Mixed media background + new Honey Bears stamp set

Hello crafty friends,

I really like the look of a mixed media background for my cards.  Generally speaking my inspiration usually comes from the stamp image(s) - in this case this new release set from Dare 2B Artzy made me think of a honeycomb pattern.  I used a stencil in a couple of different ways to make the background look like it had lots of layers and dimension.  The best way to explain this process is through video and if you scroll down a bit you will find the video.

Video Prep for easier editing - new classes to come in 2020!!

Hello crafty friends,

Ever wondered how to create your own crafting instructional videos?  Looking for tips on making the video editing process easier?  This is what this special post is about.  This is a bit of a departure from my usual crafty post and wanted to share something I had the opportunity to do at AFCI's Creativation 2020 show in Phoenix AZ.  I served on the board for the Digital Content Creator section this past year and we put on three show floor video related sessions.  This is mine.  Below is the presentation slide deck that was shown during my presentation and below that is the recording of the session.  When you get to slide 20 referencing the video you won't see it in the slide, but you will see it when you watch the video.

Valentine's Day Card - Foil, glitter & shine

Hello crafty friends,
Bringing you some inspiration on quick cards you can make for that special person(s) in your life.  the beautiful foiled papers from Rinea plus some glitter gel really complement each other.  I am sharing tips on how to efficiently apply glitter gel and clean it up in the video.

Sneak Peek at upcoming release from Dare 2B Artzy

Hello my crafty friends,

How is your 2020 going so far?  Mine has been mainly getting ready for the Creativation show and speaking of, this project is sharing one of the new stamp sets to be released in January.  It is the most adorable set of puppies with different features, such as bows, hats, "necklaces", and so on.  I am featuring the pup wearing a unicorn horn headband, because,  it's just too cuuuuuuute!!

Valentine's Day card collector box for kids

Hello crafty friends,
I'm sharing this Valentine's Day project on the Rinea blog and YouTube channel.  This brings back such nostalgia and sweet memories from when I was in grade school and collecting cards from my classmates in school.

Winter card challenge - Dare 2B Artzy

Hello crafty friends,

Today Dare 2B Artzy has a new monthly challenge open - the theme is winter and here is the card I made.  The background die is one of the most useful ones I have and I think it's one I will keep around for as long as I am making cards.  I put some glitter paper behind it to add some texture and sparkle.