Class Giveaway!


Just stopping by to remind you that newest Online Card Class started today – - Watercolor for Cardmakers: Exploring Mediums. (Don’t worry if you are late to join – you get lifetime access to the class so you can join anytime.)

This class shares a close look at various types of watercolor mediums that you can use for cardmaking. It is so much fun! Here is a peek at some of the project:

For more information on the class, head HERE. We would love to have you join us. All levels are welcome!


How would you like to win a spot in Watercolor for Cardmakers: Exploring Mediums? THREE lucky winners will be picked! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/23/15 telling me if you like to watercolor. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Online Card Classes Background Check GIVEAWAY


Just popping in to let you know that our newest Online Card Class just started and it isn’t too late to join. Background Check is all about creating unique backgrounds and fun ways to incorporate them into card designs. There will be over 20 videos… each with 3+ techniques!

I am giddy about the projects the teachers have created for this class. It is only day 1 and I am already seeing some beautiful backgrounds from students, too! You can watch the videos anytime – today, next week or next year. No hurries!

For more info, head HERE. Hope to see you there!


OH! And I want giveaway THREE spots to Background Check. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/29/15 telling me your favorite background technique. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you soon.

New Online Card Class GIVEAWAYS!

Happy day, everyone!

I wanted to pop in to let you know that we have a new class starting Tuesday at Online Card Classes. It’s called Mask-erade and it’s all about the wonderful world of masking. Masking is one of the best techniques for a stamper to master as it opens to the door for getting new looks with the supplies you have. Masking is also helpful for making easy-to-mail cards with the look of dimension.

Here is a bit of info about the class:

Masking is one of the most magical techniques in crafting—there’s nothing like peeling away a mask to reveal a cool design! And now Online Card Classes has created an entire class dedicated to this amazing technique: it’s time to unmask our creativity with Mask-erade!

Our all-star line up of instructors is ready to take you on a masking adventure! Join Kristina WernerJennifer McGuireShari CarrollDebby Hughes, and Laura Bassen for a week of techniques, cards, inspiration, and—of course—fun with masks! Gather your supplies (or take advantage of our student-only exclusive shopping discounts) and get ready to try everything from simple paper masking to liquid masking to freezer paper. Plus, we’re here to help you navigate the dos and don’ts of masking so you can achieve the best results possible!

Class begins May 26, 2015, and registration is open now!


How would you like to join us for class? I have a free spot for THREE winners! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/24/15 telling me your plans for this weekend. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! If you have already paid for class, you will be refunded.)


Memorial Day is coming up here in my neck of the woods. I really enjoy going with my family to the city parade for a chance to honor those who lost their lives. (We haves lots of veterans who take part in the parade.) I am thinking of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect us… and sending a hug to the loved ones left behind. xo

Take care!

New Class! Stretch Your Dies + GIVEAWAY


Just wanted to give you a heads up that our newest class over at Online Card Classes starts next week! This class is called Stretch Your Dies and I am excited about the ideas that all the artists are sharing. I love dies as much as I love stamps, so this class has my heart.

Here is a bit more info. And remember – you will have lifetime access to the class, so there is no pressure!

You’ve used and loved your die-cutting machine for years—and now it’s time to step up your die-cutting game! In Stretch Your Dies, you’ll learn new tricks, techniques, and ideas for putting your favorite dies to work to create truly unique cards.

Join instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire, plus special guest artists, for this all-new card-making class. Based on the same concept in our popular Stretch Your Stamps series, we’re putting the spotlight on our favorite styles of dies and die-cutting techniques. From playing with word dies to discovering ways to use mini dies, we’ll take you step-by-step through over 20 “to-die-for” techniques and help you get more out of your die-cutting investment!

Class begins March 16, 2015, and registration is open now!!

Online Card Classes’ Stretch Your Dies includes 20+ videos and cards (every card has a video), PDFs with instructions, a forum, giveaways and gallery.

For more information, click HERE.

And I get to give away THREE spots in class! For your chance, leave a comment here letting me know if you love die cutting too. Do so by 11:59pmEST on 3/13/15 for your chance. (Names of winners will be picked randomly and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)

Good luck and I hope to see you in class!

Clean and Simple 4 GIVEAWAYS + More

Hi! Just popping in to share a few fun things.


Our newest Online Card Class is starting on Monday – - Clean & Simple Card Making 4: Techniques Made Simple. In this all-video class, we’ll be sharing ideas for embossing, die cutting, and more… all with a clean and simple twist that will make the techniques more approachable and useable than ever.

And now, THREE of you have the opportunity to attend Clean & Simple 4 for free! That’s right – I am giving away three spots in the class. Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59EST 1/25/15 to be eligible! Class starts on Monday, 1/26/15, but you can join or take anytime. Hope to see you there!


I am a HUGE fan of Amazon Prime. I use it *a lot* for FREE 2-day shipping, on everything including diapers, crafty goodies, organization tools, crafty goodies, shoes, crafty goodies and more. :) I can’t recommend it enough. They have a lot of other great perks which you can find out about HERE. Today only they are having a great (and unique) sale – only $72 instead of $99 for a year. (Trust me – it is worth every penny and more.)


Simon Says Stamp has 25% off all Copic Markers HERE now through 1/30/15 with the code “COPIC”. Time to stock up on new colors or (if you are like me) refills!


So I am right now with my friends Kristina Werner and Kathy Racoosin and we filmed a couple Q&A videos. To see them, head on over to my Facebook page HERE. (They will be up sometime today.)

You can also see some photos of our adventures at Alt Summit HERE.

See you soon! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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Holiday Card Workshop 2014 GIVEAWAY!

It’s that time of year again! Time for another Holiday Card Workshop over at Online Card Classes. All new. All cards with videos. Woot!

Holiday Card Workshop 2014 starts this Monday.

Here’s a bit more info about class…

Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Classes is here to help you send handmade holiday cards to everyone on your list this year (plus a few extra… just in case). That’s right, we’re back with ALL NEW holiday card inspiration for the 2014 holiday season!

Join instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—plus special guest artists—for a very merry card class packed with ideas, techniques, and card-making know-how. We’ve been busy little elves, and you’re going to love all the die-cutting, layering, coloring, clean-and-simple cards, elegant designs, and so much more that we’ve packed into our sack of goodies for this class! Over 17 videos!

Class runs November 3 – 14, 2014, but you can take it anytime. Head HERE to register.


I have three spots in Holiday Card Workshop 2014 to give away! (If you win and have already registered, your class fees will be refunded.) For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 11/2/14 telling me if you mass produce cards for the holidays. (Winners will be emailed and added to my “Winners” page.)


I have come up with a new way to announce winners for giveaways. I get a lot of emails asking who won certain prizes. So I am keeping “Winners” page that I will keep updated. That way you can see at anytime who winners are for all my giveaways. I will have a link to this page on every post with a giveaway. (Please do know that I also always email winners.) Hope this helps!