Making Small Gift Tags and Cards for the Holiday!

Once November gets here, I go into holiday prep mode.  I need to actually start thinking about what I am giving people for Christmas this year as well. I got a couple of cute stamp sets last week from Maker Forte. I started making projects with both of them as soon as I got them!     I… Read More »

Love To Scrap Challenge: November 1-December 15

I created a quick card using my scrap bin and a new stamp, die, and stencil set that I purchased from Close To My Heart.   Close To My Heart was the first company that I ever purchase paper craft supplies from!  I love that they focus on stamping and scrapbooking.  I treated myself to a couple of… Read More »

October Card Hoppin’ YouTube Hop

I’m hoppin’ along on YouTube with some crafty friends today.  We all belong to the Handmade Happiness and Card Hoppin’ Facebook groups. Today’s hop has a fall theme and the technique focus for the hop is either retiform or geometric.   I chose to use the geometric technique:       You can check out the details and… Read More »

Patterned Paper Stash Busting: Traveler’s Notebook October Layout

Today I created a two page layout in my traveler’s notebook to document the books I have read during October.  I took the opportunity to use some of my September card kit leftover patterned papers.   I used papers from my September Hedgehog Hollow card kit.  You can see that I also used the stamp sets in the… Read More »

No Stamping Required Fall Card: Craft Stash Die Cuts

I’ve long admired the fabulous papercrafting magazines that come from the UK.  Every few months I pick up one at the local bookstore or craft store.  They have lots of fantastic craft store brands that we really can’t find anywhere in the US. Well, now we can! Craft Stash has opened a branch in the US and they… Read More »

A Sketch Challenge, a Digi, and a Spooky Background!

I had so much fun creating my card project for today. I had trouble falling asleep last night and decided to watch some Copic coloring videos from My Creative Scoop.  I joined the Coloring Club when Mindy was offering a deal that included access to all of her previous Copic coloring classes.  I LOVE her classes and splurged.… Read More »

Black and White Cards

Today was one of those days that I needed to make an easy card! I pulled out some slimline patterned paper and a new Healing Crystals stamp set that I just got from Maker Forte.  I made a card base to fit the paper and added the paper to the card base. I stamped one of the large… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge: Welcome Baby

This month’s Star Stampz challenge is a Welcome Baby/New Parents themed challenge.  I used the Panda Balloon digi from Star Stampz to create my card today.     I pulled out a 6 x 6″ paper pad to find a sweet background paper for this image after I colored it with my Copics.  I actually ended up using… Read More »

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 »