October Scrapbook Challenge YOUrself Sketch Challenge

I have two scrapbook layouts that I made with this month’s Challenge YOUrself Challenge.  The theme is to use a sketch to create your layout. Here is my first one:   While packing up my Mother-in-Law’s house after she passed away last fall, I salvaged all the pictures I could find of my husband and my kids.  It… Read More »

Ink Smooshed and Splattered Background: 3 for 1 project

I created a fun card and two tags today by playing with the smooshing and splattering ink techniques!   I used 7 shades of green from my Maker Forte Color Hive inks to create this background today.  I also used the Maker Forte Holly Berry stamp set. I started by doing some ink smooshing onto my glass mat. … Read More »

Monochrome Cards: Yay or Nay?

This month’s Star Stampz Challenge is actually a challenge to create a card using all blue, green, or red.     I used this adorable Monster Under the Bed digi from the Star Stampz shop on Etsy. I had a lot of fun trying different Copic combinations of greens.  I really found it a challenge to use only… Read More »

Not 2 Shabby September Subscription Kit

I’ve been getting the Not 2 Shabby subscription kit for several months now.  I LOVE monthly kits.  This one is always a fun one. This month’s kit contained 3 stamp sets, 2 paper pads, and 2 sets of ephemera.  I also received a free package of coordinating sequins, a lolipop, and a coupon code to use this month.… Read More »

Create Texture On Your Cards With A Simple Technique

I feel like my cards are more interesting if they have some kind of texture on them.  There are lots of techniques for adding that texture, but the easiest way to do it is to do some tone-on-tone heat embossing!   I used this month’s Hedgehog Hollow kit with the Halloween stamps to create a fun card.  I… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself to Create a Celebration Layout

I finally took a road trip this summer!  I traveled to Ohio to visit my son.  I had not seen his new hometown since he moved there a few months before the pandemic.  Then I drove on to Ann Arbor to see my daughter, her fiance, and their new house.  Again…they bought this back and 2020 and I… Read More »

Grateful For You

I think the Grateful for You sentiment is such a lovely sentiment to add to a card.  Who wouldn’t love to receive that sentiment on a card?   I pulled out one of my favorite digital stamps from Kinda Cute by Patricia and colored it in with my Copics.  I cut it out on my Brother Scan n’… Read More »

This Card Started Out Clean and Simple!

It’s time for a new Saturday Challenge at Three Room Studio!   This week’s theme is to create a clean and simple card. In my defense, my card started out as a CAS card.  I even had it planned in my head as a CAS card.  Then I started coloring and playing with crafty things and it got… Read More »

Getting Lost in a Good Book

Later today, I plan to get myself lost in a good book! You know how it is.  When you have spent what feels like 6 weeks doing things to meet deadlines or to please other people.  You just need some down time to relax and refresh. That’s why I’m going to go out and read by the pool… Read More »

New Saturday Challenge at Three Room Studio

Three Room Studio took a brief summer hiatus, and the Saturday Challenges are now back in action! This week is an Anything Goes theme!!   I was in the mood to play with some foiling, so I pulled out my Transfer Gel duo from Deco Foil/Thermoweb and created two cards.   I used the Star Ray Full stencil… Read More »

Love To Scrap June Anything Goes Challenge

I’m so excited to be joining the design team for the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this month! This is a scrapping challenge blog and it is an anything goes.  You can create cards, scrapbook layouts, altered items, 3-D projects…anything that uses leftover stuff!  There are 6 challenges a year and each challenge is about 6 weeks long. … Read More »

Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook Challenge for June

Yay!  It’s time for the June scrapbook challenge at Challenge YOUrself!  This is a month long challenge and this month’s theme is a mood board. I loved the colors and the images in this mood board.  It reminded me of the colors that I used to decorate our house in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  It was… Read More »

Kat Scrappiness #UkraineStrong Instagram Hop and Fundraiser

I’m participating in an Instagram Hop today called #UkraineStrong.  Kat Scrappiness has a new #UkraineStrong bundle that includes a paper pack, stamp set, and coordinating dies. ALL PROFITS FROM ALL #UKRAINESTRONG PRODUCTS SOLD THROUGH JULY 1, 2022 (OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST) WILL BE DONATED TO THE UKRAINE CRISIS RELIEF FUND.   If you hop along with the design team and leave… Read More »

Mass Producing With Sympathy Card Set

I’m on the Maker Forte blog today to share a colorful sympathy card set using the Floating Gingkos stamp set. I have a stack of precut colorful card front panels that I have been collecting in my stash.  Well…2022 is the year to use my stash! I selected 6 panels and heat embossed one of the gingkos images… Read More »

Star Stampz Anything Goes with a Water Theme!

You still have time to play along with the Star Stampz May Challenge.  The theme is anything goes with water! I used the sweet Star Stampz Water Lily digital stamp to complete my card.       I kept my image fairly monochromatic to keep with the water theme.  I couldn’t resist adding a touch of pink to… Read More »