Monday, August 3, 2015


Today I am especially happy because it's my birthday!!  I get a little sad sometimes when I think about getting older, but that feeling really only lasts a short time when I consider how blessed I am!

I was able to see (thanks Facetime!) and talk to all my kids today!  I also had a nice chat with my parents!  Two of the kids made me a fantastic birthday dinner!  My father-in-law was also able to join us and he gave me a nice bottle of wine!  How sweet is that?!

The photo above shows my handmade pillow in the chair in my Creation Station.  I really do get happy just walking in the door!  And when I get time to create in there it's my favorite time of all!  But today I am packing up to create at another favorite place...the North Shore of Lake Superior!  This will be my 11th year of attending a wonderful scrapbooking get-away with several other women and fellow paper-crafters, who I am happy to call friends!

I know I will come back with ideas galore to share in upcoming posts!

Choose HAPPY!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Fling Workshop!

Friday, March 20th is the date of my next workshop!
6:30 - ?

You will decorate a fun Kraft Container, perfect for Easter goodies!
You will also make 2 cards.

Cost is $10.  *If you place a $25 order, the workshop fee will only be $5!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 10th, so I can have enough Kraft containers available.

Cupcakes Anyone??

This cute cupcake box was a project I shared at a recent team meeting.  I also baked cupcakes to put inside!

The entire box was cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. It even cuts the insert you see under the clear lid, which holds the cupcake in place!  Another tip I shared (which may be hard to see in the photo) is that I ran the clear acetate sheet through my Cuttlebug with the heart embossing folder. I think it adds a fun unexpected detail!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wedding card

Wedding season is on it's way!  I have been working with the CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge to create some cards.

This is a card that uses one of the designs in the Workshops on the Go Heartstrings Cardmaking Kit that I adapted for a 5x7 card.

Inside I made it a pop-up card for the happy couple!

It uses cardstock and just one of the patterned papers from the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Be My Valentine?

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and I spent time over the last couple days creating some special cards for my family. Both of the designs here feature the Close To My Heart exclusive Cricut cartridge -Artfully Sent.

This next card is a pop-up card with the 'Love Bug' inside!

Check back for a couple more great pop-up designs later this week!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

New Year...New Look!

Since the holidays ended I have been  re-working and re-organizing my 'Creation Station' AGAIN!!

I love fun furniture finds, but I came to realize that I had too many pieces that just weren't working quite right.  So I brought back 2 tall white bookcases (that hold a ton of supplies) and eliminated a tall narrow cabinet and a metal cart, that was home to my Cricut.

So this is my view now when I enter:

You may notice that I put 'chalkboard' labels on my drawers and storage boxes.  Now when I re-organize it is easy to change my labeling!

I also re-positioned my center desk to create a wonderful U-shaped work area! 

Now I need to take my daughter's advice and scrapbook and stamp as much as I organize!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Card Workshop 'teasers'!

A huge thank you to Christine Adams & Amy Amundson for the inspiration behind 2 of the cards!