Timeless Elegance

August 24th, 2015 by craftdoc

I love using sketches for my layouts.  The Freshly Made Sketch website is having an anniversary challenge.

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Here I featured the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, colored with the Blushing Bride marker.  The Something to Say stamp set, some punches, white accent and a bit of lace finish off the card.  All supplies are available at my online shop.

Back To School

August 20th, 2015 by craftdoc

I love using sketches for my layouts.  The Freshly Made Sketch website is having an anniversary challenge.

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For the Back to School look I used the Writing Notes background stamp with Watercolor Words.  I used the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  Colors are Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush.  I added some Dazzling Details to the “o” with an itty bitty accent epoxy sticker.   All supplies can be purchased at my website SHOP.

Don’t Forget the Envelope

August 18th, 2015 by craftdoc

Some fun weekly deals were announced today! A lot of people at class today bought the Envelope Punch board at 25% off. We made a colorful card with Writing Notes (lined background stamp) and Watercolor Words, so we needed a bright envelope to match. Shop here,  use host code CYCGKWSK and get a gift in the mail from me!  Colors used were Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.




August 14th, 2015 by craftdoc

The summer is winding down fast.  Hold on to those memories with some fun days out to scrapbook with friends.  Sept 12 and Oct 24th are the dates, Grace Church in McKean PA is the place.  I hope you can join me!

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August Card Class

August 13th, 2015 by craftdoc

It’s time for another card class in Erie, PA.  I’ll post details and tips for the cards next week.  My store and class schedule are HERE.


Scallop Tag Topper Punch

August 11th, 2015 by craftdoc

This popular punch is on sale this week!  Order here at my website shop.  Use hostess code ZWFU96RN and get a hand stamped card from me.



These are some convention swaps made with the scallop tag topper punch by:  ?, ? and ? (no names on back).

Last Chance for August HALFOFF

August 10th, 2015 by craftdoc

Today is the last day to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin.  We got a sneak peek at Convention and you will be sad if you miss this month.  The promo code is HALFOFF for new subscribers at my link.  Here are some photos I took at the Paper Pumpkin display at #Convention2015.   Sorry, we couldn’t take photos in the preview booth!

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Card Class Tips

August 3rd, 2015 by craftdoc

Sorry I’m late with posting the tips for the July card class.   I am catching up from Convention and projects around the house.  All 3 cards look a bit different from the first photo I posted, because I kept adding more color!

Today’s Tips:

– Card 1: Use a blender pen and ink to add color to a white embossed image.

– Card 2: Pull in color from a stamped image using an aquapainter.  Since the color is water based, you can give it a quick “smear”.  The Tangerine Tango speckles are from a spritzer of ink and alcohol – Unscrew the top and tap the barrel.  The “water droplets” on the leaves are Crystal Effects.

-Card 3:  Cut away part of the card front – back with Designer Series Paper.  Use Shimmery White Cardstock for watercoloring – it is almost as good as watercolor paper and much better than Whisper White.  Here I showed the class how to use the In Color Markers.  Scribble on an acrylic block and pick up with an aquapainter.  Or color directly with the markers to get a darker color.  Add a few Tip Top Taupe speckles by picking up that color and flicking the aquapainter. (You can’t see it very well on this photo – it’s very subtle).

Hope you enjoyed some fun ways to add color to a basic card.  Stamp sets used were Remarkable You, Watercolor Thanks and Birthday Blossoms.  All supplies can be purchased at my website Shop.  Don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals!



Stampin’ Up! Convention

July 29th, 2015 by craftdoc

I had an awesome time at InspireCreateShare – #Convention2015.  This will be the last summer convention, future events will be in November and April.  Highlights were seeing my friends, hearing the heartfelt messages from staff, prize patrol and of course swaps.  I posted a bunch on my facebook page, and here are a few more.  All supplies can be purchased at my online shop, don’t forget to check out the weekly deals!






July Card Class

July 23rd, 2015 by craftdoc

Time for Card Class – Tuesday July 28, sessions at 10am and 1pm  Erie PA.  Not only will we make 3 cards using some easy coloring techniques, you will get to see all the swaps I bring back from Convention.  Details on my Demonstrator Website Calendar.  I’ll post some tips for these cards when I return.


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