Just Sharing


Just popping in to share a few fun things.


Here are some cards worth checking out:


My friend Ali Edwards just launched her new website. It is incredible! I know Ali from long ago when I worked in the scrapbook industry and admire her in many ways. (I shared the story of how I first met her over on Facebook.) I am most excited for her monthly, limited edition stamps! Yes… stamps. Woot! I am so there.


You know that I like to share things that I love here on my blog. Most of the time these are crafty things. But today I wanted to share something I found helpful to me… that may be helpful to some of you.

I often have allergy problems and headaches. Whenever I mentioned this on Instagram, people would suggest trying oils. I had my doubts big time, but decided to try them out. And am thankful I did. My allergies are so much better (and they were HORRIBLE and I didn’t want to take medicine) and my sinus headaches are much less. Colin also uses them when he gets headaches and finds relief. I also like using oils with my diffuser for anti-stress, energy, etc. (I don’t take the oils like vitamins… I use a diffuser mostly, and a roll-on.)

Anyway, if you have struggles with allergies or sinus headaches, you may want to give oils a shot. I get them from my friend Kristina who is helpful, a fellow momma and not at all pushy. She can help you figure out what is best for you, etc. Just head to her blog HERE and click “contact” up at the top right. (By the way, I do not get anything for linking to her… nor did she ask/pay me to post this. Just hoping to help out someone else who may be suffering.)

Oh – and I love the all natural bug spray! Bugs love me, so this is helpful.

(Also, I have since found out that my really bad non-allergy headaches are being caused by something wrong with my neck and I just started physical therapy. However, the oils offered much relief from allergy headaches.)


I am bummed the kids are heading back to school tomorrow. If you are like me and in need of a good laugh, check out THIS video. So cute.

That’s it! See you soon with a video. Take care.

THANK YOU! … + 20% Off Crafty Shopping!



Just wanted to pop in and thank everyone who donated, left a comment, etc. for Colin about the Walk for Diabetes. Colin was able to raise almost $2000! (Which is most of the $2700 our team made.) Here’s praying that this money helps find a CURE. Thank you everyone!

You all are the best. XO.


Also wanted to give you a heads up that there is some awesome shopping to be done this weekend! Head over HERE to get 20% off all Simon Say Stamp branded stamps, dies, and stencils! Just use the coupon/promo code “TWENTY” at checkout. (Expires 11:59pmEST on 6/8/14.)


Just Some Updates

Hello! Just have a few updates for you.


I recently updated my blog subscription service. It turns out the old one wasn’t reliable and many of you were not receiving my email updates. If you were already signed up before, you are set with my new service as we transferred everyone over. If you haven’t already subscribed, you can do so HERE. Thanks!


Recently I was interviewed by my dear  friend Megan. You can read it HERE. I talk about everything from watercolor to finding balance to searching for inspiration. (And if you are needing some assistance falling asleep, this may do the trick. I am really not that exciting. Ha.)


Many people have been asking about when the new Hero Arts products would be available. Ellen Hutson has some of them in stock HERE. A few of my favorites? The Hello Sunshine Daisies, Flower Garden and Shoot for the Moon.

See you soon!



I have probably ten videos I have shot to share with you. However, our spring break has started and family time is in full swing! This weekend? I am celebrating Colin’s 8th birthday, Audrey’s awesome school accomplishments and Lila going on the potty. :) I will be back sharing more in a couple days.

In the meantime, I wanted to give you a few bits of info:

  • You still have a chance to win Mini Ink Blending Tools HERE.
  • I have a fun giveaway coming up soon over on Facebook. Be sure to “like” me there if you want to catch it!
  • Our next Online Card Class is going to open for registration VERY soon. To be one of the first to know, be sure to sign up for the newsletter. (If you have taken a class in the past, you are NOT automatically on the newsletter list.) Here is a hint: The topic is something I have been sharing a lot of lately. Hmmmm….
  • Later this week I hope to share a few more Ink Swatch Downloads along with an editable Word file. (I am hoping it works for everyone.) Stay tuned.

See you soon! Happy stamping.

Merry Christmas

I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas from my family to yours…

I also wanted to share a song that I find so very powerful…

Whatever it is you and your loved ones celebrate this time of year… I hope it is wonderful.

Thank you for stopping by.

Purging: Craft Goodies Need New Home


I am finally taking the time to finish the move of everything into my new craft space. And that means I have tons to purge!

In the next few days, I will be creating boxes of:

  • stamps (mostly clear)
  • embellishments
  • 6×6 paper pads
  • embossing folders
  • thick dies
  • wafer thin dies
  • dies + stamp combos
  • ribbon
  • extra cartridges for an Epson 2200 printer

If you are interested in buying a box with any of the above, please leave a comment here and I will randomly pick people to contact with the offer.

Here are the details, please read:

  • The cost will not be much – just shipping + a little extra. (The little extra will be a donation to Operation Write Home.)If you are overseas, shipping will be very expensive (sorry – nothing I can do about it) so please keep that in mind. These boxes will be shipped via Priority Flat Rate Mail. (You can get a rough idea on shipping costs HERE.)
  • Due to the craziness of all this, I will not be able to take photos of the boxes. You just have to trust that there will be good stuff packed in here. :)
  • When you leave a comment, please state which of the above categories you are interested in.
  • I will be contacting folks in the next couple of days. Please respond ASAP or I will have to move on to the next person. (Last time I did this, many people did not respond.)
  • When I contact you, I will let you know a prize and you can say yes or no. No obligation.
  • This is a great way to get some new craft goodies… and to help out a great organization – Operation Write Home.