Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Merry Christmas-Away in the Manager

It won't be long until Christmas is here and I just loved making this card.  Please take some time to check out how quick you can make this card using dies from Dies R Us.

Merry Christmas to each and everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Sparkly Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a sparkly but very fun Christmas card using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how I created this card.

Monday, December 10, 2018

JOY Plaque

Today I am sharing a fun Christmas plaque you can make on your own or get your children and/or grandchildren making one as well.

I started with a scrap piece of wood and just painted it. This is a project where you put your own touches and creativity to use.

Once I had the wood painted I cut out the letters using my Silhouette Cameo and again you can put whatever word you would like. After the letters were cut out at the size I wanted I traced them onto the dry board with a pencil.

Now that you have the letters traced you start adding your nails. I have had these little nails for years so glad they finally came in handy. Just make sure that you nails don't go through to the backside of your wood so the nail size will depend on the thickness of your wood. This is where your creativity comes into play as well, you can add more nails if you get started and don't like your design.

Here is what my “J” looked like after I finished creating the design I wanted. I did play around with the design and try it several different ways.

Since I was making a Christmas design I picked the red solid Devine Twine and Silver Metallic Devine twine.

Remember this is your creation so have fun with it.

This was my JOY after I finished with the weaving.

 wanted to add some embellishments to finish my Joy Plaque. So here is my finished plaque.

Please head over to the Whisker Graphics store to check out more of the wonderful twine and get busy having fun with your own project.

Have a very Merry Christmas and I will be back in 2019 with more fun projects.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New stencil technique

I had so much fun creating this pretty Christmas card.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how I created this card.

Monday, November 19, 2018

May the Force Be With You

What a great card sketch to work with this month.  Please check out the sketch over at Stick it Down and give one of the great sketches a try. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A card as Easy as 1-2-3

I get to share a fun and easy as 1-2-3 card to make using products from Dies R Us.

Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see just how easy this card is to make.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall Jars

Today I am sharing some jars that I decorated for table decorations for our 50th class reunion.

I started with some small pint jars that have solar lights in them, then cut a strip of burlap to size.

Next step is to glue the burlap around the jar.

Then I took 2 different colors of twine and tied them around the burlap. I used Divine Twine Burlap in Royal Blue and then Divine Twine in bright yellow.

Next I embellished with a fall them to complete the jars. I made a total of 6 of them and love how they turned out. The twine is just what was needed to set them off.

Don't forget to check out the store at Whisker Graphics to see all the great colors of twine and other products available.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pretty Purple Card

I am sharing a pretty in purple card today which I made using dies from DiesRUs.  Please check out the DiesRUs Blog to see how to create this card.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Design Team Call at Stick it Down

design team call for January - June 2019!

It's time for a design team call!

We are looking for new design team members for all three teams, as well as, sketch designers. We're also looking for a design team/social media coordinator.

Our next term will run from January to June 2019! Please do not apply if you cannot commit to this entire time frame.

What you will do:
  • provide one project per month, with possible special events during the six month term
  • comment on all submissions as you are assigned - please do not apply if you cannot commit to this!
  • post our challenge to your blog and other social media outlets 
  • have projects completed and posted one week before the deadline
What you need:
  • experience with Blogger - this is a big one!
  • an active blog and/or social media accounts
  • a Facebook account as this is where the DT "meets"
  • a love for creating with sketches
  • organizational and time management skills 
  • the ability to commit to a six month term
What we will do:
  • provide the sketches at least one month in advance
  • provide your posting schedule and commenting assignments at the beginning of your term
  • be supportive and encouraging
  • share your projects and your blog and/or social media links on the SID blog
  • share your projects on our social media outlets 
  • seek opportunities for collaborations with other teams and brands 
The design team/social media coordinator is a new role that will be developing over time. A few of the responsiblities include:
  • Posting to the SID Instagram account and keeping SID engaged in social media
  • Sharing the SID challenges to challenge sites
  • Being available to help DT members with questions or problems during their term
  • Coordinating collaborations and helping recruit sponsors
  • Ensuring DT members are meeting their monthly requirements
How to apply:
  • send an email to Ashley at with the subject line "Design Team Call" and the following information:
  • Your name and location
  • Have you used Blogger? 
  • Can you make sketches? 
  • Links to your blogs/social media accounts
  • include a list of current commitments (no experience necessary!)
  • include three of your favorite layouts that best display your style and suit the requirements of the team you are applying for (ie submit cards if you are applying for the card team)
  • introduce yourself in few brief sentences
  • If you have experience or are interested in designing sketches, please include a few of your sketch designs as well.
A few notes: There is no compensation for this role and I am aware that family and life come first. However, this is a team and this is a commitment. Please review carefully what is required of you and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Also, please be mindful of your other design team responsibilities and if you think time management will be a concern, wait until next time to apply! We post a DT call every six months!

This call is open to everyone, including our current team members, and will run until 11:59pm on Friday, November 16. SID reserves the right to end the call sooner if the team requirements are fulfilled before this date. The new team will be notified by Friday, November 23 and announced on the SID blog on or around December 19. The new design team's projects will be revealed in January. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Just two colors

Sharing a card I made using the new card sketch over at Stick it Down Blog.  Please hop on over and check out all the sketches for this month and give one or all of them a try.

This month we teamed up with the challenge blog White... With One. Their color this month is elephant grey. They're using our sketches and we're using 75% white on our pages with a touch of grey. Be sure to read their rules HERE and play along with both challenges. Two for one! How fun!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How to recycle and make beautiful cards

My turn to share something using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how you can create beautiful cards with items you might have thrown away before.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Another card using wonderful sequins

I got to do a 2nd card using sequins from Spiegel Mom Scraps and this time I made a fall card and used the Mahogany sequins.  Don't forget there are great sketches over at Stick it Down, so come on over and give one of them a try.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Using some sequins

Don't you just love using sequins on your cards and layouts, well I do.  Here is a fun card based on the sketch at Stick it Down and sequins and a free die cut from Spiegel Mom Scraps.  Please check out both of the sites.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Some Manly Cards

Today I am sharing a couple of manly cards I made  using dies from Dies R Us.  Please head over to the Dies R Us Blog to see how easy these were to create.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fall is in the air

It is starting to smell like fall so I guess it is time for a fall birthday card.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how to create this card.

Monday, August 27, 2018

How to create a great twine holder

Today I am sharing how to make a twine holder for all your wonderful twine you get from Whisker Graphics.

Sharing a must have for your craft room. I just love all my twine I get from Whisker Graphics but had no way to store them so I came up with an idea.

I bought a wooden lazy susan and had my husband drill additional holes and cut the dowel rods cut into a size that would hold two balls of twine. I didn't have to glue or nail the dowels in they fit perfectly.

You can stack them on top of each other and color code them. Next time you go to use your twine just cut off the amount you need and you are all set.

I got two of these from the purchase of one lazy susan so I now have lots of room for more twine. (Can you tell I love my twine from Whisker Graphics.

Thanks for stopping by and stop by and let me know if you give this a try and please check out the store at Whisker Graphics to see all the other wonderful products.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time for a themed birthday card

Today I picked a beach theme for this birthday card.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how easy it was to create.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dreamsicle Salad Recipe page using dies from Dies R Us

This is such a yummy salad I just knew it had to go in my grandkids recipe books.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see just how easy it is to create the page.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July

You know it is never too early to get a head start on your Christmas card.  Today I am sharing one I made using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the blog to see how quick and easy this card is to create.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Birthday Banner

My project this month for Whiskers Graphics was making a birthday banner.

Please check out the Whiskers Graphics Blog to see how I created this fun and easy banner.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th Birthday

Happy 4th of July everyone.  Today I am sharing how to make this red, white and blue birthday card over on the Dies R Us Blog.   Please take a little time to check out the great dies at the DRU store.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a fun and safe 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Let's Eat

Today I am sharing a recipe page with you.  I am making recipe books for each of my grandchildren and my hope is to give it to them at a Bridal Shower so I still have lots of time to get them done.

I started with the background paper and went into my scraps to find some papers to add behind.

I used two different dies for this page.

I used the Cutter Bees Dies set-Mason Jars by EK Success to cut our the jars.  I love this set because it is so very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

Secret Garden Flower 4 by Dee's Distinctively was used for the flowers.

Everything was adhered down using the Best Glue Ever.

The beads along the top and down the sides were ones that I melted down.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Chase Your Dreams

Today I am sharing my June card made for Stick it Down and below you can see the wonderful sketch we got to work with.  You still have some time late to get a card down.  Please check out the Blog (

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Springtime card

I am sharing a quick and easy card you can make using dies and inks from Dies R Us.  Please head over to the Blog to see the quick and easy tutorial.

I can't wait to see what you create.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It is time to play a little Pac Man

Remember playing Pac Man when you were younger, well I did and now it is popular again and my grandkids even have played it.  I am sharing a card with you that I made using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the BLOG to see how easy it is to create.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Time for a little tag

Today I am sharing a fun tag to create.

I started with a plain white tag and then used a stencil and some ink to get the background.

Next, I wanted to make some flowers and decided to try something different. I put glue down on a piece of cardstock and start laying string by string down until I got it to the size I wanted. I used the Crushed Lavender Solid Twine.

Next I used some of my flower dies and cut out the number of flowers that I wanted.

I also used a vine die and put that behind the flowers.

To finish off my flowers, I layered them and added a brad to the center. I used a ribbon at the top and a “Thanks” brad at the bottom.

I hope you will check out not only the twine the the tags in the Whisker Graphics Store. Until next time, I hope you have fun doing something creative.