Wednesday, October 22, 2014


What an awesome combination!!


The design team got a wonderful package from The Crafter's Workshop, filled with awesome stencils!  I used mine with some fabulous stamps from Susan K. Weckesser and made an art journal spread and a card!

This is my finished art journal spread.  The different stencils paired with the stamps is an awesome look!  I used 2 of Susan's stamp sets, "At Ground Level" (for the bird) and "Heartfelt Warmth" (for the Love).

The Crafter's Workshop Stencils Used:
And here is the card I made from the reverse stenciling.

This is the Snapguide tutorial that shows you how I made them.
Check out How to Art Journal With Stencils by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Stencils + Paint + Stamps = AWESOME FUN!!

Thanks for visiting today!  Keep checking Susan's Blog this week because we will have TONS OF INSPIRATION AND PRIZES!!  And please visit The Crafter's Workshop, they have amazing products!!


Thursday, October 16, 2014


We are so lucky!  The whole design team at SinCity Stamps got to try the new 3"x5" Gelli Arts Printing Plate.  Gelli Arts are our sponsor this month.

I made these cards.

I made a Snapguide Tutorial to show you how I did it!


Friday, October 10, 2014


Welcome to the Moxxie Halloween Hop and Challenge!  We have some amazing projects to share with you!!

I made a "Canning Jar Lid" Pumpkin.  I found the idea on Pintrest and went to this blog, Pen & Paper FLowers, to get the full instructions.  My pumpkin doesn't have as many lids as she used, so I used Moxxie's "Autumn Glory" paper and curled it to act like a lid.  I also added paper straws, leaves and a pine cone, all made with Moxxie papers.
The papers I used are Fanciful Flowers, Folliage In Flight, and Season's Beauty.  

We have a fantastic line-up this month!! You won't want to miss a single project.
And of course we have an awesome prize up for grabs!
Your choice of Zombie Attack! or Autumn Glory!

Aren't they gorgeous?
To be eligible to WIN all you have to do is comment on the Moxxie blog.
Extra chances to win include:
  Comment- on any (or all) of the designers blogs
  Facebook- share the blog hop post (let us know by leaving a link on the Moxxie blog)
  Pinterest- pin any (or all) of these wonderful projects (leave a link for each pin on the Moxxie blog)
  Challenge- Enter your Halloween project in our challenge3 extra entries if you use MOXXIE product! Link directly to your project or project post. (link up using the inlinkz tool at the bottom of this page)

 Here's our fantastic line up:

Good Luck!  Can't wait to see your creations!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I made this French Chalkboard Sign for The Robin's Nest, using their awesome papers.  Want to know how?  Check out my Snapguide!!  I love this new way of showing tutorials!

Have an awesome day!

Check out How to Make a French Chalkboard Sign by Daniella Hayes on Snapguide.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Moxxie's new "Racing" line is super fun!  The cool colors and sayings lend itself to many uses!  I went with the neon colors on the "Motocross" paper, and the black from the "Speed" paper and made Neon Mice Racing, instead of car racing!!
Of course, it starts out as a regular accordion card, with cut outs for the "Start ~Your ~Engines"  cardstock stickers.

Because with a piece of bakers twine, I made them able to be flipped to "Go, Caution and Safety!!

Inside, I added a journaling tag from the "Racing Cutouts" sheet.  I also cut out the flags from that sheet and attached them to the top.

But on the back, there is a Neon Mice Race going on!!  Hundreds came out to see the race!  See them all on the top of the card?  Tiny little faces, all watching the Neon Mice!!

I hope this makes you want to make something fun too!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I don't know what made me think of this card idea.  I learned it over 10 years ago at my local scrapbook store that closed 7 years ago *tear*.

I got a lovely surprise in the mail this week, the new stamps from Susan K. Weckesser!!  The Garden {Whatnot} collection is a set of 3 tag stamps.  Super cute!!  I couldn't wait to use them!!  But I wanted to do something different, something special with them.  And this idea came back to me...

It starts off as a card that is flat so it can be mailed (I know I have 3D embellishments on it, but pretend it is flat).
But when you pull the tag, it turns into a stand for your tag!  Isn't that fun???  

To start, I made my tag.  I used Ranger Distress Inks *Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Frayed Burlap* and inked a tag background with the yellows and the outside with the brown.  Then I inked the stamp with brown except for the branches.  I colored them on the stamp with a marker and stamped it on the background.
I cut a piece of white Core'dinations cardstock and scored it.  The measurements are on the picture.

I covered the sections with green Core'dinations cardstock and Susan K. Weckesser's "Live In Color" paper.  After attaching them, I cut a slit in the middle of the sections for my tag to fit through.

I layered my tag with 2 pieces of cardstock and I diecut some branches that looked like the branches on the tag.  I added glitter, a button and some pearls from Kaisercraft to finish it off.  I used more yellow ink on the white areas on the card.  See how the tag just slips right in?

Now for the tricky part.  Flip your card and tag over.  Add double sided tape to the 2 ends *I showed you where in the photo*.  The tag sticks to one end of the card and then you stick the two ends to each other and it will make a box.  Don't forget to embellish your "Card/Box" too!  I used ribbon, flowers, pearls and a diecut.

So the card comes to you like this, and when you pull the tag, it turns into a tag with a stand!  I still think this is very clever!  But I am easily amused :)
Ta-da!  Like magic!!

Make something magical today!!

Monday, September 22, 2014


I love this stamp set!!  "Love of Butterflies" is a beautiful and versatile stamp set from SinCity Stamps.  This month we were given some awesome Pan Pastels to use in our projects.  I have been having so much fun with them!!  

I gathered my supplies and used all 3 colors of pastels on my background, going from burnt sienna to yellow to green.  Then I stamped my butterfly in the center with Versamark ink.

Using a small sponge, I applied green pastel to the butterfly only.  I love how the color came out so much darker.

I stamped little butterflies all around the large butterfly with Versamark ink.  I applied a really light layer of yellow pastel to them.  When you stamp with Versamark on a background that already has pastel on it, the image shows up without having to apply anything.  Since it is clear it shows the pastels through it.

Here's my finished card again.  The stamps and pastels did all the work.  I just added some tiny pearls and a bow.

Have an awesome day!!