ATSM

Coloring Everyday keeps the Blues Away!

This is my first inspiration post for the "Make Your Mark Challenge" over at the Addicted to Stamps and More blog. Last November 2019, I joined Kathy Racoosin's 30-day daily marker coloring challenge. If you haven't heard of Kathy, I encourage you to check her blog THE DAILY MARKER. She is an amazing colorist and… Continue reading Coloring Everyday keeps the Blues Away!

AECP, Altenew

AECP Impressive Heat Embossing: Faux Batik Technique

When I was still single, I owned a chain of boutique clothing stores called "Island Spice". The store specialized in tropical/resort clothing. I had about six stores at its peak but unfortunately I could not compete with the big box brands that were then starting to come into the market. The year I closed it… Continue reading AECP Impressive Heat Embossing: Faux Batik Technique

Concord & 9th

Concord & 9th Summer Tote and Friendship Card Hop

Welcome to my blog! If you are hopping along, you have just arrived from Michele Margaret. This is my first ever card hop! I'm so grateful to be part of friendship card hop hosted by the talented Courtney Kreeber. My project for today is a 3D tote. This special die set is called Everyday Purse… Continue reading Concord & 9th Summer Tote and Friendship Card Hop

ATSM, Hero Arts

Lovely Flowers Straight from the Heart: My Monthly Hero January 2020 Kit

Love is in the air! The My Monthly Hero January 2020 kit is my inspiration for this challenge. This is an absolutely amazing kit as it has a lot of dimensional floral dies, a mini envelope die and a flower bouquet wrap die, among many other goodies. Unfortunately, this kit sold out within days of… Continue reading Lovely Flowers Straight from the Heart: My Monthly Hero January 2020 Kit

Papercraft Business Challenge, WPLUS9

Sweet Love Birds – Papercraft Business Challenge #26

If you have been following me, you will notice that I don't usually do cute critters on my cards. Usually the animals I use in my stamping have a realistic quality to it. But this time, I challenged myself to get out of my comfort zone. This cute All Year Cheer stamp set from Wplus9… Continue reading Sweet Love Birds – Papercraft Business Challenge #26

Altenew, Happy Little Stampers Challenge

Shimmy on the Shimmer! A Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

This month's challenge on the Happy Little Stampers blog is Watercolor with the optional Bling! You can interpret bling in many ways, I chose to add the bling on my cards by watercoloring with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I love this product because its sooo easy to use and adds so much shine and shimmer to… Continue reading Shimmy on the Shimmer! A Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

AECP, Altenew

Peel off your Mask! AECP Masking Unleashed

The Altenew Academy AECP Masking Unleashed series of lessons is truly inspirational! I learned so many new techniques using different masking mediums. This technique I am showing you today is a technique using masking fluid to create interesting elements for your projects. Masking fluid is usually used in watercoloring - to mask out elements that… Continue reading Peel off your Mask! AECP Masking Unleashed