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Announcement - first class offering on Patreon

Hello crafty friends,

Recently I set up an account on Patreon with the main purpose of providing more in depth tutorials/classes on cardmaking.  If you enjoy looking at my YouTube videos now, I think you will really like my first release showing how I created this collection of 7 bright and colorful Alice in Wonderland cards.  To find out more details on this class, please visit the class page here.


Live it in color

Hello crafty friends,

Today's card features both Crackerbox & Suzy stamps as well as Catherine Pooler inks, which are available for sale at the Crackerbox & Suzy store.  I used 4 shades in the coral/orange range to create this card with a combination of ink blending with white embossing and two layers of colored overlapping stamping.  Products used are linked at the end of this post.  UPDATE:  You can get 10% off the inks until midnight Central time Sunday, Sept 23, 2018!! 


Quick and easy cards with Scrapbooking.com kit

Hello crafty friends,

I recently received a scrapbook kit compliments of the Scrapbooking Store and decided it would be fun to create some quick and easy note cards with the papers, stickers and gold Thickers letters in this kit.  The papers are from Echo Park and all were double sided patterns in coordinating colors.  If you like what you see I even have a coupon code for you to get 10% off a purchase at the store (see towards end of the post).  Everything shown here is from the September 2018 kit.


2018 Card Design Superstar contest - My Favorite Things

Hello crafty friends,

Every year My Favorite Things has a contest seeking out superstar designs in different categories.  The 2018 contest has 3 - Coloring Virtuoso, Clean and Simple Genius and last but not least, Innovation Master.  I am entering this card into the Innovation Master (i.e. interactive card) class.  Interactive cards have always had a special place in my crafting heart so of course I had to participate :)


Interactive Mailbox Card for Dare2B Artzy

Hello crafty friends,

I'm on the Dare2BArtzy blog and YouTube channel with this fun interactive mailbox card.  This just takes minutes to make so if you are planning on sending out a few or a lot of gift cards for the holidays, you may want to consider this super quick project which also has the benefit of presenting a gift card in a fun and unique way.


Candy corn card

Hello crafty friends,

I don't know about you but I'm ready for some cooler weather!  Of course in Texas, our Fall season is a fairly short blip on the calendar before we are full on into Winter.  So much for that ha ha - I'll move on to my card.  Many different ideas were on my mind for today's post and I ended up pulling out a previously completed background on an A2 card base.  When I first got my Prismacolor pencils one of the first things I tried was coloring candy corn onto kraft cardstock.  I didn't turn it into a completed project then but when this sentiment (50% off during September at Crackerbox & Suzy stamps) I thought about this card base and had that "aha" moment.