Saturday, May 25, 2019

Crafter's Castle June Sponsor SNEAK PEEK!

Hey, friends! Just stopping by to share a quick sneak peek video about the amazing goodies I received from Create For Less and will be using next month as a guest at the Crafter's Castle Challenge! You can watch below, or head over to my YouTube channel to view!

Thanks for watching! See you again soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Taylormadecards4u: Gone Fishing

Hello, friends! I am so excited to be here today with a Guest Design position for Taylormadecards4u! The lovely Monica Taylor invited me to use the *NEW* Gone Fishin' set and create something to share with you. Take a peek at the set...

I took the elements from this fabulous set and created two digital scrapbook pages. I used Adobe Photoshop to grab and layer elements along with photos of family members. It was SO fun to get to use this set and create something I don't usually get to create!

The first page is a gift for my mother-in-law. The photo I used is her father. I never had the privilege of meeting him because he passed before even my husband was born, but I have heard he was an amazingly kind person. The Gone Fishin' set was perfect to highlight this photo! I'll be printing this and framing it.

The second page is of my brother-in-law and niece. I'm very close to my sweet niece, and I thought this would be fun to send to her, since we live far away from each other. Again, the Gone Fishin' set was the perfect way to highlight this fun photo!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you like what you see, and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you again to Monica and Taylormadecards4u for this opportunity! I hope you hop over to the store and grab this set today! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} crafting, friends!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Craft Room Helpers: What Do YOU Color With?

Hi, friends! I am super excited to be joining the Craft Room Helpers this month for the "What Do YOU Color With?" video blog hop! Thank you to Janie, The Craft Princess, for inviting me!

Each video along the way will have a prize up for grabs! Just follow the directions in each video (usually commenting, sometimes a bit more) for your chance to win a prize from one the of these amazing sponsors...

I created my cards using clip art from Teachers Pay Teachers, which is my prize for this hop! I colored the balloon image in Adobe Photoshop, then layered the panel, printed, and added it to a card base! Take a peek...

Here is a close up of the digital panel~

My video shares not only how to color the image and create the panel, but also how to quickly recolor the panel so that you have a variety of color schemes to work with! Take a peek at the other color schemes I came up with...

Here's the video on how to create this panel!
(It's better on YouTube, if you have time!)

Thank you for joining us for our Craft Room Helpers - What Do YOU Color With? - Collab & Giveaway. There are 10 of us YouTube crafters that will be sharing a variety of coloring mediums. Each of us will be having a GIVEAWAY on our channels and all we ask is that you SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A COMMENT....and we wouldn’t object to a THUMBS UP if you feel we deserve it (THANK YOU). Below you will find the full line-up, so please scroll down to read to everything.

The GIVEAWAYS are open Internationally. The giveaway on each channel will run from Saturday May 4th through Friday May 10th 2019, giving you a full week to watch all the videos. The winners will be chosen randomly from the qualifying entries and announced shortly after. You will find a list of sponsors below the line-up.

Remember to qualify for the giveaways you must be a subscriber and leave a comment their channel. There may also be additional rules for each channel so listen carefully.

Video Line-Up:


Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! I hope you take some time to join in the fun of this hop! I also hope you learn something new to try soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy COLORING, friends!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

TRCC #5: Gorgeous Green

Hello, friends, and happy May! I hope you're looking forward to a new month--I know I am! Thank you so much to everyone who played along last month at The Rainbow Card Challenge, and here is this month's prompt...

Now, we really just want to see creations with an abundance of green. You don't have to necessarily go with the "gorgeous" theme or use the photos as your guide. Mostly monochrome, if you understand my meaning. For all the details about the "rules" (there are very few), you can see the challenge post! This post is about the card I made, so take a peek...

I wanted to keep this CAS  because I have it earmarked to mail to someone. ;) I simply tore some paper from a My Mind's Eye paper pad, added a Hero Arts sentiment that was punched and layered, then added a few hearts and rhinestones. Liquid pearls were added for a bit more texture and shine around the sentiment. All punches used are from Stampin' Up!.

I think this card turned out wonderfully, and I hope you like it, too! I would LOVE for you to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Please come and join us this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I LOVE seeing what everyone creates! If you're looking for even more inspiration, you should take a peek at what the other amazingly talented gals on the design team have created, too!
Jacqueline | Cohenna | Em | Judy | Lee Ann | Sue

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I will be back again with another challenge soon! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TRCC: Challenge #4: One Week Reminder!

Hi, friends! Just poppin' by to say THANK YOU for everyone who has joined in this month at The Rainbow Card Challenge and letting everyone know you have one week left to enter your creations! To show my appreciation, I've created a digital card to share with you! Take a peek...

The focal panel of this card was pretty easy-peasy to make! I used Adobe Photoshop to get the variety of elements the correct colors and in the proper places, but you could probably make something very similar in a word processing program! If you like this card panel, I'm sharing it for FREE! Just left click, then right click, and save for your PERSONAL USE!


I'll be sharing a different ombre card from each month this year, so make sure to check back each month to complete your collection! Don't forget to head over to The Rainbow Card Challenge to link up with us, too! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Saturday, friends! I have a sweet Easter card to share with you today. It uses a DARLING digi image drawn by the very talented Lee Holland, and a bunch of sweet embellishments. Take a peek...

I colored the image with colored pencils and added some Stickles for added shine and texture. I also added some seam binding ribbon from The Stamps of Life, a doily, black pearls, string, and a button from my stash, and patterned paper from Stampin' Up!.

I just adore the way this turned out! What do YOU think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

I'm entering this card into these fabulous challenges~

I chose Bunnies & Flowers

Thanks again for stopping by, friends! I hope you have some time to create and that you all have a very happy Easter tomorrow! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Otter-ly Adorable!

Hi, friends! Thanks for stopping by today! I have an otter-ly adorable card to share with you! It's got a CAS feel and two darling creatures on it! Take a peek...

I made this card for my best friend--my husband! I saw these darling otter dies at Poppy Stamps, and I KNEW I had to have them! I adore all animals, but especially ones that lend themselves to a good pun! And otters naturally do! The sentiment is from Avery Elle. I added some punched hearts and black liquid pearl accents, and a strip of patterned paper from The Stamps of Life to mimic water behind the pair of furry friends.

I totally LOVE the way this turned out! I hope that you like it, too! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

I'm entering this creation into these fabulous challenges~

Thanks again for stopping by, friends! I hope you enjoy your day and take some time to craft and create! Hopefully you'll get to enter some of these wonderful challenges, too! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to all!