Monday, December 28, 2020

I "love" you CARD

Hello Crafty People!
A simple card, but you'll need lots of drying time :o)
Full instructions over on the Robin's Nest Blog. 


Craft on!

Monday, December 14, 2020

"JOY" Card

 Hello Crafty People!

I hope you're working on your holiday cards, it's time to get them done :o)

I made this card with a Artsy Canvas by Robin's Nest, and Dew Drops too. 

Pop over to the Chattering Robin's Blog for complete instructions. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Craft on!


Monday, November 9, 2020

Any Occasion to Encourage! Easy card

 Hello Crafty Friends!

This card was pretty quick!  I used pre-made embellishments, patterned papers, ribbon and of course, Dew Drops by Robin's Nest. 

Hop over to their Design Team Blog for complete instructions and to see many amazing projects to inspire your creativity. 

My cards seem to keep getting BIGGER :o), I need more space to create! This is a half fold of regular 8.5 x 11" cardstock, so the card front is 5.5 x 8.5".  The focal point butterfly is 4"!  Purchased at the local Dollar Store in Sanford, get there! They have a new shipment of Crafter's Square items. You're welcome.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today, I hope you are inspired to create during our lovely heat wave, here in Maine, or at least start hoarding supplies for Winter :o)

Craft on!


Monday, October 26, 2020

Trash to Treasure

This lovely gazing ball was made from 2 different vanity glass globes!

 Simply spray paint the glass globes, the ball should be metallic.
Embellish with Dew Drops by Robin's Nest and use a strong adhesive to attach
the ball to the base. I recommend E-6000.

Recycle and Reuse :o)

Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you're inspired to create today.

Craft on!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Colorful Season Greeting

Hello Crafty People!
We're half-way there!  All Hallowed Eve is just around the corner.
Here's a large greeting card I colored, using one of my sketches for the Coffee Bean Design Team.

If you're interested in seeing all of my sketches, check them out here. 

 Thanks for stopping by!
Craft on!

Monday, October 12, 2020

All Soul's Day

Hello Crafty People!

This is my first Robin's Nest project for October. I'm gearing up for Halloween, it's such a fun time of year to make your own decorations. 

It's really just an embellished Dollar Store skull!
FUN FUN FUN, decorate any way you want to!

Please hop on over to the Robin's Nest Design Team Blog for more fun projects!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
 Craft on!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Fall Greeting Card

 Hello Crafty People!

Today, I made a card using one of my sketches for the Coffee Bean Design Team.

Such a fun card!

The background is one of my favorite techniques!

Spray cardstock with adhesive spray and adhere crinkled tissue paper, then paint with acrylic or glaze. It resembles leather, or in this case, looks like tree bark!

Hop over to the Coffee Beans Blog for more inspiration. 

If you have any questions, please feel free!

Craft on!


Monday, September 28, 2020

Fall mini-canvas

 I miss summer already, but the vibrant colors of Autumn are breathtaking!

I was able to enjoy the view while traveling out of town to a meeting :o)

Here's a little color inspiration. 

A small 6x6 canvas with acrylic painted background and bare trees with Dew Drops by Robin's Nest for the fallen leaves.  The entire project was spritzed with gold metallic spritzer and it brought it all together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Please check out the Chattering Robin's blog for more inspiration. 

Craft on!


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Time for school!

 Using one of the fall sketches I did for the Coffee Bean design team, I made this 12x12 scrapbook page. 

Mix up some patterned paper, distress ink and a tag with some silk leaves. 

Get back to school! 🙂

Until next time, craft on!


Monday, September 14, 2020

Here, fishy fishy

Hello Crafters!
Today's project is messy, but fun. 
I love the vibrant colors of the background pour. 

Add a painted fish and dew drop bubbles, viola!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.
Until next time, craft on!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

 Hello Crafters!

I wanted to share this card I made for the Coffee Bean Design Team with one of the images I sketched.

The cup was printed on glossy photo paper. Yes, I know..... I need to work on my blending :o) 

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, then cut the image out.

The background is some board shelf lining paper and a scan of lace on a pillow case.

The edges and tag were inked with Ranger's Antique Linen. 

The sentiment was printed onto beige paper, a tag punch was used, inked and adhered with a mini brad. 

It's all mounted on A4 white cardstock. 

Thanks bunches for stopping by the blog today!

Have a fabulous day and craft on!


Monday, August 24, 2020

Playing Around with Epoxy

I just had to experiment with epoxy and the Dew Drops by Robin's Nest.
It was better than expected!  SO EASY, but really pretty and practical.
Time to dust off those silicone molds you haven't used in a while :o)
If you need the instructions, hop over to the Robin's Nest Design Team Blog.
As always, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate. 
I'm happy to help.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.
Craft on,

Saturday, August 15, 2020

My First Coffee Beans Design Team Post!

 Hello Crafty Friends!

This is my first project on the Crafty Beans Design Team Blog

You'll find all the details there. 

I've made a "dirty" pour canvas and used the fish sketch. 

There's glitter and mica pigments in the pour and gold metallic details on the fish.

So very SHIMMERY :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Craft on!


Monday, August 10, 2020

Mixed Media Canvas - Dream Catcher

Welcome to the blog!

I've got a new project up on the Robin's Nest DT Blog, it's loaded with fun techniques and mediums.

I hope you check it out.  Feel free to poke around while you're there to see some of the projects made by team members.

Have a great week!
Craft on!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Scrapbooking FUN!

Let's get scrapping!

This is my project for Robin's Nest Design Team Blog today. I forgot how much fun this is!

I created a digital title in a simple Office Program (LibreOffice), to be printed directly onto background paper.  You can skip the hassle and use the finished design available over on the Robin's Nest Design Team Blog. 

Hop on over to get the supply list and instructions.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Scrap on!


Monday, July 13, 2020

UpCycling, so pretty!

I'm so excited to begin this new venture of designing craft projects for
My projects will be scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month,
July - December 2020

There will be a teaser here with images of the finished project and a link to jump over
to see the supply list and instructions on the Robin's Nest Blog.
While you're over there, check out all of the other fabulous projects created by
other members of the Design Team.

My first Design Team post is a BRILLIANTLY UP-CYCLED PROJECT, using the Robin's Nests 
versatile and colorful "Dew Drops", and an empty Crown Royal bottle. 

Saturday, April 18, 2020


Just like many creatives, I'm taking this time of solitude to clean, reorganize and purge my art studio.
Giving is Better! So, why not re-home some of my excess inventory!  YAY for you :o) 
While working with Arnold Grummer, Hand Made Paper, I created many different styles of hand made paper and it was SO MUCH FUN, there's endless creative possibilities, just go where it takes you. Here are some of my favorites: 

If you would like to see many more fabulous projects with instructions, please jump over to their BLOG



The only way to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment here, on this post.  The drawing will be held on May 1, 2020 - MayDay 2020.  I will post the winner on my FaceBook Page BCDesigns



1. AG Complete Guide to Easy Papermaking (book)
2. Trash to Treasure papermaking (book)
3. 2 Rectangle Fan/Mini Books 2.5 x 5.5"
4. 2 Rectangle Fan/Mini Books 2.5 x 3.5"
5. AG Notepad Book Starter Kit
6. 1 0z Cotton Linter Pulp
7. Booklet "21 Projects" for Casting Molds (paper pulp can be used in silicone molds too!)
8. 1 PK of 20 Large Couching sheets
9. Large Template Collection

The only thing you may need to get started is a handmold.  Or craft your own with a frame and screen material. Mine are both used. All of the products in this giveaway are NEW and still in original packaging. You can check out AG Handmolds here: 
There are many video tutorials online as well.

Stay safe and keep creating!