Snow globe Santa Tag

Yep, another project I did months ago but never got around to posting about. Busy schedules are busy.  The reality of this one is that, the techniques would be the same whether or not you use holiday themed papers and embellishments or not.  This can easily be a shaker card for Valentine’s Day, a baby…

Re-purposed: Utensil Holder to Craft Caddy

This one is a super easy, quick way to re-purpose something that wasn’t the best tool for the job.  So, nothing shocking about this, but I shop at a lot of Flea and Swap meets.  I see a lot of great deals out there and sometimes, I fall for something that seems to be a…

Easter Bonnets and Rocks

I’ve actually been doing and writing about crafting for years.  At one point in my life, I had a rubber stamp business and wrote how to articles for Rubberstampmadness, National Stampagraphic, Craftworks for the Home and other small publications.  All this before the internet, so you know it’s been a long while. I had lovely…

Tissue Paper Backgrounds

I’m one of those people that watch a ton of crafting videos on Youtube and think, “this is totally easy!  Why can’t I do it?” However,  I usually get the case of the “lazy” and just sit in front of my TV and glance longingly at my craft stash, wondering why I am not inspired…

Rolodex for the Romantic Fool

At the end of January and throughout February, I just kept on keeping on with the romance theme on Rolodex card.  I’m determined to fill my albums and actually, both the index card and the rolodex (memorydex) albums are getting fairly full.  I’d really love to be able to show progress all year with these,…

Christmas Junk Journal

In 2017 I joined a few Facebook groups in order to find some inspiration. Sometimes I still in front of my craft table and just not know what to make or do. This is a problem as I start feeling super lazy and I really just want to get into that headspace that art puts…

Rubber Stamp Collage

I have quite the collection of rubber stamps. I love collage. Coloring is relaxing. One of my resolutions has been to use my collection of rubber stamps more. I joined a Facebook group after visiting the Viva Las Vegas Stamps store and they had a challenge. I thought that I would stick to their challenge…

Rolodex and Index Card Challenge

Last year I found a fairly cool Rolodex card holder and a recipe/index card stand. These things were pretty cheap and I found them at various flea markets I go to. At the time I thought they might be gifts for someone, but in December, I thought otherwise. One of my resolutions was to make…

Love at First Site

Mixed media is something new to me.  I’ve mostly been into scrapbooking for the past 20 or so years, so collage isn’t something I’ve done a lot of.  Even when I was a kid, I did paper mache once, which reminds me of what I do now, with layering of paper and objects, molding a…

Dreaming with Gears

My creative process isn’t always planned-out in advance. Sometimes I have a photo in mind that I was to highlight in a project, which in many cases, I don’t know what that project will be. Could be a decorated canvas, a tin box, a wood object or…well, let’s just say I have a LOT of…

The Clown and the Ballerina

Playing around with a Tonic Studio die frame which I ended up embossing with some old silver embossing powder. Before I stamped and embossed, I used a stencil on the paper to give the pattern that is on there. I printed out a vintage photo on my ink jet and hand colored it a bit…