Wednesday, September 15, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm sharing my second card for my Guest Designer spot at

I used the Dog stamps and dies to create this fun card. I wanted to create a scene to show just how happy this doggie is to have all his favorite stuff!!

To create the "room" I used paper from a fun 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Designs called buffalo check-wood grain. Using the brown wood grain for the floor and a fun blue check for the wall. 

To create the blanket I cut a small 2x3 square from the pink check and cut slits in the ends to create the fringe (my dogs would so chew up that fringe).

I used dies to create the picture frames and did a direct to paper with ink pads to create custom colored frames. 

He's just so darn cute! That face makes me so happy!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll check out Chelsea's store at

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm here sharing my first project for my guest designer spot over at Inkystamper. Click the image and join the group!

I have been using Chelsea's stamps for a few years now and I love them. They are so unique and fun to play with. My first card for my September Guest Designer spot is using this fun Goat stamps and dies. 

I used the brick stamp and made the background using a dark grey ink. I wanted to color in, slightly, a few of the bricks and then took a blending brush to shade the edges. 

I am so happy with this card. When I showed it to my hubby he laughed so loud at the sentiment!!

I used my copic markers to color in the goat, birthday hat, and the bricks. 

I hope you'll check out the website to see all of her amazing stamp sets.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm sharing a fun card I made for day 1 of a 3-D embossing class I'm taking in the Altenew Academy.

I am loving all of the new 3-D embossing folders that Altenew has come out with. I can't wait to see all of the fun stuff we'll learn. 

I used the new Botanical 3D embossing folder from the new Lush Garden creativity kit. After dry embossing the main panel I added strips of color by using low tack tape to mask off areas. 

I used a total of four colors for the entire card. Volcano lake, frayed leaf, coral berry, and warm sunshine. I blended the color in strips using the detail blending brushes. This took a bit more time to get the color down but it helped keep the color where I wanted. 

Here's a closer look at the panel. To create the thin strip of pink I ran the coral berry ink pad along the edges of the base panel. I like how it helps the embossed panel pop. 

I finished the card by adding a fun sentiment from the modern hello stamp set. I love how the sentiments stack up! 


Sunday, July 4, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm back today with projects for my third class in my level 3 Altenew Certification. I has so much fun learning different techniques for using my stencils. Things I never would have even considered. 

I always forget I have so many stencils and taking this class really helped me to see so many great ways to use them and get them out of the box. 

This first card was a fun. I ink blended the background over the stencil and then dry embossed it. I haven't dry embossed before and I'm glad it came out okay. I did have to purchase plates though as I didn't have the right sandwich for my machine.

This card has so much texture. I usually don't add so much dimension but this card just called for it. 

I wanted to make this next card because I really liked the technique of mixing the embossing paste with the watercolor brushes refills. 

I didn't think the colors would pop as much as they have on this card. I couldn't be happier with how this card came out. 

I used sunkissed, lagoon, and midnight violet re-inkers to create the stenciled area. 

I made such a mess with them but the colors melded together so well. I trimmed out the image once it completely dried.

I sprinkled silver embossing powder and heat set. When I started using my heat tool the colors started to get brighter as they dried. It was pretty neat to watch the color brighten. 

I finished the card with a embossed sentiment and some white satin sequins. This is a technique I will definitely be using again. Each stencil and color combo will give something different and fun!


Sunday, June 27, 2021


 Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun card for the latest Lawn Fawn challenge.

(click photo to go to challenge)

I decided to make a Christmas card lol. I was looking through my tiny images and the tiny Christmas and tiny gingerbread called out. I haven't used these two sets yet, so why not!

I cut out the foursquare backdrop out of white cardstock. I used crackling campfire and firebrick to create the main piece. For each little square I used salvaged patina, speckled egg, kitched flamingo, and rustic wilderness distress oxide inks. 

 After adhering the little square backgrounds in I sprayed the whole panel with water and blotted it off with a paper towel. Once it dried I was able to add my colored images. 

For the "floors" I cut out another foursquare panel. Using just the inside pieces I cut the bottom using the hill from sandy beach accent dies. I colored them each in and adhered them to the panel. 

I finished the card with some Christmas colored twine. I really enjoyed playing along!


Saturday, June 26, 2021


Hi everyone! Back today with my second class for my level 3 Altenew Academy finished! I had so much fun watching and using my washi in different/fun ways!

I created along with Alexandra and was able to make four cards. Two of them I have fully finished and I'll be sharing those with you today.

This is from the first lesson and came together quickly. I used three different washi tapes and moved them around on the panel creating this fun pattern. 

Adding in the gold washi really gave my card some flash and it goes perfectly with the gold sequins from Altenew!

I wanted to give coloring on the washi a try and I really liked it. I need to check out the website to se if there are other white and black washi's to color!

I used all of the new alcohol markers that they came out with a few months ago. I haven't used them yet and this was the perfect project. 

I also used the first technique to add a border of color around the edges. Just enough to help the top layer pop. Next time I'll have to remember not to do the whole panel to save some washi. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021


Hi everyone! Diana here today sharing a fun junk journal page. I've had this Dina Wakely journal form a while now and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I had it and some Rinea foil out on my table and thought why not!

I started by adding some clear gesso to the page to help the different mediums stick and to protect the back side of the journal page. 

Once I spread that over the page and let it dry I pulled out the colors of foil from the misfits pack and started to tear strips.

Over the top of each layer of foil I added I used distress collage medium to adhere them to the page.

Once I had all the foiled pieces where I wanted I started adhering down some tissue paper saying squares. I did trim some down as I didn't want them to completely cover the foiled areas 

I really like the idea of mixed media projects but never seem to know where to go with them. I just started adding different things like spray inks and embossing glaze to add dimension and color without adding tons of bulk. I used a number stencil and ink spray for my next step.

I then added some distress embossing glaze to the wet sprayed areas and embossed them. Being careful not to burn the tissue paper or foiled areas.

I absolutely love how it turned out! I can't wait to start using other products that I have to add to this journal book!


Rinea Foil: misfits pack

Other supplies: gesso, collage medium, distress embossing powder, ink spray, splat box