card making :: skeleton halloween card

We’ve become one of those households that loves celebrating Halloween.  It has also become a good reason for me to whip out some of my old stamps and embellishments, and I love that our 5-year-old enjoys crafting as much as I do! There is a great Halloween Stampin’ Up! stamp set that she loves to…

card making :: climbing orchid

I think I owe my fondness of orchids to our mother: she has this incredible knack of being able to keep them alive in her house, and they continue to bloom year after year.  She must have at least a dozen at a time, and each time I see an orchid flower or plant I…

card making :: oh so succulent

There’s a great stamp set by Stampin’ Up! called “oh so succulent” that comes with a matching die set.  The stamp set follows the new trend of two-step stamping where the outline and the filled in part are two different stamps.  I played around with different ink and paper colors, and mostly just used the…

product review :: holiday tag project kit

I recently had a little crafting get together at our house with a couple of friends and brought out this holiday tag project kit by Stampin’ Up!  The kit comes with all of the embellishments, coordinating papers, and full step-by-step instructions on how to assemble 30 fun and festive tags.  We divided the tags among…

card making :: creating opaque white surfaces

Have you ever tried Liquid Applique?  I use it to create an opaque result when coloring in a stamped image.  Check out what happens when you apply heat to it: Pretty neat, huh?!  It works great on cloud-like images too. Happy crafting!

product review :: souffle pens

Sakura’s line of Souffle pens are a unique product that can create 3D lines on dark paper and surfaces.  I found this set of 10 pens at a local craft store and decided to try it out.  When you first draw or write with it, the ink comes out clear and takes time to change color…