A must see…


Finally home, but exhausted.  Had to get up a 4:30am to catch a plane and then got home at 5:00pm.  Eek.  Happy to be home, but I had such a good time with my Hero buddies.

I have two videos complete and ready to go.  I will load one up tomorrow and a big one this weekend.  But in the meantime, you all must go check this out…

This week on Hero Arts’ blog, Aaron, our CEO, shares the history of Hero.  And today he has a video of how they make stamps.  You will be amazed!  I love the peek into the factory – I always love being there.  It is worth watching.  You can find it HERE.

Aaron also talks about how the company started and how it is a family business.  Also, they are a green company – so cool.

Anyway, gotta go to bed.  Hope that you enjoy their video!  More tomorrow. 

Oh, boy…

… am I exhausted!  Was in Sacramento teaching just yesterday.  Took a very early train to Hero Arts today (near San Fran) for meetings and go back to Sacramento again tomorrow early to teach some more.  Have to do the Powerpoint presentation tonight.  Shh… don’t tell my boss that I haven’t done it yet.  Hee.

However, I loved the train ride and spent it looking out the window lots while editing video.  Hope to put one up Wednesday.  No time to load it tonight, but I thought I would share some old cards instead.  I promise to share more scrapbooking again soon. :)

Here are two collage cards I made back in the fall.  I love love love the collage look but have a hard time doing it.  But sometimes I get the itch and love to pretend I am the amazing Shari Carroll and try it.  :)   You can see her much more amazing cards using this stamp HERE.

This first one is another example of colored pencils on Kraft.  Love the white pencil…


Hero Arts stamps (collage and greeting), notecards and buttons
Colored pencils and string


Hero Arts stamps (collage and greeting) and notecards
Strano ribbon
Brad and colored pencils
Pop dots… and a lot of them

Have a good Monday!

And the winners are…

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners.  Ran out of time before leaving on my trip.  In Sacramento now… and I really love it here.  This is one of my favorite shows – the Joan Mills rep show. It is in a great part of the city with lots of restaurants, etc.  Great people here, too.

Anyway… the winners!  Here they are…

So glad to find your blog!! I learned so much from just one of your how-to videos – a lot of great tips packed in there! Thanks for giving a shot at some great blog candy!! – Dawn – April 24, 10:26pm

Glad to see that your are back at home with your family … your "little dude" is so darn cute … These stamps are awesome, and thanks for being so generous in giving them away. – Dana – April 24, 9:29am

Please email me at the address on the sidebar so I can get your goodies out to you. :)

Going to work on a video tomorrow afternoon between classes.  In the meantime, a quick card share. Love using colored pencils on Kraft paper.


Hero Arts stamps (tree and greeting), notecards and gems
Colorbox Chalk Ink Chocolates and Blueberries (a must-have color set)
Memories Black Ink
Colored pencils and ribbon

Have a great night.  More tomorrow!


Thank you!

Thanks for sticking around through all my blog troubles.  And here is an old thank you I did, but it makes me laugh, so I thought I would share. :)


Hero Arts stamps (border and "thank you"), notecards and buttons
Strano ribbon
A photo of a cute dude
Pop dots

I will post the winner tomorrow, along with more projects.  See you then!  Off to kit…

Let’s get going again…

Hello again!

I am swamped getting ready for a big rep show in California this weekend.  I love this show, but it is a ton of work!  So I can’t load a video tonight, but how about a drawing instead?? :)

Remember all these random unmounted alphabets that need a new home?


I would love to pass some of these along… I will do two drawings from anyone who posts a comment here – each person will get 5 sets.   Just leave the comment on this post by tomorrow at 11:59pmEDT and I will pick the next day.

Have a great night!

It’s back up!



Was getting frustrated. 

I will be back tonight to post something… thinking we need a drawing to get this up and moving again, huh?

More soon!  Sorry for the trouble.