Faux-Watercolor Tutorial Using Distress Inks

Have you ever wanted to try watercoloring but held back because you just weren’t quite sure of the technique? Well, here is a quick and simple tutorial that will give you a faux-watercolor look using my Elegant Succulent Textured Impressions embossing folder and Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Below are the step-by-step details. Supplies needed: Big […]

Mother’s Day Magic Card

In honor of Mother’s Day, I created a magical card using my Mother’s Day clear stamp set by Sizzix. The best way to explain the magic of this card is by sharing a little video. I’m rather new at this filming, editing, uploading process so I apologize for the quality but I think you can […]

Embossed Rinea Foil Butterflies

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop sponsored by Rinea Foil. The first time I worked with this amazing foil was for a previous sponsored blog hop found here. It is a great material to work with especially with Sizzix embossing folders. The craft foil was supplied by the sponsor but all comments are my own opinions. […]

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 […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]

Rinea Paper Foil Sponsored Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection November Sponsored Blog Hop featuring Rinea Paper Foil products by GlobalCrafting. Enter to win a giveaway prize on the DCC blog by leaving a comment on my post and using the Rafflecopter widget on the DCC blog post. The paper foil product was supplied by the manufacturer but all opinions are […]

Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing Dies Launch

I am so excited that my first complete line of Sizzix product is officially launching on the Sizzix.com site today. I’ve been designing products for other people for six years but this is the first complete line under my branded name. Wow! This is exciting! The inspiration for this collection came from the fact that […]

Distress Crayon Autumn Card – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for September. This month’s theme is Fall {or Halloween}. I love the colors of Autumn although I don’t enjoy the shorter days. My project is a celebration of the colors and finding a new way to play with Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons and his Birch Tree die by […]

Sizzix Home Decor Ampersand Die

I am excited to share one of my new Sizzix Home Décor dies. It is a unique Ampersand die set that is more versatile than it may first appear.   The fun part of this Ampersand is that it cuts a positive and negative shape that are both great designs. For this project on the record above […]