Feeling Spooky?

Have you ever used digital downloads on your cards? I must confess that I did not even know they could come in such gorgeous prints until my friend, Linda Israel, introduced me to Calico Collage . I have been hooked ever sense! Not only are the images gorgeous, but they are easy to store (on your computer), cheaper than buying paper, reusable (just print them up as much as you need them) and fast (if you don’t have time to wait for something to ship). I created two cards using a digital print and stamps from Close to my Heart. 

 I used a Kraft tag that I distressed and popped a spooky sticker on it as the focal point. I then added a few more embellishments and stamped my sentiment.

 For this card I stamped the witch from the same stamp set and heat embossed her in black. I cut her out and used pop dots to adhere her to the card.

 I added three gems to balance it.

 For the sentiment, I stamped it in clear embossing ink, embossed it and added distress ink over the area. I then took a baby wipe and removed some of the ink.

Make sure you check out digital art! It really is a wonderful alternative to traditional paper crafting that can be easily incorporated into your craft. Mix it with some of your stash! 
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Joyful Christmas Shaker ATCs!

I have a Christmas swap I am participating in. I decided to mix up the traditional ATC and turn them into shakers! I recently purchased a fuse tool and have developed a fondness for it. It takes about 10 minutes to heat up, but once it is hot it is ready. Make sure to protect your work space because it will damage whatever you run it on. Here is a video on how to use it as well as these cards:

I hope you enjoy!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Hocus Pocus!

Have you ever had something stuck in your head that you just can’t get it out? That is what happened with this card! I saw this quote somewhere and thought it was hilarious. I just could not forget it, so I made a card.
I used a digital download from Calico Collage as the base. I then stamped out the sentiment with the handwritten click it alphabet by Brutus Monroe with the exception of the word coffee. I cut each word out individually. I stamped “coffee” with the Coffee Lover stamp set from Joy Clair and fussy cut it out. I layered the sentiment first and built the rest of the card around it. I stamped the witch on olive paper, cut her out and and put her on last. She can be found along with the “witch please” sentiment on the same stamp set at the Brutus Monroe Shop. I used the coffee cup from the “Coffee Lovers” on yellow card stock, cut it out and adhered it. I placed a pop dot in the witch and placed her on the card. I ended with embellishments I had found at Hobby Lobby.
Come back tomorrow for another fun card!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!