Trio of lemon cards with Dare 2B Artzy

Hello crafty friends,

I'm featuring these cards over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and YouTube channel.  I created 3 lovely lemon themed cards using one of the new release stamp sets called Lemon Zest.  Paired with the wavy framelits dies it was easy to get 3 cards out of it.


Easter Card with shaker and pop up scene

Hello crafty friends,

I've got a really fun Easter card to share with you today featuring stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy.  I've incorporated two interactive elements into it and created a video (scroll down further) to share the process to create this.


Spring Fling Insta-hop with Scrapbook.com $50 Gift card giveaway

Hello crafty friends,

I am very excited to be hopping along on Instagram with several other talented designers.  After you read my post please be sure to click here to start hopping for a chance to win the $50 gift certificate.  Comments on this post of course will be appreciated but not counted as an entry.

Guest design post for Heffy Doodle

Hello crafty friends,

I'm excited to share that I am guesting over on the Heffy Doodle blog - I hope you will hop on over there and leave me a comment.  I created my favorite type of card, an interactive pop up box showing off the fun bug critters in the Big Bug Hugs stamp set.  Bright and colorful was my goal in creating this little bug garden party theme.


Get well card with some stamp tricks

Hello crafty friends,

Hope you are having a great week!  I had a bit of computer trouble so this post is a tad late, but at least I did get it up on the right date after all!  I won't bore you with the computer trauma and just show you my card.

Ocean Waves Cards 2 ways + video tutorial

Hello crafty friends,

Here's hoping you had a great weekend!  If you already dreaming of a sunny vacation due to ongoing winter season, here's a couple of cards to get you thinking about warmer days by the ocean.  I created two cards with the same layout, however I changed up some elements for a different look.  Here are the two cards.  I'm up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and YouTube channel sharing these projects.


Circus silhouette card with a lil bit o snark

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with an almost one layer card and although it might look complicated, it is actually pretty easy to make.  I love the circus border stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy stamps and used it for my project today.  For the fun of it I decided to pair it with a snarky sentiment.  I thought it worked considering a fairground usually features lots of rides and you never know, accidents can happen.  If this is not your type of thing, you could pair with another less snarky sentiment.



Part 2 of crafty breakthrough with Stencils

Hello crafty friends,

While it's taken me a little longer than expected to get this done, I hope you will find the results worth the wait.  If you are new to my blog and like what you see here you will also want to check out this post covering how I created the background die cuts using stencils.  Here are 7 projects I completed after using stencils and the Brother Scan N Cut 2 to create these electronic die cut backgrounds.

Easy and elegant birthday card - Dare 2B Artzy March challenge

Hello crafty friends,

It's a new challenge at Dare 2B Artzy!  Today's card is one of the quickest I think I've ever made.  I used a gorgeous background die from Dare 2B Artzy with some stunning metallic copper paper and a stamped sentiment onto a card base.  It really doesn't get any easier that this when you have a background die that is this gorgeous.