Monday, November 17, 2014

Episode #431 ~ Re-Purpose/Re-Use… It smells so GOOD!

Hi Everyone,

  I am in fill fall/Thanksgiving mode & love to scent my house with these wax tarts. I  have one of the electric warmers from Yankee Candle shop & I sometimes use their tarts, but found these at my local grocery store. They smell fabulous & cost about .40 less than the Yankee ones - I just love the scent & the idea of re-purposing things. Plus, they make the whole house smell good, even the Trick-or-Treators commented on Halloween how good our house smelled when they walked up to the house & we opened the front door. Give it a try!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Eisode #430 ~ Card Share

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Sunday - It's cold and snowy here in the Chicago area and I LOVE it!!! Yippee! It's the perfect day to be in my scrap room and I thought I would share with you some cute, fun new products I found while in Galena, IL. I've also been super busy making cards and swapping with all the wonderful ladies in my stamping group.

  Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me… I appreciate it and hope you have a wonderful week to come.

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Super Simple Sunday: Episode # 429 ~ Christmas Card with Star Framelits

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  I hope you all had a safe & fun Halloween, the kids were adorable that came Trick-or-Treating at our house- I love seeing them! This momma has MORE then eaten her share of Snickers & asked my hubby to get them our of the house.

  In todays video, I chose to use the wonderful Star framelits & the christmas paper pack - that's it! Super simple!!! I hope you like this very simple & quick card, sometimes the simpler the better.

Happy November,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Episode #427 ~ "Super Simple Sunday" #36 Using Fall Fest & Happy Waterco...

Happy Sunday Stampers,

  I haven't done a "Super Simple Sunday" video in FOREVER!!! So, I am doing one today because this fall card couldn't be any "simpler". I went to a group meeting with my old stamping friends from years ago when we used to live here in Illinois. It was so great to see everyone again & get back to sharing ideas!

  Sequins are my new best friend & I love to sprinkle just a few on my cards for a little bit of bling. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment as I will be checking my blog as well as my channel.

  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday ~


Monday, October 13, 2014

Episode #428- Ghostly Treat Box

Happy Columbus Day Friends,

  It's a rainy, yucky day here in Chicago - it's my house cleaning day & so I am of course playing in my craft room first! The cleaning can wait just a little bit!!!

  I have been itching to play with this awesome new Curly Keepsake Box from Stampin' Up! so i looked around on Pinterest & got my inspiration from a gal named Nancyprints. She had done a card & i simply adjusted it to make into a treat box. The candy corn will go in ON halloween, because if I do it now… my teenage son will eat it! Momma likes it too ~

  Give this fun project a try, I know they will be a huge hit when I pass them out to neighbors & friends at the Halloween Party we are going to this weekend.

Happy Crafting -


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Episode #427 ~ Lawn Fawn Cards Share & Stampin' Up Goodness!

Hi Crafty Friends,

  First, I have to explain the abrupt ending of this video… I went over the 10 minute time limit on YouTube so I had to cut it off right away so I would be able to upload the video. I am sorry I didn't get to show you the other cute card I made, but these are the rules for uploading videos - oh well.

  Lots of cute stamp set bundles & we all can take advantage of the discount of 15% when you purchase them as a bundle, woo-hoo! I am going to make some cute projects today & can't wait to share some of the scrapbook pages I have made combining traditional scrapbooking & Project Life together.

  Have a relaxing Sunday & enjoy your friends & family…


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Episode #427 ~ Tennessee Haul Fun! (Sort of...)

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  I just wanted to share some of the cute stamps & papers that I picked while I was down in Knoxville, TN taken care of my daughter as she had back surgery last week. Her roommate came over to out hotel for a visit & I needed to run out to get bandages & whatnot & realized that there was a scrapbook store right down the road. So of course I had to pop in & see what they had & grab some UT stickers & stuff!

  Project Life has quickly become one of my favorite ways to scrap & I incorporate both traditional 12 x 12 pages alongside the pocket pages for added interest. It's completely addicting ( but what about paper crafting isn't?!@#$%^&*)

  I hope tomorrow to find some time to make some fall cards with my new stamp sets, so if I accomplish that, I will share the finished projects with all of you.

Happy crafting,