Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 9 – February 2019

This month's kit is jam packed with embossing folders! I think this kit is so much fun and, for me, a great reminder of some of my early cards (thankfully much improved these days). There are several types of embossing folders included and many great videos on the subscription site that cover embossing, debossing and … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 9 – February 2019

Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser 2018!

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!

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 create easy inside shadow box cards using dies…

       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 … Continue reading How to create easy inside shadow box cards using dies…

How To Use Gamsol and Add Sparkle…

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…