Thursday, March 8, 2018


Save 25% on a wide selection of Thin Cuts dies and 30% on select Thin Cuts bundles! 


Step Right Up and take advantage of an exclusive Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure. This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle that pairs the stamp with 12 paper sheets—including 10 cardstock sheets in 5 colors and gold foil paper — gold pearls, and red shimmer trim. Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! 

Showtime Stamp Set D1789

Showtime Bundle CC2184 

These two specials go together like peanuts and popcorn!  

To create this card and layout, I used several different thin cuts to add embellishments and design elements.  Can you spy the different dies used?  

How many did you count?  The answer is below and the good news is they are all 25% off! 
Shop on my website for the best deals as all these are while supplies last. 

Purchase the star and circle sets individually for 25% off or purchase the basic shape bundle including hearts and ovals for 30% off. 

Punny pal stamp set is sold separately from the thin cuts.  

Here's to the Greatest Show! 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Stampin' & Inkin'

If you are local to me, join me for my "card buffet" on March 23rd, 7-9 p.m.  I will have a variety of card kits available for you to choose from. You will have 2 hours to complete as many cards as you like. $25 for the card buffet event or $10 with a $35 order placed on my website between March 16th through that evening. RSVP by March 16th so I can have a variety of kits ready for everyone. 

Bring a friend who hasn't stamped with me before and you will get a gift stamp set from me! 

Use your own adhesive or use my adhesive for $2.

What kind of cards do you want to create?  Thank you, birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy? 

See you soon,

Friday, February 2, 2018

Pretty in Pink!

It's time to share the love and think pink all month long with the 

Pretty in Pink special! 

During February, you can celebrate with a discount on a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price. 

Z9996 Everyday Life™ Album—Bashful
Z3383* Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)
Z3388 Picture My Life™ Cards—The Story Begins (Baby Girl)
D1728 My Acrylix® What Matters Most Stamp Set
B1572 My Acrylix® Banner Love Stamp Set
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Stamp
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
Z2508 Bashful Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad
Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X5984 Pixie Cardstock
Z2810 Blossom Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X5973 Blossom Cardstock
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X5974 Raspberry Cardstock
Z3360 Bashful Glitter Paper
Z3369 Bashful Pearls
Z3381 Gold Heart Clips
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
Z3365 Gold Foil Paper

AND  three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. Bashful—Color of the Year bundle.

Bundle #1  CC2181 Color of the Year Retail  Bundle includes
Bashful Ink Pad
Bashful Cardstock
Bashful Mini Pigment
Bashful Glitter Paper
Bashful Pearls

AND two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

Bundle #2 CC2182 Butterfly Mobile
Bashful Cardstock (5 sheets)
Blossom Cardstock (2 sheets)
Pixie Cardstock (2 sheets)
Raspberry Cardstock (2 sheets)
Gold Foil Paper (1 sheet)
Bashful Ink Pad
Blossom Ink Pad
Pixie Ink Pad
Raspberry Ink Pad
White Twine (qty. 3)

Bundle #3  CC2183 Butterfly Mobile with Stamp Set
Banner Love Stamp Set
Bashful Cardstock (5 sheets)
Blossom Cardstock (2 sheets)
Pixie Cardstock (2 sheets)
Raspberry Cardstock (2 sheets)
Gold Foil Paper (1 sheet)
Bashful Ink Pad
Blossom Ink Pad
Pixie Ink Pad
Raspberry Ink Pad
White Twine (qty. 3)

Choose your bundle and create in pink!  Contact me for detailed mobile instruction sheet.   


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sunny Thoughts, Feb Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to February!  I sure hope this month brings a bit more warmth than what we had in January.  Some of my dear friends were in the deep freeze.  If you are still in the cold weather, here is some warm, sunny artwork to brighten your day.

If you have arrived here from Darlys' blog, you are following the sunny rays through some fabulous artwork using this stamp set.  After you spend your time here, you will travel on to Michelle's blog.

I love the sentiment "you are the sunshine in my pocket" so it was the inspiration for my pocket card.  I used paper from the Stargazer paper packet and Circut images from several of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges.  And here it is!

Want to create this card?  Visit your consultants website or shop on my website before the end of the month to purchase this set.  Then, use this Cricut file to cut your elements.

To see more artwork using this set, visit Michelle's Blog.

Sunny days ahead!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Week 3 Scrapbook Tip: Cropping Photos

Here's a bit of a review of what we have covered so far.
  1. Start with a recent event
  2. Choose your favorite photos that tell the story
And now for your next tip

Tip #3  Crop out excess sky, landscape or background when necessary

Yes, it is totally ok to trim or crop your photos to accentuate what you really want your photos to focus on.  These are the photos I posted in tip #1, my most recent event. 

 Although this one has a lot of background, the blur of the landscape helps tell the story of movement so I didn't crop this photo.
 I am by no means an expert photographer (one of my goals is to take a class) but cropping my photos improves my photo composition.   This one has a lot of "snow" white space and the person gets a bit lost in the scenery.

Here's the same photo, cropped narrower.  It helps to bring her more in focus.  As I look at this, my subject is centered and that doesn't highlight the movement.

Now, I feel like there is movement in the photo. 
 Finally, I love this photo and don't plan to crop it.  The perspective of the car tracks in the snow and how shows activity in the photo.

I like to work with photos that are 4 x 6, 4 x 4 or 4 x 3.  Smaller photos can be fun but I tend to use them in more artistic pages where I am taking more time.  The purpose of these tips is to make your scrapbooking faster, simpler and that topic is for a different series.  

Want to learn more about cropping?  I found this great article on cropping photos.  It has great visual explanations and comparisons.

You can crop your photos during your shoot (this is where the photography class comes in), you can crop them on the website where you print them (that is usually what I do), you can crop them in an editing program and then download them for print, or you can print them as taken and crop them as you scrapbook them.  Pick the way that works best for you!

Enjoy your scrapbooking,