbing alcohol, the Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine, and Desert Night reinkers on the Yupo paper and dabbed the excess off with a microfiber cloth.  This gave some fun texture. Once this dried, I used the Atlenew… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Alcohol Re-inkers

Have you tried creating a card background with alcohol ink yet? You’ll be hooked when you do! The cards that I created to share with you today and tomorrow are both created with Altenew Alcohol Re-Inkers.  The re-inkers are actually the Altenew Artist Marker refill inks, but they work beautifully on Yupo paper to create amazing backgrounds for… Read More »

Two Week Alcohol Marker Coloring Challenge

I’ve been subscribing to the Hedgehog Hollow Kits almost from the beginning.  This is another kit that I enjoy because it comes with amazing products.  The August box came with 3 sets of 3 Nuvo Alcohol Markers, two stamp sets and a tote bag along with papers, envelopes and more. Alexandra started a two week alcohol marker challenge… Read More »

A Quick Single Layer Fall Card

Another quick card for you today. I was in the mood for a clean and simple single layer card.  I pulled out Concord & 9th’s Autumn Harvest bundle and attempted a no line coloring technique. This week’s Paper Craft Crew is actually a Halloween themed card and the pumpkin was the handiest image I had! I played with… Read More »

Using Patterned Paper For A Quick Background

Do you have too much patterned paper in your stash? If you are anything like me, you don’t completely use up a package of patterned paper before you fall in love with a new one. I limit myself to only purchasing 6×6″ paper stacks that have timeless patterns that I will eventually use.  In theory. I also subscribe… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

Create Your Own Color Wheel Free Printables

  I have a gift for you today!  I just finished taking the Altenew Academy Color Blending class with Kelly Latevola and it was fabulous! The first lesson was all about color theory, creating color swatches and a color wheel. I’ve taken several color theory classes and I’ve been collecting my notes from them.  I decided it was… Read More »

Color Blending Practice Card

I’m taking a Color Blending class through Altenew Academy and I’m loving it.  It’s taught by Kelly Latevola who is one of my favorite colorists to watch.  For the first lesson, she had us create a color wheel and color swatches.  We did a lesson on color theory.   I will share all of that tomorrow along with… Read More »

Sweet Vintage Jar From Sunny Studio Stamps

I have a set of vintage jars that came from my grandmother’s house.  They are these fantastic blue glass jars and they are giant.  I absolutely love them. My card today was inspired by those jars and by this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. As soon as I saw the card sketch, I knew that I wanted to… Read More »

An Experiment With Premade Die Cuts

I wanted to try an experiment today using premade die cuts from My Mind’s Eye. I have some die cuts that I really like and I have been using for several projects recently.  It’s really a case of me not having a lot of time to create and just grabbing what is already on my desk! I needed… Read More »

My Favorite Things: Squirrels and Fall Colors!

It’s hard to resist a stamp set as cute as the MFT Stamps Squirrel! set.  The little squirrels and acorns were too adorable not to add to my shopping cart! This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was the perfect sketch to pull out some  of my favorite Sunny Studio Stamps 6×6″ patterned paper to use as the background… Read More »

A Clean and Simple Single Layer Card For Fall

I was in the mood for a clean and simple single layer card for today, so I took some liberties with the card sketches for my design teams. I’ve used Catherine Pooler’s Fluttering Friends stamp set and her mandarin spice, tiara, eucalyptus and icing on the cake inks.  I added some detailed coloring with my Altenew Artist markers… Read More »

Thankful For Fall Y’All!

I love making fall cards!  The colors and images always make my heart sing. I came home exhausted from work today and fell asleep.  I was awakened by the phone after only a 15 minute snooze.  It left me groggy and out of sorts. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling creative. Yet, once I got started I realized… Read More »