Thursday, December 24, 2015

Paper Pumpkin December 2015

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone,

  I hope this will be a special day spent with family and friends. With the New Year quickly approaching, I wanted to share this adorable Paper Pumpkin Kit that I received the other day! It is so, so cute and I can't wait to put it together. If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin which is our montly subscription kit delivered directly to your front door, you really are missing out. Visit my website for more information, what a wonderful gift this would make for someone special!

Wishing you much happiness, health and love in 2016,

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Episode #476 ~ How To - Shaker Sleeve with the Fuse

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  Where has the weekend gone? I am sure you are all just as busy as I am getting ready for the holidays, but I wish things would slow down and my family and I could enjoy them like we used to when the kids were small. Enjoy every minute while you can, the time flies by so quickly!

  I wanted to share with you in this video, how I made the cute, shaker page sleeve in my December Daily for 2015. I used the We R Memory Keepers (WRMK for short -) Fuse tool to seal all the edges of the page protector. These are really quick and easy to make and add a bit of fun and interaction to your pages. I hope you like them and that you will give these a try, they are a sparkly addition to any of your albums.

Enjoy your day,

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Episode # 475 ~ December Daily Album 2015!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,

  I am super excited to share with you my completed December Daily for 2015, yippee! I havve made all my pages ahead of time for the entire month of December and all the fun little do-dads to really jazz up the pages.

  I used all Stampin' Up! products and made many of my own pocket cards out of our christmas designer series papers. I also used a lot of the Seasonal Cheer 2015 Project Life cards and accessories as well. Alittle bit of everything...

  I will making a tutorial video on how I made the fun slim, shaker pockets that I simply added between some of the pages, I love my album to be interactive for the person who is looking through it.

  Thank you for watching and subscribing, if you are interested in making your own December Daily Mini Album, please visit my Stampin' Up! Online store for all your project needs. As always , if you have any questions, please leave a comment below or you can reach out to me via e-mail. I will always get back to you in a timely manner, that's what I am here for - to help you create!

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Episode #474 ~ *New* Stampin' Up! Products for 2016!!!

Happy December Crafty Friends,
I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was blessed and you got to relax with your family and friends.
I wanted to share some of the new products that are going to be coming out in 2016 from Stampin'Up!
Because I attended the "On Stage" Convention in November in Milwaukee, I was eligible to purchase some ( not all... ) of the fabulous goodies that will be available during Sale-A-Bration which begins in January 2016. Some of these stamp sets will also we in our annual Occasions catalog which will also come out in January.
I just don't know which set to start playing with, they are all just adorable! I will also be offering some "By Mail" class/projects that you will beable to purchase. More details on that will follow, for now let's just take a look at what we have to look forward too...
If you have any questions, please leave a comment on this video or on my YouTube video if you are watching this video there. I am always here to help...

Big Hugs,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Episode #473 ~ Stampin' Up! On-Stage 2015 Convention Swaps!!!

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  Well, I have my first Stampin' Up! OnStage 2015 Convention under my belt! What a super fun weekend I had attending this big event in Milwaukee, Wisc. All I can say about the new products coming in our Occassions catalog and Sale-A-Bration which begins in January 2016 is WOWZA!!! So many incredible products coming and I love that everything coordinates, which makes my job super easy. As a demonstrator, I am able to see the new products and catalogs early and also am able to order early, yippee! That's just one of the perks - My wish list is long, and I am anxious to share all the exciting products with all of you, but I have to wait a little bit longer.

  Part of the fun at Convention is the swapping and boy did I swap! I wanted to share all the beautiful cards and treat holders I received from my fellow Stampin' Up! consultants. There are so many talented crafters and I love how we all want to share our ideas with each other and cheer each other on.

  Enjoy all the yummy ideas and if you have any questions, just let me know...

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Episode # 472 ~ Stampin' Up! Cards & Treat Holder Kits

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  I have been busy in my craft room making some adorable kits for all of you! If you are interested in purchasing any of them you can find a "Buy It Now" button on my blog listed under my tab "Monthly Kits and Clubs". Scroll down and you will see my November Kit and also my November Kit #1. The November Kit #2 which features the uber cute Turkey Fry Box, Scarecrow Treat Holder and the Grateful For You Goodie Bag with Topper has NOT been uploaded as of right now (11/11/15) but I am hoping to work on the button tomorrow to make it easier for you to purchase.

  However, if you are interested in that kit, just leave me a comment here along with your e-mail address, I will send a PayPal invoice to you. Or, you can private message me or click on the "Contact Me" button at the top of my blog. Easy peasy!!!

  Thanks for watching and stay tuned for some beautiful Christmas projects that I would love to have an evening where we can Skye together and assemble our projects ~

Happy Fall,

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween Crafty Friends!
Bob and I went to a really fun Halloween party last night at an old High School friends home that was amazingly decorated! We had such a good time and hadn't done a scavenger hunt in years... I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween and most importantly, have fun - that's what it's all about!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Episode #471 ~"Among the Branches" S/Set & Bundle: Cards and Kit!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
With chilly weather setting in and the calendar changing soon, I have a *New* November Kit to share with you! This kit features the adorable "Among the Branches" Stamp Set and "Woodland Textured Impression" Embossing Folder Bundle , which you will save 15% Off the bundle!
Check out the details in the following video or you can "click" on the "Kits" tab on the header of my blog. If you have any questions though, please e-mail me - I am always happy to help.

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Episode# 469 ~ Stampin' Up! "Oh, What Fun" Tag Project Kit

Hi Crafty Friends,

  I had such a good time putting together these beautiful tags from the "Oh, What Fun" Tag Project Kit! It's item# 139602 and is $21. You will also need the coordinating stamp set "Oh, What Fun" #140386 which is $21 as well. Grab your Mint Macaroon  and Real Red ink pads and you are good to go! This large kit makes 30 tags, 3 each of 10 different designs. Perfect for packages, wine bottles, cards, cookie trays, anything.

  There are only two more days left of the 15% OFF Sale going on right now! If you are interested in any stamp sets, paper packs, dies, anything (except bundles) you don't want to wait. Products, especially kits sell out very quickly and I don't want you to miss out.

  I hope you find this video helpful, I am so happy that these kits make my hobby so much easier for me to enjoy!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, October 19, 2015

***Red Alert! ***Red Alert!*** Red Alert!!!***
OMGosh - Stampin' Up! is having a SALE!!! 
Don't miss out crafty friends, NOW is the time to get your favorite Stampin' Up! products at a 15% Discount for a very limited time only.
If you are loving the holiday kits and projects that I have been showing you, this is your chance. Please don't wait, products have a way of selling out quickly and I don't want you to miss out! This offer is only good for a few days, it will expire on October 23rd.
Please visit my online store to take advantage of the great deals and have everything shipped directly to your front door, easy peasy!
Go to:

Episode #468 ~ Stampin' Up! Frankenstein Treat Holder w/Pillow Box Die

Happy Monday Everyone,

Are you looking for a quick and easy treat holder for your friendly goblins? Well, look no further - Frankenstein is here!!! I am featuring the *New* Square Pillow Box Die from Stampin' Up! and I am crazy about this thing. I've got tons of ideas for all the upcoming holidays and will be putting this baby to good use.

But for today - follow along as I show you how to put this cutie-pa-tutee together...

"Me Want Candy..."

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Episode #466 ~ Jamberry Halloween Nails, Storage & New Nail Designs

Hi Friends,

  Yippee - Halloween is almost here and I am all ready now that I've got my uber cute Jams on!!! These truely just make me so happy and the Tru Shine Gel System is the absolute way to go in order to  easily get 2-3 weeks out of your Jamicure.

  Check out all the adorable nail wrap designs I purchased and I also got some free sets because I was my own hostess! You can too - the free stuff begins with a $150 order/party and just gets better and better from there.

  I can't express enough the comfort I experience knowing that I don't have to worry if the instruments at a discount nail salon have been sterilized and properly sanitized. That is not a concern when I can do my own nails and not have to worry. Not to mention at $120 for the entire Tru Shine Gel System, I am saving money from here and moving forward. A full set of gel nails at the salon can easily run that or pretty darn close to that. How crazy is that?!@#$%^&*

  Let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help...

Happy Jams,

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Episode #465 ~ Stampin' Up! Christmas "To You and Yours" Shaker Card Kit!

Hi Everyone,

  I am so happy to be spending the day here in my "Happy Place" aka my craft room! Plans are to get some of my Christmas cards done and then do some pocket page scrapbooking. I've got alot to get caught up on and this style makes it very easy to get alot done in a short amount of time.

  This video is the Joy card from the "Too You and Yours" Shaker Card Kit - these really are GOJUS cards! I hope ou can see for yourself how easy these are to put together...

If you have any questions, just let me know. Otherwise, have a fabulous weekend!

Happy Hugs,

Friday, October 16, 2015

Episode #464 ~ Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat Bag

Happy Friday Crafty Friends,

  Woot - Woot, it's the weekend baby - yippee! I am planning on having a a very scrappy, happy weekend spent in my craftroom and going to the movies tonight with my family to see the new Tom Hanks movie. Let me know if you guys see it too and what your thoughts are on it.

  I wanted to share with you how you can make this quick and easy treat bag using our Designer Series Paper, Happy Hautings on pg. 47 of the Homemade for the Holidays 2015 Catalog. Item # 139584 $11.

  Add a simple tag, delicate doilie and a couple paper banners and viola'! Darling treat bag to share with your loved ones, co-workers and friends.

  If you have any questions just let me know, you can order any of the products shown here on my shop 24/7 button here on my blog or by clicking

  Have a great weekend...

Halloweenie Hugs,

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Episode #463 ~ Stampin' Up "To You & Yours" Christmas Card Kit

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, it was beautiful here in Chicago! I have been itching to bust into this darling Christmas card kit called "To You and Yours" from the Stampin' Up! Homemade for the Holidays 2015 Catalog. This is such an amazing kit with the cutest cards ever! Did I mention they are all shaker cards??? Yep - they are super fun shaker Christmas cards, woo-hoo!

  In addition to the fabulous cards, you will have some fun material left over to make other projects too. I am definately going to be using the green Christmas trees that are left over for some festive Christmas Project Life pages I will be creating.

  Check back later in the week and I will demonstrate how to put together the other two pretty designs. Thanks for watching and to order any products shown here, please click on the "24/7" button here on my blog and it will take you directly to my on-line store. Or you can go there directly at:

Thanks again fro watching and have a great week ~

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Episode #462 ~ Stampin' Up! Christmas "Season of Cheer" DSP - Shadowbox

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Happy Wednesday - I am excited to share this fun project that I made today! This weekend is the Christmas Exchange/Party for the Stampin' Up! team that I am apart of. We kick-off the holiday season early so we can share our ideas with each other and I can then share them with all of YOU!!!

  We each make a handmade gift for the exchange and I created this whimsical shadowbox using several different stamp sets from Stampin' Up!. All the papers are from the "Season of Cheer" Designer Series Paper Pack (DSP) from our 2015 Homemade for the Holidays Seasonal catalog. I also edged all around the entire box with out super cute green holiday ribbon. And I wrapped it all up with a festive jingle bell from our Christmas Tag Kit to add some cheer.

  I hope you like this product and it gives you some ideas for a gift to give or decor for your home, it really is the MOST wonderful time of the year ~

Thanks for watching and big hugs,

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Episode #461 ~ Jamberry Tru Shine Gel System With Nail Wrap Application ...

Hi Everyone,

  Here is Pt. 2 of my How-To-Apply Your Nail Wraps with the New Tru Shine Gel System. I hope you find this helpful and if you have any questions, just ask.

  Please visit my online Jamberry store to purchase any products you are interested in or if you would like to join my amazing team! Go to:

Happy Jamming,

Episode #461 ~ Jamberry Tru Shine Gel System and Wrap Application Pt.1

Hi Guys and Dolls,

  I wanted to share with you Jamberry's *New* Tru Shine Gel System that is really a game changer in your manicure routine! I love this system and I know you will too...

  Check out my video on how I remove my Jamicure, prep my nails for the new wraps and/or nail lacquer and care for my cuticles. It really is a quick and easy process!

  If you are interested in purchasing any Jamberry products you see here, please visit my Jamberry store by going to:

  I would love to have you join my team also and Jamberry makes it super easy to do! You decide how you want to run your business - you can get the 30% Discount and not sell anything to anyone, just get the discount for yourself! Or, you make money in your Jamberry biz by hosting parties on-line or in-home! Whatever works for you - isn't that awesome?!@#$%^&* Leave me a message here on this post or you can e-mail me at:

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Episode #460 ~ Witches Decor Kit and Alternative Projects!

Happy Fall Crafty Friends,
I am super excited and looking forward to all things fall! Football, rocking my crockpot, fall decorations and beautiful cozy sweaters... aaahhhh ~
Speaking of decorations, I will be pulling out all of my favorite Halloween items and setting a festive yet spooky mood in our home. I worked on this darling Witches Hat which from our Homemade for the Holidays Catalog. It is using the Witching Decor Project Kit #140969 found on page 7. The cost is $22 plus shipping and tax. You will also need the Witches Night photopolymer stamp set # 139708 which is $26.
 Everything to complete this entire project comes in this easy to follow kit. All the materials are pre-cut and ready for assembling. I especially like that the little dingle bell that hangs from the tip really rings!!!
You can purchase this kit at my online Stampin' Up! store by going to:  or you can visit my blog: and click the Shop 24/7 button and it will take your directly to my online store.
* This is a very popular kit* So - please don't wait to order yours! Halloween will be here before you know it and this would also make such a wonderful gift for your Halloween hostess.

Halloween Hugs,

Paper Pumpkin September 2015

Hi Crafty Friends,

  If you haven't subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet - what are you waiting for??? I look forward to my box of "Happy Mail" every month and can't get it opened fast enough! Check out this quick video of September's kit and get ready to be creative.

  You can join and get in on all the fun by visitng my Stampin' Up! on-line store at: or pop over to my blog: and click the Paper Pumpkin link on the right side column.

  I know you will be thrilled that you did, it's so fun to be surprised!!!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, September 14, 2015


Hi Crafty Friends,

  I know this is not craft related today, but I wanted to share this "Give-Away" video from my sweet Y.T. daughter (LOL) Miss Meg! I fell in love with this precious family the minute I saw Meg's video this summer, they remind me SO much of my scubby and I.

  Meg is such a special young mom and I wanted to sponsor a Give-Away for her and her awesome and fun channel "Love Meg". Please make sure to check it out and subscribe, you will be glad you did. Remember to get in on the Give-Away!!!WITTER: INSTAGRAM:

  You will also find her on YouTube... please search: Love Meg

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Episode #459 ~ Jamberry Nails Application/Tips and Tricks!

Hi Guys,

  Well, I have finally made my Jamberry Nails Application video/tutorial for you! I share some great tips and tricks that have really helped me perfect my naill wrap application. It takes alittle practice to get your method down just right, but I promise when you do, you will become addicted to them!

  Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help... You can find my Jamberry button on my blogs: and also on:

  Make sure you "Like" my Galesperfect10 on Facebook and stay up to the minute on all the latest trends!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Episode#458 ~ *New* Kissing Technique w/Your Presents S/Set by Stampin' Up!

Happy September Everyone,
Today is the BIG day for the 2015 Homemade for the Holidays Catalog reveal! Their has been a lot of buzz about all the fabulous products packed into this booklet of goodness and it it TRUE!!! Today I wanted to share with all of you a fun, new technique ( or at least new to me ) called "Kissing". It's not the one I think you are thinking of, so check out the video tutorial below this picture and find out what I am talking about - it's really great.
Everything in the new Holiday Catalog is available for purchase starting today and I know Stampin' Up! is having some computer issues today because of so much online traffic, so please be patient. You can access my online store through my website or by going to: and clicking on the "Shop 24/7" button.
I hope you enjoy looking at all the new products as much as I have, there are many by-mail classes that I am offering as well as monthly kit clubs.
Have fun shopping ~


Monday, August 31, 2015

Episode # 457 ~ Fall Decorating!

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Happy last day of August! I am all ready for September 1st tomorrow and to celebrate all things fall - my favorite time of year. I also wanted to say thanks to LoveMeg her on YT for the great idea to do this video. Make sure you check out her two channels you guys, you will "fall" in love with this family as much as I did I am sure.

  Meg has two channels that she vlogs on each day with her fire fighter husband, Justin. Check out "LoveMeg" her beauty channel and also "Hickman Vlogs / Fire Family" a daily journey of life with a fire fighter and two super cute little kiddos. She will be announcing a fun Gift-Away on September 10th, 2015 on her "LoveMeg" channel and I sponsored it because I can!!! One of the perks of being a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant - I run my business the way I want too...

  I hope this give you some quick ideas for decorating your home for you and your family to enjoy...

Happy Hugs,

Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!
These are the super cute projects we will be making at my "Halloween Hauntings" Class!

When: Saturday September 26, 2015

Where: My home or mailed to yours!

Time: 9 am - 12 noon

Cost: $15 or FREE with a $25 minimum purchase

Projects: (2) Halloween Cards, (1) Halloween Treat/Goodie Bag and (1) small treat holder
* Chocolate candy included*

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 7th, 2015

*Payment due at registration*

Please e-mail me and I will send an invoice to you via PayPal.

My e-mail:

- Additional $5.95 shipping fee will be added to your order if it will be mailed to your home. Tracking number will be supplied and shipped in a USPS Priority Flat Rate Box -

I hope you guys will join in celebrating the fall season and getting a jump start on all the opportunities to send a handmade card and share a treat with someone special.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Episode # 456 ~ Stampin' Up! "Season To Season" Wreath Kit/Class

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Happy Sunday to all of you - I am super excited to share this ADORABLE "Season To Season" Wreath Project Kit/ Class that I am going to be offering via the mail if you live out of state from me, or as a class for my local ladies. I am also planning a class ( available the same way ) to make a bunch of banners for the entire year! How cute is that??? Let me know if you are interested in attending class so I can make sure I have enough kit's for everyone to create. Feel free to order from my online store as well... Get ready for some cuteness overload!!! As always, if you have any questions just let me know and thank you for watching.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Episode # 455 ~Stampin' Up!Convention 2015 "Swap" Cards Share!!!

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  Happy Tuesday! Here are most of the swap cards I came home with from Convention... Thank you to ALL the paper loving men and women that I met, it was the highlight of my trip! This should certainly give you lots of fun ideas that you can duplicate at home.

  I will be doing a tutorial soon of the "Minion" card that I made, it was a big hit. If you have any questions, just leave a comment and thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Big Happy Hugs,

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Episode #454 ~ Stampin' Up! *** New *** Holiday Occasions 2015 Products!

Hi Crafty Friends,

  OMGoodness - I am SO excited to share with all of you, some of the awesome *NEW* products that will be in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Occasions Catalog! Brace yourself paper lovers, there is SO much to love. This is just a fraction of the products that will be available, but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to get my hands on all this scrappy/stampy goodness!

  I have so many ideas rolling around in my head, so keep your eye out for upcoming classes by mail that will be available to everyone. If you would like to be on my mailing list, please PM me your e-mail address and I will add you to my list.

  Enjoy this little sneak peak and make notes of anything in particular that you know you are going to want on your "Wish List".

Happy Hugs,

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Episode #454 ~ #Lovesummerproject / Personalized Glass Block Light

Hi Everyone,

  I hope you are planning on sharing your projects that you have been working on this summer for the #lovesummerproject movement, lol!!! Keep your eye out for lot's of videos that have that title....

  Today's project is a super fun, personalized glass block for my neighbor's daughter who is heading off to college next month. These sweet lights make perfect little nightlights for anyone's dorm room when coming in at night. Personally, I LOVE accent lighting and have many special little lights all around my home as well.

  You can personalize this project to match anyone's home decor and they can be made to match any theme. Sports is a great one for guys!

  I had a lot of fun making this project, I hope it inspires you to give them a try. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help.

Happy (Hot and muggy) Hugs,

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Episode #453 ~ "Pocket" Share and H.L. Haul

Happy Sunday Scrappy Friends,

  Greetings from Chicago, it is finally a sunny day today - yippee! We have had a bunch of rain, so it was nice to be able to finally be able to take a bike ride with my scrubby. Plus, it's a steaks on the grill kind of night, yum!

  I received my 1st Pocket Letter Swap from Lisa at L.J. Creations and I just love it! I also got to do some shopping yesterday at Hobby Lobby and lot's of good sales were found. And on top of all that goodness, I also received in the mail a prize I won from Sa Crafters Name Sign Challenge - wow, I am truly blessed!

 Have a relaxing rest of your weekend and thanks for stoping by...

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hi Everyone,
Here is one of the five Father's Day cards I made for my scrubby from the kids! I had a blast making them and for this masculine card, I used "The Open Sea" stamp set from Stampin' Up! Product #123032 (clear-mount) or #128454 (wood-mount). You can find this great set on page 84 of our *New* June 2, 2015 - May 31, 2016 Idea Book and Catalog. I also used Night of Navy cardstock #100867and Whisper White #100730. Also Night of Navy Ink Pad #126970. 
I will share each card with you and they would be perfect for any occasion such as Birthday's to have ready and on hand. 

Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Episode #452 ~ "Summer time" Pocket Letter

Hi Everybody,

  Well, I jumped on the Pocket Letter bandwagon and made my very first one! As you can tell from the video, I went with a summer theme and all my favorite things. These are really fun to make and go together pretty quickly, now if I can get the dang thing to fit into a business size envelope!

  If you haven't made one yet, you really need to give them a try. Also, if you are interested in doing a Pocket Letter Swap, please let me know. If I have enough interest, I am happy to host a Swap...

  Thanks for watching and have a wonderful rest of your week.

Big Hugs,

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Episode #451 ~ Father's Day Cards Share

Hey there Crafty friends,

  I have been busy in my craft room, (yippee) making Father's Day cards for my scrubby and also my F-I-L. Unfortunately, my father passed away 15 years ago, just before the birth of our youngest son. I miss him so much and think of him every single day. But, I am happy to celebrate with our family and I am truly thankful for the amazing man my father was.

  Check out the fun cards I made, I think scrubby will approve... Maybe they will give you some ideas so you can make your own cards. Thanks for watching and leave me a comment if you have any questions, you know I will get right back to you!

Big, Happy Hugs,

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Episode # 450 ~ Shabby Lamp Shade & Scrapbook Lay-Outs

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Sunday and I hope you have had a relaxing weekend! Today I am sharing the darling Shabby Lampshade I made a few months ago (no tutorial, sorry...) butI did take pictures and have done a lay-out showing step-by-step how I made it. It really has SO much character and everyone always asks about it when they are in my craft room.

  In addition to the brief explanation of that, I also share some of the scrapbook pages I have been working on. I am finally getting to see the end of 2014 and somehow need to make it fit into 2 albums! I really feel like my pages put the viewer into the moment, not just looking at pictures. At least that's what I try to create, don't we all???

  Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to answer them for you and have a peaceful rest of your Sunday.

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Episode # 449 ~ Fun Haulsies!

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend... I thought I would share with you guys the fun goodies I have purchased over the past couple of weeks. I've found some cute stamps through crafty de-stashes & crafty websites. Now, I just need tog et down to my "happy" place and put these stamps and whatnot to good use! I am feverishly trying to get my 2014 Family Album all caught up and it was a really busy year for us.

Let me know any tips and tricks you have for staying and getting caught up on your scrapbooking, I'd love to hear what you do... Thanks for watching!

Big Hugs,

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Epsiode #448 ~ VR to Sa Crafters "Name Sign" Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Happy Sunday - This weekend flew by so fast, I can't believe it's Monday already tomorrow, aaaccckkk!!! Today I wanted get this project done right away so I could play along with Sa from Sa Crafter on YouTube's "Name Sign" Challenge. I've been wanting to make a name sign for some time and this challenge was just the thing to get me motivated!

  I hope you all will play along and share the name sign you create for your crafty niche'... Make sure you post a video response so we can all check it out.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Episode #447 ~ Butterfly Wedding Card

Hi Everyone,

  Thanks for stopping by, I've got a pretty card for you today that I originally made as a Wedding card using the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlits that are back in stock - yippee!!! This can be used for just about any occasion and I changed the sentiment to make it a Sympathy card for my sweet neighbor.

  The new Stampin' Up! 2015-2017 catalog is going to be coming out soon and I can't wait to share all the new goodness with you. I am blessed enough too, to be able to attend Convention this year as it will be the last one of this kind for Stampin' Up!

  If you have any question, just leave a comment and/or if you are interested in purchasing any of these products , just click on the "Shop 24/7" button and it will take you directly to my website.

Thanks for watching ,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Episode #446 ~ "Patches" the Cat Mini Album Share

Hi everyone,

  Happy Sunday friends, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend with your families and friends. I finally got some time today to finish my mini album about our sweet kitty, Patches! Yippee!!! We are all just crazy about this beautiful creature and feel so blessed that he came into our lives. Our pets sure add a lot of joy and laughter to the day and I just can't imagine our lives without them.

  If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below - I will get right back to you.

Happy crafting,

Friday, April 3, 2015

Episode #445 ~ The Making of a Kitty Mini Album

Hi Everyone, Happy Good Friday, Happy Passover,

  I hope it's a blessed day for all of you and your families. Today I am starting to make a sweet mini album all about our sweet kitty cat, Mr. Patches! He was a stray we took in about 11 years ago and he has brought so much love and joy to our lives.

  My heart breaks for Kristina Werner who lost her beloved "Mannie" cat about a week ago. I can't imagine how hard this must be for her. I pray she is being comforted by God's love in her time of need.

  So, I thought... I am not putting this off any longer. I want to create this album while Mr. Patches is still here with us.

  Thanks for taking the time to watch and leave a comment. Please say a prayer for Kristina and Mannie.

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Episode #444 ~ Super Simple Sunday #36/ Using Sheer Perfection Vellum Paper

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday... I wanted to share with you the beautiful new paper pack - Sheer Perfection from Stampin' Up! It's a vellum pad that features pretty images in black and takes your simple cards to another level. It's just GOJUS!!!

  You could make this card for any occasion, but I needed some thank you cards and always try to have some ready and on hand.

  Thanks for watching and remember, we only have two days left of Sale-A-Bration so make sure you get what you have been wanting while you can take advantage of the FREE goodies in the Sale-A-Bration catalog!!! You can check it all out on my blog:

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Episode #443 ~ Happy Scrappy Shopping Haul / Pt.1

Hi there Crafty Friends,

  I've had a blast shopping just about everywhere lately, on-line, Michaels, you name it, I've been there! Here are the super fun goodies I picked up and I hope you can also take advantage of some of the sales going on out there. Thanks for watching...

Happy Shopping,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Episode #442 ~ Hoppy Easter Treat Box!

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  Today I thought I would share with you one of the projects that we made yesterday at my Stampin' Up! class here at my house. We had such a good time and this project was a BIG hit! The "Fry Box" from Stampin' Up! is so easy to work with and can make so many wonderful projects. I know I will get lot's of use out of this one.

  If you have any questions, just let me know...

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Paper Pumpkin February 2015

Check out this months Paper Pumpkin! How clever is this??? Who wouldn't love to receive this???

Super cute ~


Episode # 441 ~ Adorable "Perpetual Calendar" By Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,

  Oooohhhh.... I was so happy that I got to play with some new Stampin' Up! goodies that arrived yesterday!!! This fun Perpetual Birthday Calendar came together very quickly and I love having it for year after year. I used some of the left over items to make a couple of fun cards, you will have lot's of goodies remaining that can be used on other projects. This would also make a great gift for anyone who might not otherwise remember all their family and friends birthdays!

Thanks so much for watching...


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Epsiode #440 ~ Shabby Chic Birdcage Candle Holder & Card Share

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Valentine's Day to all my crafty friends! I hope your day is full of love, laughter and CHOCOLATE!!!

  I wanted to share with all of you a pretty shabby chic birdcage candle holder that I made for a friends birthday. We are having a birthday luncheon for her and I can't wait to give her my gift! I used the awesome Chalk Paint from Michael's in a pale greenish blue color. I was very happy with how it turned out and hope it gives you some inspiration for making easy home decor or a unique gift.

  Have a wonderful day, we are celebrating at home with a delicious lobster tail and steak dinner with the kiddos. Thanks for watching and always leaving me sweet comments ~


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Episode # 439 ~ February 2015 Hip Kit Club Lay-out

Hi Guys,

  Well, I did it... I joined two scrapbooking kit clubs this past week! I am super excited and can't wait to get caught up on all my scrapbooking. I signed-up for Clique Kit and also Hip Kit Club - It's in hope that if I have "kits" coming each month, maybe I'll be less likely to go shopping all the time. We can all hope can't we??? LOL!

  This is just one of many double page layouts I hope to complete, it should be interesting to try and figure out how to stretch a single page of patterned paper ( you only get one of each design in the HCK) to do a bunch of double page lay-outs. I do a lot of those and I also put more than one picture on a page. I try to fit 3 maybe even 4 pictures on a page.

  If you have any suggestions on stretching a single sheet to make 2 pages, please share your ideas with me, I'd love to hear your ideas.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Episode #438 ~ Valentine's Day "Shaker" Cards!

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Hump Day... I've been busy in my craft room making some super fun shaker cards! I am seriously addicted to making & shaking these cuties. They really are just the sweetest things ever - I also went to my local Michael's (oops!) & found some more cute goodies. I came across a great deal on Inky Antics Stamp Sets for only $4.99 each, woo-hoo! I've paid over $11.00 a set when I lived in New Jersey at a small specialty store. So, this deal did make this momma very happy.

  Have a great rest of your week & get your craftiness on...

Big Hugs,

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Episode #437 ~ Great Deals at Tuesday Morning!

Hi Everyone,

  What a busy week I had, the weekend couldn't get here fast enough! I did find some time to pop into Tuesday Morning and found some terrific deals. The Sizzix one was the best price buster and I was really happy to find the Vellum pack as well as the super cute Love Notes paper pad, yippee!

  Now to relax and get my scrappiness on... Superbowl weekend means Super Scrapping too!!!

Have a great weekend,

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Episode #436 ~ "Double" Shaker Card Using Stamping' Up! Goodies

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  Today I wanted to share with you how I stumbled upon making a double "shaker" card for my daughter! I am sending her a little Valentine's Day package to her at school and I wanted to include a cute card for her. I love the look of vellum paper, but I really didn't want to use brads or eyelets... So I pulled out my Washi tape and viola... Double Shaker Card!!! Check out the video and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I love to hear from you guys!


Episode # 435 ~ *New* Craft Room Tour Pt. 1

Hi Everyone,

  Here is my *New* Craft Room Tour! I am super excited to share my wonderful place where I get my craftiness on!!! This is a much smaller area than in our old house, but I am very happy with it and after re-organizing everything from scratch, I am over the moon with it now and I LOVE spending time here.

  I have combined my craft room, nail salon and Mary Kay Studio all in one space, which was no easy feat. To me... it's better than going to the mall!

  If you have any questions, leave them for me and I will be happy to answer them for you. Thanks again my friends for being loyal viewers, subscribers and crafty friends!


Episode #435 ~ *New* Craft Room Tour Pt. 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Here is Pt. 2 of my 3 Part *New* Room Tour! I hope you enjoy it and get some new ideas for storage and organizing. Thank you so much for watching and leaving all your fun comments. They mean the world to me!


Episode #435 ~ *New* Craft Room Tour Pt. 3 ( Final )

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Here is Pt. 3 - the Final video in my 3 part *Room Tour*... I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for watching and subscribing to my bog and YouTube channel, I really appreciate it!

Big Hugs,

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Episode #434 ~ Shopping Trip Goodies ~

Hi Crafty Friends,

  Remember me??? It's be awhile since I made a video - I spent the first of the New Year re-organizing
my new craft room. Boy… was the a HUGE job, but well worth it. I am much happier with the way it is now, yippee!

  I made a stop at Hobby Lobby last night after I watched Schell (babytweetums) on YouTube. All the Paper Studio products are all 50% Off! She shared the kits she picked up, so I grabbed some too at that great price! I also received a "deal" that I ordered on-line from Peachy Cheap - super cute October Afternoon stuff!

  Tomorrow I should be posted a video featuring my craft room, so keep your eye out for that… I have a surprise - you won't believe what I have in my happy place!