I’m Back!

Hello crafty friends! I’ve taken a long hiatus since summer to focus on some family issues and travel. During my long break, I never stopped creating “just for the fun of it”. I just didn’t feel up to blogging about it. However, I am now ready to share a few more of my creations as well as some handy storage ideas and tips that I have found useful in my crafting.

For this post I am going to highlight some projects from the past few months.

First of all my Graphic 45 Safari album. I created this using a tutorial that I purchased from Clayguana blogspot. Alexandra does an amazing job in her tutorials. She makes these complex creations easy to understand and follow. Her instructions are very clear and concise and most of all , they work. I had no problems while creating this. I highly recommend her tutorials. She has several free tutorials as well as more complex ones that you can purchase. (this tutorial was $15)

 

                 

Also during my long break I invested in additional copic markers and signed up for the “Copic markers for Card Makers” online class. This class is taught by Sandy Allnock, Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and Kathy Racoosin. (several other guest teachers as well in the videos). I found this class to be worth every penny. The cost was $35 for 13 different lessons. Each lesson has multiple videos from different teachers so you see many different methods to achieve the same look with your copic markers. They encourage you to develop your own style. If you want to improve your own coloring, I highly recommend this course.

 

Following my usual method of creating, I’ve been making many cards from images that I colored months ago. I found I was having a bit of a creative brain block, so to push myself over the hump, I tried a few ideas I found on pinterest so some of you may recognize some of the card designs. The stamped images are all from MFT and the Boat die is Stamps of Life.

   

Well, I guess that is enough of an update for now. Please check back as I will be posting very soon on the craft clubs I am currently in and some of my makes from the club goodies. I also have posts planned for sharing my method of clear stamp storage, which if you’re like me and have oodles and oodles of clear stamps, you won’t want to miss these helpful tips.

Keep creating for fun!

Carrie