Saturday, July 9, 2016

The beach is on my mind...

Next Saturday I will be hitting the road with my family to head to OC, MD.  I will be riding down with the three other people in my little immediate family, but when we arrive will be sitting in the sand with my parents, brothers, Grandmother, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.  I'm really looking forward to it.

Needless to say my thoughts were on the vacation when I made these two cards.

This first card was made using ink pads on a splat mat with water to make the blue watercolor background and then again to make the sand colored background.  Then stamped the castle in black ink on the sand background and fussy cut around it.  Next, I stamped the small beachy images on white cardstock with black and embossed them.  I colored these in with Bic Mark It pens, put a layer of Wink of Stella on them and popped them up with CTMH foam tape.  The stamp set is also from CTMH and is called Beach life.

This second card is a Z-fold.  I used a white card base, A2 sized.  I scored the front panel at 2.75" and folded it back on itself.  Then I used a ranger ink blending tool to apply Sky ink and then Sapphire ink, both from CTMH. 
 I cut a piece of white cardstock at 2" x 11" and applied Creme Brulee ink direct to paper.  I scored it at 2.75" and again at 5.5" so that it would match the scoring pattern of the cardbase.  I then cut a random curvy border and adhered it over the cardbase with the blue ink blending.  
Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I took a scrap piece of white cardstock and stamped all of the images in black pigment (except for the crab) and embossed them.  I stamped the crab in holiday red ink.  
I then colored each image with Bic Mark It markers and fussy cut them out.  I applied CTMH foam tape the back of each one and adhered them to the card.  This card uses both Beach life and Beach days stamp sets from CTMH.

Friday, July 8, 2016

I've been on a roll lately with my cardmaking and YouTube tutorials.

Learn how to make this card here:

This card tutorial 
can be found here:

 This ink painting and no line water color card is shown here:

And the tutorial for these cards...

Can be found here: 

Thanks for taking the time to watch my videos! I will have more content coming for my new subscribers.  Please feel free to share these tutorials with your customers if you are a CTMH consultant.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I finally put my thoughts into action and tried my hand at tutorials on YouTube.  You can view my first two here:
and here:

Both are watercolor techniques and they are fast, easy and fun to do.  I have plans for more videos, so stay tuned!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

All things vinyl

I have gotten back into decorating with vinyl recently and I'm in love again!  My Silhouette hasn't gotten much of a break.

I will now be offering canvases, wooden signs, glass block night lights, acrylic key chains and luggage tags, acrylic tumblers, tiles and cutting boards.

Below are some of the things I've worked on recently and I will be posting more photos soon of all of my new goodies!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Current stock

Some of you may be visiting because you encountered me at Bel Air's Festival of the Arts.  Here are some pictures of my current crafty stock:

Dry Erase boards $8, custom orders for the same price:

Ravens Etched candy Jar $8

                                                 5 card set. Blank inside, envelopes included $8

                                      6 card cupcake set.  Blank inside, envelopes included $10

                                                     Skinny notepads, matching pen $2

Magnetic bookmarks $1

                                              5 card set. Blank inside, envelopes included $8

                                                   Easel Card Calendars with post it note $3

                                                           Ravens Post it note holder $4

                                       5 card birthday set. Blank inside, envelopes included $8

If you see something you like, email me at  CUSTOM orders are ALWAYS welcome.