Category: Tools

  • Hand Carved Travel Stamp Set with Undefined

    Ok, so I don’t have a completed card for you today but I had to share something else crafty I did this week- I carved my own personal stamp set!!! I am so stinkin’ excited about how it turned out, especially since, other than the one stamp I carved at convention, this was pretty much […]

  • Hand Carved Flowers with my First Undefined Stamp

    Today over on Stampin’ Stylin’ Inkspiration, we are playing with the Undefined hand carved stamp kit that Stampin’ Up! released during the 2013 convention.  It is always fun to see what other people create because I know… it sounds super hard or tedious.  But it’s easier than you think!  Check out what I created as […]

  • Getting Out of a Crafting Slump w/ a Holiday Catalog Hop!

    I know me, and once I let life overwhelm me and I set my crafting aside because I’m busy trying to deal with the house, family, etc; I find myself getting into a crafting slump.  You know, that time when you look at your craft supplies, get so excited to create something cute (or find […]

  • Origami Double Pocket Treat Pouch

    Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are still looking for a quick love note or treat to share with someone you love today, here is a project we made at my Cool Cards and Sweet Treats class last weekend.  It is a fun and fast project to make any time of the year, plus it has […]

  • Making Envelopes to Hold 4×6 Photos

    I always do this… pick a card to send to someone (in this case Christmas cards), grab an A2 envelope (the type made to fit a 4-1/4” x 5 1/2” card), and then as I’m going to stuff the envelope realize that I’m mailing out 4×6 cards… which doesn’t fit in the envelope! This year, […]

  • Video Review of the Stampin’ Trimmer

    Ok, I promised in yesterday’s written review of the Stampin’ Trimmer that I would get this up for you, so here is a quick video I made of checking out and trying out my new trimmer for the first time.  I’ll walk you through the new and improved features and you’ll get to watch me […]

  • Review of the new Stampin’ Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

    I’ll admit I get excited everytime I hear a delivery truck go by followed shortly by a doorbell ring… but yesterday I was more excited than normal.  All because my new Stampin’ Trimmer was set to arrive and after 5 months of anticipation, I finally got to play with one on my craft table! So […]

  • Have You Tried the Stamp-a-ma-jig?

    So, I’ve been missing making videos and so I wanted to get back into the groove and so I started thinking about what would be a fun topic…. and so I decided to show folks how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig! This is one of those tools that most people don’t get past the name.  They […]

  • See the New Stampin’ Up! Firm Foam Pads in Action

    So, I planned to post this video a few days ago and totally forgot, so today is my make-up day! I talked a little bit a while back about how the Stampin’ Up! ink pads were changing from the “old style” that used a felt pad to a new “firm foam” style pad.  And I […]

  • A Letterpress Card for the Stamping 411 Challenge #168

    If you’ve seen the holiday mini, you’ve seen one of the new products Stampin’ Up! just released – the Letterpress Plates.  These plates are made to use with your BigShot and instead of embossing your image by causing the pattern to raise up off your paper, these plates deboss your image – making empressed images […]

  • Punch Art Flower for my August Meetup

    Yesterday was the August meet and greet for my Meetup group here in the Bay Area.  A few of us got together and had some pie at Marie Callender’s and I brought a free make and take for everyone to do.  This month I decided to do some punch art and so I modified a […]

  • Organizing my craft room

    Between the big color renovation, the old catalog retirement, and getting ready for convention, my craft area had become a disaster zone.  You know the feeling… table buried under paper scraps, adhesive backing, ribbon, stamps, half completed projects. Well, I decided it was time to dig out and get organized so I can start using […]