Dec 31

Aliens, Birthday, Crazy Z Fold

We are back on the road! Yesterday Kevin looked at the weather and decided to leave. We packed in a hurry; hopefully didn’t forget anything 🀨

We spent the night in Bloomington , IL at the DoubleTree since no water in the toy hauler. We had a nice travel day but today we have had nothing but rain! Rain is better than snow but we have seen three accidents already.

Another fun pop out z fold card!

Stamps Used: C325 Happy Birthday Human; E341 Out of World B-Day; F308 Rocket Ship; F304 Trio Rocket Ship; F306 Space Alien; A232 Pull Here Mini; DD90 Dots & Circle One Inch;

Dec 27

Birthday, Crazy Z Fold, flowers, Funky Folds

good evening. This was my other birthday card that I needed over the holidays!!

We had a crazy day, just getting last minute things ready with the new POS system. We are leaving Monday for Grapevine, TX.

If you live near Dallas, TX here is the promoters Website with information :

Grapevine, TX Show Info

Stamps Used: GG49 Peony in Vase; LG; FF32 Heart Banner Tag Lg; E343 String of Butterflies; D331 Birthday Wishes; G350 May Your B-Day; A232 Pull Here Sm; DD90 Dots & Circle for 1 inch punch;

Dec 26

Birthday, Box Cards, Pirates

The holidays are over and it’s back to work. We celebrated two birthdays while on holiday. Two 20 year olds. The first card was for my niece. I’m pretty sure I won the contest for the best card! πŸ˜‰ A box card works great for a money holder.

Stamps Used: LL20 HL Jack & Lizzie; FF32 Heart Banner Tag LG; D20HL Treasure Map; E24HL Yo Ho Ho; EE21HL Skull Flag; F21HL Shiver Me Timers; GG20HL Treasure Chest; H20HL Palm Island;

Dec 20

Birthday, Crazy Z Fold, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp

Hello. Spent a little time in the studio today. Cleaned! Boy, did I have a mess. Why is crafting so messy??😝

Since I’m teaching this type of card fold in my class this year – I like to make a bunch of them so I’m very familiar with the card. They are a little addicting.

Stamps Used: DD81 Tall Daisy Med EE56 Tall Daisy Lg; D299 Trio Butterflies; A232 Tiny Pull Here; CC91 Dot’s and Circle 7/8”; AA31 Butterfly Mini; F143 Happy Bday ; G361 Every Kind of Joy;

Cutting Die Used: CDD299 Trio Butterfly Cutting Die;

Dec 18

Crazy Z Fold, Friendship, Funky Folds

So I’m rocking and rolling and getting things done around here. πŸ™‚ so much organizing that I forget to blog! Just cleaning up old make n takes and re-organizing things. Heat went out in the studio so we had to get a new heater- lucky we’ve been having beautiful weather in WI!!

Today’s card is one of our Fabulous Friend cards from our class. We will be teaching at all the Heirloom shows, Akron, and possibly Stampaway.

It’s a fun swing fold!

Stamps Used: D279 Sisters Sm; EE25 Dots and Circle; DD82 Butterflies; E142 Friend Thinking; C123 Glad Friends; A232 Pull Here; H95 Friends Words;

Cutting Die Used: Krinkle Butterfly Cutting Die;

Dec 14

Aliens, Birthday, Box Cards

Good Evening! It’s way past my bedtime but we had a busy day and I’m just getting to blogging- I’m trying to be better at it.

This box card was one of the first I cut and scored- and it’s a little wonky. You have to be very precise when scoring paper for box cards. The more you do the better you get at it!

Stamps Used: F307 Standing Rocket Ship; F308 Rocket SpaceShip; F306 Space Alien; C325 Happy Birthday Human! E341 Out of This World BDay;

Dec 13

Aliens, Box Cards

Good Evening!

I finally feel like we are getting caught up.

The new POS system is up and running! Whew! That is a lot of work. Not my cup of tea.

I’ve got most of my class paper cut and ready; still have a ways to go but getting there.

Made another box card! I’m not sure why they are so fun but maybe it’s just because I’m stamping and not working.

Stamps Used: C326 Cheers to Adventures; F303 Alien Rocket Ship; F304 Trio Rocket Ship;

Dec 12

Birthday, Box Cards

Good Morning! Well apparently we are still not connected between Facebook and WordPress! Groan! I think I will go back to bed.

We do have an error on our 2019 schedule that Kevin will fix today. Allentown is listed under March but he had April as the date. It really is in March. Thanks to those who let us know! Sometimes after you stare at things so long it all looks right.

Another quick box card. These just take one 8 1/2 x 11 paper for the base. Pattern Paper makes things quick. I generally use PhotoPlay paper.

Stamps Used: D331 Birthday Wishes; E313 Best Year Yet;

Now it’s back to loading inventory in the new POS. I’d rather be stamping!

Dec 11

Birthday, Box Cards, flowers

Good Evening! Lots going on around our place! We needed to get a new POS system which is a point of sale cash/computer program. Groan! Lots of data entry which I am not a fan of.

I finally realized my blog had gotten disconnected from facebook so hopefully that is fixed.

I cracked a tooth! Most annoying 😩 so it’s either a $2500 root canal and cap or pull it. I’m leaning towards pulling it. This is the 5th tooth I’ve cracked! I need to stop clenching my jaw. So was at the dentist on Monday, today, and need to make an appointment for whatever it is I choose. I don’t have time for this 😜πŸ€ͺ😝

But I LOVE making box cards so fun and easy. My class this year includes a box card. Information for my class is on our 2019 schedule. Here is the link to our schedule: 2019 Schedule

Stamps Used: D331 Birthday Wishes; GG49 Peony Vase Lg; F301 Happiest Things; CC96 Peony Vase Sm;

Dec 5

Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Gift Card Holders, Wiper Cards

Good Morning! I continue to make stamps, fill orders, and try to get my class and new make n takes together. We will be changing how we do make n takes next year.

We will be doing our 27 cards buffet only at Heirloom Production shows. The rest of the shows we will be doing a 2-3 card guided make n take format.

So much to do in so little time! 😩

Here is another variation of our wiper gift card holder that we will be doing in Design and Treasure on Thursday night of Heirloom Production shows. I hope to have our schedule up soon!!

Stamps Used: E290 Gift for You; E292 Anything you’d Like; F237 Present Lg; FF50 1.75” Dots and Circle; CSM102 Dots & Circles Clear Stamps Set; EE25 1.25/1.5 Dots & Circles; A232 Pull Here;

Cutting Die Used: Present Cutting Die;

Dec 4

Birthday, Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Gift Card Holders, Holiday

Good Morning! I have been pretty busy designing my class and the D&T projects. Sometimes it’s hard to pull it all together- the right paper, the right stamps & cutting dies. You also have to have the project completable. This project is my 1/2 hour project. This is done at the Heirloom Production shows. I’m working on getting our schedule on the web too! ahh! so much to do!

Stamps Used: F237 KB’s Present Lg; FF50 1.75” Dots & Circle; EE25 1.25/.5” Dots & Circle; A232 Pull Here Mini; E290 Gift for You; E292 Anything You’d Like;

Cutting Die Used: CDF237 Present Cutting Die;