Quick Crafting Tip – Washi Tape Stickers

As we draw closer to the holiday season, those of us that paper craft are already beginning to plan our Christmas cards and handmade gifts. I have three great nephews ages 2, 5 and 7.  They love stickers.  They put them in their coloring books, on their bike helmets, on their school notebooks, around their pencils, on their lunch boxes and the list goes on.  Isn’t it something how a kid never has a limitation …

Light ‘Em Up with Watts of Occasions

I've eyed the Watts of Occasions stamp set for weeks.  I liked it because it was different.  No flowers or butterflies.  No fancy patterns, just simple line art. I broke down and purchased it and I'm so glad I did!  I've had loads of fun creating with it.  You can find this stamp set on page 63 of the annual catalog.  The images are suitable for just about any occasion and there are witty greetings …

Summer Nights Bingo Event

If you live in the Tampa area you won't want to miss my Summer Nights Bingo!   When: Friday, August 25th * 7PM – 9:30PM Location: Holy Innocents Church, 604 N. Valrico Rd., Valrico, FL There are only 3 spaces left. This is not your typical Bingo Night – this is a whole lot more fun! • Free product gift for everyone attending • 3 make & take projects • $5 Gift Certificate to use during this event• 6 …

Hi Friend, Coffee Cafe Card

There's no better way to get fresh ideas with a new stamp set than with my Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM). Each month I include a new stamp set or Bundle along with pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards.  Accessories, envelopes, a video and PDF tutorial are all included making it easy for you to stamp right along with me from home. You don't have to be an experienced stamper either.  My step-by-step video and …

Color Theory Meets Memories & More Tutorial

Whether you like to create cards or scrapbooks, the new Memories & More product line will have you completing projects in record time! Today's tutorial uses one of the cards from the Color Theory pack with a simple greeting and die cut image.  You'll make dozens of these in no time! I've included written instructions below for those of you using a mobile device. I also have a free PDF tutorial available for those that …

Quick Crafting Tip – Embossing Paste Alternate Coloring Technique

13 states will be enjoying free sales tax in preparation for back to school supplies.  Stampin' Up! has provided a comprehensive list, by state, that include tax free items on adhesives, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, glues, clips, markers, Blender Pens and more!   Sales tax dates vary by state so take a look at the entire list by clicking on the image above. Today is week 4 in my series on Embossing Paste.    Sponging over the …

Creatively Splattered with a Straw

What if I told you I used a straw to make the splattered background on this card? I started with a piece of Watercolor Paper and spread a generous amount of water on it with my Aqua Painter. I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point ink pads.  With the pad closed, I squeezed the lid, transferring ink inside the lid. I used my Aqua Painter to pick up one color at a time …

Carols of Christmas Early Release

It's August 1st and that means we are just 146 days away from Christmas.  I understand that it's difficult to think of the holidays when we are still experiencing summer weather and schedules but if you don't start planning now then you'll be rushing through the most magical time of year. The Holiday Catalog unveils on September 1st and let me just say, it's extraordinary.  And, to kick things off, Stampin' Up! has released a …

This Little Piggy Angled Cut Card

A dancing pig holding a daisy has got to bring a smile to your face!  The "This Little Piggy" stamp set has been incredibly popular due to the smiling faces of the four different pig images.  Whether sending a card for encouragement or a thank you, this stamp set sings inordinary.   Today's video tutorial includes an angled cut and a masking technique as well as tips on watercoloring.  The 1/4" Ombre Ribbon is a …

Crafting Forever Tutorial & Birthday Giveaway Winner

Thank you for all the wonderful birthday greetings and your comments about your favorite stamp set/bundles! Wow! Random.org has selected a winner to receive ANY TWO free Project PDF Tutorials as a prize.     Laura Greig Laura, you have until Monday, July 31st to email me to tell me which TWO free PDF Tutorials you would like.  Email me by clicking HERE. There are over 40 Project PDF Tutorials to choose from.  The selections …