Do You Love Craft Kits?

I love craft kits. I like to have a craft kit subscription delivered to my home each month.  It’s like a little gift to myself and I always take an afternoon to do a little easy crafting in front of the TV. This month’s kit came in a pretty box that I’m using to store my extra backgrounds… Read More »

Card Making Technique: Stencil Tracing

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge ( inspired me to try a new stenciling technique.  Just when you think you’ve tried all the techniques, you find a new to you idea you can’t wait to try. This week’s sketch challenge:   I have a lot of stacking die shapes, but I don’t have a diamond shape! I do have… Read More »

Card Making Made Easy: Start with a Card Recipe or Sketch

I have several relaxing hobbies that I pursue daily.  Card making and scrapbooking are two of those, as is crochet. All three of my crafty passions are easy hobbies for any person to pick up and excel at. Card making should be an easy and relaxing hobby.  We are adding stamped images, sentiments, and pretty papers that actual… Read More »

Scrapbook Challenge YOUrself July Challenge

I LOVE the July challenge at the Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge.  The challenge is to add stitching to your layout!! You should definitely check out the challenge blog because every design team member added stitching in a different way! I kept mine simple! I have only tried stitching on my layout once and that was when we did… Read More »

Beginner Stamping: Cling Stamps Vs Clear Stamps

Stampin’ Up! sells two kinds of stamps: cling stamps and clear stamps.  They are both wonderful!   CLING STAMPS Cling stamps are made of red rubber and they are the classic stamps from childhood for many of us. I often call them rubber stamps, but you will see them listed as cling stamps in the catalog and on… Read More »

New Card Sketch Challenge

I have a new sketch to share with you for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for this week.   How pretty is this?  We all have a shelf full of floral stamps and dies that would work for this sketch! Here is my card:     Yep! Still playing with those whimsical birds from the Bird’s Eye View… Read More »

Create A Cardmaking Technique Album Using My Free Printables + Video

I started a new project today!  I’m creating a video series for cardmaking techniques and I’m creating a free printable for each technique.  You will find 3 printables below for techniques using the Stampin’ Write Markers.   I purchased a set of 12 of these little photo albums from Amazon a couple of years ago.  I pulled one… Read More »

Sketch Challenge for the Week

This week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is up for the week!  We would love to have you participate and share your creativity with us!  You can share from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or your blog.   Fun and different! Here is my take on this sketch:   I used my Irresistible Blooms stamp set that really has been my… Read More »

Mini Album with Interactive Elements and Stampin’ Up! Products

I absolutely loved making this project!!! I created a mini album and all the pages have interactive elements. I made the album out of the new Sunny Springs Card set and the Calming Creek Card set from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   I love how this turned out!  I used pieces from all three of the… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: A Sketch Challenge

For the month of June, we have a sketch challenge going at the Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge blog.     I always love the months we use a Page Maps sketch for our challenge.  This is a fun one!       Here is my take on the sketch:   So the designer series paper pack that I’m… Read More »

New Sketch Challenge!

I love a good sketch!  This week’s sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is a good one! I love when a sketch includes a basic shape behind a focal image.  It always provides a nice anchor for my decorative stamped and die bits.  It also provides an opportunity to use some go to dies. In my case,… Read More »


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