Using nail polish, you can marble paper to create fun backgrounds for your paper crafts, cards, and scrapbooks. Making your own Designer Series Paper can be fun and easy!
Have you ever painted on a canvas? Painting on a canvas was on my bucket list. Maybe you are an expert and make those beautiful works of art that I see on Instagram. Or maybe you are super-intimidated about putting paint to brush to canvas. A few months ago I went with a friend to… Continue reading If you don’t like something, you can just paint over it. Tips for anyone trying a new craft!
Hello Crafties! New stamps and craft supplies are always fun, right? But what about those items at the back of your toy bin "craft closet?" I'm guilty of letting those get a bit dusty. But don't worry about dusting...this isn't a time for housework. I wanna try two different cards with the same (retired) embossing folder.… Continue reading 2 Embossing Techniques With the Same Folder!
A neighbor friend is opening a bistro in the area this month, complete with food trucks! We all couldn't be more excited, and I knew I wanted to make a congratulations card! One of the best advantages of creating your own cards is the ability to personalize cards specifically for your recipient and the occassion. I couldn't help… Continue reading Truck Pull Card…with Moving Food Truck!
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
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
I drew inspiration for the color scheme from my newest hair coloring: an aqua ombre with blue roots, teal in the middle, and royal purple for the tips! Check out the link to see how to get this color-punched background!
I have been trying to expand my "color comfort zone," so when I saw the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #277 using some of my favorites, I knew I had to play along! See below for the quick tutorial using these colors and the embossed stamp resist technique. Supplies: White Cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4".… Continue reading Embossed Stamp Resist Cards
Making masculine cards can be difficult. There are So. Many. Rules. No florals. No bright colors. Less is more. No thank you! Too many rules for any crafter to remember!! So let's break them. Who would have thought breaking the "no florals for masculine cards" rule would have such a nice result?? How to make… Continue reading Masculine Card …with florals?? :-O
A Designing Journey to Brilliant Lightbulb Cards. Do I sometimes find myself going down roads that I'm just not feeling? Of course, and I'll share with you some of those avenues while I worked my way toward two cards I'm happy to share and send.