Saturday, 17 March 2018

Come Join the March BPM Challenge!

Come play along in the March Challenge, hosted by Blank Page Muse.  This month the designers have come together to show you their creative interpretation on this months theme: ATC's! (aka Artist Trading Cards) You can play along for a chance to win by adding your Inlinkz link up to the Blank Page Muse Reveal HERE.  The challenge is open from March 10th until April 5th, Midnight Pacific Time. The complete set of challenge rules can be found HERE
There are so many spectacular ATC's to inspire you this month. Don't miss out!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

March Challenge Reveal - Blank Page Muse Blog Hop

Hello Friends,
It's that time again where the Blank Page Muse DT reveal their projects. The March Challenge was quite open ended just restricting us to make ATC's which are mini-canvas around 2.5x3.5" I chose to make a trio of similar designs in different color schemes.  Beginning March 10th, you may begin the blog hop and see the whole design team's projects available HERE

Begin the Blog Hop HERE (March 10th)

Background Grunge by Pam Bray

Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set

The stamps for this project can be found at the Blank Page Muse.
Other Supplies:
  • ink pads (black, pink, lime, yellow)
  • sponge applicator
  • white & black cardstock
  • black marker
  • black glitter washi tape
  • mounting block 
  • gear embellishments
  • liquid adhesive
Stamp a narrow piece of white cardstock with a distressed pattern background stamp.  Stamp the image multiple times with black ink by re-inking and then carefully aligning the image to continue the design.

2.  Use black ink to stamp the clockwork bird onto white cardstock. Carefully, cut it out.

3.  Next, cut the stamped strip into three sections. (2.5" x 3.5")

4. Continue to add texture to the background by stamping a smaller pattern design in random clusters using a single color of ink.  Apply the same coordinating color to the inside of the bird.

5.  Next, use a sponge applicator to blend coordinating ink lightly around the edges of the ATC.  Stamp a word element with black ink, highlight it, and cut it out.

TIP: Vary the placement of elements on each ATC by attaching one bird
in the top third section, mid third, & lower third of the ATC.

6. Outline the bird with a black marker and adhere them with three-dimensional foam tape.  Cut a fish tail on one end of black glitter washi tape and attach it underneath the word element.   Finally, matte the ATC's on black cardstock leaving a narrow border.

7.  Lastly, adhere small black gears scattered around the birds. Tuck some of the gears carefully under the edge of the birds to add depth & interest.

A Closer Look:

To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Blank Page Muse Blog

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Please Join Us
in the NEW Monthly Creative Challenge
Come checkout the Blank Page Muse Creative Challenge. This month's theme is ATC's. Simply create a new project following the theme and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool.
There will be a random drawing for a Blank Page Muse Gift Certificate.
You can find all the guidelines HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 2 March 2018

"Quick Idea" (BPM) - Time for Love

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm sharing my "Quick Idea" over on the Blank Page Muse Blog. Don't miss out on my special thrifty tip to save on supplies.  You can find the full project HERE.

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set

Rosette Hearts Rubber Stamp Set

Live. Love. Laugh Word Phrase Art Rubber Stamp
Other Supplies:
blue spray inks, black ink pad, chalk, gold gel pen, clear glossy accent varnish, 1.5"clear epoxy circle, gold alphabet stickers
New Creative Challenge: (February - blue/time/hearts)
Don't forget to share your makes over on the Blank Page Muse Blog for your chance to win a Blank Page Muse gift certificate.  Just follow along with this months challenge theme to participate.  The Challenge rules can be found HERE.
To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at

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To learn more about our designer Karen and see more of her projects
visit her blog...Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

She Left Beauty...Card - Blank Page Muse

Hi, I just love a simple silhouette whatever the topic. This terrific set of fashion lady stamps is perfect for this.  Whatever the image, simply color it is with a black marker and carefully cut out. You can find my complete tutorial got She Left Beauty...over on the Blank Page Muse Blog...HERE.

Supplies & Links:
Just Us Girls Line Figures Stamp Set
Background Roses 4"x 5" Red Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray

Other Supplies:
  • black &amp pink ink pad
  • black marker
  • card base 5x5"
  • sentiment stamp
  • spray mists
  • glitter glue
  • mini gems
To purchase the stamps to complete this project, visit

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Blank Page Muse Blog

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Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Cherrylana Design Team Application

Cherrylana Design Team Application: Karen Sessions

Hello, My name is Karen and this is my application for the Cherrylana Design Team.  My creative style is always feminine but varies from cute/whimsical to CAS/contemporary to sophisticated/eclectic to distressed vintage with shabby chic overtones.  Embellishing is my favorite part of the creating process where I select the perfect finishing touches that add dimension, as well as, add a bit of bling.  I love to add depth by building layers and creating backgrounds with different textures. I focus on the tiny details that add richness and impact to the project by choosing embellishments and colors that bring a sense of cohesion.

I first learned about rubber stamping as a teen in the late 80's and discovered that even though I was never able to draw or paint that I could use rubber stamps as the vehicle that allowed me to be creative and feel successful. Rubber stamping has been the paper craft that has consistently held my interest. I think my style can really compliment and accentuate all the lovely stamps at Cherrylana and I would love to feature these amazing products and be part of the inspirational team.

Teaching people is natural for me and also gives me the ability to write clear instructions with helpful tips.  I have over five years experience writing tutorial blog posts and would be a great addition for the DT as I am reliable and committed to originality.  My joy comes from the originality of the completed creation not from following design sketches or club kits. I am passionate about creating and combining randomness into beauty in a unique way. Creating things is magical and I hope you will see the love of crafting in every tiny detail of my projects.

Here are some of my most favorite projects.
Families Grow Together
Every Possibility...
Sewing Love Home Decor
Enjoy Today
You can find the complete tutorial for this fabulous feminine layout  HERE.

Location:   United States
Past Design Teams:
Design Teams: Practical Scrappers - July 2012 to May 2014
Paper House - January 2015 to December 2015
Linnie Blooms - February 2015 to February 2016
The Robin's Nest - January 2016 to June 2017
Joggles - March 2016 to December 2016
Rinea - December 2016 to June 2017
Sin City Stamps - January 2017 to December 2017

Current Design Team:
Blank Page Muse - January 2018 to June 2018

Publications 2016:
Just Mixed Media - February 2016 - Issue 1 (14 projects / page 30, 76, 77, 78, 79, 89, 116)
Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - February 2016 - (6 cards & 1 layout)
Scrap'n Art Magazine - March 2016 - (layouts - Welcome Baby & Shine Together)
Card Maker Magazine - April 2016 - (card - Motorcycle Ride)
Scrap'n Art Magazine - May 2016 - (layout - Live Every Moment)
Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - June 2016 - (4 cards / 3 layouts)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Summer 2016 - (cards - Sunset Fairy & Baby Girl Balloon)
Card Maker Magazine - Autumn 2016 - (cards - Pumpkins & Top Hat Skeleton)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Fall 2016 - (cards - Meadow Pumpkin & I Think You're Amazing)
Creative Inspiration Magazine - Oct 2016 - (6 cards / 2 layouts / 2 home decor)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Nov 2016 - (card - Moon Dream Castle)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Holidays 2016 - (card - Stamped Holly Wreath)
Craft Stamper Magazine - Dec 2016 - (card - Christmas - Angel Cat on Robin Tree)
Craft Ideas Magazine - Winter 2016 - (card - Girl in Red Coat & All My Love)

Publications 2017:
Craft Stamper Magazine - January 2017 - (card - Bare Naked Trees)
Card Maker Magazine - Spring 2017 - (card - Rainbow Bird Trio Card Set)
Rubber Stamp Madness - Spring 2017 - (card - Cherish Puppy)
Just Mixed Media - February 2017 - Issue 2 - (Home Decor - page 18 & 37)
Card Maker Magazine - Summer 2017 (cards - Daisy Bubble & Grow Silhouette)
Craft Stamper Magazine - May 2017 - (card - Dripping Daisy Hello)
Craft Stamper Magazine - June 2017 - (card - Rainbow Dragonfly Hope)
Craft Stamper Magazine - July 2017 - (card - Destination Amazing Day)
Card Maker Magazine - Autumn 2017 - (card - Fall Tree Woodgrain...)
Craft Stamper Magazine - September 2017 - (card - Eat Cherries)
Just Christmas Cards & Decorations Vol 4 - 2017 - (Mixed Media - Winter Scene)
Rubber Stamp Madness - Holiday 2017 - (Mixed Media - Winter Scene Wall Hanging)

Publications 2018:
Just Mixed Media - Spring 2018 - Volume 3 - (Wall Hanging - I Believe +5 cards)

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my DT application.
Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Come Join the February Challenge!

The current blog hop for Blank Page Muse runs from Feb.10th- March 5th. Our theme this month is creating projects with blue, hearts, and time.  For a chance to win a gift certificate to the shop, come by and add your own project.  If you need a little bit of inspiration, I'm sure you'll find some HERE in the big DT reveal. Come join the fun!

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Blank Page Muse Blog

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Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Just Mixed Media Magazine (Volume 3)

Hey Everybody,
Great news to share. I had six projects published in the latest edition of Just Mixed Media Magazine. Someday, I hope to be selected for the cover but not this time.

Here are some sneak peeks of my featured projects!

Rubber stamps for these projects can be found at Blank Page Muse.
Thanks for visiting!