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 »

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 »