Category Archives: Techniques

4 Fun Cards Using The Cute Shaped Animals Digital Stamp Set

Did you ever have a stamp set that you enjoyed creating with so much that you actually had to force yourself to stop playing with it? That’s how I felt about today’s Cute Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia! I ended up making 4 cards just to fit all the critters that I colored.… Read More »

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday Guest Designer

Hi friends! I am guest designing on the STAMPlorations blog for the Throwback Thursday feature today.   I have 3 cards to share with you today featuring quick and easy backgrounds. My job is to select an inspiration card from another designer and re-create their card in 3 new ways. My inspiration card was created by the queen of… Read More »

Ombre 4 Ways!

The Make the Cards Challenge for this week is a fabulous Ombre challenge using shades of purple!  Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I could not resist this challenge!!  (Well…I did some resist for the challenge for card #4!) I don’t have a ton of colored cardstock in my craft room, so I opted to use… Read More »

Create A Technique File and Product Inventory With Technique Cards

One of my goals for 2021 is to do more mixed media.  Doing more mixed media means that I need to play with the mediums that I have and experiment with them. This is not a hardship!  I did decide that I would start creating a technique file that would allow me to practice techniques, keep a file… Read More »

5 Ways To Use The Essential Assorted Leaves Dies + Video Tutorial

There are some tools that are essential to  have in your craft stash, and the Assorted Leaves die set is one of those. Scrappy Tails Crafts just released a fabulous set of assorted leaves dies and I’m loving them.  I have 5 ways to use them to share with you today. You will also find a VIDEO TUTORIAL… Read More »

Easy DIY Mini Album With Sizzix Die Set

Do you have die sets sitting in your stash that you got on clearance and still haven’t used? I have this fantastic Sizzix thinlets die set for creating mini albums.  It has 15 dies that include some great embellishment dies for the pages. This is a perfect little die set to use up those 6 x 6” paper… Read More »

Stencil Technique: Watercolor Lifting Ink Blended Backgrounds With STAMPlorations

Hi friends!  I am the Throwback Thursday Guest Designer on the STAMPlorations blog today sharing 6 cards on the that I created using the Christmas tags created by Karola Rehnstrom for  as my inspiration! The Throwback Thursday feature allows me to select a project previously created by one of the other design team members and shared on STAMPlorations. … Read More »

10 Minute Card: Bright & Easy Spring Card With Scrappy Tails Crafts Dies

I’m all about 10 minute cards lately!  It seems that so many of the stamp sets that are available are perfect for coloring with whatever your favorite medium is and I LOVE them.  I love my alcohol markers and my watercolors, especially if I have an afternoon or evening that I can spend working on my project. Then… Read More »

DIY Valentines: Create 2 Adorable Cards With The Sweet Bear Scrappy Tails Stamp Set

Scrappy Tails Crafts hit it out of the park with the January release!  They had numerous fabulous stamp sets and die sets.  It was very hard to select what I wanted to play with from this release. You know how it is!  You want it all!! I selected the adorable Sweet Bear stamp set because I thought it… Read More »

Design Team Challenge Competition For Scrapping 4 Fun

I’m participating in a design team challenge competition with my Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge design team.  We were given the challenge to create a project using a color challenge with the twist of a song or poem line included somehow.   I love the color challenge!  How gorgeous are these colors together? Of course, I immediately made myself… Read More »

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 »