Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop with LOTS of Prizes!!

Hi All! Just wanted you to know that I am hosting a fantastic blog hop with LOTS of prizes! Each one of these sponsors has a prize: Start the hop at LiveLoveCards, where you’ll find a free video of my holiday card for this year… It’s a shutter card and really fun to make. Oh, and I also have a DisneyWorld stay giveaway! Enjoy your virtual trip!

Waterfall Snowman Holiday Photo Card

Hi All! Today I am a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog with my 2015 holiday photo card! It’s a waterfall card made from a snowman. If you pull the tab that says “pull”, the snowman parts flip over to reveal a message underneath. The final “landing” snowman part has our holiday photo and the pull tab has a personal message. Click here to read more about the card, see additional photos, and view the video. I also have {Read More}

Essentials by Ellen 2015 Blog Hop!

Hi All! I am so excited and honored to be participating in the Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop for their latest holiday release! I’ll be showcasing two cards that use the new products. CLICK HERE to see the entire release. Here is a quick snapshot: And, yay!!! I get to give this new stamp set, called Thankful: Please leave a comment below by August 11, 2015 to enter my giveaway! There is also a Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To {Read More}

Peerless Watercolor Dandelions and GIVEAWAY!

Hi All! Today I’m using a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that is NOT retiring, phew! It’s called Summer Silhouettes. I heat embossed the dandelions and then used my Peerless Watercolors to create the background. If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors and how I store them, you can view my tutorial HERE. And, if you’re interested in HAVING these watercolors, welcome to the giveaway!! 🙂 It’s a mini travel palette of Peerless Watercolors! Beth over at OliveMeArtsie {Read More}

Explosion Cards!

Hi All! Today I have two examples of an “explosion card”. The fold used in this card is called a Turkish Map fold and it has been around for a long time. I thought this was the perfect time to break out my Owl Punch! The inside is made using printer paper so that it has almost no bulk. So, when you open it, it’s very unexpected. I made the card in a “celebrate” theme so that it could be {Read More}

Gansai Tambi Watercolor Background

Hi All! I used the Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit to create three different cards. It’s kind of nice to have a finite set of products to use on a set of cards. Sometimes I can get overwhelmed with all the choices in my craft room! I used Gansai Tambi Watercolors to create the card above. I LOVE these paints! Scroll down for more detail and the video below. But before that, I wanted to share a couple of {Read More}

Best Mom Friends

Hi All, Isn’t this sentiment so hilarious? I found it at Simon Says Stamp, along with several others I purchased for later. It reminds me of those funny ecards people post on Pinterest and Facebook. I combined it with the Coffee BFF’s stamp by Art Impressions. I stamped the inside with “You’re a special friend” using Penny Black’s Words Express Set. Since you guys have seen me color so many times with Copics, I sped up the coloring parts of {Read More}