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 »

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges: Anything Goes Challenge

I’ve joined the Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge Design Team for the September-December 2020 term and I’m very happy to share my very first DT design challenge as part of the team! Each challenge for this team has a sponsor and the sponsor for this two week challenge is LeAnn’s World 101. I selected the Painter Girl digi and… Read More »

Scrapbook Theme Challenge YOUrself: Thankful

This month’s theme for the Challenge YOUrself Scrapbook challenges is a theme challenge and that theme is THANKFUL! I was excited about this one.  I knew just which picture I wanted to use and I had created a mixed media background that I loved but wasn’t sure what to do with next.  You will see that here! Perhaps… Read More »

Slimline Card Using Cute Critters Digital Stamp And Slimline Dies

Today’s card features the Cute  Shaped Animals digital stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez and the new Slimline Scalloped Frame from Sunny Studio Stamps. As soon as Patricia added this image to her online store, I knew that I had to make some cards with it.  These are just the cutest critters!  I LOVE the big… Read More »

Autumn Splendor Interactive Hybrid Album + Video Flip Through

This is the first time that I’ve ever purchased an entire scrapbook collection of items from paper to ephemera and stickers.  I so loved the Simple Stories Vintage Autumn Splendor collection that I bought the entire set of materials. So far, I’ve created a traveler’s notebook that I am using as a gratitude journal for fall and I’ve… Read More »

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 »