New Star Stampz Release April Challenge

We have an Anything Goes theme this month for the Star Stampz Challenge.  The design team is using new release digis for our creations!  You can check out the challenge HERE.   This fabulous digi is the Flower Fairy Daisy digi.  Isn’t it dreamy?  It’s perfect for spring and summer as well! I love a beautiful digi.  I… Read More »

There’s a New Kendra’s Card Challenge 10 Hop and Giveaway!

I am sharing cards created with SKETCH #2 today:   #KCC10GiveawayHop Details:  I used papers, a stencil, and a die set from Scrappy Tails Crafts.  I so love the scene building stamps and dies that Scrappy Tails Crafts carries.  The designs are always beautifully created and detailed. This may be my new favorite stencil.  This is the chevron… Read More »

Two More Weeks To Join Kendra’s Card Challenge #9!

You have two more weeks to join Kendra’s Card Challenge #9.  This challenge ends on March 31 and then challenge 10 starts! There are so many great prizes available to challenge winners.  You can participate by joining Kendra’s Card Challenge Facebook Group. Make your 15 cards with the FREE Cutting Diagrams and Card Sketches and share them with… Read More »

Star Stampz March Challenge: Encouragement

This month’s theme for the Star Stampz Challenge is an encouragement or friendship theme.  As always, it is an anything goes challenge, so I created an art journal layout! The challenge starts now and ends on at the beginning of April.  You can find the challenge on the Star Stampz Blog.   I really enjoyed creating this.  I… Read More »

Sports Themed Scrapbook Challenge

The theme for this months scrapbook Challenge YOUrself is to create a sports themed layout. Remember that YOU have to be in a photo on the layout! For my layout, I used the Close To My Heart Flower Shoppe scrapbook kit. This kit came with a fabulous variety of patterned papers, lots of great embellishments, and a nice… Read More »

Shaker Cards Allow You to Add Lots of Sparkle!

It’s the start of a new Saturday Challenge over on the Three Room Studio blog!  This week’s theme is WATER!   IusedI used the It’s a Ponderful Life stamp set along with the Believe in Fairies stamp set from Three Room Studio. I heat embossed my images so that I could add some distress oxides to my background. … Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge February Theme: Meditation

This month’s theme for the Challenge YOUrself February challenge is meditation.   I don’t meditate per se.  I do activities that I find meditative. I often find that as I’m riding my bike I focus on the sights and sounds around me and the feeling of freedom and relaxation that I have while riding my bike. I find… Read More »

Guest Designer For February: Not 2 Shabby!

I was very excited to be invited to be a guest designer for the Not 2 Shabby shop for February! Jamie sent me the stamp and die for the month of February called Spread Your Wings and I was very excited to play with it today.   I created 5 cards in total using this set with 2… Read More »

5 Key Elements of a Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve taken several classes on scrapbook layout design.  I’ve come up with 5 key elements that I like to include on all of my layouts or in each double page layout.   These 5 items include: Photos Canvas (layout background) Ephemera (the “jewelry”) Title Journaling I scrapbook to tell my… Read More »

Using A Sketch and Creating Your Own Ephemera + Free Sketch!

I have really been enjoying the scrapbook workshop kits that I have purchased from Close To My Heart.  I have been playing with the Now & Forever Scrapbook Workshop Kit.  I got the kit with the stamp and thin cuts set included and I’m so happy that I did that! I’ve made a ton of my own ephemera… Read More »

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 »