Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-22)


Hi all!

I’m a little behind in posting today, but I’m here. πŸ˜‰

I’m joining up my pals over at A Blog Named Hero again today for their Dear Santa festivities. This week’s challenge is to make a piece of home decor.

So I went with something simple that could be changed out after the holidays: A clipboard.


I was going for a somewhat retro look here, trying to somewhat mimic the look of Christmas ornaments by hanging the hexagons (cut with the Geometric Frame Cuts dies from Hero Arts). Each one is popped up off the backing sheet with some foam tape.


I finished the whole thing off with a Hero Arts’ sentiment (from their Snow Much Joy stamp set).

Gosh, that’s really all I have today. Wish I had more, but nada. Nothing. Not a thing. πŸ˜‰

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be back again soon!

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero (11-15)


Hi everyone!

Joining my friends over at A Blog Named Hero again this week for a little Dear Santa fun.

This week’s challenge involves making a gift!

So I came up with some treat packages of sorts that would be good for neighbors, friends, office mates or even church buddys.


Pretty easy to make these bad boys.

I filled Glassine envelopes with holiday candy and then die-cut a topper for each with the Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn. I love it so. Then I added some some stamping (with stamps from Hero Arts), die-cuts (cut with dies from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp!) and sequins. When finished, I just clipped each one with a clip at the top of each envelope.

And, yep, there you have it! πŸ˜‰ Like I said, “Easy!”

Be back again later this week, y’all!
Thanks for stopping by.

Dear Santa at A Blog Named Hero


Hello again, friends!

Happy to be joining the fine folks at A Blog Named Hero for their Dear Santa festivities today!

They (and a lot of their friends) are teaming up to share holiday inspired projects all month long. Feeling lucky to be playing along with the crew today by sharing a little card-a-roo!



Whipped out one of my favorite winter sets from Hero Arts (Snow Much Joy) and coordinating Snowman die and made this little pair of snow buddies! To make them look a little different, I played around with making one of the scarves look a little different with polka dots. Successful? I don’t know. The verdict’s out, but even if they look a lot alike, I like them still! πŸ˜‰

I thought it’d be fun to connect them together in some way so I added the twine and hung a couple hearts from it (the hearts are dies from Lawn Fawn).Β Kinda fun!

Be back again later, gators! Thanks for swinging by today!

CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop (8-1)

CS anniversary badgeHi all!

Thrilled to be joining the lovely bunch over at the CASE Study challenge for their 3rd anniversary blog hop.

You should have arrived from the blog of sweet Barbara Anders! If you are just joining the hop, welcome!

I dig the CASE Study folks because (1) they super nice and are all about just having fun and crafting and (2) they encourage being inspired by others! Every week, they draw inspiration from another crafter. It’s always fun to see what inspired them and how they turn that inspiration into a new project!

For the hop, we were invited to pick something or someone who inspires us.Β  And I was really inspired by the first sentiment on this Work Hard piece of graphic design work by Mary Parkis. I really loved the treatment she gave the letters so I wanted to mimic that look somewhat.

So meet my “inspired” card! πŸ™‚


Here’s how I got the multi-colored look.

First, I die-cut the grateful phrase from good old white cardstock. (By the way, the die is from Papertrey Ink.)


I set it on scratch paper and then I started rubbing my super juicy, Hero Arts neon inks all over them.


First one color. Then the next.


I kept going until I got something like this.



That’s what I have for you!

Next stop on the hop is the blog of (super awesome) Laura Bassen!

Happy hopping!