New Tools

Dear Fellow Crafters,

     After years of trying to make the correct sizes for matte cards and fed up with rising costs of pre-made folded cardstock, I finally broke down and bought a scoreboard. As usual, I researched the different ones out in the marketplace: ScorePal, Martha Stewarts’s Scoring Board, Crafters Companion Ultimate Tool.

     I first saw the Crafters Companion ScoreBoard while TV channel surfing and ultimately watched the demonstration on HSN. It all seemed so easy! But the cost seemed a tad too high. I searched my favorite on-line stores and “brick and mortar” and ultimately ordered and have since received Martha Stewart’s Scoring Board.

     What I like:     not overly big in size, 1/8” channels, stylus and envelope maker storage, crisp, clean lines, tutorial videos and finally price.

     What I didn’t like:  hardly anything so far!

‘Til next time,



To die for

To die cut

Dear Fellow Crafters,

In continuation from last week:

I also researched and yes, bought some new dies and folders. I always try to look for products that will help in ongoing projects so here are new die cut pics:

     Tattered Lace Large Numbers

     Crafters Companion Die sire edgeables:  Just for you, Thank you so much, Happy Anniversary

     Sizzix wine stem name label rose (thinlit die)

‘Til next week,


New Websites to visit

New web sites

Dear Fellow Crafters,

     This month I have been busy gathering ideas for new cards and came across a few web sites you should check out.

     Cardmakingandpapercraftcom (UK’s site)  (Craft Stash) (Coloring pages, crafts, holiday)  (Craft diy and handmade items)

‘Til next time,





Adventures in Card-Making · New Websites to visit

New Web Sites

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Like many crafters, I get a lot of my ideas for projects and cards from magazines, Pinterest and Facebook. Here are some of the ones I found over the summer. Most bloggers have sites with newsletters and of course many “brick and mortar” stores do also.