Using An Altenew Freebie To Create A One Layer Card

Don’t you love the feeling of starting with a blank piece of cardstock and creating something amazing out of it? One of my favorite things about coloring with alcohol markers is taking a plain piece of paper and creating a scene with dimension.  I recently received a beautiful stamp set from Altenew as a thank you.  It has… Read More »

Exciting News: New Design Team

I’m so excited to share that I was invited to join the Design Team for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez! Patricia has a stamp store on Etsy that has stamps and digital images that you can purchase and they are VERY cute!  If you love creating with images of critters, kids, and mermaids of all species you will… Read More »

5 Cards With 1 Stamp Set From Whimsy Stamps + Video

I have 5 cards to share with you today!  One is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge, so I will start with that. I’m using the Layered Dahlia stamp set from Whimsy Stamps.  It has so many stamps in this set and they can be used in so many ways.  I thought I’d share a few ideas… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit With Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel

The June card kit for Simon Says Stamps was pretty terrific!  It came with a giant stamp set, a stencil, card stock, envelopes, inspiration, 6 x 8″ patterned paper, Tim Holtz Ideaology clippings stickers and Typography Findings, and Gina K. Glitz Glitter Gel. You bet I played with the glitter gel and stencil.  Let me tell you…it is… Read More »

Create Cards With Digital Images, Copics And Ditress Oxides

Have you purchased and used any digital images?  I have been amazed at the fabulous digital images you can purchase online.  Many of them are very intricate and detailed, but I’ve discovered some that are just adorable and perfect for someone new to the digi files and Copic coloring. Browsing blogs and Pinterest, you tend to see very… Read More »

Catherine Pooler’s Fly Daddy Collection

Just in time for Father’s Day!  Catherine Pooler has released a fantastic masculine collection called Fly Daddy!  It’s a fun set full of fishing related stamps and sentiments.  I know that my husband will love this!   Supply List: Are you interested in the products I used?  To make them easier for you to find, I have linked… Read More »

Happy Hippos CAS Card With Alcohol Markers

The Happy Hippos stamp set from MFT Stamps was too irresistibly cute for me not to order it!  The little hippos and birds made me want to color them. MFT Stamps has so many adorable critter stamp sets that it’s hard to actually select just one stamp set.  I love to shop in their store on Wednesdays. Wednesday… Read More »

Clean And Simple Sketch Challenge

You are cordially invited to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team to play along with our sketch challenge this week!  The sketch is a nice clean and simple sketch. This is another one that is going in my digital file because it is another classic sketch with lots of possibilities. I decided to tip this sketch… Read More »

Quick Card Using Stash On My Table!

That’s right!  I cleaned my craft room today to pack up a few things that I want to take home with me and I found some watercolor pieces that I had made a couple of months ago. I added some marker touches and created a very quick card out of the leftovers.  I hated not using them! I… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself May Challenge: MOM!

May is such a lovely month to celebrate Mothers.  Spring is finally here and everything is blooming and the sun is shining.  I’ve always loved that the school year was starting to wind down and the celebrations and get togethers were beginning. This month’s scrapbook challenge at Challenge YOUrself is all about MOM! Remember the rule is that… Read More »

Coloring Florals With Alcohol Markers + Video

Have you ever watched several different people teach the same skill?  They all teach the skill differently. That’s true when you are learning to watercolor or to color with alcohol markers. I’ve taken classes with many different people and they all have their own styles.  I find myself practicing their techniques and then combining the tidbits that I… Read More »