Hump day Instagram!

Every year I get really excited to see the new things at CHA, which is the Craft and Hobby Association’s trade show. It’s almost like Christmas (or fashion week). I see a lot of awesome stuff and plot and scheme to get the stuff I like the best – like the new Ranger colors that are coming out each month of 2015:

or this ombre ink from Hero Arts – I see so many Spring projects with both of them (rubbing hands together).ombre stamp


Putting it all together.

IMG_20141121_194146I have been making cards for myself (and helping the kids with theirs) for years. I thought I had learned a lot, but in the past twelve months, I feel like I have learned exponentially where I had been learning additionally. I am still playing with, working with and adding to my portfolio the things I learned at my Copic class and that was almost a month ago. One of the things that really excites me is how I can try something out with this art collaboration and then turn around and apply an aspect to paper crafting. I love the way things can meld together now in terms of mixed media crafting and art. Here are some of the ideas on my Christmas Card drawing board. Stay tuned.