Embossing with Big Shot Dies

Embossing with Big Shot Dies – One Layer Card


Two good stamping friends of mine,  Maureen Merritt and Jill Foster are completely different stampers - Maureen being a Clean and Simple stamper and Jill being...well, what do you call the opposite of that?  Jill uses a lot of techniques, watercolors, layering and bold colors.  I get all starry eyed when I see her projects. I [...]

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Ink Layering with the MISTI Stamping Tool on KISS Cards


The MISTI Stamping Tool is perfect for making KISS Cards!!  (Keep It Simple Stamper!). I was thinking about how my KISS Cards series started while driving carpool the other day (I have lots of time to think on my way back and forth from the pool and the dance studio!). September 4, 2012 was my [...]

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Intro to the MISTI Stamping Tool


Have you heard all the buzz about the MISTI Stamping Tool?  I love the name...it's like your best friend, but it stands for Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented. Pretty cool, eh? You might just have to see it for yourself to be convinced that this is a super cool tool...so view my video as I break [...]

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Diagonal Window Die Ellen Hutson – Video Tutorial


I was all set to share this with you a couple weeks ago until I found out that Ellen Hutson was sold out of this darling little die! So as to not tempt you with something you couldn't have, I postponed sharing this video tutorial.  Now they are back in stock, wooot!  Time to share! [...]

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Patterned Paper Die Cuts

Clearly Whimsy New Release Blog Hop – Patterned Paper Die Cuts video tutorial!


I had new goodies to play with to help Whimsy Stamps celebrate their new release!  It's always fun to sit down and play with new stuff, and I had a vision in my head of what I wanted to do with these darling little owls. Things don't always go as planned, though...check it out in [...]

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Q&A: What to Use to Protect Your Craft Surface


What do you use to protect your work surface when crafting?  There are three different options that I recommend: Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet Stampin' Up Grid Paper plain ole copy paper!   The craft sheet is great, especially when playing with watercoloring techniques.  Be careful, though,  when you get ink on the sheet. Be sure [...]

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Ombre Stenciled Hand Made Card with the Masking Technique


On Monday, I shared a KISS Card with you featuring the Bold Blossoms Stamp Set by Ellen Hutson from the Winter 2015 release.  You can view that post here. The card ended up being quite simple...a One Layer Card with stenciling, some stamping and a few embellishment variations. The next card I made (above) is very [...]

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Bold Blooms Stamp Set Essentials by Ellen


Last week I told you that I'd be sharing a video with you today on the Diagonal Window Die by Ellen Hutson.  Well Miss Ellen threw me for a loop this afternoon when she told that the die is out of stock right now!  Congrats to her and Julie for making a fabulous product that [...]

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Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop – Fancy Thanks Stamp Set


I'm thrilled to be included in the Winter 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today. I also get to give the new "Love You So stamp set" to a lucky viewer!  Please leave a comment on this blog post to enter my giveaway [...]

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What is a Dye Ink Pad?


Here's the question you've wondered, but didn't want to ask:  "What is a Dye Ink Pad?".  Today's video is going to answer that question for you...but first, We just released our newest class: "Technique Toolbox: creative uses for dye ink pads" yesterday (and we've had TWICE as many sign ups as we usually have on a [...]

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Ink Layering with the MISTI Stamping Tool on KISS Cards