What’s A LOAD Challenge?

Have you ever participated in a LOAD challenge? What’s a LOAD challenge, you ask? It’s a LayOut A Day challenge.  Every day for the month of October, I will be sent a story prompt and a technique prompt that I will use to create a scrapbook layout. The theme of this LOAD challenge is: The Royals I was… Read More »

Quick and Easy Technique To Add Foil To Your Cards

The Paper Craft Crew sketch for this week inspired me to add a foiling detail to my card. I’ve had foil in my stash for a couple of years and haven’t played with it in a while.  I decided to keep it simple and use it on my card for today!   I aspire to make clean and… Read More »

Scrapbook Layout With Mixed Media Background And Embellishments

Friday night means a Vicki Boutin Facebook Live Mixed Media Lesson. What a fun Friday night it was!  I missed last week’s Friday night live so I wasn’t prepared for tonight’s, but I played along anyway. I pulled out one of the backgrounds I had created the night we did the bubble blowing with the acrylic paint.  Then… Read More »

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge Digital Images From Polka Doodles

The new challenge at the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge with a Get Well Soon Theme.       I decided not to make a card for this challenge.  Instead I made a little goodie bag that I can use to add a little something for someone who is feeling under the weather.  So… Read More »

5 MINUTE CARD Using A Unique Sketch

Create a quick card using a fun and unique card sketch! I love it when I find a sketch for a card that I have not created before!  I loved this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch as soon as I saw it! I thought this was a really fun sketch! I pulled out two of my old favorite stamp… Read More »

Using Digital Images To Create Fall Cards

Have you  tried a digital image yet? I’m completely hooked now.  I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the fact that I can pick out an image that I want to use to create something with and then get it immediately!  Instant gratification! The card that I’m sharing with you today is from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  It’s… Read More »

Have You Taken Any Fun Online Classes Lately?

I signed up for Mindy Baxter’s September Copic Coloring class and we are making 4 card fronts.  She gives us the images and then in a series of short videos, she demonstrates how to color each different part. Then she shows you how to create a background scene around the image. It’s so much fun and I love… Read More »

Checking Out A Stamp Company That Is New To Me

Have you tried any new stamp companies lately?  I’ve been trying a few new ones that I haven’t tried before!! There are just so many companies out there now!  It’s hard to know where to start exploring! The problem is that I’m also rediscovering scrapbooking and I’ve added journals, art journals and traveler’s notebooks so I have those… Read More »

How To Make A Sketch Challenge Your Own Design

Sketch challenges are great when you need inspiration or when you are stuck in a designing rut.  They are even useful when you just want a challenge creating something you wouldn’t have created without the challenge put before you. Some sketch challenges expect you to follow the sketch exactly, while most say it’s okay to flip it, rotate… Read More »

Have You Tried Mixed Media Bubble Blowing?

Vicki Boutin’s Friday Live was ridiculously fun!  We did a bubble blowing technique to create surprisingly pretty backgrounds. We mixed some water, dish soap, and acrylic paint in a cup and then used a straw to blow bubbles.  We used a piece of cardstock to blot the bubbles when they welled up over the top or a palette… Read More »