Ellen Hutson August Pin-Sights Challenge!


Hello Blogosphere!

First off- THANK YOU for dealing with the technical difficulties I had with removing the malware from my site! The folks at GoDaddy & Site Lock did a great job getting everything under control and off of Google’s blacklist in under 24 hours- whew! RIGHT?! I don’t speak code, so it was awesome having some knowledgeable people on my side!

Onto the awesome news….. This month I was asked to participate in Ellen Hutson’s Pin-Sights Challenge! Here’s your inspiration:


How awesome are those colors? So, if you’d like to participate please follow these steps:

– Go to Ellen Hutson’s CLASSroom Blog for details and inlinkz linking:  http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/2015/07/essentials-by-ellen-august-pin-sights-challenge.html

-Use your Ellen Hutson Essentials Stamps and Dies to create anything your little heart desires to be eligible to win a $50 Ellen Hutson Store Gift Certificate….that’s a whole lotta goodies!


Here’s what I created:


For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to alter a Rolodex & when I saw this month’s Pin-Sights Inspiration, I KNEW I HAD MY COLOR PALETTE!


1. After spray painting the rolodex & die-cutting a bunch of the little cards, using the Essentials by Ellen Wish Big Clear Stamps by Julie Ebersole, I created a section to keep track of birthdays. Using the Sizzix Big Shot Plus allowed me to cut the letter-sized pieces of cardstock with ease!

2. The rest of the Rolodex has contact information with kids’ names & sizes for gift-giving! I wrote in pencil to be able to update and correct the contact info easily! Each last name and alphabet card was stamped using Lawn Fawn Stamps.

3. The main decorative card has pretty floral die-cuts using the Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden Dies by Julie Ebersole!

Here’s everything I used:




I hope you play along because you could win this….


Have an awesome weekend,



New Favorite Mixed-Media Techniques!


Hello Blogosphere!

It’s Hump-Day and I thought I’d share two favorite new-to-me techniques! Both are on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog and the first one is a Melted Paper Crafter Crayons technique where you heat up a wood panel in the oven before gliding on your crayon art! I loved using the Glasses Stencil for this technique because I was at a complete loss on how to incorporate that stencil into my artwork!

The 2nd technique is brought to you via YouTube video! It’s a Stenciled Negative Background technique and you can view it HERE!

I hope you enjoy these two tutorials & don’t forget to leave some love :)



DIY Mini Book: New Sizzix Video Tutorial



Happy Friday Blogosphere!

Today I have a Video Tutorial showing you how to create this little DIY Mini Book & how I’ve added it to my scrapbook page for my texture and interest! You’ll get to see how I’ve stitched the binding & used the Sizzix Bigz Die – File Folder by Jillibean Soup! This Sizzix Bigz Die has definitely become a staple in my collection & I’m sure you’ll love it too!

Read more on the Sizzix Blog HERE & don’t forget to leave me some love :)


Thanks for stopping by,



Custom Stencil Art YOU can do!


Hello Blogosphere!

It’s HOT and Sunny in New Orleans, so there’s no better day than today to get out those shades! Today, I have a photo tutorial up on the Design Memory Craft Blog showing you how to create your own Custom Stencil Art!

I adore this doodled look & hope you do too! You can view the complete tutorial HERE!

Also, did you know that today is National Coloring Book Day?! IT IS! There’s a HUGE giveaway on the Facebook page!

Thanks so much for stopping by,



Gasp! I made a tag!


Good Morning Blogosphere!

Guess what?! I’m up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog with a photo tutorial on how to make a tag using Graphic 45!

A TAG???! I know, I know- I never make tags! But, I had a blast making this one! Now, I’m ready to get out the Halloween decorations 😉

I hope you’ll go give that post some love!

Thanks everyone,



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