Happy Wednesday, all!
Pretty frequently I receive comments on my cards and videos saying something to this effect: “Can you make a card without all those expensive supplies?” That’s a difficult question to answer because I’ve been making cards and paper crafting for over ten years–I’ve had a lot of time to accumulate and collect some amazing supplies and tools.
While walking through the grocery store the other day, I glanced down the school supplies aisle and an inexpensive Crayola watercolor set caught my eye. I wondered if I could get good results with it. And so, I challenged myself to do some simple watercoloring with the Crayola Washable Watercolors, and to use the brush that came with the set, too.
Anyone else out there obsessed with pens and markers? Today I wanted to show some two of my favorite pens of the moment. I ordered these from JetPens using store credits that they sent me, and can’t get enough of them. Thanks, JetPens! :)
My collection of Simon Says Stamp inks keeps growing! Since I have so many ink pads, I’ve been forced to relocate them to an Ikea Alex drawer unit that lives next to my craft desk. The ink pads are now stored on their side (yes, it’s okay to store them this way). I have them in one of the shallow top drawers, so it’s a bit snug when I close the drawer. I’m considering moving them to a deeper drawer in the same unit for a bit more vertical room, but then again… I like these in the top drawer. Easier to get to. :)
Because the pads are on their sides in their new home, I wasn’t able to see the ink color names. So I created some ink pad “labels” that show the name and an actual swatch of the color.
Happy Friday, all! Isn’t this a happy card? I just love smiley faces. :)
Today I created a card using the Spreading Sunshine stamp set from Paper Smooches. Such a fun stamp set with awesome greetings!
Let’s see all the cards you sent to me in July 2015! The theme was Congrats cards! :)
Is anyone else out there loving all the gold foil we’re seeing everywhere? Gold foil has been pretty trendy for a good long while and I don’t see it going away any time soon. :)
I’ve been wanting to create some gold foil 3×4 cards for my planner, so when I saw that Heidi Swapp released a mini version of the Minc foiling machine, I was all over it! It’s the perfect size for cardmakers!
Hello all! I’m here on a Tuesday for a new card video, but only because I created this card late last night and didn’t have a chance to upload it. I hope it’s worth the wait! :)
A few months back, I created a similar card to this one using the Bird Crazy stamp set from Tim Holtz. I just loved this little bird, but it looked so worried and confused that I had to had some additional elements to explain why it was so sad. So I added a party hat and a deflated balloon. After seeing that card, Tim asked me if I would illustrate some more accessories for the birds and he’d make it into a stamp set. Of course! Tim had a TON of ideas for the birds and it was so fun to see the Crazy Things stamp set come to life.
Long story short, I’ve been wanting to recreate that original card for a while now. So here we go!