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 […]

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 […]

DIY Custom Gold Sizzix Lettering Tote

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Between work and the holidays, I have been busier than usual but the fact is… a Makers Gonna Make no matter how busy. I’ve had a few days to relax and unwind so I decided to create a fun tote bag using my Sizzix Alphabet script dies and […]

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 […]