Beauty is Everywhere

Welcome, Blog Hoppers!! I was going to take the easy way out for this post and write up a technique about stamping with bleach. However, I decided to write a more thoughtful post, in honor of the fabulous Women I am connected to as part of this Blog Hop. I admit this is not my…

Babycakes and Confections Halloween Cupcakes-Rubber Stamping on Fondant

It is great to have friends who cook, and bake! One such friend, Karen Collins, owns BabyCakes and Confections, and she makes desserts that are just amazing! Besides whipping up delectable treats, she is also uber-creative. This Halloween she decided to stamp on fondant in order to decorate her famous cupcakes. We were so happy,…

Mono Prints Using GelliArts and Easy Scraps Rubber Stamps

I love making Mono Prints. I use them for Backgrounds, I cut them up for Embellishments, I scan them in and use them for all sorts of things in Photoshop. So, when my Mom was visiting, she wanted to try making some. I pulled out my favorite Monoprint maker- from GelliArts, grabbed some Easy Scraps…

Rejections can be a Learning and a Shared Experience

I belong to a Facebook group with a bunch of wonderful Artists who are all trying (like Heidi and I are) to get their businesses off the ground. One friend applied to an Art Show, and didn’t make it (this time, but it will be different the next, I am sure!!). She decided to poll…

Recycle Those Old Wallets With Your Die Cut Machine

I was just about to toss an old wallet away, but the leather (if it really was leather) look grunge-y and cool. I hated to part with that cool look, so I decided to try using it with my Accucut die cut machine. You could use the same process with a Sissix Big Shot as…

Rubber Stamp Embossing on Newsprint

See how  cool it looks to emboss on newsprint. It ends up translucent, sort of like glassine!! Enjoy!     Here are the steps for this project in case you don’t have time to watch the video: Stamp on the newsprint using versamark Cover it with CLEAR embossing powder Melt the embossing powder using a…

Thank A Coach Today!

If you’ve never coached a team of kids before, you should give it a try. The experience is one that will stay with you for a long time. I had the privilege of coaching my son’s Soccer team for a couple of years. I was lucky, because I had great kids AND even more importantly,…