Wine is always the answer....well almost always.  Today I am sharing 2 cards made using the fabulous 99% Chance of Wine Stamp Set & matching dies from Visible Image.  This such a fun set that would perfect for lots of different occasions or just to send to some girlfriends who are having a bad day or 2.  They also have several other fun beverage related stamp sets too!  Check them out here!

You Are.....


Hi friends and welcome back!  Today I have a new project to share using an amazing stamp set from Visible Image called Bold Enough.  As the name suggests, this set is filled with nothing but positivity in a big and bold font....these sentiments needed to be front and center!  So for this card I did a technique called the Josephs Coat Technique.  As soon as this stamp set was released, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it and that was to make a card just filled with these affirmations and nothing else.  I have seen technique many times and always wanted to try it, so I thought this stamp set was perfect for this.  

Happy Christmas

Hey friends...I`m back with a vintage inspired Christmas card featuring Visible Image.  For my project today I have used the gorgeous Christmas Robin Stamp Set as my main focus.  This card went all sorts of different ways until I arrived at what you see, but what creative process always goes as planned, right???

Hang in There - Visible Image


Hang in there....only a few more days till the weekend lol.  Hey friends...I`m back with a new post featuring Visible Image products.  This time I am going to bold with the colours, to feature this gorgeous chandelier from the Hang in There Stamp Set.  

Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes)


Hi friends!  Welcome to the October 2022 Altenew Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You can check out the entire new collection here. This hop is filled with so much amazing inspiration along the way for you!  If you have just happened upon my blog you can head on over to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning.  You should have made it here from Meghan Kennihan and your next stop will be Amy Hill.

Whimsy Stamps Special Halloween Blog Hop +Giveaway ($100 prize)

Thank you all for joining us today! We were saddened to cancel our annual 31 Nights of
Halloween event this year after Hurricane Ian. But this time of year, is the absolute most favourite
time of year for our Creative Director, Deb Davis. We couldn’t let Halloween pass us by without
celebrating our Queen of Halloween with some EEK! worthy Halloween creations!

Let Mistakes Go - Visible Image


Hi friends----welcome back!  Today I am sharing a mixed media card using some products from Visible Image.  For the main focus I used the new Antisocial Butterfly Stamp Set from their latest release and paired it with a few of my go to favourites.  This set features 2 gorgeous butterflies and we all know that Visible Image does butterflies so well!  


Hi friends...welcome back!  Have you seen the new September release from Visible Image???  It is filled with 6 amazing new stamp sets and 3 stencils!  Today I have used this gorgeous image from the No Filter Stamp Set as well as a new stencil and then paired them with my go to background image stamp set.

Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hey`s new release day over at Altenew and we have a fabulous as always blog hop to help to celebrate!  You can shop the entire release`s a pretty amazing release!  If you are hopping along with us, you should have made your way to me from Amy Hill and your next stop will be Lorena Brougher.  You can also head on over to the Altenew Blog who is hosting this hop to start at the beginning.  

This release is filled with some absolutely gorgeous 3D embossing folders and stencils....let`s get started!

Altenew September 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hi friends!  Thanks so much for joining us as we celebrate the release of Altenew`s September Marvelous Monthly Series with a fabulous and always inspiring blog hop!  You should have just arrived here from Jennifer Colacicco and you can continue onto Reiko Tsuchida after me.  If you would like to start at the beginning, please head on over to the Altenew blog.

Peonies, tulips, gingerbread cookies, and more! This collection of products is just the thing to help you beat the seasonal blues. You are sure to find inspiration with these lovelies as you get creative in your craft space.

You can click here to see the whole collection.  I can guarantee you won`t be disappointed! 

Simple Elegance -Visible Image

Hi friends....I`m back with a rather simple card today.  The Renaissance Stencil from Visible Image is a really beautiful, even elegant design I`d say and quite detailed stencil, that I felt it needed something as equally elegant, but still simple to keep all the focus on the design.

September 2022 Winter Magic Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hi friends!  Welcome to the Altenew September Winter Magic Release Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us for another awesome release hop overflowing with incredible inspiration!  You should have made it here from Virginia Lu and your next stop will be Jenny Colacicco.  If you want you can head on over to Altenew blog to start at the beginning of the hop.  You can view the full collection here.

Altenew Get Inky with Alcohol Inks Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hey crafty friends!  Today I am super to be part of a fabulous blog hop featuring alcohol inks from Altenew!  I absolutely adore alcohol inks...they are truly a very magical and mysterious medium that are so fun to work with!  The blog hop is being hosted by Altenew so if you want to start at the beginning you can head on over there.  You should have made it to me from Reiko Tsuchiko and after you are done here please continue on to Mindy Eggen.  I had so much fun playing around for this hop that I think we should just get right to it!

Rainbow Butterflies - Visible Image

Hey crafty friends...I'm back today with a rainbow butterfly mixed media card featuring of course some amazing products from Visible Image.  I absolutely adore the butterflies from Visible Image and these are no exception.  Rainbow is still good even tough summer is coming to a close, right?!

Altenew August 2022 Endless Ambition Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hey there crafty friends!  Today is a great day as I am excited to be part of an always inspiring blog hop to celebrate the newest Endless Ambition release from Altenew.  This exciting release is chock full of possibilities for every crafter.  Hot foil plates with coordinating stencil sets are the focus, but there are also some beautiful die sets.  Feathers, flowers, greenery and sentiments will find their way to your projects this month.  Lastly Timeless Tulips (an exclusive retreat collection from July) will be available along with this release!  This hop is being hosted by Altenew, so if you haven't started at the beginning you can head on over now or just keep hopping along with us.  You should have made your way to me from Jaycee Gaspar. and your next stop will be Linda Westfall.

Circle Play - Visible Image


Hello friends! Today I have a fun and colourful card using some fabulous products from Visible Image.  For my project today I wanted to create a card using  only background stamps, aside from my sentiment.  Visible Image has so many amazing background stamps that just go together perfectly, that this came together so easily.  

Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in prizes!)


Welcome back friends!  Today we are celebrating the release of the August Monthly Subscriptions from Altenew and what would a new release be without a fabulous and always inspiring hop! This new collection features beautiful daffodils, magnolias, a peony and a sweet star balloon.  These products can be mixed and matched however you like and are very versatile.  Let's get crafty and see all that the talented designers have created!

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes!)


Hello crafty people and thanks for joining us.  Today we are celebrating the Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release with a fabulous hop overflowing with amazing inspiration!  Be sure to hop along with us for a chance at $300 in prizes, as we can't wait for you to see all that Altenew has in store for you!  Be bold and be beautiful!  This release includes fabulous florals, a geometric background and even a set of sentiments perfect for the bibliophile in your life!  We know that you will love creating all kinds of projects with the stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders in this release. Let's get crafty!

Always Be Creative - Visible Image


Hi I am sharing a mixed media card using some of my favourite products from Visible Image.  For my card today I used the big and beautiful butterfly from Butterfly Effect, paired it with the Distress Brick Stencil and a few other faves.

Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello crafty friends!  Today is an exciting day, as I am taking part in a blog hop to help celebrate the Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Embossing Folders and Stencils Release. This release is filled with lots of gorgeous new designs and I am certain that you will be inspired by all of the incredible creations along the hop.  I hope you will join us and hop along to celebrate this fabulous new release!  We can't wait for you to see all of the amazing new products and what you can do with them!

Creativity is a part of your soul - Visible Image


Hello friends and welcome back!  Today I am sharing a fun and colourful card using some fabulous products from Visible Image.  For my card I used the Daisy Daisy Stencil and paired it with lots of colour!

Altenew July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hello friends and welcome back!  Today we are celebrating the release of the July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series over at Altenew with a fabulous blog hop!  We hope that you will hop along with us, as there is just so much incredible and gorgeous inspiration, that be sure to inspire you!  Be sure to head on over to check out the full collection here and then be sure to comeback and hop along to help us celebrate!  This release celebrates friendships with its charming images, flowers and heartfelt sentiments.  Show your bestie how much you care, or reach out to that long lost friend. We can't wait to show you how we use the products in this collection!

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi friends!  Today we are celebrating the new Summer Sunshine Collection release from Altenew and to go along with it we have a fun and fabulous blog hop that is filled with so much incredible inspiration for you.  Be sure to read on for lots of inspiration featuring products from the new collection.  You can head on over to check out the full collection now or hop along with us for all the inspiration and to see the many ways that the products have been used.

Sending Love at Christmas - Visible Image


Christmas in June is a thing...right???  Visible Image has a new release coming on July 1st and we are sharing lots of sneak peeks of the amazing new stamp sets....head on over to my Instagram to see more!  For my card today I used the Christmas Robin Stamp Set.  It has the most beautiful robin images in it but I decided today to focus on the holly and berries.  Is there anything that screams Christmas and Winter more than Holly??? 

Altenew Educators' "Clean and Simple" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway



Hello and welcome friends!  I am so excited to be taking part along with my fellow Altenew Educators in a fabulous blog hop!  Our theme for the hop is Clean and Simple and I am sure there will lots of inspiration for you along the way.  

Brighten the World - Visible Image


Hello friends!  I'm back today with another fabulous post for Visible Image.  I decided to pair up the super duper cute Molly with a kind of a rainbow of colour...I think they pair perfectly together!  I love that no matter what stamp set, image or stencil from Visible Image, they all pair together perfectly.  You can never go wrong, no matter what product you use form them.  Let's get crafty, shall we?!

Living in Full Colour - Visible Image


Hey friends....welcome back!  Today I am sharing with you a card full of fabulous and magical colour and an amazing butterfly, of course from the awesome Visible Image!  To make this card, it was actually pretty simple and using a technique that I it's just that easy, but it really is very effective and makes you go WOW!

Ride the Waves - Visible Image


Hi friends!  I'm back today to share a card made using one of the new Summer releases from Visible Image.  I used the Ride the Waves Stamp Set and decided to make kind of a calming scene, using some of the images.  I thought that all it needed was just a simple background to showcase them.

My Happy Place - Visible Image


Isn't the beach always a happy place?  Just the sound of the water can relax you and make you think of happy times, building sandcastles as a child.  Today's card makes me think of those times and makes me smile.  For my card I used 2 stencils and a stamp set...2 of which are from the awesome new beach themed summer release from Visible Image.

Bee Kind - New Release - Visible Image

Have you seen the new release from Visible Image yet?  It is filled with 6 new incredible stamps and 3 fabulous stencils, that are nothing short of awesome!  For my card today I decided to showcase the new Bee Happy stamp set and Honeycomb stencil.  These bees have so much incredible detail in them....they are so fun to work with!

Thinking of You - Seize the Stamp


Have you seen all of the new and awesome products in the Seize the Stamp shop?  Soooo many amazing products and among them are some of the gorgeous Altenew 3D Embossing folders!  I love these folders, as they add so much dimension to your project and it is fairly quick and easy to make a beautiful card.  You don't need much to make both yourself and your recipient go WOW!

Reflecton - Visible Image


Hi friends!  Today I am sharing a card for Visible Image.  I decided to use the gorgeous Dragonfly Relection Stamp Set for the main focus of my card.  This stamp set features a large dragonfly image as well as a few other images that go so well with it.  

Black and White with a Pop of Colour May 15th Workshop


Hi crafty friends... I am back with a very exciting post!  If you go back a few posts you will see that I had my final workshop to become an Altenew Certified Educator.  Well the good news is that I passed it and I am now officially a certified educator!  I am so very excited for all of the possibilities to come!  I've decided to host my first workshop and what better one to teach than the one that I used for my certification.

Resilience - Visible Image


Hi friends....I'm back to share a card featuring a very cool moth that is giving me all the Silence of the Lambs vibes!  This card involves some stamping, stencilling and heat embossing.  I went back and forth about whether it was maybe a bit one-dimensional, but in the end decided it perfect as is!

Black and White with a Pop of Colour - AECP Level 3 Final Workshop

Well I did it.....I finally did my final Zoom Workshop for the AECP program! I am so happy to be able to finally post my final challenge and step on my AECP journey!

What a journey it's been!  This program has been such a wonderful and amazing experience.  I have learned so much and many new techniques along the way and throughout the 25 classes that I have had the immense pleasure to take to make it to this point.  I feel like my crafty toolbox and my knowledge and skills have grown more than I thought or imagined. 

Just Hit Play - Visible Image

Hello and welcome back crafty friends!  Today I have a fun card to share using some awesome products from Visible Image.  When I saw the Just Hit Play Stamp Set I knew I had to have it!  It totally brought me back to my adolescent days in the 80's!  Did anyone else used to sit around by their stereo back then with a tape in the player, listening to the radio all day, finger on the record button ready to make the most amazing mixed tape EVER!!! I used to love my mixed tapes but man, was it ever hard to not get that dj's voice over the beginning or end of the song lol.  That is what this stamp set reminds me of and it was so fun to make this!

Colour in a Black and White World - Visible Image


Hello all my crafty friends!  Today I am back with a very colourful card featuring some products from Visible Image.  So I must admit that as soon as I saw the See Everything Stamp Set from Visible Image I just had to have it!  There is just something about this image that draws you in...maybe it's the eye staring into your crafty soul lol.  And I knew that the Brighten the World Stamp Set was THE perfect set for a sentiment to go with it.

Seize the Stamp hop featuring PIgment Craft Co.


Hello crafty friends!  Michelle here and today is an exciting day as I am joining the rest of the Seize the Stamp Design Team over on Instagram for a hop featuring the new fabulous Pigment Craft Co. products in the shop.  Pigment Craft Co. is a fairly new company in the crafting/card making industry.  Their products are so fun and have a bit of whimsical feel to them.  They have recently introduced inks to their collection as well and they have a beautiful earthy feel to them.  Their products are also a bit different than everything else out there, which makes them so amazing!

I am grateful for everyday - Visible Image


Hello crafty friends!  Today I am back to share a card using one of the latest new releases from Visible Image. I used one of the fun new stencils called Seeing Stars Stencil.  This is a double sided stencil, meaning that it has 2 different designs on it.  The other design that this stencil has is a small check pattern.  It is really fun to use and really versatile too! 

Colour Challenge - Seize the Stamp


Happy February 1st everyone! Today marks the start of the first colour challenge at Seize the Stamp!  Every month there will be a new challenge with a brand new combination of gorgeous colours and will run for the entire month.  The best part, besides being able to play with perhaps colours you wouldn't normally, is that there are prizes!  

Kindness - Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi friends!  Today I am back to share with you my first official post as a member of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Team!  I am pretty excited as it is to represent their Beautiful Blooms Collection, as this collection is truly beautiful!  If you haven't noticed I do love a beautiful floral, so super stoked to be able to represent this beautiful collection of florals!

Celebrate - Seize the Stamp and PinkFresh Studio


Hello crafty friends!  I am very excited to share with you as my first official post for Seize the Stamp.  Seize the Stamp is a lovely little online shop here in Switzerland and she carries alot of the popular North American paper crafting brands, which can be a bit hard to come by in Europe and especially here in Switzerland.  So it very exciting to be able to get them here now and even more so to be able to support a shop here in Switzerland.

Seeing Stars Stencil - Visible Image


Hello my crafty friends!  Today I am back to share a very exciting post with you is my first official post as a new member of the Visible Image Design Team!  If you aren't familiar yet with Visible Image, then I insist that you check them out!  They have such cool, fun and unique stamps and stencils!  Perfect for a variety of techniques and styles and they are sure to get your creative juices going!  They also have a new Spring Release that is filled with some gorgeous stamps and stencils...head on over and check out them out!

Creative Coloring with Erum - Advanced Techniques - AECP


Today I am back for the next installment on my level 3 AECP courses.  For this class I did the Creative Coloring with Erum and oh my goodness...this class was amazing!  Erum is such an incredibly talented artist and her colouring skills are bar none!  I really really enjoyed taking this class and stepping up my skills with new techniques to add colour to images.

Demystifying Mixed Media - AECP


Welcome back crafty friends!  Today I have my project for the Demystifying Mixed Media class to share.  I find the whole world of mixed media is so mysterious and intriguing!  It makes you want to just dive right in...or at least for me it does.  So many amazing techniques and details you can use in and add to your work.  I really admire all of the incredible mixed media artists out there! 

Cards in Motion - AECP


Interactive cards are always so fun!  Who doesn't enjoy shaking a card filled with gorgeous sequins or a card that spins when you open it???  This next class in my level 3 AECP was Cards in Motion and it was all about interactive cards!  This class was taught by Ashley Tucker and she had so many fun and fabulous interactive cards....this class was definitely lots of fun!  She delved into the different types, from shaker cards to pop up cards and made them seem so easy and fool proof to make.  

Zentangle for Cardmakers - AECP

Welcome back crafty friends!  Today I have my project for the Zentangle for CardMakers class for my level 3 AECP. This class definitely didn't disappoint! It was taught by the incredibly talented Amber Rain-Davis and it was filled with so techniques anyone can do.  It was quit relaxing and a bit meditative too.  Some of the styles were a bit more advanced but they are all definitely beginner friendly in the world of Zentangle.  I was so inspired and had so much fun practicing, that I actually went and ordered a beginner Zentangle set to practice some more.