Friday, September 25, 2015

CardMaker Blog Hop

I am so excited to be a part of this hop with CardMaker Blog and!  Be sure to check out each designer and see what amazing work they did.  

While you're there, leave a comment on each blog to be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card to!  The card is good for anything in the store.

There also is a FREE digital stamp for this hop, visit to download it.

I made three cards for this hop using three different techniques.  

This card used the splatter technique.  I took some inexpensive paint pots, dipped a toothbrush in the black and then splattered it on the paper.  I also tried to really go for a monochromatic look for this card.  The image and sentiment are both from the AKC Dog:  Old English Sheep Dog clear stamps from

Next up was a shaker card...

I've seen so many shaker cards and they all look fun, so I wanted to finally try making my own.  I tried to keep this card clean and simple, with a little bit of sparkle!  The stamp is from the Brentwood Owl collection at

Last is Happy Halloween!

This stamp image features the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, more of which can be found here.  I used the "mind the gap" technique and used a lot of designer mat stack paper to enhance the look of this card.  The pumpkins have glitter pen on their lantern parts and the bones of her wings have crackle accent applied to them.

Everything was colored with Copic markers.

Don't forget to comment on each blog to be eligible to win the $50 gift card to!  The complete blog list is below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Hop List
Vickie Yeakley
Mendi Yoshikawa
Sharon Rogers
Stacy Morgan
Amanda Pollock (you are here!)
Maria L. Russell
Jeanette Cloyd
Jennie Harper
Jennifer Greco
Gini Williams Cagle
Chrissy Hsu
Chitra Nair
Jessica Lynn Mould

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Do you know Digi?

This is the weekend to find out! Digis are quick, resizable and take up no physical space! For this weekend only, all digital stamps at are on sale for only $1.00! If you’ve been wanting to try crafting with digis, now is the time!

Follow along on this hop to see some of the creative uses for these versatile stamps.

If you’ve come from Sharon’s blog, you’re in the right place!

One of my favorites is the Titanosaurus Rex stamp.

I made this fun card using the T-Rex and an egg from a previous Easter set by  Then I added some Crackle accent to the eggs to they had some texture.

Another adorable digi stamp is this skunk!  How cute is he?

The sentiment is also a previous stamp set.  I added the star confetti for a little shine and texture. 

Don’t forget, digi stamps at are on sale for $1.00 – this weekend only!! What will you make?

Take a look at the entire swap here:
(Artist & Owner)
Vickie Yeakley

And here's a link to the Digi Section of The Store where you can grab all the $1.00 specials!!