Tami has…

… The best make and take ever… So pretty!

Tami has...

My shari…

Shari is great at taking orders… And making us laugh. :)

My shari...

Live from CHA

Hello from CHA! I am going to try to post several times today from here so u can get a peek into this crazy world!

Live from CHA

ATC Swap

Hi!  I am at CHA… in my room… in my pajamas… chatting with Tami and Shari… laughing at stories about our husbands… feels good for the soul.  Thought I would pop in and share real quick.  Oh, and I will share some fun photos and such from the show on Twitter.  You can find me HERE.

A few months back, Hero Arts had a huge ATC Swap on their blog.  So fun to see what people create.  Here are the gems I received…

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Top: Cathy Andronicou, Jenn Biedermann, Sarah Moerman, Lin BrandyBerry.
Middle: Kathy Racoosin, Judy Jung, Lucy Abrams, Kelly Booth.
Bottom: Tracey Kuzniak, Mine, Shari Carroll, Deborah Nolan.

Here is a close up of mine.  And, imagine that, it has a big butterfly. :) I stamped the butterfly with embossing ink on watercolor paper and then shook on black embossing powder and heated.  I inked up the center of the butterfly with Broken China Distress Ink and the tips of the wings with Spiced Marmalade.  After spraying generously with a mix of Perfect Pearls and water and letting it dry, I cut it out.  Added the ribbon and put in a transparent piece stamped with White Staz-On and the Flourish

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Supplies: Hero Arts butterfly, greeting, flourish, transparency; Broken China and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink; Perfect Pearls, Mini Mister and water; White Staz-On Ink; Bo Bunny paper; EK Success 2 3/4" Circle Punch.

Have a great day…

My new baby…

Yes, I have a new baby.

Let me introduce you to him.  Or her.  I am not sure.  But I do know I love her.  (Oh, wait, I guess she is a girl.)

Here she is…

She is a beauty.

And, yes, she is just as good as my former love, the dearly departed Kokuyo Dot n Roller Adhesive.  I never thought I would find an adhesive to fill that void in my life.  But…

She goes on smoothly, is permanent, but also rubs away when you get it places you don't want it.  The refills pop in and out easily, and it never gets jammed.

She is wonderful.

Anyway, I was thrilled to see that it is for sale HERE.  Woohoo!  I have stocked up.  I LOVE this baby.

(And, if you get their newsletter, there is a free shipping code for orders over $50 – stock up!)

Just thought I would share.  I am so very excited!

(And, just to note: I am sharing this with you because I searched and searched and am happy to have found her.  This is not a paid advertisement or anything – nothing on my blog is.)

(Also ETA: Many of Tombow's adhesives look alike.  VERY much so.  Be very careful to get this one – it is the best.)

Off to get ready for CHA – leaving in the morning.

Take care.


Oh, yes.  It is that time of year – the big CHA convention is in a few days.  So, I am working like mad to get samples made and get ready for our big classes.  I so can't wait to see my friends there!

Really quick: I get a lot of emails about the supplies I use on my cards I post here.  I almost always list/link the supplies right under the photos in the small green writing.  Feel free to email me, though, if that doesn't cover it.

Wanted to share this in case you didn't see it over on the Hero Blog.  I love this photo of Erin's little cutie.  More butterflies…

Click HERE for supplies and instructions.

I spent a bit of time tonight helping my sweet neighbor, Julie, pack up cards for a huge order for her business.  The cards are so adorable.  If you ever need to order cards for an occasion, click HERE.  Great stuff.

Off to finish watching Slumdog Millionaire.  Finding it very hard to watch so far.