Category Archives: Card Project

Stained Glass Stamping Technique on Vellum

By | September 20, 2017

Stained glass is beautiful and illuminating (but time intensive, expensive, and not easy to give away).  Use this stained glass technique on vellum and you will find yourself to be an instant expert, giving away many cards with happiness.  This card is actually completing three of my today’s checklist items:  1.  I wanted to create my own design… Read More »

Watercolor Wings

By | September 18, 2017

I am not ready to let go of summer.  As much as I love the crisp, Autumn air, I’m just not ready yet.  I wanted to send a friend a card today, so of course I went directly to Pinterest for inspiration.  I came across a butterfly card that really spoke to me.  All of the butterflies where… Read More »

Fall Classes & Events Announced!!!

By | September 7, 2017

There have been a lot of changes and new beginnings happening in my household which delayed my Fall lineup announcement.  My son is now almost 3 weeks into his first year of college and my daughter just started high school yesterday and has already played in 2 Freshman Volleyball games.  I thought I was going to have more… Read More »

Create a Watercolor background with Stampin’ Write Markers and an Acrylic Block

By | May 27, 2017

This technique is so quick and easy, but impactful.  Create a watercolor background with Stampin’ Write markers and an acrylic block.  I promise you, after watching my video, this technique will be on your go-to list of techniques.  Not only is it super easy to do, but it has a WOW effect that will impress both beginners and experts (and… Read More »

Create a bold, graphic, watercolored graduation card

By | May 13, 2017

My son will be graduating high school in a few weeks and I can’t believe he’s old enough to graduate!  He towers over me in height, yet I will always think of him as my little buddy.   Today, I had a little time to spend in my stamp room, so I decided to combine this week’s Global Design Project challenge… Read More »

Use Your Big Shot to Create Stunning Details with the Eastern Palace

By | May 10, 2017

Today I was a happy girl.  I got to spend a good part of my afternoon playing with the new, pre-released Eastern Palace suite, which is just stunning with details.  You can certainly make beautiful things with the stamp set alone, but the Thinlits pair so nicely with the stamp set.  It’s like chocolate and peanut butter – good… Read More »

Dreamy Dragonflies

By | April 6, 2017

It’s not quite dragonfly weather where I live (another 3 months to go), but that doesn’t mean I can’t create my own dreamy dragonflies in my home studio.  I immediately fell in love with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonflies Framelits from the 2017 Occasions catalog, but it was winter and it didn’t feel right… Read More »

Fun Easter Cards & Treats

By | March 31, 2017

Easter has so many different styles, themes and color palettes.  Easter bunnies, eggs and baskets are often created using pastel colors.  This year, I wanted to go bold in making my fun Easter cards & treats.  I achieve this boldness with bright colors and whimsy. Easter Card #1 My first card focuses on two retiring In-Colors: Cucumber Crush & Tip Top… Read More »

Using Framelits as Stencils for Watercoloring with Aqua Painters

By | February 26, 2017

Here’s a really cool technique for using Framelits as stencils to watercolor with Aqua Painters and ink pads.  I thought this technique and this card were a perfect match for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #GDP075.  The challenge was to create a project using the theme “Winged Creatures”.  Here’s my finished card and step by step directions.Here are my… Read More »