Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Polka-Dot Card Class


I was asked to be a vendor at a local scrapbooking crop.  As part of that arrangement, I’ll be doing two classes per event with one being a card class and the other being a scrapbooking layout.  These are my samples for the card class.  It was fun to pull out a stamp set (Polka-Dot Pieces) I haven’t used in a while to make some pretty cards. 

If you are local and interested in attending, I think you can register for the March 7th crop until the end of February.  You can get more info by visiting 2 Cousins Events on facebook or by sending them email at  The March crop is a Fundraiser Crop for the South Albany High School graduation party and costs $30 for 12 hours of cropping fun.  My card and scrapbooking classes are available for an additional $10 each.

I’m heading to Portland for this year’s Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention.  It should be lots of fun!  Talk to you next week-

2015 - Come Scrap - Slideshow

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Year of the Sheep!

Happy New Year to my friends.  This is a big year for me because I was born in the Year of the Sheep!  Sometimes the “sheep” is referred to as a ram or a goat.  I am fluffy and cuddly so I think  the sheep term suits me best.  lol  For years I thought I was a monkey, but then I realized that Chinese New Year falls toward the end of January or early February each year, that means my January 11th birthday actually counts for the prior year, thus I’m a sheep and not a monkey.

I never managed to get my cards made and in the mail, so I leave you with the one card I did make.  Just pretend I mailed it to you!  After all, I do wish you all a year of good health, good wealth, and joy!


If, like me, you’re a sheep, then you might want to know more about us.  Our lucky colors are red, green, and purple and our lucky numbers are 3, 4, & 9.  We are gentle, softhearted, and considerate.  Famous sheeps include:  Michelangelo, Mark Twain, and Thomas Edison.

Have a great year!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Deals

Here are the items on sale this week.  I was happy to see a couple of good punches listed!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s the card I made for my husband.  I just love this lumberjack!  It’s too bad Stampin’ Up doesn’t have a “nerd” stamp set with a man at a computer since really that would have been more fitting for my husband.  lol  Maybe next year…  


Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and your long holiday weekend! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fun With Embossing Folders

I really enjoyed the Stampin’ Up Leadership conference and I took lots of photos during the onstage presentations.  I thought this showed an interesting technique.  While I’ve brayered ink onto my embossing folders in the past, I’ve never sponged them and added more than one color. 

The card starts out by sponging the embossing folder with 2 colors:


That background is awesome, isn’t it?  But that’s not all.  Then she inked up a few of the hearts on the folder and embossed again.  Afterwards, she punched out the hearts.  I didn’t even know the heart punch matched the folder images! 


Here is the finished card.  I think it’s so pretty and different.  I can’t wait to try this technique.  Plus it shows the versatility of the heart embossing folder because I was thinking of using it only for Valentine’s Day.  Love it!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Deals of the Week

I'm home in time to show you the discounted items available this week!  (I'll post more about my trip later.)