I have a quick and easy gift idea I wanted to share. Each year at the holidays, I always give out hand sanitizer and lip balm along with my gifts as a little extra something. I have been doing it for years. I thought this year I would decorate the lip balm by attaching it … Continue reading How To Create Holiday Lip Balm Tags
I can't believe another year has passed since last year's fundraiser. My girls, Olivia and Victoria, just turned 12 and we are getting ready for tomorrow's fundraiser breakfast. As part of this fundraiser, the kids serve everyone breakfast and Santa even stops by for a visit!! All proceeds go to the Competition team to help … Continue reading Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser 2018!
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
I just love the fall and all of the warm and cozy things that go along with it. I find it very refreshing when there is a little chill in the air (not too cold) and the smell of pumpkin spice everywhere you turn. I decided to create a banner that would remind me of … Continue reading How To Create A Plaid Pumpkin Fall Banner
If you are a card-maker like me, you probably have tons of stamps and dies and love to make creative cards that stand out. Sometimes it's nice to change up the card base to add a little more interest to your cards. Here are a few ideas for easy and fun card folds that will … Continue reading Fun Fold Cards Part 1 – How to make fun folds for A2 size cards
I hope you are having a great day - we finally have nice weather here in NY! This has been such a strange spring for us. Hopefully we are on our way to summer weather soon! This card should help us all get into the summertime mood!! Jennifer McGuire recently posted a wonderful video on … Continue reading How to create easy inside shadow box cards using dies…
Examples using Dye, Pigment and Alcohol Inks....... The best advice I can give on how to make these amazing backgrounds is that there are no rules - experiment and do what works best for your taste!! I started off by using Ranger Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper. This paper has a coated surface, but it is … Continue reading How to create colorful backgrounds with ink!
Have you ever wanted to color and blend your stamped images, but thought, I am not an artist so I will just stick to the basics? Well, I have a few tips for you that will help you to take your "coloring" to a new level. First you will need to get some colored pencils. … Continue reading How To Use Gamsol and Add Sparkle…
As you may already know, I have twin 11 year old daughters that craft with me all the time. They have been crafting since they were little and they really know their way around a craft room! They know many of the designers and are very familiar with all of the different shops. I love … Continue reading My Talented Daughters….
I am in love with these new card bases from Lori Whitlock for Sizzix. I used 2 of the available styles to make these cards (5 styles in all I think). The great thing about the x-cards is that you can swap out the inside shape for any style that fits with the theme of … Continue reading X-Cards Are Awesome!