Star Stampz January Challenge: Animals

This month’s Star Stampz challenge is all about animals!   I selected this adorable dragon from the Dragon and Knight digital stamp that I have in my stash.  I created a card for my son last year with this digi and decided to use it again.  This time, I modified the digi by eliminating the knight and just… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself January 2023 Scrapbook Challenge

Happy 2023! It’s time for a Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge.  The first challenge of the year is to create a 2022 Year in Review layout.   I had a lot of fun with this challenge! I don’t think I’ve ever done a year in review layout before and it was eye opening to really see highlights of the… Read More »

Kendra’s Card Challenge: Win a Prize!

It’s time for another Kendra’s Card Challenge! You can go to Kendra’s blog and download the cutting diagrams and layout sketches to create 15 cards from 6 pieces of patterned paper.  The cutting templates and the card layout sketches are FREE!!  That’s 15 sketches of card inspiration friends and a great way to use up that patterned paper… Read More »

December Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Layout Challenge

I hope your holiday season has been, and continues to be, joyful! It’s the start of a new Challenge YOUrself scrapbook challenge!  This month’s theme is black and white photos.       I used the October Hip Kit Club kit to create my layout.  I absolutely loved the color scheme of this kit!  It was less pastel… Read More »

Star Stampz November Challenge Reminder!

I am posting a reminder that the Star Stampz Challenge ends on December 8 for this month! This month’s challenge is an anything goes with a focus on nature. This month, I used the Autumn Gift digi from the Star Stampz Shop on Etsy. I love this sweet image.  When I first started coloring the digi images from… Read More »

Three Room Studio Happy Birthday Challenge!

We have a new challenge on the Three Room Studio blog today!  The theme for the challenge is Happy Birthday! You can never have too many birthday cards!   I used several stamp sets to create my project today.  Check it out: I used the amazing Awesome Coffee clear stamp set for my image. I just love that… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge for November!

This month’s theme for the scrapbook layout challenge on the Challenge YOUrself blog is to use your own handwriting to do some journaling on the page. I won’t lie…I’m too lazy to do anything but my own handwriting to do journaling on my layout! Everything else seems like a lot more work!     I had fun with… Read More »

Making Small Gift Tags and Cards for the Holiday!

Once November gets here, I go into holiday prep mode.  I need to actually start thinking about what I am giving people for Christmas this year as well. I got a couple of cute stamp sets last week from Maker Forte. I started making projects with both of them as soon as I got them!     I… Read More »

Love To Scrap Challenge: November 1-December 15

I created a quick card using my scrap bin and a new stamp, die, and stencil set that I purchased from Close To My Heart.   Close To My Heart was the first company that I ever purchase paper craft supplies from!  I love that they focus on stamping and scrapbooking.  I treated myself to a couple of… Read More »

October Card Hoppin’ YouTube Hop

I’m hoppin’ along on YouTube with some crafty friends today.  We all belong to the Handmade Happiness and Card Hoppin’ Facebook groups. Today’s hop has a fall theme and the technique focus for the hop is either retiform or geometric.   I chose to use the geometric technique:       You can check out the details and… Read More »

Patterned Paper Stash Busting: Traveler’s Notebook October Layout

Today I created a two page layout in my traveler’s notebook to document the books I have read during October.  I took the opportunity to use some of my September card kit leftover patterned papers.   I used papers from my September Hedgehog Hollow card kit.  You can see that I also used the stamp sets in the… Read More »

No Stamping Required Fall Card: Craft Stash Die Cuts

I’ve long admired the fabulous papercrafting magazines that come from the UK.  Every few months I pick up one at the local bookstore or craft store.  They have lots of fantastic craft store brands that we really can’t find anywhere in the US. Well, now we can! Craft Stash has opened a branch in the US and they… Read More »