10 Minute Card For the New Year: Color Combination for Maximum Drama

I have a quick card with lots of drama that I created as inspiration for the new year!   I used the Spotlight for Change stamp set from Maker Forte to create this clean and simple card.  I LOVE this color combination and how dramatic this combination of elements feels! That is a specialty red metallic cardstock that… Read More »

Three Room Studio Christmas Card Parade

   Three Room Studio is having a Christmas Card Parade on their blog this month!  A different TRS Design Team member is sharing a Christmas card each day through December 21 and today is my day! For my card, I am using the Welcome Winter stamp set to create a little festive scene.  This set has several fun images along… Read More »

Stretch Your Inks: 2 Easy Ways to Add Ink to Floral Images

I needed a break from making Christmas cards so I made two floral cards today!  I used 2 techniques for quickly adding color to floral images with your ink pads! The first card uses Color Hive ink pads from Maker Forte to watercolor the Grateful to You image. You can see all the steps I used to make… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: Traditional Christmas

The final challenge for the Make The Cards Challenge for 2021 is to create a Christmas card in traditional colors! I had a lot of fun with this one!  This is my last challenge as a design team member for the Make The Cards Challenge!  It has been a great year with so many fun challenges.  I have… Read More »

Naughty or Nice? ‘Tis the Season!!

It is the season that brings out the stressed in people.  Especially kids! My kids are all grown and in their 20’s living on their own now. This will be our second Christmas without the kids at home with us.  I ordered their gifts online and had them shipped directly to them. Both kids have already opened the… Read More »

Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge: Winter Card

This week’s theme for the Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge is a Winter Theme!   I’ve had my eye on one of Sandy Boone’s digital stamps that she put in the Three Room Studio shop a couple of weeks ago.  I just had to give it a try!!   I am using the new Winter Wreath digital stamp… Read More »

Yeti or Not Slimline Scene Card For Christmas

I have not played with my new Yeti stamp sets enough!  I pulled them out and created a sweet little slimline card that I will send to someone special for Christmas.   I used a new stencil from Maker Forte called Spruce Up Your Forest that is a two part stencil.  I used the top piece to create… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge For December: Anything Goes

The challenge for this month’s Star Stampz Challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge.       For this month’s challenge, I selected the Christmas Star digital stamp from the Star Stampz Etsy Shop.     I added a lot of white gel pen dots and + marks to create a bit of sparkly snowfall to this card.  I… Read More »

Paper Shelter Digital Images

This week’s Scrapping4Fun Challenge is another anything goes Winter/Christmas theme.   Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter!  They provided us with some fabulous digital images to play with! This is my last challenge project for the Scrapping4Fun design team.  I have had an absolutely wonderful time creating with all the amazing digis from a great… Read More »

Quick Fix For A Defective Stamp: Layering Christmas Tree Cards

I have the Layering Christmas Tree stamp set from Scrappy Tails Crafts.  It is a discounted stamp set because it has a defect.  One of the ornaments on two of the 4 layers of the set is misaligned.  The mold was clearly not created properly. But…this is a really easy fix for a savvy crafter and you can… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: Winter Themed Cards

This week’s Make The Cards Challenge is a winter themed challenge!  We would love to have you join us for the challenge! I used a combination of really fun stamps and dies that I’ve purchased lately.  It was a lot of fun to create this little scene card! I used the MFT stamp set called Sweater Weather in… Read More »

Craft Collaborative Christmas Card Hop On Instagram + Giveaway

I am participating on a hashtag driven Christmas Card Hop on Instagram.  You just need to go to IG and type in #ChristmasCardCC and you will find all the participants in today’s hop.  There is also a $20 gift card being given away for Trinity Stamps if you comment, like and follow the participants.   I used a… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge: Anything Goes

The final scrapbook challenge from Challenge YOUrself for 2021 is an Anything Goes. I really love this challenge!  Making a scrapbook layout that requires using a photo with me in it tends to be a challenge!  I finally feel like I’m telling MY story now and not just that of my family.  I’m included in the story now… Read More »

December Digital Image From Kinda Cute by Patricia

The new December digital image for the challenge on the Kinda Cute by Patricia Group on Facebook is an Octopus Doing Magic! I loved this little digi as soon as I saw it.  I was looking through my stash for a Happy New Year sentiment and couldn’t find one.  I settled on the Happy Hour Starts Now sentiment!… Read More »