Monday, August 14, 2017

Happy Mail from Kyra

Kyra sends the most beautiful mail. I love watching her videos and gaining inspiration from them. Here are a few pictures from my most recent Happy Mail from Kyra.

Kyra recently also opened her first shop, check it out:

Summer Card Swap

I already received my three cards from the Summer Card Swap. The card swap ends July 30th. You still have a chance to enter.

These are the cards Megan sent out to her partner:

Cards made by Jacque:

Kayla sent these cards to her swap partner Dagmar:

A picture of the cards Amy made:

These cards are made by Nanci.

Cards made by Rosa:

Cards created by Raine:

Flowerbed gardening

I've had some seeds laying around the house for years. My flower bed infront of the house has been bare for years. I just didn't have the time to tend to it. Then a few weeks ago I had this idea..... (me and my ideas) that I would just plant what ever seeds I have in this flowerbed and watch and see what happens. 

So far, the pumpkin seeds and cucumber seeds have taken off. It's probably a little late in the season to be planting these things, but I'm curious to see what happens. 


 I received a packet of Zinnia's from a penpal and let my grandson Dominic plant them in the garden two days ago. If you look to the right, you can already see it sprouting.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer ATC Swap

Joined another Facebook forum (Pocketletter and Embellishments Swap) event (Summer Time themed ATC Cards). I made these ATC cards last week with my daughter Nicole. I sent four of the cards I made to my swap partner Breana. She took this picture and thanked me. She stated that she liked the one with the Hawaiin shirt the best. 

These were the directions:

What does summer mean to you?
Create 4 summer themed ATC Cards
Mail them in a plastic sleeve or bag to protect them
new to ATC Cards search youtube and pinterest for pictures and videos and turorials to get you started.
- did you know that a 9 pocket pocket letter is actually 9 ATC Cards
- click going to receive updates and comments. 
IM in & where you are and where you want to mail too to receive your partner
-partners posted 1-2 days before event starts

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer ATC

My daughter Nicole and I made these Artist Trading Cards last weekend. I think they turned out beautifully. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Secret Santa Swap

Christmas in July Swap

I was bored one day this summer and joined a Facebook forum titled "Happy Swapping and more". It's a pretty neat group and the administrator adds new events all the time. Unfortunetly, people sometimes do not fullfil their side of the bargain and people end up empty handed. I was lucky enough to get an honest person as a partner and she sent me these lovely items in a box. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Online Bingo with Brenda

Last Tuesday I played Bingo through a Facebook forum called "Pocketletter and Embellishment Swap" , event (Brenda's Bingo Group). These are the fantastic die cuts and goodies I received from Brenda. 
Thanks Brenda!

Brenda sent me this adorable Bingo card:

Inside the pink envelope are the butterfly chips

Bingo is played every Tuesday at around 6p.m Central Time, 7p.m EST
East coast is 3 hours ahead of West coast,4pm for West coast.

Paper Pumpkin 50% off


Monday, August 7, 2017

Patching the doggie bed

Daisy my beagle loves to chew up her bed. I have already patched up her bed twice so far and now I am due for a third time. Right now the bed and stuffing are on my desk to be completed later. I hope she stops this bad habit soon.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Scavenger Hunt Time

The winner will receive 5 handmade Christmas cards or Free Shipping on your first order from my catalog.
90% of the pictures must be from Stampin' Up.
Email your pictures & answers to:

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kitchen Decor

I finally decorated the top of our cabinets in the Kitchen. It wasn't very pretty before. My husband who is 6'4" was using the top of the cabinets for appliance storage. Now that it is decorated he and the rest of the family can't use it for junk anymore. 
My daughter and I found most of the stuff at Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Goodwill and a Second hand thrift store. I spent under $100. I love the way it turned out.

Monday, July 24, 2017

5 more months until Christmas - Seaside Shore Christmas Card and more

Here are some cards we created in our last christmas card making workshop in July. The next class is schedules for September.

Watch U-tube video "here" for the nautical christmas card.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friendship Books (FB's)


The funniest thing happened….. 

Christmas Cards

We made these cards in my workshop. I think they turned out beautiful.

We embossed the cards with silver powder, which gave a lovely effect.

Click "here" to watch a video on "The Magic of embossing" You can purchase the embossing powder and heatgun in my store (link above).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back to School Tags

Pictured are 10 Back to School tags that I created for a swap in Swappers Corner. (July Tag) I'm mailing them out today and then I wait for my surprise to come in the mail. These swaps are addictive because I love getting surprise mail in the mail box. 

Happy Mail from Kyra

Kyra sends the most beautiful mail. I love watching her videos and gaining inspiration from them. Here are a few pictures from my most recen...