Friday, February 17, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Release - Floral Greetings

Hello crafty friends and welcome to this week's Sweet 'n Sassy release! This week I'm showing off the beautiful new stamp set, Floral Greetings. This set includes two gorgeous flower images, each show on my cards above, two butterflies, and seven greetings. The flowers can work for any type of card, birthday, wedding, thinking of you, and more!

Both of my cards were created using Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers. Each image was embossed prior to watercoloring, which helps to keep the color contained within the petals, making for easy shading. The complete stamp set can be seen below, and I also created a very quick video demonstrating my process for creating the cards.

Happy Crafting!

-Floral Greetings -
-Zig Real Brush Markers -
-Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder (Tree Branch) -
-Ranger White Embossing Powder -
-Ranger Watercolor Cardstock -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wendy Vecchi Wednesday - Mini Album Featuring Mat Minis and Alcohol Ink Technique

Hello friends and welcome to another Wendy Vecchi Wednesday! WVW (Can I create an acronym? It's clear I've been in high tech for too long...the place where everything is turned into an acronym. *giggle*) is a special post where I create a project using Wendy's fabulous products. 

This week's creation is a tiny album, measuring only 2.5" x 2.5" in size. I've got a thing for working in miniature lately. Maybe because I'm running out of space in my studio and I can't fit anything too large...LOL! Whatever the case, I had a great time making this tiny piece that features a bunch of Wendy's Mat Minis and a background technique using Wendy's Archival Inks.

I created a video of the creation of this piece and I hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!

Finished size:
-Covers - 2.5" x 2.5"
-Inside page - 2 1/8" x 8 1/2" (scored every 2 1/8")

-Mat Minis (Wait until you see the new ones!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Love Family Mini Album

Hi all! Just a quick post to let you know that I had a project posted on The Crafters Workshop blog yesterday. You can find the post, with all of the photos, here. My video, outlining the creation of the album, is below. Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Release Day - Pretty Potted Florals

It's my favorite time of the month again..release week with Sweet 'n Sassy! This month, SNSS is releasing a wide variety of beautiful stamp sets, including a few floral sets, Creative Worship sets, and a new sentiment set. I'm in love with the new flower sets...they are so pretty! I'm looking forward to creating more projects featuring the new sets.

Today I'm sharing a project showcasing one image from the Pretty Potted Florals set and a custom sentiment created using a special set that will be released next month. Sneaky peek!

I created my card by first using embossing paste and a stencil to create the white on white background design. My potted flower was stamped on cardstock, colored with Zig Brush Markers, fussy cut, and attached to my text panel. The Hello was also stamped on cardstock and cut to fit the middle panel. I added a tiny yellow banner to hid the edge of the sentiment paper and tie in with the yellow in the flower. Quick card that would be super easy to mass produce. You can view the complete Sweet 'n Sassy stamp sets below along with links for where to purchase the supplies I used to create my card.

Happy Crafting!

Don't forget...
  • I still have some mystery boxes left for sale. Over $100 of products for only $39.99 + shipping. See full details here.
  • My Big Picture Class on stenciling is still available and membership only costs $9.95/month! See this link for more information.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love Wins

Happy Tuesday! I'm sharing a post on The Crafters Workshop blog today. Head on over to check out the details. I created a video for this project as well...see the video link below. Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Craft Supplies for Sale - Heavily Discounted!

Grab bags for sale!

I'm doing a major clean in my craft room and thanks to very generous design teams and owning a store, I have more products that I can fit into one room! 

I'm selling 11 grab bags (aka boxes) that will include the following:

-3 12x12 stencils (The Crafters Workshop)

-2 6x6 stencils (The Crafters Workshop)

-3-4 stamp sets (Sweet 'n Sassy, Wendy Vecchi, others)

-bag of paints, sprays, and other mediums (5-6 bottles each) (Distress, Dylusions, Art Anthology, and more)

-1-2 sheets of alphabet stickers

-3-4 embellishment packs

-1 sheet of grunge paper

-Some boxes include a die or embossing folder

The majority of the stencils are unused, but a few have paint on them. The stamp sets are mostly used, a few new ones are included. Some of the paints/sprays have been used, but I tried to include only ones that were almost full. The sticker and embellishment packs are incomplete, meaning some of the product has been used.

The retail value of these products is approximately $100 and I'm selling these boxes for $39.95 + shipping. Please note that I live on the east coast so shipping to the west coast could cost $10 or more. All sales are final, there are no exchanges or refunds, and you purchase these boxes with the understanding that some products are used.

If interested, please email me at and I will send you a Paypal invoice. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay, credit card payments are accepted.

Thanks for giving some of my beloved products a new home! Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Best Thing About Me...

Hello friends! Jumping in with a quick post to announce the release of another darling Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, Stand Tall. This set features lots of sweet creatures and sentiments that are perfect for Valentine's Day or any time you want to send a little love in the mail. Here's a peek at the entire set:
To create my card I stamped the giraffe, bird, and butterfly on a piece of cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I created the spotted background using a stencil from The Crafters Workshop and a technique from Jennifer McQuire. You can see Jennifer's video here. For the hearts on the card base, I die cut a few hearts and added a piece of embossed cardstock behind the cut outs. The hearts create a great pop of color and shine!

Be sure to check out the Sweet 'n Sassy store this week to see all of the new sets. The best news? Select stamp sets are now 30% off! WooHoo! Love me a sale! Happy shopping!