Show & Tell: Spring Flowers Swap

By Brandi Mahon | April 4, 2019

Everyone loves to get cards in the mail.  At least I do.  Every month, I host a card swap.  This is where crafters from all over the country create 5 beautiful cards, all of the same design, and send them to me in the mail.  Then I take those 5 cards and swap them out…

Sympathy Card Swap

By Brandi Mahon | April 4, 2019

Let's create cards for condolences! What is a card swap? A card swap is a fun way to make 5 of the same card, send them in, and get 5 beautiful cards back to use! This is a brand/vendor non-exclusive swap.  You may use any product, current or retired, in the creation of your swap…

Watercolor Technique Using Reinkers

By Brandi Mahon | March 16, 2019

Have you ever thought about using watercolors but weren't sure how to go about it? Or you didn't really want to spend the money if you weren't sure if you would enjoy it? Well I have a technique for you to try out using supplies you probably already have.  The reinker watercolor technique is super…

Spring Flowers Floating Die Cut Card

By Brandi Mahon | March 15, 2019

Today I want to share with you the items used to create the Spring Flower Floating Die Cut card I created for the March 2019 Card Swap that I hosted.  As of today, I have not had time to create a step by step tutorial, but I plan to do that in the next couple…

Balloons & Banners Birthday Card Swap

By Brandi Mahon | March 8, 2019

Let's create birthday cards with balloons & banners! What is a card swap? A card swap is a fun way to make 5 of the same card, send them in, and get 5 beautiful cards back to use! This is a brand/vendor non-exclusive swap.  You may use any product, current or retired, in the creation…

Show & Tell: Color Theme Swap

By Brandi Mahon | February 20, 2019

Everyone loves to get cards in the mail.  At least I do.  Every month, I host a card swap.  This is where crafters from all over the country create 5 beautiful cards, all of the same design, and send them to me in the mail.  Then I take those 5 cards and swap them out…

Spring Flowers Card Swap

By Brandi Mahon | February 8, 2019

Let's create cards with spring flowers! What is a card swap? A card swap is a fun way to make 5 of the same card, send them in, and get 5 beautiful cards back to use! This is a brand/vendor non-exclusive swap.  You may use any product, current or retired, in the creation of your…

Distressed Oxide Stencil Background Tutorial

By Brandi Mahon | February 4, 2019

Oh how I could just squeal with excitement as I my order of distressed oxides came in the mail earlier this month.  I had seen videos on youtube of pretty distressed oxide stenciled background and wanted to give it a try for myself.  And was so pleased with the outcome that I wanted to share…

Gina K Designs Connect Glue Product Review

By Brandi Mahon | January 25, 2019

I have always been a bit shy of using liquid/wet glue on my paper craft projects.  But I just discovered a new to me product that I absolutely love.  This is my Gina K Designs Connect Glue review. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after…

DIY Sea Shell Thank You Card

By Brandi Mahon | January 16, 2019

I love creating beautiful cards to give to friends.  Recently my wife and I traveled to Florida to stay for a week with friends.  They have a beautiful condo right on the beach and we had such a nice time.  I wanted to create a beachy sea shell thank you card to send to them and the…

Craft Products I Want!

By Brandi Mahon | January 16, 2019

So as you may know, I decided to step down from Stampin' Up! at the beginning of this year.  You can read more about that decision in this blog post. So now as I start to venture out and blog about other crafting brands, I have started a list of products I want to try out. …

Color Theme Card Swap ~ Pink-Red-Purple

By Brandi Mahon | January 16, 2019

Let's create color themed cards! What is a card swap? A card swap is a fun way to make 5 of the same card, send them in, and get 5 beautiful cards back to use! This is a brand/vendor non-exclusive swap.  You may use any product, current or retired, in the creation of your swap…

Why I Quit Stampin' Up! ~ A Year of Review

By Brandi Mahon | January 1, 2019

I'm so excited to share with you all a new chapter in my business.  This blog is sort of a end of year review.  If you would like to check out my mid-year review, you can go to my blog post A Mid-Year Check ~ A Post of Love here. Some of you may not…

By Brandi Mahon | December 21, 2018

When it comes to shopping for the blogger in your life you want to make sure you get them something extra special! As a blogger myself, I like pretty, functional things that will make my blogger journey more fun and efficient.  I've complied a list below of some super cute things that I think makes…

Beautiful Baubles Christmas Card

By Brandi Mahon | December 13, 2018

Got another Christmas card idea for your today! I love this stampset, Beautiful Baubles! Used Stampin Blends alcohol markers for this card.  I love how the Stampin Blends allows you to create shading in the colors. Quick Links to Information in this Post Heat Emboss the Bauble Color the Bauble Using Stampin Blends Dry Emboss the Card Mat Stamp the String…

Snow is Glistening & Buffalo Check Christmas card

By Brandi Mahon | December 3, 2018

Want access to my Resource Library? Fill out this form and I will send you the password! Time for another Christmas card. This time we are going to make the Snow is Glistening and Buffalo Check Christmas card. I just got in the mail my latest Stampin' Up! shipment and it had two beautiful stamps,…

Thank You Card Swap

By Brandi Mahon | December 2, 2018

Let's Make Thank You Cards! It's time for the Customer Thank You Card Swap.  What is a card swap? A card swap is a fun way to make 5 of the same card, send them in, and get 5 beautiful cards back to use! This is a non-demo cardswap. If you are a Stampin' Up! demo…

To You & Yours ~ Paper Pumpkin Unboxing

By Brandi Mahon | November 19, 2018

Christmas cards just in time! I love when the Paper Pumpkin kit comes in the mail each month! It's like Christmas every month!  A special gift for just me :). This month's theme is “To You & Yours” and I absolutely love it! I am so glad too, because it has come just in time.…

Awesome DIY Chirstmas Card Ideas

By Brandi Mahon | November 15, 2018

Want access to my Resource Library? Fill out this form and I will send you the password! It's that time again…. time to make Christmas cards!  I spend HOURS on Pinterest looking for cute designs to either CASE (copy and steal everything) or just use for inspiration.  I am not sure what I did before…

Crafter Gift Guide Mobile Version

By Brandi Mahon | November 9, 2018

Do you have a special crafter in your life that you never know what to give them?  Or are you a crafter that is looking for something new to add to your craft stash? Put this crafter gift guide with you in mind.  Shopping can be overwhelming for someone if we have no clue what…

Crafter Gift Guide

By Brandi Mahon | November 8, 2018

Do you have a special crafter in your life that you never know what to give them?  Or are you a crafter that is looking for something new to add to your craft stash? Put this crafter gift guide with you in mind.  Shopping can be overwhelming for someone if we have no clue what…