Create A Single Layer Card With A 10 Layered Stamped Lily!

That’s right.  This crazy flower has 10 layers!  It’s also gorgeous and very easy to layer. All layered stamps are not created equally.  Some of them are very challenging to line up and layer.  This Peruvian Lily stamp set from Altenew was surprisingly easy to layer. Isn’t this gorgeous?  This is the first time I’ve stamped with this… Read More »

Create A Quick Card Background With Washi Tape

Two challenges, a great card sketch, a video, and an easy background technique.  That’s what I have for you today!   I’m using this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch to complete my card today. You can see that there is a strip detail behind the rectangle panel and the focal image.  There are numerous ways to add those stripes… Read More »

Quick And Easy Card With A Layered Stamp And A Card Sketch

I have 3 cards to share today.  I was in the mood to play around with weird color combinations just to see what they looked like.  I pulled out the Altenew Majestic Bloom stamp and die set.  It’s an easy set to line up and layer and layering sets always make for quick cards.  Especially when you have… Read More »

Clean And Simple Cards: Less Really Can Be More!

Do you find yourself drawn to a certain style of cards?  Perhaps you love the distressed look or the shabby chic style.  Maybe you prefer that ultra clean card with lots of layers, or are you more of a beautiful background technique person? I’ve always considered my style to be fairly eclectic.  I do love a good distressed… Read More »

How Do You Choose Stamp Sets To Buy? + Video

One of the questions that I’m getting asked a lot lately is what do I look for when I’m choosing stamp sets.  With so many different types and different materials, how do you decide which ones to buy?  Plus, there are now so many stamp companies that have similar things, how do you choose? My answer: It depends… Read More »

Quick And Easy Single Layer Card: Hey Pumpkin

Every now and then, do you find that you need a quick card? Every now and then I like to challenge myself to create a single layer card with lots of white space.  The Paper Craft Crew sketch for this week gave me a perfect opportunity to create a card with just a couple of stamps, some ink… Read More »

Fixing Card Mistakes and Creating A Card You Like!

The video for today started out to be a quick card video to share a cute layout with this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  It ended up being a video about how I fixed a card that I wasn’t crazy about when I was finished! I have a cute card to share that I ended up really liking!… Read More »

5 Day Art Journal Challenge: Accepted!

Have you tried any interesting challenges lately? I just spent the last 5 days participating in the 5 Day Art Journal Challenge with Marjie Kemper.  Marjie actually has a membership site for mixed media which sounds really interesting and no doubt, a lot of fun.  Based on my experience this week, I guarantee the members try a lot… Read More »

How To Create Your Own Background With Small Stamps + Video

Creating great backgrounds is one of the most fun parts of papercrafting.  Whether you are creating cards or scrapbook layouts, you can use all kinds of mixed media materials to create a fabulous background! Creating the background on this card was as easy as using those 2 tiny stamps in the Birthday Faeries stamp set from 7 Kids… Read More »

Creating With Doodles and Watercolors

Have you ever spent a few days just creating backgrounds and images from your own doodles and then painting or coloring them just for fun? I’ve been creating mixed media backgrounds for a few days now and today I just felt like pulling out my watercolors and creating something all my own.  I’ve been working on my doodles,… Read More »