Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch Challenge #72 at Craft Project Central

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a card sketch challenge – Creating Pretty Cards! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) Read More

A Tweet Congratulations for GDP077 and FMS278

Today I am playing along with the the color challenge at the Global Design Project and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Here is what I came up with: And here are the banners that inspired my card: I really love the images in the Best Birds stamp set. I get a nice crisp Read More

A Best Birds Thank You for FMS274

I just love the Best Birds set by Stampin’ Up! I borrowed it last year from a friend and loved playing with it so much I bought it for myself last month. You can create a variety of looks with the images in this set by adding lots of color and embellishments, or you can Read More

You Fill Me With Happiness for FMS273

Well happy Monday! I am looking forward to my kids going off to school every day this week. We have had eight snow days this winter and five 2-hour delays, which is quite out-of-the-ordinary for this area. And for some reason I don’t seem to get anything done when my kids are home. LOL! I Read More

Watercolor Pencils by Stampin’ Up!

I have not been a fan of watercolor pencils in the past and I was not planning on purchasing these when they premiered in the Occasions Catalog. However, I saw several great samples from fellow demonstrators and decided I would give them a try. These two cards were the first time I tried them and Read More

Global Design Project #046 | Sketch Challenge

Before I get to the challenge I wanted to announce the winner of the Stamp It Group June Blog Hop. So congratulations to Diane Seidler! If you would like to take a look at this hop again click here. This is a card I designed to demonstrate at a workshop night. I like to show Read More

Rose Wonder Birthday for GDP #042

Ever since I saw a card with a heat embossed woodgrain background a couple months ago I have been wanting to give it a try, and the challenge this week at the Global Design Project was my opportunity. I was also happy to pull out my Rose Garden Thinlits and use these two dies for the first Read More

Easy Thank You Cards with Retiring DSP

Thank you cards are probably the type of card you use the most. There is always a need to thank someone for something they did for you or gave to you, and it is nice to have a go-to design to make a quick card. And what could be quicker than a card base, designer Read More