Quick Tip To Make Fast Cards

Lately I just seem to have so little time to make my cards.  You know what that’s like.  Some months it seems like you just don’t have time for yourself. I had wonderful reasons for not having time for myself.  My daughter was able to spend the last month with us, which was fabulous.  She just finished her… Read More »

Paper Craft Crew Challenge: Case the Designer

This week’s Paper Craft Crew is a 2 week challenge and this is the second week of the challenge.  I just wanted to remind you that this is the CASE (copy and share everything) one of the Design Team members.  Pick a card that you love from their blog and create your own version of it. Perhaps you… Read More »

When You Need A Quick Card Go To Your Craft Stash

If ever I needed a card to be quick, this is it! What a day! I needed to create a card for my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I had 15 minutes to make the card, take the picture and write this blog post. Here is what I came up with: I pulled out my binder of premade… Read More »

Tips and Tricks For Using Turnabout Stamps + 4 Card Ideas

I fell in love with my first Concord & 9th stamp set and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Now they have invented the Turnabout stamps and I just love them. I love how versatile they are and I wanted to share that with  you today.  I created 4 cards from the Butterfly Love Turnabout Stamp and Dies and… Read More »

Can You Guess My Favorite Totally Tiffany Organizing Product?

Over the last few months, I have been sharing a bunch of Totally Tiffany organizing products.  I answered a Design Team call because Tiffany was forming a blogging troop and was delighted when she selected me. I had never tried any of her products before, but my sister has been raving about the Scrap Rack and the carts.… Read More »

CASEing A Fellow Design Team Members Card Challenge

The entire Paper Craft Crew Design Team has been having a busy summer.  Someone suggested that we CASE a fellow team members card for this week’s challenge.  This sounded like fun and it gave me an excuse to sit for a while and browse my teamies blogs.  What a talented group of people! I decided to CASE (Copy… Read More »

Flowers In Bloom Card Kit With Color Burst Trio Technique

The July My Favorite Things Card Kit is called Flowers in Bloom and it has some fun Color Burst powders and watercolor papers from Ken Oliver.  It also had a stamp and die set with some card stock as well. The Color Burst Powders were a lot of fun to play with.  I experimented with several ways to… Read More »

30 Day Craft Room Clean Up: Day 5 PAPER!

When asked what my greatest organizing challenge is whether it is household organizing or craft room organizing, my answer is always the same.  PAPER! My nemesis! By nature I pile things when I get busy or don’t feel like dealing with something and that something is almost always paper.  (Although clean laundry would be a close second.) I’ve… Read More »

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 »