Stamping & Coloring on Cards

As part of the 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN last month, I created several projects using American Crafts Chromatix markers. Unfortunately, the markers sold out and are no longer available at, but I thought I would still share with you what I made.


For this card, I combined stamps together with a couple of the phrase stickers from the Inspired Inc. Mega Stickers Kit.













For this card I tried coloring the markers directly to a solid floral stamp. I love the way the colors mixed together before stamping them on the paper. The card sentiment is again from the Inspired Inc. Mega Sticker Kit.





And finally, I created a scrapbook page with a stamped city skyline. I love the watercolor effect I was able to achieve using these markers. So fun!






That’s it for today! I’ll be back again soon with more shares. I hope you are having a lovely Spring!


BasicGrey Herbs & Honey

Today I have a new project up on the BasicGrey blog using the Herbs & Honey collection. I know that sometimes people shy away from purchasing a themed collection like this, but rest assured you will find plenty of reasons to use these cute papers! (Wouldn’t they make an adorable Recipe Album?)

Infact, I used these garden-inspired products with photos of my daughter in a Cowgirl costume. See?! Just use them for what you want. The colors and textures are the most important thing!



For my assignment, I was challenged to find an image on Pinterest and use them along with the Herbs & Honey Bottlecap Stickers (arent’ they cute?!). I have always been inspired by wedding cakes, and was drawn to this quilted diamond patterned cake with the studs adorning the points of each of the diamonds and thought it would be a really fun idea to use with the tiny bottlecaps.


Link to Pinterest Pin | Direct Link to Photo

I used the my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutter to cut several diamond shapes from the Herbs & Honey 6 x 6 paper pad and then arranged them in a random order on my background. Then, to mimick the studs, I placed the small bottlecap stickers on each point. LOVE!




I created the title by layering together two colors of the tiny Alphabet Stickers (love that you get so many colors on one sheet), and paired them with the Kraft with White Print Chipboard Alphabet Letters. My vertical photo is adhered to one of the Printed Kraft Bags. My journaling is added to one of the Snippets and accented with an Element Sticker and a couple more Bottlecap Stickers.



Finally, I added a die cut tab to the top of my vertical photo and a couple of the transparency borders underneath my title (both from the Die Cuts & Transparencies pack).

Sadly, this is my last page for the BasicGrey Design Team. I have LOVED working with their collections and being a part of such a talented team for the past two years. I will miss them, and will always be a fan of their amazing collections. Blowing kisses their way! Thank you for the fun ride!

Have a great day!




Birthday Girl

I’m up on the BasicGrey blog today with a new scrapbook page featuring BasicGrey cut files (available in the Silhouette store) and a cut file created by me! 🙂 This is the first time I have created a cut file and I had a lot of fun doing it.



BasicGrey Spice Market CollectionSea Salt paper, Paprika paper, Cardamom paper, Cloves paper, 6×6 paper pad, Element Stickers, Title Stickers, Printed Chipboard Shapes, Printed Chipboard Alpha,Snippets
Other Supplies: Sewing Machine and black thread, White cotton string, Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive, Foam Squares, Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine, Embossing Machine & Folder
BasicGrey Cutting Files Used from Silhouette Store: Super Duper FantasticBasicGrey Boy Shapes



The rainbow, banner shapes and icons decorating the balloons are BasicGrey shapes that are available in the Silhouette online store. The handwritten “Birthday” word and the balloons are cut files that you can download at THIS POST on the BasicGrey Blog or by clicking the icon below.






I love titles with mixed fonts and thought it would be fun to use my own handwriting in this title. I wrote the word “Birthday” on a sheet of paper several times using a black marker and then scanned it to create the svg cut file. It was fun! And I hope to make more in the near future.

Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!


Remember Planking?

Good ol’ planking! I can’t help but think of this episode of The Office. Cracks me up!

Well, my son hopped on the planking trend back in the day and we had fun taking a bunch of goofy pictures of him planking all over the park. I love that kid! 😀





BasicGrey Mon Ami collection: Nuage paper, Partir paper, Bonjour paper, Bicyclette paper, Element Stickers, Title Stickers, BasicGrey Herbs & Honey Alphabet Stickers

Other: Cardstock, Kraft photo corners, Buttons, White cotton String, Trimmer, Adhesive, Computer & printer, Tiny paper clips (Tim Holtz), Silhouette Cameo (for title letters)


Today, I also have a new project up on the 3 Birds Design Blog. I created some cute gift packaging using my Silhouette Cameo. I hope you’ll come by to see the full project.


Happy Spring, Friends!