Altenew’s Flower Vine Stamp Set

One of my favorite stamp sets is Altenew Flower Vine.  I love how soft and sweet the image and sentiments are.  I was tempted to do this in just black and white and keep it as simple as possible. Instead, I’m using elements from two sketch challenges to create my card. The first is this week’s Atlantic Hearts… Read More »

Craft Room Organization: Journaling Supplies and Stamp Storage Supplies

I’m excited to share my latest craft organization find.  I’m so happy with my Totally Tiffany Companion Cart that I want to get at least one more! Full disclosure:  I joined the Totally Tiffany Blogging Troup and Tiffany graciously offered each of us the opportunity to select one item from her shop at any price point.  I selected… Read More »

2 Techniques For The Cottage Garden Background Stamp

I was very excited when I saw Catherine Pooler’s Welcome Home release.  I was also proud of myself for only ordering one small bundle from that release! I selected the Cottage Garden Bundle because I loved the graphic geometric feel of the main floral image in the two stamp sets that were included in the bundle.  Plus, I… Read More »

Simply Watercolored and Hand Sketched

A couple years ago, I took a class at Brit & Co on custom hand drawn houses.  The point of the class was to make them imperfect and get just enough detail in there so people could get the idea of what it was they were looking at. I loved that class.  It was an hour long and… Read More »

Waterbrush Marker Techniques

My cards today were totally inspired by the Altenew Blog Hop and Kelly Latevola’s card.  I wanted to give her technique a try with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Pens because they just came out with a new set of 10 colors! The more I play with them, the better I get and the more I can justify adding… Read More »

Playing With Altenew Artist Markers and Catherine Pooler Stamps

  Catherine Pooler recently released her Welcome Home collection. I impressed myself by just picking a couple of items. Self control is not one of my strengths! Altenew also recently released a new set of Artist Markers and I just could not resist playing with the new stuff! This is Catherine Pooler’s Cottage Garden Bundle.  It has a… Read More »

Playing With Hand Drawn Details

I’ve been taking a Zentangle class through Altenew Academy and it is fabulous. I’ve been meaning to tackle learning about this technique for a year and I’m finally taking the time to do it! I love the meditative quality of just drawing and focusing on what you are doing.  I find watercolor to be that way as well.… Read More »

Altenew Painted Butterflies + A Sketch Challenge

It’s time for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! This one is a frame of sorts and I always find these challenging. I decided to do a different twist on it than what I usually do with these types of card sketches.  This time, I randomly stamped images using Altenew’s Painted Butterflies stamp set in a variety of… Read More »

A Few Days Late And A Card Short

I missed my Paper Craft Crew card this week thanks to my 5th go round with this winter’s virus collection, so I thought I would share it with you now! This week’s sketch was a nice clean and simple sketch, so I thought I’d have some fun with it and use some new goodies and practice some alcohol… Read More »

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge With Mixed Mediums!

I took a clean and simple card sketch and gave it a lot of color! I used my Altenew Alcohol ink refills and created a rainbow on Yupo Paper with the Ocean Waves, Mango Smoothie and Ruby Red inks.  While that was drying, I pulled out the same colors of ink pads and created a blended rainbow on… Read More »

8 Quick Card Ideas With One Small Stamp Set

Today I have 8 quick card ideas with one small stamp set.  I recently purchased the Altenew Lavender Bud stamp and die set.  It is 3 stamps in total and one die.  The set was less that ten bucks.  I made 8 quick cards in less than 45 minutes to refresh my thank you card stash using Altenew’s… Read More »

Totally Tiffany Die, Stamp, & Supply Organizer For My Everyday Craft Tools

It’s no secret that my craft room is the home to all the unloved furniture, thrift store finds, dollar store deals, and yard sale goodies that I’ve collected over the years. While I don’t have one of those beautiful professionally designed and constructed craft rooms that we all drool over on Pinterest and the organizing Facebook groups we… Read More »

A Simple Beginner Single Layer Card

The challenge this week for the Paper Craft Crew is to create a simple single layer card that a beginner could make with minimal supplies. This card used a precut and pre-scored notecard in white card stock, a bone folder (although not necessary), a black ink pad, a stamp set and a clear block. That is it! The… Read More »

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge: Clean and Simple

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspired me to use a couple of new tools that I recently treated myself to.  Check out this card: I used Catherine Pooler’s aquatini and lime rickey inks to create the flower and leaves using the Bloomin’ Bouquet and Die set from a Stamp of Approval from long ago.  I still love… Read More »