Surf’s Up Beach Scene Card With Maker Forte June Release

I am over on the Maker Forte blog today sharing a fun card I made with a couple of new stamps from the June release.     I used the Surf’s Up stamp set and the Surf’s Up Add-On stamp set to create this card.  I created my scene by using the Circle Spotlight Stencil to focus my… Read More »

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello friends!  I am excited to share the news that I have been invited to join the Three Room Studio Design Team! I’m very excited about this team.  I had virtual meetings with Sandy Boone, the owner and stamp designer.  Sandy is really nice and a lot of fun!  I also met the Allison Cope, the DT Coordinator… Read More »

Enable Alert: New Stamp Company!

I know I’m one of your biggest enablers!  But I do have to tell you about a new stamp company that just had their very first release this past week.  Pawsome Stamps! It is owned by a design team friend and I just had to let myself purchase a stamp set and some embellishments! Julianne designed 4 stamp… Read More »

Get A Free Digital Image Each Month!

You read that right! You can get a FREE digital stamp every month by participating in the Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Facebook group’s monthly challenge.  You just need to color one of the Kinda Cute images with your favorite medium and then share it on the group Facebook page in the challenge folder.  3 winners will be… Read More »

Scrappy Tails Crafts Oopsy Daisy Mixed Media Card

Stencils have become one of my favorite go to background tools for my cards.  They are a very cost conscious tool to have in your stash because there are just so many ways that you can use them. I used a stencil from my stash to create a geometric background in Frostbite blue Nuvo Glacier Paste.  I’ve had… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge Using Only 2 Things!

This week’s Make The Cards Challenge is an Only 2 Things challenge!!   I LOVE these kinds of challenges.  This really is a challenge! I used a slimline stencil with the Maker Forte Rah Rah Skirt neon pink ink.  I didn’t stencil the entire image in pink. I left the tips free so I could color those with… Read More »

Hummingbird Digital Stamp Set from Kinda Cute by Patricia

We all have those stamp sets that go on our must have wish list as soon as we see them.  This Hummingbird Digital Stamp Set from Kinda Cute by Patricia was one of those sets for me! I actually have a running wish list of the cute digital stamps I want from Kinda Cute by Patricia!!  I just… Read More »

3 Color Combinations For 1 Stamp Set: Which One Works Best?

I am on the Maker Forte blog today with a video and 3 cards to share! I created cards with the Maker Forte BeYouTiful stamp set and couldn’t decide on a color combination! Here are the 3 cards: This card is watercolored with Catherine Pooler inks and the sentiment is heat embossed in gold.  I found the sentiment… Read More »

Pop Up Basket Masculine Card

Have you tried the Pop Up Card Dies from Scrappy Tails Crafts yet? They are pretty fun to play with and they make fabulous seasonal décor or place setting decorations in addition to being fun cards to create and send to someone special! The new Scrapping4Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes Masculine Challenge.     Our sponsor for… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: Color Challenge

The new Make The Cards Challenge for this week is a color challenge!   I love this color palette.  There are just some color combinations that make my heart sing and this is one of them.  Plus, it was labeled as Citrus, so I went in search of a fruit stamp set. I knew I had at least… Read More »

Go To Card Layouts With Details To Make Your Cards Pop!

I’m on the Hedgehog Hollow blog today sharing two cards and a bookmark project using some special details to take my cards from “nice” to “WOW”!   My first card uses masking to create a strip of color using the new Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide and some of the instruments from the Hedgehog Hollow stamp sets stamped in… Read More »

Kinda Cute by Patricia May Challenge Digital Image

I finally  had time to sit down and do some Copic coloring and I couldn’t resist playing with the May Challenge digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia! There will be 3 random winners selected for this challenge and each will receive some digital images from Kinda Cute by Patricia.  You just need to create an image that… Read More »

Create A Slimline Floral Card With No Stamping!

Have you been making an effort to use things in your stash that you haven’t used in a while? I did that today when I pulled out some of my Brusho powders from Colourcraft.  They make such pretty backgrounds and they are quick and easy to use. I also pulled out 3 of my favorite die sets from… Read More »

Make The Cards Sketch Challenge

Do you love challenges as much as I do? I really love that the Make The Cards Challenge isn’t just a sketch challenge.  There is some new kind of challenge every week.  This week it happens to be a sketch challenge. Now, I do have hexagon dies, but I kind of wanted to put my own twist on… Read More »