How To Create An Easter Banner

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

Crafter’s Companion Subscription Box 10 – March 2019

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

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!

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

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