2014-2015 Clearsnap Team

I have some very exciting news to share today! Clearsnap announced on their blog today the new members of the Creative Team for the 2014-2015 term. Here are the fabulous eight ladies:

Vivian Sung Soon Kuh-Hue
Meihsia Lu
Suzanne Austin
Tami Sanders
Denise Hahn
Steph Ackerman
Jennifer Priest
Sabrina Alery

Clearsnap 2015 Blog Photo

Yep, that’s mine name listed too – hooray! I am delighted to say that I will be joining the team for a 4th term! Not only does Clearsnap make incredible quality, made-in-the-USA products, they are a fabulous, generous company and I am so thankful to be working with them for another year.

Be sure to check out all the inky goodness here.



Technique: Partial Die Cut Borders

Hey there friends! I am up on the CardMaker blog today confessing my love for matching stamp + die sets as well as sharing a technique for creating a partially die cut border. Drop in and check it out if you have a chance!

PS – – On this card I used a newly released product from Clearsnap that you are just going to love – Colorbox® 6-Pad Pigment ink pads! Find out more about them here.

Enjoy your afternoon!

Floral Thinking of You

Hey there! I had a few extra moments today – and thanks to a double shot latte, an abundance of energy and inspiration – so I made a card for a couple of challenges that are going on now.

Papertrey Ink’s MIM#158 asks us to stamp with a watercolor medium – which I did here by stamping into a little puddle of water and then the dye inkpad. The watercolor effect is pretty subtle, but I prefer a more crisp image.

The stamps/dies are from Rosie Posie, Mini Blooms and Label Basics by PTI.

And since this is the last free day I’ll have in the next couple of weeks, I had to combine another 2 challenges in there as well – Stencils, both for the Moxie Fab World Stencils with Style challenge and Virginia’s View #2 stencil challenge .

The stencil used in the background is an older Crafter’s Workshop woodgrain.  There are so many awesome techniques that can be achieved with stencils but I love them simply because I can create a masked background without having to do any extra work – you can see right where you need to stop inking 🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday evening!



Inky Purple Valentine

Have you starting planning for Valentine’s Day yet? I am sharing this inky, purple heart ornament on the CardMaker magazine blog today, as well as a few tips for crafting home decor items.

Colorbox Pigment Paintbox – Love
IZINK – Silver, Opaline
Designer Foils – Silver Fog
Design Adhesives – Burst of Blooms
Glitter – Silver
Embossing Powder – Clear
Dies – Spellbinders (Lace Hearts)

Lots of love,

IZINK Videos

Hi there! Are you getting excited about all the new CHA releases? I know I am and sure wish I was in sunny California with the rest of the craft industry but will just have to be there in spirit with a few card projects in the Clearsnap booth.

Speaking of Clearsnap, they are releasing a lot of great new inky products and are posting bits and pieces of the new releases on the Clearsnap blog every day. Be sure to check it all out!

I put together a few technique videos for their YouTube Channel last week using the IZINK pigment. It’s a really gorgeous product from French manufacturer Aladine, which you can purchase through Clearsnap. Here’s the links to the videos:

IZINK Crackle Effect with Clay

IZINK Woodgrain Effects

IZINK with the Art Wheel

No projects to go along with these techniques just yet, but look for them soon!

Hope your weekend is wonderful,

And a Happy New Year!

(image courtesy of // copyright CardMaker Magazine)

Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions this year? Go to any fun celebrations? Get started on an organizational project? My answer to all those questions is yes, yes and yes! Although instead of just one resolution, I like to make a list of goals and projects to accomplish throughout the year. Seems a lot less daunting, and of course then I am never disappointed for not finally doing that one thing I’ve always been meaning to do.

The card above was one that was published in the Winter 2013 issue of CardMaker Magazine (and they are sharing on their blog today – thank you!!) The circles are actually not bokeh, but rather pretty metallic-colored confetti dropping from the ball at midnight. Or at least that’s how I imagine it 😉 Pick up an issue to find the instructions and lots more wonderful projects too!

May 2014 be your best year yet!