Bloomin’ Hello – IG Hop & Giveaway!

Today’s card features Scrapbook.com and Hero Arts products. It is for an IG hop in honor of my friend Daniel! It’s his anniversary of joining the crafty community (we’ve both been at this for about a year – time flies when you’re having fun) so we’re working with a colorful, celebration theme! It wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway, and some generous companies have sponsored this IG hop with some fantastic prizes, so please be sure to hop along on Instagram, follow the participants and the companies, and leave comments.

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Graciellie Designs – Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Caffeine lovers unite! It’s time for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Graciellie Designs is a sponsor. Follow β€ͺ#springsummer2021clh on IG to see all of the amazing inspiration from the talented designers across the Graciellie Design team and cardmaking community.

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Owl Yours – Crafty Meraki

Today, I’m sharing how I made a mini slimline card featuring the Crafty Meraki Owl Yours stamp set. It’s a cute card combining ink blending, copic coloring, and dry embossing.

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Fluttering Feathers – Crafty Meraki

I’m so excited to share that I will be guest designing for Crafty Meraki for a few months! I am so grateful for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to share amazing inspiration from this wonderful small, crafting business. Today, I am featuring the beautiful Fluttering Feathers background stamp, illustrated by Alex Syberia, from this week’s newest release. There will be a release each Monday in January, so please check the Crafty Meraki website to see all of the wonderful products.

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Happy Hearts – The Stamp Market

While I do not care for Valentine’s Day, I do love love, so I wanted to share a fun, colorful card I made with love as the inspiration! My husband and I usually do not celebrate Valentine’s Day so I think this will be a perfect pick-me-up to send to a girlfriend for a galentine’s gift. Let’s spread love and kindness all year long!

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25 Days of Tags!

Today is the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge hosted by @traceymcneely! Because I am an excellent procrastinator, I’ve spent the last couple days making a flurry of holiday tags for my friends and family. With so many companies and designers participating, there is so much inspiration from which to draw!

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Hey Winter! – Holiday Bear

Can you feel the chill in the air? It’s beginning to look (well feel) a lot like Christmas (or your preferred winter holiday)! If you know me, you know that I love mixing styles, patterns, and/or mediums in a single project. This cute holiday bear card using Sugar Pea Designs Hey Winter stamp and die is a great example! And let’s face it, it’s almost Thanksgiving and if you haven’t started on your holiday cards yet, here’s your nudge, ha.

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Christmas Gnomes – Alex Syberia IG hop!

It is time to celebrate the Alex Syberia Design Holiday Digi stamp release! We are celebrating the release with a fun Instagram Hop where our team unites to support new members of our crafty community and to support each other in this crazy time. It’s also my birthday, yay!

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Sweet Gardenia

Have you tried digital stamps yet? They are easy to use and very versatile if you have access to a printer that can accommodate heavier weight paper. This card was my very first time using a digital or digi stamp, so I had no idea what to expect. As all good millennials do when we don’t know something, I scoured Google and YouTube. My basic steps for this card were pretty simple: 1. print, 2. foil, 3. color, & 4. assemble final card.

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