September 14, 2019

Day of the Dead Artist Trading Cards

When I was invited to participate in a Halloween  swap, 
I couldn't resist in making up some sugar skull charms and matching ATC's! 
I really love how these came out and hope you will too!


 Supplies:
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Black cardstock cut down to 2½ x 3½
White pigment ink for stamping
Shimmer gel pens

See the full tutorial here!

August 31, 2019

Rubber Stamp Storage Idea

For those of you wondering on how I store my rubber stamps, - I use photo starage boxes!
So cool right?


 You can get them in clear or rainbow as I have here. 
You can find these at most craft supply stores. 

Dandelion Burst
One box contains the rubber stamps and the same color box holds the stamped design, ready to color, embellish and cut out!

Nothing but Owls
Its so nice to just grab a box, some markers and color what I need.

See the rest of this post here.



August 29, 2019

Back 2 School

Today I am featured on the Joy blog!


You will need:


  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered letters - (2) white initial scripts
  • Joy® Embroidered, iron-on appliqué 
  • Clear zippered bag
  • Notebook
  • Pocket mirror
  • Permanent marker
  • Permanent adhesive
  • Scissors
See the full tutorial here! 

August 10, 2019

Owl Note Cards

I was playing around with my Nothing but Owls, rubber stamps and came up with these adorable "Peek-a-Boo Owl note cards! 

You can see the full tutorial here. 
Enjoy!

July 29, 2019

What to do with leftover rubber stamps

If you are looking for a creative way to re-purpose leftover rubber after mounting your stamps,
 click this link to see what I did here! 


Don't forget to follow me on Instagram for more creative idea's! 


July 25, 2019

How to make cards with matching envelopes


Whenever I make cards, I like to make matching envelopes too!
Don't these look pretty? 

I used some of my own rubber stamp designs:

See how I made them here! 

Then visit me on Instagram for more creative idea's! 

July 17, 2019

Make your own Postcards!

With a few common items from around the house 
and some of my rubber stamp designs:
  1. Medallions Ornate Stamps 
  2. Petals and Flowers  
Its easy to create your own postcards!


See the full tutorial here! 

July 12, 2019

Altered Thrift Store Photo Cube

Personalize a photo cube with Joy® Embroidered Monograms!


In preparation of my Father-in-law's 80th Birthday, I wanted to give him something a little more personable. So I went to my local thrift store and looked around for something to 'alter'. 
When I saw the plain wooden photo cube, I new I had found just the right thing!
The letters below are his initials and they fit perfectly inside the cube! 
Read on for the tutorial.


You will need:

  • Joy® iron-on Left, Right & Center Embroidered Monograms
  • A photo cube
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glitters and other embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Quick drying adhesive and diamond glaze.



Instructions:

  1. Cut a circle from the scrapbook paper that will fit inside your cube. 
  2. Adhere the monogram letters in place.
  3. Coat the inside of the cube with the diamond glaze and add your glitters and such. 
  4. While the glaze is still tacky, drop in your circle with letters.
  5. Paint over the letters with the glaze.
  6. Measure and cut the same scrapbook paper and adhere to the edges and outside of the cube. 
  7. Seal the paper with glaze.  


You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on letters, letter sheets and appliqués at your local craft stores.


Visit the Creating with Joy blog for more inspiration!

July 11, 2019

See you at the Carson Rubber Stamp Show!

Please join Me this weekend as I participate in 
Come to the BPM booth to see all your favorite Blank Page Muse Rubber Stamps
 + some brand NEW designs!

Here is one of the Make & Takes I will be teaching all weekend long....


Hope to see you there!

July 1, 2019

Painted Beach Sign


 Here's a easy project to get you in the mood for a day at the beach! 


You will need:



  • Joy® Iron-on embroidered white, dyeable letters
  • A wooden sign
  • Rope
  • A large starfish
  • Acrylic pain in white, brown, blues and blue-greens.
  • Assorted dry brushes
  • Hot glue gun


  • See the full tutorial here!

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