Saturday, August 22, 2015

Words of Wisdom Art Journal Page

On this page, I used my oldest supplies (Opalescent Embossing Powder and Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink).  I also used my Dylusions Spray Ink .  I thought it would be fun to dig out the old supplies that don't get so much love anymore and use them on an unfinished journal page.  It was a wonderful experience to combine the "unloved" with the "unfinished" to create something "loved" and "completed."

Other Supplies I Used:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Making Notepads From Scraps

If you're like me, you have a lot of left-over scraps of paper after you complete a project.  Here is a short video showing what I do with the scraps I have after I've made some envelopes with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board.  Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Christmas in July and a Summer Sunflower

I jump-started my Christmas cards with this one.  The stamp is by Outlines, and I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers to color it in.  The glitter is crystal, and it's made by Stampendous.

Here's a birthday card that I made for my sister using the sunflower dies from Spellbinders.  I inked the sunflower and leaf with inks by Stampin' Up (Tangerine Tango), Palette (Sunflower), and Hero Arts (Field Greens & Cup O' Joe).  I adhered the sunflower to the left panel of the gatefold card and the leaf to the right side.  The crystal glitter is by Stampendous, and the green is a very old one from Stampin' Up.  The paper is from a 6 x 6 pad by Die Cuts With a View.  I used gold and clear sequins in the center.

Thanks for looking, and Happy 4th of July!!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Coloring Fun

This week I had a play date with my BFF, and I played with my Zig Clean Color markers, Gelatos, and Copic markers.  (Actually, I played with the Copics last night.)  Here are the results:

Zig Clean Color Markers



I haven't added any "bling" to the images yet, but I really like the way they turned out.  

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Blossoms and Breezes Easter Routine Layout by Jen Gallacher

Jen has some great stamping ideas in this video - just what I needed to "spruce up" my Christmas layout.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wink of Stella for Le$$

I love my Wink of Stella markers.  I really do.  But let's face it:  they're expensive.  Here's a quick video showing how I get the same shimmery look using my Sakura Gelly Roll pens, which cost a lot less.  Thanks for watching.  Please subscribe if you like this video, and stop by again soon.  Thanks!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Technique Share

This is one of the best night scenes on a card that I've ever seen.  She is awesome!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Art Journal Pages

I finally worked in my art journal today, after neglecting it for weeks.  After watching a video with Dyan Reaveley, I decided to cut out some stencils with my Silhouette and give some of her techniques a try.  I love the results!


  • Light-weight acetate
  • Dylusions Inks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Rubber and clear stamps
  • Permanent black ink
  • Silhouette electronic cutter set on the highest settings, with Multi-Cut set to 3
  • Hand-made stencils
  • Dylusions stencils

My Journal Pages

Dyan Reaveley Video:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Whether your Valentine is your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend,  partner, child, parent - or even yourself  (We have to love ourselves, right?) -  I hope you enjoy celebrating Love today!

Here are a few cards that I want to share with you.  I made them for my children 9can't find a picture of hubby's card) with cut files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I used the Print & Cut feature with my Silhouette.  I have the original machine, and these files printed and cut beautifully!  Miss Kate has a free file every day, and her prices for other files are very reasonable.  Other materials included:  A2 card (Die Cuts With a View), vellum, patterned paper (Sweethearts by Doodlebug Design), Glossy Accents by Ranger, tiny punched hearts, a rhinestone heart, baker's twine, and embroidery floss.  Thanks for visiting, and remember to always be your crafty self!

(I am not affiliated with Miss Kate in any way, nor do I receive any compensation from her.)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Making Custom Page Protectors

Hi everyone!  I have a new video up on You Tube all about making custom page protectors using a Hot Fix crystal tool.  Enjoy, and thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 9, 2015