Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Embossing Fun!

I'm just loving our new Embossing Folders.  When you add embossing to a card, you can make a very simple design look SO elegant!  You can purchase any of our five Embossing Folders for only $8.95 each (visit my website at  Sign up for my Embossing Class on Thursday, May 29th, to learn fun tips for using our embossing folders.

For this card, I used the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder (Z1926, $8.95) on my Juniper CS.  I cut the card stock at an angle and stamped a sentiment on the corner of my card front.  The rose is from one of our retired stamp sets--I colored it with our watercolor markers.

For this card, I used the Damask Embossing Folder (Z1927, $8.95) on white cardstock.  The bow is cut from the Artiste cartridge.

I like using strips or blocks of solid cardstock that have been embossed (this one with the Dot Embossing Folder, Z1924).  Suddenly, a very basic card becomes more interesting because of the texture.

This card is made with the Lollydoodle paper pack and Dot Embossing Folder. 

This card didn't photograph all that well, but it shows that you can sand our white core cardstock that has been embossed.  The sanding will turn all of the "raised" images white.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cards for May Club using May Special

Thought I'd show off a couple more cards made with the Free to Be Me Paper Pack (our May special).  The top card is my design using one of the overlays from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (I cut the overlay at 5 1/2" real dial size).  The stamp is from the May Stamp of the Month.  You can get the Free to Be Me Paper Pack AND the May Stamp of the Month for only $5 each with a $50 order.  PLUS, when you order through my website,, you'll get a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack of your choice!  Just visit my website, click to join the "May Super Special" party on the bottom right, start shopping.  Do NOT add your free paper pack to your order--just send me a message and I will happily send your free paper pack separately to you!
This next card is a copy of one that Sheri Rottler designed (you can see her original at I just LOVED this card with the embossed background and had to make one for myself!  The stamp set is C1540 Hello Blooms.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Club Projects

Our May Hostess Club will be doing the layout from the Ariana Workshop on the Go.  If you'd like to attend on Monday, May 19th (10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.), let me know!  The cost for the workshop is a $20 minimum order.  Note that the Ariana Assortment bows will not be provided for the class, but you can make those part of your order and add them later.  Card makers will be making some cards featuring our AWESOME May special, the Free To Be Me paper pack.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Place any order through my website in the month of May, and I will give you one of our My Reflections Paper Packs FREE!!  Just go to, click to join the "May Super Special" party in the lower right corner and start shopping!

Do NOT add your free paper pack to your cart. . .contact me directly and I will give/ship your paper pack to you. 

While you're shopping, you can take advantage of the May National Scrapbooking Month special (see previous post) and the May Stamp of the Month.  Also, check out our current clearance items under "While Supplies Last" and our new "Product Collections."


Monday, May 5, 2014

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with our May Special!

It's true. . .beautiful paper makes for beautiful projects!  You'll love the fun embossed patterns in our Free to Be Me Paper Pack, available only in the month of May.  You can get a package of this paper for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Plus, when you purchase the paper pack, I'll send you a free project guide with instructions and cutting guides for two adorable layouts and three cards.   Note:  the cards featured in this project guide use the May Stamp of the Month. . .you can purchase this stamp set for only $5 along with this special.

Below are the projects I made using the project guide that you will get FREE when you purchase the May special.  I did the layouts almost exactly like the ones in the guide, but I made a few changes on the cards to suit my own preferences.  Note that they used the May Stamp of the Month on all of the cards.

Yes, all of these furry friends belong to my family (the hamster, the cat, the dog, the guinea pig and the chinchilla).  And, yes, that IS a hamster on my daughter's head in the photo on the left!


May Stamp of the Month--You've Got a Friend

If you want some fun, encouraging sentiments to add to your cards or layouts, here's a great set!  Be sure to purchase it in May because it will be gone at the end of the month!