Monthly Archives: April 2014

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    springtime blogworthy links…

    today is a beautiful day with the sun shining, the skies clear and blue, and the feel of springtime in the air.  my creativity and inspiration is often influenced by the seasons as it seems to be for many others.  we often create with earth tones in fall, festive colors during the holidays, vibrant colors Continue Reading

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    are you curious for more???

    it’s back…the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge!  our lovely friend linda ledbetter is hosting her new CC3C for the latest volume 3 of my book series “A Compendium of Curiosities”.  if you participated in the earlier challenges for volumes 1 and 2, then you know how much fun and inspiration this is going to be.  i’m Continue Reading

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    teaching@ scrapper’s playground in june…

    i’m excited to share the news that i will be teaching at scrapper’s playground june 7th – 8th, 2014.  believe it or not, this store has been on my teaching wait list for 7 years – crazy right?  well i’m thrilled to be able to finally book the store to teach workshops – click here Continue Reading

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    online card classes giveaway…

    You don’t have to be an Impressionist painter to create watercolor masterpieces! Explore the many different (and easy!) ways to create beautiful watercolor effects in Online Card Classes’ Watercolor for Cardmakers. Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer Rsaza, and friends (including me!) for a fun-filled, all-video, two-week course packed with inspiring, approachable techniques. Starting with easy Continue Reading

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    sizzix easter candy holders…

    easter is just around the corner, and that also means…candy time!  here’s quick and creative idea for candy holders to use in easter baskets or just sweet gift giving using some of my favorite sizzix dies.  keep in mind this idea can be used for any holiday or celebration throughout the year, just fill them Continue Reading

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    back from junk bonanza…

    hope you’re having a great weekend!  we just got back from a junkin’ trip in minnesota called junk bonanza.  mario, paula, and myself flew out thursday to minneapolis to be in line at junk bonanza early friday morning for our early bird tickets into the show.  this was such a fun trip just to go Continue Reading

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    new mini distress ink pad kits…

    today i’m excited to announce the second release of the new mini distress ink pads from ranger.  the first three kits made their debut at CHA-2014 and many of you have been loving their versatility, convenience, and the fact that they are just plain cute!  the addition of three more kits brings the palette of Continue Reading

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    on the road & surprise giveaway…

    it’s great to be home for a few days after another 2 week adventure.  it seems we just got unpacked from our trip to south africa, and it was time to hit the road again.  considering the airport is about 100 miles from home, this drive to phoenix is certainly a familiar route.  lucky for Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2014 – april…

    i love the shabby color palette of these vintage looking tea roses against the bold patterned design of the background.  this nostalgic floral accent is the perfect compliment for the new frameworks dies, and the inspiration for this month’s tag.  now you may remember the first time i shared these flowers from that august 12 Continue Reading