How to Refill Your ATG

Hi All! I’ve been meaning to post this video for some time… step by step instructions for refilling your ATG tape runner. This tutorial works for both the red 714 and the pink ATG. For multiple card-making videos each week, tutorials, product reviews, challenges, polls, forums, and more… join my card-making community site at Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

MISTI Product Review

Hi All! The MISTI is all the rage right now. If you haven’t heard yet, it’s a new stamp alignment tool. It was created by Iliana over at My Sweet Petunia. I seriously was skeptical about this tool. I mean, I have a stamp-a-ma-jig. How could anything be better than that? I denied myself this tool for awhile, but then I just caved into the peer pressure. It’s kind of difficult to get because of the demand, but I guess {Read More}

Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities vs Copic Markers

Hi All! Today Stampin’ Up! is releasing their new alcohol markers to the public. They are called Blendabilities. They can be purchased in sets of three (light, medium, and dark of a single color) for $11.95. Seven sets are releasing today, and six more sets are releasing on August 1st. For my review, I purchased the Coastal Cabana set and the Rich Razzleberry set. I pulled similar colors from my Copic marker collection so that I could compare the two {Read More}

Peerless Watercolor Review and Tutorial

Hi All! As promised, I recorded a video on the Peerless watercolors. At first I wasn’t going to buy them. I was so happy with watercoloring using my Inktense pencils that I didn’t think anything could be better. Well, I am soooo glad I got these. I absolutely love them. I purchased both the Basic pack and the Bonus pack. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still love the Inktense pencils and will not be giving those up anytime soon. {Read More}

Card Design 101

Hi All! I got an email from a blog reader (hi Stephanie!) asking if I could do a tutorial on card design. I replied to her and said that I’m not really qualified because I do not have a background or official degree in design. But, I told her I would think about making an “unofficial” design tutorial. She was so sweet and encouraging, so I really gave it some thought. I started out not having a clue what I {Read More}

Getting Started with Inks

Hi All! I spent a lot of time thinking about what ink pads I would recommend to someone getting started or someone who wants to build a collection. Popular wisdom says “get a good set of dye inks to start”, so that’s what I decided to recommend. After my post was all done, I just felt uncomfortable with it. I didn’t want to post it. I decided to sit on it for awhile and give it some thought. I know {Read More}

Craft Room Tour!

Hi All, This new room came together really quickly. It’s actually an open room at the top of the stairs in my house. I was worried about not being able to close the door and hide my mess, but I find that it’s actually pretty easy to keep clean when you are organized and actually have space! Here are some of the items I point out in the video: Besta bookshelves from Ikea Alex drawer unit from Ikea Magnetic Die {Read More}