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DIY, Organization

Operation Organization: Handmade Ribbon Holder

I like to organize. I know not everyone shares my sentiments, but I've found I personally work better in an organized space. But I also love new things...who doesn't?? So when my dad showed up with a wooden ribbon organizer that he MADE HIMSELF, I was ecstatic! Something pretty and new can make it easier… Continue reading Operation Organization: Handmade Ribbon Holder

wet embossed stamped images colored with prismacolor pencils
Cards, Paper, Stamping, Techniques, Tutorials

Less can be More when Embossing and Coloring

After my watercoloring craze, I picked out a few prismacolor pencils and started playing again. I love working with black paper (like with this fun card or this crafty sensation), but it can sometimes be hard to make the image stand out. Embossing is a good start, but I found using these pencils can bring… Continue reading Less can be More when Embossing and Coloring

Birthday Watercolor Card
Cards, Paper, Stamping

Watercoloring until the Rain Stops and the Rainbow Appears!

With all of the rain we were having here in Pennsylvania this weekend, I was inspired to bring out my paint brushes and play with some watercoloring techniques. I don't often do much watercoloring. I can be a bit messy in my small craft closet ha ha! So when my inks and brushes emerge and… Continue reading Watercoloring until the Rain Stops and the Rainbow Appears!

Paper Pumpkin June 2018 Broadway Star birthday congrats cards alternatives using scraps and leftovers
Cards, Paper, Paper Pumpkin, Stamping, Tutorials

How to make 19 cards from 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Broadway Star June 2018)

I like to get the most out of my craft supplies. I know a lot of crafters do! We save every scrap to "do something with it" and every embellishment for "just the right card." When I opened the Stampin Up paper pumpkin kit in June, I was so excited by the theme and the… Continue reading How to make 19 cards from 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Broadway Star June 2018)

Colorful Bloomtangled card Thanks 3
Cards, Paper, Techniques

Bloomtangled and Grateful

A few weeks ago, I saw my name under a "winners" tab for the STAMPlorations May Blossoms card challenge which I had submitted one of my creations. I couldn't believe it! They generously gave me a choice of a floral stamp or die which a designer had used for a project. I love all kinds of… Continue reading Bloomtangled and Grateful