New Ruby Rock-It line

I was excited when Ruby Rock-It contacted me and asked if I’d like to play with their new “Handi Scandi” line.

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Loving the colors and patterns – I made four different cards with bits and pieces.

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Loving sparkle + red and blue.

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Teacups and ponies and flowers…

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Love it all! Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my cards today. Feels good to get creative and play!

Getting set for the holiday crafting season

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It is coming – scary, I know!

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So this week the challenge theme is “Anything goes” I figure since it does in fact say ANYTHING, that I would take on the craft project that is vital this time of year. The project being preparing my annual craft supply box! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here. What will you feature? We can’t wait to see!

Here’s my video:

What I gather:

  • stamps
  • tapes
  • stickers
  • scraps/papers
  • pre-cut dies/punches/embossing
  • embellishments
  • ephemera

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What I don’t do is go overboard with amounts – I would rather use/empty it out a bit and then add more vs have so much that I can’t find things. I also don’t put solid color/neutral stuff in unless it is scraps left over from other projects.

Now that I’ve got my supplies, I should be ready to craft up a storm… right? RIGHT??? ;)

Special this week only for you my fabulous blog readers… if you want to join me (and some fabulous contributors!) you can register for the new Holiday Crafting class here – and get $5 taken off automatically using this link.

Spooky in love with these little stamps…

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I used a fantastic Winnie & Walter BIG set ‘o little Halloween stamps to design my own background “live” on air during a class chat. (if you’re in class – you can watch that video in the extras section!) This was inspired by an Ashli Oliver Layout – and I love the results the more I look at it!

While I know some people think I do things randomly – the truth is there is a lot of formula and tried & true stuff in my style. So it was fun to try something new – and to have it work out!

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You can get a closer look at these stamps here.

I think I’m going to use them next to make some Halloween goodie bags…

not all ideas are good ones.

I just realized I haven’t posted in a week – oops!

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So I’ve been testing out ideas and techniques. Sometimes? The experiments and your creative vision just doesn’t work! Here are three such examples. Wasted energy? Paper? Nope. The paper can be recycled and I worked out what NOT to do with this stamp.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card. For now, I will try to get some sleep.

Fun with supplies!

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So I’ve been a busy gal. BIG HUGE thanks to the contributors of my latest class Supplies On Hand! It was my crazy idea that maybe having a bunch of creative people share their ideas would help inspire more people, and oh boy. It’s been FANTASTIC! The final count isn’t quite in yet, but looks like we will end up with somewhere between 55-62 projects for this class. WOW!! I’ve been using up what I have on hand, challenging myself to come up with new ideas and designs, and I can’t say it enough: having a BLAST.

So blessed to be working with the talented crew of lovely ladies who contributed, and thankful for the amazing and inspiring students who joined in the fun. (You can still join in too, FYI!)

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Here you see two peeks of two projects I’m really happy with – I’m so counting weeks (I can’t even count in months anymore, weeks sounds better!) until our first ever cruise and I’ve just been having the BEST time with this class. I always give my all to each and every class and this one? Well this one turned out better than I could have hoped for if I do say so myself!!

It’s not too late to join in, by the way! The last of the content will be loaded on Friday, and then the classroom will simply remain open and available for anyone who might care to pop back on and/or work at their own pace. I still have two “live craft” video sessions to film – so fun- and one last video to edit…

Want more info or to register? Click here to visit the site.

Foiled? Add some ink…

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Goal: To be done with any Christmas shopping, and “to mail” crafting before November 1

Can I do it? I’m not so sure but I am falling in LOVE with the idea of doing any shopping very early, then simply sitting back and SOAKING UP the magic of the season. This week at the challenge blog “fall in love” is the theme, and I have to go with my current fixation (aka finishing Christmas shopping super early) and also with the technique used to create this card!

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How-to is super easy. Just emboss foil cardstock. Then paint it green (I used some old acrylic paint I had laying around – any would do!). Then scrape off a LOT of the paint. A LOT. Now go to town with alcohol inks to color!

Once all that is done, all you need to do is add some embellishments and give it a good healthy squirt of my favorite perfect pearls mist. Done!

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This is a favorite – and one I will actually use to top a gift box and not as a card.

Supplies Used:


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Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here. What will you feature? We can’t wait to see!