Monday, November 26, 2012

All Washi-ed Up!

   Anyone who knows anything about me knows I love a good--okay, any--pun and I couldn't resist the title for this post! Just using my washi tape to camouflage a dud card from a set I was making similar to these others I've made before. One of the stamped off sentiments under the top teal stripe of tape [yes...I also enjoy alliteration] was smudged and would not do for the crisp look I was going I did what all experienced paper crafters do: I improvised. I saved the card and the inking I'd already finished by breaking out some tape for a fun look that I actually will produce intentionally sometime!
   Do you have a favorite story of covering something up? [and I do mean in the paper crafting realm only please...] I'd love to hear it if you're willing to share.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


   A funny thing happened while my husband was away...besides hurricane Sandy! After a couple of days without power--the only thing that happened to us up on our hill--I kicked the end of my bed as I often do. This time though, all was not apparently well when I looked down to view the damage and now the kids and I are adept at "buddy taping" to keep the littlest piggy straight with it's mates! We used painter's tape, but I'm thinking now I might actually try some washi...just for fun since I'm always touting the indispensability of my crafting supplies...
   I was nuts without my significant other, and now I'm just nuts about having him home again safe and sound! No matter how long he's gone, it always feels like a full six month deployment like it used to be in our active duty Navy days. 
   You might be wondering what inspired this particular card...or you might not be--but I will tell you anyway! Hero Arts' new challenge for this month is lots of fun to enter, and I did so with colors and a little bling on the acorn here! You should enter something too...especially if you're like me and staying put a little more with a broken toe!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


   Hey everyone! Just a little post to share what I've been working on today. I found that my realistic leaf stamps look terrific stamped in Distress Inks and the repeated impressions look as interesting as the fresh ones. I inchie cut these and had fun composing the grid designs. Next I took my little Hero Arts Printer Alphabet set and stamped half the sentiment and used a marker to ink up the "thanks" from another sentiment set for its size. I like the font graphics I see all over Pinterest and made one of my own. Sent these to my close friends for whom I'm grateful. Also entered them in a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. Might be worth checking out if you haven't yet!

   I really had fun playing with the grid arrangements and found some interesting combinations using color both matching and mixed. Do you favor the same row/same color, or the mixed? I'd love to hear your opinion!

Good Techniques to Remember

SHOP this project, Rooted In Nature Sometimes we forget the simplest things as we learn new ways to do things. I was reminded how much f...