Christmas Cards Featuring Simple Foil Details

I was playing with some of my Scrappy Tails Crafts stamps and dies today trying to recreate a version of something that inspired me in a paper crafting magazine a month or so ago. I searched my stash for foil specialty paper and all I had left was a copper foil!  I’ve been working my way through my… Read More »

Make The Cards Challenge: A Sketch Challenge

This week’s Make The Cards Challenge is a sketch challenge!   Isn’t this a great sketch!  That circle could become any element you want.  You could die cut a floral and put it there! So I used some of the freebies included in the package of the latest Papercrafting magazine that I purchased. I don’t usually make cards… Read More »

Star Stampz Challenge For November: Winter, No Christmas

The Star Stampz Challenge for this month is to create a winter card that is not a Christmas card!   For this month’s challenge, I selected the Polar Bear digital stamp from the Star Stampz Etsy Shop.   So I clearly forgot that this was called Polar Bear when I was coloring it!  I made the little critter… Read More »

Craft Roulette

I don’t know if you have heard of Craft Roulette or not.  I had never heard of it until I was invited to be a guest on the show. Mary Gunn FUNN came up with a fabulous way to give crafty friends a wonderful way to get together with all the things we’ve had going on for the… Read More »

Challenge YOUrself November Scrapbook Layout Challenge

It’s time for the November scrapbook layout challenge on the Challenge YOUrself blog!   I really enjoyed this challenge. You know that I love to stamp in my scrapbooks!! I had a blast pulling out some pretty florals and creating a fun layout with one of my favorite pictures of me! One of my students snapped a picture… Read More »

Saturday Challenge: Hearts

As soon as I saw this week’s Saturday Challenge theme, I knew exactly the card I wanted to make.   This week’s theme is hearts! You know I’m pulling out one of the fabulous heart stencils from Three Room Studio! This is the Heart Ray Full stencil.  I’ve added some orange and gold Picket Fence glazes with the… Read More »

Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Most of the holiday cards that I have been making this year have been using traditional Christmas colors.  I decided to change it up a little today and use some non-traditional colors for the cards that I’m making.   The pink card uses heat embossed snowflake images in white that I ink blended with Spun Sugar and Work… Read More »

Using Digital Stamps With Traditional Elements

If you’ve been visiting my blog for the past couple of years, you know that I’ve fallen in love with digital stamps. I love that I can change the size of them and I really love that they take no physical space to store.  I’ve got a craft room jammed full of stuff that I’ve organized and that… Read More »

Color Challenge For Make The Cards

The new Make The Cards Challenge for this week is a color challenge!   I pulled out the Wild Things background stamp from my Catherine Pooler collection and heat embossed it in gold on white paper.  I ink blended on some Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink and added some scraps of dark brown cardstock strips. I used my… Read More »

Favorite Stamp Sets

It’s time for the Saturday Challenge at Three Room Studio and I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets.  The theme this week is bold and bright so I pulled out some new Catherine Pooler Ink colors to play with this set.     I used the Hello Fri end stamp and die set from Three Room… Read More »

3 Ways To Add Snowfall Effects To Winter Cards

I have a quick share today!  I have two cards that I created and 4 quick ways to add snowfall effects to your cards. I inked up the edges of my card fronts with some distress oxides.  You know I’ve been obsessed with adding this detail to my cards lately!  I’m just loving it! I heat embossed the… Read More »

Encouragement YouTube Hop For Beth + Giveaway

Some former design team members for the Sassy & Crafty store are having a YouTube Hop today to send love and encouragement to our friend Beth! We are asking that you leave a comment with words of encouragement on each of the 5 YouTube videos which you will find linked below.  Leave some words that someone said that… Read More »

Hanging With My Gnomies: Say Cheese!

The new challenge at Scrapping4Fun is an anything goes challenge with a theme of shapes.   I used squares!  Hopefully that is obvious when you see my project. This challenge is sponsored by SheepSki Designs.   I could not resist this image when I saw it!  I love gnomes and these are adorable!   I loved this so… Read More »

Make The Cards Sketch Challenge

This week’s Make The Cards Challenge is a sketch challenge! This is a fabulous sketch.  It’s one of those classics that you can use as a go to sketch when you need a little inspiration or a creativity boost!   This card uses the Trinity Stamps Friends are Flowers stamp set and some watercoloring.  I have been spending… Read More »

Some Days You Deserve Flowers!

I’ve had a busy and eventful 6 or 7 week period.  You know what it’s like.  Those days where your To Do list is longer than they day is. I finally felt like I caught up today!  Tomorrow, I can work on getting ahead again. Phew! I decided that I deserved some flowers, so I pulled up my… Read More »