Do You Remember?

that time in September?  LOL!  That’s all I could think of after I wrote the title for my blog post!  I pulled out an oldie, but goodie when I made this card.  It took three of us crafting together to finally pull it off and NOW the scraps of Pemberly are gone.

Do you have a drawer of half used papers?  I challenge you to get them out and use them.  Someone would love to find a cheery card in their mailbox and it gives you more room to add new 🙂

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All In A Days Play

I woke up to a cold, windy, rainy day in the great Pacific Northwest and I figured I was overdue for a day in the craft room!

One of my 2014 resolutions was to take more time for me so I took today to get ready for my Sunday Card Cafe!

Besides Pinterest, I follow a number of Close to My Heart Consultants Blogs that inspire my artwork.  The first two cards were inspired by sister consultants, yet I put my own spin on them to make them mine!

Inspired by the colors of the Frosted Paper Packet the Remarkable Wreath stamp set touched with opaque beads gives a simple winter look.

Who doesn’t love Chevrons & Washi Tape? The new Sparkle Chevron Shapes carry over to the Spring/Summer Idea book and pair perfectly with the Charming Chevron Stamp set.

My third card was inspired by the Close to My Heart Designers and taken nearly exactly from the pages of the Idea Book.

The Sarita Paper inspired my color choices and topping things off with Lagoon Bakers Twine and Purple Sparkles left over from a WOTG kit brighten up the darker colors of the papers.
The Sarita Paper inspired my color choices and topping things off with Lagoon Bakers Twine and Purple Sparkles left over from a WOTG kit brighten up the darker colors of the papers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my art and will take time to create some of your own!


Sticker Shock!


I recently took a minute while I was at the grocery store to take a look at the card aisle.  My first impression was American Greetings has nothing on me.  My cards all have personality and are made with the recipient in mind.  I am also addicted to bling so there’s always a little something extra – a ribbon, something glitzy, maybe a button!  The cards I looked at were plain…maybe a touch of glitter – each had one thing in common there were at least 5 or 6 of the same card and were all priced over $4.00 each.  If there was a piece of ribbon wrapped around it and it wasn’t on glossy card stock you could up the price by a couple of dollars.

Each month on the second Saturday, I host the Card Cafe.  You’re encouraged to make reservations, but drop ins are welcome!  You arrive to a buffet of cards and the supplies to make them – you can make one of each or many of one.  For $15 and one and a half hours you can add cards to your stash.  There are always at least one birthday and thank you card to choose!

Won’t you join me!

Happy Crafting!


Card Cafe Fills Paper Crafting Appetite


Last Saturday, I opened what I am calling the Card Café.  Guests with an appetite for paper crafting arrived to a buffet of cards to choose from.  For two and a half hours guests had the opportunity to make one of each card or many of one card.  All supplies were provided and with a small amount of corner rounding, punching and stamping cards were easily assembled.

I found this to be a fun time and enjoyed the two ladies that stopped by.  I will be adding this to my monthly events calendar (the second Saturday of each month – starting in September).  There will be new cards each month so I hope you’ll make a reservation to stop by.

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