For some time now, I've been contemplating a change. Back in 2012, when I started this blog, I was convinced that digistamps were all I'd ever want to work with. As time wore on, I've become more interested in rubber stamping, not to mention mixed media, mini albums, altered art, etc.

I came to realize that the blog name Folded Paper & Printed Pixels was not a good fit for me any longer. It's taken a lot of thought, and a LOT of ideas being chosen and then discarded for one reason or another, for me to finally settle on what, I think, suits what I do best. After all, every card we make, or project we create, is done out of love. Love for the intended recipient, love of crafting, and the joy, friendship, and love we get to experience as part of this hobby. The name I finally settled on is

I chose to create a new blog, rather than simply change the name of this blog, as a continuation of the fresh start that this name will bring. All of my previous posts will be available on the new blog. And, I will continue to add my new blog posts to both blogs throughout the month of June, in order to give those who want to move forward with me a chance to find me.
Thank you, for all of the love and support you have shown me here at Folded Paper & Printed Pixels. I look forward to your visit to my new little online home.

Much love,

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer Raspberry House

It's time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  

This week is a sad one for me, as this will be my last time posting with the 613 Crew.  I've been a resident designer with 613 for 2-1/2 years now.  I've come to think of Kathi and Chana as dear friends, and I have found myself completely inspired by the other designers on the team.  They are an incredible group of crafters, and if you don't already regularly visit them, I highly encourage you to do so.  

This week, the Anything Goes challenge includes the OPTIONAL twist to incorporate the sights, tastes, and sounds of summer into your project.

Our sponsor for the week is Beccy's Place, and I'm using the lovely image "Raspberry House".

For me, raspberries are always going to mean summertime.  I grew up where raspberries were THE "THING".  We had bushes in my grandparent's garden, behind our houses, and I remember my grandma knocking on my bedroom window when the sun came up, to have my sister and I come help pick raspberries.  We probably ate as many as went into our buckets, but we still had plenty for jams, and to eat with a sprinkling of sugar and some cream.  Those are happy memories.  It's no wonder that when we were doing a "summer challenge", I chose this image to work with!

I water colored the bird house and raspberries with Distress Markers.  I wanted the bird house to be quite soft, so that the raspberries would pop against it.  

I used some ribbon from my stash, along with a butterfly charm that I've had for some time (My apologies, I don't know the brand of either).

I chose to leave the sentiment off of this card, but I'll likely use it as a thinking of you card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you take a moment to visit the ladies at 613 Avenue Create to be inspired, and join in the challenge.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stampin' on Cookies

I have been meaning to get this tutorial up for a while.  This is a video demonstration of how I used stamps to decorate cookies that were displayed at the Inking Idaho on the Road event back in March of this year.  I've had questions about how it was done, so that others could replicate the project. 

To see the tutorial, click here.

Friday, June 17, 2016