One of my favorite websites is Paper Crafter’s Library (PCL).  Now you might be wondering what that it well it’s a huge online library of video tutorials created by their experienced designers/educators, with new videos added weekly. Whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

The a few months ago they where showing how to use the wonderful, Lots of Thanks (Stampin’ Up!) Stamp set and using what I had in my stash came up with this card:

This stamp set was found at a yard sale with no tags – so I can’t tell you who made it.  Ink:  Really Rust (Stampin’ Up), 1438 Gold Rush (Close to My Heart), 800 Rich Cocoa (Memento Dew Drop); Stamp:  DUDE! – Kelly Purkey

Thanks for visiting, and as always Happy Crafting


Mother’s Day (Throw back Thursday)

This blog post was written on my earlier blog ( a few years ago.  You can still find most of the items used over at Simon Says Stamp 

It is amazing!!!!  I totally love everything that came with it:

1 Simon Says Stamp Exclusive set of stamps designed by Kristina Werner “Best Mom Ever”

1 Sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ Neenah Solar White Cardstock

12 Sheets GCD Double Sided Designer Papers

1 Fancy Die Cut and Embossed Card Front

1 Foot String of Pink Hearts Ribbon

1 Foot of Lace Trim

1 Sheet of Elle’s Studio Custom Design Cut Outs

35 Chipboard Hearts from Maya Road

1 Webster’s Pages Pocket Envelope

1 Bottle of Ranger Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink

1 Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Bazzill Vintage Pink Cardstock

1 Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Bazzill Rock Candy Cardstock

1 Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Bazzill Taffy Cardstock

1 Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Bazzill Butter Mints Cardstock

1 Sheet 8.5″ x 11″ Bazzill 40# Vellum

My favorite item is the Stamp set. The roses on the card below are embossed black or red on white card stock and then colored in with the opposite color using CTMH Z2305 Black or LePlume II No. 65 Cherry.  On the “red” rose I chose to leave a little of the white showing giving the effect of a “Fire and Ice” rose.  If you have ever seen them they are exceptional.  The red card is from DCWV and is A2 (standard size) matchbook card

The center of each rose has been stamped, cut and dimensional tape added to adhere it to the larger part.   All parts of this card are made using the May 2013 Simon Says card kit unless otherwise noted.  Thanks for stopping by, be sure to leave a comment or two. Have a great week, and as always happy crafting.

Thinking of you

Going thru some of my scrapbook/card ideas I found this idea for pattern paper that is busy.  By breaking up the pattern with a bit of solid color it really does do wonders.  Noticed when I was editing the photo that my spacing was a little off between the strips (hey that is what makes things homemade so unique right?).

The card is a standard 5.5×4.25 inch card, with the fold on top, all the supplies except the sentiment/embossing powder are from the Simon Says Stamp February 2014 Card kit (these kits sell out fast.  Sneak peaks for up coming kits can be seen at Simon Says Stamp on the 14th of each month).  The sentiment is from Stampin Up Sincere Salutation set, I love this set because it has a lot of everyday sentiments. As always thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.

Almost forgot to mention that I used my new Wink of Stella pens on the flowers for a bit of shimmer.

Hope you enjoyed this card and until next time Happy Crafting.

Fishes and fun

Hi All,

I have gotten some much needed time in my crafting area and I feel so energized (oh yeah).

Today I made this birthday card finaland used my NEW Chameleon pens – they are amazing – for me (you might be happier with Spectrum Noir or Copics).

Have been watching Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner videos!  They both do a lot with Distress Inks and make it look so easy – guess what with a little practice it is easy.

First started by taping my paper down to my work area using some washi tape that I had.  Then used Salty Ocean distress ink to color in the background.  The seaweed on the bottom is from the Dylusions Clearly under the sea (Ranger) stamp and the Fishes are from a Hero Arts Celebrate stamp.

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Thanks for visiting and as always Happy Crafting.

Valentine’s Day and class prep

Afternoon all,

Just wanted to take a minute to post a picture of one of my cards that I just made for the clean and simple class (it starts Monday).  If you would like additional information on this great class click here

We have a couple of red foxes that are in the area so when I got my foxy valentine set from Unity stamp I knew it would be used quickly.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black so very much set.  The white, red card stock is from Simon Says Stamp and black poke dots is from the Twinkle Glints stack DCWV.  Hope you enjoy – until next time Happy Crafting

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Sending Happy Mail

Hello, this is my first blog post over on my new blog so bear with me as I learn all the ins and outs of this new site.

Today’s card is from the July 2014 Simon Says Stamp kit.

Supplies used – Front:  Navy card stock, 6×6 paper red, white and blue diagonal paper and vintage wording from Pink Paislee, Puffy stickers – Pink Paislee and sentiment :  Sending Happy thoughts.  Inside:  Puffy Sticker – Pink Paislee and white card stock.  Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting.

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