Archive | March 6, 2013

Smile…Girls Rock




 This explosion of color will be sure to put a smile on any young girl’s face! Designer Kathy Martin used the brand new “My Girl” collection from My Mind’s Eye to craft a cheery greeting that is great for a multitude of occasions.

Kathy’s card shows how quickly and beautifully a design can come together with coordinated elements and pre-made embellishments. Since all her major elements are from the “My Girl” collection, they are guaranteed to work together perfectly. The layered stickers make for quick embellishing of the design, but their layers make them appear anything but simple.

Supplies | Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye “My Girl” (Genuine, Playful, Rainbow). Stickers: My Mind’s Eye (My Girl Layered). Baker’s Twine: Doodlebug Design (Beetle Black). Clothespin: Canvas Corp. Button: Fancy Pants (Mingled).

Designer: Kathy Martin

Kathy Martin resides in North Carolina with her husband Dan and her son Christopher. She’s been paper crafting since 2001, and is currently on design teams for Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Designs, Love My Tapes, and Pebbles. When she’s not playing with paper she enjoys reading, cooking, baking, antiquing, crochet and cat naps. Read more about Kathy on her blog, Card-Blanc.


Pattie Knox | In Memoriam


The scrapbooking world lost one of their best and most loved designers last week. Pattie Knox, a designer at Designer Digitals and a teacher at Creative Passion Classes, passed away after a very short illness. Pattie lived in Ohio with her husband, Tom, and her beloved yellow lab, Izzy. She and Tom had two children, Tiffany and David, which she described to me as their “two greatest designs.” And just eight months ago, in her words, “Dave and his beautiful wife Cindy blessed us with our first grandchildren in June — twins! Lincoln and Mylee! I’m totally in love with being a grandparent!” Pattie was only 59. Continue Reading →