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 […]

Sizzix Planner Pages

Today I’m sharing how to use my many Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing dies and stamps on planner pages. These dies and stamps were designed to embellish both the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 small, Polaroid-like photos as well as various planner pages. These fun shapes work well with or without photos. You can see one example of a planner page […]

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 […]

Simple Mini Cards for All Occasions

Today I’m sharing my new Sizzix Mini Album die as the perfect, versatile solution to create simple and quick cards. I originally designed the Mini Album set to work with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 photos to create an easy mini scrapbook with lots of fun embellishments {see examples HERE and HERE} but now I have found so many other uses such as card […]

12 Tags of 2016 – May Challenge

Check out the inspiring tag on the Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2016 site here. The beautiful tag for May was extra special because I was able to use the stamp set that I won in the March Challenge.I love the way the colors came out using a combination of techniques that involved randomness and controlled application. I followed Tim’s […]

Happy National Scrapbook Day

Happy National Scrapbooking Day to everyone who enjoys story telling and memory keeping in any of the many different forms. I have been scrapbooking since the days of 12×12 but I love trying different things so I created a pocket page using my Sizzix Sweet Baby Clear Stamps and Sizzix Alphabet Clear Stamps. It was a sheer stroke of luck that […]

Happy Birthday Crossword Puzzle

My sister’s birthday was last month so this card is a bit belated. I had so many different ideas that I wanted to try but the more I thought, the more time passed so I made a card that was inspired by my friend Wendy, a very talented Sizzix art designer using my Alphabet Clear […]

Stamped Easter Eggs

Welcome to my first project during National Craft Month. I wanted to begin with a fun Easter project. I love the technique of applying a pretty printed napkin on eggs but I couldn’t find anything that I wanted to use. So I decided to find a way to stamp and color my own design on an egg. I started with my […]

Mini Album

It was so exciting to finally be presenting my own designs at the Craft and Hobby Show in Anaheim, CA. To everyone who stopped to ask questions at my booth, I would explain that I am a Crafter who designs for the Crafter. To prove this point, I would show them my Mini Album that I was working […]