Scrap your Stash Tip: Make tags

If you are a paper addict like me, and you find yourself having a hard time getting rid of pretty paper, but you just don’t have enough space to keep all the pretty scraps in, then I have a crafty solution for you. Make tags. Yes.  Tags.  Make ’em out of every bit of scrap…

Craft Tip:  Ink swatches

Just a quick tip on staying organized. Ink swatches. Make the time.  Schedule an afternoon just for swatching those inks you have been neglecting all these years and discover all the color options you have for making that card or that layout you have been planning in your head but never got around doing. Just…

Watercolor and cardmaking

Wow! It’s been over a year since I last blogged. I have been quite busy with wedding preparations and all. I am getting married in December and I have had my hands quite full with all the wedding shenanigans. I try not to go crazy with all the wedding planning so I signed up for…

Punchboards and things

Nette of My Little Attic hosted a giveaway last August to celebrate her birth month. She had all sorts of stamping goodies on sale at her shop.  Each purchase entitled you to a raffle ticket. I bought all the stamps I’ve been wanting and crossed my fingers. Guess what? I won. I have never won…

Happy 4th Anniversary, Mama Elephant!

It’s World Cardmaking Day and I don’t have much time to work on a card. But I managed to make this: My friend’s pooch turned 5 today and we were invited to a Puppy Party, so I just had to make a gift box and a tag to go with it. I grabbed my 1-2-3…

Hustle and Heart

Good day, lovelies! Scrappy life update:  Yup!  Still 100% obsessed with my Altenew Vintage Roses set! I was organising a few family photos last month and came across these long-forgotten graduation photos (circa 2004), and felt the rush to immortalise this moment in a layout. I was a bit of a nerd back in college…

Happy Mail: Altenew’s Vintage Roses Stamp and Die 

I made a card for a friend who was celebrating a recent family milestone. Because I am that friend who takes forever to text back but remembers birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions, I make up for my lack of enthusiasm for social media, with an even slower means of communication–snail mail. Who doesn’t love snail…

Scrap Your Stash Tip:  White cardstock leftovers

Every cardmaker has a white cardstock stash. Sometimes, we cut way more white paper than we actually need and we are left with scrap pieces. Crafting need not be wasteful.  Save those and use them for your tiny die-cuts like the cute Lawn Fawn coffee cups that you see on the left. You can also…

Oh Happy Day! 

I am obsessing over Altenew stamps lately.  Their stamps are all so cleverly designed, I have been creating non-stop with them. This is a layout I made recently using Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamp set.  The set is for color-layering featuring 4 stamp layers to create the gorgeous flowers that you see here.  It also has berries…

Project Life Modern Edition Core Kit

I have a serious scrappy problem.  No amount of KonMari-ing will fix this.  It’s a mental thing.  It’s just plain OCD. Hi!  I am Angela, and I am Project Life Core Kit-obsessed. I have a ton of Project Life cards waiting to be used. I got the Southern Weddings edition waiting for my wedding photos….

Project Life Catch Up

I am 6 months behind my Project Life and I’m slowly trying to update my album every week so I don’t have to stress myself out by the end of the year.  Here’s a quick layout I made last night featuring my dogs Denzel and Frankie. Denzel is our Chow Chow.  He is 2 years…

Scrap Your Stash Tip: Punches

I do not consider myself a hoarder.  I tend to go through my stash fairly easy. Though I must admit that there are days where I feel like I need to convince myself to let go of a pretty sticker sheet or two. Just recently I found myself accumulating quite a huge pile of paper…