Martha Richardson









Martha Richardson has been a longtime groupie of ours. So I was so happy to find her blog post showing how she creates papers that she later uses in her layouts and projects.   Here is a photos of some of her background papers just waiting to be cut by her Vagabond and Sizzix dies.

















Click here to read more about her process and see some creations!!


















Have a very Merry Christmas from the TCW elves and I. Enjoy.

Stencil Organizer with Ronda

Ronda Palazzari created this video because so many people saw her previous post about her stencil organizing system.

The video below is a Two-fer.  Not only do you get to see Ronda’s stencil organizing system, BUT you also get to see how she created this gorgeous binder cover (above).  If you just want to see how to use every stencil and tube of paint you own, fast-forward to the midway point.  Enjoy!!

Pointy Circles Blog Hop

It’s another wonderful Blog/Stencil Hop with Balzer Designs Stencils.  Woohoo!!! And if you leave a comment on Julie’s blog, you might be a lucky winner of a set of Pointy Circles templates!!

Here’s what Julie writes:

Are you psyched for another stencil hop?  This week I’ve got three paper crafting rock stars for you to visit:

  • Traci Bunkers: Traci is an art journaler extraordinaire and author of The Art Journal Workshop and Print and Stamp Lab.  I stumbled onto her blog last year and I’ve been hooked ever since.
  • Jenny Doh: Jenny is the former editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio Magazine.  She is a fitness enthusiast, avid arter, and active tweeter.  You may recall that I taught at her wonderful studio space in California earlier this year.
  • Ronda Palazzari: Ronda is the author of the book Art of Layers.  She is much in demand, serving on the design teams for Sizzix, Maya Road, and Purple Onion.  She has the most wonderful craft room (I’ve seen it and been jealous) with an enormously long table and tons of shelves.  I sent these three talented ladies the Pointy Circles stencil (available in 6×6 and 12×12)

I made a soft background for this scrapbook page:

Here’s Julie’s how-to video:

Now go and visit Julie’s blog and the three other blogs in the hop for some awesome inspiration!

Stencilled Luggage

Our rep, Kelley Grace, up in Canada travels a lot! And boy does she travel in style!! She had two pieces of black luggage that she got tired of other people trying to pick up because they thought it was theirs.

Well not anymore!!

Check out what she did.  Here’s what she wrote:

“Above are front & back pics of my freshly stenciled luggage. I used some of the new Crafter’s Workshop designs, Lumiere paints & some Diamond Tex from Viva Décor for the textural & glittery sections.”