20% Off + Winners

While I take some time to figure out why my voice-overs aren’t working in my movie-making software (ack!), I thought I would pop in to share some things…

20% OFF

Just wanted to let you know that the kind folks over at Butterfly Reflections (an online stamp store) are having 20% off today only! Just go HERE and use the code “SNOWDAY20″. Although their store is newer/smaller, they have a lot of the best new products to chose from. The owner is sweet, too!


Just wanted to announce a few winners. The winners of the Clean and Simple 4 class spots are Sandy S, Sue Feren and Benessi. The lucky one who gets the Neat and Tangled stamps is Carol Doggett. I have emailed you all. (Remember – winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. If you won a prize and have not received, please email me!)

By the way, if you wanted to see a few more sneak peeks from class, here they are…

Be back soon!


Happy Weekend – Updates & Discount Code

Hello. Just wanted to share a few things…


So this weekend is the big CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show in Anaheim. However, I decided to stay home this time… I just felt a need to stay with the family. But I encourage you to check out Instagram – lots of companies are sharing lots of great new products.

My favorites so far?


I have emailed all the folks who were randomly picked to purchase large boxes of craft supplies. Here they are:

  • Package A: Robin L, Dawn G, Michele S, Evelyn L, Wanda K, Marie-Sylvie, Stacy M, Jeanne H and Karen & Scott.
  • Package B: Kerry Y and Linda Anne.
  • Package C: Trish R, Cindy R and Allison L.

I have already received payment from a few people and I was excited to donate the money to Kind Campaign. A great cause. THANK YOU to these folks for their donations! I will be making another donation after I get the rest of the payments.

People asked when I will do additional craft box sales. They will likely happen again in a few months. I will announce it here. Thanks!


Before the holidays, I shared my love Kiwi Crate – an awesome thing for kids to do. Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, Koala Crate and Doodle Crate provide creative kid’s craft, art and science projects in a box delivered to your door each month. If your child or grandchild is between the ages of 2 and 16, you need to join. They are absolutely delightful and the price is very low. Lila does the Koala Crate and Colin does Tinker Crate.

The inventor and owner of Kiwi Crate is one of my best childhood friends. However, I fell in love with the product before I realized this! And they were kind to offer my readers a great discount today: Use code JM30 for 30% off 1st month subscription to any product line (plus FREE shipping). For more information, go HERE and click the different tabs at the top for the different product lines.


I spent a lot of time this week filming videos to share here on the blog soon. (Just gotta find the time to edit the videos! Anyone want to help? LOL) If you want to see some sneak peeks, you can check out my Instagram HERE.

OK… off to watch some mindless TV. Hugs to all. And – as always – thanks for stopping by this little spot of mine. xo






I – like many of you – have been sick. I am still catching up and have several videos that will be coming soon. Just wanted to share a few updates in the meantime.


Thanks for all your interest in the craft boxes I have for sale and for supporting the Kind Campaign. I will pick the “winners” soon. Just gotta get to feeling better so I can take all those heavy boxes to the post office. Stay tuned! I will email each of the “winners” – I promise.

Also, I have announced and mailed all the prizes for recent giveaways. (Remember – you can always check out the winners HERE, but I do email them so you would know if you won.) If you won and don’t get your prize, PLEASE email me!


Boy – there is some good shopping to be done! Check these out:

  • My Favorite Things – MFT just released their newest products. I have a video coming soon, but you can check out the great goodies HERE. I am very impressed – lovin’ all the hearts.
  • Memory BoxMemory Box makes my favorite dies – so intricate and unique. Check out the new ones HERE. And – again – stay tuned for a video.
  • Many people have been asking about THIS shimmer product. It is in stock now!


Back when I scrapbooked, I was a contributor to a scrapbook magazine and I loved it. I think magazines are an important part of our industry and have missed being able to be a part of the industry in this way. So I was thrilled when the kind folks at Scrapbook & Cards Today asked if I would be willing to contribute to their magazine… with a technique-based card article. Ummmmm… YES! I am all about the teaching/learning… not just trying to make pretty things. I am also excited to work with a few people I worked with years ago…

I will share more about the magazine in the near future.

I am off to have some honey to help this sore throat. Take care!


Happy New Year

Just stopping by to wish you all a magical, happy, blessed, uplifting, productive and crafty-filled New Year! I greatly appreciate that you all take time out your busy days to stop by and visit me in my little world here. It means a lot to me and I promise to try my best to inspire you in return.

I also wanted to let you know about a few fun things today.

15% Off at Ellen Hutson

Ellen Hutson is offering 15% off everything in-stock! A sweet deal. Just head HERE and use the code “hny2015″ through 1/2/15.

Card Challenges

My friends at My Favorite Things have launched a Card Challenges blog today. The blog is being hosted by the lovely Susan Opel and has a great design team. Be sure to check it out HERE.

Crafty Goodies for Sale

I will soon be posting information on how to buy a box of crafty goodies from my recent craft room purge. I have several! No worries – it will NOT be first-come-first-serve and I WILL be shipping international. I promise I will have all the details soon! If you want to be sure not to miss it, be sure to “sign up for my newsletter” over their on my sidebar.

Contacting Me

I have always had a problem with many of my emails going into my spam/junk folder that we not intended to be there. In fact, yesterday I discovered lots of emails from readers from months ago. I greatly apologize but I think we figured out how to prevent that from happening again. If you had a question you emailed me that I didn’t respond to, please feel free to send again and hopefully I will catch it this time. In a couple months I will have a new FAQ page, etc. that will help you, also. Stay tuned!

See you soon! Happy New Year, friends!




Random Shares


Just stopping by with a few very random things to share. :)

OK… off to spend some more time with these great kiddos…

Have a great day!

New Ellen Hutson + HUGE Giveaway!


I am very excited for my friend, Ellen Hutson. She recently launched her new website and it is fabulous! She worked hard to make shopping easy for you, and linking easy for bloggers. I hope you will go and check it out! She has some awesome new shipping rates, too.
I thought I would give you a look at what I have in my shopping cart. Some good stuff! Oh – and that vellum from Ellen? I don’t know how I missed it. But it is heavy (43lb) and great quality. Had to order more!




To celebrate Ellen Hutson and how awesome she is, I am giving away a $100 gift certificate to her store! (This is sponsored by me. ‘Tis the season, after all!) For your chance, leave a comment here telling me what you like best about the new Ellen Hutson site by 11:59pmEST on 12/27/14. (Winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes.)