I had a lot of fun making this colorful Easter Banner!! Lots of great techniques and some awesome products that made this very simple to make. For this project, I used two types of banner dies created by Stephanie Barnard for the Stamps of Life. I used the Rounded Big Banner dies as well as … Continue reading How To Create An Easter Banner
This month's kit is all about making dreamy, fairy tale cards with build-a-scene stamps and dies. They can be as simple or challenging as you want to make them. There are several great videos on the subscription site that cover tips and techniques which I found really helpful. Sara Davies, the owner of Crafter's Companion, … Continue reading Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 10 – March 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
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
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
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….
Every year Victoria and Olivia's dance studio holds a fundraiser breakfast at Applebee's in Farmingdale and the kids serve everyone breakfast and Santa even stops by for a visit!! All proceeds go to the Competition team to help defray costs for costumes and competition fees. Create Dance Center is a wonderful environment for young dancers. … Continue reading Raffle Basket for Create Dance Center’s Annual Applebee’s Fundraiser!
Where has the time gone? It seems just like yesterday that the twins were babies. In the blink of an eye they are young adults! They have become so much more independent and it’s hard to admit that they don’t need Rich and I as much anymore ☹️ We are so blessed to have two … Continue reading Victoria and Olivia’s 11th Birthday!
Trying to come up with unique ideas for Birthday cards is always a challenge for me because I make so many each year. I really do try to make cards that I know will be appreciated by the receiver. For this card, I took a stab in the dark!! I find it most difficult to … Continue reading Good Fortune Birthday Card