What Are You Creating Today? + Video

Hello friends!  What are you creating on this quiet summer Sunday? I’ve been busy creating layer 1 of some soon to be fabulous mixed media backgrounds that I will be binding together to create my very own album for memory keeping!   I’ve created 16 backgrounds so far!  I created along with Vicki Boutin on Friday night during… Read More »

7 Kids Craft Store Video Hop August Release

I’m so excited to share the 7 Kids Craft Store August stamp release with you!  It’s exciting to be a part of the very first YouTube Design Team which we are launching with a YouTube Video Hop!  I will link all the design team videos below!! You have a chance to win a $20 gift card as well… Read More »

Using A Digital Stamp Set To Create A Water Scene

My husband is more than just an avid fisherman.  He writes books about it, gives talks about it and makes videos about it.  I felt that required that I select at least one digital stamp that involved fish in some way! I selected the Fish Set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  I used my Copics to color… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself for August: Vacation Scrapbook Layout

How do you create a vacation layout when every single day feels like a vacation? I decided to take some pictures of what I was doing one day this week…I have a routine and I’m loving it. I’m using a little Cannon Ivy printer to print the pictures that I’m taking from my phone.  It’s so easy to… Read More »

Virtual Workshop With Bamboo Roses From Altenew

We finally got our power back about an hour ago!  We got walloped by that tropical storm that came through Long Island.  On the East End, we actually had a tornado warning!  The storm had severe thunderstorms on the south shore of the island and we live on the north shore directly across the bay from that.  The… Read More »

Creating a Quirky Card With Stamping Bella Stamps

I think you can only create quirkly cards with Stamping Bella Stamps!  I recently discovered this stamp company and I’m loving the humor in their stamps and sentiments.   The stamp set that I used is from the Oddball Collection!  Gotta love it! For my layout, I’m using this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge which you will find… Read More »

Create A Quick Picnic Themed Card With A Card Sketch Challenge

Today’s card is a quick and easy card with a Picnic Theme and I used this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to create my layout. I’ve also used Catherine Pooler’s brand new A Tisket, A Tasket 6 x 6″ patterned paper along with a stamp set from Woodware Craft Collection called Beetle Flower.  This is my very first… Read More »

The Papercrafting Project I’m Most Enjoying Right Now!

I’ve never considered myself a hoarder…except with craft supplies. It’s ridiculous, really.  I have some supplies I’ve had since the 80’s!  Seriously!! When the quarantine hit, I found myself separated from my craft stash.  It was in New York and I was in Florida celebrating being newly retired.  I had some basic supplies and had plenty to keep… Read More »

Building Your Holiday Card Stash: Quick And Easy Christmas Card

It’s never too early to build your holiday card stash!  Creating just a couple of holiday cards a week for the next 12 weeks can help to make your festivities more relaxing when November and December get here!   This is holiday card #1 for me!  I kept it simple and used Catherine Pooler’s new Peeking Pets stamp… Read More »

Create A Quick Summer Card With Club Sursee

Have you subscribed to any craft kits lately? I have tried out a few and I decided it was time to pick one or two that I really like and that I want to keep getting.  I decided that I love the Simon Says Stamp card kits that I get each month.  I feel like I get great… Read More »

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 »