Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thank you

Today I'm starting a new chapter in my life, I'm officially a Fun Stampers Journey Coach. I'm looking forward showing you all the fun stuff from their catalog and believe me there is a lot to show. This will be a new learning curve for me as well, since I was with the former company for a long time. But change keeps us young, right! LOL
I had to make a whole bunch of thank you cards so the picture above is just a couple of them. I'm very excited about this change in my life, I hope you are as well.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Western Idaho Fair

Well, you might have missed me Friday.  We took the evening off and went to see Trace Adkins at our Western Idaho Fair.  We enjoyed the weather, the music and of course the fair food. I was anxious to show you with what I came home with!  
Let me know how you like my new hat.
Well that's it for today, have a great evening!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Last minute Birthday gift

I looked on my calendar this morning and OMG I had a Birthday that very same day, and of course had nothing prepared. Does that happen to you too?  Since I'm currently without a company I work with, I have not invested in a lot of craft items so I had to get a little inventive.  I started out with white paper (everybody has white cardstock) and picked a stamp set which I thought would make a pretty background.  Picked different colored stamp pads and voila I got a gift.
I cut my paper 8 x 8 1/4 and scored on the longer side at 1/4", 2 1/4", 4 1/4", 6 1/4" and again at 3 1/4" and 7 1/4 but these two only 1 1/2" long.
The nice part about this box you can prepare some ahead of time and fold them flat.
To learn how to make this or other fun projects contact me to sign up for one of my workshops.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 21, 2017


I love Orchids, they are the most beautiful but also the most mysterious flower to me.  Mysteries, because I have never succeeded in keeping one longer than a couple of month.  I have tried many things and talked to a lot of people, but it never worked. So here is my solution to the problem, I made one out of paper. This one will be around for a very long time!

From the distance you could almost say it looks real. The close up tells you different, but it's the craftsmanship which counts because everybody can go to a store and buy one. Try making one yourself!

I am forming workshop groups now.
Let me know if you want to learn how to make this or other fun items!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Embossing Paste

I have seen and heard a lot about Embossing Paste but I have never tried it. So for todays project I played along and used some of this new magic. I have to admit it is easier then it seemed at first, the only thing you have to be is patient because you have to let it sit for about an hour to let it dry.
The nice thing about it, you can use it  just the way it is or mix some ink into it or sprinkle some glitter on top of it. For my project I sprinkled some bronze glitter on top of it. This is a fun technique and I will be practicing a lot more with it.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

With Sympathy

Not necessarily a card I love to make but it's a card that expresses ones feelings and brings a little comfort.
I didn't want it to be too colorful but at the same time brighten their day.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Four Seasons

This year the seasons seem to be changing too fast.
I wanted to create  a project that would reflect the different times of the year.  The best part is you can put whichever season you like the most on top.
I chose spring as my top season. 
I love how all the different colors come out.
Summer is my absolute favorite!  I did not put it on top, but it is the one season I cannot wait for.  I love the warmth of the sun!  Nothing better than sitting by the ocean soaking in the sun's rays.
The best part of fall is the changing of the leaves. 
The colors are so beautiful.
Then there is Winter. 
Everything is covered in a beautiful blanket of white.
Hope you enjoy today's project!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School....

It's almost here, end of Summer. I'm not very happy about it, but I'm pretty sure there are a lot of kids looking forward to going back to School and playing with there friends. Why not send them off with a little gift for the teacher or for the BFF.
A few month ago I made a picture frame completely out of paper, you can see the tutorial HERE.  Now I saw somebody else using that box to come up with the idea to make this cute little book, which is perfect for back to school.
I needed to alter my paper to 8 1/2" x 10 3/8" and changed the scoring from 1/2" to 5/8" for each score line an all sides.  To make the cover the dimensions are 5 3/4" x 8 1/8" and score at 3 3/4" from both ends.

When you are done it fits six Hershey Nuggets perfectly.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Just playing around with some different techniques and colors. I haven't invested in a lot of Designer Paper so I came up with my own background. Which worked out very well.
I love the copper colored embossing powder and it goes so well with the different tones in pink.
Hope you enjoyed todays project, let me know how you like it!
Have a great evening!

Monday, August 7, 2017

You're Cool!

It's been such a hot summer here in Idaho, so decided to come up with a cool treat for my customers. These colors really get me in the mood for Berry, Peach or Lime Sherbet, how about you?
Hope you like todays project! Stay cool my friends!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You move me and Garden in Bloom

This card was my entry for our weekly color challenge. This time I combined to different stamp sets and both of them worked so well together.
I love how these colors go together.
Thanks for stopping by!