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Posted on October 19, 2020

NOT Happy It’s Monday!


Have you ever had a weekend that was so much fun you just didn't want it to end? Think of the movie Groundhog Day!

That surely was mine this past weekend. I was able to go on a crafting retreat with several good friends and I am quite sure we are all NOT happy it's Monday! We usually go twice a year but, due to Covid19, we had missed our April time so we were very ready to get away.

We are a small group and we all have our own tables and have plenty of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. One of our friends recently lost her husband quite unexpectedly so this was a great time for us to shower her with love and companionship.

Here's a little peek of how I looked most of the weekend:

I did get quite a few projects done and you'll see some of them here on the blog in days to come! I also worked quite a bit on my upcoming Kitchen Sink Cardmaking Class. I am partnering with my dear friend Chris, The Village Artiot, purveyor of Vintage Ephemera. After class, everyone who has registered will be mailed a little kit of treasures put together by Chris. You can use these items to create your first “kitchen sink” card.

This is a brand new class, month 5 in my “Teach Me” Techniques Series. If you want to check it out, click HERE. I usually teach live on Facebook, but for this class only, I'm also offering a recorded You Tube option. Hope you will join in!

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Posted on October 14, 2020

What’s a Junk Journal? Guest Blogger Today!

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Happy “Hump Day” fellow crafters! Today I am so very excited to introduce my friend, Debbie Johnson, as a guest blogger today! Debbie has been doing anything and everything “crafty” for years. But, her latest passion is making “Junk Journals”. What is a Junk Journal?

For years Debbie and I participated in a crafting “swap group” (prior to Covid) . When Debbie was the hostess for our group, she chose junk journals as her theme and she has been popping out these treasures ever since.

I asked her to join me today as a guest blogger and she graciously agreed! Her Part 1 PDF is below and I hope you'll enjoy! She'll be back soon with Part 2. Feel free to leave any comments here on the post or email me and I'll be sure we get back to you soon!

Read all about junk journals, Debbie style

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Posted on June 17, 2020

If You Like Peonies and Pink…

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This project might just tickle your fancy! It uses our new Prized Peony bundle and Magenta Madness ink.

Project instructions follow and if you'd like to order any of the supplies, just click on a picture below.


  • Bundle/Stamps:  Prized Peony Bundle [154056] , Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set [152559]
  • Ink: Magenta Madness [153117] , Just Jade [153115] , Gray Granite [147118] Classic Ink Pads, Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [153106] , Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack [153107]
  • Paper:  Peony Garden Designer Series Paper- DSP [152483] , Magenta Madness 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153080] , Just Jade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [153079], Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]
  • Misc: Layering Circles Dies [151770] , Stitched Shapes Dies [152323]


  • Magenta Madness  CS: 4 ¼ x 11
  • Whisper White CS: 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ for circle, scrap for greeting, 2 strips 1 x 5
  • Just Jade: 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ for circle, scrap for greeting
  • DSP: 2 x 5


  • Using Magenta Madness ink, stamp large flower randomly on Magenta Madness card front folded in half. Set aside.
  • Make a banner edge on one side of the DSP. Dies cut 2 borders from Whisper White strips using peony dies. Adhere them to sides of the DSP. Adhere to the middle of the card.
  • Die cut largest stitched circle from Whisper White and corresponding scalloped circle from Just Jade cardstock. Stamp same flower on white circle using Gray Granite ink. Color flower with Magenta Madness and Just Jade blends. Adhere to Just Jade scalloped circle. Add to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Stamp “Hello” in Just Jade ink on scrap of Whisper White cardstock, then die cut with corresponding circle. Die cut slightly bigger scalloped circle from Just Jade scrap. Adhere both circles together. Add to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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