Category Archives: Clubs and Stamp Camps

3 More Scrapbook Layouts With The October Hip Kit Club

Participating in a month long layout a day challenge is really quite a challenge!  I’m enjoying it immensely and I am loving all the scrapbooking that I’ve been doing. I don’t think I’ll ever give up stamping and cardmaking, but I am finding that right now, I’m really loving the scrapbooking. Scrapbooking was how I got involved in… Read More »

Take A Virtual Workshop To Craft With Friends

Or craft with complete strangers!  I signed up for a couple of Altenew’s Virtual Workshops just for the fun of actually interacting with someone other than my husband.  We’ve been blissfully married for 35 years, but sometimes I like to spend some time with other crafty peeps.  Just hearing other crafters chatter while you create a card feels… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

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 »

Early Bird Special On New Card Classes!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Special on my two new classes! For the next week (until October 6) you can purchase my two new card classes for $17.95 each!  After October 6, the price of the classes will go up to $24.95! Class 1: Quick and Stylish Christmas Cards Get 8 Christmas card ideas and printable instructions! … Read More »

Henry Says That We Can Create Easy Animal Backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!

I’ve been playing with background stamping.  I’m trying things that are outside the stamp case!  Yesterday, I posted a video tutorial and card idea for clear block background stamping.  Today, I have a tutorial on making a Faux Animal Print background.  I just love the look that I got using cut up pieces of the left over rubber… Read More »

A Great Scrapbook Layout

Not only can you participate in weekly card sketch challenges at Paper Craft Crew, you can participate in monthly scrapbook page sketch challenges!!!  I love this.  I have not created many scrapbook pages since my kids started college!  I have all of the high school graduation pictures to get into albums along with those first days of college… Read More »

Fun Stampin’ Up! Color Combinations

I just can’t find it in myself to use Fall and Christmas Colors.  After looking at the colors of the new papers in the Spring Mini and the Sale-a-bration flyer, I just had to move forward and use bright cheerful colors! The Paper Craft Crew Challenge 22 was not only a sketch challenge, it was also a color… Read More »