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. […]

Halloween Lantern Lights Flashback – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection October Blog Hop featuring a Halloween Theme. Here is a simple project to add a little creepiness to any decor. I used this to decorate my office at work. I found the Autumn paper lantern string from Goodwill. I die cut the spider webs out of black cardstock using […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Tags of 2016 – April Challenge

Since I won last month’s 12 Tags of 2016 challenge, I am determined to participate each month. So here is my tag for the Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2016 – April Challenge. I decided to reverse Tim’s techniques a bit and make the tag a mosaic and the bird a textured piece. The bird was a total […]

12 Tags of 2016 – March

Today is the first day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is my favorite season as the days get longer and warmer. So it was exciting to work on the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 to celebrate the season and use bright colors found in the new Distress Crayons – Set #1. Love the […]

Valentine Pocket Page Book – Flashback

I made this Valentine Pocket Page book a few years ago and thought I would share it again in honor of Valentine’s Day. I had designed this Sizzix Pocket Page and Tag die and was so excited since it was one of my first die designs for the company. Now, years later, I still love this […]

12 Tags of 2016 – February

I am excited to be participating in the February 12 Tags of 2016 hosted by Tim Holtz. First let me begin by sharing my completed card {I made this instead of a tag} to give my Dear Handyman {Dear Boyfriend} for Valentine’s Day. I love the way it turned out but I had a few crafting mishaps […]

Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange

Beginning in 2012, my sister and I decided to exchange handmade ornaments based on the list of traditional and/or modern wedding anniversary gift suggestions. I am busy working on this year’s ornament but I thought I would do a Flashback of the three previous ornaments first. The first year’s theme was Paper {traditional} or Clock […]