Hello from CHA!

I am here in LA for the CHA show. And a very happy girl.

All my lovely crafty friends in one town? Delightful.

I have shared several photos over on Twitter and will share some more tomorrow. It is so hard to see everyone in these couple of days but I sure try my best. Even if it is just for a big big big hug.

Here are a few shots with my iPhone…

I did this card using only Hero Arts new patterned papers. They are heavy tone-on-tone papers that are perfect for stamping on and creating cards with. Nice and thick and yummy…


And the wonderful, sweet Kelly Goree. We are both over the moon that Hero Arts and BasicGrey have teamed together!

My Shari

You can see some more photos over at Twitter HERE.

Off to hang out with my girls in the room. Jammie time. I promise to share more when I get home. Night!




Don’t you just love…

… when you are doing something mundane and stumble upon something that makes your heart smile?

Today, while working on my computer, I accidentally opened a folder of my favorite photos.

And saw these.

My heart smiled.


I can't believe he is almost 5. God is good.

I am off to CHA in the morning and I will be sharing lots of tweets (find me HERE) and posts from there. Lots of great things will be happening. So excited to see my friends and get big hugs from so many wonderful crafty folks!

Copics on Canvas


I have been working like mad on samples for CHA for Hero Arts, Tim Holtz and Ranger. Thought I would take a break and share a sample I made for a previous CHA.

I don't think I have shared this one and it uses one of my favorite combos: Copics and canvas.

Yep… it works very well! I stamped the Hero Arts flower with Archival Black Ink on Sticky Back Canvas. I then colored away with my Copics. They do bleed a bit on the canvas, so I just was careful to not color right up to the lines but rather in a bit….

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This Sticky Back Canvas is actually the ATC-sized canvas. Perfect for the front of a card. Love.

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It is bright, huh? Hopefully it will give cheer to the person I am sending it to.

And that background stamp on the green is one of my fave Tim Holtz ones. So fun…


Oh! And guess what!? It looks like Copics have a great price over at Simon Says Stamps. Only $4.99 a piece with free shipping over $70. Great deal. If you want info on my favorite Copics, click HERE.

See you soon!


Canvas/Copic Card Supplies:


I am such a tease… :)

Hey there!

My fab boss said I could show some peeks of what I have created for CHA for Hero Arts. I am so excited for what we have in store for you at this show. SO excited!

Off to get ready to go see Burn The Floor. Can't wait.

See you soon. Sorry for the tease! :)

In the Classroom DVD Giveaways!


I am so very excited… the first two In The Classroom DVDs from Hero Arts are in stock now HERE and HERE!

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There are two: Technique Garden (all floral images) and Hero Hues (all color driven). Both are packed with 18 card ideas, MANY tips and techniques and lots of stamping.

Want a few peeks?

Here is a video I did about the In The Classroom series. The product comes with a DVD with the videos and a CD with the handouts. You can easily buy all the same products or use products you have.

I did all the videos on these DVDs and really hope you like them. Even if you have seen all of the Hero Arts videos and all of my videos, I do believe you will still learn a lot!

If you are interested in buying them, click HERE and HERE.

And how about a giveaway!? Or two? Just leave a comment here by Sunday night sharing a crafty tip and I will pick a lucky winner for Technique Garden and a winner for Hero Hues.

Happy stamping…




I have some random bits of stuff today. :)

Card drive updates:

  • We are about to pick winners of the latest round of Cards for Kids. If you sent cards, please make sure you are included HERE. Winners will be picked this week.
  • Instead of having another round of Cards for Kids, we decided to take a break and collect cards for the elderly. But you can still send cards to the kids – I will collect them and send – there just won't be prizes for it.
  • We will start the card drive for the elderly soon. But I need some help! We want to pick 10-15 nursing homes that we can send cards to. I am looking for volunteers to contact one of their local nursing homes and see if they would be interested in getting a box of cards to pass out to their patients. Once it is arranged, I will collect the cards and ship a box to the volunteer who would then deliver it to the home. If you are interested, please email me. Thank you!

And I have some winners to announce! I have emailed you all.

Will you be at CHA?

  • I will be in the Hero Arts booth Saturday and Sunday. (Gotta head home on Monday.)
  • I will be demonstrating in the Hero booh on Saturday from 2-5 and Sunday from 2-5.

 I gotta get some work done. I will be back with more soon. :)