Q&A with Kristina Werner + HUGE Giveaways!

Hey there!

I am home and getting back into the swing of things… and will have my remaining My Favorite Crafty Things series topics up soon.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that Kristina Werner and I have a new Q&A video up over on her blog. Sorry for the connection issues during the video. This was our first attempt at this and thankfully we figured it out so next time will go better. :)

Another reason to head over to her blog: we are giving away TWENTY $100 gift certificates to Erin Condren! And even better? We will have another giveaway here on my blog with twenty more very soon.


Video: Inked Shaker Cards


Just wanted to give you a heads up that today I am a guest over on the blog of my dear friend Kristina Werner. She is one of my favoritest (yes – I made up a word in her honor) people in the whole world… so I am honored to be there.

Here is a peek what is in the video on her blog

To see the video and more photos, head on over to Kristina’s blog HERE.

See you soon!

Video: Textured Stenciling


I just am stopping by to let you know that I am a guest over on Ellen Hutson’s blog. She is doing her annual “12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist” and I have a video showing textured stenciling.

You can see my project and video HERE on the Ellen Hutson blog. Also, be sure to go HERE to follow along with all 12 tags over the next several days.




I will be back in the swing of things on my blog soon. Just got back from a family trip to Disney. I have been to Disney many times in my life, but this trip was the most magical yet. Lila is the first of my kids to really get into the characters and magic of being there. I will never forget her eyes when she saw the castle light up for the first time or the sound of her voice when she said, “Mom! It’s magic!” So amazing.

So, again, I will be back to normal posts (and hopefully email) soon.


Just saw these fun things that I thought you might like:

See you soon. Promise!

Another Heads Up!

Hello! Just popping in to share a few more things that may be of interest to you.


My dear friend, Kristina, is working with her daughter to raise money to make kids with diabetes smile. Juvenile diabetes is such a terrible disease (my brother has it, as does Kristina’s young daughter), so I am big on supporting this effort. By donating money, you are eligible for some *HUGE* and awesome crafty prizes, including prizes from Online Card Classes and Simon Says Stamp. Check it out HERE.


I’ll be honest – I am really struggling lately to find time to be crafty. I am just going through a time where my friends and family need me more than my stamps do. (Although I honestly feel I need my stamps right now!) But these new Clearly Besotted products are on the top of my list to play with.

I also thought you might like the new release from Paper Smooches. Fruit that you can put legs and faces on? So cute!


So you all know that I am a HUGE fan of the Avery Elle Stamp Pockets. Just wanted to give you a heads up that two more options are available now. First, Ellen Hutson has stamp pockets that are the same size but thicker. Second, Simon Says Stamp has pockets that seem to be similiar to Avery Elle’s, but come in packs of 50. Although I will still be using Avery Elle’s (since I bought enough to last me a lifetime – I hope!), it is great to have options! I will be comparing them in a video soon…


Yep! I am hoping to bring My Favorite Crafty Things to you again this year. (I have been getting a lot of emails!) Please know that my blog comes second to my family and friends… but I am hoping to bring this series to you soon. Yay! Stay tuned.

That’s all for now. See you soon. xo


Heads Up!

Just popping in to give you a heads up about some fun things happening out there.


Today was day 1 of the Caring Hearts Card Drive Blog Hop… encouraging folks to send in cards for nursing homes. This is the fifth year we are collecting cards and hope you can participate! For more information, click HERE. To check out the first day of the hop, head over to the blog of Vera Yates HERE. Tomorrow will be day 2 of the hop… which will start here on my blog! Stay tuned. LOTS of great prizes.


My Favorite Things is retiring some of their great stamps and dies… and selling them for 50% off! Tons of products are on sale, but you probably want to move quick. You can find them all HERE.


Today was the first day of the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014. We love seeing so many of you there! It isn’t too late to sign up – you can join and take it anytime. For more info, head HERE.


Did you know that Simon Says Stamp now sponsors a Flickr group? It’s a wonderful place where you can add your cards or projects using Simon’s very own exclusive brand of stamps, dies and stencils. In their discussion area, you’ll find challenges which are posted every other Friday. Click HERE for a link to the newest one.

There are prizes given away for each of the challenges too. (Some of which have been a $50.00 gift card to their on-line store!) It’s easy to join Flickr and once you’ve created an account, just join the Simon Says Stamp group and you’ll be all set to play in their challenges. You can find more info HERE and HERE. (Oh – and they didn’t ask me to post this. I was just impressed when I went to check it out!)

That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.