Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Snap, I missed it

I'd wanted to enter this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge, but I missed it! I was pretty proud of my card and it fit perfectly with the right row down -- Flowers, Bow/Twine and Green:


I used the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Lovely Lily Pad stamps, dies and DSP 

Shannon Fralish for Paper Made Bakery  (c) Stampin' Up!

There are just a couple weeks left to earn these products for FREE, so contact me to find out how you can get yours! Thanks for stopping by and let's not miss out on next week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge!




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Friday, February 14, 2020

Extra, extra - get your Valentine's Day Cards!

January's card class was so much fun and the cards using Simple Stories new line called Simple Vintage: My Valentine were a BIG hit! Everyone enjoyed making these beauties, even though there were about a million pretty little pieces!

I challenged our card makers to design a 9th card from the leftover scraps of this kit. We're having a little (random) prize drawing tomorrow morning for those willing to join this fun, informal showcase. Feel free to leave nice comments below if you wish!

Drumroll, please...


Carol D - she doesn't do many Valentines, so she modified these for everyday. Awesome, right?


Bev G's 9th card with her leftovers...


Bev G's 10th card! She even used the last bits of ephemera on mini V-day gifts!
Sandy H's 9th card - love the cross-stitched die cutting!


Sandy H's #10 - that rose looks so real...


Laura H's 9th card


Laura H's card #10 - a little something special.
Jenn B's #9 - love the pocket banner!

Shannon F -- Love Potion #9...loved that sweet little little lady!

Shannon F -- when life gives you scraps, make another card!!

So, what do you think? Great work, ladies! I'll update this post with the lucky draw winner...stay tuned!

ETA: 1. Carol, 2. Bev, 3. Sandy, 4. Laura, and 5. Jenn. Winner, winner, chicken dinner -- Carol D's the lucky duck! Your fun little prize will be delivered when I see you at our February Card Making Class in Fallbrook. Thank you all!






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Sunday, January 5, 2020

If the Shoe(box) Fits...

I hosted our first Shoebox Card Swap yesterday and it was so much fun! Seven of us got together for a few hours of crafty camaraderie, enjoyed yummy potluck treats, and then made a bundle of really cute cards for many occasions. Here's a peek at them:

Jane Carlson's book fairy

Sandy Hall's elegant thank you

Marie Harper's happy bird-day!

Jana Hubler's red rose

Here's my take on a Big Grumpy

Maria Paulson's poppy field

Jan Catron's big smoochie!

We're looking forward to our next Shoebox Card Swap. If you're in the San Diego area and would like an invitation, drop me an note (see Contacts tab above).

Hope your new year has started out creatively!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Melts My Heart

Are you busy preparing for Turkey Day with all the family and fixin's? I've got my recipes out and am ready to indulge my family in some Barefoot Contessa magic! I'm also looking forward to decorating for Christmas after recovering from said turkey extravaganza.

What else am I looking forward to? Winding down the year in a cozy little home with my dear, sweet pup, Katie. Have you met her?


We're taking December off from card classes, but we're getting ready for an AWESOME new year with our January card class and kits. Check out our CLASSES page and register early for My Vintage Valentines.

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving surrounded by those you love!




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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Happy World Card Making Day!

It's just about our favorite day of the year, right?! A day just for us card makers. I hope you find some time today to break out your crafty tools, hoarded papers, and sparkly good stuff to create a handmade treasure to share.

I've been working on Christmas cards. I know, it's hard to think about Christmas when it's 80+ degrees outside, but with such pretty goodies on my work space, it's also hard to resist.


Here's a fun triangular trifold card I made with the new Pink Paislee Together For Christmas line. I was inspired by watching THIS VIDEO by Jan Mansor Brown. The papers and ephemera made this one easy and beautiful! This is what this pretty interactive card looks like opened:


We're making this card and several others in our October Card Making Classes. If you live in or will be visiting the San Diego area at the end of October, click HERE to check out our class schedule and more details. You can also purchase a kit with instructions so you can make it anywhere you live!

Enjoy today, World Card Making Day 2019!


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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Autumn Treats

Hope your long weekend is going well! With the 90+ degree temps lately, I thought I'd try to conjure up some cooler weather and started working on our autumn-inspired cards and projects for September's classes.

Here's a fun fold pinwheel "card" that contains a fun sentiment and chocolate surprise:


It's made by folding a 6x6 piece of patterned paper -- how many of those do you have left over in your stash?! I put a belly band around it, adorned with a Taylored Expressions Sarcasti-chick stamped princess. Here's the inside:


Let's pretend the chocolate hasn't melted, OK?! Super cute if I do say so myself. Below are the other cards we'll make in our September Classes, so click the CLASSES tab above if you'll be in the San Diego area near the end of the month and would like to join us! These cards are inspired by Stamp Joy West Coast, Jean Manis, and Melody Rupple.


There is also a fifth card included, a treat from Taylored Expressions -- they're just the best! Dreaming of cool breezes and rustling leaves!




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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Wreath Builder with a *TwIsT*

Hi there!

Here's a quick update -- we have just THREE (3) spots left in our July class in either Escondido or Fallbrook. If you'd like to try your hand with the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder template using some fun new stamps by Ellen Hutson & Jenn Shurkus, click HERE for more information and register now!



Stay cool, San Diego!



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