• Cards,  Paper Crafts

    It’s not always so transparent …

    I have been trying so many glitter techniques lately and having a blast doing so! And, have you watched Craft Wars yet on TLC on Tuesday nights? They’ve had glitter everywhere – especially this week. In just a few short months I’ve discovered so many ways to use glitter. Sometimes, an idea just hits me while perusing my stash of Stampington magazines to where I wonder if i could replace…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    This isn’t the Poodle Skirt I remember …

    This is a sweet little card – perfect for a birth announcement, recognition or first birthday. Here’s how it’s made: Start with Piccolo Card Decor Set #8. Carefully remove the two pieces from the frame and clean up any rough edges by lightly sanding. I find it rare that I need to sand any edges on the Piccolo elements; they tend to remove easily and cleanly from the background. Start…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    Operation Write Home

    Xyron and We R Memory Keepers have partnered to help support Operation Write Home, an organization that provides handmade cards to deployed soldiers so they can write home to their families and loved ones. Xyron Design Team members are participating and samples of all the great cards have been shared throughout the week on Ain’t She Crafty. Hop on over there to check them all out! For my cards, I took…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    Fireworks anyone?

    ART GLITTER AND DREAMWEAVER STENCILS ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE…WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE! Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    The journey awakens the soul but I think I’ll just sleep …

    If you read my post of Globecraft Memories today you’ll know that I’ve been making cards this week – and staying up WAY too late! Been playing around with our Piccolo Card Decor & More packets and really liking ’em! Love that all the pieces coordinate, punch out easily and have lots of detail. For this one I basically used several varieties of our Piccolo Enamel Powders – look at…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    Creating delegate lace look

    I love being part of the Art Glitter Design Team. It is pushing me to try new things and use products in ways I never really gave any thought to before. Now I’ll be driving here or there and all of sudden it will dawn on me -“hey, this might work this way” or “I wonder what would happen if I did that.” This faux lace technique is one of…

  • Cards,  Paper Crafts

    A colorful legend …

    This is one of my favorite stamps and not so surprisingly, one of my students favorites as well. It’s called Dragonfly Legend and it’s from Stamper’s Anonymous. I find a lot of my favorite stamps are from this company. My favorite way to use Dragonfly Legend is to over-stamp a pretty background. I’ve used it over backgrounds made with Ranger’s Distress Inks and Tim Holtz’ wrinkle-free distress technique. I’ve also made colorful…