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 »

Catherine Pooler Strikes Again!

I have been loving all the new goodies that Catherine Pooler has been coming out with.  I honestly thought that I was showing a tremendous amount of self control when I placed my order last week with her new release. I really wanted to purchase that whole bundle, but I selected just a couple of things including her… Read More »

Proud Mama

I’m hoping you indulge me for a minute!  This is not my typical card or technique share. I’m bragging! We are so proud that our daughter successfully completed her doctoral thesis defense today and she is officially Dr. Katie Skinner! (Well, Katherine actually.  To us she will always be Katie.) She now has her Doctorate of Robotics from… Read More »

Petite Posie Freebie Stamp Set

I know it’s been a while since I posted.  April and May are such busy months at school preparing all my students for the advanced placement tests. I feel burned out, I can’t even imagine how they are feeling. There has been no time to play in my studio and that means no down time. In the midst… Read More »

A Clean And Simple Sympathy Card

I had two cards to make tonight and they both needed to be quick and easy or they weren’t getting done. This card is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Challenge. Once again, I watercolored one of the butterflies from this month’s Simon Says Stamp Card Kit using Altenew Watercolor Brushes and Canson XL watercolor paper.  I did… Read More »

Simon Says Stamp Kit And A Challenge

It’s been a crazy two weeks for me.  I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say that I’ve traveled to multiple states to take care of business and help both of my “kids”. I’m exhausted. There is nothing like treating  yourself to an hour or two of being creative to help you relax and revive!… Read More »

Bouquet Builder 2 With Copics

It’s nice to have a few minutes to sit down and create.  I have had so little time lately to spend in my studio.  It feels good when you finally have some time! I pulled out a Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder 2 stamp set that I have had for a bit and have not had the chance to… Read More »