"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

December 29, 2010

Louie's New Slipper Bed!

My husband was teasing me about my ratty slippers, so for Christmas he bought me new slippers.  While making the video for episode 2 of my Late Night Lattes & Crafts series, my feet got too warm, so I took off my slippers.  Well, Louie, one of my kitties (and my shadow while crafting), decided he needed to make a bed of them, and here he is on HIS new slipper bed!


December 27, 2010

Late Night Lattes & Crafts #2

First, thank you to all my viewers for the holiday wishes in your comments.  I so enjoy reading all your comments!

I hope you like the card in this episode.  I am sure all of you have stamps you've purchased to make masculine cards, so try one of them on this card.  The card can be used for any number of occasions.  I'm using it for my uncle's birthday card. 

I would love to hear from you, so please, feel free to leave me a comment! The supply list is below the video.


December 26, 2010

Pink Birthday

I received the punches I used for this card for Christmas from my sweet husband.  You've really got to try the Martha Stewart "Punch Around the Page" punch sets - they are so much fun!  I simply sponged a paper flower for the card.  The inside of the card says "wishing you a fun filled day."


December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Just finished opening presents - stamps and paper and punches oh my! 

One of the gifts under the tree was a note from Gary that he had ordered a horizontal extension arm for my video tripod (to film my videos directly above instead at an angle)!!!   As soon as it arrives, I'll get back to filming videos.

Thank you all for all your kind comments in the last few months.  They've made me want to create more than ever.

 Gary and I wish each of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and blessings to all!

Christmas Card 2010

This is our Christmas card for 2010 - easy & simple with my Cricut, Design Studio and a couple of cartridges!


December 23, 2010

New Year's Kiss

It has been a few weeks since I've posted anything, and I can only say that between my job, and my husband's two jobs, and keeping up with all three, and on top of that the holiday season, I'm ready for a lazy Christmas day!

Recently my dear husband commented that since I returned to the work force, he hasn't gotten many "just because" cards from me, so I decided to make him a New Year's card just because.  This is the first New Year's card I've ever made and it was lots of fun and easy! 

I've also gotten hooked on mini albums and I've made a few of those in the last few weeks.  None of them are my original design, so I probably won't be posting them here on my blog.  I am working on a brag book for a Bind-it-All basics class so watch for that in January!

The design is right out of the Wishes book by CTMH (pages 35 & 85). 



December 5, 2010

Soapstone Pencil Link

Here is a link for the soapstone (white) pencil I mention in My Favorite Tools video #1:


It looks like this one doesn't have the aluminum casing I got with mine, but the pencil part is identical!

A Few of My Favorite Tools Part 1 - Video #8

Some of you have asked about some of the tools I use in my videos, so this is a short video (part 1) with a few of my favorite tools in my craft studio.  Enjoy!

December 2, 2010

Late Night Lattes & Crafts Episode #1

Welcome to my new series - Late Night Lattes & Crafts!  I want to thank my husband, Gary, for naming my new series! 

(If you're a latte lover, click here for the recipe for my vanilla latte flavoring.)
I hope you enjoy my first episode.  I'd love to know what you think, so please, feel free to leave me a comment!  The supply list is below the video.