Category Archives: Technique-a-Week Beyond Basics

Scrapping 4 Fun Anything Goes Challenge: Gratitude

The theme for the next Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge is a Gratitude/Thank You/Thanksgiving challenge.  As always, it is an anything goes challenge, so you can create any project you want! I love that these are anything goes.  Sometimes you just want to make something besides a card!  Today, I created a scrapbook layout! We have 2 sponsors for… Read More »

A Sketch Challenge With The Create And Inkspire October Kit

I will confess that I was a little unsure of the stamp set included in this month’s Create and Inkspire card kit.  I love the value I’ve been getting in these kits!  This one came with some beautiful specialty papers and cardstock, a two step stencil, and some rub on luster paint. The papers are so nice, I… Read More »

Slimline Card Using Cute Critters Digital Stamp And Slimline Dies

Today’s card features the Cute  Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and the new Slimline Scalloped Frame from Sunny Studio Stamps. As soon as Patricia added this image to her online store, I knew that I had to make some cards with it.  These are just the cutest critters!  I LOVE the big… Read More »

How To Create A Quick And Easy Mixed Media Background Page For Scrapbooking

When you are learning new skills and techniques, you need to just keep practicing them.  I’ve been looking for opportunities to create mixed media backgrounds pages and use them in meaningful ways. Today, I have a video to share with you to show you how I made the background for this mixed media scrapbook layout using the Scrap… Read More »

25% Off Sale: 7 Kids Craft Supply Back To Faery School: How To Make Wings Sparkle

It is just too much fun to play with stamp sets that allow you to create scenes!  You can easily get lost in a day of masking, ink blending and coloring.  It’s so relaxing! Today, I want to share a video to share an easy way to color with alcohol markers and give you a trick to make… Read More »

How To Create A Single Layer Card With Faux Layers

I love single layer cards and I’ve been challenging myself to create more single layer cards. They use less resources and don’t require extra postage! I belong to several design teams and they often have sketch challenges that require a card to have several layers.  The many layered cards tend to be the ones that I don’t like… Read More »

What Are You Creating Today? + Video

Hello friends!  What are you creating on this quiet summer Sunday? I’ve been busy creating layer 1 of some soon to be fabulous mixed media backgrounds that I will be binding together to create my very own album for memory keeping!   I’ve created 16 backgrounds so far!  I created along with Vicki Boutin on Friday night during… Read More »

Technique-a-Week Beyond The Basics: Inlaid Die Cutting + Video

  Are you looking to take your card making and scrapbooking to the next level?  One great way to do that is with die cutting.  Inlaid die cutting is one of my particular favorite techniques that really gives your cards a WOW factor. Welcome to Technique-a-Week Beyond the Basics Video 2! I have several different inlaid tips and… Read More »