6 Crafty Ways To Get Through Winter

Last winter was long, cold, and dreary.  It was the first time I ever thought I might be suffering from seasonal affective disorder.  I just found the entire season to be dark and bleak. Needless to say, when I found Altenew Academy and started taking online crafting classes it perked me right up!  It’s amazing… Read More »

Create A Packed Heart Card!

I’m calling this the Packed Heart Card! It’s a mixed media card with what feels like a little bit of almost everything! I’ve got Glitter Glaze from Brutus Monroe that I used the Flowing Drops stencil with from Altenew. Then there is the alcohol ink heart cut with the new Sunny Studio scalloped and stitched… Read More »

Two Days Full Of Fun Surprises

I spent the weekend and the first 3 days of the week with the flu and finally dragged myself back to work on Thursday.  I hate missing work.  There are 125 kids depending on me every single day.  I never want to let them down. While I still did not feel well physically, it was… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Artist Markers

I created this flower on Friday to participate in the Flower Challenge.  Their challenge was to create a floral card with an older stamp and/or die.  I pulled out the Artistic Dahlia stamp that I had purchased from Hero Arts some time ago and never got around to using.  I bought it to practice coloring… Read More »

My Monthly Hero Fairy Card With Distress Oxide Background Techniques

This month’s My Monthly Hero kit was simply amazing! The kit always comes with a full size stamp set and coordinating die set wrapped in a piece of pretty ribbon. It usually has some extras like the shimmer cardstock, package of sequins and the Sakura Jelly Roll Sparkle Pen. I was seriously excited to find… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Holiday Challenge

This week’s Paper Craft Crew is a Holiday Challenge! I gleefully pulled out a few of my favorite things…my favorite poinsettia stamp from Catherine Pooler’s Tis The Season Winterhaven Collection and the Merry Christmas Layered Word Die from her Home For The Holidays Collection.  I stamped everything in Versa Mark ink and added Brustus Monroe’s… Read More »

My 2018 Favorite Craft Tools

There are some craft tools that I’ve had for years and they are still serving me well.  Then there are some new tools that I’ve discovered in the last year that I don’t know how I crafted without for so long! I always love seeing the crafting tools other people love and use.  I decided… Read More »