The Journey Begins With The Challenge YOUrself Design Team

I’m very excited to participate in my first challenge with the Design Team for the scrapbook Challenge Yourself blog.  A big thank you to Sharon Fritchman for selecting me to join the team.  I’m so humbled to be a part of this talented group. Make sure you check out the other designers pages and leave some comment love.… Read More »

Creating A 2020 Word Of The Year Journey Album

How many times have you started a new year with a new journal or calendar only to abandon it before the end of the first month? Too many times to count for me. This year I committed by signing up for a class with Ali Edwards and her One Little Word® class.  Each month I will get a… Read More »

Do You Have A 2020 Word Of The Year?

When I joined the Design Team for the Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge blog, I was excited and inspired to see the sketches and the challenges that Sharon Fritchman had created for us for the coming year. I was so inspired by a link she shared to Ali Edwards One Little Word® blog that I have actually spent the… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my friends! I truly hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Peaceful, restful and relaxed. (Are those things possible during the holiday season?!) A clean and simple holiday card to wish you all the best! This was inspired by this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: I tried to keep this quick, clean and simple by… Read More »

Create A Quick Monochrome Snowflake Card

I’m all about making quick cards these days. Thankfully, these days are soon going to be those days when I had no time. Retirement is only 3 more work days away! How sweet it is! For my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team card this week, I chose to keep my color palette to just white. The sketch… Read More »

Is It Time To Make The Christmas Cards?

Is it really December already? Where has time gone this year? It’s been a year of big changes for us with more to come in the next few weeks.  We are embracing them all! I finally sat down and made a Christmas card!  It’s time!! This image is a small portion of the actual stamp I used for… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies Card

Here is a quick card share for you today using Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies stamp set and the Feeling Chilly 6 x 6″ patterned paper set.  I also added some Peppermint Scrub embossing glitter on the snowflakes from the Baby It’s Cold Outside die set and the WISH die that I got for free from Taylored Expressions. Just… Read More »

A New Design Team For A New Chapter!

I’m really excited to share that I have been selected for the Challenge YOUrself Scrapbooking Design Team for 2020. I’m retiring from my teaching career after 31 years of teaching science on December 20 and I plan to blog full time.  I’m so looking forward to having time to create videos and to really share my papercrafting ideas… Read More »

Quick Card: Die Cutting With Scraps

I have a quick card to share with you.  This week’s Atlantic Heart’s Sketch Challenge inspired by card layout while the Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge inspired the colors. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was a nice and quick one that would actually be perfect for the Christmas Holiday. It’s so cute!  The wreath die cut that I… Read More »

Making A Card Sketch My Own

Have you ever looked at a card sketch and felt no inspiration at all? That happened to me today when I sat down to look at this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. In all honesty, it is the PERFECT card sketch for using up your pretty paper scraps or Washi tapes. I just wasn’t feeling it until I… Read More »

Catherine Pooler Happy Buddies Holiday Card

Catherine Pooler always comes up with fun holiday stamp and paper designs. I needed a quick card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch and I pulled out her fabulous Patterns & Pine 6 x 6″ paper along with the sweet Happy Buddies stamp set and created a quick card with this week’s PCC sketch. How sweet is… Read More »

A Blog Hop, A Challenge, And A Technique

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a technique class I am teaching.  I wanted to participate in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I’m using this for my DT card for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. After the first of the year, I will be releasing several online classes and this… Read More »

Copic Coloring Winter Gnome

Are you an alcohol marker lover? Over the last year and a half, I’ve been working on my watercoloring and my alcohol marker coloring skills. I’ve taken a lot of classes with lots of different instructors. No two instructors have the same technique.  My goal is to try many different techniques and then see what works for me. … Read More »

More Stash Diving With Die Cut Ephemera

  Yesterday I shared a card made from die cut ephemera from my stash.  I have another card to share today from the same stash. You really can make quick and pretty cards from premade goodies you already have laying around. The card base is a premade set from Stampin’ Up!  They were just too pretty to resist! … Read More »

Stash Diving And A Sketch Challenge

Do you have those packages of premade die cuts and ephemera?  Perhaps you have a giant stash of them. I haven’t purchased any of those items for a very long time.  Until recently. I’ve been getting the Simon Says Stamps card kits for quite some time and every few months they will have some of the die cut… Read More »