Hi Everyone. Happy Friday. As some of you were very kind and encouraging about my first art journal page, I decided to share my second one with you. This was another page that was a labor of love for me and on where I learned how little I know about different mediums and how they should be used! In fact, it was this page that made me sign up for some classes so that I could push myself creatively and, more importantly, begin to learn about the different art mediums :-) This page all began with some DSP. Can you... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I have something completely different for you tonight. A little while ago I spoke about my urge to do some "art journaling". I really wanted to try using my supplies in a different way. HOWEVER, "ART" isn't something that fits into my vocabulary. I am, by definition, a card maker. I love making cards. If you had asked me 7 years ago if I would be blogging and sharing cards that I had spent hours making by hand I would, absolutely, have said NO!!!! An emphatic NO! Me. Paper? Scissors? Inks? Pens? NO! NEVER! Yet, because... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne-Marie's turn to host at the Paper Players this week and she has a challenge that is as sweet as she is! Now, I have to tell you, I was a little scared of this challenge, but I need not have been! I realized that I had my ever faithful My Digital Studio to save the day. Oh! I also have my new Silhouette Cameo, and that helped me to add a little twist to the challenge. Firstly, let's start with the card. I opened up My Digital Studio and used a cupcake... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. The fabulous Nance has a great theme challenge for us this week. Now.... I realized that I don't have any Halloween Stamps! How could that happen? I was a little flummoxed for a couple of minutes until I remembered MDS to the rescue! However, I couldn't just do a card :-) I thought I'd like to try to make some adult treat bags, place name card and a napkin ring! Let's start with the card. I opened up MDS and chose the Eat, Drink and Be Scary digital stamp. I sized the spider and printed it... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. The fabulous Anne Marie has a great challenge for us this week. Although, when I sat down to tackle this challenge I was a little flummoxed. So, I told Lou that I wasn't sure what to do at all. Lou's response: "Well, yes. I can see that this challenge would be easy for real crafters but not those that just make cards!" "Harrumph!" I said! The gauntlet was down. Real crafters.... Mmmm... I'll show him, I thought! So, I sat down and thought about what I could make with my papers and my stamps and realized... Read more →