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Friday, February 16, 2018


Posting a picture of items I put together to donate to a scrapbooking Craft for a Cure Event held here locally.  The money raised goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  The local organizer has a grandchild with this disease.  Thanks to Martina for her work in this endeavor.

The auction item includes the Perennial Kit box filled with 16 birthday cards, a little crate filled with candy kisses, a mini pizza box filled with 4 notecards, a small luminary, and a card front to be mounted and used for a special occasion, which is held up with a small decorated tile.  I will share one with you on Monday.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018



Just wanted to show you the awesome Paper Pumpkin Kit we got last month.  I have had mine done for a while, but now they are ready to hand out.  This kit had all the supplies to make 16 of these awesome holders.  I already gave 4 to my grandkids.

You could use them as a card or to hold money, gift cards, or candy.  You could also turn them into something completely different, which is what many people choose to do. I love just making what they suggest so I don't have to do a lot of extra thinking!
Here is a video to show you how easy these are to put together.

Want to get in on the fun of Paper Pumpkin?  Click on the link at the right of the blog to get all the details.  Now is a great time to place a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month order.  If you subscribe for three months, you will automatically be eligible to receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

Subscribe now through March 10th to receive the March kit, which is to have a special little freebie inside and a specially designed box to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin.

You can also join the facebook page here where people show the different creations they have made using Paper Pumpkin supplies.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Enjoy your special day.

Monday, February 12, 2018


Yes, it is February, so here is a card front I made to send to my stampers and customers to wish them a Happy Valentine's Day, remind them of important upcoming dates, and touch base if I haven't seen or heard from them for a  while.

The heart border and the message are embossed with gold.  I used the Painted With Love Specialty DSP for the heart.  This paper is so gorgeous!  It has gold woven into the design on one side of all the sheets.  The stamp set is Sure Do Love You from the Occasions Catalog.
I also used the Calypso Coral Sal-a-bration ribbon, Rich Razzleberry card stock for the leaves, and Wink of Stella on the leaves for a little more bling.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


An extra post today since I have been absent and also to let you know about the special beginning today.

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Here!
As you may remember, the response to our Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, your enthusiasm was so overwhelming we simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, we’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!
This deal will start on February 8  (today) and end on February 12. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last! Be sure to mark your calendars and prepare to stock up!
If you want some you may order online at You can use Hostess Code UQCJFEVG.

I use Fast Fuse for all heavy duty projects and things that require a little stronger adhesive to stay together well.  It works like a charm!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Well, I think I'm back.  New hard drive.  My old hard drive is going to be sent to CA to see if items can be retrieved, so I am starting all over again for now.  UGH!  What a mess!

I am just posting 2 quick pics to get me back in the groove.  Both of these cards were displayed at our Proverbial Stampers Meeting last Thursday.  They both use Brusho.

On the top card the butterfly was heat embossed with gold and then the Brusho colors were added to the butterfly segments.  I am not sure, but I would guess that the Brusho was sprinkled onto something like the Acrylic Mat, the Aqua Painter was dipped into the Brusho and then painted into the sections.  This card uses the Beautiful Day Stamp Set which is a perfect set for this technique.  I am sorry but I do not know who created this card.

The second card was created by Sue Brummer.  I know that because she was the winner of the swap contest.  Brusho was sprinkled on the card after the butterfly was heat embossed. The Brusho was spritzed slightly with water and two of the sections were spread with the Aqua Painter.
Also on this card you will see several Tutti-frutti sequins.  They have adhesive on the back.  Love it!  They are on pg 29 of the Occasions Catalog 
Thanks, ladies, for these beautiful cards.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Sorry I haven’t posted this week. My computer’s hard drive is being restored (hopefully) and I haven’t figured out yet how to do all the blog stuff on my IPad. I’ll be back soon - maybe even later today.

Friday, January 26, 2018


I know it's not February yet, but I wanted to show you a cute little Valentine Treat Holder early enough that you will have time to make some yourself if you want.  I made 40 of these  - some for my sorority and some for the first graders I help with writing one day a week.

Each one holds a single Hershey Kiss and I found a bag of kisses wrapped with white paper.  It was the only one on the shelf and I have never seen white ones before.  I thought they would be perfect for this project.

I am not going to reinvent the wheel to tell you how to make these.  Click here to see the video by Brenda Quintana where she will show you what to do.  So easy, and her directions are great.  I also used the DSP from last year because I had some left over.  For any paper that has a directional pattern, here is a picture of how to place your paper on your Simply Scored so that the pattern will go down the side of the heart correctly.

Long piece is 4 x 1 and is scored at 1", 2", 3".  This piece can actually be cut any way at all because it all gets covered by the small pieces so it doesn't matter what the pattern looks like.
Two small pieces cut at 2 3/8 x 2 scored at 1" and 1 7/8".  Then follow Brenda's directions.
She suggested using Tombow and normally I would agree because I love Tombow Glue, but I used Fast Fuse and it worked great also.  It was easier to use and I didn't get sticky, icky fingers while creating.  Just apply your Fast Fuse close to the scored seams so your heart will retain its shape.