Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chicken Frame

Love to display pictures?  This frame is perfect, especially if you like to swap out current pictures in your decor!

I used the cricut to cut some banners and the the scallop punch to punch some pages out of an old book.  Then I stamped our name on with the Chocolate stamp set.  To make the frame even more versatile, I attached the banner with velcro pieces so I can swap out the decorations whenever I want.  The flowers at the bottom are also attached with velcro.  To make the flowers I punched out a bunch or circles with a 1" circle punch and the scallop punch and then folded them to make flowers and added a jewel in the center.

Supplies Used:
Chocolate Stamp Set
Chicken wire frame
close pins
circle punch
scallop punch
kraft cardstock
hemp bakers twine

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I had to make 25 tags.  I didn't have a lot of time.  So what do you do?  You mass produce!  And with washi tape it is a breeze!  You are going to love this.

1.  Lay your tags out in a line and roll the washi tape over them.

2. Fold the tags as you go if you have a large amount to do.

3. Repeat as needed with additional washi tape and shimmer trim.  If you run out of one just cut it at the end of a tag and start with your new washi tape on the next tag, keeping them all in place.

4. Cut in between the tags

5. Add stamped image


Supplies Used:
Sparkle and Shine washi tape
red shimmer trim
Santa's Greetings stamp

All of these items are inexpensive too!  The stamp is only $2.95!  This is an easy and affordable way to dress up gifts.  Have fun!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Autumn Leaf Card

One more fall card before Thanksgiving: 

Supplies Used:
Quick Cards- Bountiful Season stamp set
Huntington Paper pack
Bronze Shimmer Trim
Jute Ribbon
Chocolate Striped Ribbon
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Cashmere ink
Sunset ink
Barn Red ink
Sponge daubers

Cut strips of paper and glue to your 5x7 card base.  Cut various ribbons and glue to card.  On 3 1/2 " circle stamp leaf image: first stamp in Cashmere ink, then use sponge dauber to add Sunset ink and Barn Red ink onto the leaf design, stamp image onto the circle.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Christmas Album

Christmas Album
 This was a blast making it!  It did take quite a bit of time but I think it turned out good.  

Supplies Used:
Ruby cardstock
slate cardstock
white cardstock
sparkle and shine paper pack (the 3 designed papers)
juniper cardstock
sparkle and shine my compliments
red shimmer trim
red jewels
various ribbons/ baker twine
liquid glass
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
glitter paper

 I really like to use all my supplies, so after you cut your page base from the cartridge, you use the rest of the page to embellish/ design the pages.  A little goes a long ways!  The kraft envelopes are retired now so you can either find a consultant that still has some (I do!) or put a different one in, or make one from the Artiste cartridge.

This is a workshop I am doing so if you are interested in making this contact me!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peace On Earth Card

Supplies Used:
Sparkle and Shine paper
Kraft cardstock
creme brulee ink pad
juniper ink pad
saddle ink pad
ruby mini-medley embellishments

The stamp set used for this is "Evergreen D1315" which is an oldie but a goodie.  The size is 3 1/2x6 ".  

Look for it in my workshop Sat. November 30th!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Word Art Christmas Card

Supplies Used:
September Stamp of the Month 2013: Poster Tidings
Sparkle and Shine paper
Sparkle and Shine washi tape
Ruby mini-medley embellishment pack
Kraft cardstock
Ruby ink pad
Juniper ink pad

This card is 4 1/4x 5 1/2 size.  Let me just say- I am LOVING the Sparkle and Shine washi tape!  It is so easy to use and adds a little more to your projects!  

This card is featured in my card workshop so sign up now!

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Supplies Used:
Sparkle and Shine Washi tape
Kraft Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Red Shimmer Trim
Ruby Mini-Medley Embellishments
Santa's Greeting stamp
Ruby ink pad

If you like simple- this is the card for you!  The Santa's Greeting stamp set is only $2.95!  And the background paper is simply washi tape and shimmer trim.  The card is 4- 1/4 x 4- 1/4 which is perfect for putting on a present or in a stocking.

You can make this card at my workshop November 30th as part of a set!  Contact me for more details.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Gifts

Looking for a great gift to give?  Look no further!

Order online 24/7 @  You can even send your gift directly to your recipient!                                                              
The page numbers are for the catalog.  HG is for the Holiday Catalog.

The DIY Décor Lover:                                                                      
            Designed Décor Frame Kit                                         $35.95             p.73
                        Everything you need to design your                                      
                        own chicken wire frame                                             

The Jewelry Lover:                                                                
            Fabric Necklace Kit                                        $14.95             p.77
                        Everything you need to make a                                             
                        beautiful trendy necklace.                                          

The Digital Scrapbooker:                                                                   
            Studio J 5-pack                                               $39.95             p.143
                        5 complete 2-page layouts that                                              
                        are printed and mailed to your                                               
                        home.  JPEGs included!                                            

The "I-Don't-Have-Time-To-Scrapbook"-er:                                                             
            My Crush Books                                             $12.95             p.64/66
                        My Crush Assortments                                   $4.95   p.65/67
                        Beautiful books that only require                                          
                        your photos!  Add the Assortments                                      
                        packs to add some more fun and                                           

            Hip PicsAlbum Kit                                        $12.95             p.21(HG)
                        Everything you need to make a                                             
                        quick photo album- just slide in                                             
                        your photos and embellish!                                        

The Card Maker:                                                                    
            Laughing Lola Cardmaking Kit                                              $24.95             p.68
                        Paper, cards/envelopes, stamps,                                             
                        and embellishments all included                                            
                        in this fun kit.                                     

The Cricut Lover:                                                                   
            Artbooking Collection                                                $99      p.59
                        My personal favorite- this cartridge                                       
                        makes scrapbook pages so EASY                                          
                        with just the push of a button! Includes
                        3 stamp sets and 3 chipboard shapes sets                                              

The Classic Scrapbooker:                                                                   
            Workshop OnThe Go Kits                                         $29.95             p.23/29/35
                        Paper, stamps, embellishments,                                               41/47/53
                        and a guide to make scrapbook                                             
                        pages- different types to fit any                                            

            My LegacyFaux Leather Album                                            $24.95             p.135

The Tween/Teen:                                                                    
            My CrushBooks                                             $12.95             p.64/66
                        My Crush Assortments                                   $4.95   p.65/67
                        Beautiful books that only require                                          
                        your photos!  Add the Assortments                                      
                        packs to add some more fun and                                           

            Hip PicsAlbum Kit                                        $12.95             p.21(HG)
                        Everything you need to make a                                             
                        quick photo album- just slide in                                             
                        your photos and embellish!                                        

            DIY Wearables                                                           p.75-77
                        Base and Bling Headband                              $4.95  
                        Jewels                          $5.95  
                        Adhesive                                 $4.95  
                        Textiles                                    $8.95  
                                                total=   $24.80            

The Messy Crafter:                                                                
            Medium Organizer                                          $16.95             p.137
                        My best seller!  This is the perfect                                         
                        size to hold stamp pads, markers,                                          
                        cards, embellishments, and so much                                      
                        more! Perfect for Project Life fans to 
                        hold the cards.                                    

            ExclusiveInks Organizer                                            $69.95             p.137
                        This is the mother of all ink pad                                            
                        organizers!  It holds 60 pads and                                           
                        76 markers and is on a convenient                                         
                        swivel base.                                        

The Handmade Lover:                                                                       
            Sign up for one of my workshops!    

Good luck!                                                  

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Tree Card

Supplies Used:
Kraft cardstock
White Daisy cardstock
Sparkle and Shine washi tape
Ruby mini-medley embellishments
clear sparkles
Saddle ink pad

The stamp sets I used are old ones- you can use any rectangular shape for the tree stump and any saying that fits at the bottom.  The stamp sets I used are "Evergreen D1315" and "Campin' Fever D1353" for any of you with older CTMH stamp sets.

I did cut the green washi tape in half for the top part of the tree since it is so thick.

This is part of my Christmas card workshop if you are interested!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Celebrate Christmas Card

Supplies Used:
Sparkle and Shine Washi tape
Kraft cardstock
white daisy cardstock
ruby ink pad
Ruby mini-medley embellishments
Creme brule ink pad
Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go stamp set

This card is actually 3-1/2 x 6 size.  To make the banner, you fold pieces of washi tape over bakers twine and stick it to itself (sticky sides together).  Then cut the ends to make a pennant shape.  And actually I had to tape the pennants down to the paper to keep them from going in weird directions.

This is also part of my workshop on Nov 30th.  Let me know if you are interested!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ornament Card

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets!  The other one is this ONE.

This is really easy to make!  It is a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size card.

Supplies Used:
Holiday Cheer stamp set
Juniper ink pad
ruby ink pad
slate ink pad
Sparkle and Shin washi tape
Ruby mini-medley embellishment pack
Kraft cardstock
ruby cardstock
corner rounder

 Have fun!  This is also featured in my workshop Nov 30th. Contact me if you are interested.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Workshop Christmas Cards!

Do you like to make Christmas cards?  I do!  In fact, I am a little obsessed with Christmas cards.  I LOVE them!  I keep them.  For several years.  Homemade, store bought, photo cards, they all go into my Christmas box.  Yikes- maybe I shouldn't admit that.  Honestly I am not a hoarder.

Here are some Christmas cards using various stamps, sparkle and shin washi tape, and sparkle and shin paper.  So easy to make and fun!

This will be a workshop, Saturday Nov 30th 9:30am.  The cost is $15 and you get 6 cards and envelopes (various sizes), plus a Ruby embellishment pack (you'll have plenty leftover to play with).  You can also do 2 sets for $27.  Then you'll be done with your holiday cards and ready to put them in the mail!

Contact me if you are interested!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Candle

I am no Martha Stewart.  I try to decorate nicely for company, but I usually just run out of energy.  I do try a little, sometimes more than that.  This year I decided to make a fancy candle:

And you can make it too!  It makes a good centerpiece, gift for your hostess, or gift for mom/mom-in-law!  Don't let the food steal the show- this candle is sure to get some applause :)

Candle Workshop: Saturday, November 16th 10am; $8.  RSVP by November 9th.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Family Joy Layout

Thanksgiving is coming upon us.  I don't know about you, but I spend so much time preparing food that I forget to take pictures!  But this year, oh yes this year, I will make sure and take some great pictures.  Why?  Because I already have my layout ready.  The hard part is done! 

You too can be prepared! This ain't your freezer crust- this is the real deal ;)

Come make this at my workshop, Friday November 8th 6:30 pm.  The cost is $8 for this bad boy.  Add-on: Huntington My-Stickase $5.50.

RSVP by November 4th!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Card

Yes I know it is still October.  But I saw a sign in a store that said, "11 more Saturdays until Christmas".  Yikes!  Bring on the stress, am I right? 

Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas stuff up since late June, which is disgusting, but they had this beautiful display of Santa and wreaths with peacock feathers.  If I were a fancy person I would totally decorate with peacock Christmas wreaths and such, but I am not.  Instead I will decorate with all my mish-mosh Christmas stuff I've accumulated over the years which includes my nativity with the beheaded Joseph (you can't have nice things with kids).  Anyways, I wanted to make a peacock card and this is what I came up with.  It turned out a little too country but maybe if I can get some feathers I can make a more peacocky one later.

Supplies Used:
Frosted paper
Sarita paper
Merry and Bright stamp set (my all-time FAVORITE Christmas stamp set)
Hemp bakers twine
Chevron outdoor denim ribbon
liquid glass
Twilight markers
tan marker
New England Ivy markers
Outdoor denim ink pad
Saddle ink pad
Cashmere ink pad
Embossing folder and machine
Crocheted flower from Boheme collection- but you could use THIS

Happy Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scrapfest Blast!

Scrapfest 2013 was a blast!  My mom came out from California and we tore the place up Thursday and Friday while Grandpa and Dad took the boys to the zoo and Wisconsin.

So, it costs $20 for a badge to do the make and takes.  You can sign up to do workshops taught by the industry leaders from amazing companies.  We did not do any workshops because we wanted to hit every single booth.  After standing in line for 2 days we did it!  We hit every booth.  Whew!  I do have to say it was a little easier since there weren't as many booths this year.

Here is what we made:



Mini-books and Earings

Scrapbook Pages

FREE Goodies

We had a lot of fun- even though our feet were pretty much dead at the end!  If you've never been to Scrapfest I highly recommend it!

Yup- that's Becky Higgins

Selfie while waiting in line

Just ONE line we stood in