Posted on 03/23/2019

My First Crop!

Creativity/ Paper crafting/ papercraft

I haven’t had a good creative day in a while, my mojo was all but gone. Then my BFF suggested we spend the weekend at a crop – a CROP?! I don’t scrapbook! Not that I don’t have enough supplies to make scrapbooks for all my neighbors, but I’m a card-maker at heart. Why would I go to a crop?

Of course, the opportunity to spend time with my BFF is a strong motivator, especially since she lives across the country. Visits are rare, girl trips even more so. I figured I would take the opportunity to take some online card making classes – I signed up for a year ago.

I spent 3 days surrounded by wonderful, creative women. I had nothing else to do but sit, surrounded by my supplies and be a “maker”. I completed 3 classes, started a fourth and made a dozen cards! A dozen cards that were some of the best I’ve made! Maybe it was the creative environment, maybe it was spending time with my BFF, maybe it was the amazing dinners we treated ourselves to. I’m not certain what helped me get back my mojo, but we make a plan to go back next year!

Posted on 12/07/2017

My favorite card

happy mail

I love to make cards that have a positive message. Sadly, it seems that we always have a need for them.

Posted on 09/27/2017

My relationship with coffee

coffee/ Creativity/ Paper crafting/ papercraft

I love coffee – any time – any day – all day!

I drink it black, which always stunned my Grandmother, like one day I was going to wake up and add cream and sugar like normal people!

I’ve had good coffee and bad coffee – early in the morning and late in the evening (that didn’t work out so well) – but like a good friend, coffee has always been there for me.

Instead of a song or sonnet, I celebrated my love for coffee in paper. A card set with a coffee theme! These are so much fun, and now there are so many coffee themed stamps, there will be more.


Posted on 09/24/2017

I love paper and I cannot lie!

Creativity/ CTMH/ Paper crafting

Ok, so it’s not the song and it has no flow, but that doesn’t change the fact that I LOVE paper!

All colors, sizes (12×12 to the tiniest scrap I couldn’t bear to throw away), patterns (or solids) and finishes (matte, gloss, metallic) – just look at the stash in my house and you’ll see that I have an unhealthy relationship with paper. I’m not ready for an episode of hoarders (yet), but I do love my paper. I’ve loved some so much that I haven’t used it and ended up framing it!

It’s hard for me to use patterned paper, so that’s why I’m challenging myself to make these two projects, a Halloween wreath and a set of paper pumpkins. Make sure you’re following me on Facebook  for more information about workshops. If I’m going to use my paper, let me show you how to use yours!!



Posted on 09/02/2017

So happy to be here!


I’ve been talking about blogging for months – maybe years – but I’m finally here!

I’ve been stamping since 1999, my first project was Christmas gift tags, embossed in the oven! The OVEN! That’s safe, right?!  I don’t do scrapbooks – yet. Never say never!

I’m going to be sharing card ideas, cardmaking tips, my favorite products, and occasionally a giveaway or two!

Most of my cards are “Clean and Simple” (CAS), so you aren’t going to see a lot of fussy cutting and crazy details. Most of my cards have a white base card to make them a little more economical. Wait! That’s a tip – use white card bases for your cards – layer the color cardstock on the card fronts, so you can maximize the number of cards you can get from the expensive color cardstock. It also saves you from worrying about how you’re going to write on the inside of a dark card.

And to show that I do follow my own rules, here’s a simple 2 layer card, made with 2 stamp sets: one for the flowers and one for the sentiment. I fancied it up with a layer of patterned paper and some rounded corners. Stamps are by Rubbernecker.



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