What’s been keeping me away…

I managed to get a picture of the summer action around here and I thought I would share with you what’s been keeping me from my blog.  :)


I did get a video taken for another Afternoon Quickie, I still need to edit and upload though.

See you soon & happy stamping!

Doing some housecleaning

Hey there. I’ve been trying to tidy up some around here.  vacuum

I’ve updated my samples page with more pictures photosmile

and linked all the Afternoon Quickie videos on the tutorial page.

commentsmileyFeel free to check ‘em out and let me know what you think!

I’m hoping to get back into the schedule again soon impatientwith restarting Technique of the Week and the Afternoon Quickies.

If there’s anything you’d like to see or learn, PLEASE leave me a comment. awwsmiley

I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Stamping!

Noteable Posts

I haven’t been able to keep up with my regular blogging schedule for a while now.  Mostly due to the combination of summer = playing outside and changes in the meds I take for bipolar II.  I’ve been running around crazy like for a while now and I have quite a list saved up of Noteable Posts to share with you.

And now, in no particular order:

Well, that’s all I’ve got for now.  Hopefully I’ll be able to work in some more stamping time.  See you soon!

Happy Stamping!

Stalking Mr Brown today

Hey girls. Just wanted you all to know that I have my pre-order scheduled to arrive today. It should be any time now so hopefully soon I’ll have some samples of NEW TOYS to show you!

Off to watch out the window for the big brown truck. :)

UPS delivery

Mini-church Birdhouse

I found a pattern to make a little birdhouse and I have been having a great time with it.  I have some big ideas floating around in my head, but one of them was to alter the pattern a bit to create this:





To show the size, I put my Crystal Effects bottle up there.

This was so much fun, especially making the tiny stained glass windows. (Heat Embossing on vellum and colored with markers.)

Anyway…the summer has been good to us so far. We’re having fun playing outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. We are almost ready to put out the backyard swimming pool too.

Happy Stamping! (or swimming or grilling or vacationing) :)



Distressed Dress

Hey there.  I’ve finally managed to squeeze in some time to post.  I don’t have any idea what happened this week, but it disappeared.

My oldest turned 5 this week.  She’s getting so grown up and independent, but all I really have to compare her to are her 3.5 and 1.5 year old brothers.

Anyway…here’s a card I made a couple weeks ago at the craft fair and just now got around to showing you.


I used Tim Holtz distress ink to age the paper (which is just some designs I printed from the computer).  Lots of tearing, folding, crumpling and I had it assembled, but it just wasn’t quite right.  So, my sister-in-law came up with the brilliant idea to stick a needle and thread on there.  Perfect!


I really like the final result.  It just goes to show you that crafting with a friend is always better than crafting alone!

One of a kind

All of this was included in the goodie bag! The vellum sentiment and the page pebbles too!

Super easy card. Seriously, it took like 2 minutes to do. What can you get done with what’s in your stash?

Luv U Stripes

This was my favorite patterned paper in the pack and I just happened to have the right letters leftover to say “Luv U”. I trimmed the “L” and the “V” so they would fit around the “U” all snuggly and cozy.

A simple card to use up your stash


Using up some chipboard letters for a graduation card.