November Card Workshop

Would you like to get a few of your holiday cards done then this is the perfect card workshop for you.  The workshop will be held Tuesday November 19th at 6:30 pm.  I have four holiday cards with the Sparkle and Shine paper.   I have to admit there have been so many beautiful cards created out there by so many talented consultants.  I was so impressed by them that I decided to make my one takes on them.


This fun origami inspired card was my take on one designed by Diana Veenendaal.

Santa Claus

This design was based off some card that Karen Pedersen designed.

Ho Ho Ho card_2

This card is a replica of one that was designed by Gina Brandstetter.  It was designed so perfectly I had to recreate it for myself.

Mojo Monday 318

This one is my own creation based off Mojo Monday 318 sketch.

Happy Crafting!

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Merry & Bright

I know it seems really early to be featuring Christmas layouts since we have not even gotten to Halloween yet.  I hear you and totally understand.  The great news is when you scrapbook you can pick any event, holiday or occasion and celebrated at any time.  I have just been inspired by the new Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide and having so much fun designing.

Sparkle and Shine Merry & Bright left

For the tittle I used silver embossing powder and ruby ink.  To achieve this two color look I used masking tape to mask off the parts of the stamp while I did each.

Sparkle and Shine Merry & Bright right

Sparkle and Shine Merry & Bright

  This will be the third  layout I will be featuring and will be offering as part of my November Scrapbook Workshop.  Let me know if you are interested in this workshop.  The first layout can be found HERE and the second layout can be seen HERE.


Christmas Chreer ~ early

I have been really inspired by the new Sparkle & Shine paper.  It seemed effortless to create a series of layouts using this new paper pack.  The colors are so fun and that shimmer is so cool.

Sparkle & Shine Ornament Layout_Left

The stars with the Sparkle & Shine WOTG stamp set add a fun festive touch.

Sparkle & Shine Ornament Layout_right

The Sparkle and shine dimensional complements are just the right touch.  I topped off the ornaments with a bit of bakers twine.

Sparkle & Shine Ornament Layout

I will be offering this layout along with two other Sparkle & Shine paper as a workshop for $24.  You can see the first layout layout as it was featured on the Holidays from the Heart blog hop which you can see HERE.  The third layout will be featured in a couple of days.

Happy Crafting!

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Trick or Treat

Well tomorrow I am off to host my first 12 hour crop.  It will be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to some time with friends and doing what I love ~ Crafting.  Here is what I designed as a little gift for coming.

Moonlight treat boxes

I used my Silhouette to cut the treat box and tags.  I actually designed the box by taking elements from of two different designs and making it what I wanted.  I then backed the cut away with Moonlight paper.   I love the Magic Potions stamp set and knew this was the perfect idea for them. I used a masking technique to be create the multiple ink effect on the tags.  The treat tubes are just perfect for this project.

Happy Crafting!

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October Card Workshop

Join me October 15th for a fun evening with the girls.  We will be making these four cards.

Give Thanks - Mojo Monday

Acorn card

Sarita Sunburst card


Washi candle Card

Please contact me if you are interested in joining me.

Happy Crafting!

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Traditions – October Scrapbook Workshop

Wow, I cant believe October is almost here.  I am thankful that the weather feels like fall as it always puts me in a good mood.  Now I am looking forward to the changing of leaves.  Having grown up in the south we really don’t get a change of seasons. Heck we really did not get much change in the weather period.

For the October Scrapbook workshop, I will be featuring the Huntington Paper pack with the Huntington My Stickease.


Huntington My Stickease X7174C


Huntington Paper pack X7174B

Since this paper is very fall feeling and Thanksgiving is next month, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a Thanksgiving layout.  I used this layout to scrapbook last years Thanksgiving and document our family traditions.

Huntington scrapbook layout left

Huntington Scrapbook Workshop right page

Huntington Scrapbook Layout - full

If you are interested in this workshop please RSVP to me by October1st so I can have the materials ordered for the workshop on Oct 9th.  If you wish to order this layout but cannot make the workshop please note it does involve some stamping using the Happy Autumn stamp set.

Happy crafting!

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September Card Workshop

All I can say is how did it get to be September already?  Time seems to be flying by with no end in sight as the holidays will be upon us.  I am not complaining as I love this time of year but there never seems to be enough time to get all the craft projects I want to complete finished….

I have been running a bit behind on completing my September Card Workshop cards, but I have now finished them.

Sarita Sunburst card

This card was inspired by a card designed by one designed by Susan Williams

Washi candle Card

I just love the new Washi Wonder hostess exclusive stamp set.

A dream chocolate affair cardI really liked last months stamp of the month and finally had a chance to use it as well as my dream pop paper.

September Card Workshop

This card is using the adorable You are my Happy stamp set, which is this months promotion.  With any qualifying $50 purchase you can purchase this stamp set for only $10.  It is actually three D sized stamp sets – check out the details here.

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September Scrapbook Workshop

September 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 will be my first official Scrapbook Workshop.  I have in the past offered scrapbook layout as part of my card class, but now I am going to offer it as its own entity.  This way we can focus only on the layout and make them a bit more exciting with embellishments.  For September we will be starting with Babycakes paper pack and featuring the Babycakes Complements.  The cost of the workshop is $12 and I will need your commitment by Aug 29th.  If you are not able to attend the workshop you can still purchase the page kit.  The kit and workshop come with all of the paper cut for you, directions and a color photo of the finished product.

Here is Septembers layout:

Baby Cakes Page Kit -Sept

For this layout you will use (2) 4 x 6 photos, (2) 3 x 4 photos and (4) 2 x 2 photos.  You will have about half of the Babycakes Complements left over so you could complete another layout.  Even though this paper pack is baby themed you can see that it can be used for other layouts as well.

Here is my finished product:

BabyCakes Layout_Dog days of summer

Happy Scraping!

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How Would You Like to Get Free Procuct?


I know everyone likes to get things for FREE, well what if I told you you could receive FREE Close To My Heart product?  Well you can…. I am starting a Monthly Hostess Club.  What is this you ask?  This is just a “virtual” type club. We don’t physically meet anywhere. It’s just a way if you like our products to order each month and then one of the months you earn FREE product without having to do anything. Here are the details:

* You are committing to a minimum monthly order is only $25 (plus shipping & tax) per month for 6 months

* Each month you will take turns being the Hostess.  You will earn $25 in FREE Close To My Heart product when it your turn to be the hostess.

* Are you are wanting those exclusive Hostess Rewards Stamp sets well you can use your $25 in FREE product to get those stamp sets. It can also be used for stamp sets, paper packets, ink pads, markers, cardstock, acrylic blocks and more.

* As an added bonus I will give you the month you are the Hostess the Stamp Of The Month for FREE

* When it is your month you can collect outside orders from friends and family to increase the amount of FREE goodies you get.  Those sales would count towards your Hostess Month.

* What better way to get the product you love and do it on a monthly basis so you can budget your supplies.

Are you ready to sign up?

Here is how it works:

*All orders should be sent to me via e-mail by the 12th of each month!! I total up your order and let you know the total- the total should be paid by the 15th of the month.  Orders can be paid via PayPal OR with a credit card that I keep on file.

*Orders are processed and shipped straight to YOU as soon as you pay for your order. No more waiting for the whole group, or waiting for me to get it then ship it to you. This also saves you on shipping costs!

The Monthly Hostess Club will run August 2013 through January 2014.

Please email me at to get you signed up for this wonderful opportunity to earn FREE Close to My Heart product!!


Card Workshop and Open House Aug 7th

Are you local to the Spokane area?  If yes then you will want to join Stephanie Feist and myself for a great night of card making.  We will make 10 beautiful cards using product from the NEW Close to My Heart catalog using a variety of techniques.  Light snacks will be served.  The cost for this workshop is $20 and needs to be prepaid to either Stephanie or myself to hold you spot!  Want to earn a FREE workshop, purchase any of the 3 Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges (Art Philosophy, Artise or Artbooking) between July 1st to July 31st and your workshop is FREE.

The Open House will take place at the same time so even if you don’t want to make cards, stop by and check out all the new Close to My Heart products. We will have a small make n’ take and giveaways.  Earn an opportunity for FREE paper packs and other new product for placing an order.  Every $25 spent gives you one ticket for the giveaway.  Spend $150 that night and walk away with $25 in FREE product and the FREE Stamp of the Month.

Here are the specifics:

  August 7th, 2013

6pm to 9pm North Spokane Library

44 E Hawthorne Rd  Spokane, WA 99218