Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 19 – December 2019

Posting the December kit on December 31 is cutting it close to the wire, but I made it! It's been such a busy month, but I didn't want to miss the opportunity to post because this kit is truly wonderful! This kit has a lot of generic items that will be useful all year long … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 19 – December 2019

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 18 – November 2019

These little critters in the peek-a-boo subscription box are just too cute! It is a fairly simple box, but the cards you can make are just so sweet. The general idea is that you can create the front and backs of these animals and the great part is that ONE die fits all of the … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 18 – November 2019

How To Use Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th

  When I think of Concord & 9th the first thing I think of is - turnabout stamps.  I have always loved them, but could very rarely get them perfect.  Well my friends, C9 has just released a few items that will help with perfect alignment, and I promise if you follow all of the … Continue reading How To Use Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018

This month's kit is all about aqua (watercolor) markers.  The November subscription box is great for new and experienced crafters. Watercolor is so popular but not easy for everyone unless there are color coded numbers on the page telling you what color to use.  For me, when I watercolor, I love experimenting with different backgrounds … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 6 – November 2018

How To Create Masks for Your Cards

Have you ever wondered how card-makers create one layer cards with perfectly inked shapes or have a patterned background that runs throughout the card but not through the main focal point?  It is easy to do with multiple layers, but it seems more difficult to achieve on the same layer. Well wonder no more - … Continue reading How To Create Masks for Your Cards

Using Black to bring out COLOR in your Cards…

It may sound odd, but adding black to your cards can actually enhance the colors in your cards!  I have a few examples to share of cards where I used black to bring out the cards' colors. In these first two examples, I have used black to stamp the main focal points.  The first stamp … Continue reading Using Black to bring out COLOR in your Cards…

How To Use Distress Oxide Ink

  Distress Oxide Ink is very different than any other ink you have tried. Tim Holtz created these inks for Ranger and you will be shocked at how quickly and easily you can make beautiful backgrounds and amazing artwork even if you have never used them before.  Distress Oxide Ink Pads are a water-reactive dye … Continue reading How To Use Distress Oxide Ink