Save the crafty YouTuber Event

Hello crafty friends,

I am excited to be taking part in the 3rd Save the crafty YouTuber event, which is organized by Justine Hovey.  This takes an incredible amount of time for Justine and it is all about helping the smaller channels (like mine) get some exposure.  We have 50+ prizes being offered from these sponsors and many of the participants (me included) are giving away prizes for comments left on our individual channels.  You will have to watch the videos and comment on them over at YouTube to be entered for the prize drawing.


Getting into a flip flop state of mind

Hello crafty friends,

I'm up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and YouTube channel with this bright and happy card.  I imagine it being used for occasions such as retirement or a well-earned vacation for a friend or family member.



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Truck scene Father's day card

Hello crafty friends,

Father's Day will be here before you know it  - this could also be used as a birthday card since it doesn't specifically say Father's Day on the sentiment.

full disclosure:  I am part of the design team so I receive stamps in order to share them in my posts.  I only use products I like and would personally use.  There is a list of products used at the end of this post, so if there is something you are interested in looking at I appreciate if if you shop through my links.  In some, but not all cases I may earn a small commission if you do so.


Interactive swinging fairy card

Hello crafty friends,

Anyone who has been following me for awhile knows how much I love interactive cards.  I have seen lots of cute cards lately with a swinging element and I thought how perfect that would be with this swinging fairy stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.

full disclosure:  I am part of the design team so I receive free stamps in order to share them in my posts.  I only use products I like and would personally use.  There is a list of products used at the end of this post, so if there is something you are interested in looking at I appreciate if if you shop through my links.  In some, but not all cases I may earn a small commission if you do so.

Lotus blooming with reverse Copic coloring

Hello crafty friends,

I am up on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today with this floral card.  I do like to color but sometimes I want to get a card done quickly without having to do a lot of thinking about color combos to use.  This is just the technique to use on a detailed flower image like this lovely Lotus stamp from Dare 2B Artzy.  Instead of coloring the flowers, color the background.  I did not use masking to make the process as simple as possible.

full disclosure:  I am part of the design team so I receive stamps in order to share them in my posts.  I only use products I like and would personally use.  There is a list of products used at the end of this post, so if there is something you are interested in looking at I appreciate if if you shop through my links.  In some, but not all cases I may earn a small commission if you do so.


Elegant Mother's Day card with Crackerbox & Suzy stamps


Hello crafty friends,

If you are looking for a simple idea for a Mother's Day card, but easily adapted to many occasions by choice of sentiment, I have just the thing for you.  The beautiful and very detailed floral stamp makes it just about foolproof to quickly make an elegant card (especially if you have no time or inclination to do coloring)

Dare 2B Artzy floral challenge card

Hello crafty friends,

It's time for another challenge at the Dare 2B Artzy blog.  Floral cards are the theme and I used the beautiful Christmas Rose stamp to make this card.  This is versatile enough to get different looks depending on what colors you choose.  I have not used watercolors in awhile so I figured it was time I did that again.


Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,
It's that time again!  Coffee lovers rejoice in all the crafty projects featuring our favorite beverages - coffee and tea.  Crackerbox & Suzy is a super sponsor for the hop and I'm so glad you dropped by.