I just returned from a wonderful CTMH Regional Event in Portland (which is why I haven’t posted anything lately!) and boy am I inspired. I have some great things to share in the coming days. As I settle back into “reality” I thought I’d post this fun winter acrylic card I made for a card … Read more Inspired!
Here is a Gatefold Card I made using this truly versatile stamp of the month–Around the Block. I’ve seen several adorable ideas with this set. From gingerbread houses to cute welcome to the neighborhood gifts…this set is sure to be used A LOT! 🙂
If you haven’t seen Martha Stewart’s Glow-in-the-Dark Glitter–it’s so COOL! I picked up some a few weeks back with the idea of having my kids help me decorate those craft pumpkins rather than carving a pumpkin–thought it would be less messy (yeah, right…two 3-year-olds and glitter! I’m totally off my rocker!) But that does lead … Read more Glitter Pumpkins
I’m an addict. That’s right, I admit it. I absolutely love, love, LOVE punches! And even though I completely realize that they are heavy, bulky and not easy to store, I still find that I need more (that’s right, I said need! LOL). So in honor of my sad addiction, I thought I’d share a … Read more Punch Animals
Love glitter? Love using brads in your artwork? Why not combine the two for a “wowie” effect… Using a Coluzzle mat, piercing mat, mouse pad or something similar, insert your desired brads into the surface so they stand up fully supported. Then using Liquid Glass (or similar) apply a small dab on the head of … Read more Glitter Brads
This is a card I made awhile ago, but one I thought was worth sharing. It’s a fun way to utilize the dry embossing technique with sanding to create a realistic looking cupcake liner!
Happy Halloween! This card has been sponged for an antiqued look to give it the feeling of something old – a great technique for Halloween crafts. I used the “Keyhole” design from Wishes with the Beware Stamp Set. If you’d like to join in on the fun, here are the colors I used. Have … Read more Happy Halloween – with an “Antiqued” Card
Here’s another great project that takes very little supplies and not a whole lot of time. Gotta love those types of crafts! 🙂 Let’s meet our Cast of Characters: Artificial Flowers Ballpoint Pens Floral Tape Small Flower Pot Beans, Rice, Sand (basically anything that can give you some weight) STEP 1: Cut flowers so that … Read more Flower Pens
Ever get frustrated trying to separate the prongs on a brad? Well here’s a tip that should help! Insert the tip of your piercing tool in between the two prongs, by twisting and turning it. Once you have the prongs starting to separate, continue to press the piercing tool barrel in between the prongs until … Read more Tip for Brads
This weekend while creating my monthly team top sales awards (fun little 6×6 layouts I make for the top 3 sellers each month to look back and reminisce about), I realized I had a great tip to share with you. Idea Books, magazines, online sketches, etc. can be more valuable than you realize. While many … Read more More Valuable Than You Realize
Looking for some more versatility with your acrylic stamps?? Well, look no further! Here is a super simple trick that will help you get more “bang for your buck” with your stamps. Start by stamping your image as usual. Then clean your stamp and flip it over on your block so that the flat surface … Read more Stamp Versatility
Ready to make an adorable mini bucket?!? Okay then, let’s meet our Cast of Characters: Card Chatter–Thank You Stamp Set C1381 Grace Level 2 Paper Packet X7117B Cocoa Stamp Pad Z2114 Foam Tool Z1090 Coluzzle Circle Cutting System or similar Liquid Glass Z679 Toilet Paper Roll (or Paper Towel Roll) STEP 1: Cut toilet paper … Read more Mini Bucket
Time to start saving those empty toilet paper rolls (or even paper towel rolls work well too!) I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable little buckets with them soon.
Looking for an easy (and cheap) way to ensure your brads, eyelets, etc. line up the way you want them to on a project?? Well, here is your answer! Look familiar? Yep, it’s a Cross Stitch Plastic Canvas cut up into a 1″ x 12″ strip. Fits great along a 12″ x 12″ layout or … Read more Perfect Placement Tool Tip
Using a sewing thread stand for mini spools of ribbon is an excellent way to keep your ribbon close at hand and visible. Plus, you can find these inexpensive jewels at your local craft store or even at Wal-Mart.