Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Card Ideas for Paper Crafters

Hi there!  I've been meaning to share this card I got published in the special issue of Paper Crafts magazine called Card Ideas for Paper Crafters.  It is a fabulous issue full of 288 cards that are based off of sketches.

I also made another quick card just to show how I did the scallop border on the card.  Just punch a few circles, fold them in half and adhere them on one side to your card

Very simple.  :)

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Monday, September 26, 2011

winner & thank you card

Hi there!

The winner of my giveaway last week is....
Congrats, Kimberley!  Please contact me at with your address so I can get your goodies sent out soon!

This weekend I had a little time to play with some more of the fun techniques from Jennifer's Inspiration Showcase class.  This time I used the traditional resist technique with VersaMark ink and glossy paper.  And I also got to ink up the new Artistic Circles stamp that I've been dying to play with.

Such a simple technique, but I love it!  It's great be reminded of techniques I learned way back when I first started making cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Hi there...hope your week is going great!   I've been busy cleaning out my craft room and have cleared out a HUGE box of stamps and supplies I need to get rid of.  Most of them are lightly used, but some are brand new.  What do you do with stamps you no longer want/need?  I'd love to hear, because I have no idea what I am going to do with them.

So while I was cleaning, I came across a duplicate of a new Hero Arts Christmas clear stamp set and thought I would give it away to one of my sweet blog readers...along with a Hero Arts Holiday 2011 catalog! So just leave me a comment on this blog post by midnight CST Sunday, September 25th to be entered to win.

If you want to see these stamps in action, here are a couple of mini cards I created for Hero Arts using this stamp set.

Well, I guess it's time to get back to cleaning/organizing before the kids wake up from their naps.  I love finding the perfect way to organize my supplies almost as much as I like using them.  Containers, baskets and labels make me a happy girl. ;)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

sweet of you

I absolutely LOVE the Hero Arts/BasicGrey Flower Dot Pattern stamp...definitely one that I will be using over and over again.  On this card I inked it up with a variety of blue and green Distress Inks, spritzed it with a little water and stamped in onto watercolor paper. 

 I also decorated the inside of my card with a leftover green scallop strip from the front of the card and a sentiment from the Sweet of You stamp set.  The sentiment on the front of the card is also from this set.

I'm working on putting together a little giveaway that I will post later this week, so make sure and stop back soon. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Best Wishes

Happy Monday!  

This past week I've been having fun with all of the amazing techniques I'm learning in Jennifer McGuire's Inspiration Showcase online class.  I've mostly just been playing around and experimenting, so I don't have much to share yet.  But here is a window card I did create the other day using the kissed resist technique.

The hearts are stamped using the Hero Arts Large Fabric Design and Envelope Pattern images.  The sentiment is from the Luscious Frames clear stamp set.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

hope your day is fabulous

Hi there!  I have a quick card to share today I made with some scraps of paper that were hanging out on my desk.

I love the My Favorite Things Die-namics Dainty Lace Border cuts beautifully!
The flower embellishment was made using some polymer clay and a mold from Mold Muse.
And the sentiment is from the Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! :)