My take on water coloring

Water coloring is the trend right now and I can understand why. It took me several tries to get the right look so here’s what I came up with.


I stamped my image first on a strip of water color paper using archival ink.  Archival ink works best when using water colors. There’s no smears and the water color doesn’t bleed into the stamped image.  You can use any kind of archival ink, I used Tim Holtz brand.

I also dressed up my card using heart epoxy stickers from Eyelet Out. The stamps used on my card is from Taylor Expressions, Love Monsters. The water coloring medium I used is from CARAN d’Ache. Love using these crayons, so easy to use and blend.

Thanks for visiting and i’ll be back!

Working with Eyelet Outlet Brads

Hugs and Kisses

Do you like quick and easy cards? Here’s an easy way to build a card in just a few short minutes.  Start with your favorite stamps to build a background. Next, add Eyelet Outlet Brads for some cuteness and color. Mount on to card stock and your done.  Quick and easy!


Brown Teddy Bears

Love Bug Brads

Mini Stitched Flower Brads in Bright

Stitched Flower Brads in Bright

Hello Handsome 2

Here’s another fun technique I’d like to share today. Find a stamp you can dress up using brads.  Add  Eyelet Outlet brads and embellish. I used a few brads to dress my frog, isn’t he cute? Then I used water color paints and a sentiment stamp to create a background.  You can do so much with these brads, the ideas are endless.  Try them out today!


Mini Bee Brads

Lip Brads

Paper Flowers-Peach Orange Dots

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


Alice Carman

2015 CHA NEW Release from Eyelet Outlet


NEW from Eyelet Outlet….Bandage Brads!  These are super duper cute for that extra touch you need when paper crafting.  These tiny brads are quick and easy to adhere.  Use a paper piercer to create the hole, then slip the brad thru and spread the brad legs to adhere to card.  Easy, right?


Eyelet Outlet Brads: Bandage and Hearts

Unity Stamps


I made another card with Eyelet Outlet Toy Brads.  Here’s a look at the NEW Teddy Bears in pink and blue.  I love tucking the brads away in the drawers I created for this card.  Be sure to check Eyelet out blog and store site for the entire January Release


Eyelet Outlet: Teddy Bears, Trucks, Green Solider, Sock Monkey and Brown epoxy stickers

Paper Smooches Stamp

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!


Mixing Brads to make a Card

I look forward to this time every year because it’s card making season. It’s so fun to sit among friends and make some holiday cheer. Here’s a few cards made with Eyelet Outlet brads.


I used lots of brad lights to set the attention bar and I think I used every color you get in a set.


Christmas Lights

For my next card I wanted to share how you can mix up different brads together to make a card.  I used a few holiday brads from Eyelet Outlet and I think you’ll find it easy to create.




Red Bling


Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful holiday!

Holiday Eyelets

Alice Joyful

 The most wonderful time of the year is here!  We have less than 2 months to prepare so here’s a couple of cards to start you in the right direction.

Alice Joyful 1

Adding these fun holiday brads from Eyelet Outlet gives these cards that extra touch.  Quick and easy, don’t you think?

Alice Joyful 2

Here’s a close look at these super duper cute hangers and the extra brads I added to make it more festive.


Holly Leaves

Peppermint Candies


Alice Joy

These brads are a must have for your card making supplies.  That really add so much to a card an low fuss.  Hope you get your fill of brads today!  Too cute not to.

Alice Joy 1


Gingerbread Man


Santa Hat

Pearls: Red, White

Rhinestone: Blue

Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

alice 🙂

Autumn cards

Alice Pumpkin

These cute adorable brads from Eyelet Outlet are a must have for any card makers collection.  I would gobble these up as soon as possible.  They’re great for Halloween, Autumn, Harvest, Thanksgiving and so on.  There so many different brads to choose from and you’ll be pleased with them.


Scallop Pearls



Alice Trees

Here’s another card using more goodies from Eyelet Outlet.  Don’t you just love these?  These are perfect and super duper to use.  They make great embellishments!




Enamel Dots 

Thanks for visiting and have a great and wonderful day!

alice 🙂

Day 3 with JustRite Papercrafts

Feel Better 2

It’s my final day at JustRite Papercrafts and I have one last project to share.  Come join me over at JustRite Papercrafts BLOG to see the rest of this card and if you missed any of the 3 days.

Looking forward to seeing you over there!

alice 🙂

Stamping with JustRite Stamps Day 2

Can’t wait to share Day 2 with you all!!! More water coloring and a simple technique on how to water color with out all the fuss.  Come join me for Day 2 at JustRite Stamps!  See you over at their BLOG.


alice 🙂

Stamping with JustRite Stamps

Give Thanks 3

It’s always so exciting to be able to work on NEW product.  I was so pleased to be asked as Guest Designer for JustRite Stamps this week. We have 3 days planned of wonderful projects using their latest stamps.  Come join me over at JustRite Stamps BLOG for day one! BTW…check out their stamp sale!  The sale is jam packed with stamps just in time for the holidays.  You’ll love the stamps!

See you over at JustRite Stamps!

alice 🙂