Crafty Isolation

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the news and prevent social interacting, I spent the weekend crafting. But let’s be honest, I was probably going to be doing that anyway, in fact I know I would, as I was scheduled to go to a crop this weekend but it was cancelled because of theContinue reading “Crafty Isolation”

Tropical Storm

Thank goodness I have so many supplies during this self-imposed quarantine. It’s a good excuse to make a bunch of stuff and “pretend” it was because I couldn’t do anything else. I mean really, I think it is totally safe to go outside now, since everyone else is sequestered away. Well, unless they are onContinue reading “Tropical Storm”

One Background – Four Different Looks

I was inspired to make a background using alcohol inks. I gathered my supplies and sat down to begin. I carefully squirted the blending solution on the paper, then added my colors, then blew the colors around with a straw. It became crystal clear to me at that point that I am not an artist.Continue reading “One Background – Four Different Looks”

Love is in the Air

For those who craft, we have to get things done ahead of the holiday so they can be given or sold to someone to use for the holiday. So I’ve been busy working on Valentine cards (even though one has the Christmas reindeer) with a kit I received from Lyssa at Song of My HeartContinue reading “Love is in the Air”

Encouraging Words

Recently there has been much change in my professional world. Not just my world, but many of my friends and co-workers as well. I’ve found myself repeating over and over many of the phrases on these cards or hearing them said to me. I thought it would be great to make cards with these phrasesContinue reading “Encouraging Words”

Stamp Layering with Altenew

So I found out that Altenew offers classes, free classes, on stamp layering. I’ve taken the first class and after each lesson there is “homework” for practicing the technique of layering stamps. I’ve so enjoyed learning this and now I need to submit my offerings. All of these used Altenew stamps and dies. Most ofContinue reading “Stamp Layering with Altenew”

On to the Next

Ok, I’ve officially become like WalMart, Target, or other stores and everything I hate about retail. How can I possibly be enjoying one holiday when I am already on to the next one with my crafting? Ugh, I need to stop and smell the roses, no pun intended with these flowery cards. I just receivedContinue reading “On to the Next”