Quick Card With Background Stencil Ink Blending

This card today is super quick and it uses a stencil to create an ink blending background for a fabulous sentiment from Pink Fresh Studios Word Series Believe Stamp Set. I used an old favorite Catherine Pooler stencil called Perfect Vines and the Real Red, Sauna, and Blue Suede Shoes CP inks with my Picket Fence blender brushes… Read More »

Create Custom Color Card Stock For Layering Dies

I’ve had Altenew’s Rose Flurries 3D Die set on my wish list for almost two years!  I finally splurged when I saw they created a creativity kit and it was part of the bundle. Altenew bundles products into Creativity Kits that they release weekly with a set of instructional videos that you can purchase to get your creative… Read More »

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 on fine-tuning your… Read More »

Clean And Simple Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Just a quick post today to share my design team card for the Paper Craft Crew challenge.  This is a 2 week challenge and it is a tic-tac-toe challenge. I worked an extra 5 hours today grading state exams for my students, so I need a quick and easy clean and simple card.  I chose to select my… 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 stack that I… 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. This is a… 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 alcohol inks and… Read More »

Kim’s Craft Room Clean Up Day 2

Pick a spot to start and just start! Is there a better way than to pick what you feel like doing for the day and just getting it done? When I assessed my room yesterday, I realized that I had started to reorganize a set of shelves that I have in the craft room way back at the… Read More »

Kim’s 30 Day Craft Room Clean Up

How does a craft room devolve into chaos so quickly? My work desk I understand.  I’m creating and it’s a messy process.  I experiment a lot and use a lot of products every single time I sit down to create. As long as I put it all away when I’m done or clean it up before I start… 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 month after month. … Read More »

Altenew Wallpaper Art CAS Card

CAS means clean and simple. Technically, a clean and simple card should be just one layer.  Since I was playing with this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch, which I loved, it’s not technically clean and simple because I have a layer and I popped my sentiment up on a foam strip. I did keep my focal image as… Read More »

Easily Mass Produce Cards With The Totally Tiffany Embossing Station!

Who doesn’t love getting new crafting goodies on their doorstep?  Late last week, I received the Hands Free Totally Tiffany Embossing Station. I was so busy with our little museum’s grand opening that I had no time to try this goodie out until yesterday and I’m very excited to share this with you! This takes up a space… 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 sketch would allow… Read More »

Concord & 9th Vintage Flower Stamp Set

Concord & 9th had a wonderful release last month.  I had a hard time selecting just a couple of items.  I could not resist this gorgeous Vintage Floral stamp and sentiment set. How pretty is that image?  That is one giant image and I think it is fabulous.  Next time I use it, I will watercolor it!  This… Read More »

Poignant Poppies Sympathy Card

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was just too good not to create a card for. I love this sketch.  You can make it clean and simple or use some fun background texture techniques. If I had more time this evening, I would have used some texture paste with my stencil.  But, alas, time is limited so some… Read More »