Thursday, March 31, 2016


I'm so excited to announce our April sign-up special!  During the month of April, you can sign up and purchase a special essentials starter kit for only $75 (plus tax/shipping).  The kit contains over $200 in products, PLUS you'll get a bonus $50 in product credit that you can use to select specific products that you'd like.

BUT WAIT, there's more!  If you reach $350 in sales in your first 30 days as a Consultant, you'll get a FREE Cricut Collection OR $100 in product credit!!  Yup. . .you read that right!!

BUT WAIT. . .there's more!  If you reach $350, you'll also achieve the first level of our Straight to the Top Program and get three awesome business builder stamp sets.

BUT WAIT. . .there's more!  If you reach your $350, you'll also get a $50 product bonus from me to say "JOB WELL DONE" and to thank you for helping me earn points for this year's Close to My Heart incentive trip.

To sign up, just visit my website at, and click on "What We Do">"Be a Consultant."

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Charlotte Layout and Card Kit Now Available!

I'm releasing two new kits at the same time--mainly because the components for these kits will only be available for another month.  This is my Charlotte Layout and Card Kit.   The colors in this kit are so soft and pretty--not sure that really comes across in the photo.  It's great for wedding or couples layouts, but it's also great for baby photos, best friends, etc.   When you purchase the kit, I'll send you everything you need to complete this layout and the four cards shown below.  You'll have a full package of the Charlotte Complements included in your kit plus any other accessories that are shown on the layout (like ribbon, etc.).   I always include a handout with photos and some general instructions for assembling your projects.   Cost for the kit is $18 plus $5 shipping.  If you'd like to order more than one of my kits, e-mail me at  I can ship two in a box for the same shipping price as one.  


 Just in time for spring. . .introducing my Penelope Layout and Card Kit, NOW AVAILABLE!  Your ready-to-assemble kit has all the pre-cut, pre-stamped pieces and accessories that you need to create the layout and four cards you see below.  You get a full package of the Penelope Complements in your kit.  Cost for the kit is $18 plus shipping ($5).  Note that I can ship two kits in the same box for the same cost.  So, if you decide you want to buy this kit and any of my others currently available (Sangria, Charlotte or La Vie En Rose), send me an e-mail at and let me know!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Card Marathon Coming March 28th

One of my favorite workshops to do for my customers is the 20 Card Marathon class.  We make 20 cards in one night (four each of five designs), so you'll go home stocked with cards to send your family and friends!   I'll offer a variety of sentiment (word) stamps so that you can stamp the message that you want on your cards, and I try to design cards that could work for a variety of occasions.  Here's the line-up for this month.  If you'd like to attend this workshop here in Springfield, sign up NOW!  Cost for the class is a $25 minimum order when you attend.

This card features paper from the Sangria paper pack.  I just love the colors in this paper pack.  You'll be able to select any message stamp that you'd like to go on it.  The flower is cut from the Artistry Cricut cartridge.

I really like the stamp set that comes in the Kaleidoscope Card Making Workshop On the Go Kit, so I made use of it on this card.  

I wanted to design a card that could be used for weddings because I'm often in need of wedding or shower cards.  This one is perfect for that--just change the sentiment to "Congrats" or "Best Wishes" and you're good to go.  The flowers are from the new Springtime Wishes stamp set.  The paper is from the Charlotte paper pack.

The background paper you see on these cards is from the new Regatta paper pack.  I love that it looks different depending on what section of the paper you use!  These cards make the neat freak in me extremely happy because they are so crisp and clean!!!  The stamp set is C1637 Stamps of Approval--it has five different images that you could choose to put in the box.  
I love black and white because you can mix it with any accent color.  It works for feminine or masculine cards, and it's a great look for wedding cards.  I'm going to let workshop attendees choose whether they want to emboss the background paper (top card) or stamp it with one of our adorable Charming Cascade stamps (D1668).  If you want to make it into a wedding card, choose the cascading hearts background and the "Happy Wedding Day" stamp.  You can also choose whether to add sparkles or Shimmer Trim to the card.

Thursday, March 17, 2016


So, I've been having fun playing with our March Stamp of the Month, Sunshine Birdies.  This is such a CUTE stamp set. . .it just makes me happy when I work with it!  This morning, I used the Penelope paper pack along with the Sunshine Birdies stamp set to create some fun cards.  If you order $50 or more through my website this month, I will send you these four cards, handmade from me, as a thank you gift!   Remember that, when you have a $50 order, you qualify to get the Sunshine Birdies set for only $5. Plus, we also have the Buy Two, Get One Free stamp sale going on. . .so combine those awesome deals to your advantage and get these CUTE cards from me!  Oh, while you're online, don't forget to check out the clearance deals.  Order through my website at

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Don't miss the Stampaganza special running through the month of March!  Purchase any two stamp sets and get the third set free (third set is of equal or less value).  And we have SO MANY wonderful stamp sets featured in our Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions books!!!  Note that some of our stamp sets will be retiring at the end of April.  Below you'll find a list of those that will be retiring April 30th.  To take advantage of the Stampaganza special, just head to my website,, and start shopping.  Put three stamp sets in your cart, and the third one will be free.  And, did you know that there's NO LIMIT to this special???  So, if you put six stamp sets in your cart, the two least expensive sets will be FREE!

Sunshine Birdies coming your way!

You're going to love our March Stamp of the Month!  If you haven't noticed, the trend right now is coloring. . .markers, watercolor, pencils.  This stamp set lends itself so well to all of these fun coloring techniques!   If you want vibrant colors, try out our incredible Shin Han alcohol markers.  If you want a softer look, try it with our watercolor paints.  You can get all of these products on my website at

When I use the Watercolor Paints, I prefer to use our Archival Black stamp pad.  It does not run when I add the water.

I typically use the black Memento or Archival Black stamp pads when working with alcohol markers.