Friday, August 8, 2014

Cards and Card Box inspired by Lisa Stenz

At Convention this summer, one of my FAVORITE Consultant artists, Lisa Stenz, displayed this set of cards and box she created with paper from the Pathfinder paper pack.  I think these are the prettiest cards I have seen in a long time!  I knew I had to give them a try for myself.  If you'd like to make these cards, sign up for my workshop on Monday, August 25th, at 6 p.m.  The fee for this class is $24, which includes a full pack of the Pathfinder paper, your Journaling Cards Box and a package of the Bling Gems.  I'll provide the remaining paper that you will need. 

If you want to take a crack at these on your own, I used Glacier Cardstock, White Daisy and Chocolate Cardstock in addition to the Pathfinder B&T paper.  The flowers are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and sponged with Glacier ink on the edges.  I embossed several of the pieces with our new Floral Embossing Folder.  You can find all of the supplies you'll need for this project on my website,

The stamp images came from a couple of different stamp sets. Most of them were from our November Stamp of the Month, "It's the Little Things," which won't be available until November.  I also used a couple of images from the "Lifetime of Happiness" stamp set (C1589, $13.95), which is available now. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August Special!

I think I'm becoming a bigger fan of our Picture My Life Program every single day!  The PML Programs are a fantastic value at $24.95 because they have over 120 cards in them. . .that's insane!  You can use the cards in our special slotted Memory Protector pages (as shown in the photo) or add them to your traditional scrapbooking pages.  And, they'll also make WONDERFUL cards!  Just mat them and add them to the front of card and you've got an instantly adorable card. 
During the month of August, when you purchase one of our 13 different PML Programs, you can get an additional Memory Protector pack for only $3 (regularly $9.95).  Each PML Program comes with 10 Memory Protectors, but with 120 cards, you're going to want even more!
To order, visit my website at

Online Open House

Join me online Thursday evening to participate in my Facebook Open House.  Visit my Facebook business page at    Place an order on my website, and you'll get entered into my hostess drawing!

Fun projects with the August Stamp of the Month

I'm having a blast playing with our August Stamp of the Month, What a Hoot.  You can get some really cute looks by stamping the owl on patterned papers and cutting out different sections of his body.  It's also a perfect stamp for playing with our new ShinHan Twin Touch markers (love, love, love them).   What's really awesome about this set is that it works for Halloween, but it also works for year-round projects.  To purchase the August Stamp of the Month, visit my website at  You can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase (or buy it for the $17.95 retail price).
I made this box using our Artiste Cricut Cartridge (the box is cut at 4 inches).  The paper on the box comes from our new Scaredy Cat paper pack.

This is one of our NEW Cut Above treat boxes.  The box comes ready to use and those cute little stickers you see on the candy are INCLUDED!  I added the owl stamp and the message to dress the box up a bit (design inspired by my team member, Susan Williams).

Here's a year-round card featuring paper from the Blushed paper packet and colored with our new Twin Touch markers.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Our New Annual Inspirations Catalog is here!!!

I'm not sure if I've been this excited about a new catalog launch in a long time!  Our new Annual Inspirations catalog is just jam-packed with new products. . .nine new paper packs, oodles of new stamp sets, beautiful new accessories, awesome markers. . .so many things to be giddy about!  You can view the new catalog online on my website,
My customer open house is scheduled for next Thursday, August 7th, 5 to 8 p.m., at 3441 E. Whitehall Dr. in Springfield.   Drop by to see all of the new products on display.  I'll have prizes, a free Make N' Take, all of the new products on display, sign-ups for upcoming workshops. . .so much to see and do!  Bring a friend and come join the fun!  For every $15 that you order, you'll be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing, and you could win a bundle of new products of your choice!  If you can't attend but want to get in on the drawing, place your order online (visit my website and click to "join" my Open House event. . .your order will be shipped straight to you)!