Try Something New!

Hello and Welcome Crafty Friend!

Saturday, my group was faced with a fun challenge, to step outside of their comfort zone!
I told them to try something new, and to Pick one or more of the following:

*Try a new technique. Rock-n-Roll stamping.

*Try ink smooshing <-- it's a word (kind of) LOL 

*Use up that paper that you have been hoarding for 5 years or more. 

*Try a color combo that you love, but you're scared to tackle.

Here was my finished card after tackling rock n roll stamping, ink smooshing, and using up some paper I had been hoarding. 

I gave my group pictorials for both techniques so they could practice ink smooshing and rock n roll stamping. 
I added a boarder of stamped hearts in peacock ink. 
The vellum paper adds a soften look to that busy (my favorite) floral pattern paper. 
Both papers were cut using the stirched hexagon thin cuts. 

Check how cute the rock n roll stamping turned out on the heart! 
Don't miss that ink smooshingnon the bears. I showed my grouo 2 different ways of ink smooshing! 
My bears and heart come from the stamp set Teddy Bear Hugs

I finished my bears and heart if with a some shimmer! Which picked up really well in these pictures! 🌟
I can't wait to see what they come up with! 
I hope I have inspired you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new! 

Have fun and happy  crafting! 


"A Polka Dot Project For National Polka Dot Day!"

 Friday, January 22nd, was National Polka Dot Day!

To mark the occasion, let's check out my newest artwork featuring the "Perfect Match" paper collection. 

I started with my FAVORITE layout design! Even added a cute shaker element to it. 

Then I used the story extender from Story By Stacy! Boy, was it perfect!!! 

Above is an adorable 8.5 x 11 double layout. 

4x6 pocket pages, for pictures, journaling or even memorable!

These 3x4 pocket pages are perfect for adding the "rest of the story" without the need for a huge 12x12 layout. 

What do you do with your left overs? You make layers, and clusters to finalize your collection!

I am giving away the cutting guides to those that order the perfect match basic supplies from my shopping site! 

Check out my video showing this workshop in a beautiful Blue Bell everyday life album, on my Facebook Page. 

Hurry this collection retires Feb 28th. 



Perfect Match paper w/sticker sheet

Perfect Match coordinating cardstock 

Memory protector combo pack

Additional Supplies:

Gold sequins

Gold Embellishing thread

3D foam tape

acetate sheets

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I inspired you to get crafty!



The Best Item Found In my Stash!

Hey Crafty Peeps, 

Every Monday night, my crafty group and I get together over at DanYellScraps & Friends Facebook group, to play a fun game. The game we play is called "the Wheel of Mystery". A very bright and funny lady on Facebook originated this idea and whom I adapted the it from. She hosts a live game show on Friday nights called Craft Roulette. The roulette wheel filled with numbers, that coincide with 4 different sets of parameters. I loved this so much I brought this concept to my group... and boy are we having a blast with it. 

This week my guest crafter and fellow group member was Belinda! We spun the wheel (app on my phone) 4 times, one for each of our parameters: 
Card: Window
Colors: Peacock, Ballerina, and Pomegranate
Embellishment: Wooden Shape
Chance: Pumpkin 

This was going great until a pumpkin was tossed in there, especially with the colors that popped up. I leave the parameters up for interpretation, this truly allows the creativity to pour through. So perhaps instead of a traditional window card, the person may use a stamp or die cut of  a Window. Perhaps they make a black and white card and use the colors as splash instead of a the focal point. Or maybe they use the word pumpkin instead of an actual image. 


Here is the card that I made, and bonus, I found a package of adhesive springs. CTMH use to sells these WAY BACK when....and it was the Best Item Found In my Stash! To use this and make it super fun for the recipient, twist the spring (gently) tuck it in the envelope.  When it pulled out the spring releases sending the Sentiment to move back and forth! How fun! 

Check out the cute wooden button, I adhere that with some Tombow Mono Liquid Glue over top of my twine knot. I love the frayed ends of the twine. I added some diamond stickles to the wooden button, because who does not love sparkle!!!!

I know your saying, um where is the pumpkin, whelp it is tone on tone stamping, and added to the back of the card! It was the best I could think of for on the Fly Crafting! 

I am excited to see what my group members make with these fun parameters!

I hope I have encouraged you to get crafty!  

Supplies used in this card are listed below, and can be purchased via my website. I do earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. If you choose to shop with me, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. If you choose to be inspired by me, Thank You for following from the bottom of my Heart!!!!

Cardstock pomegranate, ballerina, peacock
Ink: Black & Peacock
Embellishments: Wooden Buttons, white twine
Stamp: Hey, Hi, Hello D1989
Mixed Media: White Liquid Pearls, Diamond Stickles
Adhesive Spring (retired)


H2H Challenge: Slimline Cards

Hello Crafty Peeps!

This week's challenge is all about the slimline cards! You know those super long cards, that fit in a business envelope! They certainly all the rage, and hype right now. There thin cuts, cricut cuts or the old fashion paper trimmer to get you to a beautiful slimline card. 

So, with this challenge, we want you to show us your beautiful cards in that 3.5 x 8.5 size, that you have crafted from your heart!

Remember that you can play along until the end of the month!  Share as many times as you would like!  (You just might get some ideas, too!)

Be sure to link up before the end of the year!

Here is an idea to start you off with from me, a design team member! 

Head on over to the H2H main page to see all the design team members creations and to link your artwork up. 

Remember you can play along all month long! 

Check out all the supplies used to create this card: