See this project
(outside & in)
See this project
(outside & in)
Want to see what's planned for my
Girlfriends Getaway Crop
October 6 ~ 8, 2017?
Click this link:
(Note: This crop is full. Thank you!)
except I didn't post it until Saturday. Oops.
September images to use:
My latest Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts project.
Designed specifically for a private class I'll be teaching in St. Charles MO.
More can be seen here:
including the mini-book inside.
A friend (yes, you Gina Hubbard) got me started making my own embellishments.
I got out a few supplies to get me started:
Ha! By the time I finished gathering supplies
I could have gone to a craft store and bought these embellies in the dollar bin.
But that's not the point - right?
Here's what I ended up with:
I'm currently storing these on heavy chipboard
that's leftover from
And then stacking them in an old shoe box.
I'm thinking this is a great way to use up scrap paper.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it
and posting on
If you've been in any of my workshops, you hear me talk about how much I love my Carl Cutter. My first good paper trimmer was a Carl Cutter. I purchased it about 15 years ago.
At the time, it was a bit pricey but I was going to use it for workshops and would be cutting several papers at once. Well, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and . . .
After 15 years of every day use, the numbers and lines on the base were starting to wear off. I contacted the company, told them how old the paper trimmer was and that the numbers had worn off. Explained that I didn't expect them to do anything about it, but was wondering if they knew of anything I could use to re-number and re-line the base.
I received an e-mail from the company: Did I know that the Carl Cutters have a limited lifetime warranty?
No. If I did I forgot.
Send it in to us and we'll fix it for you.
A few days ago I received an update. The company apologized that the paper trimmer couldn't be fixed but . . . they were sending me a brand new one.
This just doesn't happen any more.
When was the last time you purchased something 15 years ago
and the company still stood by it's product.
Yesterday, I received my brand new Carl Cutter in the mail:
Isn't she a beauty!
And she was delivered with additional blades and an additional cutting mat.
Here's a link to the Carl Cutter website:
just in case you want your own Carl Cutter.
And just so you know, I wasn't paid to say this. I didn't get a replacement because I promised anything to the company. They didn't know I was going to post this. Their company motto is Carl, A Symbol of Quality. They surely live up to that.
Many of you have seen my mini-books. Some I teach in stores. Many I'm not able to because of class time restraints. Those types of minis are always interactive with popular items like flips, pockets, folds, waterfalls and inserts.
Introducing Book #1: Fairies
I've found a way to bring new mini-book designs to you with a very reasonable price tag.
You may know Gina Hubbard, owner of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
We've partnered up to bring you some fascinating mini-books that are super interactive.
Book #1: Fairies is 8.5" tall X 6.75" wide with a 3.5" spine.
It has 6 pages, all interactive and all include a top pocket to add cardstock mats.
Use your own stash of paper and embellishments to decorate the cover and pages.
You may purchase these in one of two ways:
We're both so excited to be offering this to you.
PDF Pattern includes 25 pages of instructions with photos e-mailed directly to you:
Want to take a closer look at what I've done with Gina's design? Take a look at this You Tube:
To purchase your very own pattern click this "buy it now" button:
PDF pattern (as described above) with pre-cut pages, pockets, flips and waterfalls.
Your choice of black or kraft cardstock pages:
These will ship priorty mail in a flat rate envelope.
Orders taken on a first available and will begin shipping Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Choose from black or kraft on the pull down menu below.
NOTE: This mini was decorated using 49&Market papers with some added vintage prints. Chipboard Laser Cuts available thru Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts: butterflies; flowers; leaves; vines; swirls; borders.
Have you ever bought anything, stored it and years later found it again?
Silly question, huh!
That's just what happened with the stuff I purchased to do pocket letters.
Until this past weekend when I visited Vintage in KC, I forgot I had these supplies.
They had the cutest pocket letter pages.
It inspired me to create my own.
I'm submitting this to Stamping Ground's WOYWW,
because it is.
Details in a day or two.
Had a great time with friends in Kansas City
It was a really good show but . . . I like Schaumburg better.
Just can't make it to Chi-town this year.
Having said that, we still found plenty to purchase and came home loaded with new things.
(Note to Bill W: Hardly bought a thing. Really. Shopping was horrible.)
Heartfelt Creations always has great classes.
This is one we took. Love this idea!
Purchased the below card kit from Vintage in KC
The kit included 4 cards and 4 tags.
Everything pre-cut and written directions. Envelopes were included. A breeze to put together.
Kit cost was only$28.
As I said in a previous post, this is a not-to-be-missed store!
this is the place to shop:
It's one of the cutest shops I've ever seen.
With spectacular samples all around
items you don't normally find anywhere else
you'll want to keep going back for more.
We did ; )
Rene is so talented.
I wanted to move in and craft 24/7.
It's really a not-to-be-missed stop
for paper arts.