Friday, May 29, 2020

5 Minutes in Photoshop Series Preview

Hello, friends! I am super excited to share with you a *NEW* series I will have on my YouTube Channel called 5 MINUTES IN PHOTOSHOP. I will post short Adobe Photoshop video tutorials twice a month to share how I use this program to create cards.

I am sponsored each month by some AMAZING designers who are offering DISCOUNT CODES to all of my subscribers! For a list of sponsors and to learn more, please take time to view this video! Leave me a comment on the video and let me know which sponsor you are most excited about!

Thanks for stopping by, friends! I will be back soon with more paper crafts and videos! Until then, HUGS and happy crafting! :)

Saturday, May 23, 2020

My Craft Room...Is a DISASTER ZONE


Can anyone else relate? Am I the ONLY one?! My craft room is a complete disaster zone. While it's been worse before, it is at a place where I try to only go in there when I HAVE to. Not very fun!

So, what am I going to do?! Well, I am going to share my journey on my YouTube channel and hope some of you help keep me accountable for getting and keeping it clean! ;) Please head over to YouTube and subscribe so you don't miss a single episode!

And now, enjoy the trailer to my HORROR series: THE CRAFT ROOM.

Friday, May 22, 2020

A Heartfelt Thanks Post

Hi, friends! Today is a very bittersweet day for me. It's technically the first day of our summer break from school, but the past few months have been anything but normal and very emotionally taxing. I am so grateful for so many thing today, that I had to share a card that expressed that. Take a peek...

This card was made using old stamps from my stash. I used a heart that looks like a stamp because all of my love for my students has had to be posted somewhere and not in person. I used a Sakura gel pen to create the shiny faux black vinyl letters. A couple of black enamel gems finished this CAS, one layer card.

I am so grateful for the opportunity that I had to teach my 27 students this year. Before we left for spring break, I had a moment at the end of a day where I looked out at them all engaged and learning on their own accord, and my heart was FULL. I realized how much they had grown, and I cannot say how thankful I am just for that small moment and experience to help carry me through the last 8 weeks. I also have so much gratitude for the staff and parents I was blessed to work with this year. There is NO WAY I would have been able to do this without them!

I am entering this creation into these fabulous challenges~

Thank YOU so much for stopping by today! If you read my post, I appreciate your willingness to listen to me today. I hope that you take some time today to thank someone close to you. You never know when you will see them next, so don't wait! Until next time, HUGS and happy crafting, friends!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Pay It Forward Video Hop

Today is the day!!! It’s the Pay It Forward video hop! Join us for your chance to win one of TWO GRAND PRIZES, both open INTERNATIONALLY, plus many channel prizes! You’ll also see TONS of inspiration! Come see who I CASEd and be inspired along the way!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Upcoming YouTube Hop + PRIZE SNEAK PEEK!

Hi, friends! I am SO EXCITED to share with you that this weekend I will be co-hosting a fun YouTube video hop! Our theme is "Pay it Forward", and we will be sharing the love of each others' channels by CASEing a video from another crafty YouTuber!

We will have TONS of prizes along the way, including two grand prizes that are OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! Take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by to read about this fun hop! You can see sneak peeks of how to use the digital prize pack EVERY WEEKDAY this week on my On A Stampage YouTube channel! I hope you stop by Monday-Friday, then join us on Saturday or soon after for our hop for your chance to win one of MANY prizes! Until then, HUGS and happy crafting, my friends!

Friday, May 1, 2020

TRCC #18: Vivaciously Violet

Hi, all! Happy MAY! Have you been surviving the quarantine/shut down/whatever your area is calling it? I hope you are all well and staying safe! This month, we decided to use a cool toned color for our inspiration at The Rainbow Card Challenge, and I hope you love it! This month's challenge is called Vivaciously Violet! Take a peek at our fun inspiration for this month...

SO much inspiration there, don't you agree? I LOVE it! I was very inspired the different patterns and textures to use up some washi tape! Here's what I came up with...

I created this card with a bunch of washi's from my stash, my favorite butterfly punches from Stampin' Up!, a sentiment from Inlovearts, and some liquid pearls and glittery paper. 

I totally love how this card turned out! I got to use some of my washi stash, and I love the way the patterns go together! What do you think? I would love to hear your opinion about it in the comments below!

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 | Nandini | Sue | Katy | Mary Ellen

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I hope you come and join our challenge--I always love to see what you create! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends!

Christmas 24: Snowflakes!

Hello, friends! I am SO excited to be sharing another card created for  Christmas 24! If you follow along, you will have 24 cards made before the Christmas holiday each year! Challenges are biweekly on the 1st and 15th of the month, and this time's challenge is SNOWFLAKES

Take a peek at my creation...

I decided to start a *NEW* series on my YouTube channel called "Friday Facebook Finds". This card is the first in that series! I found this darling Mama Elephant stamp set AND ITS MATCHING DIES for only $3!!! How insane is that?! I also used some fun paper and cardstock from The Stamps of Life, washi tape from Doodlebug Designs, punches from Stampin' Up!, and liquid pearls and pearl accents from my stash.

I think this turned out totally cute! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! If you'd like to see the process I went through to make this card, check out this video on my YouTube channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! Please come join us at Christmas 24, and don't forget to leave some love with the other members of this fabulous team! Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping!