Paper Succulent Crate Display

I love the look of various succulents snuggled together in a worn container with lots of character. The colors and textures work so well together. This inspired me to create a display of paper succulents in a vintage, wooden crate. I used a neutral color palette so that the shapes and textures would stand out. […]

Paper Succulents on Wire Stems

Here’s a quick and simple way to attach my paper echeveria succulents to a wire stem. This is very useful if you want to attach paper succulents to a dimensional piece like I did with this metal basket. To make these you will need my Succulent 2D/3D die by Sizzix, 24 gauge florist wire, liquid […]

Sizzix Succulent Maker Challenge

The Succulent Maker Challenge featuring my Sizzix Succulent Serenity Collection begins today! I am looking forward to seeing all of the fun and creative projects that everyone is making using dies, stamps and paper from my collection. The complete rules can be found on the Sizzix blog here but I wanted to share just a few […]

Succulent Art Journal Coloring Book

When I was given the opportunity to design a coloring book for Sizzix, I thought about what I would personally want from a coloring book. My first priority was to have well-drawn illustrations throughout the book. Second was to design the drawings to have multiple uses once completed. And third was to have areas of […]

Sizzix Barrel Cactus 3-D Tutorial Video

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to assemble my Barrel Cactus 3-D for Sizzix. I included some really helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned from experience. If you would like a more detailed tutorial, check out the extended Sizzix video: https://youtu.be/HhHveJw0a3I And if you’re in the Southern California area this Sunday, August 20, […]

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 […]

Recycled Denim and Paper Succulent Wreath

When I designed my Succulent Serenity dies, stamps and paper collection for Sizzix, I wanted to create something that was simple yet interesting to a wide range of crafters and makers. The 3D designs is one answer to this creative challenge. Here is a super quick wreath created using strips of recycled denim jeans and […]

Succulent Serenity Collection

I am so excited to finally be able to share my new Succulent Serenity Collection for Sizzix. This collection consists of craft dies, clear stamps, a coordinating paper pad and a coloring book. These will be available in stores in June 2017. I will share the many elements of this collection over the next few weeks but I decided to […]

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 […]