Thurs April 2 4

April 24, 2014

paint chip

so I have a pile of yellow paint chip samples since I have been painting.  I don’t feel right about going and getting paint chips for stamping unless I’m actually going to be painting.   Since I was looking for a yellow paint – I had to go and get yellow paint chip samples so I have a few. :)  A clean and simple card.  I did cut off the ends of the paint chip even with the card.

Here is a before picture of my laundry room…

LR Before

The Re-Do1


sorry the pics are so dark!   I will have to take more pictures…they didn’t look dark when I initially took them :(

Off to Akron,  OH!

Wed April 23rd

April 23, 2014


We have been so busy taking care of the last minute things for the Akron,  OH show that I forgot to blog yesterday!  I actually sat down at the computer to do it and got side tracked by some paper work.

We are headed to Akron, OH in the morning.  The show is well run and well attended so we are looking forward to a busy weekend.  For our customers that live in OH;  we will have a few of the handmade in OH stamps with us.  They look like this:


This card is using a new stamp C264


It matches the new EK Success 1.25″ Scallop circle punch.  Better get to bed so I can get up early and get going! :)

Monday April 21st

April 21, 2014

wedding 1wedding 2

I have need of a wedding card and not much time so simple and quick it is!

Stamps Used:  D221 KB’s Wedding Cake; E197 New Mr & Mrs; HH28 Dots & Lines Border stamp; G333 Wishing beautiful life.

Much to do to get ready for the Akron,  OH show.  It just seems like too much gets left to the last minute! :)

Friday April 18th

April 18, 2014

sistersanother fabulous card from Michelle!  My folks headed home today so we made stamps all day long!  Almost forgot to blog we were so busy trying to get things done for the show next week in Akron, OH.  We still have a quite a bit to do so we’ll be busy next week too!  Have a great weekend!  The weather should be GREAT!

Thurs April 17

April 17, 2014

piece of cake

Good Morning!  Another great card today from Michelle!  I love her use of color.  We worked in the shop this morning and now we are headed out thrift store shopping with my Mom and Dad.  I have most of my projects done and have been itching to go to the thrift stores.  So hopefully we’ll find some good bargains today!

The snow is mostly gone and we have sunshine today so a perfect WI day!

Wed April 16

April 16, 2014

happy day

so I’m spending the day with my Mom an Dad and it does make my day happy!  This card is so happy looking too; you can’t help but smile when you see it!  Hope your day is happy too!

Tues April 15

April 15, 2014

coffee gift 1

coffee gift 2

so here is another awesome card from Michelle!  She puts a ton of work into her cards and it sure shows!  Love them!  Love how she sewed the edge of this card.  I have a sewing machine in my studio but it is not completely set up but I’m getting inspired by these cards.  I also like how she used the swiss dot stamps with a circle die cut!

Lots going on today…we have special company coming today.  One of our 95 year old ministers and his great nephew and his great great nephew.  What a privilege! My parent are coming to spend a couple of days :)  Happy they are feeling well enough to travel.  The laundry room is almost done!!!!  Very, very close!  I need to order a door today since we are changing the doors in the house because they are just cheap standard grade ugly doors.  Oh and can’t forget the trip to the accountant to file taxes and send the good old USA a check!  Have a great day hope your having a special day too!

Mon April 14th

April 14, 2014

this am

ok Mother Nature we thought you should know we are really done with SNOW!  And yes this was my commute to work this morning!  The pictures don’t due it justice.  The wind was incredible so the snow was flying all over the place, the driveway is a sheet of ice and it’s hard to tell in the picture but the shop is actually down a little hill.  gross!  I guess Friday has more snow in the forecast!  I wanted to unload the trailer today so that I could order my MNT paper but I guess that will have to wait for another day.

My friend, Michelle, who has a blog inspiration made me some cards that are adorable!  I really wanted to send some of them to my friends they are so adorable but I guess they better go in the booth so you all can enjoy too!

smell coffee

stamps used:  BB15 Retro Daisy; D217 KB’s Capp Cup; D219 KB’s Tulip Coffee Cup; E263 Smell Coffee

Michelle – maybe you could let us know if you used a punch to punch out the BB15 or cut those all by hand???


Friday April 11th

April 11, 2014

baby giraffe

just a quick post today since my schedule is a little full!  Here is a simple baby card.  I think the doily lace punch from martha stewart is probably one of my favorite punches!  I’ve worn a couple of them out already.  just adds a girly touch!

Have a great weekend!  I hope to get the final touches done to complete the laundry room re-do.  Painting pegboard, cleaning out the closet, rebuilding the shelves and painting the inside of it.  Cover the blinds with fabric.  Re-purpose an old end table into the cat’s feeding station.  That should about do it! :)

Thurs March 10th

April 10, 2014

winter wishes 1

Here is a card with my sq sizzix die that I cut!  I usually cut the paper at 5.5″x either 10.5″ or 11.0″  if you cut it longer you can always adjust but cutting some off.  Always better to error on the cautious side.  I then score at 4.25″ and then flip the card around so that I can place the die edge at approximately 4.25″

sq die

You can see how I cut my die with simple tin snips.  In the background you can see a couple other cards that I made longer.  I always tape the die down so that it doesn’t move!  Any other questions about the dies- just let me know in the comments.

winter wishes 2

Stamps Used:  CC64 KB’s Ear Muff Snowman Small; DD61 Snow Fun Cube; E260 Taste the Snowflakes; AA27 Double Snowflakes


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