[Video] Die Cutting with Faux Suede

[Video] Die Cutting with Faux Suede

Hello everyone!! It’s Tuesday and that means I have a new technique video over at Waffle Flower Crafts.

This week I’m doing something a bit different, I’m making jewelry! And not only am I making jewelry this week I’m using an awesome faux suede material called ultrasuede. To get all the deets just head on over to Waffle Flower!


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #162

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #162

Hello everyone! Time for a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog! This time it’s Glitter and Snowflakes!! Ah yeah this is going to be good!


And without further ado heres my creations. Yup there are two this time!


First, I ink blending using my mini blending tool purple ink over the lower corner of a 5″ by 7″ card and pink ink over the lower corner of another card. I then cut out 4 sets of snowflakes using the all snowflakes from Funky Flakes Fri-Dies out of glitter paper; 2 sets out of purple and 2 sets of out pink.



I then layered my snowflakes and adhered them together using glossy accents. I then stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from the Snowy Sayings Stamp Set on both cards.


However on the pink card, I also repeatedly stamped and gold embossed a snowflake from the Snowy Sayings Stamp Set. Lastly, I adhered my snowflakes down and trimmed off any over hang with my scissors.


I hope you enjoyed and will stop by the blog to see the other beautiful creations!! This is going to be a really fun challenge I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!



[Video] Contact Paper Masks

[Video] Contact Paper Masks

Hello everyone!! It’s Tuesday and I have another technique video up at Waffle Flower Crafts! This week I’m sharing how I use contact paper with my dies to create masks for ink blending.

I love to combine masks and ink blending into my card designs! For one thing I just love the look and second, it is a great way to get more use out of your dies!

Masks can be made out of a variety of materials like copy paper, post-it notes, or more commonly masking paper, but I like to use contact paper. First, contact paper is very inexpensive (I got a whole roll at my local dollar store) and second, the back is completely covered in adhesive. Please check out my video at Waffle Flower to see how I combined contact paper masks and ink blending to create today’s card!


Have a wonderful day!!


25 Days of Christmas Tags 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2016

Hello everyone!! I’m so so thrilled to be apart of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event!! 25-days-of-christmas-tags

This is such a fun event with lots of amazing inspiration and many opportunities to win prizes from 25 different sponsors!

Today I’m sharing a few tags that I created using a variety goodies from today’s sponsor, Waffle Flower Crafts! I experimented a little with these tags to see if how my watercoloring compared with my copic coloring. Let’s get started shall we!


For these first two tags I started by creating the stockings using the Stocking Stamp Set. For the green stocking I simply stamped the stocking and the little loop that came in the set as is in versafine black onyx ink on a scrap of watercolor paper. I then masked the loop and the stocking and then stamped the candy cane and masked it, then stamped and masked the rectangular present, and then finally stamped the square the present. I followed a similar process for the red stocking except I stamped the fluffy cuff first, then masked it and then stamp the stocking and all the other elements in the process as described earlier.


After my stockings were stamped I watercolored them using Waffle Flower inks (My Pleasure, Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, & Peace of Mind) by pressing the ink pads onto an acrylic block, misting the inks with water, and then painting with the watered down inks with my brush. Once the painting was completed, I added sickles to the cuffs of both stocking and then fussy cut them out. Next, I die cut my tags and tag loops using the Surface-Tag Die-Starter Kit.


I then ink blended New Fish in Pond and Peace of Mind on the tags to create a gradation. Next, I die cut my sentiment out of black cardstock with the Holiday Words Dies and then adhered a strip of white cardstock behind the die cut sentiment. Lastly, I adhered the black loop onto the tag, then adhered my my stockings using foam tape, and then adhered my sentiment strips.

Alrighty onto my next pair of tags!


Okay so for these tags I used my copic markers. First, I stamped my stockings just like I mentioned earlier except this time I used memento ink which is copic friendly. I then colored my stockings with my copics (R24, R17, R29, YG03, YG06, BG23, G00, BG09, B24-and yes these are still all from my original set of 24 except for two new additions which are underlined).


Once my coloring was done I also added sickles to the cuffs and then fussy cut the stocking out. Next, I die cut my tags out of black cardstock and the loops out of red using the Surface-Tag Die-Starter Kit.


I glued the loop onto the tag and then stamped repeatedly and white embossed the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Stocking Stamp Set. Then lastly, I attached my stockings using foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed and found maybe found some inspiration for the link-up! Have a wonderful day!!


Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #22 Inspiration

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #22 Inspiration

Hello everyone! Today I’m on the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog with some challenge #22 inspiration!

This is Tic-Tac-Toe’s final challenge and my final card for them. I have really enjoyed my time on this team and I’m really sad to see it go. Thanks so much Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog for giving me this opportunity and I wish you all the best in the future!

Alrighty here’s my card.


Please head on over to the Tic-Tac-Toe blog to get all the deets and to give this challenge a very fond farewell.



CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #161

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well!🙂 I’m here with a card for a new challenge up at the CAS-ual Fridays’ Challenge Blog! The theme this time is “Be Thankful”.


I love to make thank you cards. I love that you can incorporate a verity of themes into them and they are great to have on hand, cause I often need them. This time, I decided to make a “thank you” card that had a more masculine look, so I could give it to a man, like my wonderful father in-law.🙂 So here’s what I came up with!


First, I stamped the chevron pattern on the right side of a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card using the Zigs & Zags Stamp Set – which is on sale right now! I stamped the small solid chevron stamp repeatedly using blue and green inks. I also slightly overlapped the stripes. This created some additional colors. Next, I stamped the the “BIG” sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set. I stamped it in versafine onyx black ink and then embossed it in clear. Next, I continued my chevron pattern on the left side of my card, right next to the “BIG”.


Once I finished the additional chevrons, I stamped and white embossed “thanks” on a strip of black cardstock. After I had heat set my white embossing powder, I pressed the whole strip onto my embossing pad and then embossed the whole strip with clear embossing powder.


Lastly, I mounted the “thanks” strip onto black craft foam and then onto my card.

I hope you enjoyed and will join us in this new challenge!! Thanks for stopping by!!