Christmas in July Made Easy

I’m not sure why July elicits thoughts of Christmas. Maybe it’s because it’s the middle of the year, sort of. Or maybe because it’s pretty hot in this part of the world and folks are longing for cooler weather. Whatever the reason, businesses and artists alike participate. So, I thought I’d get in, just under the wire, and play along. This project went super fast … Continue reading Christmas in July Made Easy

Poppy Background Stamp

I feel like I can’t even take any credit for these cards… this Simon Says Stamp background stamp is so gorgeous all on it’s own! I mean, look at it! These cards practically made themselves. Add a few colors of Distress Ink for color, a simple sentiment and there ya go, three beautiful cards. Here’s the video showing all the steps… If you haven’t already, … Continue reading Poppy Background Stamp

Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds

Happy Birthday and “just because” cards are super important to have on hand. Plus, they’re a very convenient excuse to make some cards… am I right? These cards were done using Daniel Smith watercolor paints (my personal favorite), some low tack washi tape, a border sized embossing folder, a few random thin metal dies, some embossing powder, and some bling. I just threw them together in … Continue reading Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds