Crafting Goodies For Sale


Awhile back I sold boxes of crafting goodies. And now that I am moving into my new craft space, I am uncovering more goodness that needs a new, loving home.

Since I will be putting boxes of goodies together here and there over the new few weeks, I can’t put them for sale all at once. So I think the best way is this…

If you are interested in purchasing a box of crafting goodies, please leave a comment on this post saying so. In the comment, please let me know which type of goodies you would be interested in buying (stamps, embellishments, punches, paper or all). When I have a box ready to sell, I will randomly pick a person interested in those goodies from the comments on this post. I’ll then contact them to offer the purchase, share more about what is for sale and state the price. (I feel this was better then having them sell quickly to only the people who were online when I sold them. I have sold both ways in the past and this way seems to work better.) If I contact you and you have changed your mind or are not interested, no worries – I can pick someone else.

The boxes will vary, but will all be stuffed very full. The prices will be a good value. I promise – all good stuff for a really good price. I just want these goodies to go to someone who can use them! (You can see examples of what I have sold in the past HERE.)

FYI about shipping – everything will ship in a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate box…

  • For those in the US, shipping is included/free in the price I state when I contact you.
  • For those in Canada or Mexico, shipping will be an additional $16.
  • For those anywhere out there, shipping will be an additional $33. (Sorry – going by USPS prices!)


Happy Birthday!


I am here today (along with many of my friends – see below) to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend, Linda Trace. Linda and I became friends thanks to this awesome hobby of stamping. I so very much hope that one day I will get to meet her in person… I wish Australia was closer! By the way, Linda runs the awesome A Blog Named Hero blog with Mary Dawn – it is a fantastic site.

Since Linda brings a lot of laughs, smiles and encouragement my way, I decided to make a oh-so-very-bright and happy card…

New Hero Arts stamps + Copic Markers…

I cut a greeting in half and stamped part on the front and part on the inside…

I am not the only one celebrating Linda today – lots of my friends are, too! Please check out their blogs as they are all extremely talented…

Happy birthday, Linda. I adore you.

See you soon.

Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

Hero Arts Wish Big Candles Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Hero Arts Fantastic Birthday Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Memento Black Ink (SSS|EH)


Copic Markers (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Merry Christmas

I pray your holiday has been filled with many blessings. Big hugs to you all.

(Custom card design from Kim Nelson.)

A Bunch of Winners!

We have winners. Lots of them! Here we go – I have sent emails to everyone…

I am going to take a few days off for the holidays. I hope yours are merry… big hugs to you all for stopping by my little world. XO!

Last Minute Gift Idea + Giveaway!


Just popping in quickly to share a great last minute gift idea from my friend Erica Hernandez. I love this and plan to make it for teacher gifts and for the girls. I simply love it. Love it love it love it. (By the way, Erica didn’t ask me to post this – I asked her if I could. I like it that much. Thanks, Erica!)

Check out this fab personalized notepad!

It is so easy to do. First, head HERE to buy the personalized pdf for only $5. Then, print as many pages as you want. And here is the cool part – Erica shows HERE how to turn the printed pieces into a notepad with any white glue like Elmers!

Awesome gift idea.

You can find out more about all this HERE. Fabulous, eh?

How would you like to win a personalized pdf so you can make your own notepad? Just leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on Saturday for your chance!

Good luck.

“My Favorite Crafty Things: More Creativity Boosters” + Giveaway

(This is Part 10 – the last part – of “My Favorite Crafty Things” feature. You can see Part 1 on Stamping Tools HERE, Part 2 on Cutting Tools HERE, Part 3 on Adhesives HERE, Part 4 on Paper HERE, Part 5 on Creativity Boosters HERE, Part 6 on Stamps HERE, Part 7 on Embellishments HERE, Part 8 on Ink and Coloring HERE and Part 9 on Die Cutting HERE.)

Today is the last day of this series. I hope you have enjoyed it!

Here are some more goodies that I consider “Creativity Boosters” – including kits, classes, storage, etc. These things are from some of my favorite non-stamping stores.

Here we go… My Favorite Crafty Things: Creativity Boosters…

Card Kits

There is something inspiring about getting a box filled with cardmaking goodies that all go together beautifully. And with a unique stamp set, too? Love it! Simon Says Stamps makes it easy with their monthly card kits. You can sign up for a monthly subscription at an amazingly low price or by them month by month. Check out January’s kit HERE… it is a good one!

Scrapbooking Kits

Are you a scrapbooker? Then be sure you check out Studio Calico. Their monthly kit program is super popular – their scrapbook kits are divine! I love the add-ons offered, too. They also now have card kits and Project Life kits, too!

Online Card Classes

Looking to get inspired and learn more ways to get more from the products you have? Try Online Card Classes. You can go take them anytime, and you will have access for a lifetime. Lots of videos. Tons of cards. Many great guests.

Even better - you can now give a class to someone as a gift. Or you can ask someone to give one to you! :) It is easy – just go HERE. These are my favorites of the classes…

  • Inspiration Showcase – Get inspired by ink, dies, paper, and more with 16 technique-heavy videos, 33 card ideas, and an inspiration canvas.
  • Clean & Simple Card Making – Create extraordinary clean and simple designs! With 14 videos and 36 cards, you’ll have new design skills at your fingertips.
  • Creative Chemistry – Master techniques with the ever-creative Tim Holtz. This class contains 5+ hours of video content!
  • A Cut Above – Learn everything you need to know about die cutting from this two-part class. Sign up for traditional or electronic die cutting… or take both for the ultimate die-cutting class.
  • Stretch Your Stamps – Get the most out of various styles and types of stamps with 22 videos and 58 cards!
  • Kick Start – Give your creativity a kick start with 32 inspiring videos and 25 card ideas.

And guess what? We just announced our newest class and you can now sign up…

Yay! Hope you can join us. Want a peek in what a class looks like? Here you go…

Gift Certificates

Here is another easy last-minute gift to ask Santa for: gift certificates for some fabulous shopping! I would recommend e-cards from Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Two Peas In a Bucket, or Online Card Classes…


If you took my Kick Start class, you are familiar with my new clear stamp and wafer thin die storage systems. (I show videos explaining it all in the class.) But I thought I would link to what I love here, too, since I love it so much!

I store my clear stamps in sleeves from Office Depot (just cut it carefully down the center seam to create two separate pockets – see more HERE) and then in clear containers from Amazon. I love this system! For wafer thin dies, I use cd pockets from Office Depot and store them in the same clear containers meant for soda cans. I adore this system and it is keeping me organized! Here are the storage goodies I love…

And there you have it – all of My Favorite Crafty Things. I hope you have enjoyed it!

One last giveaway! Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/22/12 for your chance to win a spot in an Online Card Class of your choice! Good luck.