Hoppy Easter Layered Card

Here’s a fun card that combines my Hoppy Easter stamps and my Photo Frame and Words die. I had so much fun using the bright marker colors by The Stamps of Life. I stamped the eggs and bunny on two sheets of watercolor paper and colored one on the bottom. Then I die cut the […]

Vintage Etched Mirror with Etchall and eClips

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop sponsored by Etchall. The Beginners Etching Kit was provided by Etchall but all opinions are my own. There will also be a discount offer available at the DCC website. Having never used this product before, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and effective this product was to create impressive […]

Free March 2017 Desktop Calendar Screensaver

Welcome to March and the beginning of Spring! Here is my free, March 2017, downloadable desktop calendar featuring “drippy” Donkey Tail illustrations of succulents and surface textures from my new Succulent Serenity line for Sizzix. The complete collection of dies, stamps, paper pad and coloring book will be available beginning around May 2017 so these desktop calendars […]

Last Minute Sizzix Valentine Card Stash Buster Challenge

Two days ago, when the Sizzix social media marketing guru asked me if I wanted to make three last minute Valentine’s Day cards using my Mini Photo Embellishing dies, of course I said “yes!” because I always love a good creative challenge. Here’s the video and I included a mini-tutorial and more inspiration behind these cards below. Since […]

Valentine Birds on a Branch

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection February Link up. The theme is Last Minute Valentines. This project is so simple and fun. These are my Valentine Birds on a Branch delivering hearts to my Valentine. I began by adhering vintage music sheets to Little Sizzles Mat Boards by Sizzix. This is a thick board so the bird’s […]

Valentine Art Heart Tartlets

I love hunting at estate sales and garage sales. Several years ago, I found these heart-shaped Swedish Tartlet pans. They are small and perfect for assemblage projects. My first project was created using Cranberry Alcohol Ink in the center since this particular tin had some scratches in the finish. I placed three drops of the […]

AFCI Creativation Show Recap

I can’t believe that it was a week ago that Dear Handyman and I were driving to Phoenix to attend the Association For Creative Industries {formerly Craft and Hobby Association} Creativation Show. I had been prepping project samples and make ‘n take kits since before Thanksgiving. It was a labor of love and the drive out […]

Free 2017 Desktop Calendar

Here is my free, February 2017, downloadable desktop calendar featuring illustrations of succulents and surface textures from my new Succulent Serenity line for Sizzix. The complete collection of dies, stamps, paper pad and coloring book will be available beginning around May 2017 so these desktop calendars are for you to enjoy while you wait. To stay up […]