Friday, December 20, 2013


Today at myStamp BOX we are sharing projects featuring tags. Tags are especially helpful at this time of year and can be a decorative addition to gifts. I used a strip cut from a paint sample from the home improvement store as an embellishment down the side. I stamped sentiments from Santa's Tags directly onto the tag, overlapping the paint strip. Click on the project photo for a closer view.

The stocking was also stamped directly onto the tag using the Dotty Christmas set of stamps. I stamped the top of the stocking onto white cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it to the tag. The entire stocking image was covered with Stickles glitter glue for a little extra sparkle.

Be sure to check out the myStamp BOX store for these and other great stamp sets!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Ninja

I'm sharing this layout at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today using our single page sketch this month. Come check it out!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Karen Foster Design: Halloween Letters

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I have been having a ton of fun decorating these letters for one of my very favorite places to shop in Fishers, Best of What's Around. This set features papers from Karen Foster Design and some adorable stickers I found in a local supercenter. I love that every set of letters I make is unique!

While the first set of letters was whimsical and juvenile, this set definitely has that retro flair! They also feature papers and stickers from Karen Foster Design in a horror movie poster theme. I added little touches such as filmstrip ribbon and tiny tickets to carry through the theme.

Please send me a message if you'd like to own your very own set of decorated letters. I can create them for most holidays, sports, hobbies, or themes.

Friday, August 16, 2013

myStampBOX: Design Team Call

It's time for a new Design Team Call at myStamp BOX! Go check out all the details to find out how you can join our creative team of designers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Karen Foster Design: School

Today is the first day of school in our town,  so I though today would be perfect to share Karen Foster Design's new school collection mixed with other school products they currently carry. Click on any photo to get a closer look!

I seriously can't stand how cute Matthew looks in this photo! It was taken on his first day of 4-year-old preschool. He was such a cool dude, even that young! I LOVED mixing together brand-new school KFD products with olders ones for this layout.

There are papers for preschool-5th grade this year with matching stickers. I used the notebook paper and punched a "torn" border on the left side to give it a more traditional look. The Stacked Statement makes a perfect title! I simply trimmed it in half so I could make the title fit the space that was available on my layout. I used stickers in several places and even added Rub-bits to look like doodling in the corners of the notebook paper.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Karen Foster Design: Zoo

I'm back today with another new scrapbook collection by Karen Foster Design. Today, it's a zoo around here! Be sure to click on any photo for a closer look!

I used several papers in this collection as well as the Zoo Stacked Statement. I just love all the texture they have! I also strung together several colors of Scrappers Spools with Crazy Coils to create a banner of sorts. The baby chimp was dangling from a net, so I carried the idea along in my scrapping products.

Next up is a thank you card with a zoo theme. I created a bit of a shadow box feel by die cutting a label-shaped hole and mounting the entire panel up on foam adhesive.

The Stacked Sticker and Scrappers Spools have a special place right in the center to shine!
 For the inside of the card I used more paper, a few stickers, and a sentiment stamp.

 My final zoo project is a decorated gift bag. The giraffe sticker with his long neck needed a special place to hang out, so I created a die cut panel of cardstock as his home. Layered papers, a sticker title, and Scrappers Spools tied to the bag handle make this a unique gift wrapping. 

Be sure to check out Karen Foster Design for all their zoo products and other new summer CHA releases!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Adventure

Today I've got a great scrapbook page featuring this month's single page sketch and some tips for converting sketches to different sizes of layouts. Check out the Scrapbook Express blog!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Scrapbook Express: August Sketch Contest!

It's a brand new month, and there are three new ways to win a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Express store! Check out our blog post to get our printable, one-page sheet of sketches and all the rules. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Happy Birthday

Sharing a birthday card for a friend and the last chance to play in this month's contest at Scrapbook Express. Check it out!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Karen Foster Design: Christmas in July!

Today I'm starting a series of posts that share projects I made using some of the new summer CHA lines from Karen Foster Design. Today is Christmas in July!  

Please click on any photo for a closer look.

First up is this layout. I sliced and diced two different papers to make the background and featured the adorable Stacked Statement across the center.

Probably my two favorite things about Karen Foster Design products are any type of brads and their Stacked line of products. Here I added a red Birthstone Brad and one Playful Swirl Dot Brad (I call them the candy brads!) I also added the tree sticker on the end with some foam adhesive.

On the other side of the title you can see the glittered letters and flocked Santa hat. I added the gingerbread boy and another Birthstone Brad. I just love those things!

Next is this Christmas card. On the outside it appears to be a simple card with cardstock bands and a Sticker sentiment. But the surprise is waiting inside....

This card has a pop-up Santa and sleigh! He's loaded down with toys and has even scattered some toys on the "floor" of this card. Behind him in the distance is a forest of snowy trees cut from papers in this collection. Pop up cards are my new obsession, and I had a blast creating this little scene.

To see these new products and all Christmas products from Karen Foster Design, please CLICK HERE. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Patternpalooza!

It's all about pattern today on the Scrapbook Express blog! Check out the details for this project and instructions for how to enter our monthly contest to win $25 in products from our store.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Introducing Pop 'n Cuts!

This is it! I have found something that has made me insanely happy in scrapbooking - Pop 'n Cuts dies from Sizzix! In the upcoming weeks I will be doing several posts for Scrapbook Express featuring these dies and fun ways to use them. Check out the SE blog for my first project.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Fourth of July Flip

It's the Fourth of July, and today on the Scrapbook Express blog I'm sharing a tip about turning a one-page sketch into two. Come join me!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Scrapbook Express: It's a Good Day!

It's my son's twelfth birthday today, and I'm sharing the gift bag I made for him at Scrapbook Express. Come check it out!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Card With a Gift

I love the new envelope punch board from We R Memory Keepers and am sharing a card and gift card pocket at Scrapbook Express today. Check it out!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Distress Fun x 3

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite cards ever (and THAT'S saying something!) at Scrapbook Express. Check it out!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Scaly Fun

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page of some scaly friends at Scrapbook Express. Well, the scaly friends are not AT Scrapbook Express...but you know what I mean!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

myStampBOX: Bee Happy

I recently got the myStampBOX set called Garden Sketches. I'm not a particularly-flowery stamper, but there are some lovely stamps in this set that I really like! I love the casual, hand-drawn look to the images. For this card I stamped the bee and colored him with watercolor pencils. A little yellow pigment pen brightened up his body. The sentiment came from Mention It!

Here's a peek at how this card goes together. I die cut a window into the front of the card and stamped a simple panel with the image and greeting for the inside. The most important thing for this technique is making sure that everything shows up properly through the window.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

myStampBOX: Thanks

I've had a tough time recently following my knee injury, and many of my friends and family have stepped up to help us. I have been making thank you card as a way to let them know how much I appreciate all their help!

I started with a printed piece of cardstock from Authentique with script on it. I then stamped the lines circle from Bottlecaps in red, green, and blue inks randomly across the patterned paper. I also added the tiny dots cluster from Garden Sketches.

Once everything was dry I trimmed a band of coordinating paper for across the center and added the sentiment from Lots of Dots - Sentiments and one more flower from Bottlecaps. I colored in the funky flower and layered the whole panel onto a card made from cardstock.

Try making some handmade thank you cards for the people who help you. It's a simple act that means so much!

Monday, April 29, 2013

myStampBOX: Can't Thank You Enough

Here's another card created using my very favorite stamps, ones from myStampBOX! I used the thank you sentiment from He Loves Me inked first in blue and then in green to create my own background paper. I chose a flower embellishment from my pal Celeste and replaced the center with a stamped medallion from Oval Office. Thank you cards are so great to keep on hand. I know I'll be using mine soon!

Scrapbook Express: Making Two Into One

What can this be about? Join me at the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today to find out!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

myStampBOX: Thinking of You

Stopping by today to share a quick card using the No Place Like Home stamp set from myStamp BOX. Here's a closer look at this set:

It's fun to stamp and color these houses, but for my card I stamped on different patterned papers and paper pieced them together. A sentiment from Everyday Lines finished the card.

Check back in a few days for more projects featuring myStamp BOX!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

myStampBOX: Color Inspiration

The Design Team members at myStamp BOX are sharing projects inspired by the colors in this beautiful photo. Here's what I made:

I loved the look of the inspiration photo. The bright colors on the dark background reminded me of space, so I tried to recreate that effect in my background using Distress Inks and water with Perfect Pearls. I stamped a border from Decorative Strips across the center of the card and added a sentiment from Happy Word Jumble. I added a few dots of Stickles to the flowers in the border for some extra sparkle.

Be sure to stop by the myStamp BOX blog today to see all the other awesome designer projects!