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


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.

cropped 1st step step 2 semi final final

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

Heart pink background