Welcome to my brand-spanking new blog! I'm so excited I could easily stay awake all night posting things and playing with all the shiny new buttons on this blog. Sadly, I still have a "real job" and must focus on adulting for the next few months until I can relax for the winter. Never fear! I will find ways to procrastinate and shirk my responsibilities while making beautiful things.

The following how-to videos are coming soon:

  • Faux watercoloring technique
  • Metallic elements using alcohol ink
  • Papertrey Ink Star-Search video entry

Meanwhile, enjoy my September 2016 Papertrey Ink blog hop entry...

Papertrey Blog Hop

The challenge was to develop our creativity by keeping the design simple. This is the inspiration photo we were given:

Papertrey Blog Hop Sept 2016I decided to create a tag using black and green elements with simple craft accents. The foliage is from the new Papertrey Ink Holiday Greens and Holiday Greens Borders sets stamped in Simply Chartreuse, Olive Twist and Pinfeather. The sentiment is from their Holiday Tags 2013 collection stamped in Smoky Shadow. The greens are actually stamped on white Stamper Select paper from PTI and then "enhanced" using my faux watercoloring technique. Watch for a video coming soon! These were way easy to make and lots of fun.


Much love and happy crafting,