Harvest Time

Dollar Tree has some fantastic buys in crafting and home decor that really allow makers to make really cool decorations for under ten dollars. This is the case with my Harvest Time table center piece. I picked up from Dollar Tree a styrofoam pumpkin, a bunch of fake autumn leaves, some sparky fern, a gold…

There is No Place Like Home

First six months of 2019 I was on a Design Team for Blank Page Muse. While I was there, I played around with a lot of their cool stamps. I particularly liked their Wizard of Oz stamps. At the time, I was also desperately trying to use up the massive paper scrap pile I had….

A Bird on the Page

Playing around with my scrap pieces of paper, I put together a background for a few fussy cut stamped images. I’d been playing at another time with an embossing folder and inks at a scrapbook retreat, creating this red embossed background card. I added some Inca Gold as highlights. As I craft with inks, I…

Vamps and Camp

Most of you know that I am a huge geek.  This is not a secret, nor should it be a shock to anyone that I collect all sorts of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture stamps.  Nor should it be a surprise that Halloween is my favorite holiday, bar none.  Growing up with a mom…

Medals of Honor

I’ve been playing around with fabrics lately, mostly trying to mix it up with a lot of my other art supplies. My collection of felts, trim, buttons, embellishments and so forth are starting to collect dust. Seeing all that money tied up into impulse buys really upsets me, so I turned my attention to trying…

Spring Love Birds

Spring has sprung here and we’re just starting to see all the lovely flowers doing their superbloom thing.  With all the birds returning and the joys of Spring, I thought it might be nice to use up some of my Valentine’s Paper for Spring themes.  After all, Love is year round, right?  And I had…

Creative Postage Stamps ATC

As a child, I used to collect postage stamps.  This was something I shared with my Uncle, who was a stamp enthusiast himself.  When I first started collecting and playing with rubber stamps, some of the first rubber stamps I bought were ones that looked like postage stamps.  Mostly, because I was doing a lot…

More Romantic Hearts for February

I tend to make cards in batches, mostly because of time and resources. Especially if I am rubber stamping or using inks, I really don’t want to keep inking up, then cleaning, then inking again, and clean…as this is a big downer for me (I hate cleaning my rubber stamps and area) and it is…

Quicky Share: Art Journal Page Share

I’ve been busy playing with my new art journal.  Hoping to fill this little booklet with all sorts of crazy stamped collages in the next few months.  I’ve been pretty happy so far with the results.  What do you all think?