Monday, June 28, 2010

Sites for Vintage Photos

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are starting your week off to a good start.  Someone asked me where I get my vintage photos from, so I decided to post it.  Whenever I find an image that I like, I will save it in a folder on my computer. I don't use a lot of sites to collect images, but I think these two are awesome. If you would like to add one, just add it in the comments section. I've been busy doing a mini series on Tim Holtz' Lost and Found paper collection. I really love his paper.  I decided to do more kits in my store too, because I love being able to have people try out different products, different embellishments, etc.  So, if there is a kit you would like to see, please let me know.  So, here are the two links I promised. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have your cake and eat it too!

Here's the final picture of the cake I made for Kayleigh. I am also going to attempt to make a wedding cake this year...hahaha.  The recipe is delicious. It's an Almond Vanilla Cake with Sour Cream. The cake itself was not hard to bake. But, the decorating was a challenge. The kids loved it, and I got a thumbs up from my daughter on using the same recipe for her wedding cake!! Yay. I think next time, I am trying fondant...and maybe my Cricut Cake Machine too....Enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I did it!

I'm so happy I took the Copic Certification Class! I learned so much from Jennie Black. It was so 
worth it for me because now I am able to teach Copic classes locally! We learned about the 
color wheel, coloring techniques, skin color choices, airbrushing, and mainly had so much fun! 
I guess that's what happens when you get women together to craft, right?? Please stay tuned 
because you will see more as I build up my inventory of Copics! Have a great week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Store Announcement

Hi Everyone, 

I just received 4 Tattered Angels die cuts from Tim Holtz.  They will go fast, so if you want one, please head over to my store at and purchase them now.....You can also order it, but it will take extra time for shipment.  Get them while they are hot. I can ship Monday 6/14...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

July Tag Swap

Hi Everyone. I'm happy to announce the continuation of my Monthly Tag Swap.  July's theme is "Things that FLY".  And you must also include a quote that goes with your tag.  You can use butterflies, birds, bees, fairies, angels, etc. Anything that is airborne. Also, you must decorate front and back of the tags.

Please email me at to sign up.  There will be 3 groups. Beginners, Advanced, and One on One tag swap with me.  You make 2 tags, mail them to me. I will add embellishments to it, and mail one back to you. This is a great way for beginners to learn new things.

The rules are as follows:

Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

GROUP 1                                                GROUP 2               
1.  Teresa Neff                                        1. Shen
2.  Patti Lane                                         2. Kandi Rivera
3.  Stephanie Collins                            3. Brenda Stilner
4.  Carolyn Ryzanych                           4. lucinda Scherer
5.  Judy McGinnis                                5. Shelly Wittschiebe

Group 3
1. Toni Tickner
2. Diana Ayala
3.Teresa Miller
4.Shanta Newby
5. Michelle (Lazycatz27)


Requirements: 4-6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers.  Example is shown below. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

1.Deb Dacosta(scrapdelight1)
2. Sylvia Holmes
3. Amy Kittle
4. Donna Brown
5. Maria Mendoza

SWAP 3      ONE ON ONE ---SWAP WITH ME! You make 2 tags and send to me.  I will add to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!

1. Sylvia Holmes
2. Brenda Stilner
3. Adrienne Rivera
4. Cindy Foster
5. Asa Stewart
6. Laura Lefavor


1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   You mail 4 + 1 for the hostess(ME), EXCEPT for the One on One swap, you mail 2 tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me.

3.   You mail to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you.

4.    Mail to me by July 15(15th of every month and I will mail out on the 20th of each month).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Store Announcement

If you haven't seen my Announcement. Please watch my video.