Vellum Over Watercolors

I love to use embossing powder on vellum!  This creates such a lovely result, so I decided to use some of my Jane Davenport bright watercolors as a backdrop with the vellum/embossing technique. I used some Ranger watercolor paper as my base and then did some loose watercolor/smooshing.  I used teal, pink and yellow as […]

Bee Friends

Hey, Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I have a fun little card project process to share with you today!  This was fun; anything Pretty Pink Posh gets my attention, lol.  I love this company!  The stamp and die set Bee Friends is sooooo sweet and is the focus of the project today. I used […]

Catching Up

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I have been sooooo far behind in the last couple of weeks; such is life for teachers in May and June…the things to do just never end.  It’s a good busy, but I always miss my creative pleasures when I get busy with work stuff. We are […]

Creating a Mixed Media Background

I have lots of stencils and mixed media in my supplies that I love to get messy with.  A favorite technique is to use these products to create a scrapbooking background.  The project I am posting today began with just this sort of idea in mind.  It took a while for this layout to come together […]

Altenew Extra Special

The Altenew stamp sets are some of my favorite on the market.  The florals are absolutely stunning and call my name with every new release.  I used the Extra Special stamp set to create my project for today’s post, and I love the results.  I combined this set with the Handmade Tags Dies as well […]

STC #32 6×6 Paper Pads

When I am buying a new collection, I always try to get the 6×6 patterned paper pad.  The small pads are so great for all sorts of applications in paper crafting.  Kelly Barron and I decided to make these little gems our focus in our 32nd edition of Scrap the Challenge this week. My layout […]

Always Fun

If you check back to the beginning of my YouTube channel, you will see that I have enjoyed using mixed media on my layouts since…..well….forever 🙂  I have a lot of mixed media supplies in my stash because I have been a painter/crafter of sorts for many years (decades, in fact #sadly#old#notquiteasenior).  I love to […]


There are some color combinations in paper crafting that just appeal to me so much; one of those is robin’s egg blue, soft yellow and kraft.  The Jen Hadfield Simple Life collection has this color combo and was the inspiration for the colors I chose for my layout “Smile”. I wanted to scrap this photo […]

Sushi Date

The MFT Sushi Date stamp and die set is part of the March release this month. I really love the MFT products; they are a favorite for me.  When I saw the Sushi Date set, I couldn’t resist.  I have a sushi lover in the family, so he will be getting many sushi themed cards […]

Choose Crazy

I made an impromptu visit to the city on the weekend to help out my number one son; he is getting ready to move to another province in a few months and I gave him some help with a few things.  We also took some time to visit and take this Snapchat picture!  I was […]