Thursday, January 30, 2014


Valentines is coming soon and today we started decorating at work, so I think a valentines card will be perfect for today. I am going to a craft camp this Sunday and this is the project I will be demonstrating this weekend.

I am storing it along with my kits in the clear wood mount case. It will hold about 14 kits and I slide the sample in the front so I can see what card I am grabbing.

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


This is probably one of my most annoying habits....for those who aren't organized. I love to organize and am always trying to better my storage system. Currently I am totally loving the Stampin' Up! Wood Mount Stamp cases, you can purchase four full size cases for 6.95 and four half size cases for 5.95. I do like the Clear mount also for a few items, but the large wood mount are by far the most versatile. I am also a fan of the decorative boxes you can purchase from Michael's or Joann's for storage. 
My top challenges for storage solutions currently are punch storage (it has to have the ability to travel well), Ribbon storage (I prefer to have it all one spot verses what I currently have multiple locations) and finished product I haven't used, given away or sold, all though maybe I should also mention the projects I have started and not finished (usually because I don't like how it is turning out).

Do you have any solutions for these items that you are excited about? Leave me a message I would love some input.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blogs I like to Visit.....

Not all of these are Stampin' Up! Only but they all have wonderful ideas.
 Here they are in no particular order:

These blogs are Challenges that can help expand your skills:

I will continue to add to this list as I run across more pages but this should give you a number of ideas and lots of inspiration.

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Octagon Boxes

Well here are my photos as promised. I started out by almost duplicating the box in the video. I made a few in the same Basic Black, Whisper White, & Baked Brown Sugar color scheme. 

I do have all the pieces cut and sponged and the flower topper made for a few more of which two are in color, one is Pistachio Pudding and the other is Strawberry Slush, once I get them finished I will photograph them and share, I ran out of the liquid adhesive & have been busy with work, holidays & life in general lately so haven’t gotten back to them since I got my adhesive order in.


Project Supplies
Card Stock: Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Modern Medley
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso,
Big Shot & Dies: Mini Milk Carton Bigz L, Scallop Circle Bigz, Circle Framelit
Punches: 2 3/8”, 1 ¾”, & 7/8” Scallop Circle
Accessories: Large Pearl, Sponge Daubers, Sticky Strip, Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Scissors, Small Paintbrush

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Perfect Blend

On Sunday’s I do bookkeeping for a local Coffee shop/Resort and this stamp set is perfect for use in this setting. I have debated actually purchasing the stamp set since the catalog came out and finally gave in and ordered it. I then spent 2 or 3 days (well maybe not the whole day) playing with this set.

 A while back purchased the small 5 ¼” x 3 ½” envelopes and this coffee cup is perfectly sized for little cards like this. I also ordered clear bags from and when I placed my order I was trying to think of all the sizes I needed and this was one I forgot so I wanted to come up with a way to display, store and sell these adorable little cards, so I created this box based on a chocolate box with attached card to hold a gift card.

I then took them up to work and they loved them, the owner wants to make some cards and has this stamp set on her wish list for a while, I think the wish list is about to become an order.

If you have used this stamp set and have posted your projects to your blog please share your link below.

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

August Craft Class

Going all the way back to August, I had my craft class and while I had a lot of fun and I want to think that my attendees had fun also, my turn out wasn't what I was hoping for. I wanted some new customers and while I did end up with one person who normally doesn't craft, she is more the type to have me create the project and she will buy it from me. I did end up with one person signed up for paper pumpkin, she did it for her daughter and has continued since then. I am going to see if she will give me some input on how her daughter likes the kits if she has been putting them together.

Here are the projects we created:

I hope you enjoy!

Project Supplies: 
Joy Banner:
Banner Kit (Holiday Catalog, no longer available) 
Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Inks: Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler Ink Refills, Metallic Gold Encore Pad
Cardstock: Old Olive & Whisper White Cardstock
DSP & Specialty Paper: Season of Style (Holiday Catalog, no longer available) 
Big Shot & Dies: Rosette Bigz XL Die & Festive Flurry Framelits
Punches: 2 1/2" circle (to create a back for the rosettes to hang from)
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Gold Glitter, Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Misc Tools: Sponge Dauber, Spritzer Bottle, Hot Glue Gun, 90% Rubbing Alcohol

Merry Card:
Stamp Set: Joyful Christmas
Inks: Gold Metallic Encore Stamp Pad, Versamark
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler Textured, Shimmery White
DSP & Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheets
Big Shot & Dies: Pretty Prints Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Expressions Thinlits 
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter, Heat & Stick Powder, Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Misc Tools: Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Small Scissors

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Been a While

Yes, it has been a while since I last blogged. I recently started a separate blog for my genealogy research so I am trying to get on a better & regular blogging schedule for both of my blogs.

Even though I haven’t been blogging I have been crafting, so I do have a few projects to share over the next few weeks, all I have to do is take photos. So for today I will direct you to a video that gives instructions and was the inspiration behind my next post.

These gorgeous Octagon Boxes were a blast to create. I new the minute I saw them that I wanted to make one, of course I didn’t have the Big Shot Bigz Milk Carton die I needed to make them so it had to wait until the next order I placed, and as it turned out I was missing a few of the scallop punches.

I hope you enjoy and visit again for photos of my octagon boxes.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Class @ Strawhouse Resorts

Come join me at the Strawhouse Resorts Lodge for Crafting fun and fellowship. We will be creating a number of projects, and will have door prizes, a raffle & refreshments.

Class cost is $30 and covers all plus one entry into the raffle. Additional Raffle tickets can be purchased at the class, they are $2 each or 3 for $5 (A % of the profits will be donated to the Coast Central Relay for Life team) 

Please RSVP by August 18 as space is limited and unless I know you are coming I will not have enough project supplies for everyone. 

RSVP to or 530.739.3276 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I look forward to seeing you there!!!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet

To order visit my store and enter in Item # 134542.
 It is $12.95 for the kit and only available while supplies last.